By Rachael Parsons, Journalist and Vaxxter Contributor
Freedom-loving and free-thinking New Zealanders are dismayed by the results of the country’s recent general election. The southern hemisphere country has just re-elected a socialist Government with an increased vote, giving it a “mandate” to further take away freedom during a crisis of Covid-19 madness. Why would a country re-elect a nanny state Government promising more socialist tyranny? It is almost beyond belief.
The result of the US 2020 election stalemate is nervously awaited by New Zealanders. Some see a Biden win as a coup for the Left worldwide and a result that is likely to strengthen the New Zealand socialist agenda. The NZ government and media seem to dislike current US President Donald Trump, his actions, comments, and policies, and are excited about the potential for a Biden win. The American Democrats are apparently excited to embrace a communist-type, totalitarian, socialist government for Americans. They seem to be cheering on another “leader” who is willing to bow to climate change mantras and Covid hysteria, just like New Zealanders. The media in both countries have played a large part is promoting these tyrannical agendas. A.
During the New Zealand election, a freedom movement called Advance New Zealand formed a new political party which was quickly censored, maligned, slandered, and laughed at. Its leaders were labeled “conspiracy theorists” because they dared to challenge the official narrative. Voters largely ignored Advance New Zealand, preferring to go with the two usual left and right parties but predominantly leaned toward the left socialists. If nothing is done to stop the country’s direction, New Zealanders will one day wake up to “conspiracy facts” with more than a tinge of regret. Citizens around the world should take heed of this sort of apathy before it is too late.
This is what the majority of the electorate voted for:
- A government prepared to use rolling lockdowns to eliminate a virus with a fatality rate similar to a bad influenza season….until a vaccine is available.
- A government that ran one of the strictest lockdowns in the world despite a low case number. It credits the lockdown for keeping the death rate at 24 even though more and more evidence shows lockdowns do not solve pandemics.
- A government that introduced draconian laws of overreach due to the Covid-19 “pandemic”, including the powers to remove people from their homes to detention centers.
- A government that legislated and passed some of the most liberal abortion laws in the world and is introducing euthanasia.
- A government targeting farmers in the name of “climate change, making it hard for them to survive.
- A government that has provisions for mandatory vaccination and plans to possibly link returning to work with vaccination status.
- A government that has made suicide stats hard to find
- A government that has increased the national debt to alarmingly high levels through its response to the pandemic.
- A government that handed out money to the mainstream media to keep them afloat during the pandemic and an election campaign.
- A government that allocated public funding for a documentary which was nothing more than a vicious smear attack on the co-leader of one of the minor political parties speaking the truth and trying to hold the current government to account.
- A government treating its citizens like children in a nanny state in the midst of Covid-19 madness.
- A government that allowed parts of the country to be sold to China.
- A government committed to implementing the globalist socialist Agenda 21 and 30 plans.
Why would people re-elect this Government during a time of Covid-19 madness?
Maybe some votes were swayed by the handouts such as job subsidies and business tax breaks, which held the unemployment statistics down and helped people get by. It could have been the propaganda pumped out day and night by the mainstream media who seemed to idolize leader Jacinda Ardern and relish being her government’s PR arm. Perhaps some people loved being “looked after” and “kept safe” by their government. Perhaps most were too busy to do their own research.
But to thinking, freedom-loving discerning New Zealanders, the result of the country’s October 17 election holds great concern. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says her Government now has a “clear mandate from the people” to keep rolling out its harsh programs, using the word “accelerate” in her victory speech.
How could the people of New Zealand choose this? Could election-fraud be the cause of her victory, similar to what we are seeing in US elections? I have worked in two previous elections and been involved in vote-counting. In my experience, the system is very robust and there are many checks and balances in place to avoid tampering. However, the results are puzzling.
For instance, Advance New Zealand had a huge social media following, surpassing the major political parties but only secured one percent of the vote. Perhaps this was partly due to Facebook removing its page and perhaps it was the concerted media campaign to discredit the party. It was expected that many farmers, unhappy with the Labour and Green Government’s assault on the viability of their industry, would vote Right. But Ardern’s Labour Party won seats and party vote tallies in electorates sectors it hadn’t won for years.
Propaganda, unquestioning worship, the need to be rescued
Perhaps voters have been hoodwinked by a sly propaganda campaign. Maybe they gave in to their own inability to believe the truth because it’s just too unpleasant. Many have elevated Ardern to hero status and even primary school children wrote her a thank you note, praising her for keeping New Zealand safe and potentially saving their lives.
Ardern was quick to “thank” the New Zealand “team” of 5 million workers for being kind and keeping everyone safe during the pandemic. Ironically, she is thanking them for something they had no choice but to do without breaking the law. What a good ploy: get the public to think they had a choice and then thank them for being good “children”.
Apparently, this approach appeals to people who have a craving for strong parental figures. They fail to realize there are no perfect parents or nor are there perfect authority figures. Always remember that tyrannical leaders thrive under unquestioning worship.
Then there are the people who are naïve and wrongly assume every authority figure is honest and upright in an idealistic sort of way. They really believe political leaders play by the same rules as the common folk. These gullible people succumb to their false campaign promises and seem to have no capacity to see that they are being deceived.
Psychology Today psychiatrist and writer Jean Kim says people who feel weak or uncertain are attracted to charismatic types of people who come across as secure and self-confident. These trains help politicians gain a sense of power in uncertain situations. Many people flock after these political “leaders” because they want to be rescued and have their problems taken care of by others. Kim says that these folks “can feel safe on the sideline.”
A need for more critical thinking
Some people are so eager to be part of the “in crowd” they will go along just to get along. Questioning the mainstream narrative would cost them socially and destroy their career – things they hold more dearly than the truth and freedom. Fear can be paralyzing – fear of a virus and fear of the consequences of standing out from the crowd.
Perhaps some people decide to blindly believe what is comfortable as a way to help deal with the cognitive dissonance they experience when faced with an unpleasant scenario. The possibility that people are acting deceitfully and things are not what they seem can be extremely stressful for all of us. It can be much easier to fall prey to carefully crafted propaganda which includes information we would rather believe than reconcile truth conflicting with our more rosy picture of the world.
Several things are keeping the public aslee: A lack of critical thinking skills; an unwillingness for people to do their research; an inability to analyze a broad situation, and more. People with skills to overcome cognitive dissonance will be able to examine information, understand what it means and share the truth with others. They will combine judgment with healthy skepticism and good questions to challenge the propaganda they are being fed. Unfortunately, the few people who do this seem to be censored heavily in today’s Covid-19 madness.