Make no mistake. New Zealand, once a far happier and more prosperous country, has been thoroughly let down by its politicians. The recent protests by thousands of farmers and others close to the land represent only the tip of an iceberg of unhappiness, even anger, felt by an increasing number of New Zealanders.
Over these recent decades, with the increasing radicalising of the West, both of our major political parties have caused considerable damage – not only by their economic policies, but by the embracing of social liberalism; their abandoning of the principle of equality for all, under the law; and by their wheeler-dealing to buy votes from minor parties and vested interest groups attacking the conservative, stabilising foundations of this country.
Through the neglect of both National and Labour, eight out of ten New Zealanders despair that they will ever be able to own their own homes – a totally unacceptable and shocking fact – due to either the sheer incompetence – or the deliberate planning – of our two main parties.
Which is it? And why aren’t they being held accountable? National deserved to lose the last election, but would very possibly not have done so if it had not been for the apparently personal enmity existing between Winston Peters and the National party in which he once served. That he successfully achieved some positive policies and warned of the dangers of aspects of our foreign policy and excessive largesse in relation to immigration – (where we have lacked sufficient housing and infrastructure to cope ) – has not been sufficient for many who regard his support of Ardern’s government of the Left as a betrayal.
Unfortunately, so much of the damage done to this country has been done by party politics, particularly when a dominant leader controls the party. Many will remember former National Party Prime Minister, the crafty John Key, so long denying in the face of all the evidence that Auckland had a housing problem. Perceived as over-close to Communist-Chinese backed business interests and their house-buying in this country, Key’s attempt to change our flag, which would have involved removing the Union Jack which highlights our membership of the Commonwealth – was anathema to New Zealanders. Many are conflicted by the fact Key is so supportive of the tyrannical Xi Jinping that he brags about receiving Christmas cards from this aggressive Communist Chinese leader, oppressing his own people, including, ironically, the Christian population.
So much for that Christmas card, celebrating the time of the birth of the Christ child from whom Christianity has descended these two thousand years…while this bullying President of China imprisons brave dissidents and oversees the appalling treatment of the Uighur people who, on good evidence, are being tortured, their women forcibly aborted…
And where are we today, in this country, with Jacinda Ardern’s determinedly racist government attempting to hand over basic control of our important infrastructures such as management of water supplies; our health system; producing revisionist versions of our history in the schools’ curriculum? All these and other moves are part of the planning for eventual co-governance of New Zealand – whoops – Aotearoa – in deference to a small minority of radicalized, but now immensely wealthy corporate groups (courtesy of taxpayers’ settlements) describing themselves as iwi (tribes). House prices are beyond ridiculous. Auckland’s median house price rose 27 percent to a record $1.15 million from $905,000 last year. Other cities are not far behind. Ardern’s failing government is paying $1 million a day to keep homeless people in motels. Her promises about record house-building and much-needed increases in mental health funding have turned out to be simply pie-in-the-sky… But she is intent on implementing new and quite unnecessary hate speech laws, fundamentally designed to control people’s thinking – as well as their freedoms.
As for the ridiculous war being waged against carbon dioxide, a minor and non-polluting, but essential greenhouse gas… New Zealanders are paying richly for our political parties’ buy-in to what is a cargo cult for those benefiting. The taxpayer is also having to fork out to provide hundreds of millions of dollars to promote the largely highly impracticable use of cycling over cars.
And how many know of the damage the cost of the ETS (Emissions Trading Scheme) is to the New Zealand productive sector and its commodities – when the Carbon Tax is being applied? I am reliably informed that at a coal distribution centre, the current CC unit price is around $48 per tonne, and the average tonne of coal delivered is two and half units. “This additional taxation applied, before GST, of $120 per tonne of coal, is causing all South Island-produced commodities using coal to carry through this cost. There are no other energy options for most primary producers in the South Island, despite the hype re alternative fuels.”
As this correspondent points out, “The ETS system is very complex for the general public to understand – they are sold the concept of taxing coalmines as “saving the environment”, without understanding that their milk, meat, out of season vegetables, etc. are all carrying this cost”.
Ah, but how useful is all this increased taxation for the government….
How long can one go on deceiving the public? Under Ardern’s virtual rule, not only is our productive countryside under attack, as our farmers have made very plain, but our vaccine rollout is one of the worst in the world and the lowest in the OECD. Our education system is academically farcical and our children are being short-changed – and damagingly indoctrinated.
What’s to be done? Obviously routinely throwing out one political party, and bringing in another, has not worked
What we are going to have to work for is a civic revolt. All those concerned about what is being done to white-ant this country are needed to help spread the word,
Yes, we can control our politicians. We simply need a tipping point of enough New Zealanders insisting on the very basic, immensely practicable provision which can do this.
The Swiss have it. They control their own government… which calls the people “sovereign”.
It is time for New Zealanders to fight – as once did those who came before us.
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