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Civilian offers a bleak look at our future.

Written By: - Date published: 8:41 am, September 26th, 2019 - 13 comments
Categories: Donald Trump, humour, national, Satire, uncategorized - Tags:

The Civilian ‘reports’ in “Trump repeatedly asked Ardern if New Zealand gives asylum very often”

During his 20-minute closed door meeting with Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, United States President and trigger-event for shifting timelines, Donald Trump, jarringly and repeatedly pressed Ardern about requirements for asylum in New Zealand or at its Washington, DC embassy.

Even when Ardern tried to turn the topic to other conversations, Trump appeared to stare off into the distance, feigning acknowledgement, before awkwardly returning to the subject of asylum, which sources close to the conversation say he seemed “fixated on.”

Oh dear, I can see where this is going

Sources say Trump brought up the subject of asylum no less than eight times, and concluded the meeting by asking if he could see the form.

The Civilian is a satirical website that specialises in looking at worst case futures. But this is a terrifying look towards a possible future. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Like climate change, it is possible to change the future now.

Can I suggest that we might want to look at passing an explicit act of parliament to control the influx of blowhard bolthole ‘refugees’. Make it retrospective?

It is bad enough having bolthole billionaires bribing the National government with donations. Having a deadbeat billionaire debtor looking for a bolthole and kicking a real asylum seeker off the list is a really bad idea.  

13 comments on “Civilian offers a bleak look at our future. ”

  1. Blazer 1

    The Thiel deal made by Joyce and M.B.I.E was so breathtakingly stupid ,the wealthy will find it hard to resist the allure of NZ4 Sale .

    High country pastoral leases,empty residences,valuable agricultural land, all available in Bill English's 'open economy'.

    Singapore being exempt from the foreign buyers ban because of reciprocity is laughable.They have no land!

    • Ed1 1.1

      I don't think the reciprocity was about New Zealanders being able to buy land in Singapore, but possibly about not giving Singapore citizens less rights than Australians. I can't remember the details though – hopefully someone will give the correct reason why people from Singapore can buy land in New Zealand

  2. I wouldn't put any faith in anything that The Civilian says.

    • Ed1 2.1

      Does it help if you think of it as satirical, Clive?

    • lprent 2.2

      You really don't read well do you.

      My post quoted 'reports' in the first line of both the post and excerpt.

      The categories on the post included humour and satire.

      The third to last paragraph starts with the sentence "The Civilian is a satirical website that specialises in looking at worst case futures".

      My god – how many hints do I have to give ultra thick meatheads?

      FFS: READ THE BLOODY POST DIMWIT!. Engage your brain and think about it – then comment.

      😈

  3. Graeme 3

    While the Civilian piece is satirical, satire does have a basis in reasonable factual speculation.

    I’m wondering how long it will be before we start getting genuine political refugees from USA. I know several who have done it legally and are now NZ citizens but that’s not that easy if you don’t meet the criteria.

    • lprent 3.1

      Which was pretty much what I thought when I read the Civilians post. Trump is exactly the kind of tinpot wannabe dictator who will probably need a bolthole.

      We really don't need a large supply of debt-laden unprofitable golf courses and vermin-ridden hotels here. After all we already have SkyCity and its characteristic smell of flea bombs.

  4. bwaghorn 4

    Let them in . A fat juicy billionaire will be far better eating than a scrawny refugee when the going gets tough.

  5. Thiel isn't the only criminal billionaire to whom immigration.govt.nz has been pimping passports, there are a slew of russian oligarchs in Northland swanning around in superyachts.

    we have sold our dignity for a few pieces of silver

    • Craig H 5.1

      Immigration is not responsible for NZ passports, Internal Affairs is (and also for NZ citizenship, which is required to qualify for a passport).

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