Another fucking week in fucking lockdown.
There are political winners and losers.
Vaccination rates – The current fear gripping the country has at least spurred people to get vaccinated and we are seeing record numbers getting vaccinated.
ZB Hosts – The ZB Troll Farm are ecstatic that the city is still in lockdown so an endless buffet of grievance and blame can be served to frightened and furious listeners.
Bishop Brian Tamaki – Can play out his martyr syndrome for another week and go picnicking with Delta because Jesus is his vaccine.
National & ACT – Get to gloat without providing actual solutions.
Winston Peters – Manages to have his appalling disinformation eclipsed by Level 3 lockdown extension, will be thanking Delta personally.
Double Vaxxed – Feeling pretty smug in their Hermit Kingdoms right now.
Auckland, anywhere near Auckland, anyone who knows anyone in Auckland – The tension inside Auckland is unlike anything I’ve ever experienced before and anyone near us looks like they are equally terrified and furious at the same time.
Labour – Damned if they do, damned if they don’t.
The psychological damage of 2 months of house arrest is exploding everywhere – domestic violence, terrible acts of violence and a social media lynch mob that would put the KKK to shame.
Surviving the public health emergency and economic blow back of Covid will be one thing, but the psychological scars may never heal.
The specter of a very Covid Christmas looms.
Kindness isn’t easy, it’s hard and it demands more from us. All that can be done is to endure.
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