December 22, 2003

BITCHY ARE THE PEACEMAKERS

The Australian Greens, who eternally request that we demonstrate toxic levels of tolerance and love and harmony, are presently rent apart by hate and rivalry and bitterness:

Co-founder and leading Senate candidate Drew Hutton was accused by his former campaign director of being a Labor stooge ... Peter Pyke, himself a former Labor MP, quit his crucial post three weeks ago after falling out bitterly with Mr Hutton ... Mr Pyke said Mr Hutton's close relationship with the ALP had been "diabolically" damaging to the Greens ... Mr Hutton hit back angrily, branding Mr Pyke clueless and disgruntled ... in a November 19 email - in which he admitted that "I don't particularly like Peter" - Mr Hutton dismissed as ludicrous the accusation by Mr Pyke "that I am trying to sabotage the state campaign.Ē

Guys, please. Itís Christmas, or Kwanzaa, or Bonza, or some kind of peace-drenched Festivus thing happening this week. Try to end the hate.

Posted by Tim Blair at December 22, 2003 02:13 AM
Comments

Can't decide on a holiday? My daughter has started wishing people a "Merry RamaHannuKwanzMas".

Little long, but rather melodic.

Posted by: Ken Summers at December 22, 2003 at 02:15 AM

I've come across Greens-like people who are angriest at Christmas ... er, I mean, "RamaHannuKwanzMas" due to it being "only a big consumer holiday".

Oh well, I'm looking forward to Thursday's plastic turkey.

Posted by: Marty at December 22, 2003 at 06:49 AM

"Guys, please. Itís Christmas, or Kwanzaa, or Bonza, or some kind of peace-drenched Festivus thing happening this week. Try to end the hate."

Thank you Tim, you have now ensured that I will have one of the happiest Christmas times I've had in quite a while. Of course the people around me may be looking at me quite strangely when I suddenly start laughing for no apparent reason.

Posted by: Teresa at December 22, 2003 at 07:49 AM

Happy Hijacked Winter Solstice!

Posted by: Rob Read at December 22, 2003 at 09:20 AM

'Mr Pyke said he was aware of moves to form a breakaway green party in Queensland, which he would support.'

What would they call it? The Queens?

Posted by: ilibcc at December 22, 2003 at 10:09 AM

Let us get the Jewish thing straight this time of year.

Christians celebrate the prince of peace.

Jews celebrate the fruits of war.

Posted by: M. Simon at December 22, 2003 at 10:45 AM

I think it is past time for the Jews to repay the kindness of the King of Persia.

Free Iran.

Posted by: M. Simon at December 22, 2003 at 10:47 AM

This could be one of those "life of Brian" moments.

The greens will fragment:

The peoples Greens
The Popular Green Front
The Greens of Australia
The Greens Peoples Front

All splitters the lot of them!

Posted by: Rob at December 22, 2003 at 11:12 AM

It's the "airing of grievances", didn't you know?

Posted by: Gabor at December 22, 2003 at 11:40 AM

Happy Hijacked Winter Solstice!

It's summer solstice here!

Posted by: Peggy Sue at December 22, 2003 at 11:41 AM

End the hate? I paid you good money to feed the hate!

Posted by: Annoying Old Guy at December 22, 2003 at 12:44 PM

People who join parties like the Greens, and want to 'help make our world a better place', are on a moral plane above the rest of us. They don't have to practice what they preach. They just have to preach.

Like the 'peace' demonstrators who riot in the streets. It's enough they have those cool posters,
chants, and costumes. They have a valuable message for the world... Peace Now. If they have to beat us over the heads, they will.

We just don't understand the burden these folks have. It's hard to lecture people who don't want to listen. We can't expect them to actually live up to their ideals. That's for the rest of us to do.

Posted by: Chris Josephson at December 22, 2003 at 04:07 PM

but we never will or they wouldn't have a reason to exist

which brings to mind the question, in a perfect world, what would lefties believe? and who would they have to hate?

(given that they would exist, which they wouldn't)

Posted by: ilibcc at December 22, 2003 at 04:52 PM

Tim, I have a suggestion: how about an annual Plastic Turkey award for the phoniest, daftest etc bit of journalism of the year?

Posted by: Dave F at December 22, 2003 at 07:43 PM

Awfully unseemly this arguing about money. Surely the Greens should be arguing about...oh.

Posted by: Theodopoulos Pherecydes at December 23, 2003 at 06:56 AM