Before she was sworn in as prime minister, Ardern talked about wanting her Government to feel different. “I want people to feel that it’s open, that it’s listening and that it’s going to bring kindness back,” she said. It sounds great after three decades of austerity and neo-liberalism.
Jacinda Adern knows how to be appealing, her qualification is in public relations, and she’s good at it, very glib and quick with empathy and talking points.
I know these are unprecedented times, but Jacinda did talk about being known by deeds, so let’s look at those deeds. If you don’t like bad news, click on the Time cover, read all the lovely things the globalist media have to say about Jacinda, and go no further. If you believe in accountability, read on.
In February-March 2020 New Zealand’s borders were not secured. While travellers infected with COVID 19 started walking across our border at the end of February, start of March, media and the public were calling for NZ’s border to be closed while Jacinda Ardern was telling us NZ had nothing to worry about.
A petition signed by over 3,000 doctors and health workers calling for an immediate lockdown along with two online petitions with a total of over 150,000 signatures was required before Jacinda finally shut our border.
She didn’t act until the 24th of March. From the 26th March, New Zealand was wrapped in Covid-19 yellow tape when a level 4 lock down was imposed. On the advice of the health ministers, NZ should only have gone to level 2 for a month – but we didn’t.
Instead, just three days later, the Government moved to Level 3, and in another two days went to Level 4.
The lock down was done illegally and the government and police knew that. Leaked emails showed that police believed, on the advice from Crown Law that there was very little they could do, other than ask people nicely to comply with the edicts. Yet businesses were closed on Police orders, and shopkeepers were threatened with arrest – all without any legal basis.
The term for this is “ultra vires,” a Latin phrase for “an act which requires legal authority but is done without it.”
Worst of all, people were made to die alone. I’m not talking about Covid deaths. The Ministry of Health failed to allow for their own legal directive that allowed for compassionate grounds and exception circumstances in allowing people to visit dying relatives.
“Where is my boy, where is my boy?” a dying father asked. His son, one of the 24 declined relatives, had to go to the High Court to gain access to his father. Justice Tracey Walker, the judge that ruled Oliver Christiansen could leave quarantine to see his father, said the health officials’ decisions to decline permission were legally flawed. In her decision released on Friday, Justice Walker said the handling of Christiansen’s case “had the hallmarks of an automatic rejection.”
There had been 24 requests to visit a relative dying or close to dying as of April 30, a spokesperson for the prime minister said. None of those requests were granted by the Ministry of Health, but while people died alone in the midst of this lock down, the Minister of Health went on a mountain bike ride, a drive to the beach and moved house.
New Zealand health minister demoted after beach visit broke lockdown rules
It was also turned into a nation of snitches after a hotline was setup for COVID-19 compliance. Ardern minions have filed “4,200 reports to police”, reporting on their neighbours who breach New Zealand’s house arrest rules. As The NZ Herald quipped, “curtain-twitchers outing members of the public crashed the new police reporting site within an hour of it going live yesterday.” Neighbour devouring neighbour under a cloud of suspicion and fear, in an eerie echo of the kind of public denouncing, carried out by Soviet Stasi, and Nazi Gestapo, collaborators.
As for looking after the elderly in isolated towns, the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) shut down an unofficial meals on wheels service in Kaitangata a week into the lockdown. But that left dozens of vulnerable residents stuck inside with no access to fresh food: South Otago town fights bureaucracy for right to feed elderly.
It appears that “kindness” has turned out to be nothing but double-speak.
The document dump
The fact that Adern ignored her top health officials recommendations that New Zealand move to Alert Level 2, and remain there for up to 30 days was revealed in the document dump that happened late of Friday afternoon of the 8th May.
Dumping documents late in the week is a long used practice of avoiding scrutiny, as Ministers head home for the weekend. The hope and intention is that media attention will have largely moved on by the following Monday.
While this was done, Adern slapped a gag order on her ministers. Newshub was leaked an internal memo sent to all ministers from the Prime Minister’s office instructing them not to speak to the media about the document dump.
The COVID-19 Public Health Response Bill
Despite Adern’s review of the legally flawed decisions where family members were denied access to their dying relatives, the Minister of Health has been granted unbridled power. New Zealand has essentially been turned into a police state.
Hours before New Zealand moved to lock down level 2 on the 14th May, the COVID-19 Public Health Response Bill was rammed through Parliament, granting police or “enforcement officers” the right to come into a home or place of business without a warrant if they reasonably believe virus-related orders are being breached. The wording of the bill may lead to mandated forced vaccinations. It was done in less than two days and with no select committee hearings.
These are the facts. Now for my opinion. “Know us by our deeds,” said Jacinda Adern a year after Christchurch. She loves to be inclusive and say “us.” Who is “us?”
The only thing I’d agree with Adern on is that her government feels different. It certainly does. There’s been no kindness. To me, the Orwellian term “double-speak” comes to mind.
As Jordan Peterson well articulates, “Kindness is the excuse that social justice warriors use when they want to exercise control over what other people think and say.”
You know what it looks like to me? A socialist working in cahoots with complicit, corporate owned media to get mandated vaccines for Agenda 2030.
Call me a conspiracy theorist all you like – I want to be wrong!
Links and leaks
Man in quarantine appeals to Government to see dying wife
Covid 19 coronavirus: Kiwi in LA begs for quarantine exemption to see dying dad in Christchurch
Denied visits for dying relatives: support for reviews of decisions
LEAKED: Crown Law Advice to Police
New Zealand’s own Amy Brooke has penned a damning critique of Ardern’s so-called “kindness:” Speccy Puts the Boot into the Princess
Ardern’s much-vaunted “compassion” didn’t extend to the families of the ill and dying, either.
Coronavirus: Jacinda Ardern asks for review of all cases where family members were denied permission to visit relatives (Wasn’t her carefree health minister reporting to her?)
New Zealanders begin to devour each other while Jacinda Ardern smiles and waves at the nation she’s put under house arrest
Covid-19 coronavirus: Kiwis file 4200 reports to police of people flouting lockdown
Doublespeak document dump while schooling Ministers on avoiding accountability
Leak: PM gags ministers on COVID-19 response
Creating a police state:
Even the UN Human Rights Commission is deeply concerned about COVID-19 Public Health Response Bill
Coronavirus: Welcome to the pandemic police state
Coronavirus: Police can now enter homes to look for people gathering
I’m reminded of a song by ACDC; ‘Dirty deeds, done dirt cheap.’ (ACDC’s album cover shows people with their eyes covered.)