I know quite a few NZ people who are all about social justice and the rights of marginalised groups and who hate how the Nat part has been running the country. But I also know they will probably wind up finidng something better to do than vote or forget to vote or not realise it’s voting day and…
If you didn’t bother voting because “why bother, national will win anyway” then congratulations! you just fulfilled your own prophecy.
One of my highlights from yesterday was talking to a co worker who said she thought we needed to be tougher on beneficiaries and pointing out what her actual issues were, and seeing the gears turn in her head as she realized the issues she had weren’t with beneficiaries as a group, and that targeting them was a shitty and terrible thing to do.
this whole thing that requires i reapply is specifically designed to prevent people like me from remaining on a benefit despite being incapable of work. the neoliberal welfare state is a sick, heartless creature that aims for economic results rather than human welfare.
Paula Bennett was on the radio yesterday saying she believes new zealanders are “up for” national’s bold new welfare reform, saying she loves a challenge.
she sees You and other beneficiaries as her high score. I am fucking sickened by this.
Guys, so I’m RPing in Wyrmrest Stormwind when….
Yep, that’s right!
He had a tiny hammer and was fixing the plumbing on the fountain. He ate a magic mushroom and fucking grew you guys. But it gets better.
So I’m peeing myself, because this can’t get better, right?! FUCKING WRONG
Bless you, Mario cosplayer. Bless your stunning dedication.