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It Doesn't Matter

Entry 1608, on 2013-12-18 at 21:47:30 (Rating 5, Politics)

In 2010 a major explosion at the Pike River mine killed 29 miners. Most people think the accident was caused by negligence by mine management when implementing safety standards, and by poor safety regulation because of our government trying to save money and reduce compliance costs. It seems bad but don't worry, it doesn't really matter, because the mine management and the politicians responsible still got paid their exorbitant salaries, and that's the most important thing.

According to a recent report many New Zealand (which is theoretically a rich, western country) children are suffering and even dying from infections caused by a poor standard of housing. But it doesn't matter because the landlords who own those properties are getting a good profit from them and that's all that really matters.

In New Zealand, despite the fact that we market ourselves as clean and green, many of our rivers are polluted to the point where they are dangerous to swim in and certainly hazardous to drink the water from. But it doesn't matter because the rich dairy farmers who are causing most of the pollution are making a fortune and isn't that really what life is all about?

Our government has paid out tens of millions of taxpayers' funds in corporate welfare, such as subsidies and tax write-offs for big American movie companies who want to make movies here in New Zealand. These same companies have gone on to make hundreds of millions or even billions from these movies but have never offered to pay back the subsidies. But never mind, the poor are paying more tax to make up the difference and the rich are getting richer and isn't that what we all want?

Many people in New Zealand - even if they are working one or more jobs - can't survive with the money they make because of hugely inflated costs of basics like housing and electricity. But it doesn't matter because as long as the free market is in operation all of this stuff will look after itself. All praise to the free market!

The increasing number of people living in poverty today often find themselves having to take out expensive loans just to survive. But it doesn't matter because the loan sharks are doing very well out of it and isn't this just an example of clever entrepreneurship filling a market niche?

The current government don't care about most of the citizens of our country, or if they do care they are too stuck in their ideological mindset to offer any practical help. But it doesn't matter because people will still vote for a sleazy, smug scumbag like John Key anyway. They just don't seem to get it.

But why should I care? It just doesn't matter.

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