I suspected there were internal problems within ACT and the Libz, but the true extent of those problems has not been apparent until after the recent election, where a lot of dirty linen has been washed in public.
I’ve long complained about the existence of a core of looney doctrinal idiots running the Libertarianz, and I see now that a part of this group have infiltrated ACT and it is this group who are most likely responsible for that party’s like disintegration.
Now I see they are discussing the establishment of a new party. Leaving aside that his seems a tacit admission that the Libertarianz will never amount to anything again, then I suggest this new party is actually quite a good idea.
If all of the Luna-tarian white ants who destroyed ACT and the Libz are isolated in their own little telephone box sized focus group that will be a good thing, for it will keep these nutters from similarly destroying any other parties.
ACT once attracted significant electoral support as a party that promoted free market economic policies. It was not, as is widely misrepresented by the luna-tarians, a “classic liberal” party. At its height in pursuing these ECONOMIC policies it won nine seats in parliament.
As ACT became infiltrated by the Luna-tarians, so its political status subsided and internal bickering increased, culminating in the debacle of Epsom this election and leaving it with one MP. ACT is unlikely to last the distance to the next election.
Likewise the Libertarianz, who initially focused on the message of small government, attracted almost 6000 votes in the second election they contested, but like ACT dropped off in popularity as perceived “homosexual rights” issues weakly camouflaged as “classical liberalism” became its main focus.
A new party where these destructive small minded fools can gather and endlessly bicker among themselves is a great idea, and they can bounce their daft rhetoric (wherein they portray their present status as akin to being inmates in a Nth Korean concentration camp) off each other until their “classically liberal” hearts are fully content.
Of course if their liberty was as constrained as they allege, what are they doing voluntarily living in this metaphorical gulag? They could easily escape and travel to a country that does not keep them behind such walls and watch towers. That they do not go elsewhere (or even take up arms) is proof that their wild claims are merely the self serving rhetoric of a collection of childish selfish narcissistic brats.
They have a lot to answer for in respect of the unnecessary destruction of two political parties that once offered NZers a clear path away from socialism.