Sorry Chuck, if I’ve become more moderate, it isn’t by design.
You see I have never really had any wish to convert or persuade progressives to join our forces. You can’t do that, because progressives are generally suffering from a mindset that cannot be altered by reason. Bring them into our ranks and they will spend more bullets firing upon us than on our adversaries.
In the US now we have a classic political battle between the Tea Party and the RINO Republicans that have destroyed the Republican Party. Karl Rove is at last feeling heat. The Bushes are under siege. The Republican establishment, completely infiltrated by RINOs and progressives, is fighting for its political life.
Sensing the rising threat, fake Conservatives are coming out of the woodwork and are posturing and preaching and desperately trying to shore up support for actions and ideas that have for decades now under-mined Conservatism, and destroyed our civil society. These ideas, in a gross perversion of their mission statement, have been pushed by the Republican Party in the US and The National Party in New Zealand and the Conservative Party in the UK.
Battling Rove and the other fake Conservatives (like for example Jon Huntsman or David Frum) are a new breed of upcoming politicians promoted by the Tea Party and dedicated to restoring Constitutional Government and our civil society. These new politicians are not wasting time trying to appease Rove or other betrayers. They are bent on replacing them.
The strategy is clear. First, the enemy has to be identified and their territory marked out, and then that territory has to be invaded and the betrayers have to be DEFEATED.
My advice is this- don’t waste time trying to appease and persuade such an entrenched enemy as the progressives are. Here in the NZ blogosphere, you will never persuade committed progressives like Whale and Farrar and so many others to change their minds. You’ll never sway John Key, a dedicated progressive and surrounded and advised by a dimwitted gang of ultra-liberal believers sourced of all places from NZ’s corrupt and dying mainstream media sector.
They must be defeated. Persuasion is just not an effective option. Progressives must be displaced from their places of influence. Like Conservatives are supporting Ted Cruze and other Constitutionalists in the US, and trying to vote them into places of influence in the Republican party, at the expense of the treacherous old guard, so must progressives be replaced here in NZ.
I am sorry I can’t update this site more regularly. When I was blogging constantly, I was always surprised at the growing support I enjoyed. This told me that the forces for Conservatism are out there and they are far far greater in number than many people realise. We will defeat the Progressives, and defeating them is the only strategy that will work.
There are many more blogs out there today advocating for new wave Conservatism. My good and always courageous friend Crusader Rabbit is still battling on. As are my old friends at NZ Conservative, a site they started after an argument to protect my freedom of expression on another blog they once shared ownership of. Trevor Louden still fights the good fight. These guys are the true heroes.
More recently we have Terry Wallbank’s The Conservative, and John Stringer’s CoNZervative, both great sites offering badly needed relief from the progressive echo chambers that are Kiwiblog and Whaleoil (for the most prominent examples).
There are links to all of these sites in my side bar.
Go there and support these guys for every day of every week they have an interesting and fresh set of views that represent the Conservative alternative. They’re trying hard to bring our country back from the abyss of liberalism and they deserve our support.
Remember this- we are not always going to agree on all things all the time, so that is something we should not worry too much about. However, we all know WHO THE ENEMY IS. Adolf Hitler was never going to be persuaded. Neither was Joe Stalin. Neither is Fidel Castro. Neither is Barack Obama. Neither is Louisa Wall. Neither is David Cameron. Neither is Andrew Cuomo. Neither is Michael Bloomberg. Neither is John Key. Neither is Cameron Slater. Neither is Julia Gillard. Neither is David Farrar. Persuasion is a waste of time, progressives must be defeated.
Footnote: A great article by Angelo Codevilla in Forbes magazine on how the current Republican leadership has betrayed Conservatives, leaving them with no one to vote for.
Liberals these days seems obsessed with promoting social change and supporting these changes not by facts and logic but by pointing to popular support as the reason why the subject ideas should have further popular support. Apparently this is a logic circle that completely escapes them.
Kiwiblog and Whaleoil for example are two blogs who want to keep certain social issues in the public eye, and frequently do this by highlighting polls that ostensibly show support for whatever the proposition might be.
Kiwiblog has run a number of articles this week where the main point has been polling results that favour the blogger’s liberal viewpoints.
Let’s leave aside for the moment, the utterly phony and banal questions that underpin these polls. Let’s just think about whether the fact that an idea might have popular support is a good reason to further support that idea.
Questions can only be answered effectively if the respondent is informed on the issue. Let’s for example take an extremely simple illustration. If you asked a collection of five year olds if eating ice cream three times a day was a good idea, they would say yes. Because all they know is that ice cream tastes so good. They don’t know that there are serious side affects to loading up with sugar and dairy products.
Later on in life they will answer the question differently because by then, more responsible adults will have passed on information to them, and the youngsters have processed that information and therefore developed a different view to when they were five.
But here is the rub. If no one had given them this information, they’d probably still vote for ice cream.
The Nazi party rose to power because Joeseph Goebbels was very well skilled in propaganda techniques. Adolf and his Brownshirts were extremely popular in Germany in the 1930s. Apart from a few recalcitrants like Sophie Scholl, (executed for delivering anti-Nazi pamphlets) the people loved them. Movies, newspapers and radio fawned over these jack booted totalitarian goons.
So we have a whole citizenry seduced by a ruling class whose main talent is lying about who they are and where they are going. By the mid 1940′s the truth of the Nazi party was brought home to the German people and nowadays there is no tolerance for Nazism at all in that country.
If we go back a lot further we can identify Rome as another great country that was brought to its knees by leaders who seduced the people with ideas that were plainly wrong.
You can include Italy and fascism in this argument too if you choose. Mussolini was once wildly popular, with newspapers, and magazines and radio gushing over him and his ideas.
So in all of these cases we have citizens cheering for ideas that eventually brought them terrible misery. They cheered only because they were ignorant, and they were ignorant for no one had told them the truth. The ruling class had refused to allow any other opinion other than that which was fashionable, and they had lied about their ideas anyway. So the citizens had no true understanding of what they were cheering for, and if they would have been fully informed, they would have been horrified by that truth.
So we have clear historical indicators demonstrating that the popularity of an idea is not any test of whether an idea is good if the population is not fully informed on any issue.
Just as in Italy and in Germany in the 1930s and 40s, the fascists and Nazis controlled information, so today in NZ we have the liberals/ progressives who similarly have very tight control of the information going to the people. So the polls are worthless, not only because of their one dimensional questions and the leading nature of those questions, (the misnomer “marriage equality” for example) but because in general the population is completely uninformed regarding any viewpoint that might counter liberal progressive doctrine.
So if the polls are worthless, so are the conclusions that they drive. Hitler, the Nazis, Mussolini, Fascism, Caligula, social liberalism, were all once high in the polls but these mendacious leaders and their wrong ideas eventually brought ruin upon the people who worshiped them. Popularity is no measure of whether an idea is good or not, and when Whaleoil and Kiwiblog run these worthless polls, they are only doing the same propaganda as Joseph Goebbels and other henchmen of other lying leadership cliques.
I’ll finish off with the disgusting report on Grace Carroll’s treatment in front of the Select Committee on homosexuals redefining marriage. Grace is a brave and beautiful young girl who has been bullied by cowards and who wasted her time and her honesty and her courage appearing in front of what is obviously a kangaroo court and a farce and a disgraceful exercise in political duplicity. Just another adventure in propaganda and another example of political leadership lying en masse to the people.
Where are the honest politicians who will call this fraud out for the disgraceful confidence trick it is upon NZ citizens? Is every politician in the house a coward and a liar? Are we today in New Zealand going through a similar process as experienced by the Germans and Italians in the 1930s?
One could be forgiven for thinking so.
Well, I have always disliked this unprincipled lame little boy politician, and his bucket list ambition to be PM, and his betrayal of almost everything that the National Party once stood for while seeking the “popularity” that is his be-all and end-all.
His political emptiness has long been apparent, but it was his radio appearances in the lead up to the Christmas holidays that really emphasized (to me anyway) just what a waste of time this fellow really is.
While I no doubt risk being lumped into David Farrar’s “humour impaired” category for not chortling gleefully over what a “natural personality” John Key is compared to say Helen Klark, I found the PM’s descent to the simian level of morning radio, where he out imbeciled the imbeciles, to be the most nauseating event.
Key groveled sickeningly to the audience and his hosts, and danced in Gangham style (made popular by a US hating Korean “pop star”) and carried out a mock homosexual wedding ceremony. Really fitting for Christmas right?
Meanwhile, Farrar proudly advertises that John Key and Barack Obama get on so well. Yep, the NZ PM and the communist crook whose ambition is to destroy the country recognised as the leader of the free world, are bosom buddies. Something to really make you feel all warm and fuzzy and inclusive inside right?
I wonder if Key ever reflects upon how he has so completely betrayed the principles of the party he leads and whether if he does this, it ever causes any reaction other than a smug self satisfied smirk to cross his face.
At the time of Klark’s dismissal, the country needed a political leader of vision and clarity, able to articulate a new political direction and with a rhetorical ability to persuade the country to follow him in his mission.
Well, we dipped out there big time. Key has no vision, he has no rhetoric, he cannot articulate a reformist political position, and his only concern seems to be his lame preoccupation with remaining popular.
Hence his appearance in the cultural waste land of morning radio. Hence the events and news headlines that have characterised Key’s interventionist progressive style and Maori pandering leadership-
John Key on Letterman’s Late Show
Exodus To Australia Hits Record
Key says no to changing smacking law
Foreigners flock to New Zealand
Key and Sharples – Maori flag will fly on Waitangi Day
Govt delays asset sales
John Key Goes Gangham
I’ve never lied about Kim Dotcom
John Key had heard of Kim Dotcom after all
Facebook’s Zuckerberg meets PM John Key
John Key vows no opposition for Gay Marriage Bill
New high for Kiwis leaving for Australia
John Key in Hollywood
Key says yes to Maori flag over bridge
John Key pledges to fight Coro switch
National too timid on MMP review
Gay marriage gets PM’s full support
Is National Deliberately insulting Colin Craig?
Conservatives poll higher than ACT, United Future and Mana
How long will Key continue backing Banks?
Key: Obama Likes My Red Shirt
‘Happy outcome’ to Maori Party, PM meeting
Mighty River: Key leaves door open to Maori shares
Maori Party ‘pleased’ with PM’s meeting pledge
Writing’s on the wall for MMP referendum
Key says MMP voting system has its advantages
Govt probably rueing MMP review pledge
MMP changes bad news for National
Key slams Conservative promiscuous claim
Oh and here’s my message to Key-
Recently a notable “center right” blog produced a list predicting the Cabinet Ministers that would be appointed if the left bloc (Greens/Labour) managed to win the next NZ election, an event that sadly looks more probable every day.
Some said the publication of this list would serve to scare NZers into voting for the National Party. I don’t know about that, but if so, its an idea that would have met the approval of the faceless left wing “media advisors” who surround John Key, and who being barren of political principle, would always prefer easy scaremongering over outspoken and confrontational debate.
When I say left wing I say that because there is not really any ‘right wing” faction within National. Political tussles occur within the party of course, but just like each 3 year election, its basically just a difference of opinion between leftists who merely argue over how to do socialism better than the further left faction called Labour.
The point is that the predictions in the list have a good chance of bearing fruit. So, what can we draw from the fact that NZ is probably about to be governed by a collection of communists and statist nutbars far worse than what we have now? Many things really, but I suggest the most obvious point is that the National Party has failed.
Why have they failed? There are probably as many answers to this question as there are voters, but I think it is because the left have won the information/ cultural war. However as I write that sentence, I question the use of the word “war”. It suggests battle, and sacrifice and courage, events that have not recently been part of the political scene in NZ.
Reality is there is no force opposing the armies and generals of the left. No real battle. No chance for courage or sacrifice or heroes or leadership. What we have is more like an occupation. The battle is lost, those who represent themselves as being opposed to the left have completely capitulated, and they govern, like the Vichy government in France during WWII, as puppets of the victors. The National Party dances to the tune of the cultural and political icons of the left. Karl Marx. John Maynard Keynes. Antonio Gramsci. Mao Zedong.
Progressive guards man the cultural watchtowers and ensure that any sign of rebellion, as faint and lily livered as it usually is, is quickly crushed. Academics, newspaper editors, commentators, journalists, TV personalities, and various other self appointed social guardians quickly suppress any event that suggests their hold on power may be under threat. Doubt the truth of this claim? Look at the vilification directed at Colin Craig. Look how David Garret (as meek and mild as his infractions were) was hounded out of parliament. They thought the vacuous Paul Henry was a threat and look what happened to him. Think of the fear that produced the statement that rests in the sidebar of this blog. From an unnamed “Senior National Party spokesman”-
“conservatives are viewed as not in touch with middle NZ and not in line with John Key’s broader image”
This from a party whose founding principles (see sidebar) are basically the embodiment of Conservatism. So much have these spineless left wing flunkies yielded, and like the Vichy government, now they merely seek to impose the will of the real rulers upon a cowed and defeated population. Who like the French did way back, support the government of John “Pétain” Key because the alternative is so much worse.
I managed to scrape together the time to watch a couple of parliamentary broadcasts this week, but I couldn’t watch for more than a few minutes. It turns my stomach to see such trifling pissant squabbling over which is the best socialist policy, and who is doing socialism better, while our country goes daily further down the tube to the extent that we now face the dire reality of an outright Communist government.
And meanwhile, the so called “right wing” just keep on cringing, tugging their forelocks in weak and pitiful submission to the subversive forces that really control our political fortunes and have always been inexorably creeping forward to the social condition we now suffer, and the even worse condition that comes after the next election. Still the same simpering smug fools continue to support the Vichy Key government. Still the Vichy Key government fails to speak out for freedom, and individual liberty and worse, they ridicule and disavow the ideals outlined in their founding principles.
You can see their supporters in the comments section of Whale’s blog, or Kiwiblog or other recognised “right of center” publications. Frantically supporting John “Pétain” Key and the Vichy Nationals only because the alternative is worse. Ganging up and attempting to ridicule or distract anyone who expresses unauthorised or unapproved views. Baying like the hounds of the jack booted invaders who enforced the National Socialist State in France under the government of Marshall Philippe Pétain. Helping their oppressors suppress ideas that challenge the propaganda wall of the left.
In the US they’re called RINOs. In the UK, (as in NZ) they’ve yet to earn a name, but I reckon cowards is good enough, especially after witnessing there the weak reaction to the horrifying event where a family of children were removed from their foster parents care because the parents were supporters of Nigel Farage’s UK Independence party. David Cameron is just another John Key and another collaborator.
They will both be remembered for their abject timidity in squandering the political capital that brought them to power and failing to light the fire of revolution that was so desperately needed.
What is the answer? How do we escape from this condition? There is no approaching allied army to free us. We have few options. We have to continue to speak out and confront the watch tower guards in the employ of the totalitarians and eventually we will escape the socialist nightmare. One thing that is painfully obvious is that there is no point whatsoever in supporting the current National Party. It is their failure to fight and their willing submission to the left that is at the bottom of this whole damn disaster.
Maybe 20 years ago, Lindsay Perigo said he was living in the age of bullshit. An accurate assessment of the culture of that time, but it has occurred to me over the last few weeks that things have deteriorated even from that low point and we’re now living in a time politically characterised by an even worse human failing and that is cowardice.
I despise the left but I give them credit for being fighters. They know what they want and they go after it using methods that eventually bring success. The NZ Labour party for example is not afraid to publicly list its long and short term objectives. They’re odious objectives from odious people, but at least the left have the courage to put their plans on the table for all to see.
I see no similar objectives from the so called right side of the political spectrum. I suspect this is because they’ve been so completely infiltrated by the left that they’re more or less happy to accept the left’s blueprint and just aim for a few alterations in the outcomes. When they should have a list of goals that completely counters what the left want.
For example Mitt Romney’s run for President was characterised by an extremely weak offensive. His advisers (like the hapless Karl Rove) counseled him not to confront the President with matters that might be categorised as personal attacks, and not to go after him on the Libyan betrayal. Neither will the Republicans go after the corrupt mainstream media.
So we have two high level issues here with the Republican Party- one is the lack of a political agenda and two is the perception that they shouldn’t fight too hard or it “might offend people”.
The left of course have no such concerns.
The Republicans, (and the NZ National Party, and the UK Conservatives, and the Australian Liberal Party) are all transfixed and made ineffective by the same characteristic, a meekness and unwillingness to fight that is becoming to look more and more like utter cowardice. They’re too frightened to have a list of goals, or at least too frightened to make those goals public, and they’re too frightened to carry out a real offensive in pursuit of those goals.
After their defeat, many of the Republicans are suggesting they move even further away from their heritage and founding principles and become even more like the left. These are the real cowards, and they can’t seem to grasp the simple point that if you believe in something you fight for it otherwise you may as well not hold that belief.
Was it Groucho Marx who said he had principles, “but if you don’t like them, I have plenty more”? A sad joke on the state of the political right.
It’s clearly apparent that Barack Obama is a communist and a crook and a fraud supported by crooks and frauds and bludgers and no hopers and a corrupt gang of liars and thugs called the mainstream media and he wants to radically transform America and take it far from its constitutional moorings into the stinking derelict swamp of European socialism, and he’s actually doing these things and the current Republican Party seems powerless to stop him.
Since when has it been hard to arrest crooks and confront liars? Only since the Republican Party and most parties on the right in the west lost their collective spines.
The right have to assemble a force prepared to duke it out with the left. To lay out a plan that counters the one the left have and to loudly and enthusiastically pursue the objectives in that plan. They have to also confront the left (and the Barack Obama gang in the US) on what they really are (mostly communists) and crooks and thieves and gangsters. They also have to develop a strategy to destroy the hold the left have on our public institutions like the media, our education services, and our entertainment industry, to name just a few.
Yesterday I listened to Mark Levin and all I could do was nod my head in agreement as the show unfolded and Mark berated the Republicans for cowardice. He was thinking very much as I was thinking and as I suspect many of the readers of this blog similarly think.
The right have the organisation, and they have the money, and they have power, and they have support (around 50% still voted for the Repubs and against Obama) so why did they lose?
They lost because of cowardice. The Australian Builder’s Labourers union motto was “If you don’t fight you lose”. Its time the so called right learned something about why they have been losing for so long and the left have been winning. When it comes to courage and commitment to their cause, the left have it. The right do not.
The Levin show I referred to above is very good value and it can be listened to or downloaded by clicking on this link. (11/15/12)
Obama won a second term. He did it by deceit and fraud. The US elections have been corrupted almost beyond recovery by the left. It’s clear what has to be done to save the US republic. The question is, who is going to do it and how? Here are five simple steps to ensuring that the Democrats in their present form never win another election-
1) Introduce a poll tax. Nearly 50% of Americans, mainly Obama voters, pay no tax. Therefore there is nothing to stop them from voting for higher taxes, because it doesn’t affect them if taxes are raised. They see each election as Christmas, and Obama as Santa Claus. The left must be stopped from using your money to buy the votes of the lazy and stupid. Nearly 50% of Americans Don’t Pay Tax.
2) Switch off on all left wing propaganda outlets. That means most mainstream TV and newspapers. These are the organs that the left use most of all to corrupt democracy and rig elections. Any Conservative who supports these organs of leftist propaganda is only helping the left enslave them. Leftmedia corrupts our culture deeply and it must be put out of business. Don’t buy their newspapers, don’t watch their TV. Don’t give them a cent of your money. See how Republican failure to confront media bias helped them lose the election.
3) (Elect politicians who will) dismantle the public education system. It is a left wing stealth organisation designed not to educate but to brainwash. Youth travelling through this system have little hope of emerging from it with an objective political perspective. It’s sole purpose is to produce gullible stupid and brainwashed left wing voters. If you want a true appreciation of how bad this problem is read Jason Mattera’s book “Obama Zombies- How the Liberal Machine Brainwashed My Generation.“
4) Stop illegal immigration and send all illegal immigrants back to where they came from. Illegal immigrants use vote fraud to vote themselves entitlements and to undermine politicians who seek to shore up the barriers to illegal entry. Illegal Immigrants Accused of Vote Fraud.
5) Enforce voter identification and overhaul the voting system so as to eliminate fraud. Duplicate voting, using the ballots of dead voters, and fraudulent identities are all examples of the corrupt means the left use to swing the vote. The Left’s National Vote Fraud Strategy Exposed.
If we could ever implement the above five steps, the left in the USA (and other places) would never win another election.
Its not a question of Conservative values being outdated. There is no reason to give up on the principles of Conservatism, which are still the only existing rock solid defence against tyranny.
The problem is systematic vote fraud and widespread and endemic corruption of the electoral process by the left, and until we confront and deal with that issue, everything else is just a sideshow.
I’m agnostic myself.
I understand that people may disagree with the concept of a creator.
I also understand that people may be dismissive of what is written in the different books of the bible.
I’ve got no problem with any conflict of ideas. What is starting to annoy me more than a bit about NZ at the moment is the depth of the opposition that I observe towards Christians and Christianity.
This opposition is more than just a conflict of ideas. It is in so many cases obsessive and pathological. Too frequently it is close to hatred.
NZ is a society with a strain of Marxism quite deeply embedded and I am sure that the fierce opposition I see to Christianity is a subset of this. Public opinion in this country has been manipulated for many years by means of a politically corrupt education system and a similarly corrupt news media. Both of these public institutions, along with a largely Progressive controlled entertainment industry, subliminally preach the Marxist message and therewith the anti Christian message.
The increasing intensity of the opposition to Christianity is (I believe) a result of this widespread secular progressive/ Marxist influence. Many people hold Marxist views without for one minute understanding the origins of those views or, because the views are so commonplace, even knowing that they have them. With so many, Marxism is just the default position.
Karl Marx opposed Christianity because his ideology demanded atheism. Max knew that his vision of a dictatorship of the proletariat would not happen while Christianity remained a force. He decried religion as the “opium of the people” but in reality such criticism was only strategy-based in that Marx wanted the people to buy his own drug, a toxic and destructive brew that reduces all who ingest it to despair and hopelessness.
Marxism/socialism/Progressivism is the greatest threat to our freedom and way of life that exists in NZ. It is bemusing that people (even if they do perceive it as a negative social influence) choose to put energy into attacking Christianity when Marxism is not only breathing down our necks, its actually got its damn hands around our throats and is choking the life out of us.
The truth is that this fierce opposition to Christianity is part of the Marxist plan. Disagreement is one thing, but when you wage war against Christianity, especially if you do it in the name of freedom, you’re making a mistake.
Those political forces who currently seek the destruction of religion and ultimate power over this country have a fate in store for you much worse than you ever thought Christianity might bring upon you. And while you have been obsessing over this relatively piffling issue, they have made great strides forward in achieving their long term totalitarian objectives.
If you consider yourself a protector of liberty, don’t assist our enemies by allowing them to manipulate you into hating a force they want to see destroyed because it is a major impediment to their plans for a modern day dictatorship of the proletariat. Anyone intelligent should know better.