James Arthur Warren – I believe.
In homage to the ancestors I wish to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the sacred ground on which live, the first many nations and their people, the custodians of the land.
45,000 years ago I sat on a cool rock by a river.
Under the shade of a great coolibah tree. I was fishing for Cumbookie, the freshwater crayfish.
I was grinding the wheat and making the bread,.
You sat came along.
I invited you in.
You sat down by my fire.
I gave you bread and crayfish.
We became friends.
The next day, I showed you how to grow wheat, make fire and cook bread.
I showed you how to fish the fish.
You fed yourself and then you fed me.
We enjoyed our social time together.
We shared everything we liked.
Gaia made water rain down and the rainbows filled the sky.
Sometimes we sat silent just watching the river. Then one of us would tweet something relevant.
You went away but I knew you’d return.
You and I, We taught others to grow wheat, make fire, make bread, and fish the fish.
We introduced each other to our friends and built social networks among like minded people
You and I continued this way for eons over many lifetimes helping each other. It was an emerald green paradise of rainbows filled with love and respect.
But one day we forgot,
On that day a great dirty dark Energy exploded from the Earth
It left a great dark scar where nothing grew,
It poisoned the sky,
It rained down on the land.
It rained down on Gaia.
It killed the fish and it killed the wheat.
The sky was dark we couldn’t grow wheat.
We had no bread, the fish, the birds, the rainbow birds were no more.
We were hungry. Many died.
We thought we were going to die too.
To survive we had to save every small grain of sunlight in every grain of wheat
In order to survive, we hid alone in caves.
We lost connection with each other.
Then we forgot how to live and love and thrive.
We had changed.
We had become selfish and we lived that way for many years.
Then one day we met each other again
I was sitting on a rock by the warmth of a fire. Under what was once a magnificent forest. We became connected again. We became friends. We shared our food. We shared our knowledge of the things we like with our friends on Facebook Twitter Youtube Instagram.
We built a better world.
G’day Australian people. I am James Arthur Warren and I am happy to speak to you today about what I reckon will go down in history as the greatest awakening our great rainbow nation Australia has ever had.
A Green awakening of love and compassion for our land and people.
And I believe that you believe many of the same things that I do too.
Forty three years ago a great Australian, Gough Whitlam proclaimed
“ There are moments in history when the whole fate and future of nations can be decided by a single decision. For Australia, this is such a time. It’s time for a new team, a new program, a new drive for equality of opportunities: it’s time to create new opportunities for Australians, time for a new vision of what we can achieve in this generation for our nation and the region in which we live.
This momentous speech gave a great sunbeam of hope to millions of Australians who had been sweating under the policies of the McMahon Liberal government. However forty three years later the Australian people are living in fear and shame manipulated and divided by Tony Abbott and his LNP government.
The policies of Bill Shorten’s Labour party on locking away Asylum Seekers and Climate Change virtually mirror the coalition so to Australian people, Tony and Bill look the same.
They share the same verbal diatribe.
The share the same meanness and lack of care.
The same self interest.
They might as well be taking our children’s bread and giving it to the dogs.
Today, I believe Australians are being held to ransom and extorted by criminal gangs.
Corporations and money buys the actions of the current government.
Our system of representational democracy is being undermined. Government has been corrupted by money and greed.
The good people of Australia have had enough of the fear campaign that is tearing at the very fabric of our society causing this hatred and mistrust.
So Yes, like Gough Whitlam, I James Arthur Warren believe it is time for a new government.
The Australian Greens offer the Australian people the most comprehensive policies for reform and improving this nation ever put before them.
The policies of the Greens are progressive and well thought out. Intelligent caring people the members of the Greens develop these policies collaboratively.
The sea surrounds our home.
It has many rare and beautiful gifts of nature.
I believe it is time for a Greens Government.
I believe that all Australian people are good people
I believe we look after our mates and anyone else who needs a hand.
I believe that Australian people want to be healthy and happy.
I believe that this is the lucky country and together we can return it to Eden.
Services like affordable, clean public transport must become a reality in the cities .
I believe people and the land must have protections from Environmental harm
We must stop land degradation and pollution from Coal Seam Gas and old unprofitable coal mining and burning.
The people can have clean energy as well as free energy
from the water, from the wind
from the sun.
free food from the Earth
And Free education from Each other.
Why burn dirty coal, when clean energy is also Free energy?
There are solutions to Climate Change and Free energy will Free the people from the chains of their monthly energy costs.
I believe Border Force should be replaced with the idea of Border Rescue.
Billions of your taxpayer dollars are being spent to buy submarines and fighter Jets in wars that no person wants and are no longer relevant
How about we build rescue boats and rescue the asylum seekers? It is the people smugglers that should be locked up.
I believe it is our duty of care to rescue people from the high seas and bring them here.
Free the women and men free and educate the children.
They will repay the debt 100 times over, wouldn’t you?
They will willingly work in health, community service, growing permaculture gardens and cleaning up the trash that litters all Australia’s roads and highways in the Great Australian garbage grid.
I believe in helping the most vulnerable and together we can lift up all of Australia once again Australia will be regarded internationally as the nation of fair go and opportunity.
The nation that leads the planet in healing itself.
The nation that shows that all can achieve success and self mastery.
I believe that the good people of Australia have had enough of the fear campaign that is tearing at the very fabric of our society causing hatred and mistrust.
I believe the Australian people want to feel hope and optimism and celebrate with joy
the New Australia.
The people Australian people want a government with integrity.
I believe you’ve had enough of corrupt lying, politicians representing only big business and the criminals that supply the money in brown paper bags.
You want respect. You want to be listened to.
The will of the people is we have had enough of the politics of division. I believe that what makes Australia great is the people and their diversity.
All of the First Nations peoples. Their 60,000 years of continuous culture is special.
So too,what they bring to the nation. I believe it is time to assist the indigenous in self determination. It is time to stop the destruction of indigenous communities, stop the child abductions, stop incarceration, suicide, diabetes and allow them sovereignty so they can make their own decisions.
The sea surrounds our home.
It has many rare and beautiful gifts of nature.
We have boundless plains to share for those that come across the seas
I believe to share and enrich us all with their cultural nuances that they bring.
I believe in affordable and quality health and disability services so people can live their lives to their fullest potential.
I believe that by increasing the wages of the lowest paid and middle class we can stimulate the economy because these people are the ones who spend their extra discretionary income.
I believe in capping the earnings of highly overpaid executives with their $300 lunches because its the cleaners, labourers, waiters, store people and retail workers.
Yes, it is you that work the hardest.
It’s you that have to to eat white bread Vegemite sandwiches.
I believe in supporting the rural people who have missed out on adequate social services for far too long.
I believe in supporting the farmers to find new high value and sustainable ways of farming including organic and permaculture methods to make Australia a shining example of health and sustainability.
Yes. I believe in a preventative approach to health care. I believe in replanting degraded land which can sequester carbon in the trees.
Yes, I believe in climate change and that Australia has the ingenuity to tackle it with renewable free energy resources.
Education from child care to university must be free and to truly build a clever country, Australians need access to cheap, fast, private and secure data. This also includes strategies to increase the digital and technological literacy of Australian people.
I believe you want compassionate politicians who care for people.
The people who wear ugg boots and thongs want to be listened to.
They want to be heard.
The Australian people want a voice.
The Greens Believe in standing up for what matters.
We believe in a clean strong economy.
We believe in a caring society.
We believe in a healthy environment.
And we believe that you believe the same things too.
I believe the Australian people want to rejoice.
They want to be young
They want to be FREE.
The golden soil is the bright creative minds of Australians from all walks of life
The wealth of Australia is in the toil and guts and the ingenuity of the people.
I believe the Australian Greens are ready to lead this country.
I believe James Arthur Warren is capable to lead Australia too.
If you believe me, join me and all the Australian Greens to bring harmony and prosperity to Australia once again..
I believe this as I believe in the divine creative source, some call it God, Allah or Jah Rastafari
With courage let us all combine.
because I believe that once again,
We can sing in joyful strains “Advance Australia Fair.”