Friday’s historic climate change march puts the National Party, ACT, NZ First, Hosking, Garner, Kiwiblog and every other climate denier & minimiser on the wrong side of history – tremble at our fury – there is no going back after this climate protest.
This is what democracy looks like.
This is what democracy sounds like.
The fear of 3.5% of NZ taking to the streets amongst the Right is as understandable as it is impotent.
Right wing trolls on Twitter have attacked the percentage as meaningless…
…unfortunately for this right wing Troll, 3.5% IS the magic number…
Nonviolent protests are twice as likely to succeed as armed conflicts – and those engaging a threshold of 3.5% of the population have never failed to bring about change.
…and hard right Troll, Judith Collins has been quick to denigrate the protestors by claiming climate change is a hoax…
…Like the way Kauri contractors grow out of cutting oil pipelines Judith?
The fear from the older generation who have a culturally vested reason to deny climate change is understandable because the end of old white boomers running things is rapidly approaching.
As Bernard Hickey has pointed out many times, 2023 is the first election when Gen X, Gen Y and Millennials will numerically outnumber Boomers, and the millisecond we have the democratic majority at the ballot box, their boomer privilege ends.
Climate change is as much a class issue as it is a generation war, and the fear many felt as 170 000 took to the streets this week is well placed. The Hoskings, the Garners, the Judiths – do all you may because once we have that democratic majority, we will end your denial.
The radical changes to the political, cultural and economic system are coming whether the National Party deniers like it or not.
My personal favourite sign from the march?
By 2023, we will have the numerical numbers at the ballot box and we will no longer have to pander to climate denial boomer interests.
You have been warned.