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ImperatorFish: Hands off!

Written By: - Date published: 9:32 am, September 7th, 2014 - 19 comments
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Nixon-AgnewSo where do we go from here? The polls are all bad for Labour, and the only good news story coming from the dirty politics fiasco is that someone finally managed to make a living from his blogging. Cameron Slater’s success story has given hope to a whole new generation of sociopaths.

Maybe the polls are wrong. Maybe they’ll bounce back before September 20. Who can understand the sheeple people of this country?

John Key has served up so many lies, half-truths and evasions over his party’s role in dirty politics, that if he’d been David Cunliffe John Armstrong would have demanded his immediate execution.

But the polls show that the general public don’t seem to care about things like honesty and integrity. It’s okay that John Key lies and uses underhanded tactics to remain in power, because he’s a good bloke. He’s the politician everyone wants to get a selfie with, or to have a beer with. Everyone wants to be part of the winning #TeamKey. They all want some of that John Key magic, and why not? It’s a great act! Key is a consummate performer, and the lies slip off his tongue with ease. Key and his office are up to their necks in dirty politics, but it’s all the left’s fault. The exposure of National’s filthy tactics has been the only real story in this election campaign, and the general public have reacted by punishing Labour. At least that’s what the polls seem to be saying.

Maybe the general public instinctively thought that if something bad was going on, it had to be all David Cunliffe’s fault.

I’m an optimist by nature, but it’s difficult to feel positive about Labour’s chances on September 20. So should Labour throw in the towel? Should we just go home and lick our wounds? Yes, we could do that. And then after the election is over we’ll tear ourselves to pieces over who within the party is to blame for the defeat, even though it’s ALL THE MEDIA’S FAULT!

Or do we fight?

When I think of the struggle ahead of Labour, I contemplate that inspirational battle speech from the film Braveheart:

William Wallace: I am William Wallace! And I see a whole army of my countrymen, here in defiance of tyranny. You’ve come to fight as free men… and free men you are. What will you do with that freedom? Will you fight?

Veteran: Fight? Against that? No! We will run. And we will live.

William Wallace: Aye, fight and you may die. Run, and you’ll live… at least a while. And dying in your beds, many years from now, would you be willin’ to trade ALL the days, from this day to that, for one chance, just one chance, to come back here and tell our enemies that they may take our lives, but they’ll never take… OUR FREEDOM!

It pays not to dwell on the fact that Wallace was eventually defeated, and was later captured and brutally killed by the English; while the man who spoke those powerful words in the film turned out to be a raging anti-Semite. Sometimes things don’t work out the way we planned them.

But let’s go on, and keep up the fight. These crooked Tories may take away my country, my hope, and even my self-respect, but there’s one thing they’ll never have.

Wait a minute. It seems they have taken my freedom too.

Okay, let me start that again.

These crooked Tories may take away my country, my hope, my self-respect, and my freedom, but there’s one thing they’ll never have. I’ll die a thousand deaths before I relinquish my collection of Dr Who DVD box sets to anyone.

Some lines must never be crossed.

19 comments on “ImperatorFish: Hands off!”

  1. Kiwiri 1

    I contemplate that inspirational battle speech from the film Braveheart

    And my contribution on this Sabbath, here are lyrics from a hymn to stir our hearts and minds to action:

    Dare to be a Daniel,
    Dare to stand alone!
    Dare to have a purpose firm!
    Dare to make it known.

    • aerobubble 1.1

      Two boats NZ. A race of the style over substance. The direction doesn’t matter as long as it looks active and efficient, while dairy effluent flows beneath.

  2. kenny 2

    Do you trust John Key?

    I don’t.

    Do you trust National?

    I don’t.

  3. John B 3

    Can’t you possibly see that sheeple people like me see a conspiracy of people with an interest in politics talking to each other, some from the left and some from the right. Give 8 GB of your emails to somebody, the theft of somebodies private stuff is not OK with sheeples.

    • Anne 3.1

      What about the private records belonging to the Labour Party that the Whale Creep and his creepy friends illegally uploaded and trawled through – including financial details of every member of the Labour Party?

      What about the theft of a hard drive and the subsequent uploading of the personal and financial details of a businessman who just happened to be in the way of Whale Creep’s creepy friends?

      What about the stalking, intimidation and destruction of innocent people simply because they were perceived by Whale Creep and his creepy friends to be enemies?

      The list goes on. But the sheeple, including one John B, behave like cowards and will never read the book “Dirty Politics” because they are living in a fantasy world of blindness and stupidity and can’t see that the dirt and filth goes right to the top. That is our very own Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, John Key.

      • John 3.1.1

        I am a happily married man with 7 children, 9 granchildren. We have fostered over 100 children through our home, my name is John Budge, I live in Paeroa. I work for a not for profit Trust, volunteer my time at least twice a week. My favourite is the “Boyz Can Cook” evening, held weekly, up to 20 “at risk” young men learning how to budget, cook a nutritious meal and socialise in a comfortable, peaceful setting, with not a second of indoctrination (unless you call a Karakia before a meal indoctrination). How about you ? “Friday Night Friendzy”, which I have been involved with for over 20 years would be next, then the annual “Daycamp” with up to 200 children and teenage helpers, now in its 21st year. “Standard” stuff, attack the messenger. I love reading, mainly novels, some autobiographies. What would you classify “Dirty Politics” as?

    • greywarbler 3.2

      John B – a jolly good song.

      So hoist up the John B’s sail
      See how the main sail sets
      Call for the Captain ashore
      Let me go home, let me go home
      I want to go home, yeah yeah
      Well I feel so broke up
      I want to go home

      So you have decided that private citizens finding out that politicians are carrying out illegal dirty tricks is very bad, what the politicians and blogger are conspiring is not bad, and that undermining our democracy is of no consequence.
      I feel so broke up. Come on sheeple get your priorities right.

  4. Corokia 4

    Of course Dr Who, we need him now! Doctor please come and rid us of this evil threat from the whale, the key and their machinations to destroy our democracy. Park the Tardis in the 9th floor of the Beehive and do your stuff!

    • greywarbler 4.1

      @ Corokia 4
      I see from Wikipedia that corokias have divaricating or zigzagging branches. Which way do yours point – left or right or down to the ground? Or perhaps yours have been pruned off – you don’t seem to have any mature direction for your thoughts. Perhaps you have got caught in the wire-netting. Don’t try for higher thought it may not be your thing. Stick to gardening, it’s a good accomplishment to achieve.

      Wikipedia – Corokia
      (divaricating) branches. In fact, Corokia cotoneaster is commonly known as wire-netting bush.

  5. b waghorn 5

    There s two ways us common folk can fight the barstards one is with our votes and the other is to keep niggling away at them on stuff the nbr and the herald

  6. fambo 6

    Might as well fight hard now as the Left will have to fight even harder if it loses.

  7. disturbed 7

    “The day after tomorrow”

    As the Scientist huddling in that North Hebrides weather station talking to the Washington US climate scientist as he told them to leave Scotland and head south as a polar freeze was coming’

    He said quietly;

    “sorry that time has come and gone Jack, I have a good old bottle of scotch”

    I sent an emergency call to all and sundry to seal the crime scene that very day when the news broke, and the opposition should have sent the police into the 9th floor straight away, we all know that was the sharp end time to strike lads & lass’s.

    I’m afraid that time has come and gone great Scot.

    If Key gets away with this he will be watched under a microscope like a laboratory specimen under a microscope.

    The country will now live under a cloud of suspicion from this time forward.

  8. AmaKiwi 8

    We are ahead and we are going to win.

    Why? Because we are proud and they are ashamed.

    The most ardent National supporters will go to the polls, but they won’t try to convince their friends to vote National. They cannot mention National without being confronted with the ugly, unanswerable questions: Slater/Collins/Key/Dirty Politics.

    We are proud. We are proud of Cunliffe. Goff was a competent politician, but three years ago the zip was missing. Shearer was an embarrassment. He was the LEAST experienced MP in the House and it showed. Cunliffe looks and sounds MORE Prime Ministerial than Key (who is defensive, spiteful).

    We are proud because of policies: NZ Power, doing something about 280,000 children in poverty, jobs, Green technology, cleaning up our rivers of filth. Even the MSM have blessed our home building policy as better than theirs. The Herald has approved our capital gains tax. English has NO new economic policies for the next term. “Bill, is this as good as it gets?” Bill replies, “Afraid so.” (Please add your policy favorites to my list.)

    They are ashamed and we are proud. That’s why we are going to win.

    The polls? Only people who OWN their home have land lines. As Kim Dotcom says, “My supporters don’t know what a land line is.” Nor do many poor people. In my work I see their files. They are brown, they are poor, and I predict they will turn out in record numbers and shock National, the MSM, and the pollsters.

    We are united. When I campaign for my party, I give a smile and shake their hand if they say they are going to vote Labour OR Green OR Internet Mana. In my mind, there are no MAJOR differences. (Surprisingly, no one yet has told me they intend to vote Maori.)

    We are ahead now. Do your part and in 2 weeks this can be the election that shocked NZ.

    We are going to win bigger than most can imagine.

  9. aerobubble 9

    Okay, so hypothetically. A mum helps out their adult son with some extra cash. The adult son is a Labour support so doesn’t have to do anything for it, so the myth goes. Well people aren’t so fickle, people need to be in gift giving relationships, and so reciprocate by doing the lawn. Telling them they aren’t worthy of the help, the gift relationship, aren’t worthy is just so sociopathic, but then most National myths are.

    Now obviously some don’t have money, and tell their kids they can only pay them half what they could, i.e. Key telling all the GFC means we all have to tighten our belts (yet then goes on to give 40% of the tax cut to the top 10). i.e. few mums cut their sons income to pay for a stripper.

    Yet that’s what the anti-social myths accomplish. The undermining of society that directly lowers wages and destroy resilience of communities. And funnily, its the state who withdrawals and then imposes these myths into the poorest communities.

    Pushing one man to take a gun into a WINZ office and kill two and maim another. Its economically toxic the perniousness of the neo-liberal view of society.

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