Can’t see past chip on shoulder

I’ve always regarded the Dim in Dim Post as satirical because his posts show he’s bright.

However, today he can’t see past the chip on his shoulder in a bitter and twisted response to the death of Sir Ron Trotter.

If you’re going to attack someone it’s better to do so when they’re alive and can counter the aspersions cast.

Although this isn’t so much a personal attack as a reflection of Dim’s politics.

As such it’s a sad indictment on a belief that it’s not possible to create wealth without making others poorer. It also  fails to recognise that Sir Ron used the hard work and skills which made him so successful in business in public service too.

Stephen Franks posts an antidote to Dim’s toxin here.

P.S. – just as I pushed delete to empty the spam folder I caught sight of a comment left on eysterday’s post about Sir Ron which I think was a genuine one about a tribute site for him, if you re-do the comment I’ll make sure it’s not deleted.

4 Responses to Can’t see past chip on shoulder

  1. danylmc says:

    You’ve totally got the wrong impression – if you met me in person you’d quickly realise I’m not actually all that bright.

  2. Andrei says:

    The evil that men do lives after them; the good is oft interred with their bones.

    In truth death is the great leveler and we all rich or poor will face the Dread Judgement seat of Christ.

    Which is something worth reflecting on from time to time

  3. Gravedodger says:

    I have just skimmed through the comments on dimposts sad twisted post on the death of Sir Ron Trotter and the pathetic comments illustrate so much of what ails this country.
    A man who built so much of the sort of growth we need to stop the slide to the abyss of poverty and the total absence of any idea what wealth creation is all about from the increasing number of economic neanderthals who think minimum wages, welfare, sloth and idleness are answers to problems confronting us as a society when in fact they just make the problem greater.
    The socialists still bask in the now seriously tarnished spectre of what welfare is today as if it is still the iconic solution of the thirties to poverty and a collapsing economy when in fact the law of unintended consequences will show an open minded person that the idealistic solution of 75 years ago, is now an albatross around the neck of this countries economy.
    I also applaud the honours bestowed on this great New Zealander and his passing is a loss for us all.
    R.I.P. Sir Ron Trotter.

  4. JC says:

    Much of my appreciation of Sir Ron comes from just a sentence or two in the paper.. that he changed from a strong advocate of protecting his companies from Govt policy and competition.. to an advocate for deregulation and open competition.

    How successful was he, and the Labour and National Govts of the 80s and 90s?

    Well, from 1970 to 1985 NZ slipped 9 places on the OECD per capita ladder, and fell just two places to 20th in the next 14 years 1986 to 1999. And of course we slipped another two place under the Clark Govt with potentially more downside till the economy is rebalanced.

    You only have to look at that massive fall in 15 years in the 70s and early 80s to appreciate how out of kilter NZ was.. and how wrenching it was to stop the slide.. and how quickly the decline started again as the hardliners lost power and influence.

    Yes, we owe Ron Trotter a great deal.


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