And the dance of the seven veiled threats continues.
Any day now Right Wing Utopia will erupt.
Why the fuck would Winston make a quick deal now?
Every passing day his hand gets stronger.
Let’s for arguments sake say that they do arrive at a magical place where this buffet of dead rats is agreed to.
Even then, the details have to go back to the individual Boards.
National and ACT mandarins will say yes or no.
In NZ First, Winston’s dominance of the Board hilariously enables him to exert his direct influence and get the Board to reject the very offer he’s just brought them and force another round of negotiations on some point of NZ First principle.
We will be lucky there is a decision this side of Christmas!
Winston will never be as powerful as he is right now.
The master is teaching the infants how shit rolls in hustle town.
Luxon looks like a frightened virgin at an orgy and David Seymour has dominated media attention more than the leader of the National Party!
The negotiating process has been disastrous for National so why the hell would Winston stop now?
The only red line is ACT becoming so sickened by the narcissistic corruption of a Government they had intended to narcissistically corrupt themselves that David vomits up the latest dead rat Winston is making him swallow.
Each dead rat Winston makes David swallow he demands David say, “Thank you for the candy Master”.
Surely there’s a point where ACT cries “enough” and demands a second election?
This isn’t a negotiation, it’s a hustle!
How the Sweet Zombie Christ this is supposed to last 3 years let alone 12 months is beyond me.
This election was a grudge fuck against Labour and it’s thrown up a bizarre stew of right wing grievance and anger that is woke snowflake level self-righteous.
This ACT/National/NZF Government is a Mexican stand off between people who don’t like Mexicans.
The only thing that binds them is a weird desire to bash beneficiaries, prisoners, drug addicts, renters, workers, disabled, gang members and the environment.
I mean, sure, but, not much hope in beating the shit out of the most vulnerable and desperate is there?
This is a liberal progressive democracy, we are not an authoritarian Pāua shell Police State.
We are out of carrots, here comes the stick isn’t much of an aspirational mantra is it?
This Government is a scorpion, sitting on a fox’s face, riding in the open jaws of a great white shark.
It is glaringly apparent that Luxon is utterly out of his depth and the only reason both Winston and David want to forge a Government is to exploit this hapless muppet beyond their wildest dreams!
What will turn ACT against NZF or NZF against ACT is if either one of them exploits Luxon beyond what they are exploiting him.
If they can find a happy medium where they are both exploiting Luxon in equal measure, these circling Black Holes of self interest can maintain a political orbit.
If they suspect the other is getting something they aren’t however, then all paths lead to Armageddon.
The naked venality we are watching is the dance of those who master power for their own ends.
This is going to be a dreadful fucking Government.
Even if it’s so short lived that it implodes by next year, a whole bunch of people in communities just holding on by their finger nails are going to be kicked in the guts just because.
Old Zealand beat New Zealand.
New Zealand better be ready when this Old Zealand’s Whare of Cards collapses.
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