Groundswell Unbowed hews to productivity which will combat Famine, Starvation
Once all-powerful farmer representatives must now sit on their organisational hands while they see the nation’s most important industry engulfed in the government’s evangelical-grade fervour designed to simultaneously cut back pastoral productivity while inflicting more tax on it
Federated Farmers knows that the level of official excitability is now so volatile that any discernible campaign to introduce topics such as balance of payments and export revenues will only act as an accelerant.
They know too that the government’s determination to portray New Zealand and thus itself universally as the shining city on the hill has become baked-in as its peak policy.
Farmer representative institutions know that they must not be seen to impede the passage of the carriers of this particular grail in its journey to the world wide approbation that the bearers have been led to believe is so very much within their grasp.
In their fear of inserting a stick into this ants nest of a belief system the farm hierarchy displays characteristics of those confronted by a determined bull. They remain motionless.
So does His Majesty’s Opposition the National Party.
It weaves its way around schemes such as the one to plant trees on tracts of fertile grazing land. This is for no other purpose than to provide counterweights for foreign polluters seeking a book keeping entry somewhere else to demonstrate their own purity of purpose.
It refrains from pointing out that if the nation has an energy crisis, then it is a contrived one.
It is caused by the official decision to restrict access among other things to the nation’s abundant natural gas, not so long ago acclaimed as the clean alternative to coal gas.
Another curiosity takes the form of the lingering adhesion to the drying out side of the old change spectrum weather equation.
In the event precipitation and inundation in the region have been the most sinister occurrences.
This does not impede the government’s determination to run its show-boating solar farms over the most easily accessible flat land including pasture flood plains.
New Zealand’s contribution to the trace gas carbon dioxide is sufficiently miniscule to be only just calculable in fractions of decimals.
The Guardian is a handbook of this self-regarding movement. It routinely predicts for the world a great famine and a pending era of starvation.
Yet in New Zealand nobody dare warn about the deliberate exacerbation of this scourge embodied in the government’s own consecrated priority policy.
There is silence on perils in this context of timbering over pasture land and then inflicting punitive taxation on ruminants grazing in the diminishing available pastures.
These are the pastures carrying the world’s food supplies, repositories of food “security” as the government likes to say.
In a nation in which the words “the science” are never far from the lips of any government politician or official seeking to establish for themselves an aura of piety there is another curiosity.
It is that none of these people know, or even if they do know, are still too frightened to impart the fact that carbon dioxide is essential scientifically to plant growth.
Rogue farmer organisations notably Groundswell remain unimpressed by abstract government contentions centred on the fashionable academic notion of “modelling.”
One reason is that still fresh in their memory is the unnecessary official hysteria during the Covid era triggered by these very “modelling” exercises and their wild inaccuracy.
In order to by-pass the delicate and staged tap dancing of the National Party or Federated Farmers, Groundswell deals direct by taking its rural productivity case to where the votes are which is in the cities.
The government has imbued its narrowly self-serving cause as a noble endeavour of totemic global proportions.