Sunday, July 22, 2012

Soul-Searching for The Greens after Melbourne By-Election

In 2011 in the NSW State seat of Marrickville, Labor's Carmel Tebbutt beat The Greens' Fiona Byrne by the narrowest of margins: 50.9% to 49.1%.

The Murdoch media, aided and abetted by certain Greens members, put it about that Byrne's support for BDS ensured her failure to win the seat for The Greens.

You can read all about it in my 29/3/11 post A Myth Is Born. (See also the following 3 posts with the same title.)

On 21 July 2012, in the Victorian Sate seat of Melbourne, Labor's Jennifer Kannis beat The Greens' Cathy Oke by a slightly less narrow margin: 51.38% to 48.62% (Labor declares in Melbourne by-election,, 22/7/12).

BDS was not an issue in this election, The Greens having succumbed to the false notion that it was electoral poison: "Neither I nor the Victorian Greens support the BDS movement against the State of Israel." (Kathy Oke quoted in Danby declares war on Greens, The Australian Jewish News, 20/7/12)

When are The Greens going to wake up to the realisation that the real poison is backing away from principled positions, refusing to stand up to the lies of the Murdoch press, and trying to please political Zionists? Until they do, forgive me for considering them (with a few honorable exceptions, such as Fiona Byrne) as merely Labor-lite.


Anonymous said...

If the clueless Greens allowed Frank Lowy to write their foreign policy, instead of just mouthing the Zionist talking points,even the ungrateful Michael Danby would agree to swap preferences again.

It would be a kiss and make up of Talmudic proportions.

Michael Danby came in behind the Liberal Party candidate and was elected on Green preferences in the federal elections in 2001 and 2004.

I wonder if The Greens are aware of this simple fact?

If all other things were equal Danby would be the last Labor member to rile the hapless Greens and pick a fight.

It is time for The Greens to get tough.

Who actually represents the interests of Australia in all of this slaphappy sleepwalking?

Anonymous said...

Plibersek abandoned her principled support of equality for Paelstinians once she got a sniff of the front bench. So I had been planning on helping the Greens to win Sydney from Plibersek but have lost interest in helping now that they have caved to the Zionist lobby. Have vote Greens for many years because of their environment policies, but now know that when they sniff power they will cave to fossil fuel interests.