Australians are increasingly dissatisfied with the political establishment. I argue the problem with politics is not democratic government, but undemocratic corporate control of government. I believe only the Greens can fix Australian politics, because only they seek to break the stranglehold of the fossil fuel industry causing the climate crisis. The anti-politics mood can no longer be ignored. Therefore, the Greens and we who support them need to do more to emphasize our opposition to the political establishment.
I developed this theme in a series of posts in October 2013:
- Australian election reveals anti-politics attitude (laying out evidence for the attitude and speculating on its causes)
- We need a green populism (arguing the green left needs to distance itself from political elites)
- Time to demand a real climate policy (discussing how we should communicate about climate change and what policies we should demand)
- Discrediting neoliberalism (about debunking the neoliberal ideology of the political elites)
- Courting conservatives (considering how to communicate climate change to conservatives)
- Delegitimizing the Abbott government (discussing how the Greens can run a strong campaign by undermining the legitimacy of the Abbott government, creating memorable slogans, and mobilizing the community)