Thursday, May 03, 2007

To hell with John Boy.

Below is an open letter from Susan the Libertarian to John Boy Walton (seen here yesterday outflanking Helen on the left). Unlike dripping wet media morons like Colin James and sadly deluded Pink Tories like Whale Oil, Susan is not praising him for his "wise intervention." "To hell with him!" she says instead. I agree. To hell with the appeasing bastard.
Dear John

I'm so angry at what you have done this morning that I struggle as to where to begin.

Firstly, you and your party together with Clark and Bradford have thumbed your collective noses at the electorate that has consistently demonstrated strong disapproval of this bill. That you would ignore that is incredibly arrogant in the first instance, but then you worsen the situation by seeking an unwanted compromise! We didn't want the bill, per se, in the first place, let alone a pathetically vague amendment!

The fact is that parental smacking is still not illegal. You have allied yourself with the worst sort of bedfellows in Sue Bradford and Cindy Kiro, both of whom are out and out communists with odious longterm agendas. This bill will never stop monsters from brutalising children. It will still continue to criminalise good parents - which was always Bradford's plan.

From a political perspective you have well and truly cooked your own goose. Clark was seriously on the ropes with her tacit approval of Bradford's bill, particularly when her differing comments prior to the last election came to light. You have now played right into her hands and she's the winner. Had you not done so, you could have played this trump beautifully come the next election. Now you just look like the Neville Chamberlain you are. More fool, you.

I am so disgusted. Rather than attack the cause of the problem, you piss around with symptoms. Remember that when the country receives news of the next abused child, because it will happen. Remember it, too, when the Nazis at CYFS start removing children from perfectly good homes - because that will also happen.

Shame on you.

Yours sincerely
Susan Ryder

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Blogger Berend de Boer said...

Yes, Susan. Good parents will be dragged to the police (after which they might decide not to prosecute), and their children referred to CYF.

The socialists are truly in charge in this country. One just doesn't know what to do.

5/03/2007 10:05:00 am  
Blogger Greg Bourke said...

I choose the Futurama candiadates:
John Jackson and Jack Johnson.
(both Kennedy clones)

5/03/2007 11:31:00 am  
Blogger Shout Above The Noise said...

I'm a member of the bloody National Party and I agree ! What the fuck does Key think he's doing getting anywhere near this ?

5/03/2007 11:56:00 am  
Anonymous Falafulu Fisi said...

I thought that Don Johnson is the actor who was in the Miami Vice TV series from the 1980s?

5/03/2007 12:18:00 pm  
Blogger David said...

Unleash the CYFS pitbulls on unsuspecting families...

5/03/2007 01:33:00 pm  
Blogger PC said...

That sounds like a line from Shakespeare, David: "Cry havoc! And let slip CYFS pitbulls on unsuspecting families..."

Doesn't quite scan the same as the original, but I think it has a ring to it.

5/03/2007 02:25:00 pm  
Anonymous Duncan Bayne said...

What is black and brown, and looks good on a social worker?

A Rottweiler.

Good letter, Susan, and nice photo caption PC.

I've been keeping abreast of NZ politics since I left, and scarily enough it looks like the distance between Labour and National has been growing ever narrower.

5/03/2007 03:24:00 pm  
Anonymous PaulaS said...

It is time that everyone who had voted for National in the last Election to turn to ACT party and support them. This of course includes the Libertarians. There is no point for the Libz to fuck'n bemoan all the time about Rodney Hide's performance in the House. Only the ACT party and Taito Phillips voted against this madness.

Get in behind Rodney Hide and the ACT party. It doesn't mean that you stop being Libertarian , it just that the support to put more ACT MPs in parliament is whats needed. Stop being a party of fuck'n whingers.

5/03/2007 04:34:00 pm  
Anonymous Falafulu Fisi said...


Was your letter being hand delivered to John Key via Mr. Perigo? Just curious.

5/03/2007 04:37:00 pm  
Anonymous Sus said...

Hi FF - that would have been a good idea, eh! Sadly it was emailed which triggered his auto reply. (It was even more painful in print, if possible!)

Hi Paula - funny you mention ACT .. I was only thinking of them this morning and wondering where they were.

FYI, I don't 'fuck'n bemoan' Rodney's performance. I suspect I agree with most of his philosophy. I admire him and I know he's a libertarian at heart. And I know there is a persistent libertarian wing within ACT, whom I salute.

But as I said after the last election, I just wish ACT had the guts to truly live up to its mantra of being "The Liberal Party" instead of "The Mostly Liberal Party" or "The Liberal As Long As It Won't Upset The Electorate Too Much Party".

You don't win much when you compromise your principles - as I believe Key is in the process of finding out.

The day ACT truly practices what it preaches, I'll be the first libertarian to join forces.

In the meantime, though, there's nothing stopping you from joining The Real Liberal Party! :)

5/03/2007 05:56:00 pm  
Anonymous Tim Wikiriwhi said...

Good Letter SuS

Both English and Brash in turn had Clark against the ropes on the race issue only to let her get away by not pressing it home with full force.
Why would we expect Key to be any better?
Clark may thank the incompetence of National for her record stay at the top.
But like Jack vs John the next election is not going to make a difference! In fact Key is probably even worse than Clark!

5/03/2007 06:17:00 pm  
Blogger Oswald Bastable said...

Hullen just got another poodle...

5/03/2007 10:02:00 pm  

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