Tuesday, July 25, 2023

Eliora: Are Kiwis Angry Enough to Vote for Winnie?

Questions from the floor and conversations with attendees revealed a very troubled view of New Zealand

Duncan Greive, on 14 June 2023, attended a political meeting with Grey Power and NZ First and said:

To make it back into Parliament, he (Winston Peters) will likely need to find a way to turn their fury into votes.

Greive, the founder of the left-wing The Spinoff, was surely kidding. He acknowledges people’s anger in his article, but, in his mind, the idea that this wily politician might wield power again in NZ was ruled out. He described his attendance to this meeting in an article titled A Very Strange Afternoon Hanging with NZ First and Grey Power.

The article recalls Peters’s political history and also catalogues the furious concerns of attendees. He gave credit to Peters as a consummate orator and a formidable campaigner, who relates to people with his lovable charisma. He saw how easily Peters touched the raw nerves of his audience. How galling for a left-wing writer to hear just how angry people are with the state of the nation. He had to listen to this well-dressed conservative guy, then witness the old codger signing up more members with “a steady stream of new recruits lining up at the trestle tables”. Greive watched Peters hold their attention for a straight 50 minutes. Can we hear a wail as Greive bashes away on his computer reminding us that Winnie is cunning, stoking hostility, and feeding them line after line of fresh meat to wind them up. But man, is he good!

It is important to highlight Greive recorded that likely the most animated issue of the day were questions on unelected Maori in co-governance. The audience were clearly not happy.

The Spinoff heading continued with Co-governance is the main course:

From there he progressed to a quick interlude bashing the Auckland light rail project, benefit numbers and educational quality and attendance, before he moved onto what functioned as the main course – a long treatise on the treaty, and particularly co-governance. “The Labour government has been covertly, secretly producing and purging policies, which they never campaigned on during the last election,” he said. “They’re producing policies which randomly rewrite history.”

The section lasted for almost 12 minutes, and you could feel the energy in the room shift. Peters knows his audience very well and fed them line after line of fresh meat. He is uniquely well-placed to do this, by virtue of his identity as Maori, and he took care to frame the issue as one of huge concern to a shadowy elite cabal, while ordinary working Maori were more concerned with the cost of living and housing.

He contrasted today’s reality with a story of high school rugby in Dargaville, where he grew up, when Pakeha and Maori faced off on the field, with Croatians making up the numbers of the indigenous side. It spoke to an idealised vision of New Zealand’s past, where there were no race relations problems and everything was worked out over a beer at the RSA. It’s a version of our history that the overwhelmingly Pakeha crowd keenly remembers, and Peters promises a return to it, if only he can wrest the mantle of kingmaker away from Te Pati Maori.
Duncan Greive 14 June 2023

Recently some became aware that Winston Peters is likely the only politician of a small party able to get five per cent of the votes and then might be able to haul the country back to a one person, one vote, democracy. The evil of racial division the Labour Party has dumped onto NZ has been called out by Winston Peters for what it really is: Apartheid. Some from the undecided Freedom Community may see hope there.

The same issues were raised by Winston Peters with another very concerned audience of 700-plus people at Tauranga on 16 July.

In No Punches Pulled, The Political Polls, Sir Bob Jones said concerning Labour’s co-governance policy of wanting two per cent of the population to have equal governmental powers with the other 98 per cent of the population: “the public are understandably seething over this insanity”.

Yes, Kiwis are furious. Seething in fact.

You are right Duncan in thinking that “that general sense of disenfranchisement from society that welled up into the parliamentary protest is more baked in than we might have anticipated”. On this we agree.

Ignore Winnie if you dare.

Listen to the interview of NZ First’s Shane Jones on Reality Check Radio with Cam Slater.

Eliora is a fourth-generation Kiwi is a conservative voter and has worked in health. This article was first published HERE


Anonymous said...

I'm angry, but will NEVER vote for that man.

Anonymous said...

To the Person, who created this article, you need to "go back into NZ Political History" and research the emergence of one Winston Peters, as an MP for the National Party. Also look for the MSM (at the time) articles of his "fall out with National", particularly Jim Bolger, then Jenny Shipley.

The emergence of MMP, to which NZ was çonned" into believing it was the "best thing since the introduction of sliced bread", confirmed that "stupidity" in a referendum, but to later (on 2 occasions) seek to reverse that outcome.

MMP was "manna from heaven" for Winny and he made the most of it. You will find that in that past NZ Political History, when Winny & Team made it the "players bench" they always sat with Labour, Helen Clark first, then during the John Key 9 years, Winny sat in opposition. Come Jacinda, Winny could not wait to "align his horse" (pun intended, he was a Minister of Racing at one point) - with Labour - in both occasions, you will find that "he bargained for top spot at the Cabinet Table".

He made statements, which he will no doubt "state he did not", that he would never work with National, as a Govt, and he detests Seymore.

Should NZ First re-enter Parliament, he & "Jonesy" will sit in opposition.

Also if you have every watched Winny, when being interviewed by NZ MSM, you will see that he treated them "with contempt". They, on several occasions, returned the compliment.

Duncan Grieve, is a left learning, socialist, the more you refrain from reading his "poems", the better off you will be. To Duncan the arrival of Jacinda would have been "a present from heaven", she being a dedicated Socialist herself.

What Duncan did not state in his article, and therefore not noted by the author of this article, was the age range of those attending "the 2023 (re) launch of NZ First", which would have been an older age group, potential white Kiwi's. Winny was very good at using Grey Power to bolster his voting base.

To put NZ First back into Parliament would be a "Tangiwai in the making".

ANON<, of New zealand.

robert Arthur said...

Winston and Shane will likely put some spine into Luxon. And their judgement may surpass that of Seymour. A pity Winston supports no gst on food; yet another ineffciency and loss of tax.