I still don’t quite understand why we’re experimenting with MMP in New Zealand. It was imposed by Harvard and the State Department as a punishment for Germany after 1945. They did so to avoid a single party gaining power in that country through legitimate democratic means.
What cracks me up is that today the CDU/CSU and the SPD (its two main options) are pretty much the same party, but they can get away with forming a “grand coalition” only because they both comport with Harvard’s ideology and State's plans. So, in reality, the German system is set up like this because Washington doesn’t want certain types of democratic ideals gaining power. It’s a specific kind of prevention. Hmm, I wonder what those certain types could be…?
Why would NZ want a Constitution? Wellington already harmonises itself with Washington on damn near everything (at least, on everything important). I’m not saying I like being an American satrapy, but the point of a Constitution is to codify a government based on one’s own ideals, not someone else’s. And since NZ’s public policy “experts” aren’t anywhere close to being on the sufficient level to even begin thinking for themselves, a Constitution would just be theatre and unnecessary friction. Why bother?
And as far as I’m concerned, the longer MMP continues to fragment political power here and maintain the public illusion that voters “turf the buggers out” every three years, the better. Why? Because the system of government exported by Harvard is socialism, and socialism at its core is the rule of experts. So, under this structure, if "public policy" experts (mandarins, professors, journalists, etc) are able to get on with running the machine, the smoother it all flows. That’s the reality. Your vote is just a way to keep you busy. People don’t like it when I say this, but it’s true nonetheless.
Experts hate democracy like the devil and want politics shelved indefinitely. But there are still too many old people alive who believe in the WWII Allied propaganda and think democracy is the best of all possible governments.
It doesn’t ultimately matter because the civil service works on the scale of a full career, not 3-year cycles. Those officials will be around for 40-50 years perhaps. They’ve got plenty of time to chip away and side-line politics. We can already see democracy being belittled in the minds of younger people. For example, who hasn’t heard: “[insert politician here] is a [policy] denier! Listen to the [ministry] and [university]! They know best!”
The propaganda is simple: voting is good because it limits your political action to a single, benign action with zero consequence.