Fellow travellers, I'm really starting to wonder what is going on in our PM's mind at the moment. Her behaviour does seem to be very odd. I mean, she's just attacked her official partners in government with some astonishingly extreme and false claims. She's clearly trying to create a real perception of difference between Labor and the Greens in the tiny minds of the great unloofahed.

Here is some of what she said:

The Greens will never embrace Labor's delight at sharing the values of everyday Australians, in our cities, suburbs, towns and bush, who day after day do the right thing, leading purposeful and dignified lives, driven by love of family and nation.

Okay, so let's just unpack that statement:

Firstly, Julia, we do share the values of everyday Australians (well, quite a few of them, anyway). I mean, backward though they are, many of them still do believe that climate change is real, and that man is to blame, and that we must do something about it. That's part of their value system, surely.

And if doing the right thing means encouraging others to lower their carbon footprints, then surely we Greens voters have a very strict moral code, too. Actually, it's about as strict as you can get (but in a loving way, of course).

And to imply that we don't have a love of family is very upsetting. It's just that our definition of what constitutes a family differs from Labor's. Why can't a child have two mothers, or two fathers? Or one of either? Or none? Or be reared by bilbies? This insistence on the nuclear family is just so oppressively patriarchal (not to mention speciesist). That's something you'd think Julia would appreciate, considering that she herself is childless and "living in sin" with an attitudinally reconstructed hairdresser.

And yes, some of us on the green left do seem not to like Australia as a nation very much. After all, patriotism as it is usually expressed is a truly ugly emotion, frequently displayed by the reactionary right. However, we do love our nation in the sense that we are enthusiastic about what it could become: a place that is both completely carbon neutral, and tolerant enough to allow sharia law and exclude all Israelis.

Gillard continues:

The differences between Labor and the Greens take many forms but at the bottom of it are two vital ones. The Greens wrongly reject the moral imperative to a strong economy.

But of course we want a strong economy! We just don't want it to be driven by coal, oil, or nuclear power. It must be 100% renewable energy as soon as possible. Gaia has been violated enough!

The Greens have some worthy ideas and many of their supporters sincerely want a better politics in our country. They have good intentions but fail to understand the centrepiece of our big picture - the people Labor strives to represent need work.

Well we couldn't agree more. We just think that work should be spiritually fulfilling and preferably not physical - unless it involves dance.

We happily leave to the Greens being a party of protest with no tradition of striking the balance required to deliver major reform.

Now that final statement is really hurtful. It's what conservatives say about us all the time: We're on the fringe and ultimately irrelevant and ineffectual. But it's also flat out wrong. Of course we can deliver major reform. Bob Brown has just managed to get Julia to commit to a transformative carbon tax. That reform's about as major as you can get!

Really, that whole diatribe from Julia was truly and deeply offensive. And it was made doubly so because she just came here to Fremantle and we gave her so much love and support.

You'd think that she would really appreciate all those signs and t-shirts thanking her for the carbon tax, particularly since the last community reaction to it included all that vile, sexist hate speech from those wingnuts in Canberra.

This complete about turn has upset and bewildered a lot of people in Fremantle. And some of them are quite influential. I think the next time she comes here Julia Gillard might not get such a warm reception. You never know, we might just decide to turn our backs on her when she speaks.

Not happy, Julia. Not happy at all.