PM Gillard’s government has done some good things. It’s got very little credit for any of it because of the perception they are being led by the nose by an extremist and ultra-cynical Left-wing party with one lower house MP that represents the views of an inner-city elite. Nick Mack argues that Julia Gillard – not Kevin Rudd – is ideally placed to take the Greens on and that she should before the parasite destroys its Prime Ministerial host.
When is ‘War, War’ better than ‘Jaw, Jaw’?
Answer: When the Australian Greens’ political intransigence has one sole object – the destruction of the Australian Labor Party for electoral advantage.
The Greens are Australia’s greatest parasitical political movements who have thrived artificially by a soft-headed and soft-hearted view that they were natural allies in bleeding votes from the Liberals to Labor endorsed candidates.
It is important to remember here that Labor does not desire as an acrimonious divorce for its long-term health.
What is called for is a dirty guerrilla warfare at every level that would embarrass the Algerians FLN or would make the VietCong blush.
The fellow travellers in the labour movement, in the ACTU and in those inner city branches who have continue to argue for the Greens should not be put last on the ballot papers, should now be given the option. It needs fight them in the municipalities and on the university campuses.
The Australian Labor Party has for too long accepted that the Greens’ premise that it is a purist party with some kind of monopoly on compassion and environmental credentials and a range of social views.
That has been a dangerous and counter productive assumption. It is a silly bourgeois party overwhelmed by the silliest of bourgeois ideas peddled by crypto-Marxists like Adam Bandt and Lee Rhiannon.
The Greens have no demonstrable compassion when it perverts Australia’s protection obligations under the UN Convention on the Status of Refugees into a pro-drowning bottom of the Indian Ocean reality. Indeed, the revelations in the Daily Telegraph that Greens hoped refugees would stay in the news (i.e. keep drowning) so they could use the publicity as a recruiting tool says much about their vile cynicism and opportunism. It is no exaggeration to say that while electorally successful, they are not a legitimate part of politics, any more than One Nation was. The conservatives initially struggled with the serious competitive threat they represented until, led by people like Tony Abbott, there was a firm decision to take out the trash. In the seat of Oxley, once won by One Nation’s Hanson, the Liberal National Party candidate for the next election is Andrew Nguyen. Enough said. All conservatives have reason to be proud of this, just as every Labor person has reason to worry that about the consequences of their failure to speak truth to the Greens power.
There is so much nonsense said by imbeciles posing as human rights advocates. Last year, Pamela Curr calls current detention policies as ‘Labor’s brutal legacy’ because nine detainees committed suicide and nine died in detention.
David Marr and Tony Kevin keep peddling conspiracy theories of wilful negligence on the part of politicians and more shamefully, the Royal Australian Navy, about every boat that goes undetected in Indonesia waters.
(The Greens) never ever shed a tear that was not shed by a crocodile first.
They never ever shed a tear that was not shed by a crocodile first. The Australian Greens and the leftoid supporters like David Marr, Toney Kevin and Pamela Curr are dripping with the blood of 800 asylum seekers and then have the temerity to call it a fashionable shade of rouge at dinner parties.
The Labor Party has proved itself grown-up enough to admit policy failure and to accept offshore processing. They accept Howard’s policies work and know that lines like temporary protection visas didn’t work are intellectually unsustainable and shallow. For all its shortcomings, it remains a mainstream Party where sense can overcome sensibility.
Only Clive Palmer’s policy of one-way tickets to Australia is logically compassionate and logically consistent because his suggestion does not kill en masse. Palmer overshadows Christine ‘glug-glug-glug-just-another-wet-refugee’ Milne in more than one way.
The Greens and the Australian Left do not accept failure because the genuine interest of refugees is not their interest.
It is more important for them to pervert the suffering of refugees into some puerile debate about racism and xenophobia as if we are listening to Year 10 debating competition between the Methodist Ladies College and Loreto.
Maintaining that position of school ma’am writ large in Australia culture is more important than saving lives.
This is also true about the environment. The Labor Party has to stop apologising for not being as green as the Greens. The public want balance and they want sustainable development. They want to know power stations are working and are affordable. They are not anti-mining, anti-logging or even anti-dams. They want balance – a mainstream view if there was even one.
Many on the left see the Greens as a vehicle for social engineering and for creating a social order where they prosper through quangos and green-washed government contracts while the blue collar and rural communities are progressively marginalised.
This is not an extremist agenda – it is an evil agenda.
I do not share the view that the Gillard Government is the worst.
The Rudd Government holds that trophy. It was Rudd who really indulged the Australia left with fantasy of standing up to big business, dismantling border protection policies and championing climate change as the greatest moral challenge of generation. Rudd was as erratic as Billy McMahon and almost as electorally unsuccessful as James Scullin.
Gillard was foolish to enter into a formal alliance with the Greens. It was unnecessary. What would be even more foolish is to maintain it, even in the face of the Greens politically cynical and literally lethal policies. Gillard owes Windsor and Oakeshott and occasionally Wilkie. She owes the Greens and Adam Bandt, who denied her party a crucial vote, nothing.
Gillard has achieved more balance than Rudd’s record and has done within Labor’s traditional ‘civilising capitalism’ paradigm.
So it is disturbing to see the ALP-Green rift as a stalking horse for Rudd. This is ill-advised as Australia’s infatuation with Rudd won’t survive Brian Loughane’s vast archive of Labor’s anti-Rudd statements or even a cursory review of his government by snafu.
However Rudd’s caucus resurgence should create a greater urgency in the PMO to tear up the PM’s agreement with Greens as soon as possible post haste.
Gillard should beginning with the dissolution of the Cabinet Sub Committee with the Greens now.
Second, she left Abbott have his way with the boat people issue and create bipartisanship with offshore processing on Manus Island in PNG.
These would suck oxygen out of Abbott’s campaign and demonstrate good faith with mainstream community attitudes and maybe even kill the momentum with NSW Right’s flirtation with Rudd.
Bring it on, Julia – dump the Greens and declare, respectfully, a dirty war! You may not win the election but the Party will survive in the medium to long term.
The future of social democracy in Australia needs you!