Rick Pilkington

The comments that particularly incensed locals were where Dean accused the 10,000 or so protestors’s of basing their position on “misinformation and outright lies” and that “this needed to be corrected”. The none too subtle inference here is a decades old strategy that has been flogged to death by govt and industry aplogists when attempting to discredit dissenting Tasmanians. That is, when threatened by outspoken citizens who are taking a conservation stance, you vilify them as being Green or being brainwashed by Greens. In other words, REAL, NORMAL, citizens don’t behave or think this way. It cannot be.

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