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I Voted Today

Monday, October 5th, 2020

In the Henderson Library today, I went up to the Gallery Room on the second floor and voted. The ladies there gave me four choices: party vote, electoral vote, marijuana vote and euthanasia vote. In each case my ticks went to Labour, Phil Twyford, yes and yes.

Of course, there was never any chance I would vote for anything that involved an association with Judith Collins. She is not a New Zealand I know or understand. Harsh, aggressive, uncouth and rude, she is everything I never want my country to become. She has even come far too close for my liking to expressing her admiration for the moron who rules the United States. Trump’s stunt was to walk up to a church with a bible. Collins did the same thing but went inside. The two of them cut from the same cloth. Even John Key couldn’t stand the sight of the woman. John Key and I might not see eye to eye on much. But on Judith Collins, I suspect we have much in common.

But the final insult, the hypocrisy from which there is no return came when Collins displayed herself praying before she went to vote. What was that all about? Who was she trying to impress? She certainly turned me off in huge chunks. Their Christian beliefs meant a lot to my grandparent’s generation. They lived their lives as humble servants to a God they admired and worshipped twice every Sunday and on every other day of their lives.

When I see the likes of a vicious piece of work like Collins take political advantage of the religion that meant so much to my grandparents, my disgust knows no limits. Oh, I understand she doesn’t mean the pious charade. I appreciate her intention is only to secure the right-wing Christian vote. I can see through the implication that God has told her that his divine message is to vote for herself. All that is the obvious message of her stunt in a New Zealand church.

Judith Collins will not understand the sin she committed in that church. I am not a religious person, but I have some understanding of the teachings of Christ and here is what he said about the Collins’ abomination.

Then Jesus said to the crowds, “The scribes and the Pharisees sit on Moses’ seat, so do and observe whatever they tell you, but not the works they do. For they preach, but do not practice. They do all their deeds to be seen by others. They love the place of honor at feasts and the best seats in the synagogues and greetings in the marketplaces. Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted But woe to you hypocrites! You blind fools!You blind men! Woe to you, hypocrites! For you clean the outside of the cup and the plate, but inside they are full of greed and self-indulgence. You blind Pharisee! First clean the inside of the cup and the plate, that the outside also may be clean. So, you also outwardly appear righteous to others, but within you are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness. You serpents, you brood of vipers, how are you to escape being sentenced to hell?

So that’s what Jesus and God thought of Judith Collins little stunt. On this occasion not only do I agree with John Key, it looks like the Father, Son and Holy Ghost agree as well. Anyway, because of it all, Jacinda and Marijuana have my vote.

“Let’s Keep Moving”