Archive for April 17th, 2012
Bob Brown has left a party that is, despite appearances and proclamations to the contrary, in a crisis of sorts writes Ben Hillier in Socialist Alternative. The crisis of the Greens relates to their own vision and their capacity to go anywhere but backwards. The party Brown now leaves behind (not withstanding the notable exceptions of some left wing Greens who still attempt to provide some alternative vision to the mainstream) is a party thoroughly integrated into mainstream political life. This is the crux of the issue. And arguably, it relies primarily not on its own capacities, but on the failings of the ALP, and on the perception that Labor is, historically, finished.