Last night bore witness to another upset election result, as Scott Morrison and his LNP coalition returned to government for a further 3 years.
Before this election I encouraged my followers against voting Liberal, given the party’s profound shortcomings.
Yet I enjoyed watching last night’s result–particularly once Penny Wong and Tanya Plibersek began to sour.
Which left me considering, if any sense could be made of this (partial) change in mood.
And upon reflection: the news has been disheartening lately, perhaps my craving an optimistic story influenced my view of events.
That notwithstanding, and putting aside the obvious unlikelihood of Scott Morrison achieving our political objectives–reversing mass non-Western immigration, rolling back Marxist institutional control–there are some positives from last night.
First, the LNP government offers palpably better policies for Australians than a Labor government would have. As I wrote last month, “the Liberal party is tangibly better on issues of illegal immigration, free speech, Marxist gender politics, agriculture and energy.”
Second, in its representative composition, the LNP has emerged more conservative than it previously was. Many longstanding cucks who abandoned a seemingly doomed cause–Malcolm Turnbull, Christopher Pyne, Julie Bishop, Craig Laundy, Julia Banks, Kelly O’Dwyer–are all gone from the party room. Meanwhile, many conservative coalition members–Peter Dutton, Michael Sukkar, Kevin Andrews–won re-election.
Of course, a large chasm exists between my views and Peter Dutton’s. It would be inaccurate to describe Dutton as a nationalist. But I see him as a man whom I could reasonably, honestly engage with. That someone like Dutton remains in parliament, ensures his views remain within the accepted and legitimate realms of public discourse. By extension, *we* remain somewhat in sight of the Overton Window.
Third, the Left has responded with seething contempt for LNP voters. Mainstream pundits are angry; ordinary Twitter Leftists are furious too: some have called for #Quexit, other have demanded Boomers be stripped of the franchise.
This scorn for conservative voters can only exacerbate societal division. Which is expedient for us: only from widespread disunity can any successful nationalist uprising emerge.