As I only found out about this Bill a few days ago, and leaned that the Public’s right to make submissions was also closing by midnight tonight, I made my own submission in haste, and for that reason it is not my best work by a long shot… and yet given how the Diabolical Engine of Comrade Ardern Steams forward, I simply had to submit something.
I have made a couple of spelling fixes to what I submitted… etc.
Some people might think my submission is whack.
I certainly know some of my ‘recommendations’ will be open to challenge in the sense that it might be a struggle for me to be able to justify them completely via Libertarian principles, and I am happy to discuss any criticisms on that basis… I simply have not had time to chew on these matters to the degree that I can offer a fully cogent argument. I was running on intuition that I will be able to defend most of what I have said.
I also decided I needed to be fully open about my religious views about what is at stake.
I realise many readers will take these views to completely discredit me as a serious thinker… you are entitled to your own opinion in that regard… yet I stand unapologetically by what I have said.
Ok… that’s enough of an intro….
Digital Identity Services Trust Framework Bill. Submission by Tim Wikiriwhi, Christian Libertarian.
“The more corrupt the State, the more it legislates….”
Tacitus. Roman Historian. 1st century AD.
New Zealanders currently have no shortage of ways and means to identify ourselves.
New Zealanders have been able to conduct plenty of business globally, and securely via the internet so we must ask… why all of a sudden does this government feel the need to pass this legislation?
Please spare me the trite about this being a genuine need and request by the people for such legislation.
The desire is not coming from the people… but from ideologues in power … with a nefarious agenda they are not prepared to openly admit.
This is about a grand scheme… a globalist centralisation of power and legimisation of the Global ID system into New Zealand Law.
Step by incremental step.
This ID system is the foundation for that planned Global Government, a Social credit system that discriminates every individual persons ‘privilege’s’ dependent on their compliance with the powers that be, and a new Global monetary system whereby all transactions are sanctioned, and monitored by the Evil Eye.
This is happening because our current financial systems have been driven into the ground, and yet the super wealthy, and powerful see this as an opportunity to further entrench their own Domination over the masses.
This Digital ID system is the basis for a planned New World order without privacy.
All these things require a Global digital Id be allocated to every human being.
Since Jacinda Ardern has become Prime minister of New Zealand our Rights and Liberties have been severely degraded by relentless and systematic legislative assault. Our nation has been intentionally consciously driven head long into financial ruin.
None of this was fated.. or unavoidable… because of unfortunate circumstances.
All of it has been deliberate… calculated. And History will condemn what has been done!
Generations will pay the price for this Gross and intentional mismanagement… (because this ruin will lead to the great Reset)!
Every MP who has aided Ardern in these infamous achievements must take their share of culpability.
So much of her legislative legacy has been enacted in blatantly anti-democratic fashion… under the guise of ‘Emergencies’.
For example Jacinda Ardern expounded her socialist doctrine that ‘Gun ownership is not a right… but a privilege’ … and yet her succeeding legislative measures and dictates show us Ardern does not believe we the people have any rights at all that are beyond her power to over rule!
For example the New Zealand Bill of rights section 11 which state no New Zealander can be compelled to take medical treatments against their will… evidently this too Ardern sees not really as a right… but yet just another ‘privilege’ government temporarily entertained.. but now revokes… despite having publicly stated she would never do such a thing!
If a New Zealander does not own their own body… We have no rights!
Ardern is a Socialist Tyrant and is molding our country to more resemble North Korea, and China every day!
Our Parliament is filled with spineless, clueless, morally bankrupt weasels who allow Arden to enact her radical Socialist Globalist ambitions that are not shared by anywhere near a majority of Kiwis!
Most Kiwis want their old country back!
This ‘new normal’ Sux!
It is a travesty to pretend anything less than an undemocratic Revolution is underway being legislated by stealth… and this Digital Identity Services Trust Framework Bill is undoubtedly another step in this direction.
It is Undemocratic in it’s enactment because of the lack of time given for public submissions.
It is Undemocratic because of the lack of public notification that this legislation is even eminent!
I guarantee that if a poll was taken that only a tiny percentage definitely in the single digits are even aware of what you Sneaky devils are up to!
And this is intentional on your part… you want to quietly enact this legislation… without the public catching on to what you are doing… because then you would face the anger of the people!
This legislation is part of *A Global framework* for a Global system… a New World Order!
This will underpin a new cashless Global financial system that is planned under the title ‘The Great Reset’.
And this makes what you are doing treasonous to the Nation of New Zealand and our National Independence and our Democratic Sovereignty.
Little New Zealand is well on the way to being swallowed up by the Globalist system.
New Zealanders would never voluntarily surrender these things and you all know it!
That is why you are today quietly… sneakily enacting this Bill… and we know it will become law… despite how the balance of public submissions fall… as these processes have become a travesty… merely feigning ‘due process’.
This shystery is not just happening here in New Zealand but is being simultaneously being set up in all nations by globalist minions whom expect to enjoy privileged positions in the NWO.
It will not win me many friends to say the following… That matters not… what matters is that I boldly declarer the Truth… and that is that the Bible forewarned the world this New world order… this Satanic Tyranny would one day arrive … it calls this the system of the Beast.
Sinners be warned!
God will judge every servant of Satan who participated in the system of the Antichrist!
And yet God has mercy and salvation for whomsoever puts their trust in the cross of Christ and his resurrection.
“God commendeth his love towards us in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us”
Romans 5vs 8. KJV
I make the following recommendations… that will be ignored because you don’t care about the rights and Freedom of New Zealanders … or our independent National sovereignty… still… I ask that you make no laws that shall erode our right to use Cash, or to make private non-electronic transactions.
I ask that you make no laws that make having digital Ids compulsory.
I ask you expressly prohibit New Zealanders from being allocated any digital ID without their consent and make it illegal for any private companies operating in New Zealand to make subscribing to a global digital ID system as a mandatory condition for any business transaction.
I ask you absolutely prohibit any Global initiative to remove cash as a means of transactions.
I ask you make it absolutely illegal for Banks to freeze accounts on the basis that Citizens refuse to switch over to a cashless system, and make it law that all banks must continue to honor cash withdrawals, All businesses must accept cash, and all businesses and individuals must pay their employees in cash should they so desire it.
I ask that it be stipulated in law that no NZ Government agency can demand of any New Zealand citizen that they must accept and use a Digital ID to enjoy any of their rights, or to have full access to government services.
I stipulate these things to safeguard New Zealanders rights from being compelled into subjection to any globalist scheme designed to entrap individuals and prevent them from being able to participate in New Zealand society, to provide for themselves, to run businesses, to work, buy, and sell, unless they submit to the Global ID system and cashless society.
Failure to do these things will evidence the true intention of this Bill… to take away New Zealanders privacy and autonomy, and to ensnare us all in the New World order for which none of us have voted for.
Finally I state that it is without shame I make my submission as a Christian Libertarian.
I know that the spirit of Antichrist is at work in the hearts and minds of many in power today… esp Jacinda Ardern… and that these evil people see Christianity as an enemy of everything they seek to achieve… and they are right!
No Christian can support their Evil New World Order.
No Christian can believe their false Socialist gospel!
And yet Christians like myself preach peaceful non-compliance and Resistance to tyranny.
It is a great political lie that is being propagated in the corrupt mainstream media that those of us who refuse to support compulsory Covid 19 vaccinations, refuse to support the lockdowns, reject the ‘new normal’, and all the other curtailments of our rights that we represent ‘a dangerous element’… or harbour ‘domestic terrorists’ in our midst, etc.
This misinformation is being sown to condition the Police and Army into perceiving our legitimate democratic group as being malicious and of criminal intent, setting up the political climate for our systematic oppression… Satan Laughing spreads his wings!
Let anyone with an ear to hear… let them realise the things I am saying are the truth!
As a Christian, I will preach for New Zealanders to peacefully stand up for their rights so that their children may enjoy the Same freedoms we once had… yet that are being stolen from us by Dangerous Radical Socialists.
WE can defeat them… by peaceful, principled people power!
Yet We must stand up now!
These are our legitimate democratic rights!
We have the moral duty to resist tyranny!
We cannot allow our free nation to be stollen from us. We must preserve it for our children and future generations of Kiwis.
Christian Libertarian… and Engineer.
After considering the screen shot above… and what it means for Truth, free speech and opinion, please watch the video (Just below) which was posted to me by a Pro-vax friend challenging me to ‘watch it if I dare.’
I will return to the above story of the screen shot in due course…
I can only assume my friend finds Bill Burr’s reasoning compelling… as my friend find’s my ‘Ccnspiratorial mindset and hesitancy’ to be irrational.
My friend also thinks Biden is the legitimately elected president of the USA!
That’s just some context of the sort of media my friend imbibes and gives credence… the mainstream heavily politicized and narrow officially sanctioned views.
I am obviously an ‘extremist”Nutjob’ ‘anti-science’, etc etc all the names the conformers give to the non-conformers.
I run the risk of becoming a social outcast.
I watched the video….
I like Bill Burr.
He’s a funny guy.
Ridicule is a legitimate means of attacking erroneous ideas and bad people, yet most thinking people realise you should not take your political cues from Comedians, Sports Personalities, etc without weighing up whether or not their opinions can withstand scrutiny.
Celebrity endorsements are of dubious value. Their opinions can be as valid, or as misguided as anyone else.
Bill chose to get the vax, and he even explains in a funny way why he discredits some of the ‘Conspiracy theories’.
Bill thinks the Mega Wealthy and Elites need ‘Sheeple’ like him… unthinking morons to do their bidding.
This was weak… The Trans-humanist Tech Lords don’t need him to dig their ditches… or most of the billions of now ‘obsolescent’ classes.
They want the world for themselves, and they only require a few hundered million… at best… to service their needs… the rest are just a gigantic pain in the arse… a threat to their power and ambitions.
And these people answer to no higher authority than their own desires.
Barr also said he knew people who died ‘of the virus’… and he undoubtedly also knows many people who have been vaccinated who appear ‘fine’.
That people he knows have died will have generated fear that would have played a big roll in his decision to get the shots, and undoubtedly stimulates many hesitant people to take the ‘leap of faith’ and get the vax even though it is an experimental tech the real results of which are presently unknown.
Just because people don’t all drop dead immediately after the shot (though many do… the number being suppressed) is not evidence the vax is safe in the long term… though many people seem to use that metric.
Yet even if the Frankenshots eventually turn out to be relatively safe, the most compelling ‘Conspiracy’ theories I know of have to do with a massive power grab… ending individual rights, and getting every person on earth registered onto a Global passport system to do ‘The Great reset’ and impose the NWO… a Technocracy… with a global Cashless economy and Social Credit systems… and that the Pandemic is merely the means by which this is to be achieved by spooking the sheeple into compliance and accepting the loss of rights…. and total control.
Now *that* is a fundamental theme in politics vs individual liberty… the price of which… is eternal vigilance… not fear driven compliance.
Let’s get back to Burrs conclusion that the ‘Depopulation Conspiracy’ is not credible.
He shows no cognizance of the Massive Malthusian propaganda campaign regarding overpopulation depleting the Earths resources and destroying the planet… which is yet again another Fear driven hysteria designed to ‘soften’ up the sheeple into accepting the end of Freedom and capitalism, and embracing a New Totalitarian control of the worlds resources (By Noble benevolent Socialists)
Bill Gates has talked about population control and ‘sustainability’. He has positioned himself as the worlds foremost advocate for Global vaccination (and has boasted about the massive profits involved)… and has the World health organisation and Fauchi in his back pocket.
Governments of the world parrot what Gates, and Schwab dictate to them.
In light of these things is it really so irrational to draw from these premises that the NWO will have a strategy to curtail the worlds population?
And that beyond bringing the world under a centralised power, that the Vax could also be a means of Depopulation via Sterilisation?
Fear of Climate catastrophe has billions of Idiots who will praise such a scheme to Cull the human contagion that is destroying ‘mother earth’.
Gates is at the forefront of this hysteria also… wanting to ‘dim the Sun’, etc.
Gates not a power mad Megalomaniac…. nooooooooooooooooooo.
Who would think such a thing?
He’s not the sort of person who … ‘Thanos-like’ could possibly imagine wiping out billions of ‘useless eaters’ could be a messianic Act! noooooooooo.
You can Trust Good ole Bill!
He’s a regular… down to earth kinda guy… who really cares about the little people… yes he does!
Bill Burr laughs…. Satan laughs… and spreads his wings.
Why do they insist Children get the vax?
Why do they expect people who have already had covid 19 to get the vax?
There is zero science in this… 100% politics.
Because this is a Globalist scheme to enslave all humanity.
They want everyone vaxxed so they get everyone onto the passport system.
There is growing evidence the vax attacks ovaries… True or not… the safety data is not in yet and it is outrageous to vaccinate Kids without this data.
In the mean time it is not ‘irrational’ to speculate that the vax might be harmful in the long term and that it is highly suspect therefore to demand the entire human race gets vaxxed!
It’s in fact Prudent to be cautious!
And yet the powers that be are attacking voices that argue caution should be taken!
Is the reason they are pushing hard to get the children vaxxed ASAP is not not only to entrap them in the global passport system, but so that when eventually the evidence is established that the Vax harms human fertility… and this generation of kids has been steralised… it’s too late to do anything about it… the job has already been done. And The Human population will take a massive hit.
All because the Morons were deceived via fearmongering and mass propaganda into throwing medical caution and established prudence out the window and thereby fell into the great trap that was set.
The Occult secret that the Elites hope the sheeple don’t figure out is that they will have taken care to insure *their own kids* don’t get sterilised… they are the chosen ones who are to ‘inherit the earth’.
This is the Satanic ‘Gospel of the NWO’ whereby the Global Centrailised Socialist government in total control of every person and all resources will ‘save humanity’.
This is antithetical to the Christian world view which is emphatic that Humanity *can’t save themselves* from their own wickedness.
And the ultimate evil of a Global Human ‘King of Kings’… The Beast… is not only prophesied in revelations and elsewhere but also fundamental to the story of Nimrod and the Tower of Babel.
By my reckoning the Rapture is imminent.
When it happens the Beast system will ‘materialise’.
The missing Raptured souls will simply be said to have died of Covid.
This being so the saved ought to be sharing the Gospel of God’s grace to the lost.
And we can expect persecution to grow.
The end is nigh.
My hope is in heaven, as I have no desire for my Children to live under a global Tyranny of the all seeing electronic Eye.
Special note to my critics..
And even if you don’t believe any Conspiratorial thing I have said, and maintain 100% faith in the humanitarian goodness of all the Powers that be… and doubt that Greed and power have anything to do with what is going on… still my arguments hold firm on the basis of Human Liberty and rights.
On that basis alone all this tyranny can be legitimately rejected, and protested against… and feared.
Reason is not the order of the day… Censorship is! So it is ‘Rich’ for anyone who supports the Covid Tyranny to pretend that science, and reason, and common sense are the preserve of the Pro-Vax faction.
They are the most suspect bunch… the least reasonable… the most tyranical…. the most propagandized bunch of sheeple on Earth.
Everything I have said here I have the right to think, and to say, and to discuss with anyone else who freely wishes to listen to me.
I have the Right!
I was also tagged recently into a new article which gloated about an anti-Vax person died of the Rona.
This was supposed to be ‘evidence’ of the folly of rejecting the vax, lockdowns, etc.
It is as if those who take the vax think that those of us who make the choice not to get vaxxed are all idiots who think there is no risk in our decision.
Most of us appreciate there is a real risk involved and that it possible could cost us our lives.
We also know that probability is extremely small.
Still as NZ is in full lockdown right now, We ourselves are not impervious to the heightened sense of danger that a lockdown brings with it… the public fear that this ‘Delta variant’ might break out of containment and run rampant.
This alone will no doubt sway many ‘hesitant’ people into getting the shot… whereas I will stand firm and take my chances… because *Freedom*…. because I don’t think it is the principled thing to *get an experimental genetic modification experimental shot* simply in blind faith of the Government and big Pharma… out of fear.
I think that is a fools and cowardly thing to do.
I want to maintain the Rights and liberties of a free society for my Kids sake.
Death may be the wages of my decision… I can live with that… and die in good conscience… Free.
Now back to the screenshot I put at the top of this post and appreciate Bill Burr lives in a bubble in which the powers that be control what information he has imbibed in the mainstream media…
It is highly probable Bill Burr is like the majority of pro-vaxers and is like my friend who challenged me to watch Burr’s interview ‘if I dare’… and yet this position is not ‘the scientific position’ or even ‘the informed position’… it is the heavily conditioned message… and position… that has been artificially created to corral the sheeple.
I call for an end to censorship of Covid 19 discussion, esp of medical experts who suffer persecution should they dare voice concerns about the vAxx,,, such as… Wellington Dr Matthew Shelton.
Only one opinion allowed. Good on this guy… takes Balls to stand up for your own conscience in such oppressive times. He is 100% right to be concerned about children and Pregnant woman getting the vax… in other times this was the normal precaution… yet they will try and make an example out of him so that other Doctors keep their mouths shut.
The Vax program is not about science, not about best medical practice… it’s about compliance to what the ‘Powers that be’ want.
Resist and they will try and break you…. then you wonder why there are so many sheeple who all think like zombies that the Vax is ‘safe’ and ‘based on science’, and that all ‘Real Doctors and medical experts’ endorse the Vax program…
The world is full of Zombies who dwell in cognitive dissonance that they are ‘Fully informed’ and that anyone who ‘resists’ is a fool and spreader of ‘mis-information’… and deserves to be censored and punished. So they are all in on the Mass-propaganda/ programing of Useful Idiots.
It is this sort of persecutive behavior by the powers that be against dissenting opinions that generates mistrust and ‘Vaccine hesitancy’ in people like myself because I clearly see the anti-freedom manipulation that is going on.
This abuse is happening in key issues because we have people in power whose ambitions are not constrained by the principles and limits on power and authority that are fundamental to a Free society.
They do not respect freedom. They do not like having to deal with counter-argument. And the certainly do not like having to accept that free people might choose to reject their advice or schemes… which the powers that be claim are for ‘the public good’.
So many morons buy into that scam… believing that those free people who chose to reject the governments scheme… ‘are behaving foolishly, selfishly, and pose a danger to ‘all the good, selfless, and compliant sheeple who have placed their trust in the government.
This is the environment of coercion.
Draconian Law… where it is very possible to get 51% support for Tyranny.
Only the stupid members of society (and there are a lot of you) were surprised to discover Anthony Fauchi has been engaged in a massive fraud and conspiracy with regards to the Covid 19 Plandemic.
The rest of us… those of us who have taken a stand against the Lockdowns and ‘Frankenshot’ roll outs knew all this for a very long time… and we did not cease to warn the rest of you morons about what was going on yet our voices largely fell on deaf ears.
Mainstream media chose to call us ‘tin foil hat wearing loons’!
The Great Lie has now been exposed, and the truth about what Fauchi has been doing can no longer be denied.
The public release of Fauchi’s email correspondence has blown the scheme wide open.
Are you feeling stupid yet?
Are you at all peeved to find out you have been taken for a ride and have sacrificed the future wellbeing of your nations because you allowed Shysters to prey upon your cowardice, ignoracnce, and fear?
Myriad upon myriad of dullards went merrily along with all the State propaganda… even when time and time again reality exposed one fallacy after another!
You were impervious to reason… incapable of re-evaluation in the light of new facts.
You fools cheered when the Woke Tech giants ‘jailed’ or deplatformed dissidents, doctors, and nurses who risked everything to tell you… the captivated public, that this entire Covid 19 response was a monumental fraud.
The science *never* supported the Big Government-Big Pharma lockdowns, mask mandates, or grand vaccination scheme!
We now have evidence of Fauchi admitting as much on virtually every score!
Sen Rand Paul called Fauchi out for ‘Theater’… in wearing his mask after claiming he has been vaccinated… a proposition not supported by science!
Fauchi was seeking to maintain Covid hysteria.
Fauchi lied point blank to Rand Paul while under oath denying he had funded ‘gain of function experimentation’ on bat viruses at Wuhan China.
Fauchi knew waaaaay back that the Covid 19 gene sequence had hallmarks of being the product of gene splicing yet worked like a devil to bury the idea that the virus had escaped from the Lab.
He had a personal vested interest to mislead the public.
He discussed this in emails, yet even before this became public knowledge independent thinkers had already asked this question, done the math; and concluded that it was too much of a coincidence that Covid 19 broke out just down the road from the Wuhan lab for that high probability to be ignored.
It was in fact the most obvious source.
Despite this the Social media tech giants set about to silence the voices of questioning citizens and independent experts who wanted to debate such matters.
Fauchi’s opinions and Fauchi worship were the only narrative allowed to be aired.
Even US President Donald Trump got censored when he said this was the most likely scenario.
Trump Derangement Syndrome much!
Partisan political corruption!
The whole globalist pandemic response had as it’s ultimate goal the mass ‘vaccination of humanity’ and the imposition of the global digital vaccine passport system… all predicated upon Fauchi / Gates lies!
The Plandemic is a bonafide conspiracy by the Globalists to enslave the billions of Dumbfounded Dipshits… and the so-called ‘Anti-Vaxxers’, anti-mask, anti-lockdown ‘Freaks’ were right about everything!
The lies are all exposed to the light!
That Fauchi should lose his job is a given.
He must also face prosecution for his frauds and culpability, not only with regards to covering up his own roll in funding the gain of function experiments in Wuhan, but also for his knowledge that Hydroxychloroquine was an effective treatment that rendered the development and mass vaccination of humanity absolutely unnecessary!
The problem is too many NWO Great Reset Bigwigs were more than happy to impose his lies upon the world… including New Zealand’s own PM Jacinda Ardern… accelerating their Globalist Totalitarian Scheme, so there is virtually no chance he will ever be held to account.
Satan laughing spreads his wings.
It is hard to grasp the massive scale of Fauchi’s fraud in misleading the world with respect to masks, lockdowns, and the efficacy of drugs like Hydroxychloroquine… all designed to get ’emergency dispensation’ for vaccine use through such institutions as the FDA sidestepping normal safety protocols… and to stimulate Governments to usurp despotic powers, holding virtually the entire Western civilisation and beyond in lockdowns so as to traumatise their populations into wanting Bill Gates/ Big Pharma’s untested and dangerous ‘Frankenshots’ (pseudo-Vaccines) that contain Genetic engineering that alters (contaminates) the populations Genetic make up.
Those promoting the New World order also have Freaky ‘Trans-humanist’ aspirations.
A side note: Christians know this happened before Noah’s flood with the mixing of Human and Angel DNA… just sayin. The End Is Nigh!
And what TF are the ‘Humanized Mice’ spoken of used in testing for ‘Gain of Function’?
Sounds a hell of a lot like Human-animal hybrids!
How are these monstrosities… these abominations created?
Anyone like to consider the moral implications of that aspect of Fauchi’s ‘research’?
Apparently Fauchi’s Wife Chistine Grady is Head of Bioethics at the National Institute of Health!
The mind Boggles!
Update: Things are even worse than I feared… apparently a ‘Humanized mouse’ is a mouse that has had aborted human fetus tissue surgically implanted!
Apparently this is big business… aborted babies and parts for sale.
This is a horror story for real!
Fauchi should be investigated also for his roll in other schemes such as the HIV crisis as he has now been exposed as a pathological liar who will deceive the world for his own ends.
The testimonies of Doctors and scientists who have blown the whistle on his alleged other dirty dealings were blacklisted, jailed, and written off as ‘kooks’.
Now their claims that Fauchi is a devious Liar have proven to be true, more credence should be given to their claims against him for example virologist Judy Mikovits with respect to having her life destroyed by Fauchi frauds with regards to Big Pharma profits from her HIV research.
So Fauchi has been caught in his own web… yet it is too late now… the damage is done!
Fauchi achieved his objective of fooling the governments of the world into buying hundreds of Billions of dollars worth of Gates ‘vaccines’/ Frankinshots instead of using things like Ivermectin or Hydroxychloroquine, and now these Governments are fully committed to forcing their people to take the vaccines.
Governments will never admit they were scammed. Many knew the game plan all along.
Those $billions spent on dangerous experimental pseudo-vaccines and on ‘lockdown stimulus/welfare’ have bankrupted nations and extorted wealth that might have gone to better uses.
Fauchi and the Globalists like Jacinda Ardern destroyed the liberty of Western nations with all the ’emergency Covid legislation’ and Police State lockdowns.
He should hang! So too all the Tech giants, and Woke politicians who all participated in the Covid 19 Global Plandemic.
The Fake News NZ Mainstream media remains quiet about the Fauchi fraud revelations… no surprise there as they take their cue from PM Ardern’s Office.
Those who followed the Pied piper Fauchi and worship Jacinda Ardern will remain in a haze of cognitive dissonance… isolated from facts, truth, and reality.
They cannot excuse their blundering jackboots by claiming to have acted upon the best information available at the time, because despite every attempt to censor and silence dissenters a massive portion of global populations… people like myself … were not drinking their cool aid and *knew for a long time* that this whole scheme was corrupt!
That these powers were engaged in mass propaganda and censorship, forbidding democratic protests, passing Police State legislations under urgency without public participation and due process… all these are fairly big clues as to which side of the ‘debate’ were acting rashly and in bad faith!
What remains to be seen is whether ‘the people’ will hold their complicit elected Parliaments to the flame for what they have done?
Politicians who endorsed Covid 19 tyranny must be thrown out of office in disgrace!
Like so many compromised leaders, by every measure Jacinda Ardern has shown herself to be an incompetent Tyrant and Radical Leftist Socialist working as a treasonous globalist minion of the UN.
Ardern lied about such things as having the legal authority to order in and mass distribute the Frankenshots to the New Zealand population, and when taken to the High Court by Lawyer and Social activist Sue Grey it was determined that Arden and co were breaking the Law… that in fact her regime did not have the legal authority to bypass safety protocols and rush general distribution of an experimental vaxx by exploiting existing special dispensations … so… unfazed by mere Laws… she simply rushed through legislation in the dead of night to magically make her Covid 19 overreach legit!
Her government used the excuse ‘We thought we were legal’… yet does that defense work in court for ordinary citizens? No!
Where is the punishment for such a massive violation of Public Health Law designed to protect New Zealanders from precisely the sort of actions power mad and unscrupulous Ardern was involved in… as was the Nuremburg code!
What also is of importance to realise about this saga is that had not Sue Grey and co called out The Ardern regime upon their unlawful activities… they would have happily deceived the New Zealand public about the legality of their activities!
And even though Ardern and co abused their powers by legalising their own unlawful activities, Sue Grey and co are to be commended for being eternally vigilant for what their parliament is doing.
It is up to us voters at election time to ensure these Machiavellians are thrown out!
Without punishment / consequences politicians like her escape the political condemnation due for such behaviour which would virtually guarantee they step down from office and have no hope of re-election.
And this was not the only time Ardern’s Covid measures were found to be unlawful. Anyone remember when it was found the Police were violating Kiwi’s rights when they were arresting people for surfing, etc and that again Ardern changed the law?
Is anyone out there paying attention?
Ardern is in fact *Lawless* because she does whatever she pleases and no law is allowed to stand in her path!
This exposes *everything* we have and are to her caprice!
If that does not alarm you… you are fully lobotomised!
It is as if we have no Opposition parties here in New Zealand!
Nobody is stepping forward to lead the way in insuring politicians like PM Ardern answer to the New Zealand public for their bungling and dishonesty.
The system is geared to keep the public stupid so that they will vote her back into power again next time… or should that not appear to be on the cards… to give her the election via fraudulent means as I believe happened last time… Read VERY VERY SUSPECT ELECTION RESULTS FOR THE SOUTH ISLAND.
For those of you who think I’m a loon for suggesting the New Zealand elections were compromised as a forerunner to the stealing of the US elections, you all had better go back to school!
You are the same idiots who believed Fauchi about Covid 19!
You are the same Idiots who think Ardern is fantastic despite violating every principle of good governance, trampling our rights underfoot, and burring our nation in crushing debt!
You are the useful Idiots who Socialist Tyrants love to use like Pawns.
Wake The Flock up!
Or go back to sleep… and sell out your children’s future to the system of the Beast.
Is it possible, given the zombified nature of so many in Western Society that any lessons will be learned from this monumental scam?
Will this experience work to stop governments acting in such a draconian way the next time a so-called pandemic alarm is raised?
Will the truth of Ivermectin and Hydroxychloroquine as *life savers* against viruses spell the end of the entire Big Pharma Flu vaccination racket?
Will populations demand these safe and effective treatments be made available off the shelf without prescription in every pharmacy in every town?
Will Bill Gates be bankrupted, or held account for his scheming?
Will the contents of the Frankenshots be fully and independently investigated?
We are yet to understand the consequences of what has just transpired!
How many really died from Covid 19 (over-reported), and how many died from the pseudo- vaccines (underreported).
MRNA vaccinated sheeple have now had their very genetic make up modified to produce virus spike proteins, it is possible at some point in the future they will suffer autoimmune problems as their bodies immune systems attack their own organs and tissues.
Will there be any long term effects for the population of vaccinated sheeple such as infertility?
For small children it could be over a decade before we know if they have been sterilised by the shots.
When you appreciate that people like Bill Gates and many radical Leftists harbour ‘Population downsizing’ to be a long term environmental goal, what a tragedy it shall be for the next generation to realise they have been mass sterilized!
These are not the fruit of wild baseless paranoia!
These are the sorts of concerns many highly professional medical experts are putting on the table.
Not only were the MRNA vaccines not rigorously safety tested, Big Pharma secured indemnity from liability and prosecution should any harm be found to result from their pseudo-vaccines.
Another lession ought to be take care for who you vote for!
Will people wake up to the fact that Socialists will not hesitate to pass tyrannical / unconstitutional laws that violate your rights, take away your freedom, destroy your livelihoods, and even deploy the Police against you!
Do you now realise our Police Force has not been trained to defend your Rights and Freedoms, but instead have been trained to obey government dictates and are more than willing to arrest you for surfing, arrest your Pastor for holding church services, arrest mothers with young children present exercising their democratic rights to protest government tyranny?
Knowing this can happen should stimulate public pressure to get some sort of Constitutional protections!
My God! How enslaved, and mistreated, and deceived must you be before you decide to stand up for freedom?
WILL THE POEPLE OF THE FREE WEST SNAP OUT OF THEIR GULLIBLE BLIND FAITH IN AUTHORITY AND STAND AGIANST CENSORSHIP AND THE SUPPRESSION OF FREE SPEECH?
That Lesson is the most important of them all.
Note: I am opposed to the death penalty as I don’t believe the State should exercise such a dangerous power.
History proves evil governments use the death penalty to murder dissidents and reformers… and it still goes on today in places like the China and North Korea.
I use the term ‘hang’ (above) as a loose ‘euphemism’ for ‘facing justice’, which given the magnitude of their crimes I would believe life in jail without parole, for every life their wickedness cost would be their just deserts.
I feel it necessary to make this ‘meaning’ clear as we live in such dangerous times that to say people in power ‘should be hung’ can now be misconstrued as being ‘threatening violence and insurrection’. Maybe used as ‘evidence’ that I am a dangerous extremist.
This is how bad things have gotten under Woke Socialist politically correct tyranny.
This is now the common modus opperandi of the Left seeking to criminalise and silence their critics.
Just ask Kiwi You Tuber Lee Williams.
Socialist ‘Great Leader’ Worship.
Comrade Ardern idealised and idolised as ‘Wonder Woman’.
A very common attribute of Socialist Dictators is to be portrayed as Messianic Heroic Super-humans.
The Cult of Personality… One of the dangers of democracy is that it is susceptible to the misguided idolisation of Demagogues who are professional Snake oil salesmen (or Woman) rather than truly great and principled Leaders.
Jacinda Ardern’s only academic credentials are a Bachelor of Communication Studies (BCS) in politics and public relations.
Ie she is a specialist in The dark arts of Propaganda, and Spin.
And she is taking full advantage of the Covid-19 hysteria and financial crisis… which she herself created… and especially capitialising on the Stockholm syndrome of the masses… the Ardern worship… to push through tyrannical laws, and tighten her grip on power.
Its like an enchantment that leads the gullible to their Doom… and as long as the significant portion of the population is under the spell… there is very little the rest of us can do about it.
She is able to get away with the most Brazen acts of Tyranny… and display a complete disregard for the principles and safeguards of a free society… because of the Naive and bedazzled foolishness of the Dumbfounded dipshits who stand in Awe.
“We can trust Wonder Woman!” …. “Our Great leader will save us”… all the while she is destroying our economy and trampling over our Privacy, Rights, and Liberties!
A perfect example of Jacinda’s contempt for the Safeguards of a democracy from the abuse of government power is her latest Socialist scheme… 50 million dollar ‘support package’ to ‘help the Media Industry’!
This is an Election year bribe!
Ardern has LITERALLY BOUGHT the entire New Zealand media industry.
The Free Press is supposed to be the vanguard of Democracy!
That our mainstream media is fully Infested with little State worshiping Minions and Zealots, what hope is there now for Bold Impartial criticism of her policies and ambitions?
Broadcasting minister Kris Faafoi said [here] the package was about freeing up cash in the short term to help the industry get through the immediate crisis.
Faafoi, a former press gallery journalist, said journalism was an important part of democracy.
“The function of journalism in this country is extremely important. We are a small country. We might think we’re doing a great job, but being asked questions about what we’re doing is extremely important.”
He said the bosses of media companies welcomed the package this morning, but the industry was clearly facing ongoing challenges.”
Now to the naive peasant all that sounds so wonderful… as if the government is actually trying to *protect the free press* for a disaster they themselves created, when in reality *any Media that is effectively sucking from the state tit… cannot be considered *independent*!
And it is *Its independence* and Liberty, and willingness to speak out against the government, their agenda, and their laws, that is *the essential quality* that makes the free press an Absolute necessity in a democracy of Free People.
These truths have been ignored in New Zealand for a very long time.
Isn’t State education a wonderful thing?
Cultivation millions of indoctrinated compliant useful Idiots!
She can now have certainty that the Mainstream media of New Zealand will sit nicely in her pocket all the way up to the next election… Unless we freedom lovers expose her for what she really is.
She is no ‘Great Leader’ as she is being touted in the international Press!
She is in fact a bumbling Communist prescribing Communism and conformity to the UN Agenda!
Individual rights must be sacrificed to the greater collective good.
Free Cash for everyone!
No Tax relief!
With the Mainstream media now bought and paid for by her Party Political bribery and tucked safely into in her back pocket, it is easy to see why Ardern and the system of state she runs wants to control the Internet, social media, and free speech!
The Press being no longer free, it has fallen to independent dissident voices using Soapboxes, letterbox drops, and social media to raise the alarm against the tyrannical deeds and agenda of our State, and attempt to inform the people of alternative perspectives and rally them to resist… esp at election time.
So for this reason alone you must appreciate the magnitude of what is at stake with Andrew Little’s drive for heavy ‘hate speech laws’… and the imposition of Ardern’s and Macron’s ‘Christchurch call’… calling for heavy censorship of the internet suppressing views, opinions, and dissidents that oppose their Politically correct pseudo-values, and their UN globalist agenda.
It has been the voices of independent thinkers, and dissident experts who have stepped up to fill the void as the vanguard of liberty… the mainstream media having deserted their post!
And this is what has provoked Leviathan into seeking to absolutely suppress and outlaw Free speech.
The mainstream media is in full cahoots with the government in their desire to suppress independent voices and alternative media on the Net.
Worst still Sycophant Social media Giants owned and operated by Woke lefty Liberal Globalists are more than willing collaborators too!
They are already hard at work using AI to suppress independent voices.
It is essential that freedom lovers dont allow facebook and Youtube to hold a monopoly on your personal internet presence, but to have a second line of defence… Have a Mewe social media account.
Use Bitchute as much as possible instead of Youtube, and maybe use other browsers other than google… like duck Duck go, or Brave.
A month ago we suffered a barrage of Mainstream media Fake news about an approaching Plague that was expected to devastate the world, and we all trembled in fear as the media spread all the false information, and so we prepared for the worst.
Still rather than immediately throwing our toys out of the cot chose instead to voluntarily comply with the new laws Ardern began to issue despite personally considering them unjust for the sake of solidarity and the fight against the coming menace.
At first it appeared she was going to take a bold minimalist approach for which I actually commended her, but then she jumped in Boots and all with a full blown Police State Lock down.
In the next few weeks into Lockdown with an increase in data, as we watched the statistics, it very soon became apparent Covid-19 was no where near as dangerous as we had been led to believe and that we had in fact been deceived.
Voices began to reveal how the original data we had been fed from Italy etc was seriously compromised with dubious processes and Copious quantities of Media sensationalism.
Read: Italian MP, Sgarbi denounces the Statistical Fraud on COVID-19
‘Vittorio Sgarbi, denounces the closure of 60% of the businesses for 25,000 COVID-19 Deaths, of which the National Institute of Health says 96.3% died NOT of COVID-19 but of other pathologies. That means only 925 have died of the virus. 24,075 have died of other things…’
He says false statistics are being use to terrorize the citizens of Italy and establish a dictatorship.
I fully admit I myself watched such skewed new reports with Alarm and mobilised myself into action to prepare for the worst.
Still, at no time did I advocate or endorse any actions taken by Ardern that were a violation of Individual citizens rights.
I was involved in many discussion with others that identified and commented on her many violations, yet still I was willing to voluntarily comply with common sense practices like social distancing… yet this is in no way an endorsement of compulsion or tyrannical law and we reserved the right to protest at such a time as we could. First priorities being taking care of our families as the Pandemic landed on our shores.
Even at this early stage some of my smarter friends were already questioning this narrative and suggesting the economic consequences of what was being proposed was certainly something to be alarmed about.
The primary factor that scared the shit out of me about the Covid-19 threat was that it originated in Wuhan … where China’s Bio-warfare lab is located.
The Problem is that there was no way to take China’s claim that the virus was of natural origin as gospel because their Tyrannical regime cannot be trusted.
They were in fact implementing a pogrom to cover up the facts…. Whistle blowers were ‘disappearing’.
The Chinese Regime is EVIL!
Over a period of weeks last month… before our lockdown… News reports were describing an escalating crisis in Italy of nearly 1000 deaths per day, and we also saw Social media flooded with pics of supermarket shelves being emptied… whole Cities were being quarantined,
Convoys of Trucks were sanitisng the Streets in China and reports of a full scale National emergency about to be announced and Lock down… for months…. It sure looked to me like China had accidentally leaked a Bio=weapons grade WMD… and that I had better prepare for the worst.
Despite claims that the virus came from the ‘wet market’ 25km away from the highest security Virus Laboratory in Asia, I could not bring myself to have any confidence in that as being a fact.
I am fully aware that Natural pandemics (such as the Spanish flu) can be absolutely Ravenous, yet I still believe that I would have been far less alarmed had the virus started in any other city than Wuhan.
I could not shake the fear that Covid-19 was a genetically modified… Potentised… weapon.
Empirical facts that eventuated show us our fears were unfounded, yet a healthy skepticism still questions the offical narrative about the origin and nature of Covid-19 as simply from Bats at a ‘Wet Market’.
The Wet market provides a very convenient cover story… though it is statistically improbable that the Market is the true origin rather than the lab.
If you wanted to artificially create panic, having a Pandemic break out from the same neighborhood as a Viral Bio-weapons Lab will surely do the trick!
If you wanted to generate a global panic to allow the introduction of Compulsory Vaccination… this would be how you would do it.
Irrespective of whether or not your mind is as suspicious as mine, it remains clear that Western Governments like New Zealand (further fueling Pubic hysteria) Usurped oppressive Emergency powers and implemented lock downs from a complete lack of solid information about the virus (ignorance), and the perceived potential Plague level Carnage it was about to unleash (based upon seriously Skewed Bad Data).
The True facts became clearer several weeks later.
Covid-19 is in reality no more dangerous then the common Flu.
The world had been fed false Data generating Panic, and as such the lockdowns were a massive and costly mistake.
A massive economic and social catastrophe is now unfolding as a direct result of Stupendous and gratuitous government over-reaction!
We should have been come out of lockdown at least 2 weeks ago.
There was truckloads of Data and expert opinion by then that made this clear and Ardern’s failure to admit her mistake and immediately end the lockdown is a true testimony to her absolute lack of Good Leadership qualities.
Three facts of reality about Lockdown are.
1. It is an economic disaster,
2. The Lock down involves Tyrannical laws that violate our rights and Liberties and empower a Police State…. people getting arrested for Non-crimes.
3. It is ultimately a futile gesture because unless a nation stays perpetually in lockdown with closed boarders the Virus will ride back into the country via the boarder.
The only solution is to gain herd immunity… ie weather the storm in freedom as we do with the Flu and bear the cost… as we do with the Flu.
This does not mean *there are no actions* we can take to shield the most vulnerable… like Isolating Old folks homes, etc when these sorts of things appear, and plenty of other wise moves …. all that help… none that require making Ardern Absolute Ruler… the one painful lesson we must take away from all this is that the government must be prevented from usurping unjust powers and sabotaging our economy, and making criminals out of innocent people who refuse to surrender their rights!
We must protect free speech at all costs so that we maintain the right to critisise the Government and the established vested interests of the medical cartel and defend the ability of Free thinkers and Renegade medical professionals to talk to the public so that we still get to hear their views.
Only that way can we make smart decisions about our own health and well being… having access to *all* the information and arguments… not just the arguments *The State* wants you to believe.
That is how a free country with free people functions… taking personal responsibility for your own lives.
The opposite is a Police State… and tyranny… the sort of people who prefer that are the scared sheep who dont want to carry the responsibility of thinking for themselves and instead *want to be told what they must do*… by an all powerful Nanny State.
These are also the ‘Collaborators’ with the all powerful State who *hate seeing other people not living in fear like they are… and choosing instead of submission to exercise their legitimate rights… and in this situation it would have been businesses that would have stayed open, etc.
And the thing is that when you have a free society that keeps the government in check and keeps people responsible for their own health and well being, *those who want to practice extreme isolation* may do so… they simply cant force everyone else to do the same… yet they can still *persuade* others… and that is how a free society works… by reason… by persuasion… not but draconian laws…. not by compulsion…. not by silencing voices of dissent.
Ardern has not saved us… she has dealt us a horrific blow and has Fooled the gullible into worshiping her heavy hand.
She must go!
Ardern did not create this dysfunctional situation of Coercion, tt was purpose built for her from successions of Power Mad Demagogues (like Helen Clark) which the gullible sheeple have installed over themselves.
Ardern inherited it and is now exploiting it to the maximum for her own political ambitions.
Like all other Western nations New Zealanders have long forgotten what the bounds and legitimate duties of government are.
What is the most tragic is that in reality what Ardern did was not novel in kind … not revolutionary … but simply more of the usual Mutton fisted socialism ….in Spades.. and a huge portion of New Zealanders worship her for it!
That is the real tragedy!
The sheepish, spineless, slavish mentality of such a large portion of the population.
The question now is are we going to allow the Delusions of Arderns ‘Statesmanship’ go unchallenged or are we going to work tirelessly for the truth and for the restoration of our rights and liberties?
Will we work to get safeguards against Hate speech legislation?
Will we work to get safeguards against compulsory testing and vaccinations, against the all seeing eye of Tracking via Peter Thiel Spy technology?
Will we work to ensure no Prime minister or parliament has the authority to enact a Police State or ever contemplate deploying the army against the free citizens of New Zealand?
This can be done by the will of the people enacting a New Iron clad constitution that will for the first time since New Zealand became an independent nation instill *The True Rule of Law above the social arbitrary power of Parliament* .
This is something I have spent the last 20 plus years fighting for, and as recent events have shown, The need is even more urgent now than it was when I started my Libertarian Political activism.
The System is broke Yo!
We need to fix it!
It simply should not be constitutionally Lawful for Power mad socialists like Ardern to Usurp such tyrannical powers!
The Legislative powers of Parliament must be kept subordinate to a ‘Higher Law’… A Supreme Bill of Rights that protects our Rights and liberties as individuals… inviolate!
In short we need to establish the true Rule of Law… principles of Justice…. over and above Social arbitrary law and the Whims of a Parliament of Fools.
Watch (Below) American hero Ammon Bundy serve a Cop for a violation of his oath to uphold the constitution after He Arrested a mother at a Park who was deemed to be in violation of Covid 19 lockdown.
This Video shows what a Freedom loving community does when faced with Police enforcing unjust unconstitutional laws!
The People have legal redress and this cop will have to explain himself in court.
He should have refused to enforce such an obviously Tyrannical law that was in complete violation of the constitutional rights and liberties of US Citizens.
In Fact this Policeman committed a crime against the Mother!
He will have to explain himself in court.
The Price of Liberty is eternal vigilance and unfortunately Americans have on a whole neglected to defend their constitutional rights from erosion, none the less Brave citizens like the Bundys have been fighting back!
Their fight has reached epic proportions to the degree of even being wrongfully imprisoned by the Government for their defense of their Property and constitutional rights.
Eventually Justice prevailed against extreme Government corruption and they were acquitted.
Not before one of their friends and fellow American Patriots had been assassinated by a government hit squad… the late Great Lavoy Finicum.
Let Us hope that victory in the fight to secure our rights as New Zealand citizens from Government abuses does not demand of us such monumental resolve, for who among us has such high character as the Bundys?
Few If any.
Still their story serves as a modern day example of how Ugly the struggle for Freedom against Modern democratic States can get.
Freedom is for the brave… everyone else is a slave.
And if you think we have it tough just think about the poor souls in China or Hong Kong!
That is how bad things can get when Full blown Tyranny takes hold.
The sooner Tyranny is confronted and defeated, the easier the victory.
This is not just about our own Freedom but about Future generations of Kiwis.
So my friends let us peacefully rally together and make a big noise against the Myth of Jacinda Ardern as Wonder woman!
And the System that has given her licence to to treat us like her surfs.
Let us expose her for the communist Fraud that she is.
Let us also expose the character of those who worship her …their slave mentality.
Let us not surrender our rights without Protest!
And most of All let us defend free speech!
The Covid-19 hysteria and tyranny is a perfect example of why Free speech is so vital and also why Liberty in medical matter is also essential now that we are hearing calls for the state to pass legislation for compulsory vaccinations.
Just last year… well before Covid-19 was world news, I contributed to a book on the war on Free speech in New Zealand called ‘Free Speech Under Attack’ (Tross Publishing), in which I made commentary on how Free speech is vital on the subject of vaccinations as is our right to refuse vaccinations for our selves and our children if we deem the persevered advantages are outweighed by the risk… this portion follows below
“The Anti-vax movement is another minority group whom have been singled out for censorship because they vocally resist the Socialist ambitions for compulsory vaccinations.
The biggest problem with regards to Vaccinations in New Zealand is that because we have a state health system, they don’t take kindly to criticism of how they function, and are always covering up their medical misadventures.
As the saying goes you cant fool all of the people… all of the time, and so many people *rightly don’t trust* politicians or the health system they run.
Personally I am not Anti-vaxx… but I am absolutely opposed to *Compulsory vaccinations* because I know there are definitely serious risks involved.
And here is where the issue becomes a matter of free speech and access *to the whole truth*… not just the governments side of the story.
It is a Parents Right to decide if they will risk vaccinating their kids and yet to exercise this parental responsibility they must be told the whole truth…. they must have all the facts and opinions so that they can make informed and prudent decisions.
Yet People like Ardern who want compulsory Vaccinations seek to downplay the risk and silence those who are morally inclined to raise the alarm and highlight the risks.
The concerns of these pesky ‘anti-Vaxxers’ that lobby against compulsory Vaccinations are dismissed as being fallacious, and they are castigated as being ‘anti-science’ … the equivalent of ‘Flat Earthers’.
Parents need to know that there *is a risk* of serious reactions to vaccinations… not lied to about this… and esp not having their parental rights taken away by the state making it compulsory.
One of my wife’s cousins had a catastrophic reaction to the Rubella shot and was crippled… and died young .
It has been proven that these adverse reactions can be a hereditary disposition thus Families are going to be far more aware of such propensities within their own kin than politicians who dont give a crap about such things and only care about their own tyrannical dictates… that they think are for the public good.
And most importantly via the right to free speech it is the right of those who believe vaccinations are dangerous to publicly make their case… and it is evil for the government to censor them.”
Tim Wikiriwhi ‘Free Speech Under Attack’ pg 188-189
It would have been Hygienically efficacious for New Zealanders to still have ‘single use plastic shopping bags’ in this Covid-19 Crisis …. Hmmmm?
Whose short sighted bright Idea was it to scrap those?
This Covid-19 crisis has been Horror Carnival ride for everyone.
The Information, and data constantly changing.
I will be the first to admit this would be a very testing time to be in Government.
A very testing Time for NZ PM Jacinda Ardern.
The greatest enemy actually being *ignorance*… so little being known.
Having to make decisions based largely upon conjecture… dubious computer models, etc.
The tendency in such times is usually to er on the side of caution, yet as time passes more data become available and a good leader should be looking to modify their plans as new Data suggests that is the prudent course.
She appears unable to do so.
Ignorance is no excuse for trampling over the rights and liberties of the citizens or destroying the economy!
Where did she get the idea that such heavy handed action was her right as PM to take?
The Minister of Health David Clark also deceived the NZ Public when he insisted the government had sufficient test kits available. Ardern perpetuated that myth too.
In reality there was a serious lack of test kits resulting in dire under-testing of symptomatic people .. many people were turned away who turned out to have the virus.
We can be thankful that it appears Covid-19 is no where near as lethal as was feared just a few weeks ago when Italy was in Crisis.
They should have been honest about this lack of test kits from the beginning.
New Zealand had gotten off very lightly so far, yet rather than this being a consequence of Arderns great leadership… I suggest it has in fact been in spite of her many grievous failings.
Covid-19 has presented the world with many moral dilemmas and it is in such times that an apprehension of some of the deepest Moral precepts and conundrums comes into play.
Ends…. and Means.
Just because she has usurped the power to act as she has done… does not mean she had the moral right or legitimate authority to do so, and in the years that follow… will she be held accountable for the misery and hardships her actions will bring… or the loss of rights and liberties that will flow in her wake?
Will the people of New Zealand accrue a tally on her account for any spike in Suicides, etc that ensue?
Yet still contemplate the following….
“How many people are hypnotized by the ‘mild… female voiced’ Covid-19 tv ad… repeated several times an hour… that calmly dictates to the entire Nation the strict terms upon which our now all powerful government will ‘permit us’ to use our cars and vehicles?
Such a calm female voice is supposed to invoke a belief that these rules are reasonable, not harsh…. not abuse of power…
I say the way this message is packaged is a frightening demonstration of the use of ‘Psychology of the masses; type techniques to cloak the true nature of what is going on.
I say it would be more honest if these Ads were instead a video of a Gruff Uniformed Male Police Chief stipulating the The Law… in a manor as if they are addressing a crowd of unruly Teenagers upon whom they are seeking to make clear *the Real nature of these Dictates.*… saying it for Example like thus…
“You will obey these rules… or else!”
“They are not optional!”
“We the Police will enforce this Lock down!”
“Anyone caught breaking the rules will be severely punished!”
The mask would be off!
That would take the sugar coated Bullshit away from what is currently being said!
People will naturally recoil from such a blunt declaration!
It would make clear the real relationship that now exists between the People of New Zealand and the Ardern State.
You will obey… or else!
That’s the real face of the Authoritarianism Ardern and parliament have set up… so all the Idiots who think this way of ‘taking care of us all’ … would at least realise and see it for what it really is… instead of some soft spoken feminine voice speaking to us like she is advertising some sort of beneficial health products….
The Soft female voice normalises the Police state!
That’s how the Useful Idiots see socialism… Good Nice Old Caring Nanny State.
That is the purpose of running these ads by a soft spoken woman…. to deceive… and carry on the grand delusion.”
Satan Laughing spreads his wings!
The sycophants of the Ardern Regime in the New Zealand Media have been busy propping up her Cult of Personality one Newshub article calling her heavy handed Covid-19 response ‘a masterclass in crisis leadership’… in which they described one of her great leadership qualities was her ability ‘to Persuade many to act for the collective good’, when in reality her methods are not ‘persuasion’ at all!
She has done the opposite thing!
She has called in the Jackboots, Enacted heavy prohibitions on an unprecedented scale, and encouraged a Neighbour vs neigbour approach whereby the People Police each other… acting as informants upon anyone who refuses to live in fear.
Many people are praise Ardern for her heavy hand and pretend she has acted wisely *and morally*, yet I ask… how can it be moral, or a sign of ‘Great leadership’ to be destroying the livelihoods of thousands of Citizens… while your decisions dont impact upon your own financial circumstances in the slightest?
Dont you think that it is *very questionable* for Ardern to usurp the power to do such a thing?
By what right was *her plan* even possible to implement?
To me it is fundamentally immoral and an abuse of Power!
If this Crisis was to be faced collectively It ought to have been done *on a moral basis without the usurpation of tyranical powers!
Ie it ought to have been truly undertaken by persuasion instead of force… and called for voluntary cooperation… these things are (or ought to have been) Non-negotiable.
Many Nations have indeed taken different courses of action that were far less intrusive and have been very successful in fighting the Virus and minimized the impact of Government activity upon their economies.
For example Coronavirus: To Swedes, it’s the rest of the world engaging in a reckless experiment
“Birds build nests and fly away when faced with danger.
Hedgehogs eat snails, and always curl up into a spiky Ball.
Its their nature to do these things, and it never occurs to them to do anything else.
The same applies to Socialist Politicians like Ardern!
It is her *unthinking nature* as a socialist to always approach every issue with the heavy hand of State power and legislation… to always enhance the power of the state at the expense of the rights and liberties of the people… taking away their rights to act in their own judgement and best interests… and that is what she has done under this Covid-19 crisis…”
Its not an act of Well reasoned action!
But her Predictable as pie Kneejerk reaction!
The idea that we could have faced this crisis with all our rights and liberties intact did not even pass through her mind!(or the minds of 80% of the NZ Sheeple… because they have become thoroughly institutionalized… like inmates who actually think life in jail is great!
All those guards looking after them, and getting safely lock into their cells at night!
Who needs ‘dangerous freedom’ where you have to think and look after yourselves????
Only trouble makers and selfish rebels worry about things like government abuse of power… or petty things like rights and liberties!
Ardern the Great will keep us safe!
I am no Arden Cultist, yet still I myself would have voluntarily acted for the common good and conformed to a prudent plan.. without legislative threats to send the Jackboots to my door.
Update: 12-4-20 The video below to appreciate the dubious processes and data upon which Politicians like Jacinda Ardern use as a basis for their decisions and tyrannical responses…
Also apreciate that it was also via this extremely corrupt data that has been unquestioningly accepted as ‘scientific fact’ that was used by the media to terrify the populations of the west into submitting to a massive expansion of State powers and the curtailment of citizens rights and liberties.
This goes a long way to explain why at the beginning of the lock down we were expecting Covid-19 to hit us like a bomb… yet nothing happened!
This is because the Data we had been fed was total rubbish.
It is my opinion that while she is correct about the Ideals of Capitalism and Freedom, Ayn Rand’s philosophy ‘Objectivism’ takes individualism to perverse extremes and in so doing has committed great disservice to the Libertarian cause.
She was a Megalomaniac says the late Nathaniel Branden, and by my reckoning… a Narcissist… and her cult attracts a high percentage of Disciples with similar Sociopathic tendencies.
Unfortunately The reputation of Objectivism has become entangled with that of the Libertarian movement.
Having usurped a position of authority in the Libertarian movement Objectivist teachings and character have caused the Libertarian movement to stink… All the High Ideals of Libertarianism have been sullied because of the delusion that Libertarians are selfish and dont give a toss about the poor, and as long as this is how the Voting Public veiws Libertarianism… There will never be a Libertarian Government elected into office.
Objectivists tend to drive out other types of Libertarians as it takes a very thick skin to bear their Obsessive derision of Religion and glorification of egotistical arrogance.
The accusation that ‘Libertarians are selfish bastards who dont give a shit about the poor’ is a characteristic easily assumed by Socialists and others who have the unpleasant misfortune of talking with an arrogant Randiod Egoist.
Though it is a terrible accusation… this sort of Critisism is often received by an Objectivist as a badge of Honour to be worn with pride! They think concern for others is a vice.
They assume they are imitating their Glorious master who teaches them to be absolutely impervious to the opinions of others.
Central to her Philosophy is also Militant Atheism…’Religion is the root of all evil’ type mentality that is not only overt, but also needs to be appreciated to understand that her Individualism is underpinned (and distorted) because of her Atheism.
Ironically I was prompted to write this blogpost critisising Rands contention that ‘selfishness is a virtue’ after having a Facebook conversation with an Objectivist who shares few (if any) of these common Objectivist traits, and is prepared to Diverge from Rand’s Rabid Anti-theism… Australia’s Colourful champion of Liberty… Prodos Marinakis.
From his comment below you can see for yourself he is willing to be honest and critical about the Objectivist movement.
He’s a very likable Guy.
As Facebook friends I saw one of his posts on ‘The political Compass’ which is a better ‘graph’ on which to plot peoples Political persuasions rather than the ridiculously simplistic Far Left to Far Right Linear graph that is adored by the Mainstream who only seek to maintain the two party system.
These ‘Left and Right’ parties dont like the ‘political compass’ because it outs them as anti-freedom Authoritarians.
Having answered a questionnaire to ascertain his political leanings… the result was plotted on the compass. Below is Prodos result…. and I’ll let our conversation carry on from here… yet for the record I myself am a Bible believing Christian and an Independent Libertarian activist.
Political Compass Test — just for fun.
Mine is below. Similar score to Milton Friedman.
More “conservative” than “libertarian”.
I’m not surprised by your result Prodos given how highly you regard Rand.
I think she distorts peoples views about the virtue of Charity and the vise of selfishness, whereas I highly Regard Jesus Christ and St Paul… and it will be no surprise to you that I usually register as a left leaning Libertarian.
And yet now having completed this test (above) I too have come out a Right leaning Libertarian … making a mockery of my earlier comment… 🙂
In fact We virtually got the same coordinates…[ Both Libertarians rather than Authoritarians …I was slightly to the left of Prodos… yet still on the right side of the spectrum]
Like me you were probably uncomfortable with the Direction of some of the questions and were forced to make some choices without the opportunity to explain your reasoning…
Tim, thanks for sharing your Political Compass results & for your comments — both before and after doing the “Political Compass” test.
I’m very glad to see that we got such similar results. You are more surprised by that than I am, since I believe I understand you, better than you understand me.
You wrote, regarding Ayn Rand:
“I think she distorts peoples views about the virtue of Charity and the (vice) of selfishness …”
Well, to talk about Ayn Rand (or Jesus) and not get bogged down, it helps to have specific quotes and to also put them into the proper context. True?
Personally, I consider Charity to be a virtue — provided it’s not tainted by the Kantian notion of altruism (which, despite the modern Church’s reliance on this evil concept, is in fact a post-Christian and anti-Christian invention of Auguste Comte from the 1830’s).
As for “selfishness” as a motive … that term, in Ethics, usually refers to a bad motive.
Calling someone “selfish” usually means that they’re benefiting themselves — even when it’s at the expense of others. And they’re benefiting themselves in a way that’s indifferent to other people.
Yet, there is nothing in Ayn Rand’s fiction or non-fiction that advocates or esteems THAT kind of “selfishness”.
On the contrary, being “selfish” in the Ayn Rand sense — as she explained in The Virtue of Selfishness and encapsulated in her saying: “There are no conflicts of interests among rational men”.
Not to mention the whole model of Free Market Capitalism.
It is true, however, that Objectivism tends to underrate the value and virtue of Charity.
When a writer uses a word (or an expression) it’s important to understand what THE WRITER meant by that word (or expression).
When Jesus says “Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s” … we need to study what Jesus meant.
For instance he didn’t mean (as one of my colleagues recently argued) that Jesus is a supporter of taxation and “Big Government”.
(better leave it there for now as I have to cook dinner!)
Prodos, I think you have a better grasp than the average Objecitivist because you differ from the average in two aspects.
1. You dont have an innate hatred of religion and so you dont ‘need’ to ‘prove’ it is ‘Evil’… and that gives you a far more objective view when discussing such matters, and (2) this is a corollary (or complimentary) of the fact that you are not afraid to diverge from the Orthodox dogma of the Cult.
Now One of the reasons I accuse Rand of Sophistry is because she trains her disciples to Bastardise the English language by arrogantly abandoning accepted meaning of terms… Re-defining words to mean something other than what they have been historically understood to mean and then proceeds to pretend she can prove the whole world was wrong … *and that she is some sort of Mega-genius* when in fact she is a fraud who has literally re-written the rules.
…often giving terms the very opposite meaning… and most importantly… she has ‘Pre-loaded’ the new meanings so that they will now appear to mathematically add up to the conclusion she wants to achieve… eg ‘that selfishness is now ‘a virtue’…. Objectivists dont even speak the same language… they are disconnected from the historical dialogue and dont even realise they have been swindled… mainly because they share Rands hatred of Christianity and are consumed by their own Egos… and think they too are super geniuses… ‘John Galts’ far above the average savage…. This is not the mentality of ‘Objectivity’… but a type of psychosis that blinds the mind of those who are not aware of what game she is playing.
Now though I know what her nefarious motives were… to discredit Charity… esp religious charity … therefore casting a devious lie to destroy faith in the goodness of Christ and the Christian faith… I can entertain her ‘Revisions’ and understand her silly definitions of ‘Rational selfishness’ vs ‘Irrational selfishness’ …(obviously by her reckoning the historical meaning of selfishness *was this irrational selfishness* and nothing more… not independence… not self-reliance… not self responsibility… and certainly not slavery to the collective!), yet her distortions of Egoism and selfishness, and twisted ideas about altruism as a form of slavery rather than voluntary Individual virtue of charity have contorted the average Objectivists views on Capitalism and Voluntary community Action.
Objectivists are always praising Blatant *Greed*… Rand has crippled their minds so that they are incapable of forming moral arguments that condemn Largess by CEOs at the expense of the well being of the average worker … because the average Objectivist cant understand that simply because a person may have the liberty to act a certain way… that this does not of necessity make it Just, or wise, or of Good character.
Likewise Objectivists tend excuse themselves from supporting worthy voluntary associations and community activities under the pretense that to ‘feel obliged’ to contribute is some sort of ‘psychological slavery’…. yet if any free society is to function it will rely Heavily on exactly these sorts of virtues and voluntarily self imposed moral duty’s.
These are my thoughts on why I suggested that On the Libertarian spectrum I would expect myself to be to the Left of you (Prodos), though I appreciate you are not ‘the average Objectivist’…. yet still your thinking will be ‘coloured’ to some degree by Rands Bents.
I have seen many of your posts that I have enjoyed very much in particular many that could not have been written by the’average Objectivist’ because they are Antireligious-lite… even commending… and that is not a common trait in the Cult.”
That is where I’ll finish this dialogue with Prodos.
I think think he is is a very interesting, and intelligent Man… a Champion of Liberty… a Man of Reason… who in my opinion avoids sycophantic Rand worship.
Someone a Christian can have a meaningful discussion with… free of petty conceit.
Despite the fact that Long Blog posts are unpopular, I do need to make one further clarification, and that is to say that though Christianity regards Charity as one of the highest virtues, and that People tend to associate this as a mentality common among left leaning political supporters, that it is a grievous error to automatically assume this means Christians ought to be socialists!
The notion that Christ was a socialist has been around for a long time, yet was systematically propagated and grew predominant among Western Christians in the 20th century when Communists infiltrated the churches and began to systematically sway Christians into supporting socialism… despite their Nations Prosperity,Freedom and capitalism being founded upon Christian protestant political reforms and values of Individual Rights, Private property, Hard work, Thrift, Voluntary charity, Honest Free-trade, etc.
This is quite a complex conundrum to untangle, yet when properly understood the confusion and false teaching gives way to definite clarity and broad understanding.
The Key is to understand the dispensational scheme of the scriptures and how things fit in properly with the plan of God.
Reading the Bible there are verses in the Gospels, and early Acts that appear to the unlearned to support the idea that Jesus was anti-wealth and promoted ‘Communism’… yet such an interpretation fails to take into account what Jesus was offering the Jews at the time, and that these instances… such as when he told the Rich young man to sell all his possessions and give the money to the poor… and follow him… are not representative of the future Kingdom Christ had come to establish but was a special time of transition … from the Kingdom of Mammon… into the Messianic Kingdom of God on Earth whereby these injunctions were tests of worthiness to enter his kingdom… repentance for rebellion and sin… and a willingness to forsake the gains achieved under Mammon.. wealth… power… social status… and to enter the kingdom ‘Naked’… fully trusting that Christ would reward them when he had overthrown the Romans and established his rule in Jerusalem.
And here is the real Jam: Christs Kingdom will not be a Communist Utopia!
There will be private property!
The Lazy will not reap the harvests of the Virtuous and hard working, etc!
So the Important thing to appreciate about Christs Message to the Jews at that time and his injunctions to Sell their possessions, and have all things common, and to Turn the other cheek, and to endure persecution unto the end were not instructive of how his Kingdom would function… but tests of Faith and repentance… ie to be found worthy to enter his Kingdom The Jews had to have faith Plus works!
When this is understood the claim that Jesus promoted Socialism collapses… and is exposed as a wicked false doctrine used to deceive Christians for Evil political ends.
Sadly this False doctrine has been very successful with millions of Deceived Christians voting for Big Government Nanny State socialist Tyranny instead of for Liberty and self responsibility guided by personal ethics.
How Ironic that these Christians fail to see they are unwitting supporting Leviathan… enthroning the all powerful State as God… Mammon!
As this Blog post is already too long I will simply ad links to some of my other Blogposts that go into more detail about Christs Kingdom ministry to the Jews… and how that differs from the Christian Age of Grace that we live in today… which is a different dispensation, and has a different gospel..
And finally below is a Link to a speech I delivered in 2006, at the Tenth anniversary of the now disbanded New Zealand Libertarian party… ‘The Libertarianz’ in which I tried to expound why I thought Rabid Objectivism needed to take a back seat to a more Humane and tolerant activism if the party was to have any hope of success at the polls… as can be seen from the date posted to the blog was in 2012… and I was still very angry about what had happened to the Libertarianz party… I was of the opinion that Objectivism was/ had suffocated the party.
I saw the party as becoming little more than a propaganda machine to further the Atheist Cult of Rand… I had already walked away from it by then.
Fanatical Objectivists have convinced themselves that by coining the phrase ‘Egoism’ that they can escape the the accusations of Egotism! another example of Rand’s Sophistry are work!
Egoism… self worship…they say is the highest Individual character trait!
New Zealand still needs a Libertarian Political Choice… yet if this is ever to rise again lessons need to be learned from the Objectivist Dominated Libertarianz party.
If a New Libertarian party is to rise it cannot become a recruitment tool for the Cult of Objectivism… Rands Philosophy cannot be adopted as the last word on Party Policy… and certainly Objectivist Intolerance towards religious views or Charity… cannot be allowed to set the tone of Party Literature and conduct.
A far more Libertarian and enlightened Character and charter needs to be set and presented to the voting public…one in which Libertarianism is expounded that shows Liberty is far more compassionate and Humane than Socialism ever was… and when you Look a a guy like Prodos Marinakis and his moderated style of Objectivism compared to the Rabid Rand worshiping Egoist and Millitant Atheists… the contrast is stark.
Its the difference between an enlightened and Tolerant, and thinking Libertarian… from an indoctrinated Fanatical Zealot of a God hating Cult of selfish arseholes!
This Caricature of Rand and Objectivism may be an exaggeration yet it is not wholly Unjustified as anyone who has had anything to do with the Objectivist movement will tell you… and you can read about just how delusional Rand was in person by one of her closest and most dedicated disciples… Nathaniel Branden… Read “My Years with Ayn Rand”.
When Judgement day comes for Any Rand she will be exposed as a fraud… In Reality she was not Great at all but a Delusional Woman full of the worst Character traits… and her toxic beliefs bring out the worst in those that are deceived by her.
Fortunately there are some New Zealand Objectivists and Libertarians who share the same virtues as Prodos… those that are prepared to think for themselves more and quote Rand less.
Any New party would need to maintain a separation of the Church of Ayn Rand and State… as much as a separation of any other personal ideology.
This is where hope lies and could be the basis for Cooperation between Libertarians of all persuasions.
Getting things all in their correct context and this way Libertarianism will have a much broader appeal… including winning Christians and others out of Socialism and into supporting Freedom where they ought to be. This will only happen when Egoism, and Atheism, and Selfishness are not the defining traits of the Libertarian party… But Enlightened tolerance and adherence to just principles, equality before the Law, and a desire to downsize Government and abolish unjust tyrannical laws and taxes… “He who governs best… governs least”. Thomas Jefferson.
Maybe sometime soon Kiwi Libertarians can have a Reunion… a few Beers… and talk about what could be… what should be in the near future.
Read what Andrew Napolitano has to say about the ‘Revenge of the Deep State’….
“Liberty is rarely lost overnight. The wall of tyranny often begins with benign building blocks of safety — each one lying on top of a predecessor — eventually collectively constituting an impediment to the exercise of free choices by free people, often not even recognized until it is too late.”
Here is the back story.
In the pre-Revolutionary era, British courts in London secretly issued general warrants to British government agents in America. The warrants were not based on any probable cause of crime or individual articulable suspicion; they did not name the person or thing to be seized or identify the place to be searched. They authorized agents to search where they wished and seize what they found.
The use of general warrants was so offensive to our Colonial ancestors that it whipped up more serious opposition to British rule and support for the revolutionaries than the “no taxation without representation” argument did. And when it came time for Americans to write the Constitution, they prohibited general warrants in the Fourth Amendment, the whole purpose of which was to guarantee the right to be left alone by forcing the government to focus on bad guys and prohibit it from engaging in fishing expeditions. But the fishing expeditions would come.
In 1978, Congress passed the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), which was intended to rein in the government spying on Americans that had been unleashed by the Nixon administration. FISA established a secret court and permitted it to issue warrants authorizing spying on agents of foreign governments when physically present in the United States.
People born in foreign countries who are here for benevolent or benign or even evil purposes have the same constitutional protections as those of us born here. That’s because the critical parts of the Constitution that insulate human freedom from the government’s reach protect “persons,” not just citizens. But FISA ignored that…
Donald Trump does not enjoy the Loyalty of his own party let alone Loyalty from the Titan Buraucratic Machinery he has inherited from his predecessor Barack Obama, for the simple reason that He does not have the same Agenda as Obama implemented as a sycophant of the Status Quo… and the powers that be.
It is an agenda that Hillary Cinton was supposed to perpetuate.
These are the loathsome critters whom inhabit the Swamp Trump promised he would drain.
Obama and Clinton were merely Cogs in the Machine… There are far Greater vested Interests at work in the world.
Though there are many things not to like about Trump… none the less his successful election campaign has been one of the greatest of Spanners thrown into the gears of the Beast machine… and he has many powerful enemies as a result… both within Government and without.
All the vested Interests whom were growing the power of the State and suppressing the Rights and Liberties of the People.
Possibly the greatest threats Trump poses to the One world Order is his campaign promises to restore American Gun Rights that have been eroded… Guns in the hands of the people poses the greatest hurdle to the security of the Wealth and powers of the Status quo in the face of the coming Gigantic Financial collapse of the American Government.
They want to render ‘the Great unwashed’ powerless.
and secondly by Trumps moves to End the Rampant Pseudo-environmentalism with regards to the Scam of Global warming, and other diabolical United Nations Agendas… such as their persecution of Israel.
I remind Kiwis that it was Radical Green extremists whom had teamed up with the radical Racist extremists in the Urawera ranges and were practicing Murder, assignation, and hurling fire bombs… (Read about that here)
Radical Green Extremists are almost as fanatical about the destruction of Freedom as Isis and Al Qaeda!
So too are many of the Super wealthy… who look down upon us as ‘Useless Eaters’.
On another Front Brexit … Britain seeking to extract themselves from the EU is also of great weight… another return to Unilateral Sovereignty another set back to the One world Socialist Government agenda that will not go unchallenged.
The Wailing from the Millions of Dumbfounded Liberal Dip-shits across the globe has been deafening!
They want a Coup!
They want Trump assassinated!
And remember that *These are the hordes that have Zero scruples* when it comes to committing Violence and other crimes in order to fulfill their political aims.
These are the scum that Love using unchecked democracy to impose their oppressive lunatic policies on everyone yet scream blue murder when democracy fails to deliver the power back into *their hands*.
And the Danger for is very real for Trump and his family, and could Spring for virtually any quarter.
Christians ought to Heed Our Apostle Paul…
“I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men;
For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.”
(1 Tim 2vs 1,2)
These dynamics expose just how far America has drifted await from it’s foundations.
What is being called ‘the Deep state’ … the 9 to 5 bureaucracy is not supposed to be Party agenda driven… let alone have it’s own, but faithful to the constitution, irrespective whom is elected into office… yet clearly they have been as corrupted by excessive power and over-reach and operate as their own vested interest… just as the Police dont want to end the war on Drugs *because of the loss of Power and revenue this will entail.
Thus the Deep state favors tyrannical executives whom grow the Bureaucracy… and enhance their jurisdictions at the expense of the rights and liberties of the people to whose rights they have sworn to protect, and in virtue of which is the only legitimate function for which they exist at all.
Any reforming President must now content with these powerful vested interests that have been allowed to accrue Un-constitutional powers by a sleepy and gullible population that has foolishly devalued their Rights and liberties and instead have been swindled via Government by Fear, Prejudice, and envy.
And this is extremely dangerous… think of 22 November 1963 in Dallas… 1pm
NAPOLITANO: The right to shoot tyrants, not deer
The Second Amendment is the guarantee of freedom…
The right of the people to keep and bear arms is an extension of the natural right to self-defense and a hallmark of personal sovereignty. It is specifically insulated from governmental interference by the Constitution and has historically been the linchpin of resistance to tyranny. Yet the progressives in both political parties stand ready to use the coercive power of the government to interfere with the exercise of that right by law-abiding persons because of the gross abuse of that right by some crazies in our midst.
When Thomas Jefferson wrote in the Declaration of Independence that we are endowed by our Creator with certain unalienable rights, he was marrying the nation at its birth to the ancient principles of the natural law that have animated the Judeo-Christian tradition in the West. Those principles have operated as a brake on all governments that recognize them by enunciating the concept of natural rights.
As we have been created in the image and likeness of God the Father, we are perfectly free just as He is. Thus, the natural law teaches that our freedoms are pre-political and come from our humanity and not from the government. As our humanity is ultimately divine in origin, the government, even by majority vote, cannot morally take natural rights away from us. A natural right is an area of individual human behavior — like thought, speech, worship, travel, self-defense, privacy, ownership and use of property, consensual personal intimacy — immune from government interference and for the exercise of which we don’t need the government’s permission.
The essence of humanity is freedom. Government — whether voted in peacefully or thrust upon us by force — is essentially the negation of freedom. Throughout the history of the world, people have achieved freedom when those in power have begrudgingly given it up. From the assassination of Julius Caesar to King John’s forced signing of the Magna Carta, from the English Civil War to the triumph of the allies at the end of World War II, from the fall of communism to the Arab Spring, governments have permitted so-called nobles and everyday folk to exercise more…. Read more >Here<
“Whilst I cannot speak with authority regarding the rest of the country, Matabeleland is in the grips of one of the worst droughts we have suffered since 1991/1992. Aside from the poor rainfall, temperatures have soared. Whatever crops were planted after early rains have frazzled and are generally a total write off. Even if it rains now crop yields across the entire country will be markedly lower than normal.
Poor people are telling me that their relatives in rural areas are already short of food, if not starving. There is little sign that the government is doing anything about the growing crisis. Robert Mugabe and his family flew out to the Far East on holiday just before Christmas as if nothing was wrong. The State controlled newspapers are largely silent about the growing crisis. Yesterday when I first raised the issue on twitter all I got from the only ZANU PF Minister who is regularly on twitter – Jonathan Moyo – was his usual torrent of abuse.
The fact is that this is potentially a far worse crisis than we have ever experienced before. When we last had a drought of this magnitude in 1992 the Grain Marketing Board was better run and our silos were much fuller. For the last 15 years the GMB has been run inefficiently and corruptly. During the same period commercial farmers have been hounded off their land in pursuit of ZANU PF’s deleteriously bad land policies, in the process removing many of those with the skills to fully exploit our irrigation dams in commercial farm areas. Sadly although communal land farmers are excellent dry land farmers, when rains fail their yields plummet, which is precisely what is happening this year. Fly over Zimbabwe today and you will still see dams throughout the country in former commercial farm areas which still have substantial quantities of water in them, but which are lying unutilized. In other words there is little domestic fall back capacity as there was before.
What compounds the situation even further is that the entire region is facing a similar drought and countries such as Zambia and South Africa will need all of their own production to feed their own people. One thing we can be certain of is that ZANU PF’s so called “all weather friends”, Russia and China will not provide any significant food aid – they never have before and have little capacity to do so now. This means we will have to turn to countries such as the USA for assistance. We will have to import from other continents which takes time and costs a lot of money, neither of which we have.
The sooner this is declared to be what it is – a national emergency – the better. Mugabe needs to come home from the Far East; he is leader of this nation and all leaders need to be with their people in times of crisis. We need Ministers in the rural areas assessing the crisis. We need the appropriate Ministers flying to countries with food reserves to secure food supplies. We need to alert the international community that people will starve if funding isn’t mobilised. In short we need action, not an Ostrich mentality.
Finally we need to address the root causes of our failure to be able to feed ourselves in times of drought. Firstly we need to clean up the GMB and appoint competent and honest people to run it. Secondly we need to recognise that all Zimbabweans must be allowed to farm. The current racist policy of denying white Zimbabweans with skills the right to farm must end. Whilst tragically very few white commercial farmers are left in the country those who are still here and who have the skills to grow crops must be allowed to farm. Thirdly we need to invest more in programmes such as Foundation for Farming which promote zero tillage agriculture, which has been proven to produce greater yields in drought conditions. Fourthly we need to end the hostile rhetoric directed against the very countries which in all likelihood will now come to our assistance. We need to cooperate with those countries so that they invest in our Nation rather than shun us.
Finally we all need to pray that the good Lord will have mercy on our land.”
I would like to speak against the currently extortionate ACC levies being born by Kiwi bikers via Motorcycle Registration, and make 3 points aimed to make the system fairer.
Though I personally would rather abolish ACC all together in favor of a Free-market in accident insurance, and that this would make for the best deal for ‘consumers’, I know this is not ‘on the table’ at present…. I make this small disclaimer for the record.
Clearly current Draconian method’s of ‘Zero tolerance’, lower drinking limits, etc have failed.
It’s time New directions are considered, which promote self-responsibility rather than mindless compulsions, and so I submit that ACC needs a new Game plan…
How Ironic…. This officially titled ‘ Safence’ is known as ‘Cheese cutters’ in Biker circles.
Like so many Safety issues…. eg in Industry… The Main hazards are generated on the drawing board… and could have been solved/ greatly reduced from the get go.
From a Bikers perspective it’s clear from the sections of Expressways in the Waikato, and BOP, and in general, that road design in New Zealand takes virtually no consideration for Motorcycles.
They are forever putting up Obstacles.
Dangerous Cable barriers are proliferating… not only on the median, but also often dangerously close on the outside as well… leaving no lane in which a motorcyclist can distance themselves from these vicious hazards.
They leave no room for bikers to take evasive action, and even at slow speeds any otherwise minor error can and does result in a catastrophic accident…
No doubt these cables work well for cars.
No doubt they are cheap to construct, yet as part of my submission, I would like to suggest that such poor designs, and short sighted cost savings on construction are born by bikers…barriers which may protect occupants of cars, are lethal to bikers.
These barriers serve as but one example that to improve statistics on Motorcycle accidents… Road design ought to be a priority.
Thus ACC and the Government who sign off on road designs need to take responsibility for the increased risk we Road users (motorcyclists) unfairly carry, and reduce our Levy’s… and instead spreading the cost across all road users (I also own 2 cars).
Though I personally think ACC should be shut down, while it behooves me to pay ACC I believe that it would be a farer system for ACC to spread all Road user accident expenses collectively… because of factors in my argument above about road design.
My second submission is that on State Highways that are of the best standards that The speed limit for motorcycles be raised to 120 kph.
I believe this would help lower Motorcycle accidents, by encouraging Bikers to enjoy using these ‘Better roads’, rather than thinking they are smart avoiding Mr Cop.… doing 140kph out on country lanes… where the roads are not well designed, and there are more ’Agricultural obstacles ‘ about…. From Cows to Milk Tankers.
I submit that if the Main Highways had a 120kph speed limit that this would result is safer riding… less accidents.
My Final submission is I that ACC itself implement a Bureaucratic cost cutting exercise, and significantly reduce the costs of running ACC.
Reduce the size of the Corporation, and abolish as much Red tape as possible…
This would obviously be expected to result in significantly lower Levies.
Thank you for taking the time to read my submission,and I am available to front up to make a verbal submission.
Welfarism is Evil!
Don Brash has been reading….
I congratulate Don for these realizations (see his facebook post Below) …it’s just a pity he’s no longer leader of the National party. (Did I really say that?… hmmm…. no that cant be right!)
My point is that Oh so many leaders seem to ‘conveniently’ have such Epiphanies after they leave office/ positions of influence… where they may have been able to do some good.
No longer pandering to the powers that be, Police chiefs declare the war on drugs to be a failure…. after they leave office, etc.
Politicians get all principled…. after they are no longer soliciting votes.
They come out all Libertarian…. in their farewell address.
Yet still better late than never!
To be fair to Don…. He stood up for many Libertarian truths *while in office*, such as opposition to Waitangi Apartheid while leader of the National party.
He bravely spoke against Cannabis prohibition as Leader of Act.
And of course as a money man… hes always condemned the ‘borrow borrow, spend spend, mentality of the left.
All bold stands in today’s PC Brain dead Socialist lunatic asylum…all these make him a Stand out personality in the history of New Zealand politics.
My question is…. what will Don do with this latest realization?
It really is massive.
Lets hope this is stimulus for New and Greater activism!
Go Hard Don!
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I have just finished reading a profoundly disturbing book. I bought it 10 years ago, but have only just read it. It’s called “The Welfare State we’re in”, and was written by James Bartholomew. It is about the effect of the welfare state on the UK. Mr Bartholomew concludes that “the welfare state has been a disaster for Britain… [It] has ruined lives and left people morally and culturally impoverished. It has left many depressed and alienated, too. It has caused some to become criminals – a waste of a life – and others to be the victims of criminals. It has spoiled trust between people and caused millions of patients to suffer and to worry. Tens of thousands have died prematurely. It has reduced the decency and happiness of the British people”.
And perhaps most worrying of all, he concludes that the people most adversely affected by the welfare state are the very people it was designed to help – the poor and those on low incomes.
I’m not going to try to summarise a 360 page book in a Facebook post but to me the book is utterly persuasive. He looks at the way in which healthcare, education, provision for support in old age, benefits to the unemployed, provision of “council housing”, together with the high taxation and slow economic growth which have inevitably accompanied the vast expansion of the welfare state, have made the intended beneficiaries of those policies worse off than had the welfare state never existed.
I have no doubt that this post will attract a number of people keen to denounce the book as written by some hard-right guy who just doesn’t understand how awful society would be without the welfare state. And no doubt there will be those who denounce me for praising the book, assuming I like it only because, in their view, I am a “hard-right” former politician. To those people I say: have the guts, and the integrity, to read the book before denouncing it. It is extremely compelling.
Mr Bartholomew has just written another book, this time called “The Welfare of Nations”, which apparently attempts to answer the question “If the welfare state is so bad, what should we do about it?” That is next on my reading list.
From >>>Here<<<.... Please take the time to encourage him to again Step up and *Do something*
He's a mover and a shaker.... New Zealand desperately needs Guys like him to act.
Read more.... A Salute to a Kiwi Hero. Don Brash.