Our friends at the beseiged Melbourne Times report that a Greens party online Maoist style self-criticism session got out of hand after one comrade had pointed out that a hippy love sketch of inner-city bohemian life with happy young people bopping along to their iPhones and raising their fists in solidarity (could be worse we suppose) used in their party propaganda had a bicyclist riding along the street without a helmet.
â€œYou have to put a helmet on the cyclistâ€ one Greens Facebooker opined, â€œIt sends the wrong message about cycling and road safety.â€
Perhaps some might say it speaks to the difficulties containing the heads of egos so large as the variously self-described â€œshoe-inâ€ Greens party candidates in inner-city Melbourne who might face some fierce socialist Left Labor resistance in the style of Stalingrad when the election actually comes.
HEADS WITH EGOS TOO BIG FOR HELMETS
The arrogance of their slogan â€œMake History Melbourneâ€ is typical of the high self-regard of the â€œshoe-inâ€ lefty party. They have a rendezvous with destiny, they think, which excuses them for talking up uncosted policies that they defend on the basis theyâ€™ll never have to implement them. They say they hate negative campaigning yet are ceaselessly negative about the major parties and often comply with their criticism by ditching policies after theyâ€™ve been attacked by rivals. Recently, without ceremony, the Victorian Greens quietly ditched their disgraceful opposition to selective-entry state schools after a brilliant ALP strategist Stephen Newnham orchestrated an attack on them for that policy during the Albert Park by-election. An avowed opponent of the Greens menace, Newnham has had more influence on Greens party policy than most of its individual party members who complain they get the mushroom treatment from an elite cadre of comrades who decide pretty much everything for themselves.
The Greens pretend they have a high calling that means they can look beyond the concerns of ordinary people who have to worry about how to pay surging power bills made potentially vastly more expensive as a result of Greens party dogma. Donâ€™t get us started. Two elections will be soon and the VEXNEWS magnifying glass of scrutiny has been polished up and is ready.
Others in this online chat group were keen to suppress this subversive banter lest members of the famed VEXNEWS investigations unit discover the frank talk.
One wrote â€œThe ALP might notice it and turn it into a big somethingâ€¦. I can imagine it on VEXNEWS with a headline of â€œGreens against helmetsâ€ Hahaha.â€
â€œPerish the thoughtâ€ wrote the Melbourne Times’ author.
Donâ€™t say weâ€™re not a crowd-pleaser.