18th February 2022
The Freedoms & Rights Coalition
“I will be a Prime Minister for ALL people” promised Jacinda in her maiden speech as the newly appointed PM, and the nation fell for it hook, line and sinker.
“They are us,” another line coined by Jacinda during the aftermath of the Christchurch mosque shootings three years ago.
What she forgot to mention is that you are only on her team if you tow her party line! Otherwise, Jacinda ostracises, alienates, and casts aside anyone who does not obey and comply.
This has never been more evident than with her treatment of our Protestors at Parliament.
She needs to realise, the protestors camped in front of Parliament, are still Kiwis. Yet she has not sent one representative to talk with us. She has reprimanded any MPs who have attempted to talk with us. Her team, like Michael Wood, have behaved like school children calling us names, including “a river of filth”, another calling us “brats”, which speaks to the depth of contempt they have for the average Kiwi battlers standing in protest. She has gone out of her way to ignore the genuine concerns being raised on her front lawn.
We are good, honest, hard-working Kiwis...Mums and Dads, grandparents, uncles and aunties...families and children alike, with genuine concerns.
How hard would it be to just sit down and have a cup of coffee with a couple of the protest leaders? Jacinda, if you were a leader who truly cares you would know you need to lend a listening ear when people have genuine concerns. Hear us out, and proceed to proactively discuss solutions together. In any large family, there will always be differing opinions and positions, but you don’t usually toss each other to the curb when genuine love and care is underpinning it all.
As a leader, Jacinda needed to get ahead of this, and front foot negotiations. It only pours petrol on the issues when you ignore or make light of them.
A reputable poll out this morning shows that 30% of New Zealander’s agree with the anti-mandate protest occurring in front of Parliament. 61% don’t agree. But regardless a huge portion of this country do...and it’s foolhardy for the Prime Minister to flick our concerns aside.
It’s not unreasonable for Kiwis to be asking for a definitive date when the mandates will be lifted. These mandates are crushing and damaging our country and culture on many fronts, more so than this virus. And our nation is hurting.
Good people are losing their livelihoods unnecessarily. Take a listen to the recent interview of Ryan Yardley on Magic Radio, a Senior Sargeant Police Officer from within the NZ Police who has been terminated after 25 years of service due to vaccine mandates with frontline workers. https://www.facebook.com/chrislynchmedia/videos/456359982888186
As the public beg for a date for mandates to lift, and with Jacinda digging in her heels to not set a date, Brian Tamaki has been bold enough to set a date for her...the 1st March 2022.
What’s significant about this date? On this date, if you’ve not had your booster, more people will lose their ‘vaccinated’ status across many key workforces in New Zealand. There will be more people alienated in society. It also just so happens to be when Parliament next sits. We also have some plans afoot for this date.
In the meanwhile, we sit here waiting, as The Freedoms & Rights Coalition leaders, for Jacinda to give us a call. We’ve reached out on multiple occasions...the ball is entirely in her court. It’s time to talk.
If Jacinda continues to reject the concerns of her people, if she continues to ignore us, she will see the full effect of democracy in action against her. And in the words of Gandhi...