THANK THE LITTLE BABY JESUS!
I cried out.
Yes. Finally. Thank the little Baby Jesus that this Labour-Green Government had ended their trite incrementalism and were actually fucking doing something real and meaningful about the existential crisis of our time – Global Warming.
The Labour-Greens were finally going to tackle the nuclear moment of our lifetime and endorse the radical economic, political and societal change that must occur for us to be able to adapt to the grim new future of the climate crisis.
So I was thrilled to hear at first that the Greens and Labour were rapidly passing a climate emergency this week.
The legislation that allows emergency declarations is the CDEM Act. It means the Government can close roads, can close any business and can take over all private assets and property to fight the emergency.
About bloody time eh!
What is the fine print in the Labour-Greens declaration of the climate crisis emergency?
It’s NOT an emergency that triggers the CDEM Act, so it’s not actually an emergency declaration at all, it’s just a symbolic gesture being used by the Greens and Labour at a time they are both under intense pressure from progressives for not revoking a racist drug law, not increasing welfare, not imposing a new wealth tax and spending billions propping up property speculators.
So this weeks ‘climate emergency’ is actually a hollow, empty gesture.
It’s like getting a beautifully wrapped Christmas present, only to open it and find a turd inside!
This is what the Labour and Greens are really giving us this Christmas…
…I voted Labour-Green and all I got for the climate was this dog turd sprinkled in glitter?
On closer inspection, it looks like the glitter is in fact sprinkles, so we are supposed to eat this shit sandwich and say ‘yum, yum. thank you’???
What’s the bet that after the tsunami of criticism once people realise how meaningless this is that they claim, ‘it’s a great first step’?
This bloody Government has had more ‘it’s a great first step’ moments than a one legged marathon runner! We need to be running on the climate crisis, not still making first steps!
How many ‘great first step’ press releases from Wellington Unions need to come out before you just recognise we are just jogging on the spot?
Get back to me when declaring an emergency actually allows for the emergency powers to be used, because what will happen this week in Parliament is nothing more than vacant virtue signalling.
Nero fiddled while Rome burned, the Political NZ Left are hash-tagging while Aotearoa fiddles.
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