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This is Confirmation that Labor has gone rogue. Gone off the reservation. If you’re a Labor supporter and you’ve been wondering whats happened to the great Australian Labor Party this explains how your are not imagining it. It really has gone off the reservation.
You haven’t so much left the party, the party has left you.
“…The Labor Party’s new policy platform provides an opportunity to test the idea that parties of the left are increasingly mouthpieces for the concerns and pieties of the ­educated elite.
A striking analysis by economist Thomas Piketty has shown how the main left-of-centre parties in Britain, the US and France have steadily transformed from being parties of workers to being parties of high education since the 1950s. He didn’t include Australia but Labor’s new 211-page document slated for discussion at Labor’s ­national conference — “a clear statement of Labor’s beliefs, values and program for government” — helps provide the answer here.
Mentions of “intersex” — that’s the “I” in LGBTIQ, in case you didn’t know — occur 63 times, ahead of those more esoteric concerns such as “wealth” (61 times) and “inequality” (47). Whatever intersex means — or is — it’s also far more important than “ownership” (12 mentions), “production” (18) and “distribution” (10).
That “bisexual” out-mentions “poverty”, 31 to 23, says it all… The light on the hill is now more like a strobe disco ball in a gay nightclub.
The 15 mentions of “LGBTIQ” and a further 21 of “LGBTI” — ­together roughly on par with “homelessness” (41) — perhaps ­reflects the ascendant intersex faction’s Bolshevik-style crushing of the formerly dominant queers, whose more mainstream views are going out of style.
But I digress. Why is the oldest political party in Australia so ­obsessed with this marginal, elitist rubbish? …
Labor will “establish a Commissioner for Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Intersex ­Status issues, to work across government and the private sector”. Just what we need, someone else on $339,460 a year to tweet and ­foment grievance.
“Gender” is mentioned even more than “tax”, 126 to 105 times. In an era of growing wealth concentration, when the share of ­income accruing to the top 10 per cent of workers in Europe, the US and Japan is at the highest point since the 1940s, surely that’s odd. Women have never been more economically successful…” Labor’s identity politics – the left’s blight on the hill