Thursday, October 23, 2008

"...but a political nuisance"

Garth George sums up why we need a change.

This election is not about trust, because the public does not trust politicians, except, perhaps, those of the Maori Party.

It is not about the economy, because that is in a state of flux pretty much beyond our control and at this stage is best left to Reserve Bank and Treasury experts.

It is not about tax cuts because we've had one already and if there aren't any more for a year or two, that will be seen as fiscal prudence.

It's not about Working for Families or KiwiSaver because those who can't participate in them don't give a damn and those who do care little where the money comes from as long as it comes.

It isn't about whether John Key is fit to be Prime Minister, because as long as he is not Helen Clark he can't lose.

It isn't about energy or the environment, as the Labour lapdog Greens would have us believe, because few people are interested in what might happen next year or next decade. They're too busy coping with what's happening today.

It isn't about privatisation because few people care who owns the banks or the railways as long as their money is safe and/or the service is up to their expectations.

This election is all about freedom - the freedom of the individual to live his or her life with as little interference as possible from the state, its politicians and minions.

It's all about being loosed from the tyranny of dogmatic "do-it-my-way-or-else" socialism, which contends that the state knows best how to spend our money, how we use our property and how we run our families.

It's all about freedom from fear - from the anxiety generated by the doom and gloom merchants, the Greens in particular, who demand that we circumscribe our lives in certain ways because if we don't the world will melt and come to an end.

It's all about freedom from guilt. We want to be able to fill up our cars, turn on our heaters, light our homes, run our taps (and showers), eat our food, smoke a cigarette, have a few drinks, sell land or buy or develop property without being made to feel guilty.

And it's all about freedom from presidential-style politics. We want - nay, need - to be rid of a dictatorial leader so that consensus politics again has a chance to flourish.

Also he notes that Winston is nothing but a nuisance and the tree huggers need to be reduced to a mere presence. Votes for either are wasted. Garth think the separatist party has some reasonable MP's. I say not, they are only looking for where they can peddle their racially based separatism.
So Labour has to go. NZ First, led by a petty and untrustworthy despot, has to go. And the Greens must be reduced to no more than a presence in Parliament.

I think the above list would sum up the thinking of most.

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