– 23rd March 2017
Spot on again Zeg. If only the Greens themselves were to consume their “flakes” exclusively while allowing the rest of us to indulge in the truly nourishing fare we grew up on.
– 23rd March 2017
For what it’s worth here’s my definition of a social licence from about ten years ago.
So you want a Social Licence… What is it? What’s it good for? And where can you get one?
The all powerful, very cool. and dare I say it, mystical Social Licence!
Not everyone can have one. But more about that later.
So what is a Social Licence?
A Social Licence gives you permission to comment on subjects that you have no training in but feel your opinions are better than people who’ve studied and researched the area for 10, 12 or even 20 years. So, you might feel strongly about Tasmanian Devils, and with a Social Licence your views are given equal weight with those of a Professor of Zoology! How cool is that?
What’s a Social Licence good for?
Aside from the obvious power, you can use it just about however you like. In essence what you say becomes “reality”! Imagine you really hate Gunns. When they say they want to make clean Green electricity with a Biomass Generator your Social Licence allows you to say “Gunns should leaving saving the Planet to the people who care about it” and get it published in National News Media. That is amazing you say? Well, Gunns doesn’t have a Social Licence and you have. So even though you know nothing about anything other than feel-good mother-craft statements you’re in there, instant power!
How to get a Social Licence.
Not everyone can have a Social Licence. Obviously, you have to be “better”. And that’s the secret to getting a Social Licence. You have to be special, have special powers and knowledge. But not real knowledge, that’s for intellectuals. The best way to get a Social Licence is to join a pseudo-political group that’s got a few spare. We’re talking Australian Conservation Foundation, The Greens, The Tasmanian Greens (they have heaps, just lying around), The Wilderness Society etc. But you don’t just get a Social Licence, you get access to dozens of slightly woolly brained potential sexual partners! Score!
– 24th March 2017
Mentioning the Australian Conservative Foundation alongside the Greens is about as idiotic as one could possibly be.
– 26th March 2017
Bill, you need your glasses here as John wrote Australian CONSERVATION Foundation and not Australian Conservative Foundation. They are polar opposites, really.
– 27th March 2017
“Social Licence” is what you get from the Mafia when you pay protection money.
It used to be illegal but now the standover merchants are in power everywhere in Australia and have attached themselves like leeches to every productive enterprise.
The only ones left alone are Green subsidy junkie outfits.
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