The Greens party candidate in Melbourne Adam Bandt, expected by most pundits to comfortably win the seat with as many as twenty thousand preferences potentially coming to him from the Liberal party, has made statements to an online Marxist discussion group in 1995 that make it clear he long ago planned to seize control of the Greens political party as a vehicle for his openly professed Marxist socialist â€œanti-capitalistâ€ and anti ALP agenda.
GREENS = BOURGEOIS SAYS BOURGEOIS BANDT
Amusingly, at the time he was an earnest law student preparing for a life of middle class privilege, Bandt slammed the Greens party as â€œbourgeoisâ€ or belonging to the middle class, perhaps the most scathing criticism the young Marxist could conceive at the time to impress his faceless online correspondents. That he is now an affluent barrister, with a PhD and lives in the pricey leafy lefty suburb of Parkville might suggest the radical leftist has become quite bourgeois himself. He has recently been attending auctions throughout inner-city Melbourne bidding on properties in the $700-800,000 range according to earlier VEXNEWS reports.
The views contained in the Marxist discussion group are considerably to the Left of currently stated Greens party policy, which many would say is extreme enough with its big new taxes on everything from carbon emissions to death to toilet flushing, stripping away funds from independent non-government schools, shutting the World Bank because it isnâ€™t in the control of despots and plunderers, closing zoos through animal import bans and making the state responsible for dispensing narcotics to addicts free of charge. Just to name a few.
We have also seen the ugly side of their extremist politics with Bandtâ€™s campaigners writing graffiti about their Labor opponents being â€œclimate retards,â€ a term of abuse commonly used to vilify and denigrate people with intellectual disabilities. Aside from the hatespeech, local campaigners have told VEXNEWS that Greens party campaigners act with extreme aggression and hostility to their Labor opponents. This is certainly reminiscent of ultra-leftists in student political circles of the kind Bandt ran with, where they frequently resorted to physical violence, in riots against Police, university security and staff and even occasionally their political opponents.
As a marginal seat candidate in 2010, Bandt is keen to present himself as meek and mild, softly spoken and reassuring, much like his federal leader Dr Bob Brown.
But Bandtâ€™s politics is far from touchy, feely environmentalism. Fifteen years ago, when active in a notorious extreme left student political movement Left Alliance, he outlined his Marxist views in a variety posts to an online group.
Greens party insiders have told VEXNEWS that Bandt is considered an ideologue even by his fellow party activists, with him regularly urging on more extremist policy positions that are usually resisted by pragmatic power-broker numbers-man and upper house MP Greg Barber, who was day trading stocks and studying for an MBA while Bandt was preparing for the worldwide global communist revolution.
VEXNEWS has learned that he no longer refers to Marx in public but it is clear from comparing his views in the mid 1990s with current speeches (such as his oration to the Wheeler Centre recently) that the message is basically the same. The basis for the attack on capitalism has modified in its justification from class oppression to what Bandt describes as a â€œclimate emergency.â€ While the justification has changed, the policy prescription hasnâ€™t: bigger taxes, more regulation, bigger government, more bureaucratic control.
Bandtâ€™s views are well worth scrutinising in detail because he is likely to be the most extreme-left member of the House of Representatives and according to published polls will be in the position to hold any government hostage to his anti-capitalist policy objectives.
With his attacks on markets, talk of â€œvangardsâ€ and collectivism, and an attack on the â€œtwo party systemâ€ it is clear his views havenâ€™t matured much at all, he has just been careful to justify it all with reference to saving koalas and the trees they climb around in. He certainly doesnâ€™t talk about the extreme leftâ€™s strategy of â€œentryismâ€ in public at all now.
In 1995, he wasnâ€™t as careful.
He made the case for what became a nationwide and systematic infiltration by extreme leftists like him, his now media spokesman and prominent student militant Damien Lawson and others like heir to the legal textbook fortune Stephen Luntz who were all involved in stridently anti-Labor ultra-left groups but who figured the only political future they could have would be turning the Greens party into a Trojan horse for their anti-capitalist views:
Supporting the Greens would perhaps be the most effective strategy at the next election. The Greens are in many ways bourgeois, but they have been able to exert influence over the Government's agenda. They are all we have at the moment, as unlike Bernie Sanders*, they havn't voted for racism or more cops. Let's ditch this 'third party' stuff: communists can't fetishise alternative political parties, but should always make some kind of materially based assesment about the effectiveness of any given strategy come election time. Abstaining is irresponsible; supporting social democratic parties is unjustifiable; building a 'new' party simply to get votes can be absurd; supporting progressives who then send people to jail is twisted. I'd be interested in getting some responses.
Towards an anti-capitalist, anti-social democratic, internationalist movement, Adam Bandt
[VEXNEWS: Bernie Sanders was a US Congressman associated with the extreme left who must have disappointed Bandt and the comrades in some respect by being merely mad rather than completely feral]
HIDDEN MARX; CROUCHING ADAM
Bandtâ€™s views are kept well hidden under a cloak of concern about climate and the environment generally perhaps because anti-capitalist attacks on private property, enterprise and our economy are so deeply unpopular in the community.
Concern for the environment is a big issue. As it should be. But the political support received by â€œanti-capitalist, anti-social democratic internationalistsâ€ is normally of the asterix variety.
The Greens party is different. It has been much more successful in winning votes of everyone from people whoâ€™d gladly support Adam Bandt â€œsmash the stateâ€ types to doctorsâ€™ wives of Armadale who worry about climate change to pilates attending linen-wearing architect Dads in Parkville who arenâ€™t sure about the science but want to give the planet the benefit of the doubt because that feels like the right thing to do. They are cynical about politics and see voting Green as an expression of concern about the political process too. Little do they realise they are being taken by the biggest con in Australian politics.
The hijacking of the environment movement by the anti-Labor Left is one of the biggest developments in modern political life in Australia.
But it has largely been unchronicled.
TRANSLATING BANDTâ€™S RANT
Bandt was not to know in 1995 that he would setting out an embarrassing truth.
A seasoned conservative political observer looked at Bandtâ€™s writings in that link and provided VEXNEWS with a helpful summary for those unfamiliar with the jargon-filled social theory Marx mumbo-jumbo Bandt was laying on :
1. He was a member of Left Alliance which admonished the ‘ultra leftist’ of the International Socialists, Resistance etc for not being left-wing enough.
2. He doesn’t like how the ultra lefties are marginalised by red baiting tactics/language and that â€˜fetishisesâ€™ Left Alliance as an organisation as more ideologically or strategically pure.
3. As a member of Left Alliance he is a ‘democratic centralist’ – he says that means the decision of the collective is binding on all; however in Leninist-Marxism that meant the decision of the leadership – claiming to be the leadership of the proletariat – was binding on the collective.
4. He says the tactics of fellow travelling or alliance building with members of the ALP is futile. The Labor Party is historically racist he argues; no better than the US Democrats- the Greens, which is a bourgeois party, is more suitable he says.
5. In fact, it is unjustified to support social democratic parties; the Greens can provide a vehicle for ‘praxis’ and eurocommunist type consciousness raising.
Bandt sees the Greens as a Trojan Horse for his anti-capitalist, anti-social democratic internationalist Marxism – how retro!!!
BANDTâ€™S â€˜SINISTERâ€™ SCAM
Bandtâ€™s current strategy is to pretend to be a Labor man, who once worked at the same firm that Julia Gillard once worked at.
But the statements and admissions made here show the extent of the political fraud in which he is engaging, Labor insiders say.
One Labor strategist who read Bandtâ€™s rant responded with a rant of his own that gives much food for thought:
â€œHis remarks show he pathologically hates Labor and says we are exactly the same as the Liberals. Heâ€™s clearly a nutter.
Being anti-capitalist means being against private property. Being anti-social democratic means being against the welfare state and many of the great Labor achievements in â€˜civilising capitalismâ€™.
The criticisms he made of the Keating government are not greatly different from the criticisms he makes of Gillard and also made of Rudd.
He wants to run out an extreme left agenda and has done it by capturing the Greens party in a way that is inherently deceitful.
Can you imagine the average Greens party voter, a high-income earner in North Carlton or young medicine student living in a college, have any idea about the Greens party underbelly? Heaven help the country if Labor is held hostage by these people. And once Bob Brown retires in a couple of years, what then? Marxists like Adam Bandt will be left in charge.
If Labor doesnâ€™t deal with this challenge head-on, the simple result will be that Labor wonâ€™t be electable in any form. So far in Tasmania, the Greens in Cabinet have been so overwhelmed by their portfolio responsibilities theyâ€™ve kept pretty quiet. But the situation there is inherently unstable.
A Labor government â€“ which now appears unlikely anyway â€“ dependent on Greens MPs in the lower house is a recipe for chaos. Their approach on the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme shows they are absolutists whoâ€™d rather get nothing done about the issues they pretend to care about if they canâ€™t get everything they demanded. And everything they demanded in that case would have 1) caused massive unemployment, 2) exported hundreds of thousands of jobs to China and Malaysia and 3) got the Liberals elected in the mother of all landslides.
This is the greatest challenge Labor has faced since the Split. But rather than have the Right doing the damage from the outside, now itâ€™s the extreme-left whoâ€™ve stumbled on the perfectly devious brand for their sting. Itâ€™s people like Graham Richardson who propped up the Greens in the early days who have a lot to answer for. If the end result is that Labor cannot govern without this extremist and absolutist Coalition party full of ex or current Marxists, then they may as well eventually engrave the Liberal logo on the outer wall of the Lodge.
And for those who donâ€™t give a ratâ€™s about politics, itâ€™s sending us down the Venezuelan road where you have competing parties squabbling for office that dwell in the extremes not fighting over the centre. We have previously achieved bi-partisan support on many aspects of economic policy, immigration and national security.
As a result of Labor soft-c*cks and Liberal opportunists propping up the Greens with sweet-heart preference deals, that national stability is going to be undermined by extreme swings. And this cancer
We are entering the most tumultuous and dangerous time in politics for fifty years. A narrow victory for either Gillard or Abbott and a likely Greens win in the House of Representatives means that the nation is in for a wild and crazy time and that progressive politics is being undermined from within by a highly sinister and very effective force.