Michael Thompson substantiates Kim Beasley senior’s highly relevant truism that the Labor party which was once run by the cream of the working class has been hijacked by the dregs of the middle class.
There is a “new” class whose identity and political machinations are largely hidden from the working class. They call themselves “progressives”, while conservatives call them “inner-city elites” or the “political elite”. However, for the most part, I will call them the “chattering class” as they love nothing better than sitting down to good food or a cafe latte and chattering away about politics. It’s their religion and sport rolled into one.
The chattering class is drawn from among the tertiary-educated middle class whose members have gone to university since the 1960s, where they imbibed the social causes of feminism, multiculturalism, environmentalism and the like, which their counter-culture lecturers had imported from America. They now occupy many of the senior positions in politics, the ABC and SBS, universities, schools, government departments and agencies, courts, anti-discrimination and other such boards and non-government organisations, and also in the private, non-traded-goods sector (e.g. journalists and human resource management).
An excellent piece that “true believers” would ignore at their peril. The aforementioned chattering classes are demonstrating their stupidity and hypocrisy by drifting to the racist Greens.