Sunday 21 September 2008
I get grumpy when some NZer based overseas presumes to lecture his former compatriots about how to run the country. In the same vein I got extremely grumpy about the "lost generation" controversy several years ago. If these people cared, they'd put their money and energy where their mouths are, come back to NZ and actually do something positive instead of just absconding with their skills and upbringing and then hectoring those who remain here to make a contribution.
Their plans always seem to be self-serving and/or wrong, as well. At least the plans related to gestating high-tech industry, which I know something about, are invariably wrong.
I also get annoyed by the cringey way the media reports this stuff. It's classic gloomocrat material.
It's especially galling to be lectured from Russia. I hope no-one sees the Russian situation as a model for New Zealand's future!