Not unexpectedly, the soft left National Party supporter and Herald columnist David Farrar leads the crowd in attacking the new political party The Conservative Party.
He attempts to align it with New Zealand First, who have been lumped with the image of a party of blue rinsed electric wheel chair driving paranoids who pledge undying obeisance to the diety Winston Peters, who is alleged to have defrauded the taxpayers of $150,000 or so in election campaign expenses.
While there might be plenty of good reasons to criticise Peters, Farrar’s main motivations are Winston’s public spats with Farrar’s then boss, Headmistress Jenny Shipley, a painful liberal nowadays creaming it through commercial alliances with the Red Chinese. But that’s another story. The issue here is Farrar’s attempts to portray NZ First as Conservative. Like Ronald Reagan? Like Sarah Palin? Like Alan West? Crazy right? That’s Farrar for you.
The National Party is supposed to be NZ’s Conservative Party. It has betrayed its own founding principles (see side bar) since being infiltrated and taken over (in its later days) by the likes of wet left wing liberals like Bolger, Shipley, Key and Farrar. They are not the National Party and those named afore should all have joined the Labour Party, not National. That would have prevented the Labour Party being taken over by Communists and extreme left Progressives, but that too is another story.
The Conservative Party is stepping into the vacuum created by the National Party’s betrayal of its core principles. I did the test. So did Farrar. I notice he hides his results. What was it you didn’t agree with Mr. Farrar?
I’ll tell you my score. 15. Like most such tests, you have to allow a certain amount of latitude. Not be too picky. I don’t really like the idea of Citizens referendums, (rather citizens should chose their representatives much more carefully) but its not something that would cause me to throw out the baby with the bathwater. If it wasn’t for the constant misrepresentation during election campaigns by lying socialists like Key and Klark, they probably wouldn’t be necessary.
I want assets sold and I especially want to disassemble SOEs, which I regard as a fascist stain upon our political and commercial framework. TV One ( a weird kind of SOE) would be the first one shut down. I don’t agree with “restorative” justice schemes. They’re BS. I don’t agree with a ban on drinking by age. That is a parenting issue. I don’t want any damn Royal Commissions. Nevertheless, I’d vote for the Conservative Party given that I pretty much agree with the rest of it, and there’s no other party offering those options.
I reckon give Colin Craig a go. He’s doing not talking. He’s fresh and he’s got unfashionable ideas. That sets him apart from trend following liberals like Farrar and Key and Goff and the rest. They’re yesterday’s people clinging to destructive and out dated ideas. That’s been proved over and over. Ignore their smears. Our society today, built by the Farrars and the Shipleys and the Bolgers and the Klarks and the Goffs and the Mallards, the real blue rinses, is a chaotic inwardly collapsing shambles. Time for a different approach. Long past time actually.
Edit- And for those who say the Conservative Party will draw votes from National and help Labour win I say damn good. Until National devises another election strategy besides making themselves virtually indistinguishable from Labour, and until they return to their ideological roots, then to hell with them. Spineless idea-less inarticulate losers and appeasers. They deserve to lose.