Apart from all the conclusions being drawn from the mid term elections and what the results might mean for both Republicans and Democrats in the 2024 Presidential race, the message is clear - the Woke movement that has permeated almost every aspect of modern US and many other supposedly liberal societies like New Zealand is in fact on its last legs.
The reason for that and the lesson that we here at home should take out of this “return to conservatism” is clearly this - it is a big mistake to threaten the basic freedoms of hard working, tax paying, law abiding citizens who don’t take kindly to being told that your simple values are out of date. The backlash to that wrong headed assumption has real consequences for most of those who have had their day in the sun.
The tsunami that has swept across the US, taking with it those who proclaimed the rights of minority groups above those of the majority, has every possibility of being repeated in little old Godzone when we finally get the chance in twelve months time to reject those who have betrayed us during the last five years.
Already the signs are telling us that most of the woke policies of the current government and the clandestine way they have been implemented have already been rejected in our version of the mid terms - the local body elections.
We have had our own version of the “Black Lives Matter” being forced down our throats even after the Government promised to allow a vote on its introduction.
The He Puapua report gives a damning overview of what the real intentions of the Labour Party really was since its taking over the Treasury Benches in 2019 with Winston Peters' help.
I wonder whether he would do the same again given his own betrayal by those he anointed. I think not.
All this suggests that those of us political junkies - who saw in Saint Jacinda, an “Empress with no clothes “ even before she was able to wave her magic wand over the populace during Covid, sprinkling pixie dust as if it was mana from heaven - were on the money all the time.
Now stripped of her false modesty, the “Darling of the Left” will find it difficult to convince those who have suffered from her government’s selective damaging treatment to turn out in support of a bunch of losers whose time is up.
It won’t surprise those who follow these trends closely, if we see the leaders of this ruinous regime abandon the ship of State rather like rats leaving the sinking variety.
My guess is that James Shaw is already making good use of his taxpayer funded junket to the Egyptian Climate Conference to sound out the UN Secretary General about possible jobs for the boys and girls before they have to face the wrath of those they have betrayed.
Time will tell.
Clive Bibby is a commentator, consultant, farmer and community leader, who lives in Tolaga Bay.