Jacinda Ardern has been an object of centrist fawning. She has been hailed for her ‘soothing’ and ’empathetic’ leadership style, congratulated for her acquiescence before ‘the experts’ and, of course, sanctified for her willingness, back in March 2020, to lock down firmly before New Zealand had recorded a single case of Covid. As one idolater put it, she has provided ‘a beacon of success for keeping [Covid] at bay’. ‘Arise, Saint Jacinda!’, declared the Financial Times.
Jacinda’s halo was a media created delusion
During a press conference last week, a journalist said that this sounded like Ardern was creating ‘two different classes of people’, the ‘vaccinated [and the] unvaccinated’. Yes, Ardern responded, ‘that is what it is’. ‘If you are still unvaccinated’, Ardern continued, ‘not only will you be more at risk of catching Covid-19, but many of the freedoms others enjoy will be out of reach’.
Jacinda is a totalitarian. She is a tyrant. An evildoer
There is no getting away from the draconian, illiberal implications of this policy. Ardern’s government has effectively created a two-tier society, a nation of first- and second-class citizens. What’s more, this divisive policy cleaves along ethnic lines. According to recent reports, only 57 per cent of Māori and only 73 per cent of Pacific peoples have had their first jab.
And she’s a racist too.
Perhaps Saint Jacinda was never the saviour of the world she was made out to be.
Who made this woman out to be a “saviour” A false prophet, perhaps. But not a saviour!
She is, however, a reprobate (a fave word of mind), more accurate then Saint