It’s very clear from everything Adam Bandt and The Greens have done in recent years that their primary objective is to foster anger and division within society.

They are no longer the cuddle-a-koala environmental group that we associate with the initial leader of the Australian Greens, Bob Brown.

They now support practically anyone who organises protest marches and disruptive activities such as the recent Port of Newcastle blockade that even put the lives of young children at risk.

This was despite Bob Brown’s warning that no member who rejects law and order should remain a member of The Greens.

Adam Bandt recently called on the government to expel the Israeli Ambassador from Australia. He accused the government of “inexplicable cowardice” and claimed it must take action against Israel’s top diplomat in Canberra, Amir Maimon.

“Enough is enough. With Benjamin Netanyahu defying the world community, Australia must send the signal that having zero regard for civilian lives and international law has consequences,” Bandt said.

This is a total lie, Israel has gone to extreme lengths to minimise civilian deaths, so Bandt’s hate-filled rhetoric is completely false.

What has become apparent since the October 7 brutal Hamas terrorist attacks on Israel is that The Greens is now very much a Marxist organisation.

There has been a conspicuous pivot to the extreme-left within the Party, underscored by a newfound camaraderie with revolutionary socialist groups, such as the Socialist Alliance. 

Socialist Alliance, publishers of Green Left Weekly, is as extreme as it gets.

It supports the abolition of democratic capitalism, the elimination of Israel, and nothing short of world-wide revolution.

This is the group of which The Greens has traditionally been wary. The Socialist Alliance, after all, has formerly been a practitioner of ‘entryism’, the tactic of surreptitiously joining organisations in order to shift polices to the Left and to recruit members.

The revolutionary Left has likewise been suspicious of The Greens, as they didn’t see them as being radical enough.

How things have changed.

This was shown on the March 17 when former Greens MP Lee Rhiannon publicly expressed support for Socialist Alliance regarding its relationship with Leila Khalid.

Socialist Alliance had invited the Palestinian refugee to their Perth Conference next month (June).

This is the woman who took part in the hijacking of a passenger plane on route from Rome to Tel Aviv in 1969.

Rhiannon’s support for allowing Khalid to visit Australia was not an isolated example of solidarity.

Given the Socialist Alliance’s invitation of a terrorist to its Conference, Facebook decided to close the Socialist Alliance Facebook group.

On cue, Greens MP for Newtown Jenny Leong publicly criticised Facebook while commending the Socialist Alliance’s “staunchly anti-capitalist stance”, indicating a growing ideological affinity between The Greens and “anti-capitalist” principles.

 Adam Bandt even flew a private jet to give a speech on the evils of fossil fuel !

Another significant indicator of this shift is the unprecedented level of engagement between The Greens and the Socialist Alliance on matters of strategy and political discourse.

For instance, on April 10, Socialist Alliance published an interview featuring a discussion with Greens MP Max Chandler-Mather on the tension between parliamentary politics and grassroots movement-building.

The Greens MP employed the usual buzzwords familiar to those on the hard-left: the need for a “dual strategy”, “contradictions”, and “key organisational questions”.

Such open dialogue and collaboration between the two groups marks a departure from past dynamics.

Further evidence of this emerging alliance can be found in tangible displays of solidarity.

Greens MP David Shoebridge recently appeared in what can only be described as a love-fest photograph alongside well-known members of the hard-left, including current Socialist Alliance veteran, Pip Hinman.

The on-going protests against Israeli actions in Gaza have provided, these past six months, the heat necessary for hard-left activists and The Greens to become friends, perhaps even, comrades.

Adam Bandt had earlier led an unsuccessful motion in the lower house to condemn Israel for launching air attacks on the Gaza strip.

The Greens need to be politically eliminated. There should be no room for any political party – whether extreme left-wing or right-wing – that fosters hatred and division in the way they do.

The only way to stop them is to not vote for them at elections and to do everything possible to encourage others to do the same.

Thanks to Diana Mills writing for Politicom, the Daily Telegraph, together with Watts Up With That (https://wattsupwiththat.com), Johannes Leak and CartoonStock for their cartoons.

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