Biden 'a good friend of NZ': Ardern

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. Photo: RNZ
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. Photo: RNZ
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has welcomed new US president Joe Biden's message of unity.

Ardern said in a statement she looked forward to building a close relationship with Biden and working with him on issues that matter to both countries.

"New Zealand and the United States have shared interests in addressing global challenges including climate change, the Covid-19 economic recovery, and the security, prosperity and sustainability of the Indo-Pacific and Pacific Island regions.

"We have a common investment in the international rules-based order and I welcome President Biden's intentions for the US to rejoin the Paris Agreement and halt its withdrawal from the World Health Organisation.

"President Biden is a good friend of New Zealand, and we have fond memories of his 2016 visit to our shores. Under his presidency the strong and close relationship that New Zealand enjoys with the United States will continue to develop and flourish.

"President Biden's message of unity as he takes office is one that resonates with New Zealanders and, on behalf of New Zealand, I wish him well as he begins his presidency," Ardern said.

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Good morning, America,
how are you?

Good Friend? Biden went to the inauguration thinking he was going to play Bingo at a seniors retirement center. He has no idea where New Zealand is or who Ardern is?

Let me begin with this fact: The left always suppresses speech. Since Vladimir Lenin and the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia in 1917, there has been no example of the left in control and not crushing dissent. That is one of the important differences between liberal and left: Liberalism and liberals believe in free speech. The left controls universities. There is little or no dissent allowed at universities.The left controls nearly every "news" medium. There is little or no dissent in the mainstream media — not in the "news" sections and not in the opinion sections. The left controls Hollywood. No dissent is allowed in Hollywood. That is why we have "cancel culture" — the silencing and firing of anyone who publicly dissents from the left, and even "publicly" is no longer necessary. Why does the left need to crush all dissent? Because the left fears dissent. Leftism is essentially a giant balloon filled with nothing but hot air. Therefore, no matter how big the balloon, the Democratic Party, The New York Times, Yale University; all it takes is a mere pin to burst it. Leftism is venerated by intellectuals. But there is little intellectual substance to leftism, no depth, no dissent,

Sounds a lot like the current situation in New Zealand, a lot of hot air and damnation on anyone who speaks out against it or our glorious leader, well said

"We need to end this continuing cycle of electing old white men to power"

Gushingly elects the oldest white man into power.

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