The Woke be angry at Winston…
…and over at the Millennial Blog that avocados built, Captain Woke of Wellington,
The Woke be angry at Winnie, but the Woke aren’t very good at counting.
NZ First, after the total meltdown of the Greens, was the price of getting rid of National and without NZ First, we were staring down the barrel of a fourth term of those arseholes.
Exactly what are the Woke suggesting? Where exactly are we going to pick up the extra votes to get to the 51% democratic majority? Action Station and Spinoff TV launching their own political party? If it rates as well as their TV show, we would be handing votes back to ACT!
The Woke who spend their energy screaming ‘We’re different and you’re wrong’ aren’t exactly the best recruiters and in fact it could be argued that the Woke are alienating more voters than they are winning over.
Marama’s crusade to reclaim the ‘C’ word had me rolling my eyes so far back into my head I ended up staring at the back arse of my own brain.
Brothers and sisters, we may feel pissed that we aren’t getting some progressive ideas past, but not nearly as pissed as NZ First are at the utter lack of effort to roll back neoliberalism by the Greens and Labour.
Here is fucking Chippy shepherding in the next attack by neoliberalism…
A public business, not a public service
Yet again, the neoliberal wrecking ball is swinging through New Zealand’s public service, fronted, alas, by Chris Hipkins whose laudable attempt (launched last February) to clean up the mess created by the State Sector Act 1988 has been captured by the high-paid top brass of the 1988-model state sector.
The result, released as a “consultation document” (available online here), boils down to a recipe for making matters worse.
Stripped of the glossy photos and spin-doctored rhetoric, the big central idea is to mount yet another attack on the venerable model of a stable career public service, organised into departments of state which took ownership of vital areas of policy and service to the public, and reported each year on their stewardship of that role to the people in plain-English narratives.
…as Chris Trotter points out in his brilliant blog today, NZ First will give on progressive issues if they see Labour and the Greens rolling back neoliberalism, and to date the Greens are too market worshipping and Labour too ideologically frightened to engage in that economic debate.
There certainly are communication issues inside Labour and NZ First, and Labour could iron those out if they utilised Willie Jackson more and put him in charge of communicating Labour’s needs directly to Winston and Winston would find a far better ally in getting Labour to walk away from neoliberalism, but we must not allow the Woke’s perfect defeat the good as it is their Pure Temple approach to politics as opposed to Labour’s Broad Church that is eroding the democratic majority vote share, not building it.