National has gone much further than it ever needed to pander to the Maori Party. As well as trashing democracy, it has extended race based privilege wherever it could, advanced race based corporate elitism, and has allowed the Treaty of Waitangi gravy train to continue, something it said it was committed to ending.
Only a coalition with NZ First can stop the rot. Labour and the Greens would continue National’s pandering to racism (discrimination based solely on race) because it’s part of the Cultural Marxist philosophy that drives their agendas. Cultural Marxism’s main weapon is political correctness which it uses to silence any dissent. Winston will not play that game whether he’s in coalition with Labour/Green or the Nats.
On the other side of the coin, National will put pay to NZ First ridiculous spending plans and loonier policies, of which there are many. A coalition with the left will bankrupt the country, again, but would be worth the short-term pain to get a sobered National back into power in three years by which time the Maori Party should be finished.
Sadly, I will not be casting my vote for ACT, the party that best reflects my conservative, fiscally responsible, minimum state philosophy. ACT has propped up National but has been powerless to rein in National’s racist agenda. It will remain so.
National’s third term has shown a party that has lost its way. Its single-minded desire to hobble Labour at any price by stealing its policies has been a price too high for many of its core voters. They have watched in dismay as National has dragged the centre ground towards the left. National has betrayed its core principles. Many erstwhile supporters, of which I was one, feel betrayed and are turning to NZ First, who at least believe in democracy and the rule of law, in the hope of countering the continued drift towards a separatist society based on tribalism.