National’s Hamilton East candidate Ryan Hamilton says no red flags were raised by the party regarding his historical comments opposing water fluoridation and Covid-19 vaccine mandates.
Hamilton told the Herald his opposition to using fluoride, which included saying it was pointless because “most lower socio economics fill their tap water with Raro”, was not raised during the candidate selection process.
His views on the approach to Covid-19, which included opposing restricting unvaccinated people from council buildings and claiming coroner reporting was seemingly used to “inflate death numbers for the propaganda machine” were addressed but no one from the party was concerned, Hamilton claimed.
Look, Ryan Hamilton is a classist bigot with some reactionary mandate and fluoride beliefs, but that just makes him your usual run of the mill Tory arsehole.
Ryan has every right to hold wrong opinions, just as Deborah Rhodes has every right to hold the wrong opinion on HPV vaccines, where the demarcation line between holding stupid positions and dangerous conspiracy is fraught, my feel is that it comes down to being wrong and being a fantasist.
Ryan is a dickhead and he’s wrong, Deborah is wrong too, but candidates in ACT and NZ First go well beyond just being wrong in that they invent a fantasy reality where nano robots are in the vaccine, a global shadowy child abusing cabal are working with the pharmaceutical industry and getting vaccinated is akin to concentration camps.
Ryan Hamilton and Deborah Rhodes being wrong is a story, but the extremism in ACT and NZ First make these two seem reasonable, besides, the far bigger story is how NZs richest man is donating $700k to ACT and National!
Billionaire Graeme Hart has donated $700,000 to parties on the right of the political spectrum in the past two years.
We are too consumed with trawling social media feeds to catch people out saying things and pretending that’s political journalism, why the fuck the billionaire class and 1% wealthiest alongside the Real Estate Pimps have donated $12million to the Right since 2021 is the story!
You get the oligopolies, and monopolies and the duopolies and the Billionaire class are donating to the Right not because they love you but because they love their money!
With ACT’s attack on the mentally ill and drug addicts alongside their pledge to build a new prison empire for all the State Tenants that National are about to throw out onto the street plus Nationals plan to rob 2 year olds, public transport and climate funds to give rich landlords a $250 per fortnight tax cut is an affront to the very egalitarian state these fuckwits claim to champion!
They want to take from the poor and give to the rich!
They want right wing revenge fantasies as social policy FFS and voters seem more than happy to allow that because they can’t stop being angry at Jacinda and the Covid lockdown!
Normally National have to hide their blatant self interest the way you trick a dog into taking its pills by hiding it in something tasty, but National are so convinced that hatred of Labour is all they need, they haven’t even pretended to dress the venality of their tax cut for the rich funded by the poor as anything more than it is.
Which it isn’t.
It’s active state sanctioned vandalism of the egalitarian society sponsored by the NZ Plutocracy!
Orgy of Privatisation and Crony Capitalism:
You know the only winners in National’s road, road, roads policy?
The oil companies.
By moving away from petrol charges to miles driven, National hand the petrol companies a huge win and when you consider the early signals of the vast crony capitalism National are about to embark upon…
…we face an orgy of privatisation and crony capitalism!
Dr Bryce Edwards devastating critique into who is donating to National and the disgusting level of self interest is remarkable and shocking!
Alongside this orgy, National are lining up Public Private Partnership scams, removing foreign buyer bans and opening the immigration floodgates.
National’s only economic plan is to open the country to foreign buyers, slash the State and privatise the rest.
The Crony Capitalism National will unleash will make Labour’s sins look childish in comparison.
National will hack at the State to carve out deals for their mates while ACT will hack at the State for ideological purity.
The number 4 on ACTs Party List, that pale faced former Pharmaceutical Pimp Candidate. The steam off a sadists glasses vibe guy, the sort of person who would be found with an unexplainably large amount of children shoes, him – tell me that guy ain’t there to privatise Pharmac for his former industry?
THIS is why the billionaire class are donating in such huge amounts to the Political Right and they are manipulating your post Covid anger to sucker you all in!
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