I have written extensively in the past about radicalenvironmentalists blackmailing businesses, and the damage this is causing to the Australian economy.
And it’s just gotten worse.
I have just received word that these radical environmentalists are planning to restart a campaign to blackmail businesses which should worry all Australians. If they get their way, the results would be a disaster for us.
In June, Rio de Janeiro will host the "United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development" - a continuation of the 1992 summit which brought in Agenda 21. Among other things discussed will be an effective boycott – or even a ban – on using palm oil. If they get their way, the results would be a disaster for us. It will hurt consumers, it will hurt farmers, and it will hurt our entire economy – at a time so many of us are already struggling.
We need to take a stand – now!
Bob Brown and the Australian Greens tried something like this in 2009. Senator Nick Xenophon, a so-called “independent” who supports the tax on carbon dioxide and the Green Agenda in its entirety, also tried to push through his own version of this bill recently.
They failed then, but if we are not vigilant, they will sneak this through while we are all focussed on fighting the tax on carbon dioxide.
And they are certainly trying - not only is this on the Rio Agenda, but they have started a campaign to ban it outright in Australia.
This is something that might not seem too important at first glance. Why should we care about palm oil? Or production in Indonesia or Malaysia?
The reason is simple: if the radical greens get their way, prices for everyday goods in Australia will increase, putting further pressure on Aussie families. Plus, our farmers - who depend on it as a cheap, efficient, effective oil - will be even worse off.
This is a global campaign being masterminded by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) in the US. It turned over around $240 million per year, and can dictate to national affiliates to pressure businesses like McDonald’s and Woolworth’s only to stock products which are approved by greenlabel systems set up by WWF. Palm oil is found in baked goods, cosmetics and other consumer goods. Now they want to dictate to Australian beef producers. When businesses baulk, Greenpeace greenmails them.
What’s more, in Malaysia and Indonesia, over two million workers and small farmers depend on the palm oil industry not only for salaries, but healthcare, housing, and education. These workers depend on the industry to provide for their families.
What do you think will happen with two million people suddenly unemployed persons on our doorstep – because of our policies?
These extremists have already successfully blackmailed Cadbury, and are now calling on governments to impose restrictions that will benefit no-one, but hurt Australians. A detailed research paper by Tim Wilson from the Institute of Public Affairs has extensively covered this issue, and I strongly encourage everyone to read it and be aware of what is occurring.
Aussie families and Aussie beef farmers are already facing tough times. We can’t let these radicals make it even worse.
There is an online petition calling on Western Governments to resist these extremist attempts. I would strongly urge you all to sign.