The Coalition's Cultural Incompetence
Part of the problem for the Coalition is that its cultural opponents are shameless liars. It is a lie that there was a 'stolen children' genocide, it is a lie that poverty is increasing, it is a lie that income distribution is (after taxes and transfers) becoming more unequal, it is a lie that most people are worse off, it is a lie that government is shrinking, it is a lie that the welfare state is shrinking, it is a lie that opposing Native Title or special programs for indigenous Australians is a mark of racism, it is a lie that opposition to multiculturalism or immigration is proof of racism, it is a lie that human-induced global warming with major negative consequences is settled science ...
But the Coalition gets swamped in such lies because it fails miserably to develop its own intellectual and cultural resources.
Their opponents get away with such lies because public debate is so dominated by the self-serving moral vanity posturing of the progressivist ascendancy.
Yet, after five years in office federally, the Coalition has done nothing to seriously contest the dominance of cultural institutions by its opponents.