Are the Greens on a slide that ends in oblivion or just suffering a loss of direction?
Across the land many are wondering.
Everyday, the Greens become more and more like the old Australian Democrats.
A bunch of middle class political science ‘professionals’ and self appointed do gooders who are mostly disinterested in and bored by the issues of concern to low and middle income earners.
When they do trundle out policies that they think might appeal to lower socioeconomic groups they are invariably nothing more than centrally administered ‘programs’ delivered by know-alls that mostly appeal to those who have lost any sense of self reliance and self determination.
If you are not a ‘virtue signaller’, live in a “heritage value gated” inner urban white zone or a welfare state recipient the Greens have little to offer.
Middle and lower income earners need ONE thing.
More money in their wallets at the end of the working week. Do that and they can work out perfectly well what is in the best interests of themselves and their families.
The single biggest determinant of what is left in your wallet is the cost of living.
Debt driven ponzinomics, inflated and cartel gouged and tax farmed prices for land, housing, food, education and transport are what the Greens SHOULD be concerned about.
Address those and they will quickly find they are winning seats across the country and can actually pursue environmentally sustainable objectives as well.
Ignore those issues and they are doomed to be nothing more than the ALP and LNP with a handful of goiji berries.
In other words irrelevant – two duds are enough to choose from – and the electorate will dispense with them.
Whether the ALP can pull their finger out fast enough is the only question.
If the ALP get their house in order and decide to represent middle and low income earners for a change, rather than their generous mates in the financial sector and foreign interests, the Greens are dust.