EDITORIAL – THE Liberal Party has been overrun by political cowards too scared to push back against the extremist views that threaten to both impoverish and divide the nation.
From climate emergency rhetoric, to race-baiting laws, to non-scientific gender fluidity, to reptilian child sexualisation and religious persecution, so-called “conservative” MPs are either frozen in silence – or actively supportive of the woke agenda.
As newly elected federal Senator Jacinta Price said earlier this month, too many Liberals remain on the side line because they’re “scared of being vilified”.
“We can’t be afraid,” she said during a CPAC address. “Fear creates a vacuum for the insidious woke to occupy while spreading divisive rhetoric and propaganda.
“Now is not the time to waver, now is not the time to dither. It is up to every one of us to fight for democratic freedoms which are being eroded.
“We can’t sit this out because we are scared of being vilified by name-calling woke bullies.”
Senator Price has become a rarity among Liberal Party MPs – she belongs to a small but loud conservative category.
Like only a handful of her Liberal colleagues, she’s prepared to take on Labor and the Greens as well as the Leftist media, the bureaucracy and social media trolls.
The silent category of conservatives, however – which now unfortunately includes federal Party Leader Peter Dutton – shies away from saying or doing anything that might trigger the ABC or its handful of viewers.
The final category, of course, includes the Party’s imposters. These are Liberal MPs who carry water for the Left’s radical lunacy.
They include the likes of federal Senator Simon Birmingham, NSW Treasurer Matt Kean and NSW Transport Minister Natalie Ward.
This group was largely irrelevant within the Party until 2004 – when Malcolm Turnbull allegedly organised the motherlode of stacks to win Liberal preselection for Wentworth.
With hundreds upon hundreds of new “wets” joining, the internal numbers swung sharply to the Left and a slow-burn plan was hatched to capture the Party for themselves.
The result was the removal, expulsion or resignation of some of the Party’s most talented political performers [think Tony Abbott, Ross Cameron and Cory Bernardi] – only to be replaced by factionally-aligned lackeys, regardless of talent or experience.
The ultimate result has been the wholesale decay of Liberal Party values and a resulting loss of two million plus votes across the nation.
The Party’s awkward shuffle down the extremist route has doomed it to a minor Party trajectory.
The last Party leader bold enough to reject green ideology and, instead, promote pro-economy and pro-family policies won government by a landslide – winning 90 of 150 federal seats.
That was the Liberal’s high-water mark, the year was 2013 and the leader was Abbott.
Since then, the Party has literally ignored – and lost – millions of voters with its embrace of all things woke and green.
According to The Australian newspaper, the Coalition has become anathema to more than two million of its primary voters in every federal and State election since Abbott lost the leadership.
At a federal level, it has lost more than 600,000 voters – with the State divisions turning loose another 1.5m voters between them.
If this trajectory continues, the NSW Liberals will be thrashed next March, with Tasmania to fall soon after.
And given Liberal MPs’ lack of ticker or talent, this may be cause for celebration among Christian and conservative Australians.PC