By Situation Theatre 25/6/2019
As we know from history, the best way to change the world is to engage with right-wing trolls.
It was either Mahatma Gandhi or Nelson Mandela who said “to build a mass movement, you must spend eternity fighting pointless culture wars with the worst elements of your community.”
Wise words indeed. Over the last two decades we’ve seen how time and time again, reacting to every predictable inflammatory comment by the devolved right-wing has helped us secure climate action and the basic rights of refugees, eliminate poverty , homophobia and domestic violence, equalise the gender pay gap, and delivered a Treaty with Indigenous Australians.
Why successfully reframe the debate onto the material conditions which are destroying people’s lives in the style of Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez when we can remain ensnared in the forever wars of religious freedom?