Of course young Kiwis are fleeing NZ – why wouldn’t they?

The Westpac TV advert reminds all children that the only way you will get a house in this fucking country is if a mythical Yeti turns up and builds it for you.

I say this to young NZ – flee!

NZ is a user pays society that has dumped any pretence of egalitarianism. Your student debt locks you out of home ownership and the broken housing market only benefits speculators while crushing first time home buyers.

The neoliberalism in NZ has rigged the game against you.

Wages have been suppressed by de-unionising the workforce, subsistence living and poverty are the norm and public services have been endlessly eroded.

Flee.

This country has become the Land of the wrong white crowd and the only solutions the political Left have are virtue signalling identity politics that only alienate while the Right sells endless selfishness.

Flee.

Our suicide rates speak of a dark treacle at the heart of our nature that whispers dark truths we never want to hear.

Flee.

We have built our economy on the sandcastles of hyper tourism, exploiting migrant workers and International Student Language School scams.

The secret to our economy is stealing Māori land and never paying it back.

Flee.

Run from the failed experiment of neoliberalism that is New Zealand.

We have failed ourselves and our blunders shouldn’t blight your futures.

Flee.

The Big Tech Tzars have manipulated our collective fear, ego, anger and insecurities through social media in a way that has led to the largest psychological civil war ever launched against one another.

We are but meat bags secreting hormones addicted to dopamine rewards for fat, sugar, salt and sex in a cultural landscape of individualism uber alles where we sing sweet secret lies to ourselves to make sense of a world around us that is frightening and in constant entropy.

Meanwhile, the planet burns and every aspect of our existence is monetarised for big data to sell us more stuff we can’t afford. We are alienated and anesthetized by a consumer culture that keeps us neurotic and disconnected. Our work, our existence, every move we make are all built to suck money to a minority class that sits above us while under neoliberalism, globalization, financialization, and automation, our existence as individuals has only become more disposable.

Flee for we are a Nation of cursed hollow men with no memory and no vision.

Flee.

We will see you home when you realise the planet is burning. May your shock at how bad it is spur you to wake this moribund political corpse on this Shaky Isles.

Fly you fools.

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