Liberal Elite whinging

Judy Callingham is having a new year’s whinge. Yesterday she took an article about liberal elite foodstuffs (organic, free range, fairtrade, yadayadayada) and conflated that to a problem of the poor not bothering to feed their kids. Finishing off the entire post with another whinge demanding that someone do “something”.

Whenever Judy Callingham or Brian Edwards whinge about something it is usually because they think that someone else should pay or fix the problem. In this case she presents no solutions only demands for action….again which in their world of the Ponsonby liberal Elite usually means taxing someone.

However complaining about the price of organic, free-range, fair-trade, ethically grown food and the fact poor people can’t afford it  is that it is like complaining about housing affordability based on a survey of property prices in Paritai Drive. Next thing he will write a blog post about the horrific costs of transport for the poor based on the average price of cars on Coutts or Continental Cars lots. Worse, an epistle to the NZ Herald about the outrageous costs of public transport based on the fare for the Orient Express.

Judy Callingham is simply taking her Ponsonby liberal elite tainted world view and using it to tut-tutt the rest of us into a guilt trip. Well I’ll be having none of that.

Is Judy Callingham

  • a Liberal Elite whinger? (52%, 213 Votes)
  • well past it? (23%, 92 Votes)
  • a finger wagging hand-wringer? (21%, 84 Votes)
  • spot on that poor people deserve free range food too? (4%, 17 Votes)

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