The last two of these theories are supported almost entirely by models that plot the potential damage caused by these modern threats to human survival.
The evidence gleaned from these models are then used by governments in desperate need of answers to justify the introduction of draconian measures to control a restless population. They manipulate the populace, craftily playing on a fear of the unknown.
Unfortunately for the politicians, history shows that the public have very short tolerance levels when asked to “trust us, we know what we are doing !”
They want answers to their questions, and are not prepared to be fobbed off in a condescending manner indefinitely - especially when the modeller’s predictions they use are miles off the mark and we are forced back to the drawing board.
We have reached that stage where the wheels are about to come off and the authorities have only got themselves to blame.
The reason why it has come to this is mainly because the theories presented as credible evidence are often based on unreliable data that changes as regularly as the scientists change their minds on potential outcomes.
What happened to the predictions of doom promoted by the ex US Vice President Al Gore or the similar cries that “it will be all over” even with universal compliance to a world agreement on greenhouse gas reductions from other high profile false prophets. In this country, we are being asked to cut our own throats economically in a misguided attempt at making a disproportionate contribution to saving the planet. It is farcical and would be the joke of the century if it wasn’t so damned serious.
The modellers advising governments lack credibility as much as anything because they are fixated on a narrow focus of what might happen to a society where every sector is being asked to share the burden of pain and hardship.
Remember the PM’s oft quoted reference to the “team of five million” or “we are all in this together”.
Those rallying calls were never going to work because they are both based on a lie but she uses them anyway.
In fact there is only one sector that would benefit from the measures imposed in mitigation and unfortunately it is not the one that is charged with keeping the economy in good shape while all this mayhem continues. For those employed by the state or its agencies, the lockdowns and un-mandated decrees are merely an inconvenience. Not so for those who must try and save what is left of once profitable businesses or watch as their herds are slaughtered.
will be interested to see the figures for suicides and bankruptcies once we
return to some form of normalcy. I’m picking that those avoidable casualties
will far outnumber the few deaths caused by the virus.
Our once leading contributor in the generation of overseas funds - the tourist industry, is on its knees and the small business sector (the lifeblood of any economy) is on life support. Yet we are still being led by this bunch of pointy heads who understand little about the real consequences of their unchallenged recommendations.
Well, l’ve got news for them.
New Zealanders (those who care enough) are about to revolt and it won’t be a pretty sight. The days of false promises are over.
Clive Bibby is a commentator, consultant, farmer and community leader, who lives in Tolaga Bay.