Heartbreaking image of Irish woman flying home to vote in abortion referendum.
In the wake of Ireland’s historic and righteous abortion reform, NZ is once again looking like the book burner in a library – if Ireland can find the courage, why can’t NZ update its ridiculous laws on abortion?
That woman have to leap through bullshit hoops to pretend they are mentally ill to receive a medical procedure is demeaning to our collective intelligence.
Which leads to why on earth we can’t take a similar stance on legalising cannabis as overseas jurisdictions have done? That we are behind the home of the war on drugs, the United States of Amerika, is absurd.
We like to believe we are progressive but look at the recent Māori Ward vote fiasco. The only people who should have been asked if they wanted a Māori seat on all local councils should have been Māori!
Time and time and time again we see local councils engaging in activity which rides rough shot over local Iwi concerns, reserving a place at the decision making table for the indigenous people of your country to have their say is kinda essential when you look at this image…
…Māori lost 95% of their land in less than a century, a measly one seat position to voice local Iwi concerns is the least we can fucking do!
Why is it so hard in this country to provide leadership for things that actually matter?
Is it because our Public Broadcasters are focused on crime porn, home renovation porn, food porn and Married at first fucking sight? Is it the utter lack of adult discourse on issues that truly matter that makes us such a nation of sleepy hobbits?
Is it the negative egalitarianism which creates a, ‘oh you think you’re smarter than me’ culture cringe?
Is it the inane millennial culture of policing micro aggressions that leaves us in a social media void of perpetual outrage over shit that doesn’t actually matter meaning there is zero energy to focus on the things that do?
Voting Jacinda into power wasn’t enough folks, there are serious on going issues regarding the neoliberal hegemony that can’t be and won’t be solved by liking a retweet.
Our intellectually shallow new Government is floundering and the National voting population are still sulking and concocting childish games.
Our institutions are groaning under the weight of failure our 30 year neoliberal experiment is reaping at a time when economic collapse, geopolitical war and catastrophic climate change loom like icebergs to our Titanic.
Will somebody please stand the fuck up and lead!