“We can't be passive about them.” – Scott Morrison
As Prime Minister Scott Morrison jets back from Cornwall, it is worth pondering his wise words about the importance of the G7 + event.
Before he flew out, Morrison gave a speech in Perth where he reflected on the meetings with the world’s most powerful leaders he was about to step in to.
This G7 meeting was held in the shadow of Communist China and the pain the CCP has inflicted upon the world through its unleashing of Covid-19 and its economic and military bullying of other countries.
Morrison used the more diplomatic word “coercion” but we know what he means.
In this context, he made the following important point about our desire for a world that values freedom, a rules-based order and respect for human rights “over authoritarianism and autocracy”.
“We can't be casual about these values and beliefs,” Morrison said.
“They are inextricably linked to our way of life in this country. We can't be passive about them. We can't expect others to advocate for us for them. We live them, we must speak up for them.”
Authoritarianism and autocracy flourish when there is no push back.
Sadly, the world has been late in waking up to the true agenda of the Chinese Communist Party.
The positive of the G7 + is this is no longer the case and the free West is pushing back.
But the principles Morrison enunciated don’t just apply to external threats.
Australia is equally being hollowed out from within by cultural Marxism and its identity politics.
My concern with Morrison has been his reluctance to engage the “culture wars”.
He quite deliberately sat out of the same-sex marriage campaign. After stating his position, he left the campaigning to others which meant our side lacked political fire power as Malcolm Turnbull and Christopher Pyne and others campaigned for the other side.
They sustained a debate while Morrison sat on the sidelines.
If only he had not “been casual about these beliefs and values” and had spoken up.
Because today our children are being overwhelmed by a flood of LGBTIQA+ gender-fluid and radical sexual indoctrination. At school.
And sadly, as Martyn Iles of the Australian Christian Lobby has revealed, the Morrison Government is funding the latest iteration of this to the tune of $7 million.
Now I don’t believe for a moment that our Christian Prime Minister is aware of “The Good Society” program for children, but he should be.
A failure to speak up consistently has led to rainbow activists continuing to run amok in the bureaucracy.
Yes, we must stand up to external threats like the CCP.
But equally, we must fight the enemy within.
Sometimes that takes more will and courage, especially when the rainbow activists have infiltrated your own political party and public service.
Our children are being indoctrinated and free speech is being crushed by the weaponisation of flawed anti-discrimination laws.
We are losing our nation.
Think about children being led down a path of irreversible harm from experimental gender-bending treatments such as puberty blockers and cross sex hormones.
Think about freedom of speech and religion being supressed in once free Australia.
Then think about Morrison’s words.
“We can't be casual about these values and beliefs. They are inextricably linked to our way of life in this country. We can't be passive about them. We can't expect others to advocate for us for them. We live them, we must speak up for them.”
The failure of conservative governments here in New South Wales and Canberra to speak up means we are left with no choice.
To again borrow from the PM, we can’t expect others to do this for us. We can’t be passive.
Thank you in advance for speaking up.
Lyle Shelton is Director of Campaigns and Communications for the Christian Democratic Party. The Reverend Honourable Fred Nile MLC has nominated Lyle to succeed him in the NSW Parliament when he retires in November. To keep in touch with Lyle and the CDP, sign up here.