$200K/yr Jimmy Shaw cares not one jot for the rising poverty of NZ citizens
The most contemptible of all the current contemptible parties in parliament is the so called “Green Party”. The most contemptible politician in the Greens is leader Jimmy Shaw.
His ideas are so bad for our country and the West overall they could almost be classed as traitorous, and worst of all, he has driven every other party to take up those ideas.
Apparently oblivious to the far greater levels of poverty and suffering already bearing down on us, Shaw today makes plain he wants to increase that danger by calling for a boycott of Russian oil. A call that is insufferably stupid and damaging for so many reasons.
The first reason Shaw’s call is stupid is because “What Russian oil”? For a start, with NZ refineries closed or shutting down, there won’t be any Russian oil directly imported. (In the past it ranged between 2% to 15% of our supplies)
The only way Russian oil comes into NZ now is in the refined products from other countries. How is Mr Shaw going to implement, monitor and police such a ban? Its impossible. Unless we stop all hyrocarbon fuel imports. Is this secretly what Jimmy Shaw is aiming for?
The second reason is that even if there was Russian oil to boycott, it wouldn’t matter a damn to Russian oil companies. While the planet is crying out for cheap energy from hydrocarbons, there’s no surplus of demand. That’s why the price may climb to $US300/ barrel. People are going to pay that before they yield and buy from Russia? Nonsense.
The third reason is Shaw’s cruel and callous disregard for the impacts of his flawed and impossible ideas. Especially when he suggests we can quickly and painlessly convert to renewable energy. Even if there was a reliable and efficient supply of energy to replace oil, it still can’t happen overnight.
Govt agenciies that have investigated the reality of the zero carbon economy say that its a target impossible to be met by 2030 or even 2050. Eight and twenty eight years away. What are people going to do in the meantime?
You know what they’re going to do. They’re going to fall into poverty and starvation as the economies of western nations collapse. Because we invested in phony unreliable and expensive “alternative” energy sources. Under the false assumption we needed them. A false assumption driven by lying Jimmy “Climate Emergency” Shaw and other politicians of his evil ilk.
Surely no one is so ignorant of history that they believe such economic collapse cannot occur. In China and Russia millions of citizens died of starvation and despair. Through flawed govt policies that some say were purposefully designed to kill off large sectors of the population.
Is Shaw planning to deliberately starve to death the citizens of New Zealand? Perhaps not purposefully, but his awful strutting about and claiming of the high moral ground whilst he puts our already fragile economy at considerable risk makes him especially contemptible.
He sits comfortably in parliament on his $200K a year salary and therefore isolated from the pain and sacrifice the man in the street is forced to endure. Shaw does not even own or have need of a car. He walks to work, and he sits on his arse in parliament all day. When he does travel, the productive workers (taxpayers) using ICE powered cars pay for it.
His fear mongering on oil is echoed by many western politicians, and they drive policies that cripple our economies and are even more damaging to our defense forces. This while world peace looks more tenuous every day, and Communist China prepares to invade Taiwan. What boycotts will you call for then Mr Shaw?
If the NZ govt feels the need to sanction Mr Putin, they should not do so by a means that may impoverish us and put our security at risk. If the govt acts on Jimmy Shaw’s tweet it will likely punish the citizens of this country far more than Russia.
(Authors note: The need for brevity makes it necessary to skim over a few of the more complex scenarios relating to the oil market and the Ukraine war. This is really about the growing arrogance of the ideologically driven ruling class and their increasing indifference to the concerns of the man in the street)