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Monday, April 18, 2005

Spot The Secret Agenda

A number of players of and commentators on the political game have alluded to Labour’s alleged “fifteen year secret agenda” for New Zealand, such agenda carefully guarded apparently, in the nether regions of the ninth floor. (boggle boggle, went the mind.) I have commented in an earlier post on the extraordinary secret agenda of the haplessly incompetent Whitlam regime of 1970s Australia which, when revealed, ripped away from Labor its last vestiges of respect and led to its sacking and subsequent electoral evisceration. As I recall, they secretly and illegally agreed to borrow billions of dollars from Iraq to fund the nationalisation of the Australian oil and gas industry. Iraq was to receive “favourable foreign policy consideration” and the ALP was to receive a huge commission from the Iraqi lenders to pay off their previous campaign debts and fund the next election campaign. Pretty good eh? So, let’s have a bit of fun with a “guess the agenda” game.

Is it possible for an innocent band of bloggers in the space of a week or two to put together a pretty close approximation of the real thing? I hope we can. Then it might be sent to all the major daily newspapers as a test of their objectivity. After all, if they’ll knowingly run a bogus story about the SIS or embellish and publish the selective misinformation supplied by Reuters and AAP then a multi-sourced and verifiable gem like “Labour’s Lost El Dorado” should be grist for their mills. Best of all, they didn’t have to pay professional journalists to do the job. All they have to do is find the few journalists who have enough brains and gumption to ask the right embarrassing questions and demand proper answers from the Smarmy Army.

To kick the game off, here’s a thought starter or two.

The agenda presupposes a 2005 election win for Labour and will be strong on legislative and regulatory changes to make a future change of government difficult, irrespective of rising electoral disenchantment. This will be necessary to offset the unrest caused by first,rising taxes and significant tightening of the regime’s control over individuals’ freedom of choice and second, a huge increase in the number of voters who find themselves dependant on the benevolence of the state for their daily subsistence.

I’ll stick my neck out and predict the following:

Introduction of capital gains tax.
Introduction of death duties.
Increased pressure on SOEs to provide dividends.
Dramatic increase in the power and influence of trade unions with concurrent new restrictions on employers’ ability to manage their employees.
Increased covert use of public funds for party propaganda.
Further reduction in percentage of GDP spent on defence
Granting to Maori groups of rights to demand royalties over mineral and oil derived from the seabed, along with broad veto rights over development.
Legislating for mandatory trade union and Maori representation on local government bodies and semi government boards.
An increase in strident anti Americanism concurrent with closer alignment to France and other socialist Eurabian regimes.
Subtle encouragement of overt acts of anti Semitism.
A move to governmental appointment and politicisation of the judiciary.
Covert control and direction of the Reserve Bank.
A special deal for large volume low price long term Government to Government purchase of oil from Iran in return for turning a blind eye to harsh implementaion of Sharia law.
Nationalisation of the local oil refining industry and rail transport.

How’s that for starters?

Posted by Adolf Fiinkensein | 4/18/2005 09:43:00 am

7 Comments:

Blogger ZenTiger said...

But haven't they done most of that already? Or is the keyword an increase in said activities?

4/18/2005 10:16:00 am  
Blogger Adolf Fiinkensein said...

No Zen not all of them. Still to come in the third term are capitalgains tax, death duties, resource rents for Maoris, unions on councils and boards and the iranian oil for smarm deal.

4/18/2005 10:32:00 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And they will have another go at hate speech the real agenda here being to shut down any critisim of them.They will also beef up the laws on defamation to discourage any non Leftie journos publishing anything but praise of them.There will be more prowimmin anti men stuff like the lack of screening for prostrate cancer ( the more bastard rapists that die the better)

4/18/2005 10:58:00 am  
Blogger Lucyna said...

Fifteen years? Fifteen years!!!! Friggin' heck. I was reading something the other night about 15 years being long enough to change society because it's the length of time to take a batch of children from the begining of school to out to the workforce. I'll write something up on this later.

4/18/2005 11:50:00 am  
Blogger Antarctic Lemur said...

When you have an ideology to spread, 15 years is nothing.

4/18/2005 01:14:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Increase in tax rate on earnings over 100k

Establish Ministry of Homosexual and Transgender Affairs

Move away from Australia and toward (red) China

Radically increase immigration quotas, which IMO have been only temporarily reduced to avoid it becoming an issue for this 2nd term election. Furthermore, ensure a significant portion of those granted entry are selected deliberately to strain the available infrastructure, thus placing more people in dependent state relationships

Periodic public thrashings of randomly selected white males to punish them for causing everything. Administered by Heather and one of her butch mates.

Reid

4/18/2005 09:20:00 pm  
Blogger ZenTiger said...

We are in grave danger of being earmarked by Labour as their new "think tank" for top ideas.

Throw in a few red herrings, just so we can laugh when they are implemented.

..Kiwibank to offer government approved superannuation savings schemes.

..NZ Post stops delivering post on Saturdays as responsible cost cutting measure

..45 cents stamps go to 40 cents now that they can't give change (we know they'll go to 50 cents but lets give it a go)

4/19/2005 12:23:00 am  

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