Monday, February 23, 2009

Blackout cause has effect

As far as Blitzkrieg political activism goes, the Blackout campaign must be one for the record books. Conceived barely a week ago at Baa Camp, the campaign against 92A was spread far and wide and with a speed never before witnessed in NZ political lobbying. The uproar from across the political spectrum provided enough impetus for cabinet to suspend 92A's enactment for at least a month. If no agreement is reached, it will be gone by Eastertime.

Well done to everyone who took part, from the dreamers and schemers who came up with the idea, to the citizen organisers who provided the props for the hastily prepared protest at parliament, to all the commentators and bloggers who felt outraged enough to make a difference and spread the word, when indifference and inertia are so tempting. And a really big thanks to the new National executive, who have demonstrated an ability to listen to the punters.