Another damning and damaging denouncement of Chinese influence in NZ has been penned by Professor Anne-Marie Brady who recently revealed that she had been threatened and her home broken into (something that Jacinda bewilderingly only learnt about through the media and not our own security agencies) and it once again begs the question, why the fuck are the sleepy hobbits of muddle Nu Zilind not up in arms about all of this?
Whenever an overseas news media outlet focuses on the influence of China over NZ, there is always this tone of bemused astonishment that NZers aren’t in open revolt about a Chinese spy inside our Government or that the National Party are now just a front for Chinese business interests.
It’s something I find painful to understand about my fellow countrymen and countrywoman as well. The sheer wilful ignorance on display is bewildering but I think it does become understandable if you dig into the Left, the Right and the property speculating middle classes.
The Right don’t question Chinese influence over NZ because they are directly benefitting from it. Dairy Farmers are up to their eyeballs in debt because of Dairy Intensification costs and need to sell mountains of milk powder to China to keep themselves afloat. That means they will openly allow their own political Party, the National Party, to become over run with Chinese spies if it means they can keep selling China milk powder. The other thing National voter addiction to China allows for is a huge influx of Chinese migrants into NZ who all vote National. Want to know why National are still 43% in the polls? Because Chinese migrants overwhelmingly vote National no matter what. The ‘Blue Dragons’ as they call themselves, are now one of the largest power blocs inside the National Party so the right wing effectively have a Stockholm Syndrome when it comes to Chinese influence over NZ.
The Middle Classes have a similar problem. Now they are all fucking property speculators, they need Chinese property speculation to keep their fake wealth illusion alive. So while the right wing have Stockholm syndrome towards Chinese influence and the middle classes are addicted to Chinese property speculation, why are the Left silent?
For the Left, identity politics dogma has replaced economic theory as the driving philosophy and migrant rights have eclipsed all else because they themselves have globally transferrable skill sets meaning when the Left shout about migrant rights they’re really selfishly projecting their own economic rights. For the Left, no one can criticise Chinese migration without being labelled a racist or xenophobe, take a gander at the truly repugnant Wellington Twitteratti for a guide on how the Left self censor any critical analysis of China’s influence. Look at how the Green immigration policy effectively ended up reading like an ISIS hostage video with James Shaw grovelling his apology to the Twitteratti for daring to suggest we should have sustainable migration growth.
So in NZ, the Right wing are held hostage by China’s power, the property speculating middle classes are addicted to Chinese money and the Left are so far up their own arseholes virtue signalling one another on how they’ll all take an entire family of refugees into their homes, that they aren’t relevant to the debate meaning when Professor Anne Marie-Brady puts out an academic review of China’s influence over us, the response is muted silence.
So what changes?
The growing hostilities in the South Pacific, their slowing economy and their crack down on overseas flight of wealth which has fuelled the global jump in property prices means their economic might will falter and the good times will become grim.
Every Chinese newspaper editor in NZ answers directly to Beijing and when China wishes to cause domestic havoc with pro-China rallies once the cold war with America gets hot, then the right, the left and the property speculating middle classes will get a short, sharp shock at the true disdain many Chinese truly feel about NZers.
No amount of self interested economics or identity politic championing is going to be able to ignore Chinese political influence then.