I just spotted an ABC headline on its News Site and felt an instant anger and sense of betrayal.
‘Queensland Premier, mayors work to convince Adani to go ahead with $21.7b mine’
Anger that anyone could want that mine to go ahead and a sense of betrayal because it is an ALP Premier wanting it to happen.
After several minutes I had an epiphany and realised it was my lazy thinking that had created these emotions within.
Annastacia Palaszczuk is being true to her roots. Looking to create jobs for the workers of Queensland.
I was being true to my roots. Wanting to protect the environment from destruction.
Then I realised that the whole ‘Leftie’ argument which comes from the Right Wing Nut Jobs is based on a fallacy.
The Greens and the ALP may, one day, form some sort of coalition but in no way are the Greens ‘Labor-Lite’. Our aims are not the same.
While we share a similar Human Rights stance, we have severe differences when it comes to Jobs and the Environment.
(Parenthetically, how can the extreme Liberal Right stand being in coalition with the National Party? The Nats are Agrarian Socialists and so should be anathema to those Right Wing Idealogues of the IPA!)
So to all my friends in the ALP, I do hope we will remain friends but our aims are somewhat different. You have your priorities and I have mine.
One priority which we share and which I have not yet mentioned is that we both see the very real need to remove the IPA/L-NP hegemony which is currently ruling and ruining our country.
Let’s make sure we ‘Do a Barnett’ to the Turnbull Government at the first opportunity.
Then we can sort out our differences and make Australia the Land of the Fair Go again.