For around four weeks before Christmas – at least, it seemed that long – Facebook people were treated to a pitch for a ‘new progressive party that was transparent, open and easy to join’ – the usual rhetoric of the left. Those that have long observed ‘progressive’ (meaning hard-left) parties know that they are anything but simple, transparent and open. They are usually full of frauds with an abundance of tricks to fool the gullible.
The pitcher did not identify himself, but like the good collectivist he obviously is, he identified his political group: Australian Progressive Media. One wonders whether that is the name of the progressive party he is pitching for, or the name of an media organization – not that it matters to the job at hand.
It is an unfortunate irony that the pitcher presents a paradigm image of the hard-left activist. The hard-left activist is usually male, around thirty, unshaven, short hair, and dishevelled with a sweaty unwashed look. He is a fanatic, totally feminized and homosexualised with testosterone levels at a frightening low.
His basic thesis is that the Australian Labor Party and the hard-left Greens have had their day. Australians, most of whom, he asserts, entertain progressive ideas, are crying out for a new progressive party to take the country out of the do-nothing decaying world of the conservatives and lead it into a glorious future where climate change, sustainability, blah, blah, blah are the central concern of government. All is needed is for the people to organized themselves and to choose able leaders which, he implies, they are yet to do. It is an old story with the usual dodgy message.
But we should take this feminised, homosexualised radical seriously. The left are terrific organizers and manipulators. That’s the reason they have, working outside the official democratic processes, captured the major institutions of the country and can cancel their opponents at will. The public service, secondary and tertiary education, the media, and (unbelievably) many corporations are in the hands of the left. It is only in government that conservatives can exercise power – for now. Who knows how long they can last against a traitor class that continues its effective program of subversion.