One law for the elites, another for the rest of us, by Chris Kenny.
The publicly funded political insiders are quick to denounce mainstream voters as racist, selfish, ignorant and angry yet they excuse their own dishonesty, promote their own hateful invective and seek to entrench their superiority. …
In three seemingly unrelated issues this week we could see how the political elites from the so-called progressive Left were operating under a different code; one far more forgiving than that applied to conservative politicians or the rest of us.
- There was a typically jaundiced ABC Four Corners report on offshore processing;
- a defiant Australian Human Rights Commission president in Gillian Triggs excused for repeatedly misleading parliamentary inquiries; and
- a Solicitor-General, Justin Gleeson, setting himself up as a legal oracle to the parliament and the nation.
In each case the platform is provided by public money and authority. In each case the individuals are seeking to recast the policy of a democratically elected government. And in each case they claim to be serving a higher goal.
All as according to the communist-leftist playbook:
This indulgence … actually has deep philosophical roots in post-Marxist political activism. It is the belief that the standards expected by the mainstream represent a “repressive tolerance”, as it was dubbed by German-American political theorist Herbert Marcuse. To deliver their nirvana, the elites must rise above the “tyranny of the majority”, he argued, and play by their own rules. “Liberating tolerance, then,” wrote Marcuse, “would mean intolerance against movements from the Right and toleration of movements from the Left.”
Bias towards people like themselves, in other words. What hypocrisy. And all the while helping themselves to taxpayer money.