As any toddler will tell you, there’s usually a way to get what you want. There’s a magic word to get those lollies, to score a trip to the playground, or get a guinea pig from a reluctant parent.
That word is, commonly, ‘please’.
But, if you’re Lidia Thorpe, on a mission to bring the green wave to Australia, your magic word is ‘justice’.
The left love the word ‘justice’.
You’ll hear it coupled with social approximately 1000 times per hour and Kevin Rudd is determined to bring it to the media.
And, of course, you’ll hear it clicking with climate.
When Greens Senator Lidia Thorpe delivered her first speech to parliament on yesterday, she rocked up with the j-word.
“When we don’t show genuine care for the country that nurtures us, we all suffer,” she said. “And that’s why we can’t separate climate justice from First Nations justice.
“We can’t maintain the protection of our land if its traditional custodians are locked up, disenfranchised and dying in the numbers that represent an outrageous human rights abuse.”
Granted, there’s a lot to unpack here. But, you have to admit; she’s seamlessly knitted her argument together to score the guinea pig.
“I come from a long line of strong, Black women who taught me to stand up for what’s right and never let injustice and racism beat you down,” said the Gunnai and Gunditjmara woman with white skin.
You see, here is the problem with the left’s obsession with justice; they’re obsessed with justice that the down to earth majority don’t see.
They don’t see it because it doesn’t exist.
The real transformation they pine for eludes Thorpe.
The left’s notion of justice is shallow and empty. It’s obsessed with theories of rights to the point of extreme division rather than the unity of our common bond.
But, hey, thanks for the entertainment, Lids.
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