Cory Bernardi: The Australian Conservative Warrior. By Steele Archer.
Senator Cory Bernardi has been recognized as one of Australia’s staunch conservative voices. He is known for not mincing words and his stance on gay marriage, ban on burka, supporting the ‘it’s okay to be white motion’, Islam and immigration riled the Greens, gays, feminists, Muslims and small-l liberals.
He has shrugged off criticisms and opted to stand by his convictions:
“I have a number of strong beliefs that I believe reflect the concerns, the hopes and I think the aspirations of mainstream Australia.”
Bernardi is persistent with his mission to “restore common sense … and traditional values” even if his views have caused him to clash with his Liberal Party mates and outright left. …
The Conservative Party leader was tagged as racist when he described Islam as a “totalitarian, political and religious ideology.” Bernardi made it clear that his issue is with religion and not Muslims. …
Bernardi likes to quote his hero, the late American President Ronald Reagan … “You can’t go through life being loved by everybody, that’s a recipe for nothingness.”