Thursday, October 12, 2017

A step backwards in Kiwiland and a rant

New Zealand's capital city, Wellington, has electric trolley buses. This photo is from Wikipedia. By User:Vardion - Own work, GFDL, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=5509015 I think I've messed that up.



The quite new trolley buses with overhead electric wires renewed a couple of years ago and being replaced by buses this October 31st. While other cities are racing to put in electrically powered public transport cities, it seems Wellington is taking a reverse step.

Some very passionate public transport folk are not happy, and gee, I wish I could rant like this. For context, Wellington has a conservative/tory/republican city council. Stasi was the secret service police in East Germany.

Funny word isn’t it - “conservative”. It implies a desire to give some stewardship over or protection for things that are worthy of it. Instead it’s a cover for massive pillage and environmental degradation, corporate kleptocracy transferring wealth to the top of the pyramid, obsequious toadyism to imperial power, and using hate, fear, lies, xenophobia, bigotry, chauvinistic jingoism and superstitious ignorance to divide and confound those with common interests against sociopathic power junkies, oligarchs and plutocrats.
That and the enormous surveillance police state they have contrived to keep an eye on the troublemakers who refuse to OBEY.
As I have said, how those old Stasi agents must be laughing into their schnapps.

7 comments:

  1. That is a truly spectacular rant. Provoking applause from here.

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    1. EC, as you can guess by me reposting it, I was very impressed.

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  2. No, that's the UK's Labour Party that you're writing about!

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    1. Cro, under Blair and Brown, certainly. I don't think so when Comrade Corbyn wins.

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    2. Just wait; he's crazy.

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  3. Oh yikes, a worthy rant!

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    1. I just love it, Strayer.

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