Back when NZ had a major city leveled by and earthquake, No Right Turn cried foul when the government declared a national emergency. The question we should all be asking is whether this is really necessary. No insult to current inhabitants of my former city, who obviously want everything possible to be done, but a… Continue reading Crickets
No Right Turn says “Labour chooses to be cruel to beneficiaries“. So we must fisk. RNZ reports that WINZ is systematically racist and misogynist about debt, with Māori being forced deeper into debt, and women and Māori forced to repay at a higher rate than men and Pākehā. Here’s the elephant in the room: no one has… Continue reading Labour chooses to be fair to beneficiaries
On Kiwiblog today, someone pointed to this column about Jacinda Ardern by one Morgan Godfery. Former president Donald Trump, British prime minister Boris Johnson, Italy’s Matteo Salvini, Hungary’s Viktor Orbán, Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro, and their contemporaries across the world are reactionaries and authoritarians even the most committed accelerationist would struggle to invent. But where their respective… Continue reading Morgan Godfery, and the mystery of the inflated job title
I’m so old, I remember when fact checkers were respected by everyone. Those days a long gone. It was not a “border visit” by any stretch of the imagination any more than the drive home to North Carolina a friend and I took from New York City after 9/11 constituted a “visit” to Tennessee even… Continue reading Fact Checkers
It’s one thing to use church facilities to hold meetings. It’s quite another to hold your election night party in the sanctuary of a church! Given these parties go late into the night, how is the church supposed to be ready for services in the morning? Seems like they’re putting politics way in front of… Continue reading Another church Farrier could raise concerns about
I read this today and wanted to put down some thoughts, so here goes. OPINION: Over the weekend in New Zealand there was a large anti-lockdown protest – and as you can see from the headlines above, the focus was all on Brian Tamaki of Destiny Church. You get the idea. And this isn’t the first… Continue reading David Farrier – “churches are the problem (and let me throw in some racism too)”
(Yes, I’m way late on this one) Someone merely accused of extremism shouldn’t be denied rights on that basis. That’s not a disgusting position, that’s a principled one. And one that protects him, as someone who openly supports the extremist environmentalists extinction rebellion. Heck, even the Make it 16 campaign is pretty extreme, with a… Continue reading No Right Turn – how disgusting that National defends me!
Looks like I’m off twitter for the foreseeable future. Not sure if they’ll let me back on, but I’m on Gab (where possible) and registered with Parlor.
The revival of this blog has been a little short-lived. However, I’m still quite active in twitter at the moment, and I do have a project I’m working on that will be published here. So do pop in every once in a while.
A fisking. It’s time we fixed the New Zealand news media’s problem with sh*t speech. First, let’s put together a working definition. Sh*t speech is the stuff that might not necessarily be described as hate speech, but it occupies much of the same spectrum. It’s speech that presses the buttons of prejudice, bigotry and outrage,… Continue reading It’s time we fixed NZ so those hateful people don’t have a platform