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1984 fiction becomes fact: Ten

Concluding the series: Ten ways the democratic northern hemisphere nations became the Orwellian West.

1.) Continuous War

2.) Widespread Surveillance

3.) Propaganda-Style Fake News

4.) Acceptance of Politically Correct Orthodoxies via Newspeak

5.) Dumbing Down and Doublethink

6.) Censorship

7.) Two Minutes of Hate against Political Scapegoats and Strawmen

8.) Harassment and Arrest of Dissidents

9.)  #MeToo Sexual Purges

10.) Historical Revisionism

 

The “memory hole” in 1984 was a chute connected to an incinerator and served as the mechanism by which the Ministry of Truth would abolish historical archives as if they never existed.

 

Had the establishment’s candidate, Hillary Clinton, won the U.S. Presidency in 2016, would any of the Orwellian revelations behind SPYGATE ever have seen the light of day?  Of course not.  Just like in 1984, the “Memory Hole” would have been utilized to make The Party appear infallible.

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Photoshop of the day by Luke

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Luke emigrated from the UK to NZ over 10 years ago, ironically because he was concerned about the number of migrants flooding into Britain.
Born and brought up in working-class Liverpool, he escaped poverty to become a highly paid adman, tory voter and a huge disappointment to his beloved, communist leaning Father. Creating snide photoshop images is his pitiful revenge for being an ageing, white, straight male.

Spot on Nashy, there is nothing wrong with fundraising, except if you are a hypocrite

Stuart Nash has taken completely the right approach after being approached by media to comment on his recent fundraiser: Quote:

Weeks after Labour was criticised for holding fundraisers featuring ministers, Labour’s Stuart Nash will hold a lunch fundraiser at the swanky Northern Club where about 20 people will pay $1000 each to hear him talk.

Nash, who is minister of Police, Revenue, Fisheries and Small Business, said the fundraiser in Auckland today was to raise money for his Napier campaign in 2020.

Those invited were friends and acquaintances “who have done well in life” and he was speaking as Napier MP rather than in his capacity as a minister. End quote.

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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

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The fault line Robinson’s imprisonment exposes

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Rodney Hide on the diversity bandwagon

via RNZ

Rodney Hide highlights how the diversity bandwagon has gone wonky: Quote:

Two recent events should give the useful innocents pumping for boardroom diversity pause for thought.

The first is Minister for Women Julie Anne Genter tweeting in reply to TradeMe founder Sam Morgan. He had tweeted the momentous news that he was now following just 10 fellow tweeters. The minister replied, “You appear to only be following men. Any comment on why?”

Mr Morgan might usefully reply, “None of your business,” “I enjoy freedom of association” and “Who the hell do you think you are?”

But none of these responses is available once you have jumped upon the diversity bandwagon. You are hoist by your own petard.

You do need to explain publicly why you are following only men.

The diversity bandwagon opens you and your business up to outside control and direction – indeed, a minister of the Crown patrolling Twitter demanding a public explanation for why you are not following more women.

It’s too late to claim freedom of association, none of your business, etcetera, if you have already hit the diversity button. End quote.

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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

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Concerning behaviour from Labour minister’s attempt to waive the law for a friend

Matthew Hooton writes on Facebook: Quote:

This scandal is far, far worse than the previous government’s dealings with Warner Bros, Sky City or the Saudi sheik because – on the face of it – there doesn’t appear to be any argument the public interest was involved.

It seems that an attempt was made to insert a clause into a government bill solely and specifically to favour a property development being led by a friend and business associate of the Economic Development Minister.

One of the lobbyists who successfully secured the clause was, until a few months ago, actually working as Chief of Staff to the Prime Minister.

Congratulations to Speaker Trevor Mallard for putting a stop to the scam by refusing to allow the clause to be considered by parliament and put into law.

If this involved, say, Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce, and one of his friends and business associates, with Mark Unsworth doing the lobbying after, say, Roger Sowry had spent five months working as Chief of Staff for John Key, and Speaker Lockwood Smith intervening to stop it, it would be by far the major news story in New Zealand for days, there would be demands for Auditor General, Privileges Committee, SFO and police inquiries, and we would still be hearing about it months or years later, and rightly so.

But I suspect it is unlikely you will hear much about it in the daily media because the Prime Minister is having a baby soon. End quote.

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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

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Malcolm Harbrow on Hipkins’ abuse of process

Chris Hipkins Photo: RNZ / Rebekah Parsons-King

The government is all at sea in the house at the moment.

On Wednesday the Greens ‘forgot’ to file a question in time for question time and then Chris Hipkins moved the house into urgency to complete some bills they’ve dawdled over progressing.

Normally urgency isn’t such a big deal but in this case it is simply because they’ve stuffed up their timings.

Malcolm Harbrow at No Right Turn calls what Chris Hipkins then did a “childish trantrum”: Quote: Read more »

As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

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1984 fiction becomes fact: Nine

Continuing the series: Ten ways the democratic northern hemisphere nations became the Orwellian West.

1.) Continuous War

2.) Widespread Surveillance

3.) Propaganda-Style Fake News

4.) Acceptance of Politically Correct Orthodoxies via Newspeak

5.) Dumbing Down and Doublethink

6.) Censorship

7.) Two Minutes of Hate against Political Scapegoats and Strawmen

8.) Harassment and Arrest of Dissidents

9.)  #MeToo Sexual Purges

As mentioned before, in the novel, 1984, the members of the Outer Party were denied sex, other than for procreation.  This was how sexual repression was channeled into enthusiasm for the State. In the eponymously named film (which was actually released in the year 1984), the actors John Hurt and Suzanna Hamilton played Winston Smith and Julia, respectively, engaging in a secret love affair as a form of political rebellion.

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New Zealand’s countdown to submission: Part one

The Ministry of Silly hats. Credit: Boondecker

Ramadan, the holiest month in the Islamic calendar, and usually the deadliest too. It’s the month when the (false) prophet Mohammed received his first revelation from the angel of light and a new religion was born. Ramadan is a month of fasting to celebrate Islam, and the end of each day a worship service is held, called Iftar, where Muslims break their fast and pray to Allah for the fifth time. Our prime minister, leader of the opposition, the New Zealand police, and the Human Rights Commission are all joining in this celebration of an ideology with values antithetical to our own.

I’ve written previously about the dishonesty of the Ahmadis in NZ and written a review of Mohammed’s Koran. If you want to understand Islam, you need to go no further than to read the Koran itself. Ignorance is no excuse, yet it’s likely the one that will be used by our politicians and bureaucrats.

The media has been running a larger volume of Islamic propaganda than normal, such as celebrating NZ’s first beauty contestant in a hijab, but the problem of mainstreaming Islamic religious practises is more deep rooted than that. After all, since Islam has a positive demographic outlook, in addition to the liberal virtue signalling, there are votes to be won and quotas to be filled here.

While the most recent census numbers haven’t been released yet, we know that the Islamic population will be at least 1.5% of NZ’s total population. The majority live in Auckland, making up around 3% of the city’s population. Thanks to multiculturalism, ethno-religious groups tend to ghettoise, so, for instance, Mt Roskill is at least 6% Muslim, with some areas at 13%, such as Wesley and others at 18% like Walmsley.

That data is now many years out-of-date and we’ll have to wait for the 2018 census data for new numbers. Muslims are one of a very few groups with a positive demographic outlook, with Islam being the fastest growing religion in the world.
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Oral Questions – 21 June 2018

Questions to Ministers

  1. PAULA BENNETT to the Prime Minister: Does he have confidence in all his Ministers?
  2. WILLOW-JEAN PRIME to the Minister of Finance: Will this Government’s policies help transition the economy; if so, how?
  3. AMY ADAMS to the Associate Minister of Finance: What is the purpose of the Overseas Investment Amendment Bill? Read more »

As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

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