Shorten's 'Latham handshake' moment

Bill_Shorten.jpgPolitics has reached a new low when the leader of a major political party can only resort to name calling to defend his ideological and illogical policies.

It happened this morning with the ‘Napoleonic’ leader of the Labor Party, Bill Shorten, who was seeking to defend Labor’s poisonous ‘Safe Schools Coalition’ program that indoctrinates children with a political agenda.

This program isolates and intimidates children into conforming to an agenda that may run contrary to their own personal or familial values. It is a political weapon of social engineering that has no place in our schools. I wrote about it recently on my blog and also gave a speech in the Senate.

Since then, many thousands of Australians signed a petition calling for the removal of the federal funding, which was tabled in the Senate yesterday. It also sparked discussion in the Coalition Party room, prompting a review of the program by the Minister.

Alarmingly, the program has been linked to gender-fluid advocacy for children as young as four and one of the program’s authors spoke about its real intentions at a Marxist conference last year. At that conference, Ms Roz Ward, one of the co-ordinators of the SSC said:

“To smooth the operation of capitalism the ruling class has benefited, and continues to benefit, from oppressing our bodies, relationships, sexuality and gender identities alongside sexism, homophobia and transphobia; both serve to break the spirits of ordinary people, to consume our thoughts, to make us accept the status quo and for us to keep living or aspiring to live, or feel like we should live, in small units and families where we must reproduce and take responsibility for those people in those units.”

Straight out of Marxism 101.

Little wonder the vacuous Bill Shorten and the extreme left are up in arms. One of their sacred cows is set to be slaughtered on the altar of conservative common sense.

And how did Shorten respond to the challenge before him?

In true leftist fashion, he made no mention of the substantive issues on the merits of the program; he just wants to label everyone opposed to such indoctrination as a homophobe. That’s right, every concerned parent, every concerned psychologist, every concerned school teacher or politician is a ‘homophobe’ according to the inadequate leader of the Labor Party.

He said as much to me this morning and it was all caught on camera. It was Bill Shorten’s ‘Latham handshake’ moment…unhinged and character illuminating.

The Greens, too, are getting in on the act. They are so incensed that 9,499 concerned Australians signed my petition (in only a few days) calling for the withdrawal of funding for the SSC propaganda that they have launched one of their own, aiming to double our numbers. That means we need to redouble our efforts and keep the petition going. Please encourage as many people as possible to add their name lest the momentum we are building is lost.

Our country is on the cusp of an important change. It is Australian Conservatives that will drive the change back to normalcy. I am up for the fight and I know many of you are too. For that I am eternally grateful.

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  • commented 2016-05-05 13:43:12 +0930
    It happened this morning with the ‘Napoleonic’ leader of the Labor Party, Bill Shorten, who was seeking to defend Labor’s poisonous ‘Safe Schools Coalition’ program that indoctrinates children with a political agenda.

    Obviously you’re against brainwashing? – And will be making it a new law to make it illegal to brainwash children? – Cancelling Sunday school around the nation? We have children as young as 5 attending this brainwashing, indoctrinating people with a religious agenda. Pot, meet kettle.
  • commented 2016-03-21 11:34:31 +1030
    Bill was actually being interviewed when you walked through and brought eh attention onto yourself deliberately Cory. Then you took a swipe at him verbally, he shot one back. It was not the same thing as Latham’s handshake and you practically lie about it in your blog above. There’s footage, we’ve all seen it. It’s not open to interpretation. Where is the common sense? I thought it lived here?
  • followed this page 2016-03-19 23:11:03 +1030
  • commented 2016-02-29 00:23:21 +1030
    After watching the footage I believe you acted like a child, called bill a fraud after interrupting his press conference.. the homophobe statememt is fair… as its true.

    Common sense does not live here.
  • commented 2016-02-26 22:52:40 +1030
    Just to be certain, didn’t you start that, by interrupting HIS press conference, and insulting HIM? You’re like the playground bully, who when he’s struck back, calls for a teacher. It’s embarrassing.
  • commented 2016-02-26 09:52:59 +1030
    Cory Mate everyone you are like a kid at a playground who keeps telling at his mum to watch him. I bet you don’t even write with your left hand anyway. You are silly. I feel bad for you don’t worry someone might listen to you one day
  • commented 2016-02-25 22:23:50 +1030
    Cory don’t listen to the Nitpickers who have to point out any small infraction.
    Keep going Man your doing a great stand up job for OUR nation.
  • commented 2016-02-25 21:00:28 +1030
    Dear Mr Bernardi,

    You say that “common sense lives here”. Don’t you think that it is common sense that if you yell out an insulting comment to a fellow politician during an interview he might respond in kind.

    He called you a “homophobe”. The American Heritage Dictionary defines homophobia as “Fear, hatred, or mistrust of lesbians and gay men” and it seems clear from your comments regarding the Safe Schools Coalition program that you certainly do fear or distrust the LGBTI community. Therefore under the dictionary definition you are indeed a homophobe.

    I am a heterosexual man who has no problem with the Coalition or other members of the LGBTI community reaching out to protect the young people of our country. Don’t for a moment you speak for me. Please, refrain from your fearful, bigoted comments in the future and perhaps Mr Shorten will no longer need to describe you as a homophobe.Dear Mr Bernardi,

    You say that “common sense lives here”. Don’t you think that it is common sense that if you yell out an insulting comment to a fellow politician during an interview he might respond in kind.

    He called you a “homophobe”. The American Heritage Dictionary defines homophobia as “Fear, hatred, or mistrust of lesbians and gay men” and it seems clear from your comments regarding the Safe Schools Coalition program that you certainly do fear or distrust the LGBTI community. Therefore under the dictionary definition you are indeed a homophobe.

    I am a heterosexual man who has no problem with the Coalition or other members of the LGBTI community reaching out to protect the young people of our country. Don’t for a moment think you speak for me. Please, refrain from your fearful, bigoted comments in the future and perhaps Mr Shorten will no longer need to describe you as a homophobe.
  • commented 2016-02-25 19:18:46 +1030
    Hi Cory,

    You have stolen this image and infringed on the original creator’s legal and moral rights in reproducing it outside of the terms of the creative commons license under which it was published online.

    The image you’ve stolen for this blog entry appears originally on this flickr account – https://www.flickr.com/photos/cpsucsa/13687378113

    I advise you to stop breaking the law, and give appropriate attribution and share-alike license information, as indicated by the Creative Commons license listed on this user’s Flickr page.

    I am also not sure how a union feels about you stealing their image to help spread and defend homophobia.

    You are free to spread horrible, mean-spirited ideas, but you are not free to break the law.

    Please hold yourself to a higher standard.

    Regards,
    Darcy
  • commented 2016-02-25 18:51:23 +1030
    Yes Corey..I agree with You…We must stand up against these attacks against the Normal, Everyday Aussie Family…Mums & Dads & Children..who have Grandmas & Grandpas & Aunties & Uncles & Cousins & Nieces & Nephews& Brothers & Sisters…THIS LOOKS LIKE NORMAL FAMILY LIFE TO ME….NOT LGBT ABBERATIONS
  • commented 2016-02-25 18:04:30 +1030
    I really don’t see the problem here.

    Cory: you shouted the first piece of abuse, calling Bill Shorten a fraud. That’s OK because it’s an accurate description, he is a fraud.

    But then Shorten replied to you by noting that you are a homophobe. That is also an accurate description.

    Look, even little schoolkids learn “Don’t dish it out if you can’t take it”. If you don’t want people to comment on the repulsive attributes of your personality, then you shouldn’t be a politician. Or you should be a compassionate politician, that would work just as well.

    In any case, both parties had their say and Politifact will back up both statements. So this is a bit of fuss over nothing. Time to move on.
  • commented 2016-02-25 17:12:31 +1030
    Safe Schools Program or not, you are a homophobe. He’s just calling a spade a spade.
  • commented 2016-02-25 10:38:50 +1030
    Lucas Sytsma
  • commented 2016-02-25 05:07:51 +1030
    Sweetie, define families? you clearly lack any form of scientific qualitative or quantative literature to base your political opinions on your so called “common sense” bombastic parade. Although you do have some limited insight in identifying the ‘cusp of important change’ within our Australian society. Anywho the LGBTI community will survive and thrive.
  • commented 2016-02-24 20:19:41 +1030
    Hah! The term ‘homophobe’ is supposed to cast you into hell. Not only you, Cory but every concerned parent, every concerned psychologist, every concerned school teacher or politician – all ‘homophobe’. Says him of the ‘Latham handshake’ moment!
  • followed this page 2016-02-24 19:12:13 +1030
  • commented 2016-02-24 18:55:38 +1030
    It is fact that I am one who signed this petition.
    But there are other issues that concern me.
    Corey will you support the senate voting changes proposed by both major parties. This bans independents from holding a senate seat. To be elected to the Senate you will have to belong to a party.
    I will not vote for a party at the up coming election that sipports this amendment
  • commented 2016-02-24 18:39:45 +1030
    These “LEFTY’S” Need to be reined in. They are OUT OF CONTROL.