5 points responding to criticism of my support for Chloe Swarbrick

Punters have noted my support for Chloe while contrasting it with my criticism of their woke middle class posturing and have said, ‘yo what up’.

Firstly – Chloe is a unique talent.  I was astounded by her when she ran for the Auckland Mayoralty. She speaks with the energy of the new voting generation in a language that empowers and challenges. She is an incredible communicator and if she had the Leadership, she could dominate political debate. A candidate of her ability is a rarity.

Secondly – Sure, Chloe is woke but she manages to do that in a way that isn’t alienating. As a class lefty, I see identity as an important personal journey that leads you to politics but feel Identity Politics becomes terribly limited in gaining the democratic 51% as its most shrill advocates in the cancel culture landscape manage to make progress as alienating as a cold cup of vomit. Class solidarity can gain 51%, Identity Politics risks pure temple over broad-church and you get endless schisms and little to show for it. I think Chloe understands that.

Thirdly – What could be more radical than the youngest Political Leader in NZ History?

Fourthly – Chloe’s secret super power is her ability to do one thing that no other Politician can do – beat David Seymour in a debate. With ACT and political radicalisation on the rise, she has the ability to front foot a fight with David Seymour that no one else can manage.

Fifthly – She speaks for almost the entire under 30s and connects with them. If she were leader she could trigger a youth earthquake that would give her the mandate to force change from Jacinda.


Imagine Jacinda as Prime Minister with Chloe as Deputy. Imagine the policy platform of truly transformative change a Government with that leadership could actually achieve?

Unless anyone else is launching a new Left wing political Party or Hone wants to bring MANA back, Jacinda + Chloe are our best bet for progress.


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