Something seems amiss

Sometimes it’s the things not said that end up revealing the most.

For example:

Has anyone noticed that ever since the new Government took power there have been very few, if any, stories in the MSM about families with kids living in cars?

I seem to remember this being an almost constant running theme on a weekly basis while National were in Government, however, now it seems to have slipped off the radar entirely. One could even be forgiven for thinking that this is no longer even an issue given the apparent dearth of coverage on the subject.

Another noticeable absence has been the lack of wailing and gnashing of teeth from Labour supporters regarding the Trans-Pacific Partnership or whatever the bloody thing is called these days. I can remember the groundswell of antipathy towards the negotiating process for this deal back when National were pushing for it, followed by the momentous gushing of confused excitement when the deal fell over due to a lack of collective agreement amongst the proposed signatories.

Where is all the opposition now from Labour supporters who, only a couple of years back, were so against this trade deal?

fraud metiria turei

Moving along, I am wondering, has the money that Metiria Turei stole from the New Zealand taxpayer been repaid or not? I am going to make an enormous leap of faith and assume that this has not happened yet. Surely, if this had been done we would have all by now been subjected to the customary brace of overly sentimentalised and romantic portrayals of the martyred Social Justice Warrior as she takes her place at the right-hand side of the throne of grievance and victimhood.

But, at least with the Greens you know exactly where you stand, I’ll give them that. Apart from the noticeable shift in attitude towards the waka-jumping issue, the Greens have remained more or less true to the policies they champion and I can’t honestly see that changing either. They are, after all, ideologues to the extreme, who can always be trusted to encapsulate the economically ignorant and socially corrosive attitudes one has come to expect from them.

As opposed to the Labour party and their supporters, who are more than happy to dress themselves up in all manner of promises and causes, yet upon closer inspection are found to be completely devoid of truth, conscience and substance. Ever ready to shift and trim their sails in accordance with whatever winds or currents come their way, forming the foundations of their policies upon the shifting sands of moral relativity and offering up the customary Red Kool-Aid to their adherents, watered down with the base alloy of hypocrisy.

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