New Zealand, asylum seekers and nonsense

When politics is a game and not a service we see nothing happening before our eyes and pay dearly for it. Shouldn’t we be suing the participants for not doing their jobs and just being reactionary to any progress? (ODT)

The real purpose of passing this law is to provide the illusion that something material has changed, that some solution has been unearthed when in fact it has been there, deserted, for years.

That this piece of theatre is such a political necessity tells us how mired and unthinking we’ve become, and how ensnared in a politics of brutality we were never going to be able to outrun.

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