The Greens political party is an extremist party that pretends it cannot change its views – on stopping the drownings of asylum seekers for example – because of its “values.” And yet, when it suits them, they throw their policies overboard with the callous disregard of a cruel people smuggler.
As those who love it will tell you if you give them the chance the Labor party is full of frustrations, disappointments and nuisances but it hasn’t in many years behaved as shamefully and as shambolically as the Greens political party does every day, right now.
As we made clear yesterday, the Greens party policy says they’ll cut funding for non-government schools to 2003 levels.
Education expert Kevin Donnelly makes it clear what that would mean writing in the Australian newspaper today:
if the Greens are able to implement their policy of reducing present levels of funding to the 2003-04 levels then non-government schools will lose millions and, as a result, more parents will face financial hardship. In relation to Victorian Catholic schools, based on 2003-04 funding and numbers of students, if the Greens have their way schools will suffer a 40 per cent reduction and, as a result, lose approximately $600 million in funding, amounting to $3000 a student.
Understandably, the Catholic Education Office expressed concern about it in a letter sent to parents of school-kids in Melbourne.
Adam Bandt, the federal Greens MP for Melbourne until the next election, initially attacked the Church for expressing this view, saying they were wrong.
But they weren’t wrong.
So Bandt then back-flipped, without reference to any proper party process, or what Senator Sarah Hanson Young might refer to as her ‘values’, abandoning their policy of funding cuts for Catholic education on the spot. It was an extraordinary demonstration of just how loose their commitment is to their supposed “values”. Some might think the only thing they value is power, in keeping with the Marxist education people like Adam Bandt PhD (Marx) and Soviet-trained Senator Lee Rhiannon had.
We don’t know what will happen in the Melbourne by-election. We fear Labor hasn’t done enough to make it clear what the differences are between the Greens party and themselves. We fear their impressive, intelligent candidate Jennifer Kanis might have to wait a couple of years before she takes her place among the law-makers. Whether on Saturday or in late 2014, her time will come.
We fear those thinking a federal Labor leadership change will suddenly fix what ails that doomed government will use a bad by-election result as an excuse.
But we have also seen the fear and panic in the eyes of the Greens party, and seen the barren emptiness of their ‘values.’ Like the communists of old who conned and enslaved millions by preaching high-principle while wallowing in the cynicism of totalitarianism, they are ultimately exposed as an epic fraud. An epic fail.
Those in Labor’s ranks, like the old know-all Barry Jones who sought out The Australian’s Chip Le Grand, who preach surrender, or fail to comprehend that the Greens are doing what their leaders boast they are doing, dividing and attempting to conquer progressive politics on behalf of a militant and extreme strand of political fundamentalism, are the Greens party’s useful idiots.
Daniel Andrews, Victorian Labor’s old-school leader who startles by giving kick-arse speeches with barely a note in a way we imagine Chifley or Curtin did, and who heroically made it clear he will dare the Greens party to back the Liberals after the next election but will not enter into any deals of any kind with them, sums up the hilarity:
“From AM to PM we have seen an extraordinary about-turn from a Greens Party that is clearly in panic mode. Isolating Catholic education for funding cuts is based more on ideology rather than a clear understanding about the important role the Catholic education system plays in educating our children.”
UPDATE: Michael Danby is Labor’s loudest and proudest champion of human rights. He’s not afraid to call a fake a fraud. Look what he did and said when confronting the former Soviet-linked communist and Greens senator Lee Rhiannon.
He urged those contemplating a vote in the Melbourne by-election to send the Greens party a message on human rights this weekend: stop voting with the Liberals and stop the drownings.
It’s a powerful message from one of Labor’s clearest, deepest thinkers who exemplifies courage in a political world full of surrender monkeys.
Calling bullsh*t on the Greens party is long overdue. The Victorian Labor model will be more nuanced and appropriate for its inner-city than the convict colony NSW one but that doesn’t make it any less essential.
Labor is being weakened by its Greens party parasite.
Only a fool would say otherwise.