In March, Kiwibank predicted New Zealand would have an annual net loss of about 20,000 people as borders opened.
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment estimated up to 125,000 New Zealanders – of which 100,000 would be people of working age – could leave the country in the next year. MBIE’s ballpark prediction, though, was 50,000.
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.
Wages have been suppressed by de-unionising the workforce, subsistence living and poverty are the norm and public services have been endlessly eroded.
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.
Our suicide rates speak of a dark treacle at the heart of our nature that whispers dark truths we never want to hear.
We have built our economy on the sandcastles of hyper tourism, exploiting migrant workers and International Student Language School scams.
Run from the failed experiment of neoliberalism that is New Zealand.
We have failed ourselves and our blunders shouldn’t blight your futures.
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.
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