This post is not about politics or trans -gender issues. It is about the difference between true friends and fake friends. The difference between loyalty and disloyalty, strength and weakness.
Georgina is a principled person. I realised just how strong her principles were after watching this video.
It made me realise that her telling the truth about Kim Dotcom was at a great personal cost to her. She desperately needed employment yet would not hide her concerns in order to keep the chance of a job as an electorate MP for the Internet Party alive. When she described how she was treated by people she thought were her friends once she was no longer in parliament I felt her pain. We learned who our true friends were after we were hacked. Nothing separates out the wheat from the chaff like things going wrong. Like Georgina we soon learned which friendships only existed when we were of use to them and which were real friendships.
I am glad that TVNZ’s Marae did the piece they did on Georgina. It was a raw piece and it showed both Georgina’s strength and the cut-throat nature of politics. True friends in politics are rare.
“People I used to know in my political life would all but cross the road, avoid me. I hate that about people, I really do.”