I’m traveling today, so (unless KG’s trip has been delayed) posting will be light. That said…
As I understand the way the Parliamentary circus works, at certain times Private Members’ Bills (those Bills submitted by Parliamentarians which are not Government-proposed) are drawn at random from a blind ballot. Now, I’m not a great believer in consequences and I find it, well, curious that Louisa Wall’s Bill to allow homosexuals to “marry” has been drawn from the ballot at this time.
A number of interesting things are happening or about to happen in New Zealand. First, John Key is about to show his usual intestinal fortitude and cave in to radical separatists in the Apartheid Party over “ownership” of water. Can’t let people be talking about that, can we? Quick – look over there! Gay Marriage!
Secondly, while the political elites were celebrating last night, patting themselves on the back for a wonderful job well done with the plans to rebuild Christchurch (on the same site, where the foundations will sink into the marmite created by the earthquakes), the Proles expected to pay for this Monument to the Glorious Central Committee are deeply, deeply upset about the fact their houses are still in ruins.
There are, of course, plenty of others. I expect the government to cave in any day now on changes to welfare arrangements, for example.
But as I said, I find the timing curious. I mean, Cameron Slater has been banging on about homosexual marriage for the past 3 months or so now, with not much of a whimper from him before that. I don’t mean to suggest Slater has managed to corrupt the ballot, but I do think he’s a Cultural Progressive (or at best a Useful Idiot for the Frankfurt School types) and I suspect someone saw his campaign and thought the timing too good to let go to waste the opportunity to open up another front in the war on the traditional family.
So the Bill is drawn, and one man – Colin Craig – has taken a principled stand. He’s suggested it be dealt with via a Referendum. Of course that will never do, so John Key has unleashed his foot-soldier (Slater) and Bill English has done the same (with Farrar) to smear Colin Craig. Not for suggesting a Referendum. No, that would be too obvious. In typical Leftist fashion they’re playing to man and not the ball. He’s clearly a religious nutter (doesn’t even attend Church!) so nobody should listen to him.
The question is, why not let this be decided via a Referendum? The answer, as most thinking people will know, is in a Referendum the motion would be defeated unequivocally. And then the odious scum the voters send to Wellington would have to (once again) spit in the face of those voters, and do what they were always gonna.
Oh, and if you’re interested, there are some wonderful examples of the caring and tolerant Left making posts on Colin Craig’s FaceBook page. If you look at Slater’s you’ll see he fights like a
girl Progressive. Fling poo about as liberally (sic) as possible, and don’t answer a single point.