We wouldn’t call John Key “John”. We wouldn’t call Simon Bridges “Simon”. We don’t call Andrew Little “Andrew” so why oh why this insistence on calling the encumbent Prime Minister “Jacinda” as if we all knew her personally?
by Martin Harris
Surely this “Jacinda” first-name-terms business is all part of the agenda to make her seem like our friend in the literal sense and part of her “team of 5 million” (which sounds distinctly Communist to me!).
Ardern is however, not strictly a Communist but by her own description a Third Way Socialist (specifically Social Democratic). At least one of my hard-core Socialist friends has remarked that she is therefore not even a “true” Socialist (meaning the real-deal Marxist revolutionary). Maybe not, but some of those standing in her shadow may well be.
I agree that Socialism comes in many forms and it’s all too easy to lump them together and brand them as “Communism”. What really bothers me though is the growing chasm between Left and Right, a kind of radicalism on either side looming, (especially evident in the US) which is not a healthy way for a society to function. The image of Antifa and White Supremacy thugs bashing each other senseless spring to mind.
One can argue all day about the pros and cons of Socialism vs Capitalism, or Globalism versus Nationalism. I think we need elements of both in order for society to function: “The mediator between the head and the hands must be the heart”.
These words were spoken by a similarly charismatic female leader in a fictional setting: Hel, from Fritz Lang’s masterpiece Metropolis. A movie which makes the allegorical point that the hands can hardly function without a head and visa-versa. It seems to me that the heart that holds both together is diseased and failing. Perhaps the hands and head are too busy fighting each other to notice. A little re-Centralising would help much. And that may require a heart transplant.
In Metropolis, the real Hel is kidnapped by a bitter and manipulative Illuminati scientist who replaces her with a subversive robotic imitation to disrupt the agendas of both the workers (Socialism) and the Elite (Capitalism) alike. The real Hel is saved by reformed Rich Daddy’s-Boy Freder and order is restored but newfound respect and co-operation on both sides. If only reality were so simple!
As for Prime Minster Ardern, who is held in almost religious awe by the world-at-large, one wonders if she is the the flesh and blood Hel, or the malicious robot impostor leading the people to enslavement?
One more thing you should know in this respect is Ardern’s association with the Fabian Society which rather worryingly has a wolf in sheep’s clothing as it’s crest.
Allegedly independent of any political party yet clearly pro-Labour and centre-Left progressive. Party-independent maybe, but not exactly politically neutral!
I shall leave it to the reader to contemplate the implications of such a crest!
Meanwhile, I wish everyone would “cease and desist” from addressing Ms. Ardern as if we all know her personally. She is a politician. Spin and propaganda are part of her arsenal just like any other politician.
Ms. Ardern is not your best mate, she’s your employee and your taxes pay for her job. Let’s make sure she serves us well.
Hint: Rushing bills affecting our freedom into law without proper oversight and consultation isn’t “serving us well”.