We hear he’s this laid back, have a beer at the barbie everyman.
There was a poll taken by Key’s people before he ran that asked people how much a PM of NZ should have before they stopped trusting them. The options were
The majority of responders said $50million. More than that amount it looked like the leader was corrupt.
Key has always been publicly valued at $50million.
The sleepy hobbits love John. “He’s one of us” they cry. “From a State House and did good, because NZ is good” they sing.
He seems beyond that repeated right wing mantra to be a very different sort of person.
A money trader with pirate like ethics that takes and speculates and gambles. Key doesn’t add, he takes. He buys and slices off. He thinks short term, never long term.
He isn’t a very nice person. His policies devour the poor while enriching those already wealthy. He plays to people’s aspiration with vacant smiles while being surrounded by the largest security detail in NZ political history.
He erodes our civil liberties with a shrug and cuts deals with his American mates that are never in our best interests. He has built a mass surveillance state and used the SIS to falsify and smear the leader of the opposition months before the 2011 election, then he granted the same spy agency millions in extra resources and the power to spy without warrants for 24 hours.
He is on the phone to far right hate speech merchant Cameron Slater, his office ran a dirty ops team that manipulated the media for 6 years. He attacks investigative journalists and writers who criticise him and has media outlets raided by Police to seize evidence of a conversation he had with John Banks.
We are laid back about everything in NZ, especially our fascism.
We are a cargo cult without the cargo.