It amuses me to see National supporters rubbing their hands in glee over poll results that frequently place them as the most popular party. Not too long ago, these same voters thought Helen Clark was the best thing since sliced bread. In my opinion, all the Nats have managed to do is persuade these same low information voters that National represents a better choice than Labour etc. Disappointingly this persuasion is not manifested by any real changes to NZ’s socialist slave condition, but more by means of John Key’s self promotion. Smiling and joking with the likes of extreme left media personalities like John Campbell and generally making himself look like an alright guy.
So the pukes who kept Helen Clark in power for 9 years are now possibly going to keep the hapless Key in power for the same time or maybe even longer. When I protest at Key’s lamentable inability to provide any real political leadership, I’m frequently told by party die hards that its impossible because socialism is today too firmly embedded in the NZ psyche, and any attempt to confront this would undoubtedly end in electoral disaster for National.
I don’t actually agree with this. I think a real leader, which Key is so clearly not, would have the ability to articulate policies to the voters and convince them that the policies would work. Key can’t do this because he has no conviction. He’s an empty suit that merely wants to complete the bucket list he wrote for himself as a pimply faced state house adolescent. Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan on the other hand were politicians who did have convictions, and because they believed in them so strongly were able to articulate them and sway voters to their point of view.
However let’s assume that what the Nat die hards claim is true, and that NZ cannot be led from the socialist mire by even Thatcher or Reagan if they were reincarnated here. It could be true, for we all know the story of lemmings who apparently cannot be persuaded from launching themselves en masse off cliffs, and probably as they plunge to their deaths, still think they’re having a wonderful time until everything turns black.
If no politician exists with the ideas and conviction and rhetoric to divert NZ from its determination to self destruct, what would do it? Only one thing I reckon, and that is a good three to six years immersed in real Communist government. So lets get on with it. I’m tired of seeing NZ’s political condition being a knife edged balance between extreme left socialism and far left socialism. In other words the Labour Party and the Greens on one side and the Nats and a few confused dimwits on the other. (Leaving the racist factor of the Maori party aside for the moment)
Let’s give these dimbulb swinging voters what they think they want and let Norman and Turei and Cunliffe or whoever run the country for a while. God knows we would at least be achieving more that way in altering NZ’s psyche than if the Nats continue to govern under the leadership of the grinning nitwit Progressive Key.
Let the extreme left have it, and let them lead us over the cliff, and only then might NZ voters wake up to the real results of their abject political indifference. While its happening, the National Party could be rejuvenated, with all of the bumbling socialist nitwits who don’t even know the party’s founding principles exist and how important they are, replaced by people who do know this. Or maybe we gain enough from the resulting disillusion that a real Conservative Party could rise from the ashes.
Maybe there’s people out there who would disagree with this solution on the grounds that it is too painful, however my own view is that its easier to bear intense pain for a shorter period than it is to have it nagging at you for a lifetime. However the more compelling argument is that it could save us from an eventual worse dose of potentially fatal pain if the status quo continues. (with apologies to my friends who might not be as isolated from political/social collapse as I might be)