It’s not class warfare, it’s pig ignorance

The ALP is just daring us to elect them, but if we do, it won’t be as if we weren’t warned: Shorten divides to conquer in class-warfare attacks:

Bill Shorten has intensified his ­attack on retirees, property investors, big business and the wealthy in a speech on the eve of the election, as both sides warned of a tightening contest in an ­implicit message to voters not to deliver the third minority government in Australia in just 10 years.

In a rally cry designed to lock in Labor’s base, with an estimated 10 per cent of voters yet to decide who they will support, the Opposition Leader used his final campaign pitch to a gathering of party faithful to draw even greater contrast between Labor and the “vested interests” of the Liberal Party.

But it was deputy Labor leader Tanya Plibersek who launched the most strident assault on those she described as “tax dodgers” and multiple homeowners.

“Will it be the big banks and tax dodgers, or teachers and nurses? Will it be people who own six houses already, or young couples buying their first home. Will it be the people who want a refund on tax they haven’t paid, or pensioners who need dental care?

“Who do we want to win the day on Saturday? The sceptics, the deniers, the flat earthers when it comes to climate change or the farmers and the families who want to protect our environment?”

Everyone who rents an apartment, a flat or a house is renting from a “multiple homeowner”. What would either of them know about protecting the environment that anyone living on the land does not already know ten times more than they do? The ALP preys on ignorance and envy and a false sense of fairness. They are the very kind of politician who led Venezuela into the abyss it now finds itself in and from which it may never emerge. Voting ALP is all risk and no gain.

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32 Responses to It’s not class warfare, it’s pig ignorance

  1. stackja

    Ignorant voters keep electing ALP, expecting a different outcome.

  2. Dorothy

    I would say 3/4 of the population have no idea how the voting system works therefore don’t vote for who they thought they were voting for

  3. Dr Fred Lenin

    Watch the cfmeu wukkas start payinghalf their income inta to pay for migrant and refugge bludgers from the shithaps of the world and power blackouts mean they get warm beer and no footy on tv because no wind and its dark . The reaction will be epic ,middle class socialists getting a kicking from the people they were born to rule ,dont think we cant have violent reactions here ,cant happen soon enough .

  4. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    It’s a disgrace that anyone thinks a policy of looting other people is acceptable in this day and age. Socialism must dies a painful and ugly death.

  5. Leo G

    The opening line of today’s Sydney Morning Herald editorial reads “History will not look kindly on the past decade of Australian politics in which four elected prime ministers have been overthrown by their own parties.”
    Are we then expected to cheer the unconstitutional shift to government by an executive prime minister with presidential powers who is not elected by direct vote of the people of Australia?
    If a Labour-Green government results from the present election, that is the office Bill Shorten will occupy. He will have unprecedented power over Cabinet and the Federal Executive Council will be a bigger joke than ever.

  6. mundi

    How many here will be voting “FRASER ANNING’S CONSERVATIVE NATIONAL PARTY”?

    You know it make sense.

  7. Deplorable

    Me too. It makes complete sense.

  8. Genghis

    Just how many negatively geared properties does Tanya and her husband own?

  9. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Just how many negatively geared properties does Tanya and her husband own

    Daily Mail reports four, including one in Slovenia. I seem to remember some discussion as to whether you had to be a citizen to own property in Slovenia…

  10. duncanm

    I really don’t understand why they’re trying to woo these people — aren’t they already locked in to ALP or green?

    If anything, it may scare off some of the wealthy inner-city greens who actually understand the voting system and how preference flows work.

  11. duncanm

    Just how many negatively geared properties does Tanya and her husband own?

    Statement of member’s interests

    .. anyway, their new rules will only deal with those trying to better themselves, not those already invested.

  12. duncanm

    As mentioned in a previous thread.

    6 was carefully chosen so that no ALP members fell in the demographic to be fingered by the media for hypocrisy.

    Many have 4 or 5 properties.

  13. Mark A

    They could have a business there or he took up citizenship via marriage.

    Other countries may acquire property in Slovenia only if they have a business registered in Slovenia, obtain Slovenian citizenship through marriage, or obtain property through inheritance, provided the condition of reciprocity is met.

  14. Oh come on

    Shorten is bad. A Shorten ALP government will not be pretty; worse than a Morro-led coalition government, no doubt.

    Here’s the thing, though – say Morro is re-elected. I’m worried about three more years of milquetoast progressive Liberal drift, which will be characterised as the 4th Reich by the left. What’s terrifying is the Labor opposition at the next election. Its victory will be close enough to certain, and it will be far more terrifying than Shorten’s agenda.

    Best to take the nasty medicine early, I reckon.

  15. Leo G

    I’m worried about three more years of milquetoast progressive Liberal drift, which will be characterised as the 4th Reich by the left.

    But think of the effect on the totalistic ‘Left’ within the Labor-Green alliance. They are now past the peak of their influence and are beginning to spook the hoi-polloi. A Coalition win would likely break their stranglehold on on the Labor Party.

  16. Oh come on

    No, a Labor loss will be attributed to Shorten’s shortcomings (which would be fairly well correct). He’d take the fall in this scenario – there’s no reason I can see why the Labor left would cease to continue to veer hard left. Abetted and legitimised by a limp, reactionary LP which would follow their lead in the hapless fashion we’ve all come to know over these last several years.

    A coalition victory today will be a disaster in the longer run. It will presage the election of an even more rabid ALP government in 2022. That’s my firm belief.

  17. None

    So Qaintarse sent Tanya a $330 bottle of champagne in December. Why?

  18. Farmer Gez

    Plibersek and her green mates know what’s good for farmers.
    Ban chemicals, fertilisers, plant half the farm to trees and go organic.
    Who am I as a farmer to stand in the way of such wisdom and knowledge?
    Free us from our ignorance Great One.

  19. B.A.Lert

    When will the centre right wake up to the fact that the global warming nonsense exists to provide the green left socialist halfwits a platform. Without global warming they are nothing.

  20. one old bruce

    Glad to see Fraser Anning on the ballot, made sure to give him a vote.

  21. Iampeter

    Shorten divides to conquer in class-warfare attacks:

    Oh, you mean breaking people down into random groups in order to divide and conquer is wrong now?
    What about those pesky immigrants?
    Or the “censorious” tech industry?
    Or those immoral atheists?
    Or LGQBT?
    etc..

    All you collectivists and therefore leftists do is break people down into groups and pit them against each other, with the ultimate goal being to have your group on top.
    As one of the more ignorant posters here once said to me, “politics is about doing whatever works, by whatever means, no one gives a damn about your rights.”

    And that’s all any of you can do when you have no knowledge of politics.

    The only “pig ignorance” here is that you don’t see that you are and do exactly what you are condemning.

  22. Wayne

    Fraser Anning my number 1

  23. Oh come on

    You’re so boring, limp beater. Get lost.

  24. Leo G

    Shorten divides to conquer in class-warfare attacks

    The only “pig ignorance” here is that you don’t see that you are and do exactly what you are condemning.

    It takes quite a bit of “pig ignorance” to attribute the descriptive title of the article by Simon Benson and Rosie Lewis and published in the Australian to Cat Blogger Steve Kates and by association to all other Catallaxy thread commenters and readers.

  25. Iampeter

    Pointing out that you’re calling something that you yourself are always doing, as being pig ignorant, is not pig ignorance.

  26. Fisky

    Beep boop! Iampeter the weirdo autist is back!

  27. Tel

    He just acts autistic in the hope that it makes him seem slightly intelligent and more authentic as a Randian.

    And that’s all any of you can do when you have no knowledge of politics.

    OK smartarse, is Palmer going to hold balance of power this election? Go show us your powerful knowledge.

  28. Iampeter

    OK smartarse, is Palmer going to hold balance of power this election? Go show us your powerful knowledge.

    Oh, you think that’s what a “political” question sounds like? You’re for real, aren’t you?

    You may as well just be “beep booping” like the equally deep thinker Fisky over here.

    Beep boop! Iampeter the weirdo autist is back!

    Why would I leave? This is a right wing website. Supposedly.
    The real question is why are you here? There’s plenty of blogs for politically illiterate, leftists such as yourself out there.
    Oh wait. I just answered my own question.

  29. Cynic of Ayr

    Good Grief!
    Tanya Plibersek says, ” Will it be the people who want a refund on tax they haven’t paid, or pensioners who need dental care?”
    Tax they haven’t paid?
    They did pay the tax, you stupid ignorant lying bitch!
    How can you either be this stupid, or this big of a liar, or both?

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