THE GREENS AND THE RISK TO NEW ZEALAND
is a "former" Marxist and current co - leader of the Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand
Norman was born in Brisbane, Australia
, and worked a number of unskilled roles after dropping out of medical school. Norman moved to New Zealand in 1997 saying this was to observe the red-green Alliance
coalition. He wrote his political science
PhD thesis on the Alliance , and was active within the party editing its party newsletter. Whilst living in Australia , Norman was involved with the Socialist Workers' Party
(a revolutionary Marxist-Leninist organisation
) for several years.[
He was also a member of Resistance
-the youth wing of the Australian Democratic Socialist Party
. The Democratic Socialist Perspective (DSP) was anAustralian Marxist political group
, which operated as the largest component of a broad-left socialist
formation, the Socialist Alliance
. In 2010, the DSP voted to merge into the Socialist Alliance.
He worked at a variety of jobs in Australia . Listing some of these, and in chronological order:
1988, Nurses Aid.
1989-90, Sheetmetal worker.
1990-2, Car assembly-line worker.
He arrived in New Zealand in 1997, worked on an organic farm for a while, and in 2002 entered politics standing for the Greens.
Metiria Leanne Agnes Stanton Turei
(born 1970) is a New Zealand member of Parliament and the female co-leader of the Green Party
alongside Russel Norman
Between 1989–1991, Metiria was the Tumuaki o Te Iwi Maori Rawakore o Aotearoa and involved with Te Roopu Rawakore o Aotearoa. Metiria was a founding member of the Random Trollops
performance art troupe. She was a candidate for the McGillicuddy Serious Party
in the 1993 election
and for the Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party
in the 1996 election
She joined the Green Party in 2002 and was elected as co-leader at the Green Party AGM
in 2009. Apart from her being a part of the Random Trollops, she doesn't appear to have held down a job of substance.
These two, one a dyed in the wool socialist with Marxist leanings, and the other just someone desperate to get a tax paid ride in Parliament with whatever party will have her, are the leaders of the party that Labour are happy to suck up to just to get onto the front benches.
Neither have a work history or useful education which might qualify them for politics or indeed any history of being concerned with the 'green' environment which is the camouflage used to attract gullible and young voters.
The worst thing that can happen to New Zealand , for everyone, is for the Greens (red on the inside) to get a controlling foothold in Parliament with the Union controlled Labour party and its self confessed socialist inspired leader.
Socialism only works in impoverished societies or when anarchy threatens. Marxism does not work at all.