A seven-year-old boy demanded his mother get the Prime Minister on the phone so he could tell him something very important. Not having the Tony Abbott’s private line at hand, Hannah Powell recorded Zen’s message and has posted it on YouTube.
Ms Powell says her son’s sudden desire to speak boy-to-man with Mr Abbott was unexpected.
“My son was supposed to be in bed, but came bursting through our door exclaiming that he had a message for Tony Abbott,” she writes on You Tube. “He wanted me to call the PM to share his ideas, however I don’t happen to have the PM’s phone number handy. I did offer to record his thoughts and put it out to the universe in the hopes that it reaches him.”
The seven-year-old told the Prime Minister to “stop chopping down trees” in order for “everyone to survive” the next thousand years.
“If you don’t stop making stupid things now, like houses and taking over the Earth, well, we’ll survive,” says Zen.
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He tells Mr Abbott that if we don’t stop cutting down trees there won’t be any food and “well, we won’t live and we’ll end up looking like The City of Ember”, in reference to a post-apocalyptic science fiction novel of the same name.
“And if you stop being selfish, too, and thinking of yourself, then you might survive as well and people might stop telling you to leave the Earth. And if you don’t stop, then none of us will survive and nothing will be here anymore.”
The passionate youngster closes by saying, “My name is Zen, and I’m just warning you, because, you won’t like it if we continue to the future in a thousand years and nothing is here. So we probably won’t survive if you keep doing this but if you stop we can probably continue the Earth.”
What do you think of Zen’s message, and do you think the Prime Minister should respond to his concerns?