Ten years ago Australia had five car manufacturers, Ford, GMH, Toyota, Nissan and Mitsubishi.

Now we have none. All gone  overseas and the reason given? Costs were to high. Funny in that the cars we are  now importing (Malaysia etc) are no cheaper.

I remember back in  1968 living in Brisbane, when the 3 major cities back then were Sydney,  Melbourne & Adelaide and Adelaide was the  Industrial City.

Adelaide - South  Australia, was where you went to work in the Iron Ore Industry, or where you  could get a job making railway tracks for B.H.P.?

You could  get a job building ships, submarines, cars, washing machines, fridges, TV’s,  Hills hoists, Victa Lawn Mowers or make tyres at Bridgestone tyres. 

Lightburn Washing Machine Company even made a car called a  Zeta. It was not much of  a car, but at least it was Australian and we built it. I worked at Stanvac  where we made our own Petrol, Diesel, Kerosene and Oil. We had Oil Rigs in  Bass Strait, North West Shelf and the Timor Sea. We even had  Australian owned Service Stations like (H.C. Sleigh) Golden Fleece and many of  us young wanna-be mechanics back then worked as a driveway attendant. (Just like  Stanley)

I remember catching  a train from the city to Gawler and then on to Freeling, Hamley Bridge,  Stockport, Riverton, up to Clare, Gladstone, Laura etc. And all these towns  were bustling with activity, and on the weekends they were all open for  business.Our shops were  filled on every shelf with food and products all proudly made or grown, in  Australia. Our fridge was full  of Lamb Chops and Steaks because it was cheap as we were a huge Lamb and Beef  growing Nation. And once a month  Mum would make us all a delicacy! It was called a  Sunday Roast Chicken.

I remember  when we all had trade skills and high quality tools that would last and  last. But most of all we  had Mates. We as Australians watched each other’s backs even if we had not met  yet, and we all said G’Day to everyone with a smile. Our kids could go  anywhere they liked on their bikes, just as long as they were home before dark.  Australia was pretty  safe back then.Yes, Australia was once a self supporting nation that had it all.
It had Farms that  produced our dairy, fruit & veggies and meats etc. And Politicians  back then were known as Statesmen and they were voted by the people, for the  people, on behalf of the people and did what the people wanted. We had public  utilities owned by us the people, that guaranteed our Electricity, Water and  Sewage forever.

No one knew how much the Snowy Mountain Scheme cost, we  just built it.

No one knew  how much the Sydney Harbour Bridge or the Indian-Pacific railway  cost!



Now  everything above has GONE.

Now we don’t  watch each other’s backs anymore but watch each other through security bars,  burglar alarms, and security screens.

Now we dob each other in.

Now we  import poor quality processed food.

Now we  import cheap tools that break just taking them out of the packet they come  in.

Now we rely  on ships to bring in our fuels.

Now we can’t  afford our own Lamb or Beef anymore.

Now we eat  steroid pumped chicken just about every day

Now we  import trade skill workers on 457 Visa’s.

Now we have  high unemployment as nearly all of our Industry and Manufacturing has gone  offshore.

Now we have that many Laws that we have just about outlawed ourselves.

But I guess  we need even more laws, so now we will have Sharia Law as well. We now pay for  water that falls out of the sky at $3.80 a litre.

Now we have  taxes for everything.

Taxes for  carbon, taxes for sake of having taxes, (They call them Levy’s).

And don’t  forget the newest tax is the ISLAMIC TAX (Halal Certification)

Now here in  South Australia in our towns we have Railway Stations and railway tracks, but no  trains.

We have  Public Bus Stops in our Towns but no buses. We have Hospitals  and Clinics but very few Doctors or Nurses.

We all have  Mobile Phones, and have little to no reception.

We have  Digital TV’s with Bugger all Signal in the country.

And the worst of  all, is our once great nation is being sold off, piece by piece to every other  country on earth, except us.

This very sad but very true! Enjoy what's  left while you can?”

Better yet, take a stand and fight back against this!



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