Friday, November 25, 2011


And while I can still legally say it: remember to vote. Yes, no matter who you vote for, a politician is going to win. But who those politicians are can make a dramatic difference to your life.

Who wins tomorrow will determine whether we keep our assets, whether we fight child poverty, whether we throw the poor to the dogs or not. It will determine how clean our lakes and rivers are and whether we have clean or dirty energy. It will determine whether Auckland gets more roads, or the rail system it has needed for over fifty years. And it will determine whether we fight in more US-sponsored wars in faraway countries and keep being complicit in US torture and war crimes.

While your vote is one among many, it will make a difference. So use it. Its a diffuse weapon, but its one of the best ones we've got.

(And the biggest argument for voting? Just look at who doesn't want you to...)