Interesting to see how the Stuff story was constantly updated yesterday. The original photo of an obsequiously smirking Key was replaced by one of him looking stern and authoritative. The text was altered to try and undo some of the initial impressions. I wonder if the author of the original piece (Kate Chapman) was pleased about that.
As some commenters and other bloggers have pointed out, the edits to the original news article really made Key look even worse, as they revealed more truths concerning his damaged manner of thinking. Not that there was ever much doubt about it before, but Key has now placed himself fairly and squarely on the far left of the political spectrum.
He can’t have read the National Party founding principles. Especially the part that states that one of their key duties is-
“to combat communism and socialism”
or if he has read them, he’s suffering the same kind of comprehension problems that all leftists suffer from. Here’s just one glaring example of his rank political ignorance, as reported in Kate Chapman’s modified/ updated article-
When Prime Minister John Key said all New Zealanders had a “socialist streak” it referred to their caring for others, he says. … “I think New Zealand is a very caring country, I think New Zealanders do have a heart.”
Got that have you readers? Socialists, unlike those nasty selfish Conservatives, “care for others” and “have a heart”.
Asked if he had a socialist streak he said “absolutely” and pointed to Government programmes to help people during the global recession. “I’m a product of the welfare state.”
So here we have a political party that has as its founding principles the objective of “combating communism and socialism”, and its current leader boasts of being himself a socialist and a welfarist, and makes pathetic school boy level statements that prove he buys into some of the most banal Marxist propaganda that is out there. Worse, he seeks to actively advance and promote and advocate for the poisonous corrosive ideology that Sid Holland so rightly wanted kept out of NZ.
Yet even after its leader is exposed as holding political perceptions no National Party member should hold, and acting, with the party’s blessing, to promote ideology National once professed to stand against, there are still many people in the blogosphere and elsewhere who stubbornly reject the thesis that the National Party is today filled with traitors who have taken it far from its political roots. So far, that it is today really just a slightly less left branch of the Labour Party. Speaking the same idiotic language. Led by the same posturing propaganda speiling fools. Supported by the same supplicant leftist/ Marxist useful idiots who know not what they really are.
Here’s some words spoken directly to you John Key you contemptible poseur, and pointing out some simple political facts, some home truths that you, given your position as leader of the National Party, should be utterly ashamed not to know.
Conservatives do not lack any of the compassion that the left like to so lavishly attribute to themselves and themselves alone. Conservatives are not nasty or selfish. These are perceptions that are founded in left wing propaganda and slander and political opportunism, and it is especially disgusting to hear them so unwittingly expressed by the leader of the party Sid Holland helped establish, and that he led for so many years.
The reality is that Conservatives merely seek a better way to achieve better outcomes, and you should know this you pathetic excuse for a politician. Not only should you know it, you should be out there in the public’s face and telling them that rather than so outrageously and conversely doing the Labour Party’s slander and propaganda for them.
John Key is just an appalling buffoon who has through a combination of ignorance and vanity squandered one of the best chances NZ ever had to escape the slow socialist death spiral. More, and as demonstrated by their slavish support for Key, practically the whole National Party is a collection of like weak kneed surrender monkeys who will go down in history as the most despicable bunch of cowards, poseurs and losers in NZ politics since WWII.
After once again reading the Stuff article and its updates, I find myself for once lacking the words to fully express my contempt for these repugnant, shameless and unprincipled compromisers, and I despair for NZ being so deeply in the thrall of such a counterfeit man as John Key has so clearly, (by his own words), exposed himself to be. This country must be restored, and the first step towards this objective must be to restore the National Party, and the very first part of this first step is to remove this awful and foolish man from the leadership.