Public Party protest at impact of Covid-19 restrictions
Maskism is Marxism, read one of the signs at a local New Zealand Advance Party protest in Gisborne yesterday over the impact of Covid-19 alert measures on the economy.
Advance NZ merged with the New Zealand Public Party, led by Billy Te Kahika, last month.
The crowd of about 50 at Heipipi Park by the courthouse for the protest was supported by toots from passing drivers, and occasionally yahooed. A sheep-pen was installed at the park to represent the passive portion of the population going along with Covid-19 restrictions.
The focus of the protest was the economic impact of the Government's “over-reach”, treatments that have not been made available, and the increased damage to people's wellbeing caused by another lockdown.
The Government narrative did not make sense, East Coast Advance New Zealand Party candidate Jen Brown told The Gisborne Herald.
“This lockdown approach doesn't correlate with the lethality of Covid-19.
“We have treatments and we're not using them.
“Isolate those at risk but don't isolate the whole country.”
She cited hydroxychloroquine, an approved medication for treatment of malaria and some auto-immune diseases, and Ivermectin, a drug used to treat parasitic infections. (See August 19 editorial).
“The Government narrative is about saving lives. Why doesn't the Government give us a choice?
“I am more concerned about the negative consequences of lockdown, particularly on our children's mental health and wellbeing.”
Historically, “false flags” have been flown to justify going to war, East Coast Advance NZ member Jeremy Vize said in his speech. The Government creates the problem, the reaction is guided by the media then the Government offers a solution, he said.
Having seen during her time in China, Communism's “complete control” over people, Mrs Brown told the protestors she feared New Zealand was heading the same way.
“So how do we create absolute dependence on the state? One word — debt.”
She was concerned about public money spent on projects that have no economic value, yet one in three New Zealanders will be impacted by job and income losses.
“Post Covid-19, every dollar handed out from the fund is borrowed from future generations of taxpayers.”
New Zealand was teetering on the edge of losing its way of life, she said.
Police had the power to enter homes without a warrant, surveillance cameras and towers were “installed by stealth” during lockdown, online freedom had been “whipped away”, the Government had rushed through bills, and the country's city plans, from the UN Agenda 21 were being “implemented without us realising.”
“They have served us up on a platter to a foreign dream of globalisation.”