From two typically generous Australians – the contrast to our literary mafia in this country?
So-called ordinary New Zealanders are basically decent, generous people, but our literary bully-boys and- girls in this small country where well-heeled pressure groups rule the roost are really quite vicious. And as poor Charlotte Dawson found to her cost, the small world of self-regarding media “celebrities” has also become so indoctrinated in left-wing propaganda that – in spite of Stuff newspaper’s ludicrous claims – fair, objective reporting and competent analysis of the issues facing us today is largely non-existent in our mainstream media.
With my enthusiastically received books for children long blacklisted by the rabid Left (as told to my distributor) because my then Dominion columns expressed considerable concern about the takeover of education – and the exaggeration of so many treaty claims – my timely title – The “100 Days – Claiming Back New Zealand…what has gone wrong and how we can control our politicians” was of course boycotted by reviewers. ( I can think of one highly antagonistic and competitive left-wing writer of basically chick-lit, who has managed to publish a list of all the children’s writers in this country, well, not quite all…This, in spite of “The Mora Stone” being included in the Children’s Literature Foundation of New Zealand nominations for the top ten Notable Senior Fiction in its year – and in the initial list of nominees for the prestigious international Fantasy Award for Children’s Literature in the US Mythopoeic Awards for Children’s Literature. It was listed on a Yahoo site by another reviewer.as one of her top five all-time historical fantasies.
However, the Left apparently just don’t happen to keep up with things…especially when their ideology is challenged…
I can think of a handful of really fine New Zealanders indefatigably fighting to win this country back from its basically Marxist takeover of all our institutions. Among those contributing to the latter is Jacinda Ardern, with her radicalized, socialist determination to inflict her own extremist agenda on what was once a far happier country. Her wish to basically make it easier to have more babies killed before birth also has Miss Ardern quite shockingly voting against allowing doctors to supply medical help to any aborted child left to die – which goes against the grain, as far as New Zealanders are concerned.
And what about Ardern’s push to have highly worrying euthanasia legislation inflicted on the country? Or her party’s favoring of the opening of Pandora’s box with “liberal” legislation promoting the increasing use of recreational cannabis (because, of course, this is what it will do – with all its detrimental effects on health and safety). Again, this is typical of so many of the shortfalls in thinking of those pushing their own barrow…
Where is there any acknowledgement from this apparently ignorant government of the fact that Sweden decriminalized cannabis use in the 60s, but after 20 years, made it illegal again, in the 80s?
For no reason at all?
Why do our politicians never learn? Why was John Key’s government foolish enough to allow a (former?) Communist spymaster to be given a list ranking as a national MP – and even to refuse to expel him when they learned that he had concealed this (i.e. basically falsified) in his CV). What has been behind the National Party’s too cosy cuddling up to Communist Chinese business interests in this country – to the detriment of New Zealanders as a whole? Yet there have long been warnings of China’s determination to infiltrate and dominate the West, buying up land, businesses and strategic assets, and influencing governments’ policies by whatever means possible, including spying. Key himself is on record as praising the leadership of Xi Jinping, tyrannically presiding over a country where the punishing, imprisoning and torturing of citizens – including, horrifically, removing the vital organs of dissidents while alive to sell to those seeking transplants – has become part of a pattern of horror being woven all over this unfortunate country.
It is good, therefore, to see the rise of the New Conservative Party with new faces and policies which will resonate with majority New Zealanders, particularly those respecting the foundation values on which this country was built. Given the decline in New Zealand First’s following, in particular on Winston Peter’s ill-advised, last-minute and unheralded support for the UN’s global migration pact – never put to the country to ratify – the New Conservatives are in a strong position to cross the 5% threshold, particularly given growing recognition of the Green Party’s policies as extremist, basically anti-productive and destructive to the prosperity of this country.
It was interesting then, to read this generous Australian review of my 100 Days, Claiming Back New Zealand…. book, focusing on the one vital provision that the clever Swiss people wrested from their own government to ensure that it is the people themselves – referred to as “sovereign” – who are able to make the decisions concerning the future of their own country – rather than the politicians.
Two fine writers are involved here – Paul Collits – who tells of his own experiences while living and working in New Zealand – and Peter Kelleher, editor of the excellent Australian News Weekly, supplying the kind of incisive commentary and analysis of events in this part of the world which is very much lacking in New Zealand. For this reason alone, New Weekly deserves the support of more New Zealanders. https://ncc.org.au/newsweekly/
Why is it than in this country we produce nothing now to fill the gap left by Ian Wishart’s INVESTIGATE – when our neighbours can produce other fine Australia publications such as the UK/Australian Spectator, edited by Rowan Dean, with articles from exceptional writers such as Giles Auty, James Allan, and others – as well as Quadrant and the IPA Review?
With some wonderful exceptions, I have routinely found Australians on the whole, far more generous than Kiwis writing in these and other areas. And our annual Summer Sounds Symposium was fortunate enough to attract many fine speakers from across the Tasman – including the late Hal Colebatch, Keith Windschuttle, David Greagg (Wizard Dafydd), Patrick Morgan, Warren Reed (with his prescient, 1995 book about Chinese Spying activities, treachery and secrecy already within Australian bureaucracies), Joseph Poprzeczny, John Ballantyne, Peter Westmore, Paul Monk, David Flint and others making outstanding contributions.
The long-term outcome of these symposia was the thinking that underpins both the book reviewed here by Paul Collits, and our movement to claim back this country – www.100days.co.nz and on Facebook’s https://www.facebook.com/100daystodemocracy?ref=br_tf
We need the knowledge of what as actually been happening to reach more New Zealanders, long deprived of anything approaching a quality education in our dumbed-down state schools, where, as part of the whole Marxist agenda, even the teaching of real history has been withdrawn, replaced with its reinvention by activists. And part of their agenda is their stealth movement to rename this country.
They will win – if not enough New Zealanders care enough to fight back. And we should remember that everything, ultimately, depends upon the individual…
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