Democracy For Sale


Many adjectives have been used this week for the unfolding saga between Simon Bridges and Jamie Lee Ross in the National Party – racist, ugly, disgraceful, corrupt, jihadi Jami……..

One Chinese, two Indians, a Filipino etc. etc. This kind of talk grossly offends me as a human being first and foremost, then I feel insulted as an Indian and finally I’m outraged as a resident and a taxpayer in Aotearoa paying fat salaries to money making thugs in the guise of public servants! But I’m not surprised at all as a Socialist.

The National Party is at present in opposition but their core philosophy remains unchanged; a core philosophy that obviously views people as votes and dollars instead of hard working citizens who create the dollars for them through their labour. Therefore, whether in government or not, the political parties of a profiteering capitalist system are always the ruling class. As described by Karl Marx, the ruling class is like a “band of warring brothers” in constant competition with each other, giving the system a relentless drive to expand.

Another point of disgust to be noted is that the 2 unelected (aka List) Indian MPs from the National Party are so spineless that one has not been available for comment and the other is satisfied with the explanation given by Simon Bridges for being equated to 2 Chinese MPs. There can never be any explanation or justification for supremacy, there can only be outrage, resistance and the will to fight.

Anu Kaloti

Migrant Workers Association

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