The influence of the Greens is declining and Bob Brown has jumped from a sinking Titanic albeit a tiny titanic (official oxymoron).
In a column from the Sunday Telegraph Miranda Devine wrote a piece entitled, in my printed copy of the paper “A woodchip off the old block” and on-line “Beware a wolf in sheep’s clothing.”
On a rural slanted social website, Christine Milne opened up a group page to try to woo the people from the bush. However she underestimated us and she couldn’t stand the heat and left the grounds. Now she is trying to whoop up country credentials again.
Milne, 58, made a pitch to rural and regional voters, claiming “the Greens and the bush” simply misunderstood each other. “I’m going out there as a country person to say to other country people it is time that the Greens and country people worked together.”
Miranda reports the Green’s failures:
Good luck with that, considering greenies are the chief cause of grief to the bush.
Let us count the ways.
Forestry towns destroyed by irrational green tree worship.
Uncontrollable bushfires caused, not by global warming, but by green opposition to hazard reduction.
National parks left to feral animals which rampage through neighbouring farms.
Dams never built thanks to greenie protests.
Wind turbines plonked all over bucolic hillsides.
A live cattle industry brought to its knees.
The Wild Rivers assault on the ability of entrepreneurial Cape York Aborigines to earn a living from their land.
Dangerous highways which kill country people in disproportionate numbers, because green tape blocks road upgrades.
Bans on rodeos and coal mining.
Sky rocketing energy prices, thanks to the Greens-mandated carbon tax and clean energy follies.
Full-frontal attacks on farming by greenies arrogant enough to presume they know better than a family who has earned a living off land they have cultivated for generations.
Greenies are as much the enemy of country people as locusts or droughts. The difference is that natural disasters come and go.
Greens never stop. And like an old fashioned protection racket, they wreck the joint and now they want to talk.
(Milne’s) whimsical gardening blog, with its talk of gooseberry pie and luscious pictures of home-grown passionfruit is as unthreatening and cosy as politicians get.
Perhaps she thought that her foray into the rural slanted social website would be “as unthreatening and cosy as politicians get.” Unfortunately, us “rubes” on the rural slanted social website were a little more sophisticated than she expected.
For the sake of the future of the country, let’s hope and pray we are seeing the end of the destructive, watermelon greens.