Politics is all about compromise, all about achieving the manageable, securing incremental change and working with others to get things done.
Posturing as ethically pure and sort of politically neutral is a fiction the Greens political party have done well to maintain for so long.
The truth is the Greens political party is an extreme left-wing party that pretends to be environmentalist.
Thereâ€™s nothing environmentalist about their policy that would strip private schools of cash and force them to submit to federal control. Thereâ€™s nothing environmentalist about their policy announced today of slugging Australiaâ€™s working families with a new tax on convenience food. Protecting the environment is just one small part of their ultra-left wing agenda.
THE ULTRA-LEFTâ€™S SOUPED-UP VEHICLE
Indeed the Greens are the most effective political vehicle for the ultra-left in Australian history, more successful than even the once mighty Communist Party of Australia which never managed to get Senators elected but boasted hundreds of thousands of members, controlled many of the most powerful trade unions and had the equivalent of many tens of millions of dollars in assets in real estate, printing presses and cash. They did so well that most of mainstream politics in the 1950s thought it was necessary to outlaw them in order to protect Australian democracy from foreign-controlled dictatorship.
The Greens party has fewer bucks but gets a much bigger bang than its Communist party predecessor.
They say they are on the verge of winning the federal seat of Melbourne and electing Senators in each state, potentially giving them a power of veto over the policies of every government.
This will be a very different balance of power situation from that which prevailed in the Senate in the past with the initially political moderate Australian Democrats. At least in the Don Chipp era, they styled themselves as a centrist party positioned between the conservatives and Labor. Post-Chipp they descended into a party with very left-wing policies, with even their Leader Cheryl Kernot becoming an ALP MP.
The Greens eventually consumed their hated rivalsâ€™ Democrats vote and has now started munching into the Labor and even inner-city Liberal voting base.
But itâ€™s all based on a con.
They are not apolitical.
They are the most ideologically driven left-wing party with elected representation in Australia.
They are the most successful extremist left-wing party in Australian history.
They pretend to be pure a pure as the driven snow, apolitical alternative to politics where the planet is given a chance. But itâ€™s much more than that as even the briefest review of their policies makes clear.
They are a party just like all the others, keen to maximise their vote with carefully crafted and focus group tested pitches, desperate to maximise their elected representation with sleazy preference deals and willing to conceal some of their unpopular or unpalatable policies usually after they have prompted public scandal or odium.
The cutest part of all this is that like all brilliant salesmen, the aging Senator Bob Brown, appears to genuinely believe all his lies as he utters them.
He says with a straight face that even though his small party â€“ membership is very small with a very clear chain of command headed by him and his office â€“ has entered into preference arrangements with Labor that voters are free to ignore them.
Of course they are, itâ€™s a free country. But many millions of taxpayer funded Greens party How To Vote cards will clearly indicate a preference to Labor ahead of Liberals in key marginal battleground seats.
HTVs ARE DISTRIBUTED FOR A REASON
Bob Brown knows that a very high percentage of voters follow these HTVs which is why his party and the others spend a fortune in printing and organisation in staffing thousands of voting booths across the nation, including weeks of pre-polling. HTVs influence votes, thatâ€™s the whole idea of them. For Brown to suggest otherwise is just the most recent of the many lies that have sustained his decades of deceit pretending to be an environmentalist while actually being a classic ultra-leftist who demands an ever-expanding government with a left-libertarian approach to issues like drugs and online bestiality (animal sex abuse) and child sex abuse.
LABOR MUST BE ACCOUNTABLE FOR THIS
And we have a word or two for Labor about all this too.
They canâ€™t say the Greens are the focus of evil in the modern world if theyâ€™re playing footsie with them under the table at the Comradeâ€™s Bar.
They canâ€™t credibly ask parents to panic about the free heroin policies of the Greens party if theyâ€™re doing sleazy preference deals with those responsible.
They canâ€™t reasonably challenge the Liberals on disgraceful preference deals with or hand-outs to the Greens if theyâ€™re embarked on the same sinister enterprise.
The Greens party is the chosen vehicle for the extreme left of Australian politics. Look at the career path of Greens activists, from ultra-left wing University groups, to hijacked environmental charities, to ultra-left wing unions like the Education Union and now into Parliament and power.
VEXNEWS understands that a number of Victorian based moderate parties like the regional party the Country Alliance and Shooters Party are deeply troubled by what Labor has done federally and worry about Victorian implications of how the ALP would act with a Greens party gun to its head.
The Country Alliance have urged their supporters in regional Victoria to be on guard:
The Country Alliance party has urged voters to turn their backs on any party that exchanges first preferences to the Greens in next monthâ€™s federal election.
Although not contesting the federal election, the party says that the preference swap between the Labor party and Greens sets a dangerous precedent for Victoriaâ€™s state election in November.Â Â State election candidate Miles Hodge has instead urged voters to ensure they put the Greens last.
â€œThe Greens stand for everything bad for regional families,â€ he said.
â€œThey stand for closing down activities that support regional families in favour of establishing injection rooms and other policies which run against the values of rural families.â€
â€œIf the same deal happened at the state election, it will see the end to hunting and rodeos, significant impacts on recreational fishing and winding back of jobs in the timber industry which will all hurt regional communities.â€
â€œIn this Federal Election people who vote â€˜above the lineâ€™ in the Senate for parties that cut deals with the Greens run the risk of voting in their pro-heroin injection room policies and more.â€
He said people should instead take the time to number the boxes â€˜below the lineâ€™ on the large white ballot papers.
â€œThis will take a couple of extra minutes, but ensures that preferences donâ€™t go to parties that have unacceptable policiesâ€.
Neither major mainstream party should have anything to do with the Greens while they remain so dishonest about their ultra-left policy agenda. Instead, Labor has introduced voting systems that have caused Greens to be elected in record numbers, the Liberals are on the verge of shamefully handing over inner-city seats to the Greens (an atrocity that will cause them long-term gravely serious damage in regional Victoria) and the media with some honourable exceptions repeatedly fail to hold this ultra-left party to account for what it offers as policy.
Their rise without accountability is a development that should worry every Australian.
When the Greens party promise theyâ€™ll be making history by being elected, theyâ€™re quite right. Those with an eye to history and a real understanding of the political origins of this highly secretive, Stalinist movement know that the consequences of appeasing political extremists are nothing less than catastrophic.