Vainglorious Ardern scare mongering on Covid-19 to distract from govt failures
Would anyone but the most hardened cynic think the reason Jacinda Ardern fronts almost every press conference on the Covid-19 “crisis” is because she wants to smokescreen her govt’s abject failure in almost every other area of policy? Could the NZ PM possibly be the kind of depraved narcissistic opportunist who would seize upon a fatal disease to bring herself fame and political fortune? Could our country’s caring sharing PM really ever be that kind of person?
Well, who would really know? For its a shame we cannot really ascertain what the true death rates are for the virus, and what its real impact is upon our society. Anyone delving in to this issue will find a minefield of politicised misinformation. For rational people, that such information is so deliberately clouded must surely suggest there is something fishy going on.
In reality there is little doubt Covid-19 is being used as a political football by all incumbent socialist governments across the globe, and the Ardern govt is one of them.
We are told Covid-19 is a dire threat by the same people who have for decades been making false predictions about climate change, another concept that seems more of a political tool than a reality. Or the same damn fools who told us 20 years of war in Afghanistan was a good idea. Why on earth would we believe these liars on Covid-19?
Of course if she wanted to totally dispel the idea that she is using this perceived emergency to enhance her political situation, she could leave the daily conferences to health officials. She could abandon the podium and leave it to those who are providing her with the information anyway.
Then, instead of fronting on Covid-19 questions she could perhaps face the country on issues of real importance. Rising interest rates. Rising rents. Rising electricity prices. Rising inflation. A continuing shortage of houses. The rise of radical separatist “Maori” and their seizure of so many parts of government and the bureaucracy. The Stasi style attack on free speech. The Three Waters scheme. The discontent within the farming community. The rising poverty of the middle and lower classes. The shortage of electricity. The increasing use of coal after she told us we were in a “climate emergency”.
Instead, she puts herself before us every day as a modern St George slaying the fire breathing dragon. The fawning and corrupt media, who depend upon Ardern for their survival, enthusiastically make themselves a part of this stylized illusion. Desperately repeating the scare mongering of their benefactor. Partisan as all hell, they’re as happy not to have to address her govt’s systemic failures as she is not to be questioned on them.
What should happen here? New Zealand needs a political consensus on how to deal with Covid 19 and the focus of that consensus must be to immediately discard the insane objective of Zero Covid. The cost to the country both economically ($50 billion so far and $1.5 billion a week during lockdowns) and spiritually is too high.
The Govt needs to sit around the table with the National and ACT parties and all should agree on the only rational solution, and that is to abandon all lockdowns and other restrictive measures aimed at the Zero Covid objective and develop a strategy that allows normality to prevail. It is what logic reason and sanity would compel us to do.
Once the consensus of abandoning Zero Covid is arrived at we can then have a sensible and rational argument about what to do next. Whereas it is the opinion of this blog that vaccinations and masks are a waste of time, these are not the issues right now.
The important decision is to replace Zero Covid with a “life must go on” objective and tailor solutions to suit the latter rather than the former.
Ms Ardern won’t like it much, for such an objective and such a consensus approach will remove some of the spotlight she currently enjoys. In a non-politicised strategy, the first thing that has to happen is that her participation in daily press conferences will have to stop. Health officials should be the only people on the podium.
As difficult as the task may be, the power drunk and vainglorious Jacinda Ardern simply has to be persuaded to stop hogging the stage and stop scaremongering for political gain. She must cop the personal embarrassment and political losses that will ensue from a media then forced to report on her litany of failure. The Prime Minister must change her self serving strategies and put New Zealand’s future above her own future and that of the Labour party.