An economic depression generated by geopolitical friction beyond our control is going to swamp us with enormous social damage and political carnage.
The Left must be ready for this.
Unfortunately our focus is on alienating woke dogma virtue signals like hate speech, cancelling Hairy Maclary for lack of gender representation, or painting out the Lion King in Te Reo as the greatest cultural achievement since Shakespeare.
We need less alienating pronoun policing on the Left and more focus on universal services that provide material well being to people who are hurting right now and will be suffering in 6 months.
We need to remove the yoke of taxation from the 90% and reset it to the 10% richest.
The minefield of social justice and its never ending pure temple deplatforming of everything that triggers it will only drive people further from the Left in an intense economic downturn because you can’t eat virtue signalling aesthetics.
We need material solutions and we need them now!
1: Feed every kid in NZ a free nutritious and healthy breakfast and lunch at every school using local product and school gardens with parents paid to come in and help. The slow incrementalism touted by favourite public sector for dragger apologist Max Rashbrooke isn’t good enough because the lower middle classes are feeling the same pinch thanks to mortgage rises and universal school lunches and breakfasts would help them as well.
2: 50 000 State Homes for life built using the best environmental and social architecture standards using the public works act to seize land and immediately start building satellite towns using upgraded public transport hubs plus Renter Rights – (rent freezes, end accomodation payments, long term tenancy arrangements)
3: Free public transport plus vast infrastructure upgrade for climate crisis.
4: 30% stake holder in a new Government backed supermarket operation run to provide lower food prices for kiwism better prices for supplies and better conditions for workers.
5: GST off fresh fruit and vegetables and essentials like tampons, toilet paper, condoms, oral health plus a sugar tax.
6: Free Dental services for everyone through public health.
7: Fair Pay Agreements that allow unionisation and real collective bargaining power for workers outside the tiny public service clique they currently cover.
8: Taxation focused on corporations and banks like financial transaction tax and first $20 000.
9: Offer nurses, teachers and Drs free education and living allowances in return for bonded time in our health and eduction systems.
10: Properly funded public broadcasting with TVNZ advert free and merged with RNZ alongside properly funded journalism through NZ on Air with more money for the Arts and Science. If you can’t have good public journalism, the right wing media will destroy these other 9 advances.
The geopolitical shockwaves that are about to push NZ into a steep economic recession require the State to step in and run fundamental services for social cohesion by removing the tax yoke off workers and placing it on the corporations and wealthy.
We need to be kinder to individuals and crueller to corporations.
We urgently need Left wing political solutions, not more middle class virtue signals.
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