There are few who find public speaking easy. For some, public speaking is something to be avoided at all costs.
So, naturally, I felt some empathy for Julie Anne Genter as I watched her shuffle towards the camera, which had been pre-positioned outside parliament building, and slowly make her way towards the small collection of Main Stream Media lackeys, eagerly awaiting her presence.
It was perhaps a matter of great irony to see her accompanied by quite an informally dressed young man, shirt out and collar undone, who spent the majority of his time during the hastily assembled press release in the background playing with his phone.
For this is the Big Time now folks, the race for the Green Party co-leadership is on.
Now, obviously, this position must be chosen out of a small pool of people who all share the same gender because in order for the Green Party to fight against discrimination they must in turn discriminate. The corners these people progressively paint themselves into time after time would be laughable if it wasn’t for the fact that they are in Government.
But no, we are told they are not in government, well, sort of.
And that’s pretty much the theme of the Green party these days. It’s just, kind of, sort of, yeah, nah, without any real substance or purpose to speak of. One wonders what Rod Donald would have had to say. I’m sure he would be publicly supportive yet perhaps privately concerned.
A key focus from the information conveyed by Ms Genter was that the Green party of Aotearoa (not New Zealand by the way which, according to the Green party, no longer exists) will no longer be pushed around by big government, while at the same time advocating policies towards increasing the size of the state.
Maybe this rather militant stance is a common theme amongst the Green’s caucus. They certainly know how to push people around and tell them what to do when it suits them. I was wondering the other day about how they deal with the ‘toxic masculinity’ inherent in the men who dare to approach the vortex of cultural Marxist chaos they seem to thrive in. Are they taken down to the vets to be fixed? Or, do they employ more ‘traditional’ ways of removing the male reproductive organ?
Ms Genter was asked about the poor showing for her party in the last election relative to past results wherein she identified a lack of understanding of the core message as a contributing factor. I would argue quite the opposite though. It was the public’s accurate understanding of the current state of the Greens that turned them off.
Ms Genter identified an apparent distance between the caucus and party membership as being an issue requiring attention. In addition, she intimated that a stronger, more unified caucus would be a key priority if elected as co-leader, but when asked whether she felt the caucus was divided she decided to fudge the issue.
The only thing I felt any degree of accord with was her single offhand remark on protecting this nation’s biodiversity. Perhaps this is reflective of how far the Greens have regressed since their original inception. From a party whose main priority was the environment, possessing a much more open-minded approach towards its protection, (irrespective of whether they are driven by private or public means), to a group of shallow and feckless socialists lacking in any clear direction or professional approach. They are completely dominated by the very worst type of identity politics and ego-driven self righteous glory seekers. Wait, did someone mention meritocracy? Heaven forbid!
Indeed, one even wonders why Ms Genter is bothering, to be honest. I know this sounds somewhat negative but you only need to have a look at their current website to know who the new co-leader is and it’s not Julie.
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