Australian Lefty on Politics, Governance, Science and Info Management

Nelson and tokenism

Posted by Dave Bath on 2008-08-01

Nelson and the Libs have been criticising KRudd’s emissions trading system because it would be "tokenism" because of Oz’s small total emissions compared to the rest of the world (never mind that Australian’s are almost the biggest per-capita emitters).

So… if tokenism is something to be criticized… why did we join the War on Abstract Nouns in Iraq, given the small total troop and funding contribution compared to the yanks?

HalfNelson, as defence minister defended such blatant tokenism at the time: please explain the difference in the value of tokenism now.


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