Rock Enrol

June 6th, 2014 at 3:00 pm by David Farrar

Matthew Beveridge looks at the non-partisan group .

He notes several things:

  • All three directors have a background with the Greens or environmental groups
  • The band they are working with is Homebrew, who infamously called the Prime Minister a c**t who should suck their dicks at the Vodafone Music Awards. Just a few days ago the band is still tweeting obscenities at or about John Key
  • Their advertising has been restricted to left-wing blogs also

I think it is a very fair conclusion that the only young people they want to enrol are those who also hate John Key. Actions speak louder than words, and the involvement of Homebrew makes it an event no one non-partisan would want to be involved with. Could you imagine in a thousand years the Young Nationals (for example) being involved with a concert where the main band is one that detests and hates National and John Key?

Now there’s nothing wrong with a partisan left-wing group encouraging young people to enrol and change the Government. The issue is transparency – which Matthew has supplied.

It would be great to have a truly non-partisan campaign that encourages more young people to enrol and vote. This is not it.

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28 Responses to “Rock Enrol”

  1. Huevon (222 comments) says:

    More juvenile nastiness from the Left. How surprising.

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  2. dubya (235 comments) says:

    I see dreadlocks, cardigans and poorly considered facial hair. Can only be the batshit left.

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  3. Pete George (23,591 comments) says:

    “It would be great to have a truly non-partisan campaign that encourages more young people to enrol and vote. ”

    Maybe this is it. Young workers anyway.

    Let’s Get Out and Vote is an independent NZ union movement campaign.

    You can join the campaign by signing our Voter Pledge here. With polling booths open between 3 and 20 September in every area we’ll make sure you know where and when you can vote and we’ll answer any questions you have about the election.

    Do even more by becoming a Volunteer and helping to spread the word on-line, at work and in your community.

    In the 2011 General Election nearly one million enrolled voters did not cast a vote. Just imagine what a difference another million votes could make.

    Through the Let’s Get Out and Vote campaign you can make a real difference this time around.

    New Zealand Council of Trade Unions – Te Kauae Kaimahi
    Authorised by: Helen Kelly, NZCTU, Level 7, 178 Willis St, Wellington

    http://www.getoutandvote.org.nz/about

    If the Association of Rich Pricks did the same thing, plus the CWI, it might cover things evenly enough.

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  4. dubya (235 comments) says:

    http://www.stuff.co.nz/auckland/local-news/7220185/Business-hippie-plans-1m-eco-retreat

    This one seems to fancy herself as the next Bert Potter, too.

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  5. Redbaiter (9,080 comments) says:

    The left always like to get to the young before their brains are mature enough to realise what crap they are being fed.

    Thankfully, the intelligent kids grow out of it.

    The stupid ones stay infected for life.

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  6. simonway (387 comments) says:

    All three directors have a background with the Greens or environmental groups

    You mean “one of the directors was a member of the Greens at some point”.

    Two of them have backgrounds with environmentalist causes.

    You’ve made posts supporting environmentalist policy on this blog before, dpf. Does that make you a Green partisan?

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  7. Rex Widerstrom (5,354 comments) says:

    Clever name, stupid strategy.

    Increasingly, detestation of your opponents is a stronger motivator than support your side of politics (just ask the Birthers et al).

    This mob would have been better off putting on suits and ties, having a shave, and appearing as a thinly disguised pro-National lobby. That would have motivated those on the left to sign up to vote far better than will any appeal to their better natures.

    I suspect the same theorem will apply to the right-leaning youth. If anything is likely to interrupt their counting of their inheritance and get them to enrol it’s the emergence of this group.

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  8. Kimble (4,440 comments) says:

    Does that make you a Green partisan?

    Wouldnt a REAL non-partisan group be comprised of people from more than ONE position on the political spectrum?

    Wouldnt a FAKE non-partisan group be comprised of people from only one position on the political spectrum?

    So which is this one?

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  9. simonway (387 comments) says:

    Wouldnt a REAL non-partisan group be comprised of people from more than ONE position on the political spectrum?

    You know that partisan-ness is not determined by “position on the political spectrum”, right?

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  10. Kimble (4,440 comments) says:

    You know that political parties have positions on the political spectrum right?

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  11. goldnkiwi (1,308 comments) says:

    Are these the youth that Laila has or wishes to connect with? Seems like a good fit.

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  12. Jack5 (5,137 comments) says:

    Has Herr Dotcom any part in this?

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  13. James Stephenson (2,186 comments) says:

    This appears to be non-partisan in the same way that shouting obscenities into a microphone whilst wearing your hat backwards is “Rock”.

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  14. adze (2,126 comments) says:

    Disingenuousness award of the week goes to simonway. It always seems to be hotly contested one.
    If the group was only recently tweeting or shouting “JK can suck our dicks”, it’s not exactly going to be a peer review board is it. *eyeroll*

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  15. FeralScrote (218 comments) says:

    I`ll donate a mil when I win the Lotto,providing they build their commune on one of the Auckland or Campbell Islands where they can achieve their utopian dream of freezing to death in the dark.

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  16. dime (9,977 comments) says:

    fags

    oh but one has dweadlocks. that appeals to all young people!

    there were losers like this around when i was a teen.. we used to laugh at them, just like the majority of teens will be laughing at these nerds now

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  17. Longknives (4,763 comments) says:

    “This appears to be non-partisan in the same way that shouting obscenities into a microphone whilst wearing your hat backwards is “Rock”.”

    Exactly what I was about to say- I detest Hip Hop’ Culture and so-called ‘music’. Talentless wannabe gangsters yelling and swearing into a microphone while rhyming at little more than Pre-School level over a stolen backing track…

    Apparently Jacinda Adern loves Homebrew…..
    http://www.kiwiblog.co.nz/2012/11/ardern_on_homebrew.html

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  18. unaha-closp (1,165 comments) says:

    Actions speak louder than words, and the involvement of Homebrew makes it an event no one non-partisan would want to be involved with. Could you imagine in a thousand years the Young Nationals (for example) being involved with a concert where the main band is one that detests and hates National and John Key?

    When thinking of people to get involved in a non-partisan event, there might be better examples available.

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  19. Bill Ted (93 comments) says:

    DPF just doesn’t like Homebrew because they called him fat on Twitter. But really, they’re exactly who you want out there trying to get votes for Labour and the Greens. It’s like getting a South Auckland crack whore to convince teens that meth will cure all zits…

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  20. CJPhoto (222 comments) says:

    I think Generation Zero will also be doing a similar campaign. Given they are pro environment, pro public transport, they are probably more left/Green leaning but I think they are a lot more partisen.

    They provided helpful summaries for the Auckland local body elections.

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  21. Pete George (23,591 comments) says:

    “They provided helpful summaries for the Auckland local body elections.”

    They did that around the country. They were helpful if you agreed with their fairly extreme stance on environmental issues.

    But they weren’t the most extreme. One questionnaire asked if I supported a plastic free Dunedin, and if I supported Dunedin becoming self sufficient in food production. You got black marks if you said they were being impractical and unrealistic.

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  22. nickb (3,687 comments) says:

    It would be great to have a non-partisan group that campaigned on actually getting the size of Government under control.

    Just sayin….

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  23. timmydevo (53 comments) says:

    Homebrew. A sorry excuse for a band, yet probably receive funding from the public purse.

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  24. s.russell (1,642 comments) says:

    Voting is a sacred right.

    Also a sacred responsibility.

    So rather than a campaign that encourages more young people to enrol and vote, I would support the opposite: a campaign that tells young (and not young) people: if you don’t understand what’s going on, stay and home and don’t muck things up for everyone else with an ignorant or foolish decision.

    ou never know, this might actually result in more people actually taking an interest and casting informed votes.

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  25. Viking2 (11,484 comments) says:

    How much taxpayers money has been given to these shits?

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  26. itstricky (1,849 comments) says:

    LOL A bunch of old fuddy duddys lamenting what should be. Perhaps they forgot what it was like to be young. “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder” “Youth is happy because it has the capacity to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old.”

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  27. itstricky (1,849 comments) says:

    That doesn’t look very non-partisan, you’re quite correct.

    Will you do a similar background check on the TPU? I’m quite interested to find out who runs that non-partisan group:

    http://taxpayers.org.nz/pages/who-we-are

    You should have the inside word, right?

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  28. Hamish_NZ (46 comments) says:

    Not good when I saw a Facebook post from IvoteNZ ie the electoral commission promoting this group/praising them for encouraging youth voting the other day.
    But then again, not really a suprise from the Electoral Commission, given their lack of organisation around new technology.
    Perhaps they’re now in the same leftwing trap as the rest of the public service, only have to look at how much per vote funding left leaning parties get in the broadcast allocations vs right leaning parties.
    You do have to wonder now

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