Verity Johnson has articulated a feeling many people who voted Labour in 2017 and 2020 are now feeling.
I know exactly how she is feeling.
I look at the massive transfer of wealth too the richest NZers.
I see the 200 000 kids in poverty.
25 000 on emergency housing wait lists.
50 000 households in poverty.
The mental health crisis.
The housing crisis.
The cost of living crisis.
The environmental crisis.
I see all those crises and I see very little traction from a Labour Party who constantly get out played by a Public Service who want all the power and none of the responsibility of service delivery.
I see a woke activist base who act more like a cult protecting dogma than agents of progressive change.
I see a Green Party that is next to fucking hopeless on anything other than the delivery of woke empty gestures welded to their own middle class pretensions.
I set up the MANA Party is an attempt to force Labour in to making genuine economic change because I couldn’t stand the incremental mediocrity that passed as Helen Clarks 9 years in power.
I look at the political landscape now and feel utterly homeless as a citizen and a voter.
The material issues that truly matter have been dumped in favour of middle class identity politic virtue signals that are parroted by the Twitter mob and anyone who breathes differently gets cancelled.
Predictably they have gone after Verity with all the glee of Putin beating up Ukrainian children.
Rather than cancel Verity Johnson, shouldn’t the Left try and work out why we lost her?
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