All Party Global Acclaim Quest Swamps Pending New Zealand General Election
Distracted, bemused and somewhat entertained by the antics and pratfalls of its parliamentarians the wider electorate is successfully diverted from the hiding in plain sight fact that the pending general election has little to do with them at all.
All the main parties are already fixed in their posture which is an international one centred on year zero and they are all determined to camouflage its damage to the productive economy.
Official figures reveal that attaining northern hemisphere goals will cost the New Zealand taxpayer somewhere in the range of $3 billion to $24 billion.
This is why the government and in fact all the main general election contesting parties prefer to nourish the attention-diverting sideshows which are the staple of its subsidised media.
Even the terrain-wrecking policies of its tree regimen were successfully washed away in a sideshow centred on who was or was not, and why, taking advantage of their position to advance their own personal position.
The issue of the language used in road signage became instantly diverted into a students association identity preoccupation
Could not someone have cut through this with a simple statement such as that the signage priority was safety first and would thus be rendered in the language recognised by the majority of road users?
Then came a conflict of interest saga about who had shares in Auckland Airport and how many times they had been cautioned……………………..
Either way the effect was the same, the airport shares spat successfully obliterated the opposition National Party’s infrastructure policy.
This was karma and the reason is that the modern era of New Zealand’s ambition to style itself as the eco avatar on the global landscape can be traced to the last National government.
It thrust the nation into a straight-jacket of noble intentions including fine detail specifying for example tree conformations.
This now became sanctified by the incoming Labour government which supercharged the existing hair-shirt with a contrived energy shortage accentuating the pain side of the pain-gain purifying equation.
The boot-camp campaign was uninterrupted by Covid and in the event even enhanced by it as the Labour government let it be known that the Covid choreography was itself a blueprint for a similar approach on zero.
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine failed to ignite any thaw in the by now indelible belief system even though the supply shortages accelerated world fuel prices everywhere.
The all party silence on all this had greatly profited from a drift to arts and societal education and away from subjects designed to enlighten students on, for example, the good carbon (dioxide) and the bad carbon (monoxide.)
A once global perspective had become narrowed to voguish societal trends.
.There was little appreciation and thus perspective that only several years before it was invaded Ukraine, the largest repository of humus in the world, had overtaken Russia to become the world’s largest grain exporter.
While countries notably those who had for political reason outsourced their energy requirements to Russia now fully alarmed started clutching their remaining nuclear and coal fired power stations New Zealand in contrast maintained full stride as the standard bearer of world purity.
For a country dependent for 80 percent of its livelihood on food exports and with 85 percent of its power from hydro electric and geothermal this determination to prove the nobility of its intentions seems strange.
The main parties irrevocably haloed in the justness of their cause had locked themselves in to the extent that the slip road away from this righteous path provided by the Ukraine invasion was completely ignored.
A collective craving to occupy the world stage and to be seen to be riding high on it is an identifiable mass movement in this South Seas archipelago.
The last of these occurred in the late 1980s when the politico-media-mercantilist class became persuaded that the nation could become a world stage participant in finance.
The result was that the nation lost its entire presence in this same global market.
This included its only trading bank.