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These people are HEROES!!!

In every society and in every age, there is a minority of human beings who reject injustice and put themselves on the line to make a point,


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These people are heroes. Every one of them. They make a stand where others sit idly by, accepting without a second thought, the actions of an increasingly desperate and hopeless government.

What National has failed to understand is that if you push people hard enough, they will eventually push back. Demonising a group of people will eventually result in anger, frustration, and will boil over into a reaction.

New Zealanders take stock of what you are seeing; these people are protesting because they want jobs. And they are protesting because they resent being blamed for a stagnant economy and high unemployment they had no hand in making.



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Those New Zealanders who side with National on this issue should realise that they too, may one day find themselves out of a job.

It is a shameful thing that we are witnessing here; young people having to protest at a lack of jobs – and having to protest against a government that is effectively waging an undeclared war on the unemployed.

Is this what John Key had in mind for his “Bright New Future”?

Good lord, what is happening to this country?




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  1. Paula Fern
    18 September 2012 at 6:27 pm

    This seems appropriate Frank. I remember it from History at high school eons ago, and funnily enough it crept back into my mind today before reading this.

    “First they came for the communists,
    and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a communist.

    Then they came for the socialists,
    and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a socialist.

    Then they came for the trade unionists,
    and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a trade unionist.

    Then they came for me,
    and there was no one left to speak for me.”

  2. 18 September 2012 at 6:33 pm

    good job Sue and Co. a small but effective protest

  3. Alison W
    18 September 2012 at 6:52 pm

    Ooh, Simon was there and got arrested too, I wonder who the other protestors were. :-/ Kia Kaha and Ka pai to all of them!

  4. JW
    18 September 2012 at 7:01 pm

    Plenty of plentiful jobs on planet key though I hear

  5. Mick
    18 September 2012 at 7:32 pm

    Great to see more and more people putting the “ACT” into activism .

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