International Cat Speculators Since 2006

The left has been getting pretty bad, but I had no idea that things were so bad that even their own cheerleaders are starting to see where they are heading.

This is what happens when you pursue a conscious strategy of whipping up hate and pandering to extremists to radicalise the party base for the election, when you create an environment where extremism is the norm: some of the loonies take the rhetoric seriously and act on it. In the US, this has led to actual terrorism and hundreds of deaths;

Not sure how many Bush supporters have died because of the hatred towards him and his policies, or whether blood was actually shed in the acrimonious battle between Obama and Hillary.

He’s right though – here in New Zealand, we’ve had Tim Selwin (known Bush hater) actually put an axe through the PM’s window. No idea who performed this latest stunt, but it’s fair to say that most blogs on the left need to take a good hard look at themselves, and the hatred they routinely propagate.

NRT would do well to examine his own blog, as I’ve regularly seen posts that are promoting class warfare, false accusations of racism, legalizing child murder, anti-Americanism and constant

When Three News’ Duncan Garner pointed out that this would mean that the public wouldn’t be able to do anything about it and asked whether this too was National party policy, Key turned to his DPS bodyguard and said “Arrest that man!”


According to The Standard, the National Party has offered $10,000 for the identity of the person who exposed their secret agenda. So, one of our largest political parties is now behaving like the mafia and putting prices on people’s heads. Nice…


…on this issue they have returned to the good old 90’s policy of beating up on the poor. Solo mothers on the DPB (who according to Key are “breeding for a business”) will be forced into work at the expense of their kids, the long-term unemployed will be forced to reapply (presumably in the hope that some will forget) and face the ongoing threat of having their benefits cut off, and those malingerers on the sickness and invalids benefits will be work-tested. Dying of cancer? On a waiting list for medical care? Not good enough, sorry. I guess they must be going for the nasty vote.


They want a disproportional electoral system precisely because it excludes other voices from power, returns politics to a cozy oligarchy favouring their party of rich dead white males, and increases the chances of winning absolute power (and thus being able to ram through a policy program without having to go through the tiresome business of seeking consensus for it). This is a deeply anti-democratic agenda, and one all New Zealanders should oppose.


In other words, they’re not interested in making this work; instead, its simply about stigmatising and punishing society’s most vulnerable members for electoral advantage – just as Don Brash did to Maori in 2005.


From its energy policy [PDF] released today, National clearly favours the brown path. The focus is very much on scaring people over security of supply in order to justify gutting the RMA and removing the ban on new thermal generation. It is a policy written for large business interests – those who sell gas, such as Shell and Todd Energy, who want a continuing market, and those who want cheap power, such as Rio-Tinto. Neither gives a damn about the ongoing environmental effects of their activities.


Colour me disgusted.

Comments on: "NRT Launches Vicious Attack Against Extreme Left" (4)

  1. I believe that NRT was in fact referring to the right’s habits in this regard. You did read his title on the post you referred to ?

    The Kiwiblog right strikes again

    As far as I can see his comments on other topics were not particularly radical opinions based on facts or outright satire.

    I presume that this post is satire. But as far as I can see you are attempting to blame the bad behaviour of the right on the left. However you are doing it without any connective argument or sense of humor. In any case, doesn’t the right believe in the concept of individual responsibility – in which case they should accept the responsibility for their own bad manners. Or has that been discarded as being too limiting in yet another flip-flop?

    I presume you think that the supporters of the the left should just go into some form of penal servitude? Doesn’t sounds like a particularly Christian attitude.


  2. That has to be the most misleading heading on a post ever. Despite having been lured here under false pretenses, I am pleased to find such a handy collection of links to of some of Idiot Savant’s excellent posts, and thank you for that.

  3. It appears that I must spell this out in small words.

    “But as far as I can see you are attempting to blame the bad behavior of the right on the left.”

    My point is that while there are a few people on the right who behave badly towards the left, there is basically *no one* on the left who behaves in a respectful manner towards their opponents.

    Well, if you know of one, please tell me. NRT is the best of a bad bunch, but as you can see from the quotes above, he indulges in slander of the National party on a routine basis, based on little more usually than his own imagination.

    For example: it’s pretty stupid (and not at all funny) to suggest that National’s reward for information to find the secret recorder activist makes them the mafia. “who is this guy” is not a contract to murder.

  4. Nice try Scrubone, but the ‘subtly’ appears lost on the left.

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