May 20, 2021
Peter Harris: Treat the Cause or the Symptom?
This extract from the Party’s 25 April 2021 newsletter. This article by Peter Harris, the party’s founder, provides the logic behind this party.
Treat the Cause or the Symptom?
By Peter Harris
I’m no doctor but I do know that as a general rule one is better to treat the cause of a disease or problem before it manifests into a symptom.
History tells us that humans are more comfortable treating symptoms than dealing with the cause. That’s why there is a $1.25 trillion prescription drug industry in the world today. To bring that into context, the global music industry is worth about $35 billion (or 0.028%). Humanity has become addicted to treating the symptom and not the cause.
Most often in times of crisis, whether it be the human body or some other element of our world, we treat symptoms in order to avoid a tragedy or catastrophe. Symptom treatment is generally used when things have been allowed to spiral out of control.
If humanity understood this then the symptom industry would not be so big. It seems we prefer to take our medicine later than sooner!
Wouldn’t life be better if we learnt from history and dealt with causes rather than the resulting symptoms when they manifest?
Right now, people are angry, and rightly so, that their liberties have been stripped away and their rights have been aggressively eroded. Whether it is having movement restricted, vaccine passports, having to wear a mask, social spacing, lockdowns or legislation that erodes our personal sovereignty, we all know something is wrong.
Many groups are fighting against the measures put in place by various governments. I think this is an appropriate response but it must not be the primary response.
The cause of our plight can be gleaned from history. Look at the Romans and nations that have fallen into tyranny and totalitarianism: it is always the apathy of the people.
Both major Australian political parties have become addicted to being the masters and not the servants. They do what they want because they know that the citizens of Australia will largely swallow whatever they dish up.
Both the ALP and Liberal parties have become top-down organisations littered with personal agendas, power brokers, vested interests, globalist agendas, corruption and criminal behaviour. They have stopped listening to the people and believe it is their God-given right to dominate the people of this nation. They have abandoned the democracy we thought we were all living in.
So here we are chasing the symptoms of a collapsed democracy rather than dealing with the cause, apathy.
This is just the latest incarnation of “absolute power corrupts absolutely”.
That’s why Australia’s Representatives has been established, it’s time to address the cause of the problem. We need to show Australians, who have been lulled into a false sense of security, that there is an alternative to totalitarianism. Its called Representative Democracy where elected members represent the people that elected them, not those that selected them.
It’s time to change the way politics and governance works in this nation.
It’s time to reverse the system that has evolved and make it for the people once again. It’s not easy and requires discipline to represent the people, but it must be done.
It is your right to protest and oppose the things you do not believe in. But we must now also stand-up and change the system itself so this never happens again.
Join us as we return Australia to democracy where our elected members will serve you, not rule you.