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Is NZ a racist country?

David Cumin of the New Zealand Free Speech Coalition explores the question: “is New Zealand a racist country?”

Full transcript and links to all sources:

I was asked to answer an important question at a recent event hosted by the Indian community in New Zealand: Is New Zealand a racist country?  The question was clearly based off a comment that Taika Waititi made in 2018 – calling New Zealand “racist as F*ck” – but the terror attacks in Christchurch on March 15th that have shocked our nation mean it is more important than ever to address the question.

It is very easy to point to historical examples of egregious racism in New Zealand. The poll tax on Chinese, banning Te Reo Maori from being spoken at schools, and preventing all but a few Jewish refugees from Europe are all examples of state-endorsed racism; not to mention the other crimes of colonialism against Maori.

It’s also easy to point to modern examples of racism that would suggest Taika is spot on:  – New Zealand is the only Western country not to have acted on inquiry findings that Nazi war criminals emigrated here posing as refugees; – New Zealand is the only Western country in which a university has awarded a degree for Holocaust denial; – Four of my Auckland primary-school mates were stabbed by a woman wanting to kill Jews in 1990 just before my mum dropped me off.

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MagicTalk working group discuss police visits

This is from the Friday working group on MagicTalk radio. I figured I might as well get this up as a followup to the last couple of videos concerning New Zealand police officers checking in on citizens based on their online postings. I reckon it’s good for people to be aware of.

VIDEO: Regressive Reaction to Christchurch

New video from Carlton McCoy: Politicians and commentators discuss upcoming Hate Speech legislation.

Followup on Sunday police visit video

In this interview, Stephen Franks of the Free Speech Coalition talks to Sean Plunket on MagicTalk Radio about armed police turning up to citizen’s homes to check up on their political opinions. (See the video I posted of the guy who got a Sunday visit from the cops below).

Apologies for the audio quality. I just recorded the radio straight from my phone.

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Reflecting on Christchurch

Simon & Tova

A look back on the rocky relationship between Tova O’Brien and Simon Bridges.

Lobsters vs Crabs: A response to Kyle MacDonald

A video response to NZ Herald mental health columnist Kyle MacDonald?s opinion piece about Jordan Peterson.

Kyle MacDonald, New Zealand Herald columnist and co-host of popular Newstalk ZB show ?The Nutters Club?, is fast becoming the mainstream media?s ?go-to? mental health expert, with increasingly frequent appearances on publicly funded television (he was on Three?s ‘The Project’ last night).

In his podcast, The Confident Mind, MacDonald (who charges $120 – $180 for a fifty minute therapy session) suggests that capitalism is the source of people?s stress and anxiety. A ?global wealth tax? and ?all sorts of radical political measures? are needed to combat this, in his view.

During clinical psychologist and bestselling author Jordan Peterson’s visit to New Zealand last month, MacDonald published an opinion piece titled “The problem with Jordan Peterson’s advice for young men”. In it, he claims that Peterson “derides compassion, attacks feminists and refuses to listen to the voices of the oppressed”. He accuses the psychologist of “punching down”.

In this same column, MacDonald suggests that Peterson is holding the people who listen to him ?in thrall?. In other words, Peterson fans or supporters are gullible, mindless followers, held captive under the spell of a modern day Rasputin (watch the video). 

Hardly a compassionate thing to say about people trying to better themselves and find some meaning in their lives. Talk about punching down.

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First they came for the Columnists

New video from Carlton McCoy: The Project disingenuously presents a four year old Mike Hosking clip as if it were recent. The Prime Minister laments the lack of left-wing voices in the Herald.