I will remind people MIKE KING has no qualifications WHATSOEVER. I have had personal experience of this mentally ill narcistic abusive psychopath, when he first got into the SUICIDE INDUSTRY and more recently where I was not allowed to be part of some marketing idea him and Kyle had. I have been protesting for years more than him and knew far more than him and his mate Kyle McDonald – who both emotionally and financially profit from what they do. They cater to a small group of suicidal people, not the majority – they particularly love addicts/junkies and middle class/rich people because of their own unresolved issues and elitism.
These ideas the government are suggesting are nothing more than propaganda, they are not going to address the suicide issue, they require people to be terrorised and suicidal so they can create more jobs and profits for charities/not-for-profits and businesses. Blaming the community for the nightmare of hell they have created, demanding the community (which doesn’t exist in a neo-liberal society according to Margaret Thatcher) deal with suicidal people – WTF. This idea DOES NOT WORK, PEOPLE DO NOT KNOW WHAT TO DO, JUST TALKING WITH SOMEONE DOESN’T HELP if they dont’ have the necessities of life required to be provided by our government.
What an insult to the families and friends of suicidal people, if they knew what to do then the person they cared about would be dead or suicidal. The complete ridiculousness of King’s statements show he is not very educated or intelligent.
It is delusional to think charities and not for profits are not profiting from this suffering. Many of these charities pay their staff – often VERY GOOD SALARIES and have cultures of extravagance way beyond what those they ‘support’ would know. KidsCan is reknown for it. The neo-liberal/Libertarian utopia demands charities pay for those the government once cared for – govt who have the legal responsibility under international treaties and NZ constitutional laws to care for. Mike King is one of those people.
I have had dealings with some of these suicide organisations and all they do is tell people to get over it and they are loved – which means absolutely nothing. Love is a verb not a noun.
Also remember Mike King has been at the forefront of youth suicide for over a decade AND NEW ZEALAND HAS THE HIGHEST RATE OF YOUTH SUICIDE IN THE OECD!!!! If Mike King was successful in his ideas then I would be completely supportive of what he is suggesting and supporting – BUT HE HAS BEEN A WORLD LEADING FAILURE AT IT!!!!!!!!! Then of course there is the recent breakdown he had over the numbers of people calling him wanting to commit suicide since he was made NZer of the year for services to youth suicide. THE MAN CAN’T HANDLE IT, he is only doing this for the publicity, that’s why he was a comedian and performer, for the attention, he even admits it in interviews.
As for people like me being involved in developing services that work – THAT WILL NEVER EVER HAPPEN – as I know from my 17 years of making submissions to parliament about dozens of laws/commissions etc, about what was necessary to bring down suicide rates. The government will choose those suggestions that are in line with their neo-liberal and other political beliefs and of course their budgets. Professional health models will not come into it and making sure one of the most important group of suicidal people – victims of violent crime (domestic violence) get all the entitlements required under ACC law.
NOTE to employers who fund ACC, unemployed adults/children are paid for out of general taxation. However you are being shafted after decades ago the NZ government covertly and corruptly made victims of crime who work your financial responsibility. They also made people who had sports injuries your responsibility as well (not counting professional sports people). Both of these groups should be under general taxation.
AND GENERAL TAXATION TO THE RICHEST PEOPLE IN THIS COUNTRY MUST BE REINSTATED TO PREVIOUS LEVELS IN ORDER TO FUND THIS! Not only have these wealthy elitist globalists had massive general taxation tax cuts, they have also had family wealth taxes removed in order for families to acquire more money and resources.
It is well known to me people with mental health issues are the biggest target for persecution by neo-liberals in our government. We are the 21st century Jew – except of course NAZI persecuted disabled people, women they raped and homeless gypsy more than Jews. If Jews were perceived as the rich in Germany now the rich, gays and people with dark brown coloured skin are united in harming people like me. I attended the meetings prior to Human Rights report from NZ to the UN – in a meeting of around 50 people held at Victoria University, 48 of them were there about human rights abuses of people with mental health issues.
Again, that is why I am being terrorised by the police and denied ACC care I am entitled to after winning two ACC reviews NINE YEARS AGO. Jacinda knows this, Labour party knows this, NZ First knows this and so do the Greens.
These low level services are going to tell people there is hope for the future and they are valued – there is no hope for 20% of the population in any neo-liberal controlled society and they are definitely not valued for talent or skill.