Matt Canavan, the federal minister for resources, has a considered take on today’s student protests against climate change that currently remain on-going across major Australian cities. Unsurprisingly, it’s a piss-awful one.
Canavan, a Liberal senator representing Queensland which is currently being belted by catastrophic and unprecedented bushfires, took to 2GB earlier this morning to make his thoughts on the Strike 4 Climate Action protests, in which thousands upon thousands of school children are literally screaming at politicians like Matt Canavan, abundantly clear.
Chiefly, the big dumbass reckons that students who attend today’s protests are only going to learn one thing: How to join a dole queue.
In his actual brain-poisoned words:
Taking off school and protesting? You don’t learn anything from that.
The best thing you’ll learn about going to a protest is how to join the dole queue. Because that’s what your future life will look like, up in a line asking for a handout, not actually taking charge for your life and getting a real job.
Ahh yes. The typical head-in-the-sand and thumb-in-the-ass Liberal Party response that all protesters are jobless whingers. Clever stuff.
The Minister for Resources then followed that up by suggesting activism solves nothing and instead the students should be in school learning how to build mines and drill for gas which, again in his words, “is one of the most remarkable science exploits in the world.” Incredibly wild that he quite literally used the word “exploits” there.
Gotta hand it to him though. It’s an incredibly bold tactic to completely ignore and outright insult your entire future voting base, particularly when the same political messages have been routinely getting their balls kicked in by current voters at various state elections, leading to the increasing likelihood of an historic federal election pizzling come May.
But hey, go off King. Keep digging that hole.