A Feminist adjustment in New Zealand Election
Old sayings are often a reflection of a different era and in effect become modern day myths. One such saying that comes to mind is that men only vote for their wallet. When they had families to support they may have been more inclined to do so, but this election has put the saying firmly in the myth category.
The National Party has seen an impressive win under our current electoral system (similar to the German MMP system); did men go running to National because of their wallets? No, of course they didn’t, Labour was offering a $2.00 an hour increase in the minimum wage.
Did men abandon Labour? Yes, of course they did as was discussed in NZ Labour and the feminist election campaign; even they admit it.
Was that enough to give National such a resounding success or is there more to it than that?
When a populace is frightened, they look for security, safety, and they look for leadership – it is instinctive in men. It has happened before and can be seen in situations like the 1951 waterfront dispute (wharf riots).
What scared us?
It started with Labour leader David Cunliffe apologising for being a man, and Andrew Little trotting out a policy to increase rape convictions. But before that, Labour had dumped their previous leader David Shearer for being a bit soft, too much of a nice guy. He may have appeared that way but he wasn’t being soft on his party and the feminists turned on him because they couldn’t get their own way, and replaced him with someone they could control. (Cunliffe and his cuties)
Feminism reversed the dynamics of a political party, thinking that men wouldn’t see what was going on – Cunliffe will never be prime minister as a result.
Something else happened and the irony is that it was the Big German, Kim Dotcom, and although he understands the MMP system, he doesn’t understand human nature. When Laila Harre stepped onto the stage as The Internet Party leader and said I’m here for women, that put them right down there with Labour.
Then the whole left wing turned into a side show. The Greens went down the Rape Culture track, Nicky Hager dropped in for his usual election-book-sale with ‘Dirty Politics’, and Kim Dotcom tried to tip over a legitimate government with his ‘moment of truth’.
Of course we were looking for leadership and stability – who the hell would want an acidic combination of left wing lunatics in government – if men went to National, it certainly wasn’t for policy or money, it was fear of instability, fear of feminist policy, and the lesser of our two evils.
It shouldn’t have been that way, our election was stolen from us. It was an unsavoury mess, that didn’t give us a government of choice but a government by default.
This is what happens when men are not represented in the policies of the left wing.
There have been some
casualties victims, (feminists call them victims) not the least of which is Hone Harawira. We watched him let himself be shut down and ridiculed by the feminists in the newly formed Internet-Mana alliance. We discussed that here in A feminist Party.
Hone’s lost his electorate seat and his party’s representation in parliament, but the outcome was fairly predictable before yesterday.
It’s hurt women too – next time someone complains about the lack of women in parliament, remind them that this little game knocked three current and experienced women MPs off the Labour Party list. Yes, women pay a price for Red Fem poltics too.
When you look at the male dynamics in this election, and the feminist antics in this election, you see a different picture.
It started with Cunliffe apologising for being a man and ended with Kim Dotcom apologising for being a silly girl.
That’s not the end of it – there is another place the male vote from Labour headed to – NZ First.
The ground shifted and the old cowboy of New Zealand politics, Winston Peters (NZ First Party leader) was quick to spot the gap. He said this morning that NZ First would be leading the opposition. That’s a big call to say he’s taking over the historic position of the Labour Party.
If NZ First is going to do that, they will have to represent men or they will do nothing but lead a lame duck to the next election.
If the Jones Boy comes back into politics don’t be surprised to see him pop up in New Zealand First.
Is NZ First the new left – the go-to party for men?
Is Labour now the feminist relic of NZ politics?
Has the tide gone out on feminism in New Zealand?
Is this a big change in New Zealand politics – a change for the better for men – what do you think?