How the NZ Right use Roe vs Wade to win Election 2023

Roe v Wade: New Conservative candidate Dieuwe de Boer says Handmaid’s Tale Twitter post was to mock ‘feminist fantasy’

A New Conservative candidate says a Handmaid’s Tale reference he made after the controversial US Supreme Court ruling on abortion was to mock a “feminist fantasy”.

Dieuwe de Boer, the party’s 2020 Botany candidate, tweeted the word “soon” along with a screenshot from the Handmaid’s Tale – a dystopian television series based on Margaret Atwood’s 1985 novel, in which a totalitarian society named Gilead subjects fertile women to child-bearing slavery.

De Boer made the post after the US Supreme Court overturned the landmark 1973 Roe v Wade decision that recognised a woman’s constitutional right to an abortion and legalised it nationwide.

We are on dangerous ground now.

There are few single issues that have the power to cross 5% threshold.

Feral lunatic anti-abortionism is one of them.

You forget in the city how regressive parts of NZ are.

Get out past the city limits and I’m always surprised to see all those anti-abortion billboards so proudly erected on local land.

If the fringe right who usually waste as sub 5% vote could unite, their catch cry would be more restrictive rules if not a total ban.

If a NZ Conservative + Brian Tamaki Party merged and crossed the 5% threshold and were necessary to form the next Government, National and ACT would have to negotiate.

Either way, Roe vs Wade IS going to have a role in the 2023 election and the Right could manage to use MMP in a way that defeats the Left for two terms.

There is enormous polarisation and frustration at the political spectrum driven by social media hate algorithms that is driving a subtle violence that is ever growing in its malice and ignorance…

Aggressive drivers nearly force Auckland mayoral candidate Efeso Collins and his family off the road

Auckland mayoral candidate Efeso Collins and his family have nearly been forced off the road by two cars hurling abuse at them. 

The couple and their two daughters, aged 9 and 2, were travelling near KFC Te Atatu in Auckland on Monday when two cars merged dangerously and almost forced Collins’ car off the road. 

…People are ripe for manipulation and their pain will only fuel this feverishness.

We. Must. Fight. Back.

We are not going to allow far right American Christian madness to manifest here.

We can’t.

The Left has to start viewing the 2023 election as the existential threat it is.

A National/ACT Government would be radical enough, a National/ACT/Fringe Government would be fucking terrifying.

We are on dangerous ground now.


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