Ban Lawless, Anti-Australia “Left Renewal” Greens From Parliament

HOW A COMMUNIST with links to the USSR could be eligible to sit in Australian Parliaments despite the national security risk defies belief; news NSW Senator Lee Rhiannon — with fellow traveller NSW MP David Shoebridge — anchors a hard Left Greens faction that recognises neither the rule of law nor the Australian state is a worry. This insidious subversive filth, and anyone else who signs on with it, must be barred from public office.

Those readers — especially those who come here intermittently just to be contrary — who profess disapproval of my wholesale characterisation of the Greens as Communists should perhaps take a little more notice today, as a Christmas present from Australia’s far Left that nobody in their right mind would want lobs onto the national political landscape.

(That’s right, a Christmas present — unwanted as it is — not some monument to “happy holidays” or similar bullshit).

Lee Rhiannon may very well have told the Fairfax press that she is not involved with Left Renewal — and we will get to that outfit shortly — and that none of her “current” staff are, but people will form their own conclusions and Rhiannon, as nobody has attempted to ever deny, is an active, ardent communist who once worked as a USSR propagandist: even if she has no formal, verifiable involvement with Left Renewal, her entire history suggests she would at the very minimum be amenable to its objectives.

Speaking of the press, readers can make their usual choice between Fairfax and Murdoch accounts of this issue.

For once, there isn’t a great deal to say.

The emergence of an ultra-left faction within the Communist Party Greens — claiming it does not acknowledge the rule of law, the Australian state, the authority of the Police, and seeks to “bring about the end of capitalism” — is hardly a surprise; after all, the party’s platform (which most voters are ignorant of) advocates pretty much the same thing.

But Left Renewal, this hardcore new Greens faction that explicitly aims to realise it, is a new development and a turning point in the long march of the Greens from their masquerade as a harmless place to park protest votes to an unveiling of their true form — an insidious, obsequious bastion of the most brutal aspects of socialism — that ought to be met with proportionate repercussions by the very state it claims to disregard the legitimacy of.

The reports available in the media all use the formulation that Left Renewal has “formed around” Rhiannon and her apparent fellow traveller — NSW upper house MP David Shoebridge — and on the presumption that this is how the reporting journalists have been briefed, Rhiannon and Shoebridge can hardly be surprised that some will draw the conclusion their fingerprints are all over it even if the paper trail doesn’t directly implicate them.

It does not recognise the rule of law.

It does not recognise the legitimacy of the Australian state.

It portrays Police as a “violent apparatus” of that state: needless to say, it doesn’t recognise their authority either.

And it is pledged to “bring about the end of capitalism” — something leader Richard Di Natale has tried to dismiss as a “ridiculous notion,” but if the shoe fits, the Greens must wear it: after all, it is an old story indeed that the Greens are “anti” just about everything that constitutes a modern, advanced, liberal democratic society: and that, by definition, includes free markets and financial systems within a capitalist economy.

But to really appreciate the truly repulsive — and subversive — nature of Left Renewal, it is necessary to republish a contemporaneous quote from The Age, from which the Left Renewal manifesto states that

“Capitalism depends upon violent and authoritarian divisions within the working class, such as elitism, sexism, racism, homophobia, transphobia, religious sectarianism, and ableism (among others). It is only with the abolition of these authoritarian relations that we will be able to create a thriving movement capable of transforming society and so must challenge these wherever we encounter it (sic).”

Australia itself, Left Renewal claims, is “based upon an act of genocide which exists within a broader framework of global imperialism.”

What a pile of horse shit.

Still, Left Renewal makes its objectives very clear: to systematically overthrow and dismantle Australian society, with a flagrant disregard — defiance even — of any officially sanctioned authority that might stop it.

It makes a rather ironic start in this sense, given it establishes a faction within a party in which factionalism is supposedly verboten: and to continue the theme, any Left Renewal member will be bound to support and pursue decisions resolved by the faction’s members by majority ballot.

And in a vivid illustration of just how dangerous this ultra-left wing contingent at the Greens really is — both to its own party, and to Australian society more broadly — the fact calls by party elder Bob Brown for Rhiannon to get out of Parliament in the interests of “renewal,” and attempts by Di Natale to head the emergence of the faction off altogether, merely show the complete impotence of any proper leadership at the Greens, and the malignancy with which the parasitic hard socialist Left now seeks to advance its truck.

Margaret Thatcher used to say, of liberty and democracy, that you cannot have freedom unless you have order — and that you cannot have order unless you obey the law.”

It is clear that Left Renewal has little interest in obeying the law at all — let alone even acknowledging its fundamental role underpinning Australian society — and in that sense, it is debatable whether it has any interest in preserving order either.

I think a determination needs to be made on national security grounds that subversive elements like this should be barred from holding office: there is, after all, no point rattling on about democracy when it comes to those pledged to destroy the liberal democratic system in its entirety.

And whether she “is a member” of Left Renewal or not, that applies to the Communist Lee Rhiannon irrespective of this insidious new bloc inside the Greens: as an operative for a foreign (and hostile) power in the form of the USSR she should never have been allowed to stand for Parliament in the first place, let alone serve in the upper houses of both NSW and the Commonwealth.

She, and anyone else who throws in their lot with Left Renewal, should be summarily disqualified from standing for elective office. Their agenda may yield little electoral support, but — just like the Greens proper — precedent has already shown it takes relatively few people to be brainwashed through disinformation and propaganda to inflict disproportionate consequent damage on Australia’s instruments of governance.

With an agenda such as that now offered by Left Renewal, that damage — if milked for enough votes — could be cataclysmic.



13 thoughts on “Ban Lawless, Anti-Australia “Left Renewal” Greens From Parliament

  1. “and attempts by Di Natale to head the emergence of the faction off altogether, merely show the complete impotence of any proper leadership at the Greens” – sounds like Malcolm Turnbull and the issue of Cory Bernardi and his Australian Conservative Party.

    Your confected opprobrium with Lee Rhiannon and the Left Renewal is heartening, great to see that 1950’s “reds under the beds, Pinkos, Commies bashing is alive and well – and that’s nice cardigan you’re wearing.

    • Must be having a lot of fun down in the garden playing with the Easter Bunny and the fairies.

      Confected opprobrium? Reds under the beds? Sounds like you are a fully subscribed member Left Renewal. Good luck.

  2. It is perfectly reasonable for a state to declare outlaw people who refuse to recognise the authority of that State but insist on remaining within it. The Laws allowing this were on the books in England and after that in Australia since William the Conqueror’s time. Only very recently were they removed in Victoria and NSW. That was a mistake. These Laws should be re-made. Not just for people like Rhiannon, but for others who refuse to recognise the authority of Australian Government. Notably those who think it is a good idea to blow up Australian citizens en-masse.

  3. What is completely astounding is that the Coalition aren’t interested in reaping this political hay.
    The entire cabinet ought to be shouting this from the rooftops. This is the real green agenda, folks so if you want a taste of this idiotic ideology, examine the strife and hardship it has caused in every corner of the world.
    I am concerned about the timing. The people backing this crap, not only in the Communist Party but in Getup are the same villains that are trying everything to derail the Trump movement. Does this represent some sort of false flag event that they are planning?
    Merry Christmas Yale.

    • You are absolutely, unquestionably, 100% on the money in noting the Coalition’s mistake in not capitalising on this, karabar, and in fact — be it positive politics or negative, or political strategy/tactics/comms generally, you have highlighted a neat practical illustration of what I’ve been banging on about for years: the current apparatus of Coalition government simply isn’t up to those tasks.

      Merry Christmas to you too. I hope the big fellow in the red suit has visited. I look forward to more banter in the new year; if time permits I hope my presence here will be a little heavier than it has been in 2016, but we will see 🙂

  4. Dear Yale,

    You are spot one, although far from politically correct. J I wish you a nice Christmas, a happy New Year, but most of all good health – which is merely the slowest way one can die.

    With kind regards,

    Werner Sig 2.jpg

  5. Yale if you are fair dinkum you would write a article on getting the far right political parties banned as well. There is the One Nation party, Reclaim Australia Party the conservatives in the Liberal party and a host of other right wing parties that all they want to do is divide Australians into Us and Them, and that is not the way to go.

    A good political leader would have us all singing from the same hymen book and after Howard divide Australia it would be hard for a good political leader to get all Australians singing from the same hymen book.

    Now be man enough and write a article on getting them ban don’t just pick on one side of the political fence

    • John, I have had plenty to say about the merits (or, indeed, otherwise) of the far Right and the organisations you list, among others.

      I think if you are going to pick and snipe it might be better for you to read the articles posted here in their entirety, rather than picking and choosing what suits a narrow, “you’re biased” perspective. I make absolutely no bones about the fact I sit on the mainstream Right. But if you are accusing me of being unevenly critical, especially just days after calling for Turnbull’s head and after a year in which I have been stoutly critical of my own side’s performance, then I’m afraid you’ll excuse me for finding your comments just a trifle ridiculous.

  6. Oh Cmon… the greens far left? Not for a long time now. Rhiannon is a relic of a bygone age in the green party. An outlier just like Bernardi. She has little leverage going forward, and I agree that is a good thing: Good riddance.

    The leadership team of the Greens are moderate, highly educated and grounded in the real world. They are pursuing evidence based policy, and while I don’t agree with all of it, they are some of the few politicians who don’t have snouts firmly in the trough.

    To tar them with her brush is just as stupid as saying Turnbull holds Bernardi’s views as his own. We both know that is weak sauce.

  7. It would be nice if people would discard this nonsense about “Right and Left”.
    If there is differentiation necessary it is those who charish individual freedom, and those who crave the slave,master’s whip and the jackboot.
    One Nation, the ALA, the Liberal Democrats, and the Australian Conservative movement, and Beranrdi in particular, are on the side of the pursuit of Life, Liberty, and Happiness, and those opposing it, which includes the three “mainstream” political apparatchiks, are Trotskiests, Leninists, Marxists, Alinskiests, and the mentally deranged (Sarah Sea Patrol for one).

    American Stupidity Top 10 List
    This is so sad; from a proud, strong country to a laughing stock of the world.

    A Canadian’s Version of David Letterman’s Top 10. Just makes you want to
    shake your head in disbelief, and, just maybe choke someone in charge.
    This is Canada ‘s Top Ten List of America’s Stupidity, and you will note the similarity with Australia.

    Of course we look like idiots – we are!
    # 10 Only in America … Could democrat politicians talk about the greed of the rich at a $35,000.00 per plate Obama campaign fund-raising event.
    # 09 Only in America … Could people claim that the government still discriminates against black Americans when they have a black President, a black Attorney General and roughly 20% of the federal workforce is black while only 14% of the population is black, 40+% of all federal entitlements
    goes to black Americans – 3 X the rate that go to whites, 5 X the rate that go to Hispanics!
    # 08 Only in America … Could they have had the two people most responsible for our tax code, Timothy Geithner (the head of the Treasury Department) and Charles Rangel (who once ran the Ways and Means Committee), BOTH turn out to be tax cheats who are in favuor of higher taxes.
    # 07 Only in America … Can they have terrorists kill people in the name of Allah and have the media primarily react by fretting that Muslims might be harmed by the backlash.
    # 06 Only in America … Would they make people who want to legally become American citizens wait for years in their home countries and pay tens of thousands of dollars for the privilege, while they discuss letting anyone who sneaks into the country illegally just ‘magically’ become American citizens. (probably should be number one)
    # 05 Only in America … Could the people who believe in balancing the budget and sticking by the country’s Constitution be called EXTREMISTS.
    # 04 Only in America … Could you need to present a picture identification to cash a check or buy alcohol, but not to vote.
    # 03 Only in America … Could people demand the government investigate whether oil companies are gouging the public because the price of gas went up when the return on equity invested in a major U.S. Oil company (Marathon Oil) is less than half of a company making tennis shoes (Nike).
    # 02 Only in America … Could you collect more tax dollars from the
    people than any nation in recorded history, still spend a Trillion dollars more than it has per year – for total spending of $7 Million PER MINUTE, and complain that it doesn’t have nearly enough money.
    # 01 Only in America …. Could the rich people – who pay 86% of all ??? income taxes – be accused of not paying their “fair share” by people who don’t pay any income taxes at all.

  8. This article is very one sided. To say Howard was the hero who gave us a surplus is funny when he sold our gold reserves, and any other assett that was making money. Then he did create middle class welfare , which is killing us. The current liberals have doubled the debt which I noticed you forgot to mention. This year when the car industry plus all the support industries close. It will be worse thanks to Joe leave our country if you don’t like it hockey. Hockey is double dipping with parliamentary pension plus his wage as Our Ambassador to the USA. Didn’t he say he hates double dippers?

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