The National party are losing it, John Key is just their spokesperson after all. He referred to the Labour Greens collaboration as evil hell beasts – what century are we in again.
Knowing a little about the Bible and the definition of ‘evil’ I would suggest the political parties who believe in caring for people (especially the poor and disabled) justice, human rights, equality and protecting the planet are far less ‘evil hell beasts’ than his party – who gives to the richest and most powerful and takes from the poorest and most vulnerable, puts profits before the planet and their own citizens or future generations.
To give you an example of how bad the current government are I was violently arrested and trespassed from Parliament for standing in silence during the Opening Prayer at Question Time last year. I was arrested multiple times after that when I continued to return to Parliament as I knew this was blatant discrimination under the Human Rights Act – but never prosecuted. I have been unable to have this matter resolved through formal complaitns channels so am currently preparing a request for a Judicial Review.
This is the prayer – you tell me if our politicians follow it:
“Almighty God, humbly acknowledging our need for Thy guidance in all things, and laying aside all private and personal interests, we beseech Thee to grant that we may conduct the affairs of this House and of our Country to the glory of Thy holy name, the maintenance of true religion and justice, the honour of the Queen and the public welfare, peace and tranquillity of New “Zealand, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen”
Now I’m not a ‘big’ Christian but it seems to me there are very few of our 120 member of Parliament that have any respect for this prayer. In my recent submission to the Constitution Review Panel I included the prayer as part of our current constitution and therefore any in the future. I also know from research that the Queen has just signed a document ensuring the rights and care of disabled people throughout the Commonwealth – in an attempt to stop the onslaught of the neo-liberal right wing in parliament. At the same time successive New Zealand governments have withdrawn services and funding for people with disabilities (especially in mental health services), and continue to discredit and degrade them through welfare and the media.
Also the bible is a book of prophecy and a guide to good living, the rise and fall of the rich and powerful is well documented. How we are supposed to care for the poor, widows and orphans is spelt out, instead they are the ones suffering in NZ after years of welfare reforms, rising costs of living and health, they are also the most victimized sector of society according to official statistics. The same people cruel, ignorant, bigots portray in cartoons as greedy and irresponsible.
The evil and insane are who?
Wake up New Zealand, these people running our country have completely lost it, overcome with power and greed. We cannot allow this to go on, people must act to bring all politicians back into line, remind them who they work for and how a decent society treats its citizens. I’m all for a peaceful revolution similar to that in Iceland (I saw revolutionary Hordur Torfason when he toured here earlier this year).