Saturday, December 07, 2013

Teaching lies

Yesterday Green Party co-leader Metiria Turei gave a speech about child poverty. It was interspersed with animated clips. Here's an example:

(Animation: three children discuss the economic system “So what’s happening with all our money?” “We’re giving it to the government and they’re giving it to the rich people.” “And they’re spending it on stuff they don’t need.”)

Children get their ideas from somewhere. Hard to believe this was just one of those overheard unscripted quirky conversations children have.

It's pretty appalling to imagine adults teaching and prompting these lines for the camera.

But the Greens have never been above using children to buy votes.


Judge Holden said...

"But the Greens have never been above using children to buy votes."

Get real. Fancy suggesting we should value and protect the environment for future generations. Outrageous.

Are you always this hysterical and dishonest?

Brendan said...

"The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries." Winston Churchill

The sad irony is that the policies advocated by the Greens will embed and distribute more widely the very poverty they seek to eradicate.

Anonymous said...

What annoys me is the Greens using kids while being quite happy to endorse abortion.