Sigh. It seems David Parker has done a Shearer…
Like a cult and too red – Parker on Labour
Labour leadership contender David Parker says Labour borders on feeling like “a cult” and must look at its branding – including its symbolic red party colour.
Mr Parker made the comments in an interview with the Herald as part of a series on the four leadership contenders.
…in their attempt at being relevant, we seem to have Labour MPs more willing to reinforce the false narratives of the mainstream media rather than challenge them.
Last week David Shearer was on the rampage trying to maim David Cunliffe while dog whistling for white men with Shearer buying into the narrative that Labour are too ‘special interests’. As I pointed out, it is National who are the real political party for ‘special interests’, the special interests of SkyCity, the already wealthy, Federated Farmers and Corporations, Labour’s factions are actually representative of the ‘democratic majority’ not ‘special interests’.
Now we have Parker blowing on the same dog whistle by bizarrely claiming that Labour resembles a ‘cult’. Again, if we are looking for ‘Cults’, look no further than the Cult of no personality that National have built around John Key – it’s a cargo cult minus the cargo.
Buying into the false narratives of the media isn’t leadership, it’s capitulation.