NZ corporate media
Isn’t it weird that we can have severe weather event after severe weather event in NZ and there is never a mention of climate change?
Port Hills ablaze, scorching drought, massive rainfall – all extreme weather events, as predicted by climate change modelling, all occurring with increasing frequency and damage and still not one fucking word about Climate Change.
That’s denial for you.
We can not connect the intensive farming practices by the greedy corporate dairy industry (that is polluting and stealing our water while creating climate change gases) with the severe weather we are experiencing.
Why can’t we connect that?
We can’t connect those issues of pollution and global warming for the same way reason we can’t connect neoliberalism to the current generation war – the corporate mainstream media.
One of our largest media conglomerates, NZME, is over 80% owned by the Banks. The economic narrative from a media company like that will always support the free market mythology because that’s what gives its corporate masters the power they have.
Same applies to global warming. Corporates gain too much short term profits from the current flawed growth models to really demand change, even if that change will save the planet.
Our Corporate Dairy industry simply has too much influence over the news media to ever truly challenge and demand meaningful change.
Does this mean we are doomed? No, it doesn’t, what it means is that we need to start supporting new media that is prepared to challenge the old gatekeepers, because this fight is about getting as many voters to understand the real motivations behind the lies and deceptions we are fed.