Paul Kelly on The Greens

There can be no tolerance of One Nation’s racist inclinations yet the Greens, in terms of their agenda, pose a far more serious and sweeping threat to Australian life and society. Denial of this tells us everything about our contemporary media. Claims that Morrison has some obligation to put One Nation last are gesture politics and false moralism.

Progressive support for and forgiveness of the Greens creates an accumulated store of woe for Australia, with the price to be extracted at some point.

The Greens seek to transform the nation by discrediting its foundations and history as a project mired in colonial, racist and sexist exploitation while, at the same time, they assault nation-state sovereignty, security and border protection in the cause of a utopian and phony internationalism guaranteed to diminish and divide Australian life.

Their domestic policies are a ­fusion between radical climate change extremism and forlorn socialist dreams that appeal only because they cannot be implemented — at least so far. Their agendas are unconcealed, spelt out at length in their policy documents and principles.

This week the Greens unveiled their election climate change policy that involves 2030 as a cut-off point for the shutdown of all Australia’s coal-fired power stations as well as termination of thermal coal exports, with a yearly limit set by coal exports from 2020. There will be a ban on new conventional onshore and offshore gas and oil fields and on new internal combustion vehicles by 2030.

These decisions constitute government intervention without precedent in our history against the nation’s main export. These policies are designed to humble Labor’s 45/50 per cent climate change targets and reflect an established pattern — the Greens outbidding Labor as the vanguard party on climate change and seizing the high ground on climate change moralism.

This reflects the tactics and philosophy of the Greens. Their worldview is deeply ideological and is driven by the resort to extreme state power in pursuit of ecological, economic, social and strategic aims. During a week when ALP figures ridiculed the notion of the Greens posing a more serious threat to the nation than One Nation, it is timely to review the party’s published agenda.

The Greens’ coercive nature, justified by the climate change “emergency”, is embedded in the huge interventions they demand in the cause of “saving” the planet.

There is no debate about what constitutes a proportionate Australian response compared with action by other nations. What matters is the international challenge.

The Greens repudiate fundamental norms of national sovereignty. They demand open borders achieved by the total dismantling of all policies to secure the borders — notably banning offshore processing and boat turnarounds. The priority is the interest of people who self-select Australia as their destination, not the rights of the Australian people to decide who joins their national community.

The political and constitutional framework is to be transformed. Because the Greens cannot secure their agenda through our democratic system their policy is to secure the most sweeping change to the democratic system since Federation. This involves a charter of rights based on a vast list of so-called international norms (civil, social, cultural and environmental) that would transfer power and policymaking to the judiciary.

It involves the termination of the dominant two-party system by introducing proportional representation as the House of Representatives voting system, recasting Australia as a European parliamentary model of coalitions and guaranteeing the Greens ministerial office in any government of the Left.

The social utopia seems limitless — free undergraduate higher education; most community services — childcare, disability, aged care — to be free or low cost; legalising and regulating cannabis and a more permissive attitude towards drug use and care; a crackdown on religious freedom through a tougher reform of non-discriminatory laws; a cultural shift that repudiates European settlement as the pivot for Australia Day, pointing to an attack on the Western canon and tradition; and in economic terms a move towards selective nationalisations, higher taxes on companies and a greater role for the state.

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55 Responses to Paul Kelly on The Greens

  1. stackja

    Greens are the latest leftist party. Watermelon, yes!

    Green on the Outside, Red on the Inside. … A: I call the book Watermelons because they’re green on the outside but red on the inside. After the Berlin Wall came down, the communist movement, the global leftist movement, was left in a bit of a quandary. They pretty much lost the economic argument.

  2. candy

    Greens leader pays his au pairs about $150 for 25 hours work per week.

    You simply can’t take these peoples seriously. The senior Greens probably own several investment properties too. It’s not their wealth they want to share.

  3. Percy Popinjay

    Note the weaselly language:

    the implementation of a tax on dynastic wealth, targeted at those bequeathing or gifting large amounts*

    Make no mistake, if you think taxes are extortionate now (and they most certainly are), wait until those greenfilth imbeciles are calling the shots on labor’s tax policies.

    I cannot articualte in mere words the true depth of my hatred of and contempt for those disgusting hypocritical totalitarian zombie dirtbags.

    *From their webshite and no, I’m not linking to it. Just be sure to have a bucket handy.

  4. Dr Faustus

    Paul Kelly appears to have missed one of the Greens central economic polices: they plan to nationalise banking, electricity production/networks, and the internet.

    Luckily it seems this will all be cost free, because of ‘Our plan to make our economy work for all of us, and put billions of dollars back into public services…’.
    Naturally this is code for massive intervention in the tax system.

  5. Percy Popinjay

    The senior Greens probably own several investment properties too

    Hence why Julius Sideburn AO QC was last seen fighting inequality from one of his seven “modest” properties.

  6. .

    the implementation of a tax on dynastic wealth, targeted at those bequeathing or gifting large amounts*

    Great, they want to destroy families and charity. ‘

    But we already knew that.

  7. Cynic of Ayr

    And this absolutely mindless moron Morrison, prefers the Greens to One Nation.
    Apparently, the destruction of the Country is preferable to a Party that would like to change the gun laws. Would like to! They cannot change the laws, they aren’t in Government!
    For fuck’s sake, Morrison, you fucking idiot, neither Hansom nor the NRA can change the laws on their own.
    In Australia, the SSAA (Sporting Shooters Association of Australia) and the NRAA (National Rifle Association of Australia) are as powerful per capita in Australia as the NRA in the US. There are Pistol Association and Shot Gun Associations as well. They have literally thousands of members, and Morrison says to all these people, that he’d rather be known as a wrecker.
    What a really, really stupid man.

  8. Davey Boy

    I once went to a Council meeting (Auburn in Sydney’s west, you know, the one where Salim was deputy mayor, before it was amalgamated and he went to Cooma) where a local little old lady, an ‘old Australian’ if you like, was given the floor as a resident, to put the case against a development proposal which involved demolishing an art deco period building, one of only three left in Australia at the time. She made the mistake of slipping in the term ‘Christian heritage’ when she spoke. When the little old lady was finished a Greens councillor sprang up and immediately denounced the speech just made as having (and I quote) racist undertones. The packed gallery enthusiastically agreed with the Greens councillor with whoops and applause. Given the council area you can infer the gallery’s demographic easily, and what the development proposal was about.

    Whenever I hear or see words like ‘undertones’ or ‘inclinations’ I get curious – what is the speaker (or writer) really trying to say? Please, don’t hint and skip around the edges, just come right out and say it, be specific and support what you really want to say with explicit sources and evidence. That way we’ll really know what you believe.

  9. .

    Whenever I hear or see words like ‘undertones’ or ‘inclinations’ I get curious – what is the speaker (or writer) really trying to say?

    We can find out at the Party’s Sixth International.

  10. A Lurker

    And this absolutely mindless moron Morrison, prefers the Greens to One Nation.

    Morrison has tumbled out of the closet, landed on his head and revealed his bare-authoritarian ar$e for all to see.

  11. RobK

    Three cheers to Paul Kelly and this post.

  12. Dr Faustus

    wait until those greenfilth imbeciles are calling the shots on labor’s tax policies.

    Already doing this via policy competition for the ‘progressive’ vote.

    But get ready for the full, unlubricated pineapple insertion if the Senate half election delivers balance of power control to the Greens.

    A transfer of only 3 Senate seats from the Coalition/non-Green crossbench would give full legislative control to an ALP/Greens coalition. And, thanks to cunning-as-a-cunning-fox Trumble’s 2016 DD, there are six non-Green cross bench senate seats up for grabs in the forthcoming half election.

    The current hysterical anti-PHON, anti-Anning rhetoric is all about achieving this outcome.

    I used to think of NZ as a potential sanctuary destination.
    Now, probably Singapore.

  13. Entropy

    The only reason I will be voting for one of the alt right parties in the senate (whichever one is. OST likely to eat quotas) is to rob the true enemy within, the greens, of the balance of power.

    Strategic voting is the only option we have left.

  14. Entropy

    Bloody hell.

    The only reason I will be voting for one of the alt right parties in the senate (whichever one is most likely to meet quotas) is to rob the true enemy within, the greens, of the balance of power.

    Strategic voting is the only option we have left.

  15. Bruce

    Davey Boy:

    The problem with quite correctly describing criminally malicious, totalitarian sociopaths as “criminally malicious, totalitarian sociopaths” is that our legalist system and the LSM “won’t like it” and will set out to destroy your life, pour encourager les autres.

    Telling the truth in this country is rapidly hurtling towards becoming a suicidal act.

  16. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    I used to think of NZ as a potential sanctuary destination.
    Now, probably Singapore.

    Six months of each year in Vanuatu, for tax purposes, six months of each year in a serviced apartment in Oban, Scotland, in close proximity to my favourite distillery, and the Scottish Highlands at the door.

  17. .

    Telling the truth in this country is rapidly hurtling towards becoming a suicidal act.

    Yeah but we should never apologise for that.

  18. .

    Zulu,

    Do you realise in Scotland that the would be gods (left wing politically connected quacks and quackademics) actually want to ban stacking rocks on beaches and sharp knives?

    I’m not joking either.

  19. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    the implementation of a tax on dynastic wealth, targeted at those bequeathing or gifting large amounts*

    The Greens took death duties to the 2007 election. Nothing new.

  20. John Constantine

    https://bigthink.com/stephen-johnson/scientists-to-un-to-stop-climate-change-modern-capitalism-needs-to-die

    The Khmer Greens believe in crush loading australia with tens of millions of the worlds poorest people to bring about their helter skelter revolution.

    Once western industrial civilisation is purged from the face of the earth, then popultaion control measures can proceed.

    We must stabilize population. This will be possible only if all nations recognize that it requires improved social and economic conditions, and the adoption of effective, voluntary family planning.

    food rationing

    suggesting that “dairy and meat should make way for largely plant-based diets.”

    Soylent green and soma. Then bubonic plague.

    Comrades.

  21. CameronH

    Why is One Nation racist? I keep hearing this but find no real evidence of it.

  22. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    I cannot articualte in mere words the true depth of my hatred of and contempt for those disgusting hypocritical totalitarian zombie dirtbags.

    The Greens movement is nothing more then resurrected Fascism, thinly disguised.

  23. .

    What evidence is there that the Greens are not full blown communist?

    I can’t find any.

  24. Roger

    Why is One Nation racist? I keep hearing this but find no real evidence of it.

    Meanwhile, the Greens want to deny brown people cheap and reliable electricity by banning our coal and uranium exports to India.

  25. Tom

    I keep pointing out the Australian Greenfilth party was officially incorporated (in 1992) the year after the Australian Communist Party was wound up. It wasn’t a coincidence. Communists needed a new home and — surprise, surprise — 25 years later, every second leftist is a communist.

    Yet old fuddy duddies like Kelly still can’t name the ideology of those, led by the Greenfilth, who want to destroy capitalism.

    It’s communism, stupid — and it relies on the erasure of history, which has been comprehensively achieved by the education system.

    Journalism used to pride itself on calling a spade a spade. It can’t do so now because it has been eaten alive by political correctness — the most sinister weapon in the toolbox of the modern communist fascist.

  26. Boambee John

    The Greens movement is nothing more then resurrected Fascism, not even thinly disguised.

    Fixed that for you Zulu.

  27. egg_

    Are their Grunenfuhrers the whitest Party in ‘Straya?

  28. Roger

    Adam Bandt’s Wiki biography is enlightening.

    A Marxist on the march through several institutions, including the ALP, and now in parliament.

  29. Dr Faustus

    six months of each year in a serviced apartment in Oban, Scotland

    Unfortunately, whiskey aside, Scotland is no sort of refuge from socialism. The SNP is full-bore nationalist social democratic, with Labour playing the same sort of role in the Scottish Parliament as the Greens do here.

    Scottish independence (and the international begging bowl for subsidies and OPM) is the name of the game – and no ‘progressive’ legislative proposal is too stupid to die a natural death.

    Aside from that, Oban and the lochs is a very beautiful place in summer – but horrid in winter.

  30. Dr Fred Lenin

    We in the alp workers party are not ruled by the greens , just because we do everything the tell us to do to get their preferences ,and one third of our comrades in politics are there on those preferences , doesnt mean the rule us . If we dont humour y]tjem the preferences will go to the right wing of our beloved uniparty which will be a disaster for the wukkas . We too are thinking of paying a good living wage to peopke who dont want to work like the greens . It is possible and can be psid for by more tax on the people who have to work to live .
    Thats not as strange as it sounds , abolish compulsory and preferential voting ,to restore real democracy .
    Then abolish career politics and lifetime tenure in taxpayer funded jobs ,put them on yearly contracts .
    Nothing like uncertainty to keep peoples minds on the job

  31. Dr Fred Lenin

    Dr Faustus I read that if Scotland and Ulster wanted to remain in the EU after Brexit,Scotland would lose 20 billion punds a year in English and Welsh subsidies and Ulster 5 billion pounds .
    Cant see the comrades in Brussels entertaining paying that money just to piss off the UK ,they have the foreign named poofter Irish president to do that for nothing . If the Irish get too stroppy the UK could do another Cromwell on them .

  32. Dr Faustus

    Dr Faustus I read that if Scotland and Ulster wanted to remain in the EU after Brexit,Scotland would lose 20 billion punds a year in English and Welsh subsidies and Ulster 5 billion pounds .

    Fred: The whole of the UK works on subsidies. The most recent fiscal balance numbers have London and the Southeast subsidising Scotland £14.3bn, Northern Ireland £9.3bn and Wales £13.2bn.

    Barely joking here, Oliver Cromwell is a front and centre issue in Brexit.

  33. Zyconoclast

    There can be no tolerance of One Nation’s…

    I thought tolerance and it’s twin diversity were our strength

  34. Craig

    Why do and have the greens have any significance in today’s politics? Because the average joe voter doesn’t give a fuck about politics and at election time, throws in a protest vote at the major parties. This protest vote results in shit policy making decisions from the government of the day because they have to work with the greens to get their shit policies through.

    Joe voter then continues to blame the government of the day for their own financial and social problems and the green filth responsibility is absolved. Starting to think a dictatorship is a worthwhile investment just for the sake of destroying the economy and starting again, if possible.

  35. Bruce

    Dot:

    ” and sharp knives?”

    In a culture that holds “sacred” dances with claymores ( the sword, not the mine) and carries cutlery (sgian-dubh) in their socks?

    I somehow doubt that all of the locals will let themselves be conned into another Culloden.

  36. Deplorable

    Who would vote for this green filth, what a sick bunch of jerks. Morrison reinforces my intention to vote for Anning and One Nation if I can in the Senate and place laborlite,extreme labor, radical left greens last. Informal in the House so my vote cannot be used for evil or gain.

  37. Squirrel

    The Greens are increasingly the party of the posturing, virtue-signalling, “do as I say, not as I do” twits and poseurs who pretend to be concerned – “passionate” is the usual term – about the environment at the same time as they are cheering on Big Australia and the environmental destruction, the high-rise monstrosities and the metastasising cheek-by-jowl suburbia which it creates.

    It’s all OK as long as the people who really matter have publicly subsidised solar panels on their heritage-listed homes and a pricey hybrid/electric vehicle in the “residents only” parking space out the front.

  38. TBH

    It’s hard to overstate how much I hate those fucking communists in the Greens. Their policy platform is absolute poison and should be repudiated in the most severe terms.

  39. Herodotus

    There can be no tolerance of One Nation’s racist inclinations
    Bad opening statement.
    Next!

  40. Phill

    I dont have much higher education, so I am not sure if the opening statement is an example of a falacious argumentum ad populem or not. Just curious, and seeking guidance.

  41. LGS

    Davey Boy
    #2974512, posted on March 30, 2019 at 12:17 pm

    I once went to a Council meeting (Auburn in Sydney’s west, you know, the one where Salim was deputy mayor, before it was amalgamated and he went to Cooma) where a local little old lady, an ‘old Australian’ if you like, was given the floor as a resident, to put the case against a development proposal which involved demolishing an art deco period building, one of only three left in Australia at the time. She made the mistake of slipping in the term ‘Christian heritage’ when she spoke. When the little old lady was finished a Greens councillor sprang up and immediately denounced the speech just made as having (and I quote) racist undertones. The packed gallery enthusiastically agreed with the Greens councillor with whoops and applause. Given the council area you can infer the gallery’s demographic easily, and what the development proposal was about.

    Hypocrites is an inadequate term to describe the utterly contemptible Greens.

  42. J.H.

    One Nation has no “Racist Inclinations”….. What are you talking about Davidson? You just make stuff up mate.

  43. J.H.

    I get sick of people who conflate criticism of immigration policies with “Racism”. It’s a very poor intellectual stance.

  44. Iampeter

    This article would make more sense if it was directed at the Liberal Party.
    Conservatives in Australia are responsible for far more environmentalist and “utopian” leftist regulations than any other movement. Certainly way more so than the Greens.

  45. min

    The new Green in our electorate has 20million property portfolio including a beach house. He says he is fighting for equality, unfortunately the doctors’ wives and soy latte drinkers could not wait to donate to his campaign. His house is featured on Google from when his wife opened it for public viewing ,full of mirrors , over decorated stuff . I wonder what Jung would have to say about that but he certainly does not suffer from cognitive dissonance given his lifestyle is currently opposite to all his beliefs.

  46. Robber Baron

    Kelly is only writing this take down of the commo Greens is to make sure that people vote Labor. It’s just way too obvious. Try be more subtle Kelly.

  47. bollux

    Nothing wrong with criticising races that won’t integrate with ours. The dopes that insist on mixing us up are the true racists. They do it for spite because underneath they hate harmony. Which we once had a lot of.

  48. Cynic of Ayr

    I got three words that describe the Greens…
    Sarah Hanson Young.

  49. Dr Fred Lenin

    I suppose the commos had to go somewhere when the soviet onion fell apart some followed the climate scam route of socialism, others like giliard joined the alp which already had its share of comrades and fellow travellers . The greens put up a manifesto at first which was only 90 per cent commo ,they have improved on that since , its 100 per cent now ,narx would have felt right at home with them .

  50. Dr Fred Lenin

    Bollux just heard measles is back after being declared extinct four years ago,they are blaming youn aussie travellelers for its re emergence ,nithing to do with hundreds of thousands of peasants from sixthe world countries . Measles can join Whooping cough another extinct disease ,and the huge outbreak of bollards in our cities ,the were extinct till a few years ago too .
    Now that ISIS disease is eliminated we look forward to the millions of “Syrian Refugees” in the West returning to their homeland niw the danger is gone ,I hope Syrian Centrelink is up to the task of supporting them . If nit who gives a damn
    Cultimulturism and climatism , socialisms gift to the West .

  51. Paulo Nigrum Anatis

    My wife is Russian and lived under the Soviet system. She pathologically hates the Green’s because she says they are exactly the same as the Reds. Her comment: ” they will bring your nation to its knees for the sake of their ideology…there is no common sense!”

    She actually starved for a decade, she has experience of what happens when fanatics obtain power. Thankfully we have never experienced this, but we should listen very carefully to those that have.

    She will be voting One Nation next election for the same reasons as many of the post’s here – not so much because she supports their policies, and we acknowledge they just can’t get their act together and constantly split due to ego rivalries; but even so, to prevent the Greens getting a balance of power and voting for their antithesis is the only way she can see to do so.

    I’ll be doing the same thing. Should ‘One Nation’ or that ilk ever get a leadership of acumen and substance, then the major parties will really be in trouble. For my sense in general conversation with people for all walks of life is that there is a huge wave of frustrated voters (a la Trump) wavering on committing to support One Nation and the Alt Right because of its dysfunctionalism, exacerbated by consolidated MSM attack.

    I think the support is much more that the polls indicate because of this. People at the moment don’t want to be tarred with this brush of supporting dysfunctionalsim and the more rabid mouthings. However there is a lot of sympathy out there for the aims.

    There is nothing racist about having control and exercising that control over who enters your nation and determining and being discerning about who has the capacity to integrate smoothly. The Greens mirror the ALP here where the rights of non citizens outweigh the rights of citizens. Purely for political gain. A pox on both their houses!

  52. Old Lefty

    A large part of the Greens’ high profile derives from the fact that the Australian taxpayer pays two billion dollars a year for a screeching, sectarian propaganda organ for the Stalinist wing of the Greens: the ABC.

    The worker Soviet at former Fairfax followed suit and drove Fairfax into oblivion; the question is whether Nine can take editorial control or will succumb to a Mark Scott-style Stockholm syndrome.

  53. None

    I’m no fan of one nation although I do like Mark Latham but I wouldn’t call them racist even if I would call Pauline Hanson stupid. One nation is not a threat to Australia but the greens are.

  54. Peter Hornhardt

    I can’t believe the venom..(commentators not the original article) whatever happened to rational debate.

  55. Peter Hornhardt
    #2978521, posted on April 3, 2019 at 3:41 pm

    I can’t believe the venom..(commentators not the original article) whatever happened to rational debate.

    The Greens are toxic communists. That is an entirely rational thing to say.

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