Tim Beveridge – white man sings the blues

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I don’t know Tim Beveridge from a bar of soap, he’s a ZB host and I never listen to ZB.

But I do read the columns he writes for the NZ Herald which are filled with the sort of pompous self inflated sense of privilege that anyone hosting a show on ZB seems to be infested with.

His latest column however is so cringe worthy in its ‘why can’t white men get a break’ narrative it just would be wrong to not deeply mock it…

I don’t know Tim Beveridge from a bar of soap, he’s a ZB host and I never listen to ZB.

But I do read the columns he writes for the NZ Herald which are filled with the sort of pompous self inflated sense of privilege that anyone hosting a show on ZB seems to be infested with.

His latest column however is so cringe worthy in its ‘why can’t white men get a break’ narrative it just would be wrong to not deeply mock it…

Personally, I’ve pretty much had a gutsful with arguments and ad hominem attacks that treat an opinion as less valid because the person expressing it happens to be… a white male. Yes, folks, run screaming into the hills right now. But, I have read stories, opinion pieces and countless social media posts criticising people’s ideas, where this argument raises its head solely as a means of discrediting someone’s point of view.

…oh dear. Tim’s had a gutsful folks. Just because he shits on everyone and everything that isn’t white and male, he is sick of being judged because of that. Tim, no one dislikes you because you are white and male, people dislike you because you don’t seem to even comprehend the position of power being white and male gives you…

My recent experience of this was in relation to an opinion I wrote about Metiria Turei. In my case, criticism it seemed to be based on an assumption that as a white male, I apparently come from a position of privilege and so can’t possibly relate to the plight of someone like Turei. So I was therefore not sufficiently qualified to have an opinion.

…it doesn’t mean you can’t have an opinion Tim, it just means your opinion as a rich white male broadcaster is just like all the rich white male broadcasters opinion on the poor – completely fucking delusional.

Tim can not see the irony of him and his ilk, these privileged wankers…

…judging Metiria equated to a lynching, not journalism and it was a lynching enabled because they all have massive platforms of white male privilege to attack her from.

But it gets better…

Firstly, on the question of gender, while I can’t speak for everyone, I want to point out the bleeding obvious. There isn’t a secret club (at least not that I am a member of) where all white males get together to plot the downfall and subjugation of anyone who doesn’t resemble us.

…did he really say that? Did he honestly attempt to sweep away all the structural power of the patriarchy fuelled on toxic masculinity by just saying white men don’t meet at a secret club???

Feminism should just pack up its tampons and go home, Tim’s proven that because white rich men don’t meet at secret clubs there’s no such thing as privilege.

I mean, forget the Masonic lodge, golf clubs and the old boy networks, according to Tim it just doesn’t exist. All he has to do now is back this up with some personal story of how he’s got lots of women in his life, oh, wait. He does…

Like most men, in addition to many close female friendships over the years, my wife and my mum, I have two wonderful young daughters for whom I want the very best in life. I want them to have the benefit of every opportunity that comes their way, without any inhibition to their ambitions or dreams because, well, I am on their side, I’m invested in their success and in a country where we can all express our views and seize opportunities regardless of which demographic we are squeezed into.

…he’s not an ignorant sexist, he’s got chicks in his life.

Where Tim decides to go next is unbelievable…

Secondly, there is something particularly odious about the suggestion that the colour of your skin disqualifies your right to have an opinion on certain issues in New Zealand. In seeking to defend Turei, for instance, one writer made the point that the white male enjoys among other things “a wide network of social and family connections and support”.

…that’s right folks, his vitriol spat at Metiria for daring to tell her story with her chin up rather than grovelling wasn’t part of a racist cultural attack by all rich white male broadcasters  against a brown woman who was forced to steal 25 years ago because of the cruelty of the neoliberal welfare state that Tim and his rich white male broadcasters champion, oh no!

The racism is actually against him as a white male.

For Fucks Sakes. Can you honestly be this far up your own arsehole and claim victimhood as well?

Here’s his ‘conclusion’…

I don’t think we live in a New Zealand where we live in such clearly defined and segregated groups. So, if you have an argument you want to win, how about doing it on the issue and not disqualifying an opinion based on some crude and tiresome stereotype of the person you disagree with. Because regardless of the issue, there is likely someone who strongly resembles your opponent, and is in fact, on your side.

…ok 1 – yes we are as polarised as America – 70% of National voters don’t know anyone unemployed. That’s less an electorate and more a gated community.

And 2 – fuck you Tim Beveridge. You do not understand the level of desperation and fear our neoliberal welfare state inspires in people because you and your rich white male broadcaster mates helped build that neoliberal welfare state.

As a gatekeeper media stooge, Tim has had his feelings hurt by all the social media criticism at his ill thought out and out of touch beliefs on the poor and has instead like a fragile snowflake demanded safe spaces so he and his fellow rich white male broadcasters aren’t made to feel bad.

He and his rich white male broadcasters are the hollow roar of gate keeper media dinosaurs that don’t realise their extinct yet.

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3 Comments

  1. CLEANGREEN says:

    ZB = HOLLOW MINDS RESIDE THERE.

    “I mean, forget the Masonic lodge, golf clubs and the old boy networks, according to Tim it just doesn’t exist.”

    Yes the Masonic lodge does exist, I was invited to join in the 1970’s then my relative warned me it was a system of control over you once joined.

    My relative was a senior member of the lodge of whom until that day I was never aware of his position within the lodge until i told him I was invited to join.

    Good blog Martyn.

    • WILD KATIPO says:

      There are some pretty hard arsed truths Martyn has raised here, in particular about the Masonic lodges. They in themselves are not so much the issue but those who lead them.

      33rd Degree Masons, with a history that stretches back over 600 years,- and hijacked by Adam Weishaupt at the :

      The 1782 Congress of Wilhelmsbad: The Illuminati Takeover
      https://www.biblebelievers.org.au/wilhelms.htm

      Most of the public are totally unawares of just who these people really are.

      Fancy a stone Phallus in your town square?

      Go talk to the Masons?

      Ask them what it stands for?

      ” Hey !… its just part of a fertility symbol that was part of an ancient occultic mystery religion 3000 years ago . Nothing to worry about” .

      ‘Oh OK then , … what did those people advocate ? ‘ …

      ”Oh , just a hierarchy,… order, efficiency , stable governance etc” …

      ”Oh really ?… and was it a good system that cared for the poor and the weaker members of that society ? ”….

      ” Well um ,… we did demand certain self sacrifices,… for the good of ,.. er ,.. um maintaining the cohesiveness of that society ”…

      ”And in what shape did those ‘ self sacrifices ‘ take the form of ? ”…

      ” Well , we ,… for the greater good , we,… accepted offerings to Molech ,… the Bull ,… erm,…some would name that god as the Baal, ” …

      ”And just what form of sacrifice was needed to placate this, …. Baal ?”…

      ” Well , figuratively ,… and metaphorically speaking , and of course , as an allegory no doubt,… it was your children” …

      The Secret of the 33rd Degree of Freemasonry & Illuminati Bloodlines … 33rd degree mason▶ 4:25
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vUTJIsEGJLA

      Don’t believe its relevant ?

      Take a look at these guys from George Herbert Walker Bush to John Wilkes Booth to Aleister Crowley , – they are all there – in all their sordid esoteric derails. Just waiting for you to have the penny drop.

      33RD DEGREE MASON LIST Low – YouTube
      Video for l a marzulli 33rd degree mason you tube▶ 10:43
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SLGVZEx25UE

      And once the penny drops, consider yourselves enlightened.

      Then go forth and oppose them.

      They are Satanists.

      And your worst enemy.

      Vote Green, vote Labour.

      And stab those child molester kiddy fiddlers in the guts.

  2. Zete says:

    Talkback is useless now. Infested with Right wing lunes. Anyone talk substance and they ….’press the power button ‘ and close them down. Pity, because many older people must be listening in the night [insomnia of old age ]and feel a sense of loss. Why cant we have some quality night time broadcasting? Talkback as an idea is good. I notice they are eroding the time of actual talkback too.

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