I know the system dictates you have this endless round of primaries – but so close to the election? To be fighting among yourselves? Surely it would have been wiser to have sorted your next presidential candidate back in 2017 so they could have acted as critical opposition to a man that has done so much damage to so many people’s lives in such a relatively short period of time. Trump filed his paperwork for re-election back on his Inauguration Day in January 2017 and, as we’ve seen, has been holding his odious style of election rallies ever since.Read more
Dear Everyone – stop being racist
This is a short post with a simple message. Stop it. Don’t be stupid. Don’t make false assumptions and in doing so, threaten or disturb the peace and rights of another human being. Don’t attack somebody because you’re afraid. You have no right to do that. Ever. So just stop with the ignorant racist stupidity.Read more
Dear China – get well soon
When we witnessed the tragic and awful Australian fires rage through the country, people around the world were quick (and rightly so) to offer their support, their help, their sympathy and their love. Yet right now, people in China are suffering horrible consequences not of their making. Where’s the love? Where are the offers of help? Where is the international response asking if China needs support, or supplies or simply reassurance?Read more
Dear Europe – sorry for the stupidity
Whipped up by a group of Euro-naysayers, Brexit had life breathed into it only because of David Cameron’s ineptitude and thirst to retain his position. Sentiment and emotion was then successfully manipulated by others with vested interest (and pots of money), driving a referendum vote that was never legally binding.Read more
Dear Chris Hipkins – future leaders understand the past
So congratulations on this progressive step – perhaps you could tell me when New Zealand’s own history will be an everyday part of the curriculum with the necessary resources made available in schools.Read more
Dear Queen Elizabeth – when leading means letting go
The reason for this letter is to suggest that the time has come for the sixteen countries that recognise you as head of state become republics. After you were lied to by your Prime Minister last year and the subsequent election returned the same Prime Minister to power, I felt – along with many others – that it was time for all Commonwealth countries to become truly independent nations. This position does not reflect on you or the consistently hard work you have undertaken throughout your life. Rather it reflects on the current values and principles displayed by your UK government.Read more
Dear UK Tabloids – good leaders don’t spew bile
Trust in news media has eroded almost to the point of no return. That erosion is due to the tide of hogwash, racism and bias spewed from your sites and publications on a seemingly endless basis. In the end, you’ll be hoist on your own petard.Read more
Dear Scott Morrison – true leaders must act
I didn’t think I’d be writing to you again so soon but as the sky overhead turned a bloody orange, the sun was obliterated and the birds silenced I felt another letter was necessary.
Governments worldwide have been pussy-footing around environmental issues for decades – and look where we are. Parts of Australia have run out of water and, unless we see rapid and dramatic change, the continent will be faced with an internal migration of climate refugees that has never been seen before.
Dear Dominic Cummings – true leaders care about people
A few decades ago, when the political adviser was a mewling new-born concept, chaos reigned in council buildings up and down the country as the ‘spads’ (special political advisers) locked horns with non-political people employed to do a fair and balanced job in accordance with the law. The tussle across the political-operational line has continued through the years – until today of course. You have managed, perhaps by some Faustian pact, to win the joust.Read more
Dear Donald Trump – true leaders listen
True leaders do not flagrantly abuse their power, threaten to commit war crimes or have a complete disregard for human life. All wars come at great cost. In commencing this war of distraction – apparently initiated for your own gain – you have endangered the lives of millions.Read more
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