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Green Champion Jacinda Ardern Resigns as New Zealand PM

Essay by Eric Worrall

Jacinda Ardern, who once called public climate skepticism “weapons of war” from which people have to be protected, has resigned as Prime Minister of New Zealand.

Jacinda Ardern resigns as prime minister of New Zealand

Labour leader will stand down no later than 7 February, saying she ‘no longer had enough in the tank’ to do the job

New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern has said she is resigning, in a shock announcement that came as she confirmed a national election for October this year.

At the party’s annual caucus meeting on Thursday, Ardern said she “no longer had enough in the tank” to do the job. “It’s time,” she said.

“I’m leaving, because with such a privileged role comes responsibility. The responsibility to know when you are the right person to lead and also when you are not. I know what this job takes. And I know that I no longer have enough in the tank to do it justice. It’s that simple,” she said.

Her term as prime minister will conclude no later than 7 February, but she will continue as an MP until the election later this year.

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2023/jan/19/jacinda-ardern-resigns-as-prime-minister-of-new-zealand

That call for climate censorship;

The lessons of COVID are in many ways the same as the lessons of climate change.

When crisis is upon us, we cannot and will not solve these issues on our own.

The next pandemic will not be prevented by one country’s efforts but by all of ours. Climate action will only ever be as successful as the least committed country, as they pull down the ambition of the collective.

I am not suggesting though that we rely on the goodwill of others to make progress. 

We need a dual strategy. One where we push for collective effort but we also use our multilateral tools to make progress.

That’s why on pandemic preparedness we support efforts to develop a new global health legal instrument, strengthened international health regulations and a strong and empowered World Health Organization.

On March 15, 2019, New Zealand experienced a horrific terrorist attack on its Muslim community. 

More than 50 people were killed as they prayed. The attack was live-streamed on a popular social media platform in an effort to gain notoriety, and to spread hate.

At that time, the ability to thwart those goals was limited. And the chances of Government alone being able to resolve this gap was equally challenging. 

That’s why, alongside President Emmanuel Macron, we created the Christchurch Call to Action.

The Call community has worked together to address terrorism and violent extremist content online. As this important work progresses, we have demonstrated the impact we can have by working together collaboratively.

This week we launched an initiative alongside companies and non-profits to help improve research and understanding of how a person’s online experiences are curated by automated processes. This will also be important in understanding more about mis and disinformation online. A challenge that we must as leaders address.

As leaders, we are rightly concerned that even those most light-touch approaches to disinformation could be misinterpreted as being hostile to the values of free speech we value so highly.

But while I cannot tell you today what the answer is to this challenge, I can say with complete certainty that we cannot ignore it. To do so poses an equal threat to the norms we all value.

After all, how do you successfully end a war if people are led to believe the reason for its existence is not only legal but noble? How do you tackle climate change if people do not believe it exists? How do you ensure the human rights of others are upheld, when they are subjected to hateful and dangerous rhetoric and ideology?

The weapons may be different but the goals of those who perpetuate them are often the same. To cause chaos and reduce the ability of others to defend themselves. To disband communities. To collapse the collective strength of countries who work together.

But we have an opportunity here to ensure that these particular weapons of war do not become an established part of warfare.

Read more: https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2022/09/full-speech-jacinda-ardern-addresses-un-general-assembly.html

Video of Prime Minister Ardern’s speech calling for climate censorship;

I’m guessing she has decided to leave before she is pushed.

The following is high profile Aussie commentator Andrew Bolt’s view on Jacinda’s legacy;

I can’t think of any important New Zealand industry which wasn’t impacted by Jacinda’s green wrecking ball. She will be remembered for her fart tax and her damaging green zealotry, long after she has gone, along with her imposition of one of the most extreme Covid lockdowns in the Western World. New Zealand’s hermit kingdom lockdown was only rivalled by China’s Covid lockdown insanity.

Good riddance Jacinda. I for one won’t miss you.

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ResourceGuy
January 19, 2023 2:02 pm

She can’t even be honest leaving office on why. At least she’s consistent.

sherro01
Reply to  ResourceGuy
January 19, 2023 2:28 pm

She’s leaving because she’s too long in the tooth. Geoff S

Streetcred
Reply to  sherro01
January 19, 2023 2:47 pm

Hahahahaha! Good one, Sherro!

Scissor
Reply to  sherro01
January 19, 2023 5:51 pm

Would be helpful if one ever needed to eat corn on the cob through a picket fence.

May Contain Traces of Seafood
Reply to  sherro01
January 19, 2023 6:04 pm

I see what you are doing there, Sherro, but I refuse to bite…

pillageidiot
January 19, 2023 2:10 pm

Does New Zealand have cushy, high-paying TV gigs for useful idiots that support The Cause?

If not, is Jacinda going to be an export?

I doubt she left her position without a plan for future personal enrichment.

RickWill
Reply to  pillageidiot
January 19, 2023 2:33 pm

The UN beckons. The UN’s gender parity policy puts the ex-PM in a strong position to run in 2026.

Mr.
Reply to  Eric Worrall
January 19, 2023 7:59 pm

Her ex-employer and mentor in the true path of socialism, ex NZ prime minister Helen Clark, is already entrenched at the UN and tilling the fields for Jacinda.

That’s Helen Clark of “why does New Zealand need an army? We have Australia between us and any foreign invasion threat”.

Scissor
Reply to  RickWill
January 19, 2023 5:53 pm

I was hoping she would land under Dorothy’s house.

pillageidiot
Reply to  Scissor
January 19, 2023 6:28 pm

Too bad that “Global Warming” is NOT causing more powerful tornadoes.

I guess every silver lining does actually have a dark cloud.

HB
Reply to  pillageidiot
January 19, 2023 3:13 pm

There are reports that her child is enrolled in a posh school near the UN in New York.
Can her partner get residency with a drug conviction ????

btw the picture is brilliantly close to the mark

Duker
Reply to  HB
January 19, 2023 3:41 pm

All rubbish you frauds like to propagate.
No kid in posh school in NY, she’s only 4 . No drug conviction either as that one was debunked by the police.

Old Man
Reply to  Duker
January 19, 2023 3:50 pm
Scissor
Reply to  Old Man
January 19, 2023 5:55 pm

If there were ever a remake of Mr. Ed…

HotScot
Reply to  Duker
January 19, 2023 5:35 pm

Need to provide evidence for that one. Didn’t Ardern admit herself to having dabbled with cannabis?

HB did say her kid was “enrolled” not that he/she (it) was attending.

And the evidence is in. Ardern tortured the people of NZ with her covid zeal perhaps more than any other national leader and despite reasonable objections, continued to do so until the day of her resignation.

She will doubtless get a less ‘stressful’ job thanks to her adoration by Klaus.

mikelowe2013
Reply to  HotScot
January 21, 2023 5:48 pm

Over Covid and Climate, she has shown she does not understand unbiased science. That makes her very suitable for an international political role!

mikelowe2013
Reply to  Duker
January 21, 2023 5:50 pm

Isn’t Clarke due in court in March? Maybe he is not yet convicted, but he’s well on the way! He does appear to get mixed up in some unfortunate situations!

AndyHce
Reply to  HB
January 19, 2023 7:08 pm

he can be given some very minor UN position, thus making him immune for all laws.

MarkH
Reply to  pillageidiot
January 19, 2023 5:21 pm

She’ll trot off to a lucrative position at the UN or some other extra-governmental agency (where she may prove to be a greater threat to the freedom of people than where she was). But, given that her excuse was that she “didn’t have what it takes”, she could hardly take such a position without being utterly hypocritical, but that has never stopped a leftist before.

The fawning over her by the lickspittle media has been nauseating. The comment sections of the various videos (when they are not shut down) show what seems to be a more honest picture of the general sentiment of her exit. The sane world rejoices, if only for a minute. May she get what she deserves, and live a long life throughout which to contemplate her actions.

mikelowe2013
Reply to  pillageidiot
January 19, 2023 7:02 pm

Or Clarke’s?

ozspeaksup
Reply to  pillageidiot
January 20, 2023 3:42 am

shes a WEF luvvie like trulyadope is, so expect a plum OS placement coming up
rather like juLiar gillard did and the noxious kRudd

Leslie MacMillan
Reply to  ozspeaksup
January 21, 2023 5:20 pm

There goes Trudeau’s hope for a shot at a sinecure in the UN as his exit strategy from Canadian politics. I am imagine the two of them are qualified for the same job. But she’s a girl and girls go first. “After all, it’s 2015.”, said he on swearing in a gender-balanced cabinet.

So now we’re stuck with him till he’s 75.

ResourceGuy
Reply to  pillageidiot
January 20, 2023 6:45 am

Joint appointment at UC Berkeley and CNN with book deals in hand

kenji
January 19, 2023 2:15 pm

Good. Although the sheep living in New Zealand didn’t so much as bleat at her authoritarian rule. They apparently like being subjects of Marxist Queens. If the people of NZ actually had any integrity … they’d have been taking to the streets with AT LEAST as much zeal as your average BLM loot fest

HB
Reply to  kenji
January 19, 2023 3:17 pm

Yes they did there was massive push back that was labeled mis and dis information the intelligence services where weaponized against the protests. She has changed NZ for the worst

Duker
Reply to  HB
January 19, 2023 3:44 pm

During the Covid era , the polls said 80% support for the government’s actions.

You seem to forget in Victoria Australia a recent election had the lockdown premier recented with a slight increase in his previous landslide election majority.

Noisy minority of course we’re just an ignored by voter

Mike
Reply to  Duker
January 19, 2023 5:25 pm

Just because the slight majority of we Victorians have been and continue to be paralyzed with ignorance, doesn’t mean NZ’ers are.

Duker
Reply to  Mike
January 19, 2023 8:27 pm

Ok…so its a majority you are ignorant in Victoria, but no siree not in NZ
You are delusional my friend

ozspeaksup
Reply to  Mike
January 20, 2023 3:47 am

if the teals hadnt been created by megabucks labors loss would have been rather larger

Elliot W
Reply to  Duker
January 19, 2023 5:58 pm

I wonder how the votes were counted? Dominion?

Duker
Reply to  Elliot W
January 19, 2023 8:34 pm

What a foolish thing to claim

Both countries use manual ballot papers and hand counts, postal voting is extremely rare – they visit people in senior living ahead of election day , and its ‘no excuse’ voting in person for say 2 weeks before election day

A hand recount was done this month in Lycoming county PA, the 2020 presidential election that is . 60,000 ballots gave same result as 2020, give or take a handful
trump -7 while Biden -15
Trump still had 70% of vote!

You fool there is no stolen election , just the ignorant refusing to believe Trump is a loser

ozspeaksup
Reply to  Duker
January 20, 2023 3:49 am

at least aus forces electoral rolls and mandates you vote. however Evoting is becoming a thing and thats a BAD move

Steve Case
January 19, 2023 2:19 pm

I’m guessing she has decided to leave before she is pushed.
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J & J are also deserving of some helping hands.

ssm59
January 19, 2023 2:23 pm

good offing riddance!

RickWill
January 19, 2023 2:27 pm

Kevin Rudd missed his chance for the UN Secretary General’s role. He did not quite fit their gender parity policy. At least the ex-NZ PM fits that key requirement.

Jacinda Ardern could very well replace John Kerry as the saviour of the planet. She has been groomed for such a role.
https://www.younggloballeaders.org/community?utf8=✓&q=jacinda&

RickWill
Reply to  Eric Worrall
January 19, 2023 4:40 pm

I have a strong feeling that the ex-PM is in line for the lady in waiting. Her credentials for the role are impeccable. She is one of the chosen. This goes back to 2019 but it gives an idea of her reach:
https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/political/380718/ardern-upbeat-despite-absences-at-davos

Jacinda Ardern has spent the day holding a number of bilaterals, being guest on a Safeguarding Our Planet panel and private meetings with both Prince William and Sir David Attenborough.

So cannot claim to be God as Kerry does but could be the next planet saviour.

There will be greater certainty when she takes up a UN role. This is a complex organisation and she only has 3 years to get inside it. I speculate she has the next year to move to New York. If she is not at the UN orb within the year then the prospect of courting the power brokers will narrow and it will not be possible before 2031 and that would be risky for her as there are now more female heads of state.

Albo has already spoken favourably of her upon her being forced out. He may still be in a position to support her nomination. She might even get support from the UK for the UN position. She is already downplaying any role at the UN so plenty of speculation out there. And how many politicians openly announce aspirations until they have tested the water.

sherro01
Reply to  Eric Worrall
January 19, 2023 4:50 pm

Eric,
According to some, to qualify, she would need to reduce the frequency of movements to powder her nose. Geoff S

Elliot W
Reply to  Eric Worrall
January 19, 2023 6:00 pm

If Rudd would have donned a dress, some lipstick, and requested new pronouns, he’d have been a shoo-in!

ozspeaksup
Reply to  RickWill
January 20, 2023 3:50 am

curious as hes been seen in fishnets n heels woulda thought thatd get him in easy

Tom Halla
January 19, 2023 2:30 pm

Authoritarian socialism with a layer of hypocritical “concern for the people” is a definition of fascism. All Ardern was lacking was stylish Party uniforms. The

Duker
Reply to  Tom Halla
January 19, 2023 3:46 pm

Both major party’s support zero net carbon , and the major lockdowns

It’s you that’s the tiny minority that voters ignore…what a shame

Mike
Reply to  Duker
January 19, 2023 5:32 pm

Both major party’s support zero net carbon”
Garbage. Both parties go along with it. Some for reasons other than saving the world.

Duker
Reply to  Mike
January 19, 2023 8:25 pm

Its a fact . Votes in the legislature for the Zero carbon are more than ‘going along with it’

MarkH
Reply to  Tom Halla
January 19, 2023 5:29 pm

Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience. They may be more likely to go to Heaven yet at the same time likelier to make a Hell of earth. This very kindness stings with intolerable insult. To be “cured” against one’s will and cured of states which we may not regard as disease is to be put on a level of those who have not yet reached the age of reason or those who never will; to be classed with infants, imbeciles, and domestic animals.

— C.S. Lewis

What we seem to be seeing is what a feminine tyranny would look like. An insane emphasis on keeping people “safe” from everything, whether they want to or not. A blind faith that “mother knows best”, a sentiment that was very clearly displayed by Jacinta Ardern when she proclaimed that people should only get their information from the government because they are the only source of truth, and other feminine leaders like Justin Trudeau.

Elliot W
Reply to  MarkH
January 19, 2023 6:04 pm

Reminds me of Angela Merkel being called “Mutti” (Mommy) in Germany. And…her proud legacy lasted 2months after she left?

Tom Abbott
Reply to  MarkH
January 20, 2023 4:56 am

“omnipotent moral busybodies”

There are way too many of these running around this world.

Holier Than Thou, in their minds. The rest of us need their instructions, they think.

Shoki
January 19, 2023 2:30 pm

The most likely explanation is that she lost either party or popular backing and was facing a possible vote of confidence.

rah
January 19, 2023 2:57 pm

I have doubts it will make a difference for the Kiwis. We see that there is little difference between the major parties in the UK or OZ, so why will it be different in New Zealand?

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Duker
Reply to  rah
January 19, 2023 3:48 pm

Yes. It was the previous centre right PM who loved the Paris climate treaty and committed the country to 30% reduction in CO2 by 2030….and that party voted in nanimously for the legislation to implement that treaty

rah
Reply to  Duker
January 19, 2023 11:10 pm

I value freedom and liberty over personal safety. Now go isolate yourself and make sure your stocked up on N95 masks. Make sure you get your 14th booster also.

bnice2000
Reply to  rah
January 20, 2023 1:42 am

Duker will be one of those self-styled elites that only get the saline jab !

And you can see the Kerry/Gore style arrogance and ignorance in his every post.

rah
January 19, 2023 2:59 pm

Oh, and BTW, she is not leaving office because her septic tank was empty. She is leaving office because she would not be re-elected.

Rud Istvan
January 19, 2023 3:29 pm

We can hope NZ will be better off with her replacement. But I have doubts, as NZ elected her in the first place. Sort of like CA and NY in the US. Pretty hopeless. CA high speed train to nowhere, NY no bail despite large crime rise. Brainless and clueless seems a common unifying electorate theme.

rah
Reply to  Rud Istvan
January 19, 2023 3:54 pm

And how long has it been that way? Well, during WW II with the Japanese threatening to come further south, the union dock workers there refused to combat load the ships for “Watchtower”, the coming invasion of Guadalcanal. The 1st Marine Division that would be carrying out the invasion were forced to load their own ships! Thus supplies piled high on the docks were sitting in the weather, disintegrating the boxes they were packed in and leaving cans with no labels to identify their contents.

Kiwi’s fought valiantly on sea, land, and in the air. In N. Africa, and in the RAF in England, and then in the SW Pacific, they played important roles. But when it came to Union rights verses the threat of invasion of their own Country. Union rights won out.

ResourceGuy
Reply to  rah
January 20, 2023 7:28 am

Exactly

Chris Hanley
Reply to  Eric Worrall
January 19, 2023 4:28 pm

It is impossible to know what the population in an oligarchic police state think.

MarkH
Reply to  Eric Worrall
January 19, 2023 5:36 pm

It often does not matter what the people actually think either. Shenanigans, above and below board, can easily determine the outcome of elections. Take Victorias recent elections that resulted in the horrible tyrant Dan Andrews being re-elected again. This was in no small part due to the diligent work of a man by the name of Glenn Druery (the Preference Whisperer), who went so far as to create fake parties, appearing to oppose Andrews, such as the “Sack Dan Andrews Party” that were simply there to draw protest votes away and re-direct them to Labor through the preference system. You’d think something like that would be a scandal, but it’s all “above board”, including Druery selling seats in the Victorian Parliament for $50000.

Graham
Reply to  Rud Istvan
January 19, 2023 7:40 pm

What I hear is that she has pushed the controversial Three Waters Legislation and then realized that unless her government radically modified or dropped this unnecessary bureaucratic take over and drastically changed direction the Labour Greens coalition would get voted out in the next election .
The Maori party and the Greens would not budge so she then decided that she could not win and maintain her position as Prime Minister .
Of course in any country there are many people supporting the government no matter what and a large number supporting the conservative opposition of National and Act .
It is those swinging voters in the center that actually vote the government in or out .
This present government is certainly not the farmers friend introducing levies ( read taxes ) on our farmed animals methane emissions which if you stop and think we export 80% of our food why should we as farmers pay this levy instead of the countries importing our food if they felt the need to pay for emissions on the food that they eat ?
The other major blunder that this government has made is to allow foreign investors buy up good farmland to plant pine trees that will never be harvested and will have no economic benefit to New Zealand except for the purchase price and the tree planting .
The government has not even looked at this as the carbon credits issued will flow over seas with absolutely no benefit to New Zealand .
A great way to bankrupt the country .

Sweet Old Bob
January 19, 2023 4:00 pm

“Climate action will only ever be as successful as the least committed country, as they pull down the ambition of the collective. ”

Did JA just admit they will fail ?

😉

MarkH
Reply to  Sweet Old Bob
January 19, 2023 5:39 pm

Climate action will never be “successful” because CO2 is not the control knob of the climate. They could reduce human attributed emissions to zero and it will have no noticeable effect. The control of CO2 emissions is a control on energy use, if you control energy use you can control the movement of people and their productive endeavors. It’s not about the CO2 at all, its about following orders, doing what you’re told.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Sweet Old Bob
January 20, 2023 5:04 am

The “collective”, huh? There’s that “Borg” mentality coming out.

Izaak Walton
January 19, 2023 4:06 pm

You claim that she was responsible for “her imposition of one of the most extreme Covid lockdowns in the Western World” which might be true but it was also one of the most successful. Compared to the US for example the death rate per million people in NZ is almost
10 times lower. Which surely counts as a success.

Izaak Walton
Reply to  Eric Worrall
January 19, 2023 9:17 pm

welding people in their houses for 15 years is a ridiculous comparision. In NZ there was a lockdown for just over 4 weeks which meant that people were not allowed to leave their house except for exercise and to buy essential items. This was in response to a then unknown disease for which there was no effective treatment and no vaccine. The lockdown was a success and completely eliminated COVID from NZ saving thousands of lives.

Where you think that was an acceptable trade-off is up to you. All public health measures restrict personal freedoms in some manner. When I get into my car I have to be sober and wear a seat-belt. Most people think that is an acceptable restriction of my rights to ensure that everyone is safe. But most people (including me) would think that welding people in their homes for 15 years unacceptable. In the middle there is a grey area where reasonable people can and do disagree.

ozspeaksup
Reply to  Izaak Walton
January 20, 2023 3:56 am

It wasnt allowing excersise at all ONLY for food and pharma otherwise forced to stay home

rah
Reply to  Eric Worrall
January 19, 2023 11:41 pm

Never forget! It was not just lockdowns. It was about turning the people against each other.

https://youtu.be/cUZIOjZPSrU

RickWill
Reply to  Izaak Walton
January 19, 2023 5:00 pm

Which surely counts as a success.

Success can only be measured over time. New Zealand was like Australia and Taiwan – the curve was flattened. Looking at the recent data on excess mortality, NZ is not doing all that well per attached

I had serious reservations about what Sweden was doing because my son was a young physician in the most hectic Covid ward in Australia during the first wave and he was working ridiculous hours in terrible circumstances. I appreciated and supported the effort to flatten the curve. However the long term results show Sweden has come through in reasonable shape.

The cause of the excess deaths is open to speculation but people relying on a nanny state for controlling how they behave just leads to lack of self control. I did not support mandatory vaccination but I made the choice to have the AZ vaccination.

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RickWill
Reply to  RickWill
January 19, 2023 5:10 pm

I made regular visits to NZ in the noughties. Over that decade I observed changes in NZ from being easy going to the epitome of woke. I even had a joke with one of the airline security staff in Christchurch on the first visit. That is something I would never contemplate in Los Angeles for example.

I now take the view that NZ is not a particularly good place to visit, too uptight, and I live in Victoria.

abolition man
Reply to  RickWill
January 19, 2023 6:27 pm

Rick,
Thanks for posting the graphs! An important point to consider is that ChiCom19, like other corona viruses, is a SEASONAL respiratory virus! That means that the NZ case count will start rising again in a few months!
The other thing to consider is the percent of the population that is vaccinated, and the number of boosters they have taken. A recent Chinese study seems to confirm what many of us were worried about; the more jabs you get, the greater your chances of contracting Covid (again) become! ADE or OAS seem to follow after the widespread use of a leaky and non-sterilizing treatment! Who knew!

ozspeaksup
Reply to  abolition man
January 20, 2023 3:58 am

nsw dept of health data shows the multi vaxxed are the ones in ICU and dying the non vaxxed like me are doing fine even when we get covid, and i reckon running low on IVM was why i eventually got it.
excess deaths with no covid are 15k over normal hmm just like ALL the heavily vaxxed nations

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Duker
Reply to  RickWill
January 19, 2023 8:49 pm

Ireland covid deaths 8500 to date

NZ covid deaths 2500 to date ( most since the end of lockdowns ….and more infectious variants)

Whats this ‘self control’ you talk of . Its an airborne deadly infectious disease. You can catch it at the supermarket or at work .

Graemethecat
Reply to  Izaak Walton
January 20, 2023 4:02 am

Strangely enough, NZ’s excess mortality figures are not good at all: https://pandem-ic.com/excess-severity-in-australia-and-new-zealand/

Michael in Dublin
January 19, 2023 4:21 pm

Adern believed she could keep Covid out or limited by her extreme lockdowns and waiting for the vaccinations. For two years there were few deaths and everyone was expected to be vaccinated and boosted. Then the first big wave began and in 9 months there were as many Covid deaths in New Zealand as there were in Ireland in the first 10 months of Covid before anyone had been vaccinated. It was a big Fail. The restrictions resulted in some bad and unnecessary experiences for people urgently seeking medical help – I know because family members were among those who suffered unnecessarily.

We need, however, to thank Jacinda for one thing – proving conclusively the vaccination was nearly worthless but the measures extremely costly.

Duker
Reply to  Michael in Dublin
January 19, 2023 8:47 pm

Wrong . Ireland covid deaths ( similar population) are way ahead, 8500 to date

NZ is 2400 to date most since the vaccination reached near 90%, as normal those dead are mostly the very old or unvaccinated . Elderly often have little protection from most vaccines and have other illnesses which make them more susceptible

those 6000 dead in Ireland arent around to refute your claims

Michael in Dublin
Reply to  Duker
January 20, 2023 2:26 am

Duker

When I am in error I am happy to be corrected however you found fault with a claim I never made.

If you read my comment carefully you would notice I deliberately compared deaths during the first big wave in Ireland (ten months) with those in the first big wave in New Zealand (nine months).

My point is that the extreme lockdowns and widespread vaccination in New Zealand did not prevent a large number of elderly people dying with covid. The Focussed Protection suggested by the Great Barrington Declaration would have been a far better approach. We knew in March 2020 that the most vulnerable were the elderly and obese – confirmed by Italian doctors at the time and the deaths on the cruise ships.

Antibiotics are worthless against flu virusses. However, people do not die from the flu or covid virus but from the secondary infections. These should be treated to save lives. There was little effort by most politicians and their advisors to encourage doctors from March 2020 to follow normal medical practice to adopt treatment protocols rather than a mad rush to develop a vaccine. Where such protocols were adopted, they saved the lives of elderly patients. When politicians like Adern interfered in the work of doctors, they promoted what is best described as medical malpractice. They should be held accountable.

rah
Reply to  Michael in Dublin
January 20, 2023 7:47 am

What NZ did was just delay the inevitable.

kaperegrine
January 19, 2023 4:56 pm

Your photo is how I’ve always pictured her….

observa
January 19, 2023 5:18 pm

You will all Wokespeak with THE ONE VOICE and be happy-
https://www.msn.com/en-au/news/other/the-left-hate-diversity-canavan/ar-AA16vCr9
Or else!

abolition man
January 19, 2023 5:20 pm

Ding, dong, the witch is dead!
The Wicked Witch of the Southern Hemisphere has been upended; now if we can just get the house to drop on the Wicked Witch of the North; Gretchen Whitmer! Hopefully some of the flying monkeys swarming around Davos will fall to the building populist revolt against their religious tyranny!
Marxism likes to hide behind the smiling faces of attractive young men and women, and children; the reality is the killing fields of Cambodia, and the slaughter of peasants in China and Russia! It can only be imposed when Liberals become so open minded that their brains fall out!

Gary Pearse
January 19, 2023 5:25 pm

“saying she ‘no longer had enough in the tank’ to do the job”

Wow, there is a ‘tell’! To use such a metaphor when she has devoted her efforts to empty the real tanks of the economic wellbeing of her citizens, businesses, agriculture, energy supply. Sometimes, the words that tumble out of a leaders mouth are the product deeply buried truths they misunderstand. Freudian slip, anyone.

Duker
Reply to  Gary Pearse
January 19, 2023 8:41 pm

Economy rebounded my friend Its been 5-6% yearly increase in GDP until recently
Jun21 qtr to Mar 22 qtr

rah
Reply to  Duker
January 20, 2023 7:49 am

I believe my truckers eyes compared to what our lying government tells us.

terry
January 19, 2023 5:48 pm

It’s become farce. You have right to say what I believe/know to be the truth but you do not have the right to say what you believe/know to be the truth if that’s different. Where does this end. When you achieved power Jacinda, did God reach down, tap your nose, and make you all knowing and seeing. But I waste my time. You woke folk just know better don’t you. Bye Bye nazi girl. Can’t say it was nice!

May Contain Traces of Seafood
January 19, 2023 6:03 pm

For those playing at home, Andrew Bolt is a Left and openly supported Biden and his ‘fine words’ in the period after the election but before swearing in, while also at the same time admitting the election had more blatant cheating evidence than a school kid who forgot final exams were today. Biden, he argued, simply ‘deserved’ a change to be President.

He gets some Conservative love because he is anti Climate Change(tm) and argues against the ‘Aboriginal Industry’, but deep down he is a Left who knows he is only as good as his next performance review and jumps bandwagons as needed.

Daisy on the other hand is BASED.

Simon
Reply to  Eric Worrall
January 19, 2023 10:01 pm

If he was bashing Trump he got it right.

bnice2000
Reply to  Simon
January 20, 2023 1:46 am

You wouldn’t a clue what right or correct is. !

You are perpetually provably WRONG !

Mr.
Reply to  bnice2000
January 20, 2023 6:28 am

Trump deserved criticism for many cringeworthy outbursts & utterings that exposed his grating personality, but on policy and governance, he was light years better placed than his Democrat or Bernie Sanders ilk opponents.

Simon
Reply to  Mr.
January 20, 2023 10:17 am

That’s an opinion you are entitled to it. I say Jacinda Adern was light years ahead of Trump in her handling of covid and the data backs me up. She listened to the medical experts and acted swiftly. that’s what you want in a leader… not a Trump who’s primary motivation was to act according to what would get him re-elected.

Simon
Reply to  bnice2000
January 20, 2023 10:19 am

The reality is you don’t have to know the subtle differences between right and wrong to know Trump is an immoral opportunist who conned the gullible on many occasions…. and it seems this continues.

May Contain Traces of Seafood
January 19, 2023 6:47 pm

The South Seas Tyrant has openly frauded her way through just about everything she has done, and the MSM has happily Simped along in support.

“Women Get Things Done” they cried. Girl Boss.

Lets look at just a few:

About April 2020 when us Sweet Summer Children believed it would all be over in a few weeks, the Tyrant made a press appearance where she stated that Australia would need to rebuild after the Two Weeks to Flatten and that Australia could only do that with New Zealand labour.

Yup, the Prime Minister of a nation’s plan to deal with unemployment was to ship her drones over to the West Island and get them to work there.

There is also the big claim that she made the scum mass murderer a ‘Non Person’ was a harsh but fair response that would prevent like minded moral pondslime from gaining advice and motivation. He name was banned. Reading his rants or viewing his videos was banned.

One can’t have the Alt-Right getting support… except the actual content of this idiot’s ramblings, once one got past the overt hate towards Islamics, was a Pro Green, Pro China slant.

Or, to put it another way, the shooter was from the Left.

Far from crushing Hate Speech, was the South Seas Tyrant actually taking steps to ensure people did start asking why this murderer actually seemed to have many ‘policies’ that matched government opinion.

In short I think she has been and continues to be a horrible person with selfish control issues completely swamping her actual skills. Hope she finally gets to live the rest of her life in her Socialist Paradise and leaves the rest of us the farce alone.

Pat from Kerbob
January 19, 2023 8:54 pm

The female Justin Trudeau
Hope he’s watching and takes a cue, before someone needs to take a cue to his head.

Ian_e
Reply to  Pat from Kerbob
January 20, 2023 8:23 am

Hmm, I am torn between those two options.

Rod Evans
January 19, 2023 10:28 pm

The Wicked Witch of the Woke, has thrown in her toothbrush. Rejoice at that news, if you are a New Zealander! The rest of us need to be aware she has given up on corralling 5 million and will be given a free pass to enter the UN with a view to corralling 5 billion of us.
Never forget this is the woman who openly claims, only government speaks the truth…

Gary Pate
January 19, 2023 11:39 pm

China is losing a brain dead zombie to do it’s bidding…

Big M
January 20, 2023 12:07 am

Brilliant graphic, mate, top marks!

Richard Greene
January 20, 2023 3:07 am

WHEN A LEFTIST LEADER DEPARTS, i ALWAYS HOPE THE REPLACEMENT IS NOT WORSE.

Ian_e
Reply to  Richard Greene
January 20, 2023 8:22 am

Yes indeed: I too experience disappointment on a regular basis!

Hivemind
January 20, 2023 3:54 am

Ding dong, the witch is dead,
the wicked old witch is dead.

gDavid
January 20, 2023 4:16 am

Is she any relation to AOC aka ‘Donkey Chompers’? Just wondering.

Randle Dewees
January 20, 2023 7:08 am

Maybe she will just slope off, you know, just live a real life and be a mom?

rckkrgrd
January 20, 2023 7:32 am

She has that elitist attitude that they must look after those too stupid to look after themselves. Even if that means a good spanking with a spiked board.

niceguy12345
January 20, 2023 11:35 am

She lost a parent? Child? Very very close friend?
Reacting like that is OK if you did, and pathetic otherwise.
(That’s what “feminism” produces.)

Philip CM
January 20, 2023 2:11 pm

and… New Zealanders busy scratching around looking for the same type of leftist idealogue to replace Ardern. 🤷‍♂️

Bus boy
January 20, 2023 11:37 pm

i have seen a number of comments that suggest a number of you don”t know much about NZ..
Jacinda Ardern and her labour government have been a major disaster for my country. She is by far the worst prime minister in by far the worst government we have ever had. Unfortunatly it has taken a large section of the population a while to realise this. In 6 + years they have achieved nothing other than dividing the country along racial lines. Certainly very little positive was achieved with her actions concerning the pandemic when she would not allow NZ citizens back into the country under the very restrictive MIQ system.
Regardless of what has been reported our “covid experience” has been similar to most other western countries and our stats similar.
On thursday (our time) about 85% of our country erupted in unabated joy when she announced she was stepping down although you would not get this from our bought and paid for media.
In october we have an election and we hope can get rid of this destructive government altogether

mikelowe2013
Reply to  Bus boy
January 21, 2023 6:12 pm

Good summation of our departed Red Witch!

Graham
Reply to  Bus boy
January 21, 2023 6:25 pm

Well said Bus boy,
Jacinda read the writing on the wall that her government is toast .
National and Act are showing a slight majority if the election was held next week.
During the lock down for Covid she was on TV 6 days a week with Hipkins who is now our new Prime Minister and millions of people with nothing better to do tuned in to the Covid broadcast on TV to hear the numbers.
A great way to win votes and influence people .
The National party has to grow a spine and stand up to the wokeness that this government has pushed onto the country .
The Act party has good policies and will get a lot of party votes and could hold the national party to enact sensible policies that will benefit ALL of New Zealand .
One policy being touted is that senior students should not have to go to school till 10AM.
Then no early lectures at university because it is too hard on the young people .
What happens when they start working for a living ? The whole country shut down till 10AM?
How is this going to help New Zealand ?

Hatter Eggburn
January 25, 2023 4:23 pm

Jacinda’s legacy to quote Dr Muriel Newman:

Her record speaks for itself.

Just months into her first term of Parliament, without any prior consultation or even Cabinet sign-off, she announced an end to new deep sea oil drilling – so she could boast about her decisiveness over climate change at a meeting of world leaders she was about to attend.

Anyone well informed could have told her that her actions would not only lead to the collapse of the oil and gas industry, but, by threatening the viability of the Marsden Point Oil Refinery, would render New Zealand totally dependent on imported fuels and by-products like bitumen.

Driven by a seemingly insatiable desire for international recognition, she used the tragedy of the Christchurch Mosque attacks to crack down on the rights of law-abiding Kiwi firearm owners, introducing excessive restrictions and a new registration system that is already failing.

As a globalist, she entrenched the United Nation’s radical Agenda 30 into our regulatory and administrative framework – without telling New Zealanders what she was doing.

She championed wide new powers for the World Health Organisation, informing the UN late last year, that New Zealand supports efforts “to develop a new global health legal instrument, strengthened international health regulations and a strong and empowered World Health Organisation.”

As a graduate of Klaus Schwab’s World Economic Forum, she began implementing their ‘great reset’ ideas, including the introduction of ‘wellbeing’ budgets.

Throughout her time in office, she honed her socialist technique of using fear to gain control of the public and force acceptance of her agenda – from climate change, where the implication was that the planet would be destroyed unless we sacrifice the farming sector and our economy, to Covid, where we were told that hers was the only truth and that unless we followed her instructions, up to 80,000 New Zealanders could die.

The lockdowns she imposed were the harshest in the world and the cruelty she displayed towards fellow New Zealanders – including those trapped overseas who were prevented from coming home – was unprecedented.

She lied about mandates – promising not to make vaccines compulsory before the 2020 election, only to impose them once elected, forcing people out of jobs and turning the unvaccinated into second-class citizens. She then exacerbated her wrongdoing by misleading the public about the reasoning.

But her deception was exposed by the High Court’s Justice Cook, who, in his determination that the mandates on the Police and Armed Forces were illegal, revealed that the Ministry of Health had opposed mandates because they didn’t stop the spread of the virus. Furthermore, he also rejected the Vaccine Order that claimed their introduction was essential to maintain public services, since only a relative handful of employees had refused vaccination.

In effect, the mandates were imposed as a weapon of coercion to force greater uptake of the vaccine – so our “Covid Queen” Prime Minister could boast on the world stage that New Zealand was one of the most vaccinated countries on earth.

It was the lies and deceit that led to the three-week long tent-village protest at Parliament. But instead of meeting with protesters and showing compassion for the fact that many of these nurses, doctors, police, defence workers and hundreds of others had lost their livelihoods, homes, and families, the PM looked down from her 9th floor Beehive office and allowed her Ministers to mock them.

In choosing that course of action, she set the scene for a conflict with Police that will remain an enduring stain on her legacy.

Throughout her premiership, in the best Marxist tradition, Jacinda Ardern heavily promoted identity politics, establishing appeasement processes for virtually every minority grievance. That, of course, included those pushing for Maori supremacy – a cause she embraced.

Using the excuse of preparing a plan to enact the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, a radical blueprint to replace democracy with tribal rule by 2040 was developed. Called He Puapua, this ‘subversive’ document was delivered to the Government in late 2019 but kept secret from Labour’s coalition partner New Zealand First and the public until after the 2020 election.

Having gained an absolute majority in Parliament, He Puapua and co-governance were progressed at breath-taking speed, with the 15-strong Maori Caucus seemingly calling the shots. This transfer of democratic power to the tribal elite – who run multi-million-dollar business development corporations – was carried out with the PM’s blessing, and represents the undermining of one of the world’s longest standing and most successful democracies.

New Zealanders’ right to challenge the introduction of race-based wards in local authorities was stripped away under Parliamentary urgency. In the middle of the pandemic, our community-based health system was abolished and centralised, giving a new Maori Health Authority such power that health prioritisation is now no longer based on clinical need but on race.

And, against the will of the public, local authority water infrastructure and services are now being confiscated and centralised into four mega agencies controlled by Maori.

With the Maori Caucus seemingly in some sort of co-governance arrangement with Jacinda Ardern, the three-waters reforms were expanded to cover all water in New Zealand – including the sea – without the knowledge or authorisation of the Prime Minister or Cabinet.

Such was her obsession with ushering in Maori supremacy, that Jacinda Ardern appears to have passed over her ultimate decision-making power to Labour’s Maori MPs to implement totalitarian tribal rule.

But thanks to New Zealand’s independent media and information channels, the government propaganda being promoted by State funded media began to be challenged and Kiwis started recognising the damage Jacinda Ardern’s toxic agenda was causing the country.

Just before Christmas the Australian Roy Morgan poll painted a devastating picture of a collapsing Labour vote – down from 50 percent at the 2020 election to just 25.5 percent, barely above the 24 percent polling that forced former Labour leader Andrew Little to step aside in 2017.

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