Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has publicly declared that he “won’t cop orders” from global bodies like the United Nations in a recent jab against the organisation, 9 News reports.
Scott Morrison, who was recently named the most powerful man in Australia by the AFR, has apparently gone mad with power, claiming Australia isn’t going to be taking orders from anyone. Morrison’s jab claimed that he wouldn’t be abiding by any directions from international bodies that may go against the best interests of the country, despite not actually naming any times this has occurred.
Last time I checked, the United Nations’ whole deal is doing shit that’s good for the planet as a whole. But surely the PM knows that, right? *looks around in panic* Right???
In a speech on Thursday night, Scott Morrison argued that the nation’s international involvement isn’t going to be driven by “unaccountable” global entities, like the United Nations.
“We won’t be copping from any global organisation or institution any instructions or directions that are at odds with our national interest and with any presumption that somehow, some global agenda is bigger than Australia,” Scott Morrison told reporters in Tasmania.
“We should avoid any reflex towards a negative globalism that coercively seeks to impose a mandate from an often ill-defined borderless global community,” he said.
In what sounds like a case of small man being intimidated by anyone who threatens his power, Scott Morrison is weary of “any time that global organisations think that they have a greater mandate over a country than the country themselves”. But again, he refused to give any specifics.
Is he talking about the Paris Agreement? Immigration? The bullshit that happened at the Pacific Islands Forum? Honestly, Scott Morrison has made it abundantly clear that he frankly doesn’t give a shit about the planet, or anyone outside of Australia, which is problematic to say the least.
The specifics of exactly what he “wont cop” is almost irrelevant, it’s the fact that he actively wants to rebel against the organisations that are put in place to benefit the world as a whole that’s the real issue.
“We won’t be copping from any global organisation or institution any instructions or directions that are at odds with our national interest and with any presumption that somehow, some global agenda is bigger than Australia,” he said.
Leader of the Opposition Anthony Albanese was quick to point out that it’s a little ridiculous to act like Australia is being forced to comply with this global organisations that we voluntarily joined.
“It’s absurd to suggest that somehow voluntary agreements that Australia signs up to are imposed by bureaucracies or international organisations such as the United Nations,” he said.
Similarly, Greens leader Richard Di Natale called out the PM’s decision to rebel against global organisations as a “thinly-veiled justification to refuse to take action on climate change.”
If you take a look at Scott Morrison’s actions on the Paris Agreement, the Pacific Islands Forum or the fact that he wagged on the huge UN Climate Summit recently despite being in the US at the time, it’s clear that he just DGAF about the planet.
Whether his comments are about climate change, immigration, poverty or anything else, Scott Morrison’s nationalistic approach to global issues is problematic at best. We should be doing more to help tackle global issues, and we should have a prime minister who supports that.
Yes, we are Australians, but more importantly, we are humans and we should be active participants in anything that works towards the greater good of life for the human race as a whole.
It’s all well and good that we’re investing in space exploration, but it’d be nice if we all started to care a little more about things that are happening here on our own planet.