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When memes attack

Written By: - Date published: 2:52 pm, October 1st, 2012 - 22 comments
Categories: brand key, cartoons, john key - Tags: , ,

Much to write about, but alas no time to write. Here’s just one quick observation.

I bet we’ve heard the last of “Planet Labour”. It was always a lame, try-hard attempt to ridicule issues instead of confronting and debating them. Typical of the Key Nats, smarm instead of substance.

In one bizarre lapse in Parliament, the PM created a real viral meme to eclipse Planet Labour – welcome to “Planet Key”. Golf courses abound, toilets, the poor, and irritating questions are banned.

The ridicule of Planet Key has been widespread, up to and including Herald cartoonists. Google “Planet Labour” (site:nz) and you get 706 hits. Do the same for “Planet Key” and it is 73,700. Ooops.

National can’t control the economy, can’t control the exodus to Australia, can’t control the GCSB, can’t control its coalition, can’t control its privatisation agenda, can’t control its slow but inexorable decline in the polls, and now they can’t control their political framing either. The speed with which Planet Key caught on is a measure of the public recognition that the Nats have lost the plot.


22 comments on “When memes attack”

  1. tracey 1

    Wait for dirty politics but not directly from nat mps… They have folks in the wings for tht

  2. Jim Nald 2

    “Golf courses abound, toilets, the poor, and irritating questions are banned.”

    Don’t forget as well that reports abound there, but have not been read.

    On top of all that, Planet Key is for the few, for the 1%, not the many.

    • Roy 2.1

      Well if there are no toilets, there is no toilet paper, so you have to use the reports to wipe your bum, and who wants to read them after that?

      • Mary 2.1.1

        If there are no toilets then one can only assume that either the inhabitants don’t ever empty their bowels, or the whole place is one big toilet. Whichever way you look at it Key and his mates must be in a constant state of being full of it.

  3. Policy Parrot 3

    I’m confused – is planet Key real? or is it a figment of his imagination?

    * Key’s commitment to the underclass.
    * Key’s commitment to “A Brighter Future”.
    * Key’s commitment to 160,000 new jobs.
    * Key’s commitment to high ethical standard amongst his ministers.
    * Key’s commitment to close the wage gap with Australia.
    * Key’s commitment to “wave goodbye to higher taxes, not your children”

    I look forward to PQT with primary questions referring to “Planet Key”.

    • Mary 3.1

      “Key’s commitment to the underclass.”

      This is one commitment Key has honoured and is wholly devoted to maintaining.

      • BloddyOrphan 3.1.1

        How deep do u think our graves will be then?
        Future planning and all.
        Well lets see, the recommended depth is 6feet, but i’m stingy and have a bad back.
        So I’ll dump them on the ground and wait for them too “Rot” in.
        Be good for the slaves grass feed next season ….. sweet.
        That’s committed for ya.

      • Fortran 3.1.2


        The so called underclass do not vote – how can they be made to do so ?

        • Mary

          I don’t know. Ultimately it’s about eliminating apathy so guess it’s about creating hope. Given the nature of the problem I think it’s the duty of the middle class to do that. That’s why I believe that for as long as Labour remain one of the two main parties apathy will continue to rule because for the marginalised a sense there’s no hope or that anything different’s possible is reality. That’s why the middle class have a duty.

        • Colonial Viper

          The so called underclass do not vote – how can they be made to do so ?

          You educate them on political economics and you give them something to vote for.

  4. The Gnats are all off to the Doctor they’ve got “Hyper Tension” too treat.
    Gotta watch out 4 that HydroTestosterone ….
    Makes ya Hair Fall Out M8!
    (All them sweaty scalps …. ick)

  5. tracey 5

    The pm has an opinion on tyson visiting nz but not on john banks, wont even read the costly report, surely people see this selectiveness

  6. Draco T Bastard 6

    Google “Planet Labour” (site:nz) and you get 706 hits. Do the same for “Planet Key” and it is 73,700. Ooops.

    Google Fight

  7. Sea Weed 7

    Oh there is shit flying in all directions. Some of it must have hit a fan somewhere. Shon is expecting us to place a high value of credibility on the shit that he has been speaking and spreading for the last few weeks. Which is why I reckon Key lied about Planet Key not having any toilets, because when shit has value only the poor are born without arseholes.

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