Blogger David Farrar has been a vocal advocate of selling NZ farms to companies from communist China, and he has viciously attacked anyone who has opposed these plans, usually by labelling such opponents as racist.
In a strangely contradictory approach, Farrar has frequently also used free market arguments to support trading with the communists. Maybe its possible, but the logic of dealing with totalitarian dictatorships as a means of improving free trade in the world has always escaped me.
I’d say Farrar is probably right behind Hillary Clinton’s call for using global trade as a means to improve perceived “rights” for homosexuals, but is apparently not so fussed on using it to secure improvements for millions of Chinese whose democratic rights are suppressed by the Chinese Army.
Farrar once worked for Jenny Shipley, an ex school teacher who after being booted as PM has made a fortune by converting her political alliances with Chinese government officials and bigwigs into business opportunities.
I thought his friendship with Shipley underpinned his support for selling NZ farms to the Communist Chinese, and maybe it did, but its also been made public that those wishing to buy farms have donated huge sums of money to the National Party.
Maybe I’m being far too cynical here, but after this news, haven’t David Farrar’s frequent claims that Kiwiblog is not a propaganda outlet for the National Party taken a fairly major hit, and isn’t any reputation Farrar may have had as an objective political observer looking even more tatty?
..and isn’t it a bit much to be smearing critics as racists while the party you advocate for accepts money in a manner that could be construed as buying influence in a manner that is all too common in communist China?
Not a good look for Kiwiblog, and once again raises the question, why is Kiwiblog perceived as “right wing”? It isn’t of course. Kiwiblog is a Progressive/ liberal outlet, and can be easily identified as such by its frequent disdain for our traditional NZ culture and a clear belief in the same old same old left wing delusion that the end justifies the means.