This of course referred to 3 more years of power, not 3 more years of serving the people of NZ, because as we now know, not only were the Labour Party entirely uninterested in the majority of Kiwis, but they spent those 3 years much in the same way as they had spent the previous 6, damaging beyond repair the social fabric of this once great country.
Economically, governments come and governments go, and in NZ terms it is external as much as internal influence which dictates prosperity. But socially, a domestic government has absolute sway, and Clarke's reign did nothing more positive than heighten racial divides, minimise the culpability of crime and generally import a lot of politically correct and highly damaging philosophies into our laws. Clarke's legacy was, of course, once rejected, to bugger off elsewhere to further her own career, a story which will rings bells with Waiheke voters.
She now reposes at the UN where she is, according to sources, the most disliked person in the organisation. But back to those activists. Their chant, and their emotions, were all about winning. And with winning comes losing, and losers, and that, in the main, was what we all became under Labour, losers. The winners were the faithful, of course, handsomely rewarded for their efforts, and the many minority interests who saw Labour as a soft touch. And as losers, we had to pay, literally, for the winners.
And that's what worries me about the forthcoming election. In John Key we have an outstanding kiwi bloke who has done nothing more than his best for NZ during his tenure. He has no personal agendas, other than to serve, and to serve damn well. We are so lucky to have a man of his calibre, a calibre which has been recognised by many world leaders who treat him in a way Clarke could only ever dream of.
And yet, fickle humans that we are, and let's not forget we are being gently shepherded by a fiercely left wing media, we are giving airtime and with it a de facto degree of credibility to other parties. Labour I shall discount. They are an inevitable presence in the political landscape, a necessary evil even, but they are a spent force.
But how on earth do fools like Hone Harawira, Kim Dotcom and Colin Craig manage to play a role? Are we so idiotic? And then of course there is the elephant in the room, Russell Norman. Just put aside for one moment the fact that he is an Australian, friendless in his home country, who wants to dictate the future of NZ.
Ignore, if you can, his communist roots so carefully nurtured during his time at university in Moscow. Focus instead on this; unless you are a wholehearted, unquestioning adherent to his philosophies, you are the enemy. And should, God forbid, this election grant him any form of power, that will mean he is the winner, and you are the loser. Since gaining a platform to air his views, all Norman has done is plan to spend money furthering his obsession with saving the planet at the expense of humanity.
And who is going to finance his grandiose ideas? We are. The people who's endeavour and industry combine to make NZ a prosperous and pleasant place to live. In his eyes, the losers, and you can depend on it, it will most certainly be a case of losers pays. PARTY VOTE ANYBODY BUT GREEN