RWC Opening ceremony - how to polish a turd
When I joked for the last 12months about how Aucklandtransportisshit# would become the highest trending tweet of the RWC, I was of course hoping my snarling bile at how ill organized Auckland's public transport was looking would just be a bit of tongue in cheek.
Turns out it wasn't.
First, the good news, the opening ceremony was well done (it's difficult to fuck up fireworks), thankfully Maori saved NZ from looking about as culturally enlightened as a whites only Australian working mans club. Originally Maori weren't even invited to bring their waka in and it would have just been the usual geriatric antics of Dave Dobbyn and the Finn Brothers. In a way this managed to show the duality of NZ, a bunch of rich spoilt baby boomers singing the same boring tunes given preference over the energy and dynamism of a younger brown generation.
While our smarmy millionaire Prime Minister was smugly laughing at the critics of his Governments plan to spend ten million on a temporary cloud tent, our transport system fell over and had a heart attack. How this inarticulate, glowing nosed clown managed to be appointed CEO of the Ronald McDonalds that is NZ is just another reason to consider leaving the country if he wins in November again. Thank God he didn't mange to embarrass anyone with Maori jokes or camp mincing. BTW - Is it just me but is Key's boasting at the Pacific Forum of how NZ will beat everyone at the Rugby World Cup starting to sound like the arrogant wank of the kind of person you wouldn't piss on if they were on fire?
What we do best in NZ is polish turds. Bereft of the political leadership that can stand up to the motorway building power clique who really run Auckland alongside a Wellington political elite who have stolen billions in transport taxes while leaving Aucklands public transport infrastructure broken, we never have the investment into our public infrastructure and so are left to polish the lump of shit we've been left as if it's mana from heaven
Normally a Government upgrades public transport for an event like this, not in NZ, this month oversaw new public transport cutbacks. Instead we've poured half a fucking billion into stadium upgrades that will never pay off.
Great turd polishing NZ, pity about the infrastructure.
I live downtown and the morning after the city was inch thick in a film of greasy vomit and urine, you feel like wearing a condom before touching any of the ATM machines. Eeeew. And did anyone else notice how Boris Yeltsin sober Key was at the opening? Where is Steven Joyce the transport Minister in this fiasco?
In the meantime, let's reflect on the violence and sex attacks we can look forward to from our hyper macho rugby culture.