National vs Labour: When Omicron comes around

There’s a man goin’ ’round, takin’ names
And he decides who to free and who to blame
Everybody won’t be treated all the same
There will be a golden ladder reachin’ down
When the man comes around
The hairs on your arm will stand up
At the terror in each sip and in each sup
Will you partake of that last offered cup?
Or disappear into the potter’s ground
When the man comes around?
Hear the trumpets, hear the pipers
One hundred million angels singin’
Multitudes are marchin’ to the big kettledrum
Voices callin’ and voices cryin’
Some are born and some are dyin’
Alpha and Omega’s kingdom come
And the whirlwind is in the thorn tree
The virgins are all trimmin’ their wicks
The whirlwind is in the thorn tree
It’s hard for thee to kick against the pricks
‘Til Armageddon, no shalam, no shalom
Then the father hen will call his chickens home
The wise man will bow down before the throne
And at his feet, they’ll cast the golden crowns
When the man comes around

Omicron comes around.

National & ACT are singing from the same hymn sheet, the “Labour-haven’t-done-enough- to-prepare-for-Omicron” list of classic hits.

It’s the usual tedious list of complaints about a health system that is actually moving as fast as it can. All National’s bitching is set against the low mortality and hospitalization rates that only back up Labour’s credentials of Covid crisis leadership.

Jacinda cancelling her own wedding is the embodiment of the self sacrifice we are all being called on to make.

Labour’s past political wins for its management however are now a weakness with a variant that can spread as fast as Omicron. Previous successes are about to swept aside as Omicron hits.

The Greens have made an excellent suggestion of ensuring suitable masks are made available for free!

The shockwave of real levels of sickness and death will stun a complacent Shire.

The country will become delirious with illness and fear and in our feverish malaise we will turn to false prophets like Brian Tamaki, Christopher Luxon, Mike Hosking and David Seymour, who for a split second of illness induced insanity, will sound reasonable.

Such will be the depths of generational poverty that Omicron will exploit, the solutions promised by the Political  architects of that inequality will sound like hope.

New Zealand will be blighted by this as Omicron exposes the depth of our inequality that we have all fastidiously ignored.

The misery we are about to endure will rip our egalitarian facade aside.

Don’t expect this to end till September.

That’s hospitality, tourism and MIQ hit for the next 8 months.

Brace for impact.

The virgins are all trimmin’ their wicks


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