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Feb. 17th, 2015

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From:clevortrevor
Date:February 17th, 2015 07:32 pm (UTC)
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I gotcha! I've read little bits and pieces about what's going on there, but it seems like my very liberal friends have all left NZ, and the only ones still living there are very conservative. I'm never sure how to take their occasional vaguely-political facebook posts.
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From:tatjna
Date:February 17th, 2015 07:35 pm (UTC)
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It's not true that there are only conservative folks left, but it does seem we have a large population of centre-right leaning people, and they are the ones that watch the news and read the paper and let this influence their vote.

Additionally our PM is a charismatic sociopath who seems to be able to smile and reassure people that everything's ok and they believe him - this despite him having been known as the Smiling Assassin when he was head forex trader for Merrill Lynch. Ew.

It's also true that populations tend to vote conservative in hard times, which just goes to show that humans as a group are pretty stupid. I hear Finland's going downhill too, but not as fast as everywhere else.
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