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Why Labor Sinks (Hint: Because it is Rotten to the Core) By Peter West
The Labor Party was taken over by the socialist Left pretty early in the scheme of things, once being the white man’s party, helping to build the white Australia policy, a policy that today China and Japan have the yellow equivalent of, and prosper with. Even though many Aussies died fighting the Nazis, they supported the white Australia policy, wanting a homogeneous homeland, and by contemporary Left standards, are racists. But multiculturalism was implemented in the 1947 post WW II immigration programme by Arthur C., then this quickly morphed into Asianisation, and now, the equally trendy, part of China thesis. Along the way, we went from sensible reforms about women’s rights, to crazy reforms that have helped destroy the family. Imagine what the Australians of 1901 would think about abortion on demand, transgenderism etc. etc. Manhood, the sort that built the country is under attack, and missing out of action. I would have liked the elites to have had the balls to have come out with all of this back in 1901 and then it would have been interesting to see how things would have gone. Anyway, the following remarks are interesting, although I would go much further than the sentiments expressed:
“Over a generation, the Labor Party has been transformed by its embrace of progressive ideology. It is now a fusion of middle-class, tertiary-educated, progressive ideologues and old-fashioned social democrats tied to a union movement devoid of industrial power. The problem for Labor is that progressive ideology is electoral poison. Its purpose is to subvert the values of nation and society and elevate those of group identity and individual self-realisation or narcissism. This is not the Labor way. While it is becoming the gospel of elites in the education, media and corporate world, it is the source of profound distrust among many “forgotten” or “quiet” Australians. How else to interpret the irrefutable voting statistics? The more progressive Labor gets, the more its primary vote sinks. This is the reality confronting Labor. Progressivism works for single-issue causes and the infiltration of institutions. But it hasn’t worked for a Labor Party that needs half the two-party-preferred vote in a country becoming more culturally fragmented.
The problem is Labor’s identity. Since 1996, Labor has won one out of nine federal elections as a majority government. Its primary vote has shrunk, being 33.3 per cent last election, 34.7 per cent at the 2016 election and 33.4 per cent at the 2013 election. Labor benefited from the Whitlam revolution 50 years ago by expanding its support base but the party is now the prisoner of progressive special interests. Anybody who doubts this should read the ALP platform. It is a dismal, turgid document riddled with social and cultural rent-seeking. It should be abolished and rewritten to save the party. Progressivism is no longer seen in terms of social democratic economic reform, Labor’s core business. It has been recast as a movement dedicated to radical climate action, identity politics and dismantling traditional cultural norms of behaviour and values. It seeks to transform individual and social virtue in the quest for a new moral order. Because much of the political media is progressive, it cannot comprehend the problem with progressivism and cannot comprehend Labor’s defeat.”
As I see it, it is impossible for Labor to modify its progressive stance any more than the US Democrats could modify theirs, for it is now part of their political DNA. Instead, using the modern political weapon of immigration, they hope to change the nature of the people, so that they get the democracy that they want.
Of course, any form of democratic politics has finished once the elites work to change the nature of, we the people. Welcome to the post-political world. It must be conflict, all the way up, and all the way down.