Waitwaitwait … let me get this straight. Somebody goes out and tries to bash up James Shaw of the Green Party, on grounds that Something Something United Nations Conspiracy Something Something …
… and yet the National Party, and other Neoliberal political vectors can engage in all sorts of dodgy efforts to pack up, parcel off, and otherwise dismantle our country and its sovereignty to appease globe-spanning ideological currents …
… often loudly cheered on by the same sorts of people who’ll be braying their enthusiasm for this cowardly attack upon Shaw.
Seriously. Was not the Green Party the only party in Parliament still holding out against the #TPPA, #CPTPP, or whatever it is that it’s calling itself these days?
As applies “Immigration” [there’s some suggestion on the news that this might be linked to the recent UN Migration Pact], did James Shaw not call for a ‘sustainable immigration policy’ which would have reduced numbers from the National Party’s escalating years of historic highs?
I have always gotten a lot of flakk for my personal advocacy of the view that the Green Party is often far better at being “pro-New Zealand” in values, voice, and vision, than a number of other parties which like to emphatically brand themselves as National-ist.
They are not perfect. They are, after all, a political party, which semi-frequently produces politicians.
But in amidst all the clamouring would-be “castigation” of the Greens as the alleged local beachhead of whichever cockamiemie “conspiracy” is doing its rounds on the sumps of social media this week in particular … the real culprits who actually are engaged in clandestine efforts to make your and my country a worse place to be, go largely unheralded, and certainly unpunished.
Now, lest I find myself with another visit from the NZ Police’s potential-counter-terrorist chaps, I am not suggesting that somebody go out and do to, say, Judith Collins what has been done this day to James Shaw. That would be ridiculous, and highly counter-productive. Dildo-bombardments, perhaps, marginally excepted [for my international audience … it’s a long story, but it involved the protesting of a pernicious international trade-deal, and the then-relevant Minister coming into close physical contact with an object which bore a disconcertingly close resemblance to the shape of his head]
I also do not mean to invoke the annoying downright cliche of WAKE UP, SHEEPLE, directly [particularly given the various quips around NZ having 12 million or more sheep, of which a little above four million tend to walk about on two legs].
But seriously. If you are STILL attempting to pour all your energy into harassing and haranguing The Green Party, alone and all-above any other political party presently active in our politics, our Parliament, an our Government …
… then you, sir or madam, are likely a moron – and are actively doing the work of the very same people you claim to want to stop by misdirecting the anger of the people around you in their exclusive, especial direction, alone.
I’ve got little to no doubt that the Green Party, as with any moderately large sized grouping of New Zealanders, has a few Muesli Bars within their number. They may even possess the occasional daft idea as actual party policy, from time to time.
Yet the only “impact” which this peculiar form of pseudo-pugilistic “protest” has upon the politics of the nation … is the quite literal one, upon the face of the Greens’ co-Leader. That’s it.
And you know what one of the more ridiculous parts of the whole thing is ? Shaw’s actually one of the more reasonable and personally-decent politicians around these days.