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REVIEW: Blade Runner 2 – Masterpiece Cinema or Artificial Intelligence narrative from the computer program running our reality?

By   /  October 8, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs, The Liberal Agenda  /  8 Comments

For me the scene which most perfectly summed up the confusion of the manufactured reality of this hollowing out of the human experience is when an artificial intelligence program synchs over the image of a real life biological woman to have sex with a synthetic life form.

If there is a better metaphor for modern humanity, I’ve yet to see it.

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REVIEW: Snort

By   /  October 8, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs, The Liberal Agenda  /  Comments Off on REVIEW: Snort

There’s been so many late night improv shows in Auckland 0ver the decades and being an inner city denizen I’ve managed to catch most of them. I’ll see your Improv Bandits and raise you Michael Hurst’s & Oliver Driver’s Watershed Theatre improv, so my cynical and blackened splinter of a heart demands much to giggle but Snort is some of the best I’ve seen.

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Why we urgently need to investigate Chinese influence over National

By   /  October 6, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  107 Comments

National Party MPs are personally invested in Chinese Business Interests and shock horror the policy National puts out just happens to benefit those Chinese Business Interests, as for China using farms to help test missile guidance systems for the Chinese military, can anyone possibly find an example more spectacularly splendid than that?

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In defence of MMP and how to fix it

By   /  October 5, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  23 Comments

The delegitimisation of any possible Labour led change of Government requires not only an attack on Jacinda, Winston and the Greens for not willing to work with National, but it also needs the system of MMP to be defaced and denigrated as well.

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Why the Slater defamation case is so important for democracy in NZ

By   /  October 5, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  13 Comments

Do we want secretly funded fake news campaigns to be able to derail serious public health issues in favour of commercial interests? Is that the kind of public policy debate we want?

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The only thing worse than mass shootings

By   /  October 5, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  66 Comments

Only thing more grotesque than the damaged gun culture of Amerika & horror of mass shootings are conspiracy theorists who claim these attacks are manufactured. Apart from the insanity of those claims, it white washes the deep cultural changes needed.

It is a denial beneath contempt.

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WaateaNews: How do Māori respond to the next wave of colonisation?

By   /  October 5, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  29 Comments

The impact of the Asian-NZ population tripling in the space of 20 years and overtaking Māori has political, economic and cultural ramifications that haven’t been discussed yet it’s a debate that is already running.

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Wait, what? Can we just go back to that story about Police spying on prison activists?

By   /  October 4, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  17 Comments

This story demands far more media attention than it has been given. Please share it widely on your social media networks.  

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Let’s seriously consider David Farrar’s offer to the Greens and laugh and laugh and laugh

By   /  October 4, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  27 Comments

…the only scenario where the Greens join the National Party is if Hitler resurrects from the grave with a legion of Nazi zombies and declares an ecological war against the Amazon rain forest.

Sorry David Farrar, That’s the only scenario.

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List of things people believe who are calling for a National-Green Government

By   /  October 3, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  34 Comments

The frenzied delusion being coughed up by the corporate mainstream media and their puppets demanding that the Greens work with National would be funny if it weren’t so desperate.

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America’s latest mass shooting self mutilation

By   /  October 3, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  68 Comments

Once again, the toxic cocktail of a deeply paranoid culture mixed with a vicious gun industry that manages to tap every deep seated fear of the national identity has reared its ugly head and committed another American mass shooting.

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The ridiculous pro National propaganda of Garner, Du Plessis-Allan, Roughan & Kirk

By   /  October 1, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  66 Comments

The right wing and their corporate media enablers need to delegitimise MMP and any Labour led Government by decrying Winston, undermining Jacinda and demonising the Greens.

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The who, how, why and ramifications of killing the Māori Party

By   /  October 1, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  25 Comments

National used the Māori Party as political camouflage and the policy crumbs the Māori Party received for providing National with that political camouflage wasn’t worth losing their mana over.  

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Only middle class activists would wait another 3 years to change the Government

By   /  September 30, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  17 Comments

Only middle class activists with cushy public jobs in Wellington that won’t be impacted by a change of Government would cry that Winston isn’t good enough to change the Government.

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Comparing the negotiating teams

By   /  September 30, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  28 Comments

The negotiating teams of each of the Political Parties vying to form the next Government say much about the relationship each of the Leaders are needing and how they expect a possible coalition alliance to play out.

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Remember that time Labour identity politics activists tried to expel Willie Jackson and Greg O’Connor

By   /  September 30, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  12 Comments

Remember the young labour party identity politics activists who signed a letter to expel Willie Jackson and Greg O’Connor from Waitangi Day at the beginning of this year?

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