Yesterday, during the first day of Parliament for the year, now former-Liberal Senator Cory Bernardi defected from the party he had once been the South Australian President of, in favour of starting his own political party, Australian Conservatives.
Make no mistake! Regardless of what the media tell you, or what the politically uninformed would have you believe, this is the best move for Bernardi! This is the best move for conservatives and this will be looked back upon as one of the best moves for Australian politics.
The right-wing of Australian politics has been divided for too long, votes being split across tens of parties, many of whom failed to regularly receive the necessary number of votes to qualify for parliamentary seats.
At the 2016 election, Pauline Hanson and her One Nation party “shocked” those on the left and those in the media who had clearly not been paying attention to the voters and the political climate they found themselves in. The Brexit vote had just passed, pleasing the silent majority and paving the way for a wave of traditionalist, conservative, right-wing values to rush on in and smash those on left attempting to bring about the decline of Western Civilization, Western Values and Western Traditions in an attempt to push their Cultural Marxist agenda and usher in a socialist’s dream of destruction and decadence.
Donald Trump went on to once again “shock” the mainstream leftist media and those who following Brexit and One Nations rebirth still hadn’t worked out what was happening!
Now, British PM Theresa May is pushing the will of the people.
US President Donald Trump is pushing the will of the people.
BUT, back home Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull had lead the once conservative Liberal Party so far to the left that they would be indivisible from The Labor Party, had the Labor Party not rushed to meet the Greens, who in turn don’t even pretend to be Green anymore and are proudly wearing their Red shirts and all but proclaiming the destruction of Australia as we know it to reign in a communist regime.
Now the right are in a position with a handful of Liberal and Nationals MP’s, along with Senate crossbenchers One Nation and now Cory Bernardi to not only push the wishes of the people, but to hold strong try to protect the Australian public from ridiculous notions the Greens would attempt to pass through Parliament. We are in a position to see One Nation pick up enough seats in the upcoming Queensland and Western Australian state elections to not just “shock” the leftist mainstream media, but also “shock” many of their supporters and members.
So whats the problem? Where’s the lack of unity you might ask?
Today alone, across social media Nationals supporters, Liberal supporters, One Nation supporters and now Cory Bernardi supporters bickered, the positioned themselves with one party and against another, these attitudes don’t help the party they support, they don’t help the movement and they dont help the concerns they have and causes they want stood up for.
A prime example is the numerous “conservative” Liberal and Nationals supporters condemning Bernardi for stating
“For many years I have warned of the consequences of ignoring the clear signs. I have spoken of the need to restore faith in our political system and to put principle back into politics. I regret that too often these warnings have been lost on those who needed to hear them most.
It really is time for a better way; a conservative way.“
and subsequently going out on his own. “Conservatives” who dismissed the likes of George Christensen and former Prime Minister Tony Abbott for staying with The Nationals and Liberals rather than defecting aswell alongside their conservative colleague. Or the number of One Nation supporters whom condemned Bernardi and his supporters for wanting to steal a slice of One Nation’s pie… Now this notion is one that really irritates me, if you support Pauline Hanson, LISTEN TO HER!
Pauline herself stated on 2GB Radio
“I have a lot of respect for Cory, “ she said. “I’d love to work with him or join forces. If Cory wants to take over [One Nation] so be it but at the end of the day it has got to be on the issues that I want to fight for the people.”
Following Bernardi’s move Pauline did not show angst, she did not direct anger towards Bernardi, she shook his hand and they smiled.
While One Nation will look to seat MP’s in QLD and WA at their next elections, you can bet that once Bernardi grows his party he won’t. I believe they will assist each other and look to win seats in separate states, and in those states they both front possible MP’s for, they wont have them stand against each other. They will remain separate entities yet work alongside each other and not look to steal votes from one another.
We can have more than one party on the right and benefit from it such as the Liberal and National parties have, by working together towards a common goal.
This is the a brilliant time for the right!
Those looking at it as Bernardi vs One Nation vs the conservative voices of the Liberals and Nationals truly haven’t looked at the bigger picture before us. If we fail to stand united and listen to what we are being told, the left will pick off seat after seat and we will be left wondering where we went wrong and how our country was systematically dismantled piece by piece under our noses.
The most important part of this journey is coming to terms with the realisation that we are stronger together and that IT’S TIME FOR THE RIGHT TO UNITE!
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