A virtual reality of constant denial.
The level of denial that National voters have collectively allowed to become the dominant narrative over the last 9 years bares no resemblance whatsoever with the reality that is life in New Zealand.
National voters allow themselves to believe affordable housing is a million dollars because many are property speculators who are benefitting from National’s carefully propped up property bubble.
National voters allow themselves to believe that our rivers are swimmable because many benefit from the Dairy industry that is polluting those rivers.
National voters allow themselves to believe that harsher and more punitive prisons will produce rehabilitated prisoners when the truth is the Government are now hiding the reoffending rates because our prison system only produces human beings more damaged than when they went in.
National voters allow themselves to believe the Government are doing something about mental health and suicide when the truth is that the Government are merely looking like they are doing something to avoid investigating the depth of misery gnawing into the soul of us as a people.
The denial we have allowed National Party voters to force upon us over the last decade has to end in September or we will be adrift in a carefully tailored culture of denial where no issue is ever solved.