Judith Collins says child poverty is not the fault of Government policies, but bad parents. The delusion in that statement is terrifying. It simply moves the social obligations of a progressive democracy onto the individual and walks away.
The level of contempt one must feel towards ones fellow human beings to believe that should rule you out from being in politics.
How dare she blame parents when the housing crisis erodes wages, how dare she blame parents when Kiwis are being forced to live in cars. How dare she blame parents when 41 000 are homeless. How dare she blame parents when there are 300 000 children living in poverty.
Are there cases of terrible parents who do terrible things? Of course there is, but Child Poverty is a systemic issue brought about by 8 years of draconian welfare ‘reforms’.
What about the staff torturing children at CYFs Judith? Are they bad parents too? Or are they enacting cruel policy your Government has passed?
The total lack of compassion of Judith Collins and the NZers who cheer her cruelty is something that must be fought with every step of the way. In the words of the great Professor Ranginui Walker…