Some readers have tried to claim the million dollars on offer if they can tell me what Jacinda actually did regarding the White Island eruption. This offer was in the context of the constantly repeated claim of her handling the eruption so brilliantly.
Trying to claim the million by saying she did nothing is a mis-use of language. The offer was for advising what she did do, not what she didn’t do.
I’m well aware she did nothing for the very good reason there was nothing she could do, yet our newspapers have literally hundreds of times, run worshippers claims of the brilliant way she handled the eruption.
No wonder superstition survives. Christianity is a typical example with its absurd creationist claims, the walking on water, the Ark nonsense and so on.
In difficult times Jacinda took on messiah status in the minds of the weak although as next year’s election will show, atheism regarding Jacindamania is now in the ascendency.