The Woes of the More-Conservative Side of Australian Politics

The Woes of the More-Conservative Side of Australian Politics. By Justinian the Great.

The current furore about Canberra sex scandals and the treatment of women within the Coalition didn’t just materialise out of thin air. It has been bubbling away for years ever since Julia Gillard called Tony Abbott a misogynist for having the gall to hold a female Prime Minister to account. …

In this case, a radical feminist agenda whose unchecked narrative that all men are potentially violent or misogynistic, and all women are innocent victims of oppression and abuse, has been allowed to dominate the agenda and be accepted as true.

The pragmatism of the Coalition is always to play along believing it can appease the grievance industry before moving on to more important things. It never succeeds and seemingly never learns, always being damaged by those it seeks to ingratiate themselves with and shifting the political dial evermore to the left. There is never an electoral dividend.

When the Morrison Government made Grace Tame Australian of the Year it guaranteed a feminist agenda would be front and centre. That it did so following Louise Milligan’s “Inside the Canberra Bubble” hit job on Christian Porter and Allan Tudge last November is truly astounding. The orchestrated pile on since is no accident and constitutes one the worst own goals in recent memory.

Grace Tame, Australian of the Year. What was Morrison thinking?

In a panic the Morrison Government is resorting once again to mindless spin and is making a bad situation worse. Floating the idea of quotas for women the Morrison Government is agreeing with the far Left narrative that the Liberal Party has a problem with women. …

Lack of talent, not diversity, is the problem in conservative ranks:

Tim Wilson, for example ticks off a diversity box but his contribution to policy development and political debate over the past 5 years has been disappointing to say the least.

Being a woman or being gay doesn’t make you morally or intellectually superior. The atrocious lewd behaviour of gay Liberal staffers (allegedly even a former Minister) involving the dissemination of pornography, sex orgies and paying for prostitutes at work constitutes a black eye for diversity champions who wrongly promote minority status above individual character and merit, as the answer to better organisational outcomes …

Nicole Flint’s problems stem from being of the wrong faction not gender. The abuse she has suffered at the hands of the Greens, GetUp and Labor are due to her conservative political beliefs not her gender, even though the abuse was deeply sexist and by so called champions of feminism and diversity. … Nicole Flint is getting out of politics for much of the same reason as why many talented Liberal leaning women choose not to go in. Transactional politics is intellectually and personally unrewarding. It is not sexist. It is talentless and meritless.

So long as preselection and promotion remain in the hands of factional bosses who promote cronyism over merit all the quotas in the world will not change a thing. … If diversity quotas are the answer how is it that most of the Liberal Party’s current problems stem from the actions of one of its most senior women in Cabinet and a small group of poorly behaved homosexual staffers? And why isn’t Julia Gillard still Prime Minister with an unbeatable team of Emily Listers? …

The more conservative side need smarter politics, not more career-minded loyalists

The Coalition’s problem stem from a crony based system of pre-selection that rewards loyal sycophants to the exclusion of talented political outsiders. …

The Liberal Party is full to the brim of mediocre main-chancers for whom politics is an indulgence in narcism, conquest and power for powers sake. These people have zero interest in policy development and are willing to sacrifice the battleground of ideas for personal advancement at the drop of a hat.

The Liberal Party has consequently become an empty vessel. The Morrison Government has nothing meaningful to say about tax reform, deregulation, fiscal reform, immigration, education, workplace reform (already given up), solving the nation’s impending energy crisis (actually we are now seemingly onboard with net zero emissions), and restoring Federal-State subsidiarity …

The other political parties … are committed neo-Marxists and big government authoritarians who benefit from social conflict and identity politics. Their transgressions are overlooked and excused because of the nobility of their cause, because collectivism means the occasional sacrifice of an individual for the greater good, and because they have captured most of society’s institutions. They don’t bat an eyelid at the hypocrisy of going after Porter while defending Shorten …

The Liberal Party in contrast almost always fold when the going gets tough and despite being in power federally for 18 of the last 24 years has allowed the march through the institutions to go on unabated.

Read it all. Brimming with insight from someone who seems to know the Liberal Party well.