Flanagan comments on a Burning Tasmania

“Scott Morrison’s proudest boast is that when the barbarians were at the gate, he stopped them. But now the truth is clear: the barbarians were never at the gate. They were always here, in the palace, in power, and they were blinding us with their lie that the enemies who would destroy our world were the wretched and powerless who sought asylum here. And all along our real enemy was them: those who held up lumps of coal in front of their throne, and laughed and laughed and gloated won’t hurt you won’t hurt you.”

— Richard Flanagan, “Tasmania is burning. The climate disaster future has arrived while those in power laugh at us”, The Guardian

{Powerful commentary published Feb 5th, well worth reading}