The Greens have previously been correctly labeled the watermelon party: Green on the outside but Red (communist) on the inside. Now they are simply the never-ending grievance party. The quality of their elected representatives is now so poor that it was not surprising that they barely improved their vote and representation at the 2022 Victorian state election.
Sarah Hanson Young’s once considered the most extreme Green now appears as one of the more measured Greens by comparison to the recent conduct, statements, and transgressions of her fellow Greens Senators Mehreen Faruqi and Lidia Thorpe.
Mehreen Faruqi became a Greens Senator for NSW in 2018. Faurqi was born in Pakistan, and is a Muslim but does not wear a hijab. She is the mother of journalist Osman Faruqi. She was a member of the NSW Legislative Council from 2013 to 2018.
In her Maiden Speech to the Senate Faruqi made it quite clear what she thought of Australia whose Parliament she was now a representative of.
“We are gathered here today on stolen land… Australia is a nation built on the invasion and colonisation of sovereign nations. It surprises me and saddens me that this reality is still denied, often vehemently.”
On the Senate floor, she accused the so-called ‘The Merchants of Hate’ which included nationalists, conservatives, libertarians, and anti-globalists of seeking to divide and destroy the Australian community
— Mehreen Faruqi (@MehreenFaruqi) November 14, 2018
Following the death of Queen Elizabeth II Faruqi tweeted she was the leader of a racist empire built on the stolen land of colonised people.
One Nation Pauline Hanson tweeted back that Faruqi’s attitude disgusts her and finished by telling her to ‘piss off back to Pakistan’
Faruqi responded by vowing to bring a censure motion against Hanson when the Senate next sat and . She also lodged an Australian Human Rights Commission complaint against Hanson for racially vilifying her.
When the Senate next sat on September 27 the Greens put forth their censure against Hanson “for her divisive, anti-migrant and racist statement telling senator Faruqi to ‘piss off back to Pakistan’. Labor and the Coalition amended the Greens’ censure motion to remove Hanson’s name and her tweet replacing them with a general call for respectful debate.
Responding to the Greens’ demands she retract her tweet Hanson doubled down and offered to take Faurqi to the airport to leave Australia. Another Greens Senator Jordan-Steele John then yelled out calling Hanson a ‘scumbug’.
— Caldron Pool (@CaldronPool) September 29, 2022
Lidia Thorpe was selected by the Victorian Greens to fill the Senate seat vacated by the retirement of then-leader Richard Di Natale in early 2020. Thorpe had briefly been a member of the Victorian Legislative Assembly winning the seat of Northcote in the 2017 by-election but losing it back to Labor in the 2018 state election.
As the Unshackled revealed shortly after her entry to the Senate Thorpe has a long history of far-left extremist connections including links to Marxist nutters and an apologist for pedophile supporters.
Despite the Greens claiming to be a feminist party in December last year Lidia Thrope yelled to Liberal Hollie Hughes across the Senate chamber ‘at least I kept my legs shut’ which Hughes interpreted as a slur against her autistic son.
When a fire broke out at Old Parliament House at the end of 2021 caused by a smoking ceremony by Aboriginal sovereignty activists Lidia Thrope published and then deleted a tweet celebrating the fire claiming the colonial system was burning down.
Before the federal election, Lidia Thrope berated two Coalition Ministers in a shill and hysterical manner. She accused Liberal Senator Amanda Stoker of whitesplaining to her during questioning in Senate Estimates about the Coalition Government purchasing the rights of the Aboriginal flag design for $20 million.
After asking Bridget McKenzie a question about the government ‘fracking her country’ during Question Time and used her points of order to yell and finger-point at McKenzie.
In an interview with NITV that she feared for her safety after the Convict Warrior Resistance included a sign calling her an Abo Whore in a video where they burnt the Aboriginal flag.
In March Thrope claimed she was racially profiled at Canberra Airport because she was told her carry-on luggage for a Virgin Australia flight was too heavy and she’d have to remove some items to board the plane.
In May while protesting the deportation of illegal immigrants from a Broadmeadows dentition center to Christmas Island Thorpe yelled abuse at Victoria Police officers telling them “get a real job”, and accused them of being “violent perpetrators” and “white supremacist pigs”. Yet Thorpe was silent when Victoria Police were brutalizing anti-lockdown protestors.
— PissyLeaks (@PissyLeaksPete) May 4, 2022
At the federal election Lidia Thrope as the lead candidate on the Victorian Greens Senate ticket won a 6 year Senate term in her own right with Labor preferences helping her over the line. When she re-entered the Senate chamber she made a black power salute and when taking the oath of allegiance said“ I bear true allegiance to the colonising Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II”. Thorpe was instructed by Senate President Sue Lines to read the oath as printed.
Far-left activist & new Australian senator (Greens Party) Lidia Thorpe raises a fist as she is sworn in & changes the oath, calling the Queen a colonizer. Thorpe recently said she only entered parliament to infiltrate & undermine it. pic.twitter.com/H8YTHs0v8c
— Andy Ngô ????️???? (@MrAndyNgo) August 1, 2022
On Australia’s Day of Mourning for the death of Queen Elizabeth II on September 23 Lidia Thorpe engaged in the puerile stunt of dipping her hands in fake blood at Melbourne’s anti-Australia anti-monarch protest.
In September this year Thorpe’s former chief of staff David Mejia-Canales confirmed details of her outburst in a meeting with the two co-chairs of First Peoples’ Assembly of Victoria Geraldine Atkinson and Marcus Stewart at Parliament House last year. Geraldine Atkinson was so distressed by the level of abuse directed at her by Thorpe she sought medical attention from the parliamentary nurse.
But it has been Lidia Thorpe’s most recent transgression which has led to loud and mainstream calls for her to resign from the Senate for gross misconduct. It was revealed in October that Thorpe dated the ex-president of the Victorian Rebels outlaw motorcycle gang Dean Martin while sitting on Parliament’s Law Enforcement Committee which receives briefings from the Australian Federal Police on its anti-bikie operations.
While in a secret relationship with Martin Thorpe was publicly seeing Gavan McFadzean of the Australian Conservation Foundation at the time who had no idea he was cheated on. It has also been revealed Thorpe questioned Home Affairs Secretary Mike Pezzullo about the deportation status of a suspected member of the Rebels. Thorpe did resign from her symbolic leadership position in the Greens of Deputy Senate Leader.
Greens Leader Adam Bandt called Thorpe’s failure to disclose her relationship with Martin, which Bandt’s staff knew of but he did not, was a “significant lack of judgement” from her. Bandt met with the Australian Federal Police about their concerns.
Lidia Thorpe’s own statement displayed some rare humility from her acknowledging she “made mistakes” and had not “exercised good judgement”. She later decided to refer herself to Parliament’s privileges committee but said she was not going anywhere.
It is extremely unlikely Lidia Thorpe would voluntarily resign from the Senate as it earns her a $200,000 plus yearly salary. The only way she could be removed from the Senate is if she was disqualified under section 44 of the Constitution which includes being convicted for any offense punishable by imprisonment for one year or longer, being undischarged bankrupt or insolvent, or holding an office of profit under the Crown. Otherwise, Lidia Thrope will be a Senator for Victoria until at least June 30, 2028.
The Albanese Government can’t pass legislation through the Senate without the Greens’ support if Coalition Senators vote against it. So the grievance Greens will loudly continue to demand extreme policies and although Anthony Albanese has publicly kept his distance from the Greens he needs their votes and it is Labor preferences that helped elect most of them. We will certainly keep hearing outrageous things from their most prominent transgressors that I have discussed above.