We have just had local body elections here in New Zealand and we were entertained with the spectacle of Jacinda’s government-funded medico-political platform in full flood.
If you want a metaphor from popular culture watch ‘Divergent’ in which good people whose profession is to protect society, get injected and become compliant oppressors.
New Zealand news media website Stuff newspaper, in conjunction with sophisticated websites and government-funded scientists, led the campaign charge and sought to identify and publicly attack any candidates who had safety concerns.
The most revealing part of these attacks was the selection of the candidates’ personal interests which apparently should disqualify them from seeking office. These included:
- Knitting, yoga
- Freedom of human rights
- Free speech
- Permaculture home gardening
- Adverse effects, herd immunity, lab leak theories
- Social media, Natural products
- Dairy farming protest
- Sharing links
Oh yes, and they threw in a Facebook friendship with myself.
There is even a hotlink button to anonymously dob in colleagues and report misinformation to the police and other government bodies including an emergency report team. Instructions encouraged you to report lawyers, health professionals, teachers, and worksafe breeches.
One of the principal advocates of Ardern’s biowave politics is a newly minted PhD and expert on, you guessed it – disinformation, who, as reported by Stuff, has the incredible distinction of writing “a million words.” Yes, a whole million of them.
According to some words, the principal danger of the above interests was that they all lead, after about a year, to a desire to replace democracy with far-right extremism and eventually “war.” Dangerous Stuff!! (Warning: they might have got some words confused here.)
On a serious note, how could anyone imagine that a political movement can be built around an ineffective and risky biotech intervention? Well apart from Jacinda Ardern of course… Wait a minute, let’s just add Justin Trudeau. That’s it right? Of course, there’s Joe Biden…. I could go on, couldn’t I? Covid vaccination doesn’t make you gullible, does it? It couldn’t possibly.