I wondered why the Herald had given a column to a barely literate liquidator, until now. They say sunlight is the best disinfectant, and running Damien Grant’s hateful, self-centred pieces exposes the ugliness at the heart of the neoliberal capitalist class. The titles alone are enough: ‘I’d rather a better phone than feed a hungry child’, ‘Life as the top capitalist in capitalism the only life worth having’.
The premise of today’s piece seems to be that there’s no poverty in New Zealand because there’s deeper poverty abroad, and we oughtn’t do anything about that poverty either because consumer electronics are more fun. (for what it’s worth, Damien, like most Kiwis I don’t have an iphone and give more to charity than I spend on my mobile).
Keep it up Damien. Sometimes, the most useful propagandists think that they work for the other side.