Voting Green is about feeling morally superior to lesser mortals, by Stephen Daisley.
In this, as in all things, Paul Keating was right. It was the former Aussie Prime Minister, a Beethoven of political invective, who called his country’s Green Party ‘a bunch of opportunists and Trots hiding behind a gum tree trying to pretend they’re the Labor Party’.
The article outlines recent nonsense and hypocrisy of the Greens in Britain, before finishing with:
They get away with all this because the truth is no one votes Green to protect the environment or see wealth redistributed. It doesn’t matter if they drop this policy or if that proposal is impractical. Voting Green is about feeling morally superior to lesser mortals and salving the conscience of the guilty rich. That’s why they push for the defeat of a Labour MP and call it ‘progressive’. Pragmatic politics, the kind that changes lives and communities, has no instant feel-good factor. It’s dull and dreary and takes years of hard work. It’s the kind of thing the Labour Party specialises in, while others hide behind a tree and pretend to be something they’re not.
Yep. Moral vanity and virtue signalling, a cheap way of advertising one’s worthiness that especially appeals to those with low self esteems. I hear Carly Simon’s song, “You’re so vain…”
hat-tip Stephen Neil