In the same week this protest on Parliament’s lawn is all happening the Salvation Army releases its report on dire poverty while house affordability rises to another obscene level while Covid assistance has mostly gone to the rich…
An economic and political commentator says since the Covid-19 pandemic reached Aotearoa, the rich have become richer and the poor have become poorer – in part due to the Government’s policies.
…this protest may not be working class politics, but it is working class misery that is being manipulated by the far right on the lawns of Parliament!
This is the Left’s fault!
Imagine if Labour and the Greens had done something meaningful over the last 4 years for the lumpenproletariat so that there wasn’t this rage to exploit by the far right in the first place?
What did Labour do? Pour billions into the pockets of property speculators and is now trying to pour billions more into an unemployment insurance scam that empowers white collar union workers the most!
The Middle Class Marxists want a revolution that knows its pronouns! It doesn’t want the smelly lumpenproletariat spoiling the aesthetics of their dinner party activism.
Middle Class Marx 2022
The focus of the political left over the last four years has been on worthy woke virtue signals as opposed to actual policy.
We have allowed Jacinda and Labour and the Greens off the hook for transformative change for too long, and yet act surprised when those most punished by the mandates rebel.
Let me be as clear as I can be – I support Jacinda and Labour for their magnificent Covid response! I salute the courage and skill to have navigated us through this most horrific of tempests and believe the mandates are the best way forward.
I believe NZ having some of the lowest death and hospitalisation rates is a public health victory of extraordinary magnitude.
Yes as a post-marxist anarchist environmental socialist I detest the State up in my grills as much as the next free individual, but I agree with this curtailing of my civil liberties for the public good.
B-U-T we on the Left have failed to challenge the neoliberal economic hegemony that continues to devour so many lonely lives and fills them with such hopelessness that they are bait for Facebook hate algorithms.
To then go a step further and have middle class woke Twitter paint them all as Nazis seems a tad self conflated even for Wellington.
I have zero truck with these feral lunatic’s arguments, hell I was attempting to goad them into voting me in their Nuremberg hanging list a fortnight ago, but they have a right to protest and their rage has been manufactured by the Left’s lack of transformative change.
I have yet to see one interview with a protestor that after a terrible & painful personal mandate experience – that truly pulls at your heart strings – that then doesn’t veer off into some crazy demented conspiracy theory – there is no doubt this misery is being manipulated by far right propagandists with malicious intent.
If we don’t want so many angry, frightened and hurt working class people turning to the Nazi’s, maybe do something meaningful about their anger, hurt and fear first?
Does anyone believe this protest would be as huge as it is if Labour had done something 4 years ago on being transformative on housing, poverty and inequality?
After every major pandemic, there is social unrest…
“So when our Sickness, and our Poverty Had greater wants than we could well supply; Strict Orders did but more enrage our grief, And hinder in accomplishing relief.”
That’s how the British poet George Wither explained a spreading rebellion against social-distancing rules. Seeing quarantines and lockdowns as unfair and tyrannical punishments, people were taking to the streets. The year was 1625, the place was London, the disease was plague.
…The peasant revolt in the 1300s, the civil unrest in the 1600s and the civil disobedience in the 1900s. The strict measures required to snuff out pandemics always makes the lives of the poorest unliveable, we are seeing the economic whiplash of Covid, especially amongst small business owners and those who were already vulnerable.
The desperate and newly desperate have swollen globally and are causing enormous cultural friction.
These waves of social disruption will reverberate around a rapidly warming planet.
The only ones shocked by this seem to be the middle class twitter Left.
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