Youth Week – Get Involved

June 1st, 2009 at 9:00 pm by David Farrar

Not sure if it was last week or this week, but a great poster campaign from the youth wings of all the parliamentary parties (except Progressive):

yw-drinking-age

yw-environment

yw-student-debt

yw-war-or-peace

Nice posters, but a bit left orientated. Next year I suggest some additional ones:

  • Year 2040, and you open your pay envelope and it shows tax at 70% of your income
  • Year 2040, and Government debt is $380 billion
  • Year 2040 and NZ population is only 500,000 as everyone has gone to Australia
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26 Responses to “Youth Week – Get Involved”

  1. petal (704 comments) says:

    Nuclear is good. Can we please get to 2040 and realise we did the right thing by using it for power generation?

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  2. Steve (4,500 comments) says:

    2040?
    Rather freeze to death than have anything to do with nuke stuff. My car dont go, run out of petrol, need hydrogen now but need electricity to make it, no dams, not enough wind, sea levels rising so tidal power wont work, my carbon footprint equals more than my consumables each day …..
    Stupid bloody brainwashed students

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  3. maurieo (95 comments) says:

    2040, aged 86, am I eligible for the pension yet!

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  4. Patrick Starr (3,675 comments) says:

    »Year 2040 and a price war breaks out amongst iwi for pakeha beach access
    » Year 2040 and maori demand half the seats in parliament.
    » Year 2040 and last living taxpayer leaves NZ

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  5. Southern Raider (1,599 comments) says:

    Year 2040 and the Imperial Empress H Clark crushes the rebel alliance

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  6. peterquixote (231 comments) says:

    incredibly boring farrar
    minus twenty points,

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  7. TimG_Oz (917 comments) says:

    Year 2040 – This year the All Blacks will win the Rugby World Cup. For the 50+ anniversary of the last win ;-)

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  8. reid (15,981 comments) says:

    Year 2040, and the only thing anyone recalls about the first decade of the 21st century is the way John Key’s govt pulled us out of the worst economic crisis ever and his towering statue at Parliament’s front steps acts as a permanent reminder of those heroic and difficult days where the left were defeated, never to rise again.

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  9. reid (15,981 comments) says:

    P.S.

    Hulun Klerk’s statue, rather smaller, was erected at the National War Memorial next to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. According to the records, she was pretty keen on vets so we all thought that’s what she would have preferred.

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  10. sonic (2,818 comments) says:

    “Year 2040 and a price war breaks out amongst iwi for pakeha beach access
    » Year 2040 and maori demand half the seats in parliament”

    Is it just me or is our Patrick totally obsessed with Maori. Patrick, tell us the truth did some Maori steal your girlfriend or something?

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  11. paradigm (507 comments) says:

    “Year 2040 and maori demand half the seats in parliament”

    I remember one of the Maori party MPs making this demand on a Maori tv program (I think it was Marae, but not sure) a few years ago. They stated as partners, they were entitled to 50% of the seats in parliament.
    Fortunately no one really watches Maori tv programs.

    For youth week, I’d push the angle that NZ has become a third world country due to lack of competitiveness as a right-wing alternative to the above flags.

    “Its 2040 and the average wage is 10 dollars a day” or similar. You may want to replace the union jack in the NZ flag with either the sickel and hammer or chinese stars for visual illustration.

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  12. Haiku Dave (273 comments) says:

    twenty-forty, the
    year that redbaiter tops one
    million comments

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  13. Haiku Dave (273 comments) says:

    “Year 2040 – This year the All Blacks will win the Rugby World Cup. For the 50+ anniversary of the last win”

    that’s the fifty third
    anniversary, mate, not
    anything special

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  14. Jim (400 comments) says:

    “Year 2040 – Every living New Zealander has at least one PhD. None would pass IELTS if they tried, yet the final graduation is heralded as a triumph for education in NZ. First in the world again!”

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  15. helmet (807 comments) says:

    DPF your suggestion that in the future the population Of NZ will be down to 500,000 due to emigration to australia is not a frightening scenario at all. It sounds bloody awesome to me.

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  16. expat (4,048 comments) says:

    Sonic the obsessive blogsturbator wristed thus “did some Maori steal your girlfriend or something?”

    ‘Some’ Maori? Do you mean many or was it just a diminutive use of the noun reflecting your pitiful little prejudices?

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  17. petal (704 comments) says:

    “Rather freeze to death than have anything to do with nuke stuff.”

    Yes. Well… perhaps time to leave decisions to people “who know stuff” to keep you warm then, no?

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  18. Patrick Starr (3,675 comments) says:

    I was more interested in how sonic jumped to the racist generalisation; “did some Maori ‘steal’ your girlfriend or something?”

    why wasn’t it just ‘take’ ?

    (and he has the cheek to point at melissa lee)

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  19. Banana Llama (1,105 comments) says:

    did these do good tards ever think we might want to live like mad max? and whats with the sudden interest in the youth i’m pretty sure they would rather get drunk and throw bottles at most politicians.

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  20. Murray (8,838 comments) says:

    A BIT left?

    Jesus you have to wonder how previous generations managed to get us out of the caves without the superior knowledge and obvious natural ability of the short pants crowd.

    Personally I have nothing against the next generation inheriting the family fortune. I just think its bloody rude to do it while the current owners are still using it.

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  21. stephen (4,063 comments) says:

    If it’s “a bit left”, is that a reflection of how lightly the youth wings of the ‘right wing’ parties take this stuff, or are they just pushovers?

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  22. peteremcc (341 comments) says:

    It’s a ‘bit left’ cos it was the Young Nats who were pushing it and we (ACT on Campus) are too busy concentrating on real things. ;)

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  23. stephen (4,063 comments) says:

    Could’ve doubled as a membership drive pete!

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  24. Murray (8,838 comments) says:

    Screw future generations, what have they ever done for us?

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  25. clintheine (1,563 comments) says:

    Good god, the Young Nats should be pushing something a little harder than this surely? If I was a YN I’d be plotting a rightward push of the party from the grassroots. I am surprised Campus ACT got on board, these are trendy leftie posters and Campus ACT should know better!

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  26. Hoolian (220 comments) says:

    They’re hardly “left”. Its not about pushing an agenda from either the left or the right but promoting issues that young people might be interested in. Its not about deciding for or against the environment but generating interest in what may or may not happen if you don’t get involved.

    clintheine – You’ll find the YNs are pushing plenty of things at the moment. This is just one aspect. There is also a reason why you’re not a Young Nat.

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