PORKY HAS an election erection. Bring it on. We will cheer, on September 20, as the bad guys (National, ACT, United Future and the Conservatives), parties that care little for child poverty, worker’s rights, the environment or the unemployment rate, battle the forces of good (Greens, Mana, Internet Party, maybe Labour though they’ll always be cunts for introducing Thatcherism in the 80s).
Powertool Records think likewise, and have timely released the Election 2014 EP, which follows the label’s issue of Jordan Reyne’s subtle dig at Prime Minister John Key, on the Crone EP (reviewed in the previous blog), and also the stoush over Darren Watson’s Planet Key – read about that here:(http://everythinggonegreen.blogspot.co.nz/2014/08/planet-key.html).
The EP begins and ends with Gold Medal Famous’ diatribe on our glorious leader. 2011’s John Key Is A Dick (“20% of children live in poverty”), is now John Key Is Still A Dick. Crude, yes, schoolboyish funny, aye, but also one of the few real critiques of Team Key in a country that seems to view his/ their attributes as ‘safe pair of hands’ and ‘trustworthy’, while they treat people having to rely on state benefits as vermin, and allow oil companies to destroy the seabeds.
In the update, GMF note that Key can’t recall what side of the fence he was on during the volatile Springbok tour of 1981, and splurges money on the rich man’s championship, The America’s Cup.
George Henderson and Matthew Bannister note how New Zealand is subservient to America, and is happy to have Kim Dotcom extradited; River’s Edge bemoan the influence of the downright greedy, and Glum implore people to show their dissatisfaction at the increasing divide, on Vote Positive!, coincidentally the campaign slogan of the Labour Party.
But while this is all sounds like part of the “left-wing conspiracy theory” which Key has been droning about, the mash-ups of the party posters mock them all, left, right, centre.
And if you wish to read about whether New Zealand has become more unequal in the past decade, read this incisive article from Radio New Zealand http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/insight/audio/20146761/insight-for-24-july-2014-the-big-election-issues