“I’m just curious, Chris … when did climate change become so important to you?”
Cranston was straight to the point when he addressed New Zealand’s National Party Leader, Chris Luxon over his climate hypocrisy.
This week saw a determined effort from the National Party to stamp ownership on climate policy and a possible deal with the Green Party in post election coalition arrangements.
Green Co-leader James Shaw has been the key political figure in the country’s development of climate policy and its Climate Commission and also a strong critic of the Opposition’s position on climate policy.
The shifting sands that see National move out of Opposition mode and establish an early election position around climate policy is yet another indication National has already surrendered the farming vote to DemocracyNZ.
DemocracyNZ leader, Matt King is a Northland farmer and Cranston an agricultural advisor in the Waikato.
Giorgia Meloni not only made history recently as the first woman to become an Italian prime minister but appeared to cause considerable angst to both the EU President and left wing tabloids alike – with a distinct lack of tolerance shown for the choices of Italian voters or perhaps for the Christian Conservative voicing support for religion, family, and patriotism.
By comparison the sharp shift to a more conservative right wing (as we saw with the New Zealand local body elections) came off the back of low voter turnout. The conservative trend is not unusual, though, as conservative governments are historically seen as safer hands after a disaster.
What was more surprising was the EU President threatening to interfere with a conservative outcome should Meloni’s, Brother’s of Italy Party form a government.
Now it’s a game of ‘wait and see’ as the first session of the new Italian parliament with Giorgia Meloni as prime minister opened yesterday with an emotional speech by a Holocaust survivor.
Holocaust survivor opens Italy’s new parliament
Parliamentarians give Liliana Segre, 92, the only member of her Jewish family to survive Auschwitz, a standing ovation nearly 100 years after Mussolini came to power.
Liliana Segre, a 92-year-old senator-for-life, was the only member of her Jewish family to survive the Auschwitz concentration camp. She reminded parliamentarians of the upcoming 100th anniversary of the mass demonstration and coup d’etat that brought fascist leader Benito Mussolini to power.
Beyond any frustration and anger Meloni may have ignited in the minds of The Woke. …Western governments will be watching Italy’s new prime minister’s approach to business with definite interest. Her counterpart in Britain, Liz Truss has had a disastrous first month with financial policies igniting market panic in both Britain and abroad.
It’s a crucial moment in world history, with democratic countries standing up against aggressive authoritarianism, as we’ve seen across Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
It’s imperative for any country going through their pandemic recovery to strengthen their economy, but also to demonstrate the capacity of wise and effective governance.
This is our bind at the moment in New Zealand as we have an incumbent government that wants to redifine itself as some “new form of democracy” that is not representative of the New Zealand we knew before Ardern.
We’re not alone in the world turmoil but we are in what is being proposed in co-governance and world leading climate policy.
The question has to be asked though, is someone trying to interfere in our politics too?
Labour and Greens not backing down on climate taxes.
WASHINGTON, Oct 10 … The World Bank announcement of a trust fund aimed at pooling public funds to provide grants for projects to reduce carbon emissions, is just one of the tell tale signs that climate change politics has reached “active” global proportions.
The financial redistribution fund would sponsor projects such as decommissioning coal-fired power plants around the world – probably not as fast as the Chinese are building them, though.
More detail about this proposal will be provided at the COP27 climate change conference in Egypt next month.
That’s typical of what we’ve grown used to in New Zealand and what we call an “announcement of an announcement.”
What was discovered prior to the first post covid WEF (World Economic Forum) meeting at the beginning of this year was a hastily rekindled agreement between the UN and the WEF – which was all rhetoric and no detail.
How I found my way to that story was following some odd rhetoric that Helen Clark was on about – climate crisis being sold to our next generation.
This I would suspect will be very much the same: all bluster, and financial demands (or supposedly good intentions) but the details of which are yet to emerge from the mist.
Something similar to how we see James Shaw operate in New Zealand. We’ll tell you how much it’s going to cost you once we’ve worked it out. It’s not something you need to involve yourself in.
This current little experiment in New Zealand leads one to think our country is being used as the cost model – have that established here and then try to impose the existing model on other countries.
Might that be seen as the path of least resistance by some people battling farmers in Europe?
Not surprisingly our New Conservative Party came out this week with a bold plan to scuttle that cream can and get our face out of their custard pie.
I could be wrong, of course, but at least I have good reasons for my suspicions.
This is where National and Labour will differ by running with the Climate Commission and keeping James Shaw in a job.
The inherent difficulty here is that we need our minor parties more than ever but already they are far less developed than they should be in election preparation.
Relying on voting is a risk we cannot afford. The need for participation, input, effort, understanding and cooperation is greater than ever.
So, is tactical cooperation – something else small party NZ, is not good at.
What I would suggest is a better option at this late stage is staying out of each other’s way. Matching strengths to electorates and limiting candidate numbers in small parties.
The object is to win change not to continue losing.
The day after the article I first mentioned was published, the United Nations’ Development Programme (UNDP) was stated, as “being in support of the chorus of institutions and charities” warning that a serious debt crisis is now taking hold in the poorest parts of the world.
The death of Queen Elizabeth and the rise of Prince Charles to King may significantly influence the politics of far far away New Zealand.
Queen Elizabeth tended to remain far less political than her son, who as then Prince of Wales was well known for his climate activism and environmental concerns.
The British monarch is often accused of the colonial crimes of the British Empire, even if the Commonwealth of nations is a smaller place now than when Queen Elizabeth ascended to the throne 70 years ago with the number of countries that have chosen independence during her reign.
While elite Māoridom has turned the NZ Crown to a cash cow the majority of New Zealanders are in no hurry to leave the security of the realm for republican independence.
While the environmental fascists of the world want the ignorant masses educated about the dangers the world faces from a supposed climate crisis, great expectations are held of what their new Climate King might demand.
Jacinda Ardern’s latest speech to the UN didn’t go unnoticed by the world either when the Queen of Woke labelled “internet freedom a weapon of war” suggesting also that censorship of freedom of speech was justified, especially against those who didn’t believe in climate change.
Well, New Zealand had more than enough of Ardern’s Podium of Truth during her Covid Scandenmic.
Ardern’s government cherry picked information to support their ideological entity rather than the practical management of the country’s covid response.
The country’s courts would be required to stop the her fantasy which lacked a demonstrable justification for mandates but still the government instead of taking the get out of jail free card, dug their ideological hole even deeper.
Our socialists are intent of finding another Trojan horse to climb upon if they can’t have covid.
It would appear Ardern has seen the grand opportunity to not only pursue some greater good with the climate change agenda but rekindle her covid authoritarianism that was lost when her own people rose against her.
There is pain at the polls for Ardern as the downward trend has dropped her government’s popularity under 30%.
There is international ridicule of Ardern’s attack on free speech, which may not have impressed King Charles. He would know only too well that his British subjects wouldn’t tolerate a monarch threatening free speech or one attempting to win back the hard won restraints on the authority of the monarchy.
Ardern is likely not responding to King Charles as an ally but to the collective EU, WEF, UN et al, who also want to own that climate change agenda.
That may also provide some insight into the global hostility towards Italy’s new prime minister, Giorgia Meloni, who has attracted the Ire of the EU President and the left-wing tablets alike.
It’s a cauldron of gnashing teeth that may not respect King Charles as the head of the Church of England and Italy as the home of the Catholics and also a threat to the ownership of the Climate and Carbon agendas.
The scientific world is up in arms too. There is rebellion against unethical practices of medicine and fake science underpinning the Climate Emergency of the rising global socialist order.
Meanwhile back home in New Zealand we have Elite Māoridom hiding behind a Māori Caucus that is demanding co-governance. That’s a political debate that should be left out of this post even if it does make 2023 a significant election for the country.
When it comes to complications aside from military alignments it’s the existence of the Commonwealth which stands in the way of any global world or the ascendancy of China.
Ardern went to Queen Elizabeth’s funeral saying New Zealand wouldn’t become a republic but afterwards on her way to the UN where she was about to deliver her controversial speech said New Zealand would become a republic in her lifetime.
With the cries of colonial crimes still alive and well back home in NZ, and Ardern more clearly aligned with socialist authoritarianism, then it is interesting some world parties have chosen King Charles as the patron of Climate Change rather than the Global Order.
Perhaps that was just a whim that supported their beliefs without considering all the consequential issues.
Where do the King of Climate and the Queen of Woke go from here?
A TrudeauMustGo hashtag is revving to the red-line with thousands of tweets per hour as Canadians from all walks of life, rally on Twitter calling for their Prime minister to resign.
Men and women, old and young, professionals, business owners, tradies, and workers alike but notably the otherwise peaceful public have joined forces with their protesters in the call for Trudeau to go.
Medical tweets in particular along with those of prominent Canadians who have joined the ranks are attracting “activity” as Twitter describes the attention particular tweets are attracting.
Two themes stand out reading through the tweets.
While Canadians protesting for the preservation of their bodily autonomy and health choices is not new, the amount of information linking Trudeau to personal profit from the pandemic that is now visible would appear to be what has swayed others to join the protest.
New Zealand’s prime minister, Jacinda Ardern is facing a similar backlash from voters with a poll this week showing that the country’s right wing Opposition has enough support to form a government. Hardly the best position to be in while attending Queen Elizabeth’s funeral.
While New Zealand has tended to lag behind the world with Ardern’s peculiar pandemic response her government would be in a far worse position without the parade of propaganda pumped out by the country’s main stream media.
That’s turned from an “Artfully Crafted Mirage” to international embarrassment and ridicule.
The campaign has grown legs firing up a series of hastags. Not unlike a #TurnArdern campaign in New Zealand that also had activists turning Ardern’s recently released books about face in retail outlets stocking the product.
The tone of most tweets is remarkably civilised, no doubt intended to avoid censorship from Twitter with the occasional one being more direct.
Twitter statistics on volume would be interesting.
12.38 NZ time, midday Sunday 18th September corresponds with the above Canadian times as they roll into their Saturday night.
An idea that’s grown some legs through social media overnight the last month.
It’s been redesigned a few times since the idea was floated. It’s a more peaceful way of protesting that doesn’t involve tractors and parliaments.
Any form of disruption at a set time circling the globe at that set time. It’s due to start tomorrow.
A good week to be reviewing mandates in case health workers decide to walk out and sit with the thousands of banished workers without a job.
It’s in NZ. The first time I spotted this was on Australian media but it originated in Europe. These global enterprises apart from the convoys and tractor protests haven’t been particularly successful but I shall watch with interest.
To date I haven’t heard what the first strategic action is, they are being tight lipped about that.
Her government would be gone by now if it weren’t be for fake emergencies.
Climate science should be less political, while climate policies should be more scientific. In particular, scientists should emphasize that their modeling output is not the result of magic: computer models are human-made. What comes out is fully dependent on what theoreticians and programmers have put in: hypotheses, assumptions, relationships, parameterizations, stability constraints, etc. Unfortunately, in mainstream climate science most of this input is undeclared.
To believe the outcome of a climate model is to believe what the model makers have put in. This is precisely the problem of today’s climate discussion to which climate models are central. Climate science has degenerated into a discussion based on beliefs, not on sound self-critical science. We should free ourselves from the naïve belief in immature climate models. In future, climate research must give significantly more emphasis to empirical science.
Sceptical scientists from around the world are flocking to sign the World Climate Declaration (WCD) that states there is no climate emergency. The WCD notes that climate science has degenerated into a discussion based on beliefs, not on sound, self-critical science. Over 100 scientists and professionals have signed the Declaration since August 18th, when the Daily Sceptic highlighted the project and interest soared across social media.
As a post war child I often saw the wounds of war. A missing eye, arm or leg was not unusual and even all three – but could you imagine a one armed, one eyed, one legged farmer putting up his own fences on his own farm and living a post war life with his wife and children.
That’s my life too. I lived with their wounds, their dignity, and watched them live life as a normal part of our country and community.
That’s the testament to survival that I’ve grown up with.
To see a veteran offered euthanasia as an option to deal with their war wounds is an irreconcilable conflict. Let us kill you now you are a liability.
They seldom talked about their experiences but were happy to share their knowledge – they knew how to do stuff apart from tell war stories.
In a world of rapid advancement and technological progress it would be easy to make the human irrelevant so why not start with the worthless individuals?
I understand the sentiment. Do I want this new normal?
Regardless of what your views on climate change are, the beast has invaded not only the political landscape, our language, our education, our legislation but now finally our pockets and our properties.
It started last century, and to many people it was a storm in a teacup, until by its nature comes knocking on your door with its many requirements or financial demands.
Minor parties struggle with the complexities of what climate change has evolved to.