it's a week out from elections and it is cuuuuraaaazzzzyyyy
Everywhere we are - politics is completely in yer facials and I cannot wait for it to pass.
This time round it's been really exciting because up to now, we have no idea who will win.
anyhow, what im thrilled about it the number of young people who have stepped up as candidates, it's super encouraging!
Now, the funny part I have come to learn about politics in the Pacific space is that it is an absolutely contested space between strong opinions, alliances and belief systems.
In short, it's a pacific clusterf$%k.
anyhow, some of the highlights of election build-ups so far are:
Sexism is well and alive.
There are more stupid people in the world than there are, informed and critical thinking humans. duh.
It's a contest of those who champion for themselves in an individual "me me me" world versus the well-being of a nation.
You don't get alaga pua'a and corned beef for your tick here - so different from my villarg lol
It's almost over.
The fact that vote in te reo is : poti. which also means cat.
"A nation's greatness is measured by how it treats its weakest members." ~ Mahatma Ghandi