When Vladimir Lenin coined the phrase “useful idiots” in politics, he gave us a handy way of understanding Bill Shorten’s Labor Party.
As identity politics has taken hold of our major public institutions and private companies, Labor politicians have played along.
In wanting to help so-called “oppressed minorities”, they have fallen into the trap of naively assisting the far more dangerous agenda of cultural Marxism.
Among the many changes harming our national way of life, the worst of them is the decline in meritocracy.
Traditionally, the Australian ‘fair go’ principle was based on treating people on merit.
It didn’t matter if someone was male or female, straight or gay, black or white, the best person for the job usually got the job.
But now in the era of identity politics, positions are being reserved for people on the basis of race, gender and sexuality – regardless of merit.
Recently a friend asked me if I had any smart new ideas for online political communication.
I’ve spent the last six months dabbling in what’s called ‘alternative media’ – blunt opinions on YouTube and Facebook, free from the stifling PC laws inflicted on mainstream media.
I told my mate to set up an online forum called ‘Challenge Yourself’ – a place where people could get outside the Left- and Right-wing echo chambers of partisan politics and be exposed to arguments that challenge their pre-existing view of the world.
It’s an intellectually healthy process.
When will Australia learn?
Economic history tells us that whenever governments have tried to pick industry winners it has ended in failure.
A decade ago, in response to concerns about global warming, Australia’s political leaders picked renewables as a ‘winner’ in the energy sector.
Now we face the likelihood of major summertime blackouts in NSW and Victoria, while South Australia has had to ship in diesel-fuelled emergency generators to avoid another round of outages.
Our competitors in Asia must be rolling with laughter at the sight of the world’s most resource-rich nation scrambling to keep the lights on, Third World-style.
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