By Situation Theatre 15/8/2019
Like a messier version of Uncle Terry Moody, the Australian PM heaps shame upon all of us.
Scott Morrison has described the Pacific Islands Forum as a “family gathering”. He says “when families come together, they talk about the stuff that matters, that’s most important to them. Over the next few days that’s exactly what we’ll do.”
Apparently, it’s also traditional in some families for more powerful members to try to bribe other members to stay quiet about climate genocide.
“If you’re going to step up you have to show up, and Australia’s going to show up, we’re not just going to show up here, we’re going to show up for the hard conversations, the good conversations, the family conversations that we have, that’s very much the spirit with which we’re engaging.”
Because all the best patriarchs not only stand idly by while their loved ones drown, but also do their utmost to make sure it happens as quickly as possible.