We were sent a link yesterday which concerned us deeply. It concerned a well-known political activist making a cynical attempt to influence the result of the 2011 General Election by offering organic inducements to vote for his preferred party; check this out:
Thursday, October 27, 2011
I called in to see the young people occupying the Gala Street Reserve in Invercargill. I was warmly welcomed and recognised (Southland's a small place :-) and asked to sign the visitor's book. I was one of many people that had stopped to wish the occupiers well, though the police hadn't left their signatures, I was told.
The campsite looked quite exciting, having been erected amongst the trees and covered all over with tarpaulins of various colours. Looked quite 'springy'. I told them I'd bring in some fresh vegetables for them tomorrow, so long as they promised to vote Green, and they seemed to agree that was a fair swap. There's talk of a smaller Occupy Riverton tent site going up on the viewing platform beside the town. That'd be a hoot. I'd take vegetables to them too :-)
We find this revelation most troubling indeed, especially the candour with which the self-confessed offender boasts about his deeds. This case must surely be reported to a higher power.
But to whom should we complain; the Green Party? The Police? The Electoral Commisson? Or is this a case for the Food Safety Authority?