by Melissa O’Hagan via Tony Orman
It probably doesn’t matter what Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern does from here on in. Her legacy, in many minds, is already in place. The division of a nation.
We are witnessing a disunion of our fellow citizens in a way we’ve never seen before, well in my lifetime anyway; It wasn’t so many years ago that although there might be disagreement on an issue, there was still a semblance of respect for each other’s views. That has well and truly gone out the window in Ardern’s New Zealand.
The venom, and – I’m just going to say it – hatred on display is not only shocking, but extremely sad. It’s out of hand. We used to think in trying times New Zealanders would come together and forget minor irritations about left and right notions. But now, that concept is gone.
Most of you would have seen this division playing out somewhere in your life. Some of you will have experienced it personally. Perhaps within your own circle of friends, or disappointingly, your family.
You may think I’m talking about our current situation with lockdowns and vaccinations, and I am, but not only this. How about the smouldering disunity between Maori and so-called ‘non-Maori’; homeowners and renters; property owners and tenants; business owners and employees; beneficiaries and workers; firearm owners and police; farmers and environmentalists; progressives and conservatives? The vaccinated and the ‘non-vaccinated’
The list goes on.
Where does this division come from and why is it so strong right now, you may ask?
Because of one thing: politicisation.
The Ardern government has deliberately politicised every aspect of our lives. How we live, how we work, who is allowed an opinion, who isn’t, what you can and can’t do, when you can do it. Who pays, who benefits, who controls our water and land, and even who can have a say in our supposed democratic system.
The government has done nothing but stoke the flames of identity politics and New Zealand is like a bad crème brulée: all kinds of split!
By politicising every space New Zealanders occupy, the government ends up controlling that space. And that, my friends, is what it’s all about.
Division leads to control, and that is where we are at. A country where citizens are at each other’s throats. A terribly sad, and in my opinion possibly the worst, consequence of this increasingly authoritarian government which is hell-bent on destroying what most of us remember as a fair, friendly, and united country.
It’s hard to know if we can return to that state of fairness and unity, it seems like an unattainable goal right now. But it is my wish that we do, and I am certain many good people of this beautiful country wish for that too.
Roger Dewhurst said:
She shares much with the likes of Adi Amin, Mugabe, Pol Pot, Hitler and Blair. Blair, under his middle names, was convicted of attempting to procure sex in a public lavatory. Her mentors then are the woman who destroyed New Zealand’s air force and a public lavatory sodomite.
Margaret Stevenson-Wright said:
In my view- our current Prime Minister and the Labour Government are well beyond help, hope – and redemption.
“I’m talking about our current situation with lockdowns and vaccinations, and I am, but not only this. How about the smouldering disunity between Maori and so-called ‘non-Maori’; homeowners and renters; property owners and tenants; business owners and employees; beneficiaries and workers; firearm owners and police; farmers and environmentalists; progressives and conservatives? The vaccinated and the ‘non-vaccinated’”
Darryl Betts said:
Well said! There is an ideology beneath all of this which has been building for decades in our institutions. Utopian thinking, blank slate-ism (biology denial), constructivism (denial of objectivity), post-modernism (rejection of rationality), collectivism and group politics (denial of individuality), safety-ism (paternalism and infantilization), and more. People have been trying to warn society about this for decades. In my opinion what is happening here across the world is a perfect storm in which this destructive ideology is now starting to seriously damage human civilization and threatens to undo hundreds of years of progress.
Joyce Glennie said:
Wonderful article Melissa, all so true our dictator Leader and her comrades are systematically destroying our democracy and our freedoms. I pray that we can put a stop to this, beginning with the next elections, where we can vote this current regime out and try and build a New Zealand for all New Zealanders and bring sanity and normalcy, respect and harmony for all in our beautiful country
George&Tracy Lancaster said:
its sad to watch countries fully open on 70% double vaccinated and know Many Auckland businesses will go under in this 90% that is a world lock figure. Auckland could open up at level 2 today.
Her ego won’t allow her to open the country up when we have vaccination rates higher than other open countries, she has to do it better, well in her mind anyway.
If it is not her ego, then that must surely mean that or actual vaccination rates are far lower than what she is telling us.
But she would never lie to us would she?
I mean has she ever lied to us before or misled us?
https://www.bitchute.com/video/sG5Q0izxAeVt/ this video is about Jacinda Ardern’s smiles and lies.
A Zanny Granny said:
We are at a critical stage now. There is a lot to do. We have to fight to get our freedom back NOW. I have felt so helpless. So I downloaded our National Anthem onto my ancient phone and I play it while I am driving with the windows down, walking, even in the supermarket. Yeeha! This is the best version, for me anyway. Our Anthem is very powerful. .It will empower you. God Defend our Free Land. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6qmdqvItkM
James Speedy said:
Adern and her government thrive on “divide and conquer.” But do the sheep (voters) see through the political manipulation?