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Well, well, well – Pure Temple Pride Parade Exclusionists scrap Parade – where’s Action Station now?

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A broken rainbow isn’t much of a celebration is it? I said that while the Woke won the battle, they might lose the war, turns out no one is left to even make that victory a parade.

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Well, well, well…

Auckland Pride Parade scrapped and will be replaced by march, reports suggest
Auckland Pride has scrapped next year’s parade which will be replaced by a march, reports suggest.

express Magazine understands the march will not involve corporate companies which have participated in previous parades.

There will also be no opening gala or closing party next year.

…so after stacking the meeting to keep the Police out of the Parade, the entire thing has collapsed in a  screaming mess after every major sponsor pulled out.

It’s not a parade any more and it’s not a celebration of an inclusive community who has been excluded from society for far too long, it’s just an underfunded march of protest now.

That’s a victory?

The Police were banned because the new woke Board felt the Police uniform would trigger trans people. The Woke Board claim they didn’t ban the Police, but simply asked them to acknowledge their shame and take off their uniform, but given the history of queer Police fighting to gain the right to wear their uniform, it was never going to fly.

This is pure temple exclusion politics, not Broad Church inclusion, it highlights the same identity politic tensions that are quickly sinking the Greens to under the 5% threshold.

Apparently the $30 000 Action Station raised won’t even cover the most basic of costs.

The best bit about the Pride Parade meltdown is that it’s not in any way shape or form a blunder by the over zealous woke Board but instead a massive patriarchal capitalist conspiracy to fascistly re-instate gender binary norms.

A broken rainbow isn’t much of a celebration is it? I said that while the Woke won the battle, they might lose the war, turns out no one is left to even make that victory a parade.

If your sense of power is derived from exclusion, don’t be surprised when you are standing alone.

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11 Comments

  1. Matty Gee says:

    That last sentence sums it all up Bomber….

  2. Sam Sam says:

    Dang bitches. Versace Versace Versace. Oh yeah you soo cool.

  3. DOC HORRORDAY says:

    How do you promote inclusivity, diversity and non-judgmentality by slapping a prohibitory dress code on a targeted group? You can’t, and that’s why you wrecked it. But it was those principles that should have been your bedrock for a pure school, not your ad hoc activist clip-on grievances from your bag of grudges.

    Because there’s a time and a place for conflating groups with Nazis and guess what? It’s probably not when they’re attending your Pride Parade.

    The ring-in democratic lynch mob invasion. Overnight members bullcrap. Unite to divide? stupidity. I bet they’ve all mysteriously fucked off now. I think all those responsible should do the same permanently. Irrational, unreasoning little puppets.

  4. Dave Brown says:

    This must the year of the wok(ing) left.

    The bosses are still the same, spying on democracy to save their profits.

    The alt-right crypto fascists are on the march, using the latest C21st tech to sell their message as ‘free speech’ when its agenda is still to pushing the nation (xenophobia) Church (moral vacuum) and State (body of armed men) as instruments of ruling class rule. Bolsonaro!

    The social democrats are now openly liberal capitalist parties when capitalism can not afford to be liberal. The result is that by posing as the ‘lesser evil’ to fascism, they confuse workers, disorganise their unity and potential power, and enable the rise of fascism.

    But emerging on the scene is this amorphous ‘woke’ left that is in the process of separating itself, excluding itself, and ‘splitting the left’ by breaking from liberalism and radicalising itself as anti-capitalist, anarchist or socialist.

    I would say that the woke left is woking – a work in progress in both
    senses. They have penetrated the veils of capitalism, survived the flame wars of social media, seen the causes of inequality – the rich exploiting the poor; women; migrant workers; Maori youth in jail etc., and their vote is one of no confidence in patriarchy-capitalism-imperialism.

    They may not agree on how to be anti-patriarchy-capitalist-imperialist, and prefer Piketty, or Fanon, to Marx, for example, but they know that capitalism, including its state forces, is the enemy and that social democracy embedded in the bosses state does not serve the interests of workers. Green capitalism is also part of the problem. Pride in capitalism and its agents the cops, banks and corporates is part of the problem.

    The two most recent explosions of the woking left are the Yellow Jackets and Extinction Rebellion. These are mainly working class (because workers are 80% of those in the economy!) and representative of all workers, with a heavy presence of women and youth.

    What is significant is that this woking left has raised demands refusing to accept austerity, poverty and state repression to pay for capitalism’s crisis. Join that to ER’s demands that unless government take action to reverse climate change they will have to go and be replaced by those that will.

    In raising these anti-capitalist demands they are building a new movement that is breaking from social democracy, and even ‘the system’ – Macron is the bastard neo-liberal child of bankrupt parliamentary ‘socialism’; from the alt right whose attempt to take over the Yellow Vests has been unsuccessful so far; and is proving itself as a movement prepared to resist state forces.

    To be ‘progressive’ today means to fight the class war on the side of the huge working majority and to convince the ‘woking’ left that the survival of humanity means ending capitalism and building a post-capitalist society where planning production workers’ democracy.

    To do this working people all over the world need to unite in solidarity to form workers’ governments everywhere against the desperate attacks by patriarchy/capitalism/imperialism that threaten to starve, drown or burn us all.

    To do this our starting point has to be a mass workers’ socialist party independent of both the bosses and the bosses’ bureaucracy, where workers – employed, unemployed, of all genders, ethnicities, and nationalities – democratically debate a program on how to overthrow capitalism and replace it with a new sustainable society that produces for need and not profit and takes immediate action to reverse climate change.

  5. Graham Adams says:

    If you want to know how tolerant the NZ police are these days, Megan McChesney’s latest episode on The Lip podcast features a police prosecutor who was Rohan on Friday and Rhona on Monday. Her colleagues never batted an eyelid. The police’s increasingly relaxed attitude to the trans community is very heartening… and the inside story on this podcast shows just how much things have changed in 20 years, as Rhona acknowledges. It certainly puts the allegations of bigotry into perspective.

  6. Graham Adams says:

    If you want to know how tolerant the NZ police are these days, Megan McChesney’s latest episode on The Lip podcast features a police prosecutor who was Rohan on Friday and Rhona on Monday. Her colleagues never batted an eyelid. The police’s increasingly relaxed attitude to the trans community is very heartening… and the inside story on this podcast shows just how much things have changed in 20 years, as Rhona acknowledges. It certainly puts the allegations of bigotry into perspective.

  7. Mjolnir says:

    “If your sense of power is derived from exclusion, don’t be surprised when you are standing alone.”

    Nailed it 100%

  8. Kerry says:

    Could not agree with u more!

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