Labor has ignored the “cultural Marxism which is now rampant” inside the party and how it has severely damaged its reputation amongst its so-called working-class roots, according to Peta Credlin.
Newly appointed shadow climate change minister Chris Bowen recently said the Labor Party needs to re-connect with the suburbs, highlighting the ALP’s shift away from its former base.
“Of course, he’s right that Labor has lost touch with the working people that were once its base,” Ms Credlin said.
“These days, at least federally, Labor hardly holds a seat outside the capital cities, and is under pressure from the Coalition in the aspirational suburbs, and from the Greens in the inner cities”.
Ms Credlin said Chris Bowen can see Labor’s problem but not its real cause.
“He claims that it was the Global Financial Crisis and globalisation that’s discombobulated Labor’s base, yet seems to ignore the cultural Marxism which is now rampant inside the party,” she said.
“It’s the apparent disdain for our history, and sheer ignorance of it, that drives left-wing councils to cancel Australia Day.
“It’s taking the UN more seriously than our own country and its best interests, of which the climate cult is just the most obvious example, even when Australians vote for something very different, and are ignored by elites who think they know better.
“Labor’s deeper problem is that its MPs like Bowen might represent the western suburbs but they’re hardly ‘of’ the western suburbs.
“They might have been born there, but then, it was university, Young Labor activism, working for unions or MPs, and finally life inside the Canberra bubble – where paying the mortgage, managing a commute, and holding onto a job is like a foreign country, to them.”