Pat Brittenden has a very good post about Kim Dotcom and his Internet Party. It attempts to explore motivations and at the same time makes some very good observations.
I find the idea of Kim Dotcom forming a political party a fascinating plot in this years drama that is the 2014 election.
I want to know what Kim’s end game is, and I wonder if there is a chance that his involvement with the election this year will aid National in being re-elected, so I ponder again what his end game is.
I see now that Russell Norman has asked the same questions as it was revealed on Newstalk ZB yesterday that he twice approached Mr. Dotcom asking him not to form a party as it would split the vote on the left. An astute observation by Dr. Norman who is fast becoming one of the more enlightened MPs we have in parliament.
There is such an interesting sub-text here that will only be revealed if the questions are put to Mr. Dotcom himself.
- Why are you bankrolling a political party when you cannot be elected to parliament?
- What are you main ambitions behind the party?
- Are you wanting a change of government?
- If so are you not concerned that your party will take votes away from the left, especially some of the Greens youth vote?
Good and valid questions, though I suspect Kim Dotcom has no interest in politics other than pure revenge. He is a spiteful child-like bully who feels slighted and so he is going to try and upset things. So revenge and spite but also venal self-interest in the hope that Labour will become government and won’t extradite him. Read more »