Ding dong, the witch is gone [update 3]
The former Green co-person leader thingy steps down from parliament, effective immediately, having handed the party over to a new generation of
communists young leaders who show all the signs of running the Fitzsimplesimons/Donald party vehicle into the ground.
We can but hope.
It’s certainly true that with the departure of Jeanette, the Greenwash is gone for good: the last real environmentalist is gone, and the Greens are down to their communist rump.
Now you’re probably wondering why I’d be calling her a witch when she’s everyone’s favourite Mrs Nice. Fair question. The problem is that while she cooks a mean lentil bake, and can even be great fun when she isn’t also being Mrs Worthy, the anti-industrial policies she and her party espouse will send us straight to hell.
You wouldn’t buy an insurance policy from someone just because they smiled nicely. You’d ask to look at their policies. So it is, or was, with Jeanette. While she smiled nicely, the policies she was pushing were always pure poison.*
It’s so much easier with the youngster replacing her in Parliament, one Gareth Hughes. It’s so much easier to ‘see the joins.’ Jeanette at least had a brain. Gareth has . . . well, see for yourself. His CV “boasts” such accomplishments as “being arrested dressed as Ronald McDonald,” climbing buildings and “unfurling a protest banner in Tiananmen Square.” Well, one out of three ain’t bad. He has a blog. Sort of. And he employs “Climate Campaign Interns” for Greenpeace.
Promoting himself before the last election the baby-faced Gareth Hughes told his adoring audience his “motivation for standing [for the Greens] is my new baby son.”
"He deserves, when he is older, not to have to ask for the right to bring a child into this world."
Whatever the hell that means. Perhaps he still thought he was back in Tiananmen Square. Passing over that inanity he concludes, to canned applause,
"In 2008, we're going to show that future generations are bigger than politics..."
And obviously bigger, too, than things like basic logic.
Oh, and just to show that Gareth’s house has the full set, you might like to know that Gareth’s wife Meghan released her own informal law and order policy at the Green Party blog before the last election, announcing that for any "proud activist ... within reasonable limits a bit of trespass, a bit of property damage, a bit of general disruption is fine. Quite fun, too."
Since one searches in vain for a law and order policy at the Greens' site, one can only assume that this is at least this is indicative of the Greens' general attitude to people and their property, if not their general approach to law and order.
It almost makes Hone Harawira look sane.
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* The oddity here is that despite their obvious lunacy, Green Party policies are now “mainstream” with every other parliamentary party. Which just shows you how, if you run on ideas (even bad ones), you can’t but help to have a victory.
UPDATE 1: Whale Oil puts it bluntly:
“The last real environmentalist has resigned from the Greens leaving the Communist takeover of the Green part complete.”
UPDATE 2: Blunt offers a ‘tribute’ to the New Greens.
UPDATE 3: ‘Headline of the Day’ award goes to Keeping Stock for their welcome to young Gareth: