With the outbreak of the Virus spreading beyond China, it appears obvious that New Zealand’s government must protect its people by bringing to a halt–as any decent government should–any international movement of people, regardless of the nature of the movement. Despite this seemingly obvious point, insipid commentary from journalists regarding economic trials and tribulations is prominent. Along with this, such journalists continue to suggest, comes the straining of relationships between New Zealand and China. We suggest, instead, that other issues remain cardinal in comparison to petty economism.
The fact that our present government did not stop the movement of people from China as soon as it was discovered that large amounts of China’s population were infected with the virus highlights the incompetency of the government and suggests that its priorities are more deranged than one would have hoped. Given that during the early stages of this outbreak the extent to which the virus posed a risk to us was unknown, the government’s lack of precautionary measures indicates an insidious impotence on its part; that is both now and into the future. The well-being of its people both now and in the future should be the priority of any government. However, an ever-pervasive attitude of economism thrives in all spheres of life in New Zealand, and particularly among our officials and journalists.
This attitude, which has for years now dominated our culture, is one that economically rationalises the majority of an individual’s life. Every individual is encouraged to view their fellow countrymen as a part one big economic unit. With this dogmatic economism comes the necessity of placing all issues in monetary, materialistic parlance bound to a cycle of over-consumption. This is to the benefit of the ever-present globalists; this attitude–or rather way of life–best defines the status quo in thought among modern men. It is this present truism that must change if we as a people are to put up a challenge against the globalist agenda that seeks to reduce men to mere economic units. Yet, as one can observe through the country’s most popular news outlets, article after article is posted professing the negative economic outcomes the current travel bans are having on New Zealand’s economy. It is not the well-being of the people that these institutions are out for, but rather the flow of money in commercial districts. It is all well and good for us to trade resources where need be, but when profits and the flow of money are placed over the well-being of a people, there exists a crucial problem. That is because our financial system favours multinational corporations, and places plutocratic values in the minds of government officials to prop up the inherently flawed economic system. After all, this system does not exist to serve the people it purports to, but rather international plutocrats.
Much to the exasperation of organic-thinking people, this economic rationalisation of the spread of the Coronavirus perfectly highlights the hypocrisy that runs deep through the veins of the rootless individuals who advocate for such economism. These rootless individuals fill the offices of New Zealand’s media outlets, the floors that house multinational corporations and other such institutions. While these insidious organisations profess to care for this country, they simultaneously corrupt its people with malignant ways of being and do so while slyly posing with an empathetic face. With never-ending talking points regarding such things as the potential monetary losses from the University of Auckland, or strained relationships with non-New Zealand students and families because of travel bans, one wonders if the faux-compassion espoused by journalists could ever extend (in a meaningful way) to the people they are supposed to be informing. It would appear not. Radio New Zealand even went as far as to discuss the alleged issue with the UoA Chinese Students’ Association, stating that the bans would hinder graduation times for Chinese students and will affect future enrolments at the University. RNZ may do well to consider the well-being of actual New Zealanders rather than foreign students and the pockets of a University that panders to foreign money.
It will appear to any good-thinking person that for a country to truly prosper, it must move beyond things that hold a nation in the material realm. Economic-based rationale, particularly during times of global ‘crisis’, is not the way to support creating and maintaining healthy people.
Each of us must help to create a healthier future for the coming generations. Take action now by rejecting degenerative attitudes and ways of being.