After enduring nearly two years of forced submission, and psychologically beaten down by tyrannical stay at home orders that are more of an indication of an overbearing government flexing its ideological chest, rather than a legitimate effort to increase public safety, New Zealand residents have finally run out of patience. And the tone deaf mentality of Parliament continues to wail obnoxiously in the style of Rosanne Barr butchering the National Anthem to a chorus of resounding boos.
While the global government response to Covid-19 has been more of a litmus test to the actual collective ulterior motive of elected official schoolyard cliques, and not the concern for the individual, crucial fundamental tenet of free will has been battered, as Liberal politicians incessantly test the resolve of constituents through unbearable constraints.
As the trucker protest and blockade “Freedom Convoy” in Canada is a blatant illustration that frustration and impatience in a world warped by demagogues has overtaken conformity, the incited crowds of New Zealanders airing their grievances, is a hurricane of next level angst. While basic freedoms proportionally dwindle against the unilateral fantasies and perversions of lawmaking bullies, the will of the public is on full display in the nation’s capital of Wellington, and the government response to the protests is and should be under the microscope of justified scrutiny.
In attempting to thwart any opposition to the nefarious agenda of Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and colleagues in further consolidating and further abusing her powers, the governing body is gently ratcheting up the pressure on crowds to disperse from Parliament grounds by curious methods. While keeping the force of the police state at minimum levels, leadership deployed the passive aggressive progressive tactic of literally turning on the landscape automated sprinkler system to douse dissenters with H20 in a pathetically orchestrated dry run at totalitarianism. Even though the weather forecast predicts over four inches of rain in the next 72 hours, which will probably thin the masses in a more organic fashion, the Liberal approach to applying science only when convenient comes into play with another blaring example of hypocrisy.
Tax payers are already fitting the hefty bill of enhanced security surrounding the government buildings, and employing such a snarky and inefficient method to hamper legions of individuals fed up with the relentless interference of policy within their lives, is also reckless for a country that prides itself on being at the forefront of the environmental movement. Using some basic calculations based on area, time, equipment, and usage, the additional $6 per ten minutes of soaking those choosing to exercise their rights to criticize dubious procedure in the height of Summer is more of an indictment of the silent statement that is being made, pertaining to the ironies lost on those in control. While the juvenile solution in resorting to effectively mocking citizens in an adult game of a one-sided water fight is not bad enough, the short-sighted perspective of Ardern and cronies in creating long-term consequences is simply lost in another PR disaster of an unnecessary departure from reality, while the intensity from the encampments threatens to broil over in a sea of chaos.
The nation’s constitution is mercilessly vague in not specifying free speech and gun rights, which opens up the window for local bodies to create specific laws that hamper residents. The following verbiage pertains to the freedom of the individual to express themselves, apparently. “Everyone has the right to freedom of expression, including the freedom to seek,
receive, and impart information and opinions of any kind in any form.” Given a loose interpretation of the phrase, is not the government violating this article in both force and hold the laughter, turning on the sprinkler system?
In a Portland and Seattle approach to dealing with potential civil unrest, authorities have chosen to remove batons from law enforcement, and rely on the performance of the sprinkler system to temper any escalation from demonstrations to violence. The mouthpiece of the government summed by the completely mismanaged approach in maintaining bureaucratic elitism, “No-one who is here is here legally, and if they’re getting wet from below as well as above, they’re likely to be a little bit less comfortable and more likely to go home,” remarked Speaker of Parliament Trevor Mallard.
Hopefully, individuals will take the Parliament definition of “legally” to the courts in testing the bounds of New Zealand’s constitution. Similar to politicians in the US disingenuously labeling declarations as mandates and using fear to manipulate the populace, the bait and switch nature of government to invoke its force on voters through subversion and not precedent has resulted in a breach of justice, that should be heavily contested one society digs itself out from the blizzard and shackles of liars for hire. For New Zealand, the recovery process may linger for decades, as the waves of stringent house arrests will certainly have profound detrimental effects on the economy, mental health, and the development of children.
However, hope in the nepionic stages of the information age is a dangerous concept, especially with the prevalent arrogance of the Ardern’s and Trudeau’s of the globe who will soon learn that the trajectory of politics and approval ratings is as unpredictable of the trajectory of a mob taunted and pushed to limit by cretins motivated by their legacy against history instead of serving the public.