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8:10 am, September 20th, 2018 - 37 comments
Categories: internet, making shit up, Media, national, Simon Bridges, social media lolz, the praiseworthy and the pitiful, twitter, you couldn't make this shit up - Tags: leighton smith
Yesterday was a day to rejoice, to celebrate the fact that 125 years ago our democracy was the first in the world to give women the vote. Such forward looking liberal policy is rightfully celebrated.
But Simon thought it was all about him with as tone deaf a social media post as you can imagine with himself at the centre and ahead of two of his female caucus members.
Then he tried to match Andrew Little’s coolness. And failed.
But his lack of sensitivity was dwarfed by the efforts of another. Who engaged in as big a piece of mansplaining as you could imagine. Who complained that different times some men also did not have a vote while avoiding mentioning they tended to have dark skins. Who penned an article and did not mention one issue or achievement of significance to women.
Siri, show me the worst 2-bit News organisation with shit for brains and the article they would publish on the 125th Anniversary of Women's Suffrage in New Zealand. https://t.co/HcIUyNih3l
— My name is Scott and I'm a Tweetaholic (@LostArcNZ) September 19, 2018
And Leighton clearly is still upset with the decision to give students and working families a bigger share of the country’s wealth. From his article:
What bothers me more than anything else now is that we have all got the right to vote, but how many votes are wasted? How many don’t bother to pay attention to what politics is all about?
How many don’t bother to pay attention to what philosophy of life is all about in its various forms? There are wasted votes.
What bothers me is the criminality in my mind of the bribery and corruption that goes on in election time. 2005 was a prime example, I keep referring to it because it is the best example in recent times
Every election year there are promises made that attract voters and win seats.
It might be 125 years, but I agree with those who say there is a long way to go. There is a lot to retrieve because we have surrendered it, in a manner which shows we have discarded what we already had. I find that incredibly disappointing.
While we celebrate 125 years, let’s look at what we have lost along the way because we didn’t value it enough.
It was 13 years ago Leighton, let it go …