The Government is trying to run a campaign to try and minimise public outcry of its plan to desecrate areas areas of our National Parks. By purposefully releasing its mad initial plan, Minister of Energy Gerry Brownlee hoped his second-choice would appear more palatable.
I have no doubt that this first plan to open up even more land was exactly what Brownlee wanted. It was only the likely public outcry that forced Cabinet to tell Gerry to back off and go back to the drawing board.
Now, with even the new mining plan proving unpopular, Brownlee is running around trying to prove it really isn’t that awful. He’s almost saying “See how in my first plan I wanted to mine all National Parks, now I just want to mine a couple of them“.
Mr Brownlee needs to recognise that just because you compare a crazy plan with a f**king mental plan, it doesn’t actually make the crazy plan any less crazy. And just because your f**king mental plan doesn’t get through the hoops, it doesn’t mean that you’re not a barking mad ideologue.
All our National Parks are special. And let’s be very clear here Mr Brownlee. You have no right to pick and choose to desecrate any of those special lands.