Tuesday, September 8, 2015

A Metaphor?

It's almost as though the turgid flag debate is a metaphor for the current NZ political scene.

On the one hand you have the current flag of which, as far as I can tell, most NZers approve.  (National) This flag identifies our cultural heritage and our position in the South Pacific.  It is regarded as conservative.

On the other hand we have four pretty mundane nonentities, none of which shows any vestige of popular appeal. (Labour and The Greens.) Then there is the latecomer, with its band of twitterati screeching 'pick me pick me.' (Winston's rabble.)

My guess is the current flag will be retained, as will the current gummint.


Noel said...

18 November 2017 is a long time for politics.

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

We'll just have to wait and see.

The Veteran said...

Adolf ... fascinating that both you and Bryce Edwards (left wing political commentator) appear to be singing from the same song-sheet re a fourth term for National. I see another commentator has suggested the possibility of a fifth term victory. That would really have the likes of Howie and Lord whatshisname in a real tiz and might lead to an outbreak of ritual 'seppuku' ... oh dear etc.

As for the flag ... the democratic process will take its course. Fancy entrusting this to the people to decide!!!!!!!!!!!!

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

The rabid left will paint this as a fiendish plot by John Key to get people used to selecting the tried and true, rather then the risky new.

Ho ho ho. Second referendum timed to occur before the general election.

Did he see them coming?

Adolf Fiinkensein said...


Conventional wisdom has it that third term gummints allow the opposition to sleep walk to victory.

In this case a third term opposition is allowing a third term to sleep walk to victory. And a jolly good thing, if I may say so.

Redbaiter said...

The current govt might well be retained, but only because the NZ political paradigm is just overall so damn awful.

Such a sad state of affairs in the country when a bunch of useless commies like National are the best option available to voters.

Every time doing what the left wing MSM requests and to hell with the voters.

Spineless self promoting losers.