It seems after todayâ€™s explosive story that played out on the Greens favourite radio outlet, the ABC, that itâ€™s Greg Barber and the Greens party executive that is actually powerful.
When Greens party candidate Cheryl Wragg â€“ in the unwinnable 2nd spot in Eastern province covering the La Trobe Valley and Gippsland â€“ was outed by the Age for expressing views contrary to the edicts of de facto Greens party leader Greg Barber on energy policy, her demise was all but guaranteed.
Within hours, the â€œendorsement review committeeâ€ met (without hearing from the candidate) and stripped her preselection.
The candidate is outraged, describing Greg Barber as acting like a tyrant, referring to him â€œKim Il Barberâ€ in an interview with the ABCâ€™s World Today that was probably the worst PR for the Greens since superannuation multi-millionaire Senator Bob Brown pretended to be on the verge of bankruptcy as a fundraising exercise.
Itâ€™s hard to do the interview justice without actually listening to the full dimension of its carnage and we urge all patriots to listen to it in its entirety. Also compelling listening was Jon Faineâ€™s interview of Wragg and Barber.
â– She noted that while Barber was extremely powerful in the Greens party that he did not â€œas yet have the power to make the Sun shine for twenty-four hours a dayâ€ making his solar and wind only policies ridiculous and her own coal-gassification plan more credible, practical and likely to avoid massive jobs losses in the La Trobe Valley and power shortages elsewhere;
â– Wragg explained that her policy is in fact more compliant with Greens policy than Greg Barberâ€™s policy and that
â– Party leader Greg Barber refused to mention Wraggâ€™s name in interviews despite being specifically encouraged to do so by the puzzled ABC journalist;
â– Wragg noted the the â€œimmaturityâ€ of the Greens party was â€œhanging out at the momentâ€ after the debacle;
â– Wragg accused the Greens party leadership of engaging in â€œsmearing, bullying and public humiliationâ€ of those who donâ€™t â€œtoe the leadershipâ€™s lineâ€ even when itâ€™s not endorsed policy;
â– Wragg described the Greens party leadershipâ€™s conduct as â€œextraordinarily damagingâ€ and â€œfoolishâ€ and most notably referred to de facto party leader Greg Barber by the North Korean tyrantâ€™s monitor â€œKim Il Barberâ€;
â– Barber struggled to explain how the Greens reconciled being a party that promoted a different kind of politics and â€œfree thoughtâ€ with the Stalinist approach taken by the party hierarchy;
While inner-city voters might be shocked at the rough-as-guts approach that the Greens partyâ€™s executive adopted, it will come as no surprise for regular VEXNEWS readers. Their approach is Stalinist and unashamedly so. At times, it seemed as though Barber couldnâ€™t quite comprehend the high expectations of the Greens held in the mind of the ABC journo.
He wanted her to understand that he is running a political operation and there is only room for one clear message from that operation and that must be faithfully expressed by all candidates. Makes sense to many VEXNEWS readers probably. But itâ€™s not the product Greg Barber MBA has been sellling to the groovers and shakers of the inner-city who want â€œpolitics to be differentâ€ and herbal and loving and nice.
Today is a veryÂ important day we think in revealing what we believe is the greatest fraud ever perpetrated on Australian voters. The reason why we believe â€“ as The Australian so eloquently put it â€“ that the Greens must be destroyed at the ballot box is not that they are environmentalists, not that they are of the extreme left but that their whole presentation as being different, purer, better, more honest, the only candidates with integrity and so on is such an outrageous fraud that its continuation can only harm our fragile and wonderful democracy.
We think the Socialist Alternative or whatever they call themselves this week are an extremist party that we strongly disagree with but at least their honest about who and what they are.
The Greens are a very similar operation of course, just fronted by attractive smiley young women who get to pose for pics that appear on phone boxes but actually have no real say over their party.
Todayâ€™s debacle will have done much to expose the ugly truth to even the most unquestioning and duped Greens voters. And for that we can only give thanks and praise to Greens supreme leader Greg Barber.