While many of the NZ Woke were attempting to sell concerns about the Wuhan outbreak as xenophobic in early 2020, TDB was one of the first NZ media to argue that this wasn’t an identity politics issue and in fact had all the ingredients of a global pandemic.
TDB was one of the first to claim the borders would be shut for at least 5 years.
TDB was one of the first to point out the inflation fears driven by supply side shortages.
TDB was one of the first to point out that the Lab leak wasn’t as impossible as the woke claimed.
So, where are we now and what’s coming?
CURRENT NZ SITUATION:
The NZ State borrowing billions to keep wages paid and property speculators speculating has bypassed the hyper tourism, exploitation of international students and exploitation of migrant workers and created near full employment environment and a two tiered culture between the property class and renters.
Labour won an unprecedented MMP victory off the back of Jacinda’s courageous leadership but that could all evaporate if we get a serious Covid outbreak that is perceived to have entered NZ by incompetence. The challenge will be to roll out the vaccine without glaring examples of screw ups.
Saving NZ from Covid is one thing, rebuilding a neoliberal culture and economy to survive in a world where globalization is dead is however beyond Labour. Jacinda’s comments yesterday on the need for more globalization highlights how the acolytes of MFAT still control everything.
Labour are making a case for a stronger state when it comes to water, health and universal Union membership but that same vision of a stronger state isn’t being expanded to a plethora of other issues.
22512 are on the emergency waiting list, 4000 children live in motels, 190000 children live in poverty, entire generations are locked out of home ownership and the planet is melting.
Labour don’t have the intellectual courage to force reform in the state sector so the same neoliberal feudal Wellington bureaucracy continues to hamper welfare, mental health and housing.
Labour risk the 2023 election if a Covid outbreak occurs or if the Hate Speech legislation sparks a tsunami of complaints from Woke activists seeking vengeance on a thousand social media fights.
Never Ending pandemic:
The madness of Fiji’s anti vaccination culture will see a full blown outbreak there and around the Pacific. The UK are creating a maelstrom of hybrid mutations with the capacity to bypass vaccines and we will need annual booster shots. The borders will not open again for another 5 years. The sooner we appreciate that globalization is dead and that self sufficiency is the only way forward, the sooner we can plan for an economy not reliant on exploiting migrants, exploiting international students and using hyper tourism. To date the Government have shown no signs of acknowledging this.
The domestic gangs have come about through alienation, poverty and cultural resentment. To conflate them to serious organised crime misdiagnoses the problem.
What is happening now is an unprecedented moment in the NZ crime landscape.
501s bringing a level of violence from the Australian underworld into NZ has created a vast power struggle between the domestic gangs and the 501 syndicates. The syndicates have Mexican cartel contacts and this is what has sparked a meth price and turf war.
Allowing the South American Cartels ANYWHERE near us is extremely dangerous.
NZ is the sleepy Shire, the South American Cartels are the Nazgul. Allowing the Nazgul to set up a local store in the weekend organic Hobbit Farmers Market doesn’t bode well for the Hobbits.
There must be a multi pronged response to get the Cartels out of here. They bring with them an uber violence and sophistication of corruption outside the scope of our experience.
Look, I appreciate all white people are racist, all men are evil and anyone in support of free speech is a Nazi – but the planet is melting…
Between 1991 and 2018, human activity contributed to 37% of all heat-related deaths in locations studied
US Pacific north-west and Canada see soaring temperatures and drought fuels flames as crisis illustrates climate breakdown
… The largest student climate change protest group in NZ last month cancelled itself in a ritualistic wokeocide because of historic racism and in recognition of woke dogma that that all white people are irredeemable racists.
While the identity politics clique continue to find ways to undermine solidarity in their ever grim critical race theory roulette of wounds and grievance, the planet melts.
The only winners by self mutilating broad church climate crisis protest movements for identity politics dogma are the polluters causing climate change.
The ferocity of the climate and constant science updates showing the worst case scenarios are becoming the only scenario is going to force a reckoning.
We either accept the future will be vastly more hostile with devastating climate events cascading constantly causing mass climate refugee movements and failed states or we pretend technology and recycling is going to save us.
I believe the former is going to happen and it will demand a radical reshape of our economy and military positioning.
The speed of tipping points makes this a 10 year transition.
Endlessly fighting over identity politic hierarchy when the fate of our planet is at stake seems remarkably egotistical.
Our complex relationship with China is actually very simple. We are desperate to sell basic bitch milk powder and China is rich enough to exploit our desperation in the hope of gaining what they really want – our water.
China buys the National Party out and buys the Labour Party out so as to keep their interests safe.
Culturally National never talk about Chinese influence because their farmer, banker and speculator voters need that Chinese money and the Left don’t talk about Chinese influence because it’s xenophobic.
We need to decouple urgently from China economically while acknowledging China’s main influence in our country is through intimidation of their diaspora living here. As the recent investigation into Chinese spies in our Universities highlights, NZ culture needs to embrace and connect with our Chinese-New Zealand community so that they feel more loved by us than fear CCP activists.
Biden’s Intelligence report into the Wuhan Lab leak theory will be out within 2 months. A flash point in geopolitics is possibly looming between China and America and we must endeavor to chart an independent position that protects NZs interests because no one else will.
Economic Inflation Black Hole:
This chart matters because of the enormous debt we have…
“The flipside is that someone pays,” said Bagrie. “So if ANZ is correct and we get 100 basis points’ worth of OCR increases in the next 30-odd months, you’re going to see the likes of a one-year fixed mortgage rate go from 2.25 to 3.25 percent. [That’s] still really, low, still really cheap money, but that’s about a 45 percent increase in your interest bill, and that’s not a small number.”
…Covid has seen the main banks of the West sink trillions more into quantitive easing to deal with the economic whiplash the pandemic has created and in NZ we saw with the pumping of billions into the pockets of property speculators how our own house prices have skyrocketed.
This game of printing money to pump into property and stock market speculation to create a false illusion of wealth can continue playing as long as hyper inflation doesn’t overturn the apple cart.
But what happens if it does?
Household living costs rose 0.8 percent in the March 2021 quarter, the latest Statistics New Zealand Consumer Price Index survey shows.
Consumer prices are on their way up, as petrol, transport and rent are becoming more expensive.
What happens if hyper inflation does suddenly explode out of nowhere?
To date all the inflationary pressures caused by this mass printing has led to driving up property prices and stock markets without touching the essentials and basics of life, but one of the impacts of Covid has been to shut down the global supply chains which is now creating scarcity of products that can’t get to market because they are bottlenecked at a Port.
This seems insanely dangerous because all those hyper inflation pressures will immediately jump to the very basics everyone uses.
Your Kiwisaver going up and your property value climbing is one thing, paying $15 for a loaf of bread and $20 for milk is completely another.
To date the cost rises have been in things poor people have to pay, transport, rent and gas. That means food will be cut, hungry people get angry quickly.
There are already arson attacks on Landlords…
A resident of a street where an empty house went up in flames on Saturday morning thinks someone angry about the housing crisis could be to blame.
…after every great pandemic throughout history, the peasant revolt in the 1300s, the London riots of the 1600s and the social unrest right after the Influenza pandemic of 1918, society always goes through intense social change brought on by the economic collapse lockdowns generate.
If the bottlenecks of supply chains are blocked unleashing a tsunami of hyper inflation on the goods everyone requires for life, Central Banks will have no choice but to lift inflation rates to desperately attempt to curtail that hyper inflation, which of course will mean the ocean of low interest debt that has been created to fuel hyper speculation will suddenly start feeling the true gravity of trillions in borrowing.
This is the new ‘normal’. Constant eruptions of external global disruptions that cause widespread damage. The climate crisis will simply exacurbate these economic meltdowns.
Imagine how much worse the housing crisis would be with pre-Covid tourism?
If we accept that Covid will require annual injections, that mutations will continue to threaten to mutate and reinfect, and we acknowledge our supply chains will be marred by lockdowns in poorer countries overru by the virus – then why are we hurrying to open the borders?
Add to this the increase in climate extremes that will drive migration, shouldn’t we be keeping the borders shut rather than open?
Many of the free market neoliberal cows are being slaughtered, why try and resurrect them?
Right now NZ voters are forgiving Labour for 190000 kids in poverty, 22521 on emergency social housing lists, mental health sector failures, Oranga Tamariki abuse and locking generations out of home ownership all because Jacinda is keeping Covid out.
All that forgiveness evaporates in a second if Covid gets into an unvaccinated NZ and forces another lock down.
The future is set with external shocks, the tyranny of our distance is now our strength.
We need Fortress Aotearoa – a focus on protecting the realm of NZ while urgently becoming self sufficient.
The climate crisis future we face will cause more pandemics and more mass migration.
Globalism is dead. Why race to reopen doors to a dead and dying planet?
Turns out Muldoon was just ahead of the curve.
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