Thursday, November 30, 2023

Derek Mackie: First steps to Victory!

Very excited by the prospect of a new centre-Right government who have laid their impressive cards on the table, promising to undo most of the damage inflicted on our nation by three years of out of control woke socialist excess, I found myself thinking back to famous rousing speeches of the past. 
The master is, of course, Winston Churchill, during WWII. 

 We have our own Winston but it’s only fair that centre-stage is given to the leader of the largest party and broker of not one, but two coalition agreements. 
So imagine, if you will, Chris Luxon, who from a distance bears a passing resemblance to the great man, wearing a Homburg hat and puffing on a large Havana cigar. 
Rising from his front-bench seat in the Commons and fixing the Opposition with his steely glare, he utters these immortal words:- 

 “I have, myself, full confidence that if all do their duty, if nothing is neglected, and if the best arrangements are made, as they are being made, we shall prove ourselves once more able to defend our island home from the forces of neo-Marxism and progressive socialism.   To ride out the storm of mainstream media indignation and outrage, and to outlive the menace of racism and co-governance, if necessary for years, if necessary alone. 
At any rate, that is what we are going to try to do. That is the resolve of His Majesty's Government – every man and woman of them. That is the will of the Right side of Parliament and the nation. 

 I would say to the House, as I said to those who have joined this government, I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat, as my two fellow allies have also pledged. 
Let party interest be ignored, let all our energies be harnessed, let the whole ability and forces of the nation be hurled into the struggle, and let all the strong horses be pulling on the collar. 

 If we can stand up to the corrosive, warped onslaught of woke ideology and be a beacon of hope then Australia, the United States and all Europe may also be free, and the life of the world may move forward into broad, sunlit uplands; but if we fail then the whole world and all that we have known and cared for, will sink into the abyss of a new dark age made more sinister, and perhaps more prolonged, by the dim lights of a perverted climate science and divisive obsession with racial and gender minorities. 

 We shall fight in marine and coastal areas, we shall fight for our right to voice our opinion, we shall defend our democracy, whatever the cost may be. 
We shall fight on the foreshore, and even on the seabed. 
We shall fight on the Treaty grounds, we shall fight in the paddocks and in the domains, we shall fight in the bush; we shall never surrender. 

 We have a hard and protracted battle ahead.  This is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.  
Let us therefore brace ourselves to our duty and so bear ourselves that if New Zealand lasts for a thousand years people will still say, 'this was their finest hour'." 

 Chris slowly raises his right hand and gives the Left his famous two-finger salute, echoed by the cheers and calls of “Up Yours” from the government benches. 
Bring it on!

Derek Mackie is a former geologist with a keen interest in current affairs and a penchant for satire.


Doug Longmire said...

That's Great, Derek !!!

Ray S said...

Well said.
Lets hope this lot shows the same resolve as shown by the poms way back when.
Oh to have an orator like Winstone C.

Scott said...

Love Winston Churchill. That's a great imitation. 😁

Anonymous said...

Absolutely brilliant.

Terry Morrissey said...

If Luxon doesn't use some of that he is out of his mind. He should at least approach you with a job offer as speech writer Derek. Don't be too demanding though as they are cutting down on consultants fees.

Anonymous said...

Ah Mr Mackie - Capt. Mainwaring, here, of the Porangahau - 1st Military Civil Defence Unit, Maritime Coastal Police, Coast Surf Life Saving Corp, President of the Porangahau Golf Club - stirring piece of work Young man.

Now if either PM Luxon &/or Winston Peters requires a Military Protection Unit, have that - includes Motor vehicles, Armoured Scout Cars (hand me downs from the former NZ Army) and if necessary can call upon a Helicopter Company to provide Aircover.

Sadly our Corp. Jones, is on long term "sick leave", shot himself in the foot with excitement from the Election win - silly bugger, but we do muster a good and solid bunch of chaps. Normally our meetings are at the Porangahau Pub, if you are interested in attending one night?

God, Man, I remember a speech like that many Years ago - rallied the People to stand forth & defend. Would not happen like that, these days.

So let me know, if you can join us, as long as you like Tui B.