Beth Jackson a spokewoman for the Socialist Alternative front group “Uni Students For Climate Justice” has declared that signs calling for the Prime Minister’s house to be burnt down are “totally appropriate” ahead of yet another rally today organised by the Marxist group calling for Scott Morrison to be sacked.
Ms Jackson made these comments as part of an interview with 3AWs Tom Elliot, adding that: “It’s a really positive development people are fighting and it’s been politicised this way”.
Being an Australian journalist and so apparently incapable of research Mr Elliot didn’t bother to inform his listeners of Ms Jackson’s membership in Socialist Alternative, Australia’s largest revolutionary Marxist organisation. It seems that’s “totally appropriate” as well.
Ms Jackson has been a member of the extremist group since at least 2016. She has stood for election in student politics under Socialist Alternative tickets “Left Action and “Climate Action”. Ms Jackson has been involved in numerous protests, has helped organised several Socialist Alternative front groups including “Campaign Against Racism and Fascism”, and was prominent at the Socialist Alternative organised attack on the Lauren Southern/Stefan Molyneux Melbourne speaking event in 2018. She has also written for the Socialist Alternative newspaper Red Flag where in June last year she declared:
We need a mass movement to keep the pressure up and show those in power we are prepared to disrupt their precious economy in order to preserve the planet for future generations… ..as capitalism propels us toward climate catastrophe.
In short her affiliation to a group that wants to overthrow the government and implement a totalitarian socialist state shouldn’t really have come as a shock to Mr Elliot or his listeners. But since Tom insists on not informing said listeners that the woman declaring it “totally appropriate” to call for the Prime Minister’s house to be burned down belongs to a nationwide extremist group that has pledged to hold protests confronting him wherever he appears (including at his upcoming address to the National Press Club) until he is driven from office it may come as quite the surprise.
Tom I’m sure you have at least one intern working as a researcher on your show. Next time do you reckon you could give them a little kick up the arse and point them in the direction of a keyboard and a search engine?