Rules for Thee, But Not for Me

Having experienced the Australian Greens' conduct personally, I am not shocked by their ongoing hypocrisy. It's Marxism 101.

Rules for Thee, But Not for Me

The hypocrisy of members of the Greens political party knows no bounds.

Their parliamentary members are usually accusing others of what they themselves are guilty of.

That duplicity covers almost all areas from gender stereotyping through to racism and anti-capitalism.

Some years ago, the Green Senator Larissa Waters was railing against gender stereotyped toys for 'no-gender December', claiming they led to domestic violence and gender pay-gaps.

She said:

“Outdated stereotypes about girls and boys and men and women perpetuate gender inequality, which feeds into very serious problems such as domestic violence and the gender pay gap".

At the time I suggested she'd consumed too much Christmas Eggnog to come up with such a half-baked idea.

This was just a few days before a photo of her young daughter wearing a stereotypical pink dress was unveiled.

Waters is not alone in her hypocrisy.

Sarah Hanson-Young decries sexism while being guilty of some of the most outrageous sexist, ageist and racist abuse in the parliament.

Only a Green could think that referring to fellow senators as creepy, old white men was ok.

I'm sure a similar observation directed her way would be considered differently.

But it doesn't stop there.

All the Greens rail against the use of fossil fuels while flying everywhere on the taxpayer dollar. They pushed for homestay refugee policies while refusing to house refugees themselves.

The list of Green lies and hypocrisy is long and undistinguished.

However in a competitive field, it seems the clear winner in the double standard stakes is Senator Mehreen Faruqi.

Faruqi is a migrant but seems to be constantly complaining about her adopted home.

Listening to her regular rants one could concludeAustralia is a cesspit of racism and misogyny, that prevents women and people with different melanin levels of achievement.

The fact she is a member of the most exclusive club in Australia, the Senate, seems lost on this Pakistani import.

She's even argued for debt forgiveness for Pakistan while seemingly being untroubled by the parlous state of Australia's government debt binge.

She's even suing Pauline Hanson for telling her on Twitter to "pack your bags and piss off back to Pakistan".

That was in response to Faruqi stating she could not mourn "the leader of a racist empire built on stolen lives, land and wealth of colonised people" on the same day Queen Elizabeth 2 died.

Sensitivity training is clearly not part of the Greens employment process, although the law suit suggests some are very sensitive to criticism of their own conduct.

However, it seems the environmentalist Faruqi has outdone herself with her latest move.

It involves bulldozing dozens of trees in a potentially sensitive Koala foraging habitat, to build multiple million-dollar dwellings.

When she was a NSW state MP Faruqi railed against Koala habitat clearing.

"Koala populations around the state are in decline, with NSW koala numbers plummeting by a third since 1990.

We have to be smarter than this and not make lazy decisions that jeopardise their future."

A spokesman for Faruqi said the development met 'all ecological requirements'.

That may be correct but compliance with local planning rules and regulations has never stopped the Greens political party from protesting development.

The Greens even opposed a wind-farm development in Tasmania on the basis it 'ruined the view'.

Now I don't care about the merits or not of Faruqi's development. I am a capitalist and think people should be able to do what they want with their land.

However I am not campaigning to stop others from having that right on the basis of Koalas or frogs or some mythological spiritual connection.

Nor do I claim the country that has given my migrant ancestors every opportunity is racist and sexist.

In Faruqi's case, that is especially galling when one considers that Pakistan, under the yoke of Islamic rule, is one of them most sexist and racist countries on earth.

None of this is new to those who are familiar with the inherent duality of Marxism.

It amounts to "rules for thee and not for me".

A lesson the Greens political party appear to have learned very well.

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