Andrew Bolt has added one more post after his Christmas farewell and just in case you might miss it, let me link to it. Titled, The two Tims: why the Abbott Government cannot compromise with those now savaging Tim Wilson, here is what I think is the core message:
The Abbott Government had better wake up. There is zero chance of it ever placating its intellectual enemies with any compromise to its agenda. It is in a cultural war, so it may as well be hated by its foes for following its principles than despised by its friends for offering compromises to those who will accept none.
For anyone with a sense of compromise and good will towards all, the left is hard to fathom. But for the left, politics is religion, not a pathway towards finding the best way to manage our collective affairs. There are hatreds there that no compromise will satisfy. It’s not like the cricket where you go off to the pub together after the match. This is tribal and unforgiving. I’m with Andrew Bolt on this. They represent little more than a hatred of success and achievement. If you want to understand Labor, just think of Craig Thomson and his HSU credit card and Julia with her slush fund. For many on the left, genuine concern for others seems to be the farthest thing from their minds.