Well, we’ve survived our first day of the Greens having CONTROL of the Senate with their nine Senators out of seventy-six, members of parliament so powerful that they can force Labor and the Liberals to vote against each other in order to make the Greens’ votes the deciding ones. If the Herald Sun has informed me accurately – and I can’t see why they would exaggerate or misrepresent anything about the Greens – then the Greens are now running the country, and Bob Brown is Prime Minister in all but name.
And yet… where’s my gay heroin? Where’s my free bicycle? Why am I not compulsorily married to a tree yet? Is the refugee invasion planned for next week? When does the electricity get shut off? If I die tonight, will I have to pay death duties on my five million dollar estate? (Okay, I know I don’t have one of those, but I’m sure most other Herald Sun readers do, which is why it angers them so much.)
If the Greens are finally in control, then why haven’t they passed any of the diabolical legislation the Herald Sun and the Australian keep warning me about?
There’s only one possible explanation: they’re sellouts and we should never vote for them again. They promised us ruin and destruction and poverty and depravity and forcibly-injected heroin, and they were TOO SOFT to follow through.
Well, they’re finished now. Why would Greens voters continue to support a party that votes consistently in accordance with our views in Parliament, in favour of legislation we support, against legislation we don’t support, and which negotiates as effectively as its numbers allow to bring the parliament back towards the left, towards more socially humane policies, as they always told us they would? Why would we do that, if when the party doesn’t win control of Parliament in its own right, it can’t rule Parliament in its own right?
No, News Ltd has been correct this whole time. Either the Greens are going to ruin the country with EXTREME policies, in which case they must be destroyed; or they’re too weak ruin the country with EXTREME policies, in which case they must be destroyed.
I call on Rupert Murdoch to give us another election. He has that power, right?