Lidia Thorpe takes the Greens — and her supporters — for a ride. By The Mocker.
Another week, another drama in the form of Gunnai and Gunditjmara woman Lidia Thorpe, who as you know was returned to the Senate last year by members of the Gullible Nation, otherwise known as Melbourne inner-city progressives.
They donated to her campaign, handed out pamphlets, knocked on doors, and effusively proclaimed at their little goat cheese soirees that the Greens senator had enriched the party with her knowledge of country.
Lidia Thorpe demands more political power because of her skin color
It was much the same when she gained preselection in 2020 to fill the casual vacancy following the resignation of former Greens leader Richard Di Natale. Back then Thorpe was all smiles and honey. “I’ll be a senator for all Victorians,” she promised. “It’s an incredible honour and a huge responsibility to be chosen by Greens members as the next senator for Victoria,” she said. “I won’t let you down.”
Needless to say, she was full of — well, schmooze. “I will be a senator for all of us,” she declared in her maiden speech to parliament. “I invite you all to come on this journey with me, a journey of truth-telling, healing and justice.”
It was a journey all right in the sense that Thorpe took her supporters and the party for a ride. Only after the election did she reveal her real purpose was to “infiltrate” parliament, her self-appointed role being to “question the illegitimate occupation of the colonial system in this country”.
Last week she resigned from the Greens to join the crossbench, declaring she intended to “amplify the Black Sovereign Movement”. …
Adam Bandt, the Greens leader, won’t criticize her for fear of being called “racist”:
So why isn’t he now at least calling her out for disloyalty?
In short, Bandt fears indictment by the divisive racial politics that he himself has fomented and championed for so long. There is a narrative that applies to situations like this, which is both militant and irrebuttable. It goes as follows. Lidia is a brave and strong First Nations woman who is forced to leave the Greens because she was not able to fully speak her truth. Adam, the party leader, has condoned this situation as he had not provided a culturally safe space for Lidia. This happened despite Adam’s enthusiastic pledge in 2021 “to decolonise” the party’s “platform and language”.
Clearly this raises questions about whether Adam should continue as leader. The circumstances of what led to Lidia’s appalling treatment must be publicly explored. What’s that you say, Adam? No, I’m sorry, but it’s irrelevant you and Lidia signed a nondisclosure agreement. We are going to have a mini-Makarrata, and the subject matter is the structurally racist party which you preside over. Truth-telling is painful, but it will ensure justice and allow everyone to heal. Sound familiar?
It is a case of poetic justice, and not only at Bandt’s expense. In addition to peddling racial disharmony for opportunistic reasons, he and his colleagues have long demonised big business and high-income earners in the name of social justice, incessantly demanding they be taxed exorbitantly under the slogan of paying their fair share. Meanwhile these same ideologues, some of whom have never held a job outside politics, enjoy a privileged existence on the public purse, funded largely by the corporates they despise.
Having long sponged off others, the Greens are dismayed and angry at discovering someone has stolen from them. Say what you like about Thorpe, but I am enjoying this spectacle of the master grifters being grifted.
The left is the home of weak men and angry women.