The battle between the extreme-left Greens party and the ALP over the inner-city seat of Melbourne took a nasty turn this morning as Greens party campaigners attacked their opponents as â€œclimate retardsâ€ in chalked propaganda at Macaulay Road in the leafy suburb of Kensington, known as ‘Ken’ to local latte sippers.
Adam Bandtâ€™s supporters from an out of Melbourne environmental protest group were protesting against the Labor government at a Cath Bowtell street stall, eyewitnesses told VEXNEWS.
Soon after they started writing anti-Labor chalk graffiti on footpaths surrounding the street stall. The excitable climate activists asserted that Labor were â€œclimate criminalsâ€ and various other crazy epithets.
One reference, visible in one of the images below appears to disparage Julia Gillard for not having children with message:
“Hate kids? Vote Labor”
Another horrible attack included the rather offensive slur on people with intellectual disabilities:
â€œLabor = Climate Retardsâ€
The BBC asked readers interested in disabilities to nominate the most offensive and hurtful words relating to slurs made against the disabled. Retard topped the list, ahead of spastic, window-licker, mong and cripple.
â€œAdam Bandt needs to distance himself from slurs like this and ensures the Greens party supporters involved in denigrating and undermining people with disabilities are excluded from the campaign. Bandt has bussed in lots of out of towners to assist his campaign as they simply donâ€™t have the support on the ground that Cath Bowtell has already attracted. He needs to keep a close eye on what his imported stormtroopers are doing,â€ one Labor campaigner told VEXNEWS.
The prospect of Tony Abbottâ€™s election as PM is certainly electrifying the battle for the Melbourne seat with many wandering Labor voters apparently coming back to the fold despite inner-city disappointment with Labor over a variety off issues. Labor people on the ground also say that voters are genuinely shocked by the fact the Greens party seek to do preference deals with the Liberals despite pretending to be opposed to them and also donâ€™t like the fact they voted with the Liberals to block the carbon pollution reduction scheme.
Itâ€™s certainly an interesting battle with the Greens party so desperate they are even willing to denigrate and abuse our most vulnerable citizens to make a cheap political attack.
All of this is contributing to a uniquely unified Labor defence of Melbourne where many traditional foes are locking arms to fight their biggest threat yet.
One of the prominent Greens activists leading the operation was a Pablo Brait who self-describes as:
currently working in environmental policy for an association of local councils. He has a Masters in International Development and is active in latin american solidarity and climate change action groups.
The person identified as responsible for denigrating people with intellectual disabilities is a Paul Connor of a militant climate group inc3. He
is understood to be denies being a card-carrying Greens party member although is clearly a supporter of Greens party candidate Adam Bandt. His apparently full-functioning brain might make him capable of denigrating the most vulnerable in the community as a horribly offensive joke but hasn’t equipped him to make very sensible life decisions. Last year, the militant fasted for forty-three days during the Copenhagen climate conference to make a point that no-one noticed or understood. He claims to have ingested nothing more than salt and water for that time. A cowardly bullying denigrator of the most vulnerable probably opted for chicken salt.