After the win by the Liberal Party in the Victorian State ElectionsÂ last weekend, I remembered an article by Steve Biddulph in the Sydney Morning Herald, three years ago. In this article he was ” willing to stake my 30 years as a psychologist” on various doomsday predictions.
He was so wrong.
He stated that 2007 will “mark the end of the Liberal Party”. Well, since then, two state Labor Governments have been thrown out and replaced by Liberal Party governments. The federal Labor Party governs as a minority government.
Steve Biddulph stated ” the party is over. We are a civilisation in collapse”. And Australia did not even go into recession!
He also stated “Rudd and Gillard are not in power for power’s sake.” . Well that didn’t last long did it? Rudd overthrown because they might lose power? Rudd abandoning his “principles”, his claim climate change is the “great moral challenge of our generation”, that he was happy to ditch to help stay in power?
Steve Biddulph wrote “The Greens will emerge as the new opposition”, yet in last weekends Victorian election, they did not win a single seat, and the Greens vote was down from their vote in the 2010 federal election.
Steve Biddulph also predicts “By the 2010 election, 20 per cent will vote Green, simply because peak oil and climate catastrophe will have proven them right”. Well isn’t that interesting. Peak Oil? Fuel prices are cheaper today in 2010 than they were in 2007. And “climate catastrophe” and “water supplies collapse across southern Asia and elsewhere”,Â Australia has just had its wettest spring on record, and the dams are all full.
So much for Steve Biddulph and his predictive abilities.