PM says time for the protesters to move on.
Here some news for you Ardern, at least 60% of the population think it’s time you moved on. However, as we live in a democracy where people have the right to remain in power when voted in, people have the right to protest. So we’ll call this a push shall we?
As long as the protest is peaceful and they are not committing any crimes, they can protest for as long as they want. And good on them if they do. The mandates are a breach of the Bill of Rights and given your governments propensity to do things regardless of their legality, it is good that there is some disruption in the capital.
Regardless on your stance on the vaccines, there is a bigger picture here which is the illegal breach of our rights.
There are four types of people when it comes to the attitude towards vaccines, and two of them are wrong.
- People who think all vaccines should be banned and people who take them are idiots
- People who don’t want to take this vaccine but understand that some people do
- People who are happy to take this vaccine but understand that others may not
- People who think everyone must have the current vaccine and people who don’t comply should be shut out of society
The middle two are are right attitude and the outer two are entitled to their opinion, but it doesn’t make them right. It goes against what Human Rights are and there are several international conventions that state quite clearly that those thoughts are wrong..
It isn’t that long ago that equal rights were not even a thing, many people campaigned, protested, signed petitions to stop unfair treatment of certain sectors of society.
Hell, It was only 129 years ago in NZ that 50% of the population were even given the right to have a say in elections.
It wasn’t until the 19th amendment to the U.S. constitution that afforded woman the right to vote.
In a 1967 speech, President Ronald Regan reminded the free world of the following reality on the subject of freedoms.
“It is not ours by way of inheritance; it must be fought for and defended constantly by each generation, for it comes only once to a people. And those in world history who have known freedom and then lost it have never known it again. “
It is the likes of Ardern’s Government and the lack of their knowledge of what it is like to fight for freedom, that makes their ideology a dangerous path of a gradual loss of liberty.
It is even more dangerous when the media join forces with the Politicians, and then if the big businesses also become one in the same, it is then that the rights of the man on the street is gone
When we are the solitary man standing in front of the mite of the Government hell bent on having their own way, it is too late.
Most tyrants don’t remove all of your rights at once, they take them away one by one until you have lost them all and have no way of getting them back.
If you are still thinking that it could not happen in New Zealand, well it is. Just because you may agree with vaccine mandates, it won’t be long before a mandate you don’t agree with comes your way. What’s to stop them if no one is left to fight your fight.
Here is a famous quote from a German Pastor who spent the last 7 years of the Nazi rule in concentration camps
“First they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out—because I was not a socialist.
Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out— because I was not a trade unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.Martin Niemöller (1892–1984)
Whilst the organisations and people mentioned are different, you can see that it can be anyone, any organisation or any right that they can come and take away, and the more you let them, the more likely you or your rights will be next.
Just look at the 3 waters palaver