Rewards of hard work and sacrifice now require guilt for having earned it

Business lunch

George writes

What is becoming monotonously tiresome is the ongoing chorus about “the rich getting richer and the poor getting poorer”, “the haves and the have nots” “unfair wealth distribution”, “tenants in our own country” etc and etc.

All socialist bleatings of course, but nevertheless this constant reference is having the desired effect of implementing this socialist propaganda as the template of our society.

Successful people are bad people, they are greedy, they worship money, they avoid tax and worst of all, they buy houses that no one else can afford.

My old dad’s only demand of me was to “Make something of yourself son as no one will do it for you”. And he was a socialist!

These simple words have stuck with me throughout my life. It’s my bed, and only I can make it warm and comfortable.  Half of my adult life I struggled.  The second half of my adult life I reaped the rewards of that struggle.

It appears there is no room now for “struggle” or more to the point, “The Kiwi dream” has to be fast tracked, and to hell with the struggle.

Very few of us have had it easy. Our achievements are the result of considerable sacrifice, blood, sweat and tears, setbacks became motivators not deterrents. Yes, we are all cut from different cloth. Our struggles would have varied, but one thing is for sure, we were all stugglers once, and some of us may still be, but its just that some of us didn’t, or won’t give up.

Sadly some do give up and others don’t even bother, but I’m buggered if I will subscribe to their envy and criticism simply because I chose not give up.


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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story.  And when he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet.   Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet, and as a result he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist that takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him.  But you can’t ignore him.

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