So we’ve been told and some choose to believe it. I know they’re wrong wait and see.

On ABC last night, Four Corners presented an amusing story about the state of the Australian Greens, and particularly NSW division.  This is not the first critical ABC review of the Greens, with previous efforts including a Background Briefing story on Radio National.  In the Radio National story, it was suggested (don’t laught), that the Greens have both a left and a right wing!

Well let me correct myself.  ABC did not criticise the Greens.  They criticised the NSW division of the Greens while lauding the talent, judgement and wisdom of the non NSW leadership.

Spartacus is not seeking to endorse the policies or behaviours of the NSW Greens, but talk about a hatchet job.  Yes.  It is true that the NSW Greens are best reflected by Left Renewal whose policy manifesto has a preamble stating that:

 this land is built on genocide and is, was, and always will be Aboriginal land.

And yes, the Left Renewal manifesto also states that:

As advocates of social justice, we believe:

1. That our struggle for social justice brings us into irreconcilable conflict with the capitalist mode of production, and all other forms of class society. This requires us to take a strong stance on the struggle of the working class. We further understand that the working class extends past the factory, and includes home workers, sex workers, and well beyond.

But what about the rest of the Greens policies?  Voluntary economic suicide anyone?  Government by United Nations perhaps?

The Four Corners story paraded a who’s who of Green Royalty, including Bob Brown, Christine Milne, Nick McKim and Richard Di Natalie, who all together, had a nice swing a Lee Rhiannon. Amusing to watch would be an understatement, but again, what about the non-NSW greens?

What last night’s story seemed more about was the institutional greens (Brown, Milne, McKim, Di Natalie), leveraging the publicly funded ABC, itself full of Green voters, to have a whack at its internal opponents.

Yes, the institutional greens seemed (again) to use its friends in the public broadcaster to concurrently beat up NSW opponents and to promote the rest of the party and its leadership.

Whose ABC is it?

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15 Responses to So we’ve been told and some choose to believe it. I know they’re wrong wait and see.

  1. LGS

    … this land is built on genocide and is, was, and always will be Aboriginal land.
    And yet the same Greens unashamedly want this “Aboriginal land” to have open borders, so every Tom, Dick and Harriet who wants, can just waltz in, no questions asked.
    Do they lay the guilt trip and “genocide” purveyors on the newcomers, from say, the Middle East and Africa?
    I bet not!
    Hypocritical beyond belief.

  2. H B Bear

    The Four Corners story paraded a who’s who of Green Royalty, including Bob Brown, Christine Milne, Nick McKim and Richard Di Natalie, who all together, had a nice swing a Lee Rhiannon.

    Relax. Doris Bagshawe knows right where to bury the hatchet (or ice-pick). Can’t imagine the CFMEU bruvvers will let a comrade down and jeopardise their investment.

  3. herodotus

    The ABC belongs to the Greens and Labor. That’s why the Greens are now holding up media reform and telling the government to give millions more in funding to the ABC.
    This is the sort of corruption and never-ending leftist attacks we have to recognise is not going to change.
    Solutions?

  4. Barry 1963

    I didn’t know about the Greens’ structure: a national body that evolved out of Tasmanian tree huggers and a NSW body that was a Commie front. They merged, but the NSW branch retained autonomy. Now the two bodies are locked in internecine war. From my knowledge of organisations, hatreds go like this: least hated–ideological opponents in organisations on the other side of the divide (eg union and employer association) Middle hatreds–rival organisations (union v union). Most hated–factional opponents (Abbott v Turnbull etc).

  5. Slim Cognito

    Bob Brown rose to the level of a stain on society by protesting against low emission energy generation in the form of Hydro. I am sure the irony of this is totally lost on the idiot.

  6. egg_

    And yet the same Greens unashamedly want this “Aboriginal land” to have open borders, so every Tom, Dick and Harriet who wants, can just waltz in, no questions asked.

    It’s too much for their amoebic brains to comprehend – head hurty!

  7. Damienski

    Solutions?

    I think there’s a Cat/Kitteh called Rabz who might have a suggestion.

  8. egg_

    the Greens are now holding up media reform and telling the government to give millions more in funding to the ABC.

    On Insiders Leatherface holds up the piddling $30M given to Fox Sports in protest – the irony that the Outsiders sports program follows his Leftoid pulpit on Sunday mornings obviously escapes him.

  9. Squirrel

    Not the most subtle effort from Four Corners, but fascinating to see the juvenile cultishness on display in the NSW Branch of that Party – it was like a latter-day, far-left version of the Prime of Miss Jean Brodie.

    Equally fascinating was the footage of Greens elected representatives enjoying a lifestyle which they don’t think others should have – thank you very much, but we’ll keep our nice old, heritage protected homes in inner suburbs, from which we can drive/cycle wherever we want, and the lower orders can live in high-rise dog boxes and commute on crowded trains and trams. Hypocrisy with a capital H.

  10. OneWorldGovernment

    Go Rhiannon.

    The bastards are not ‘green’ enough.

  11. Muddy

    I’m mentioned previously that I refer to ‘The Greens’ as the Year Zero Party. People seem to think that I’m kidding.

  12. Nerblnob

    Bob Brown rose to the level of a stain on society by protesting against low emission energy generation in the form of Hydro. I am sure the irony of this is totally lost on the idiot.

    The irony is totally lost on ALL the idiots because the prerequisite for being a Green is that you push hysterically for any number of mutually exclusive things at once.

    More electric trains!/Close the power stations! is but a small example.

  13. OneWorldGovernment

    I went to the Greens Friday night free pissup in Launceston.

    You reckon that the greens are happy.

    Bob Brown is a communist.

  14. steve

    It’s their ABC we just pay for it.

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