The NZ Left desperately need to see this video right now

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The NZ Left, Woke Twitter, the Emerald Stormtroopers, anyone who works at the Spinoff, micro aggression policing Millennials, PSA Staff,  cyclists, vegans, subscribers to ActionStation, most of the Green Party Caucus, Fourth Wave Feminists, gender binary activists and the Wellington Twitterati desperately need to see this video.

The NZ Left, Woke Twitter, the Emerald Stormtroopers, anyone who works at the Spinoff, micro aggression policing Millennials, PSA Staff,  militant cyclists, para-military vegans, subscribers to ActionStation, most of the Green Party Caucus, Fourth Wave Feminists, gender binary activists and the Wellington Twitterati desperately need to see this video.

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31 Comments

  1. Andy says:

    Excellent video – in the same kind of vein as Jonathan Pie

  2. Keepcalmcarryon says:

    Brilliant.
    Must be played at the next Green conference on the big screen.

  3. c G Smith says:

    It’s wrong. I am left wing and nothing like what was described. Also by no means can the Democrat Party of America is no-where near being left! It is owned and run by a corrupt group. Watch the Jimmy Dore show!

    • Gosman says:

      Whoosh! That was the point of that video going over the top of your head.

      • D'Esterre says:

        Gosman: “That was the point of that video going over the top of your head.”

        Heh! Exactly.

        • Debsisdead says:

          No. If anything the bloke making the call that Smith missed the point is the person who has let the ball go straight thru to the keeper.
          Not that it matters as there is so much wrong with the vid I wouldn’t be at all surprised to discover the protagonist is a signed up member of Blair’s Progress cult.
          I loathe the way ersatz lefties in the South have fallen under the spell of englanders whose imperialism shows through as soon as they are questioned and for me that is the case with this vid. Wellington is riddled with these creeps. Where once Kiwi & Oz political movements proudly adopted locally developed policies to advance the interests of our citizens, nowdays all sorts of arriviste types sleaze in trying to foist their ‘off the rack’ already failed ‘up north’ policies they have filched outta england.
          Health and education are the two most blatant examples and the results are dire.
          Aotearoa a nation which has been successfully managing a socialised health system a lot longer than the unwieldy UK NHS is now seeing their successful management sinking under the weight of a restrictive over-centralised bureaucracy which wastes resources on all sorts of unnecessary nonsense.

          A system which once measured it success in simple easy to collate, publish and comprehend outcomes such as lifespan and infant mortality now allows itself to be ensnared by the same nonsense data that neolibs live off to distract citizens from their abject failures by talking about success in some tiny grouping that is so small it is probably a statistical anomaly.

          Aotearoans’ access to dental treatment has always been problematic but a coalition of NZ trained dentists fought to improve the system, yet the response from the fresh outta foreign bureaucracies administrators was to sabotage their effort by demanding that every column of a 92 cell wide spreadsheet be completed before they could obtain either capitation or copayment subsidies for the work they were doing on their impoverished patients.
          It was insane and the insistence was obviously a deliberate ploy to destroy publicly funded dental-care. We’re not talking about porcelain caps but remedial treatment to prevent tooth decay and remediate existing damage.
          Since Aotearoa has allowed foreigners take over management of its home grown programs, instances of stupidity by over-centralised remote bureaucrats has gotten insane.
          Now we are listening to foreigners tell us how to think and act politically. You’ve got to be kidding, that drongo in the vid opposes Brexit when the EU has destroyed europe by adopting the absolute worst of corporate engaged neoliberalism. He calls himself a leftie? Don’t make me larf, types like that fella are the stormtroopers of the post thatcher new right. The englander labour party has driven them out of its bailiwick and now they seek to indoctrinate the South. Only fools or charlatans would wear such nonsense.

        • Debsisdead says:

          No. If anything the bloke making the call that Smith missed the point is the person who has let the ball go straight thru to the keeper.
          Not that it matters as there is so much wrong with the vid I wouldn’t be at all surprised to discover the protagonist is a signed up member of Blair’s Progress cult.
          I loathe the way ersatz lefties in the South have fallen under the spell of englanders whose imperialism shows through as soon as they are questioned and for me that is the case with this vid. Wellington is riddled with these creeps. Where once Kiwi & Oz political movements proudly adopted locally developed policies to advance the interests of our citizens, nowdays all sorts of arriviste types sleaze in trying to foist their ‘off the rack’ already failed ‘up north’ policies they have filched outta england.
          Health and education are the two most blatant examples and the results are dire.
          Aotearoa a nation which has been successfully managing a socialised health system a lot longer than the unwieldy UK NHS is now seeing their successful management sinking under the weight of a restrictive over-centralised bureaucracy which wastes resources on all sorts of unnecessary nonsense.

          A system which once measured it success in simple easy to collate, publish and comprehend outcomes such as lifespan and infant mortality now allows itself to be ensnared by the same nonsense data that neolibs live off to distract citizens from their abject failures by talking about success in some tiny grouping that is so small it is probably a statistical anomaly.

          Aotearoans’ access to dental treatment has always been problematic but a coalition of NZ trained dentists fought to improve the system, yet the response from the fresh outta foreign bureaucracies administrators was to sabotage their effort by demanding that every column of a 92 cell wide spreadsheet be completed before they could obtain either capitation or copayment subsidies for the work they were doing on their impoverished patients.
          It was insane and the insistence was obviously a deliberate ploy to destroy publicly funded dental-care. We’re not talking about porcelain caps but remedial treatment to prevent tooth decay and remediate existing damage.
          Since Aotearoa has allowed foreigners take over management of its home grown programs, instances of stupidity by over-centralised remote bureaucrats has gotten insane.
          Now we are listening to foreigners tell us how to think and act politically. You’ve got to be kidding, that drongo in the vid opposes Brexit when the EU has destroyed europe by adopting the absolute worst of corporate engaged neoliberalism. He calls himself a leftie? Don’t make me larf, types like that fella are the stormtroopers of the post thatcher new right. The englander labour party has driven them out of its bailiwick and now they seek to indoctrinate the South. Only fools or charlatans would wear such nonsense.

  4. SammyAnara says:

    Its crazy how benifitial marijuana is to society. Its crazy such a versitile harmless plant could be vilionized accross the world for so long. They even have hemp and CBD products for pets now.. Example A: https://cbdfx.com/collections/cbd-for-pets/ … and beyond the theraputic or medical benefits of marijuana there are so many industrial benefits like using it for paper, glues, etc. Save the forests!!!

  5. Siobhan says:

    Jazz Twemlow “Die-hard leftie but not a huge fan of lefties.”
    Weirdly, sadly?, that his actual complete statement to describe himself.

    Very much like people on bloggs who feel the need to say “I’m a Leftie but..” and then go on to reveal themselves as being very NOT Leftie.
    But then again, if he thinks the like of Clinton are Left wing then no wonder he’s confused.

    Maybe he’s just a self loathing Centrist.

    Which is fair enough.

  6. Castro says:

    It’s about class, the rest is window dressing; the underclass is going to win; it’s going to be (unsurprisingly) violent.

  7. Andrew says:

    Very good! It hits the spot quite nicely.

    So tell me again, what does the left want to achieve? Because the message got lost amidst all the virtue signalling.

  8. esoteric pineapples says:

    Enjoyed this video, think it made excellent points, and love Australian dry humour, but it is based on the assumption that on average people on the Left are innately smarter than people on the Right. The fact that a large number of people on the Left do dumb things is really no different to the fact that a large number of people on the right do dumb things. People on the Left just do different dumb things to those on the Right.

    As an example, most smart people on the Left like Noam Chompski and Chris Hedges say Antifa is dumb as it just gives the Right an excuse for clamping down on the Left. While this is 100 percent true, there are always going to be people on the Left who will behave like Antifa, whatever you tell them, because that is their belief and their innate way of reacting.

    Also, the Right will probably always be more able to control its followers because its followers enjoy being told what to do and think. People on the Left don’t. Getting to get the Left to do the right thing is a bit like trying to herd cats.

    • Andy says:

      Also, the Right will probably always be more able to control its followers because its followers enjoy being told what to do and think

      I hate to pigeonhole people, but if you are a fan of Big State (i.e Left in my books) then you are more likely to fall in line. If you are a fan of Small State, then the opposite

      Maybe we need to clarify our positions before we make these generalisations

      • Sam Sam says:

        Personally I’m not a fan of a stupid state. I mean if some one wants crown funds then they should expect bureaucratic red tape and constant checking, extra expensive on top of, cost overruns and delays. All comes with crown funds. Settlements is probably a classic example. Crown funds ain’t like normal money.

  9. Archonblatter says:

    At last a glimpse of humour. Sad how so many have become so glum and solemn with the old bulwark of the old left, the industrial proletariat or their progeny, now seen as a ‘basket of deplorables’ or even as ‘fascist.’
    They are the same people now as they were then but in the old days some of them actually read Marx or Jack London or even Gorky and very often ‘The Bible.’
    These are replaced now by social media and the internet and the world and the left has turned itself inside out while population has doubled and the planet heats.
    One day people will look back to the era of cultural Marxism as we now might look back at the Victorian corset.

  10. TB says:

    I would love to comment.

    However I left school at sixteen, served an apprenticeship, worked with my hands with other working class blokes. Also I did not go to university, let alone get a degree.

    I have therefore been advised by my university educated siblings & in-laws that I am not qualified to have an independent opinion.

  11. TB says:

    I would love to comment.

    However I left school at sixteen, served an apprenticeship, worked with my hands with other working class blokes. Also I did not go to university, let alone get a degree.

    I have therefore been advised by my university educated siblings & in-laws that I am not qualified to have an independent opinion.

    • Christine says:

      Ah TB, you have commented. And don’t stop. Your history gives a flax-roots dimension which others don’t and is important or none of us know very much about each others’ experiences.

      Working with your hands is pretty good, and may be the way of the future post apocalypse, so thank you for providing the future with your genetic coding ! Well done.

  12. Zack Brando says:

    He’s still using terms like ‘alt-right’ and implying that his leftest views are the correct views and the only paradigm/lens proper to view the world through.

    He concedes nothing, refuses to accept many so called ‘alt-right’ people have nuanced views – way more so than his leftest buddies. He fails to understand using terms like ‘left’ and ‘right’ is dinosaur speak.

    This video is just tragic rubbish, predicated on sloppy, pseudo-intellectualism with a wet dream of the Overton window thrown in or good measure.

    Dress up as Hitler mate, attack those on 4chan, poke fun at those who poke fun at yoga – quite pathetic really. He really misses the whole cultural point – the intellectual dark web would make mince meat this guy – but it would be a giant waste of our time

    People don’t have ideas, ideas have people.

  13. Darien Fenton says:

    I hate this mocking and labelling Martyn. I don’t even know what Woke Left is. Some of us are just who we are. I can’t see how any of this progresses the things that matter to the people who are doing it tough and who you care about as well.

  14. dave brown says:

    This is taking caricature to absurdity.
    With climate chaos looming, with the global economy melting down, and with poverty, oppression, repression and war, as capitalism’s daily calling cards, lets get serious.
    The “left” is a term of abuse for the right, and that includes everyone from liberal to communist, and is thus meaningless.
    Essentially it conflates capitalists with anti-capitalists.
    Because liberals are polite capitalists, while communists are rude anti-capitalists.
    The ‘woke’ left is even more meaningless.
    I prefer ‘class consciousness’.
    The only red pill that makes one class conscious is the “red” one of Marxism, and that means avoiding being bogged down in liberal fetishes about defending bourgeois rights like free speech unless they help to make the billions of working people free of the tyranny of the 1%.
    The capitalists fool us into thinking that their “rights” are universal, and many of us join the rat race in this hope.
    The maverick capitalist Trumps shows us that while rights are worth a lot to him they are worthless to us.
    Anti-capitalists have to take those rights from the capitalists who use them to trap us inside their dying system.
    But that means they cease to be bourgeois rights and become workers rights.
    Like the workers right to a job on a living income, decent affordable health, education and housing, and the right to live in a healthy, sustainable environment, currently sacrificed to the bosses’ right to profit.
    None of which capitalism can deliver us, but which the end of capitalism can give as a fighting chance to make for ourselves.

  15. Knarf says:

    Frankly all this “woke left” and “identity politics” stuff just comes across as grumpy old farts insulting millennials. It is ridiculous to expect the under 30s to have the same opinions and attitudes as you, they grew up in an entirely different world and don’t even remember a time when there was no internet.

  16. Nathan Boo says:

    Has the video been removed? I can’t see it, and I’ve nothing that would block it.

    I reckon Jonathan Pie gets much right, in his videos and shows.

    • Sam Sam says:

      Seems to be working. Basically says asking or modulating the same questions over and over means somebody ran out of stuff to say.

      A lot of people both left and right creates atmospheres around emotive and controversial issues where dissent against the consensus gets people in serious trouble. How many assholes do you see trying to get people fired – an extremely bad thing to have happen to you at the best of times, let alone with your name being publicly known as someone who got fired – with online campaigns? It makes people scared to be honest about their views which I’d hope we could all agree is a negative. How often does fake news, often demonising people, get spread because of people who want to be seen as being virtues by their friends? Maybe the latter is more about social media in general than the left, but what is posting on social media if not virtue signalling.

  17. Debsisdead says:

    Yep that’s what the kiwi left need, neolib nonsense from a blairite unable to discern the difference between anti-zionism and anti-semitism. Needless to say this foreigner’s patronising cultural ignorance means that despite the EU being the primary wedge used by corporate capitalists to split europe’s protetariat and encourage unions’ obeisance to the bosses (frequently despite intense opposition from members), this oh so wise agent of the oppressor argues against brexit.
    Why would kiwis who stood against the TPP believe the same song under a new name, ‘the EU’, would be good for thr average euro sh1tk1cker?

    One thing that is mos def surplus to requirements in Aotearoa & Oz is an ersatz left that charlatans such as the protagonist on this vid, desperately seek to promote.

  18. Cagey says:

    SJW and the ‘woke’ movement always reminds me of the Pulp song ‘Common People’ – it’s the easy spark, with no personal struggle or pain involved. And it helps no one.