That’s all what makes NZ the stand-out place it is.

And look at the Brits. It was the Brits I had in mind when I made that comment. They did Brexit, a major screwup and by King George they will unscrew it somehow. Because the complaints will mount and then they will change.

Well, thanks for the comp, but the point being for myself and the millions others — that it doesn’t do very much good if no one cares. And notice I didn’t say “no one listens.” They do listen. It gives them something else to complain about! They simply don’t care to do anything. It’s why the criminal justice system doesn’t truly improve. Why the guns don’t come off the streets. Why the health care system is still so rotten. And on and on. Not any true improvement, even by inches, in most lives over 100 years.

Your recent piece about how few it takes was correct, I thought. I’ve always felt that way. But something has changed here. Either we need a larger critical mass or perhaps nothing will do at all. Other places, yes, but here…

Take care, bud, and keep those home fires burning…

Possessor of Paul Newman eyes. Author of the straightforward & strange. “Women zai shuo ba.” Be useful; share what you can; help others always. Doctor of texts.