I guess I am being politically naive to suggest the whole Dot Com, Internet Party shamozzle is a total perversion of any shred of democratic principle.
I freely accept the barely concealed conniptions around the ACT party in Epsom are seen by opponents from the political left as a manipulation of MMP for electoral advantage just as any suggestion of a similar deal to accommodate Craig's mob will be seen should it happen.
Isn't that being achieved within the legal parameters of the flawed system
Surely I am not being overly concerned with the current attempts by an obese Finnish born German to just purchase NZ Democracy for the one single reason to avoid extradition to face a court in the US, as being a much greater gross manipulation of the dogs breath electoral system, MMP and as a complete perversion of what little remains of our treasured Westminster system of government
Green Party Co leader Norman has all but stated he will thwart any extradition order if he is in a position to do so after September 20th 2014.
If that is indeed his position it appears to me to be outside what government, the courts and precedent dictate as the powers of the minister of Justice.
The Mana party of Harawira is locked in an ecstatic dance of desperation with Dot Com, seemingly to take the "Epsom strategy" to another level'
The obese German, convicted of crimes in other jurisdictions cannot gain a right to a seat in our Parliament for himself on the basis of his residential status yet we are witness to a saga of political manipulation by almost every grouping in our political landscape other than the National Party and it is not inconceivable that is only because no one has yet found a credible link to them.
A country gets the government it deserves, oft repeated I know but I sure as hell do not think for one single minute I deserve what the kraut is threatening to dump on me.
I come back to Edmund Burke's words 'All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.'
From where I am sitting it seems good people are in short supply and a tragedy is threatening to envelop NZ Inc and it's democratic traditions. I have never, and never will support MMP, a position entirely predicated on the simple fact a majority of electors in an electorate seat have no legal way to reject a thoroughly bad bastard from gaining a list seat in our highest court and parliament. Auckland Super City faces a similar scenario over a now seriously discredited and unwanted Mayor but at least the Parliament in Wellington can act on the wishes and desires of citizens both resident and non resident should PDB be designated an even greater pariah and replace him with a commissioner. What The Kraut and his desperado minions are proposing is to trade our democracy for 30 pieces of silver and in my opinion that is a potential disaster. I accept John Key is the Antichrist to somewhere around 25% of the electorate for any of many reasons, but surely electoral success for those people and their fellow travelers who number a total closer to 45% is valued considerably higher than current behavior of all those displaying fealty to Kim Dot Com suggests, surely the price is already far too high.