Updated: Feb 18
By now, most sensible and sober people can agree that there is something seriously wrong going on in New Zealand, and that it’s got nothing to do with a coronavirus.
In this latest episode in a series of highly calculated, albeit reactionary moves by the government, New Zealand declared a new “snap lockdown” in the country after public health officials claimed to have discovered a ‘case’ of COVID-19. Yes, you heard that right. One single case.
Apparently, it was the first alleged ‘infection’ recorded in six months, said to have emerged in the country’s most populous city, Auckland.
In ordering this shutdown, Ardern has established what can only be described as a post-modern standard for declaring the existence of a ‘pandemic.’
Prior to this week, it seemed like Australia was the world’s undisputed champion for baseless ‘snap’ lockdowns. Few could hope to eclipse the fascist wokery of the country’s merry band of technocrats, led by Premiers Dan Andrews in Victoria and Gladys Berejiklian in New South Wales, and flanked by an even dodgier gaggle of ‘public health’ quislings led by NSW state pandemic tsars; the irritable Brad Hazzard and his female sidekick, Dr Kerry Chant.
In recent weeks, this globalist syndicate Down Under has accelerated from specious lockdowns, to a full-on fundamentalist vaccine rampage.
The footage on social media of crazed public health officials and their foot soldiers (literally in some cases, as they’ve now deployed the Australian armed forces to enforce Covid laws and help jab the population) is certainly harrowing.
Hence, up until this week, Australia was the world’s leading congregation in the Cult of Zero Covid, with Chairman Dan and Gladys seemingly in competition with one another to see who could be more authoritarian and bombastic.
Just last month, it took just six so-called ‘cases’ (PCR positive tests) for Victoria’s Premier to flip his galactic circuit breaker to supposedly ‘stop the spread’ (the population of Victoria State is 6.8 million), and with that, throwing the region and the country back into certain socioeconomic and political turmoil.
Granted, Australian autocrats were pretty chuffed with themselves at that point. Corona seemed to be no match for such unabashed vigilance, that is until a frenzied mare came charging around the bend.
Behold a pale horse
In the global Zero COVID sweepstakes, New Zealand has suddenly taken the lead in what now looks to be a one horse race. Because once you lockdown your country for a single case – there isn’t anywhere else to go after that.
The bar can’t go any lower, unless Jacinda wakes up one day and decrees a pre-emptive lockdown based on a feeling that Corona is coming. I’m sure if you look hard enough, you can find some self-styled epidemiologist affiliated with an institution like Harvard, who will endorse that policy.
Not unlike Xi Jinping and Kim Jong Un, PM Ardern has a penchant for grand symbolic gestures and true blue ideological virtue signalling. This week was no exception.
After not recording a locally transmitted ‘case’ of COVID-19 in over six months, Ardern seized the opportunity. Her devoted committee of public health apparatchiks claimed to have identified where this mysterious single case originated (although not exactly) in the country’s largest city, Auckland.
According to reports, they claimed there was possibly “a link between the case and the border or managed isolation is yet to be established.” Very scientific. Then came the old worn out trope. ‘We’re following The Science,’ said public health mavens, assuring the public and a fawning media that this was all above board.
Ardern, a political protégé of Tony Blair, wasted no time enacting a “Zero COVID” lockdown set to last for seven days, covering both the Auckland and Coromandel areas, as well as a three day stint in the Corona Clink for the rest of the country.
Yes, it’s the old Delta Variant again. Experts insist that it could be lurking anywhere, waiting to pounce – from over the road, behind the bin, or maybe from the suspicious shrubbery next door. In the world of Zero COVID, you never can be too careful.
Most disturbingly, there has been a noticeable atmosphere of derangement which has become rather palpable in recent days, with regime police forces now openly mocking and trolling the public.
New Zealand Police tweeted out on their official account, “Who wants to play a game? Go home, stay home. You’re it.”
There is something seriously wrong with all this. The government seems to care little how it is perceived, and certainly not by its own electorate. It’s as if the regime is now above the law, hell-bent on a suicide run which is all but certain to derail any semblance of a democratic resolution to the current impasse.
For an increasing number of skeptical residents, the question now is: how long can the government carry on with the charade?
Unfortunately, as with Australia, and thanks to a diet of 24/7 state-sponsored mainstream media gaslighting and propaganda, much of the public have become acclimatised to the government’s vague prescriptions and constantly shifting Overton window of what constitutes ‘The Science,’ like a horoscope, changing from one day to the next.
In this instance, Ardern’s high council once again reserves the right to extend the decree should another ‘case’ appear on the scene, because, you know, you never can be too careful.
After all, ‘we’re still in the midst of a pandemic.’
“Don’t congregate with your neighbours. Don’t talk to your neighbours. Keep in your bubbles,” warned Ardern during her Oceanic press opportunity, borrowing that line straight out of Dr Kerry Chant’s B Movie horror script which aired last month in Sydney.