Peter Gluckman lied on TV and in his report and I don’t know what to do – how do you stop this government/neo-liberal corruption of our society, that is CAUSING NZs world leading rates of suicide and homelessness.
Think about it, Gluckman (who I know to be an idiot & one of the weakest most compliant public servants in New Zealand – according to people I know who have worked for him) says the main reasons our children are killing themselves is modern society, internet, that they are weak (he calls it not resilient), broken families etc. New Zealand isn’t any different to other OECD countries in the way children have internet etc in their lives – mixed families and modern things – SO THERE IS NO WAY THE THINGS HE SUGGESTS ARE CAUSING OUR EXTREME YOUTH SUICIDE RATE.
It makes me so sad and so despondent when I hear garbage like this on our news media, because I know they are participating in this attack on terrorised New Zealanders, motivated by their radicalised beliefs in neo-liberal terrorism of poor by rich. The New Zealand media are part of the neo-liberal brainwashing of our society – those of us who educate ourselves, stay informed and see what is going on around us (as we live in the darklands of this nightmare) aren’t taken in by manipulation and brainwashing. We are instead angry and at the same time terrified because it gets more obvious every day just how biased and corrupt our media are as well as our government, academics and politicians.
I am 52 years old, I have spent the past 15 years trying to get the health care & welfare I am entitled to by law in order to heal from my injury and be able to return to work – instead I get more unwell and more dysfunctional. You can’t build resilience to persecution when the people you are persecuting are surrounded by media gloating about what rich people have, media telling you how great things are WHEN THEY ARE NOT, etc etc. If an intelligent 52 year old expert in politics, human rights and traumatic stress disorders can’t get the safe stable home, health care & justice they are entitled to under NZ law – then no child is going to get it.
What I believe is causing such extreme rates of youth suicide compared with the rest of the OECD is the extremist neo-liberal policies of National and Labour over the past 30 years. The only thing that makes us different is we embraced neo-liberalism more than any other country, we took out country from one that cared for its disabled and poor people – ensured everybody had a decent job, regulated the rich and protected workers more than any other country in the world – TO A COUNTRY that deregulated everything, drove decent jobs overseas, created unemployment to keep wages down, encouraged debt to keep workers from striking, made welfare so degrading any normal human being would kill themselves, plus a media and government that constantly trashes its own citizens – especially youth.
I believe the young who suicide are in 3 categories, the abused, the neglected & the extremely pressured to perform. Even though I say this, I don’t want to blame the parents and family members as I know they are just part of a radicalised neo-liberal society THAT HURTS PEOPLE AND HELPS MAKE MORE MONEY FOR BUSINESS. Youth suicide is not complicated because children aren’t complicated, our government and health providers know why these kids are doing it – they’re just hiding the truth because they know it is neo-liberalism and the extreme stress that puts on society. In New Zealand at the moment media refuse to even the words neo-liberalism.
Suicide is a social problem, New Zealand is recognised internationally for the massive increase in social problems since we dumped keysian economics (socialism) and our corrupt government infected us with neo-liberalism – DEAD END CAPITALISM.
Our children aren’t weak, they are a litmas test for the extreme dysfunction, hypocrisy, corruption and criminal negligence currently being perpetrated against the vast majority of New Zealand society – by the super rich and their very expensive brainwashing experts IN PUBLIC RELATIONS, MEDIA & MARKETING.
Our extremely high rates of homelessness causes extreme stress in families, even if a parent isn’t saying it or acting dysfunctionally because of it, kids know and they overhear things.
Many of these kids would have suffered abuse, lots of them sexual abuse they never say anything about. Many would be in terrorised and stressed families not coping with poverty, unstable unreliable work, debt and being terrified by what is happening to their parents. Many are in families where children are neglected because both parents (or one parent) are forced to work – for some this is essential to their being able to live – for some it is pure greed. I have met many parents of children who are extremely selfish and materialistic, their idea of parenting is shoving their child in front of a screen to shut them up. They don’t want to change their lifestyle because of their child so they farm them out as much as they can – how can a child have a relationship with a parent who they barely see.
I would be very interested to see when this rise in youth suicide started and how it progressed. I’m sure Nigel Latta’s extremely offensive comment about all teenagers being insane would have seen a sharp jump in youth suicide. Once we were told all teenagers were insane, and that was why they were lazy and going off the rails, then society could completely ignore what the young were saying.
Neo-liberalism brings with it extreme competition for jobs, extreme competition for education and IF YOU FAIL AT EDUCATION then you are a complete failure, will never have anything and will live the rest of your life in degrading poverty HATED by everybody around you. That isn’t the reality of course, but the pressure put on people to be the best and get the best education is HUGE.
Please watch Chris Hedges On Contact and others on the internet talking about how corrupt and what a failure neo-liberalism is. He talks about America but you realise very quickly he is describing New Zealand – following along a few years later – when we know it hurts communities, we still do it. That actually makes our leaders murderers, terrorists and traitors and they should be subject to police investigation and prosecution for crimes they have knowingly committed. That is legally what should happen, but it won’t, because the rich running this nightmare are very powerful and very clever (the people they employ to manipulate us are very clever) and they own the media.
Our children are killing themselves because our government and society is now extremely cruel to the less fortunate. I was talking with someone today who said the poorest New Zealanders are attacking each other due to poverty and dysfunction – there is no community. Saw another example in a post recently where a woman had shifted to the middle east and said she preferred it there than New Zealand – because people cared about each other there.
We don’t care about each other – we say we do, but we don’t really – it seems that the more a public person or organisation says they care about community, justice etc – the more harm they actually cause. Charity organisations are some of the worst, they not only want money out of you, also your time and your soul – their payment is participation in their belief system.
There are so many lies on TV and radio at the moment, so so so many lies, many of us know how bad it is and do everything we can to expose it. I am vicious against news media when I see them do something particularly bad that I know will kill and terrorise 100,000s of people.
At the moment the continuous HATE SPEECH from media, the rich and neo-liberals in Labour about Metiria Turei and her benefit fraud admission is really hurting me. I’ve already been abused when I was out about being unemployed – when I said I had a disability and was on invalids benefit the person just insulted me more – didn’t believe me. What am I supposed to do show him the medical reports by some of New Zealands leading psychiatrists? I’m sure even then he wouldn’t believe them, because he votes National and no National party minister I have begged for help to get my ACC care back believes these reports either.
Please share my posts all over the world, tell others New Zealand is not the great place they try and portray, that we are now a country of HATERS of our own disabled and poor. Mostly they love foreigners here, because better and easier to be friends with a rich immigrant than a poor disabled local. Neo-liberal terrorism is tearing us apart, violating and destroying our culture.
Kia kaha and Aroha to us all. To the suicidal and educated who know what I know – hold your ground, karma is coming for those people who hurt so many.