the sprout - Date published:
8:38 am, November 22nd, 2011 - 11 comments
Categories: accountability, election 2011, john key, leadership, making shit up, national -
hattip: William Joyce
Very good, the inability to lose gracefully and find excuses for everything is a feature of the authoritarian “passive/aggressive” personality, a strong strain in NZ’s petty bourgeois ‘me first/blame others’ culture. Key/Henry are classic exemplars of this sociopathic personality type. #groinstrain
In a sense Key is right.
During its 9 years in power Labour set up all the preconditions that resulted in the present economic and environmental meltdown.
On the other hand, National has made everything worse.
The only ‘brigher future’ might be that which could eventuate once the globalised economic system, set up by money-lenders and corporations, crashes completely.
On the other hand, the global environment is on the cusp of catastrophic collapse (loss of biodiversity, abrupt climate chnage, acidification of the oceans etc), as a consequence of the globalised economic system.
The only strategy that might work -the Cuban solution- doesn’t get a mention in mainstream culture, of course.
All the preconditions? Like paying off government debt? Sorry, the current financial situation has nothing to do with the previous Labour government.
National didnt have to sign up to anything Labour had done policy wise, but the focus groups told them if they didnt they would loose the election. Its time for National to front up and admit they chose to swallow the dead rates no one made them do it.
National always looking to blame some one else for their poor policy performance..
These days, when I hear Key and English, I think about my former boss.
He would be quick to blame others – everyone else in the organisation, ie all those below him .. or, as a last resort, look upwards and blame the board members and chair. And he was even swifter at taking credit for the ideas and work that came from us!
Incidentally, he is a staunch National voter who lives in Epsom and has always revealed himself keen to drum up support for ACT.
Well the Cuban solution looks like the Chinese ‘solution’. At least we can then focus on China where our fate will be decided. China is facing the most concentrated contradictions of C21 capitalism, and the Chinese working class may yet bear out Marx’s prophesy.
The ‘Cuban situation’ solved some of the immediate problems following the collapse of the Eastern Bloc in the early 1990s. The Cuban situation isn’t that rosy in 2011 however. The state is starting a fairly major process of worker redeployment (stated aim of 500,000 workers) as well as opening up some parts of the economy and other tentative liberalisation (buying and selling of homes and cars). Several large hurricances 3 years back and the ongoing global economic stagnation is hurting the Cuban states pocket quite badly, hence the shake up.
Things there are not dire by any means however neither are they that rosy and robust. Just returned from a month in Cuba so I have some idea.
Even Bill English said National inherited a sound economy from Labour, which was one of the few true things he’s said since taking office.
Mankey Got a stinkey nappy on
National the party of personal responsibility Yeah Right [wing nut job]
Just got home, hard days yakkah….mail box, a card….glossy picture of Bronny and Johnny….”a brighter future”….I’ll show you buggers brighter say I reaching for the fag lighter…evil voodoo thoughts of strange bad karmic burns on the teflon coated ones face…give you a bloody good photo op yer bastard….oh Bronnie dear, apologies but if you are as venal as to attach yorself to this ones money…..burn you bastard burn!!!!!!
Fekkin errrrhh!!!! Bloody glossy stuff wont take light, wont immolate the undesirables…shit oh dear. Who will rid me of the turbulent John???????????????
And on a completely different tack. What’s with all the Nat Tele ad’s saying John Key and National. Are they then saying that he is bigger than the party and if/when they lose, the National party will implode in sympathy.
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