For each of their stories, check out these:
- THE BIGGEST LIE ALMOST ALL AMERICANS BELIEVE: AMERICANS HAVE A REPRESENTATIVE DEMOCRACY. BERNIE, HILLARY AND ALL OF THE CANDIDATES LOVE THE BIGGEST LIE
- CANADIANS VOTE FOR PRETTY-BOY JUSTIN TO DICTATE TO THEM FOR THE NEXT FOUR YEARS. CANADIANS ALSO LIVE BY THE BIG LIE
- BAD DAY MATE. AUSTRALIANS LIVE BY THE BIG LIE AS WELL. AUSTRALIANS LACK REPRESENTATIVE DEMOCRACY
Like Americans, Canadians and Australians, New Zealanders have the right to vote. That is it.
Voting is mere illusion democracy. Voting does not equal representation.
Stupidly, in 1996, New Zealanders switched to a mixed-member proportional (MMP) electoral system from a first-past-the-post electoral system under the deception that MMP yields proportional representation. MMP fails to create what anyone needs, which is actual representation.
In the year of the switch, population to MPs jumped from a reasonable 37,105 to an unconscionable 57,415. That comes to a 1.6 times jump in one year!
Had Kiwis stuck with their FFP system, though far worse than they once were, they would have been better off.
New Zealanders went from having roughly having representative democracy to not having representative democracy at all in only one year. Although as can be seen from the above graph, New Zelanders had been steadily moving away from representative democracy right from their beginnings and especially after 1886.
And here is the picture of how many voters each MP has by electoral district as New Zealanders lack states or provinces for their sole chamber legislature.
When you discover that on a full-time, 40-hour work week with no time in Wellington, a MP could give a scant two minutes on average to each of his adult constituents, you will see the big lie about representative democracy for what it is.
Now, if New Zealanders were to have a truly representative democracy, one where each New Zealander could at least sit with his or her representative for 15 minutes, once a year and still have their representatives go to Wellington for three months to hash out the only most important matters of New Zealanders, here are the number of representatives New Zealanders need by each states.
My New Zealander friends. You have one problem. It is the same problem my Canadian friends have, my Australian friends have and my fellow Americans have. You don't have a representative democracy. You live under a dictatorship of a well-organized minority.
If you care about reality, self-determination and freedom, you will make representative democracy through authentic popular representation your only election issue.