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6 comments:

  1. Sekhmet Bast Ra, 28. October 2018, 4:43

    In the famous movie ‘The Wizard of Oz’, Dorothy turned to her faithful four pawed friend and said “Toto, I’ve a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore”. Today, the friends of Dorothy turn to our four pawed friends and query if we are indeed still in Wellington. The WCC media team make an attempt to make this imposition on the city sound like a gift, it is anything but koha. Most interesting, the mayor has organised a Maori blessing to begin this social engineering operation which imposes the will of the ruling caste upon the customary rights of Wellingtonians to drive their vehicles through the city. As a spiritual elder with decades of hands on experience with the Hermetic, Kabbalistic and Kemetic traditions, I can state with certainty that any wielding of spiritual energies by an individual or group done with the intention of imposing the will of the few upon the many is not so much straight karakia. Indeed, that sort of working is more karakia kikokiko or makutu. In other words, black magick.

    We’d love to know who the ‘community groups and local businesses’ are who are supporting this disruption to citizens going about their normal business. The usage of the two terms ‘resilient’ and ‘sustainable’ by the WCC media team is true to form. Both are a prime examples of globalist socialist communitarian speak. We thought the council would have learned its lesson about closing thoroughfares in the central city from the upset created by the ‘art’ installation in Tory Street wrapped-up a few months ago, but no sir, it appears they are going for broke. [Abridged]

     
  2. Traveller, 28. October 2018, 10:27

    Streets without cars are great. Wellington needs more of them – permanently. (And I’ve experienced vehicle-free days in Paris and New York – they’re always hugely popular.)

     
  3. Citizen Joe, 28. October 2018, 14:51

    Well said Sekhmet – spiritual nonsense to give one group ascendancy over the rest.

     
  4. Alf the Aspirational Apterxy, 29. October 2018, 7:54

    Well said Sekhmet. It’s bizarre how in a time of declining religious attendance the city authorities turn to neolithic animism as an official worldview to sanctify restricting access to the city for many. I guess nature abhors a vacuum.

     
  5. Concerned Wellingtonian, 29. October 2018, 10:25

    The point is that the Mayor seizes any chance to get personal publicity.

     
  6. Dave B, 29. October 2018, 17:07

    Well said, all those who oppose the favouring of one group of people over another. For decades, official policy has favoured people-in-cars over those not. I fully agree this is unacceptable and it was great to see people-in-cars briefly de-privileged over a tiny proportion of the city’s streets for a few token hours on a single token day.

    If this trivial restriction really causes so much angst to people-in-cars, how on earth would they handle it if some serious restrictions were applied?