The Life and Times of a Professional Carpet Bagger

Julie Anne Genter
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Julie Anne Genter was born in Rochester, Minnesota, United States, on the 26th of December 1979. She grew up in Los Angeles, California and after High School was accepted to study at the University of California, Berkeley where she gained a BA in Philosophy in May 2003.

Julie then moved to France where she studied for and gained a Post-Graduate Certificate in International Political Studies from the Institut d’etudes politiques in Paris in July of 2005.

Her thirst for knowledge, however, wasn’t sated and her next port of call was the University of Auckland where she managed to obtain a Master’s Degree in Planning Practice in 2008.

So, at the age of 29, and after spending the best part of 24 years in some form of schooling, Julie Anne finally got a job with the private engineering consultancy firm Sinclair Knight Merz where she stayed for one year before moving on to McCormick Rankin Cagney Environmental Consultancy.

Her main point of recognition during her years as a transportation consultant has been Parking Policy. Yup, thats right folks. After spending all those years at various international tertiary institutions Julie’s main strength is advising on the design of parking. She is recognised as an expert in this field and has advised numerous councils throughout Australasia on this hot topic.

After spending a little over five years in New Zealand, Julie Anne entered Parliament as a list member of the Green Party. So just to be clear, she wasn’t voted in by a constituency, she got in as a list member.

During her years in opposition, a noted point of controversy was when she accused a former member of her own party (Laila Harre) of dishonesty and then quickly apologised and retracted her statement.

Which brings us to the recent political change where Julie Anne finds herself in the position of being Minister of Women’s Affairs and Associate Minister for Transport and Health.

Recently Julie has stated that she is wishing to close the Earnings Gap (sic) sorry … Gender Pay Gap between men and women, (even though we all know there is no such thing as biological gender) and introduce a compulsory declaration of employee earnings for the public sector with the view of rolling this into the private sector in the future.

I have one question for the readers of this article and one question for Julie.

For the Readers: What sort of political system do we have which enables any person who was not born in this country to spend five years living here and then suddenly find themselves in a position of political power and influence, without ever being duly elected into office by a popular mandate?

And for Julie: How many passports do you currently hold?


While I have never personally met Julie I believe she is most likely to be an extremely intelligent, hardworking and well-meaning individual. My criticism of her in this article, while Ad hominem, is not intended to be personally vindictive, but rather borne out of a sense of frustration at the seemingly never-ending onslaught of Cultural Marxism she stands for, which cares nothing for values, tradition or shared ancestry.

I believe that Julie’s transient life to date is possibly an indication of her own sense of place in the world and is perhaps reflective in her social-political stances, wherein Big Government and Internationalism are viewed as being desirable over the will of the people.

In conclusion, I believe that it is only fair and reasonable to demand all ministers for parliament to revoke any other passports they may hold as an indication of their commitment to the people of New Zealand. While I don’t know whether Julie holds multiple passports or not I would not be surprised to hear that she does.



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