3 reasons why NZ needs an insurrection

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Watching the Qanon lunatics explain why they were rampaging through their Capital Building in a deadly insurrection was a voyage into madness.

These brainwashed Facebook news only zombies believe that a Satanic child sex trafficking cult stole the election from Trump and bioengineered a virus spread by 5G to bring about a shadowy one world government.

FFS.

Scientology is more credible than Qanon and ISIS has more of a philosophical construct!

Pity and a contempt for the underfunding of public education eclipsed my anger at these sadly ignorant clowns, although that’s not to say there aren’t any good reasons for insurrections against a Government, but satanic death cults stealing elections just ain’t one of them.

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In New Zealand there are 3 reasons why the people should rise up against the Government and angrily demand change – climate, housing & inequality.

Climate – The manner in which young people are being left to solve the entire climate crisis on their own will become more and more radical as the meaningless nothingness of government policy gets ever more stark as extreme weather event after extreme weather event makes its presence unmissable.

Housing – Housing has been denied a vast chunk of the electorate who don’t have the political power speculators do. With scum landlords set to raise rents beyond the ability if the working poor to pay, and with a Government hell bent in providing billions for property speculators, the time is ripe for rent riots.

Inequality – This Government’s refusal to lift welfare while the rich get richer will hit a tipping point where far more radical and violent economic solutions are seen as the only way forward by those punished by poverty.

After each great pandemic throughout history, there is always huge social upheaval, pretending we are immune to those forces would be naive.

 

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28 COMMENTS

  1. Don’t count on it. 60% of NZ have taken the blue pill and believe monetising debt and a continued erosion of their civil rights is fine. They care nothing for the rising crime wave that increasing inequality brings nor how this will indirectly affect them.

    These devotees of (little) Aotearoa are force fed a constant diet of post woke, enlightened oligarchical socialistic (no not the classical socialism many here want it’s retarded younger brother) nonsense via the MSM and lap it up. There are days I believe I’m in some quasi Truman/lego movie/animal farm alternative reality.

    We as a country are just too lazy to engage in revolutionary behaviour. It will happen in Europe and North America though and then we’ll be forced to take sides. Trust me over time you’ll regret it when we opt for post Western civilisation woke. Once they silence the right they’ll come after the traditional left. You watch.

  2. OK so let’s say we organize an insurrection…then what?

    What solutions have you got for global warming?

    Those kids just want to wag a day of school is all. Make them protest on Saturday and most wouldn’t turn up.

    • As I understand it, Andrew, the date was set in the Northern Hemisphere, where it is not summer holidays. It is a school-day there, but here in NZ I think most kids are still at the end of the summer break, so it is not a school-day anyway.
      Your cheap, contemptuous comment is going to make you look overtly stupid if a number of these kids turn out on a holiday instead of term time.
      Just for your sake, I hope it is so

    • Well said Andrew . I have to smile when I hear people say we need an revolution. History tells us revolution is usually followed by infighting amongst those that started it and the result is rarely much better than the situation which caused the uprising just different people pulling the strings.
      2017 brought a new government t with much cheering that the underclass would now get a chance to improve their lot but as more children descend into poverty and home ownership dreams vanish who are the poor left to cheer for.

        • I’m glad somebody pointed that out… Since being trapped here in NZ since lockdown, I’ve become increasingly concerned with just how much of the political “debates” consist of nothing but assumption and presumption.. It actually makes the Australian resistance to the colonial power structure look far thinking and mature… How embarrassment! This is actually a golden opportunity to create history here, with the electorate forcing a timid government into real democratic change.. In my view, that is what democracy is all about and the only way it will ever work like it was supposed to.. Change from the ground up… Nothing the ruling elite come up with will ever be any more than entrenching their existing advantages…

    • X Ray – Bernard Hickey is the ‘economist’ who sold his house in Auckland 12 years ago because he thought prices were unsustainably high LOL

    • I agree. I am a current Labour Party member and donar. We have a housing crisis and a poverty crisis, especially for brown kids. Will Jacinda address this or do I pull my support and go Green?

  3. Thanks for the gratuitous swipe against my religion–Scientology. Ever looked into things for yourself or are you just listening to the conspiracy theory boys or bigots? Don’t mind your style it is when your mouth shoots off and unsubstantiated vomit comes out that makes you look and sound like a bigot.

  4. New year, same old critiques and heartburn. I would like to see all TBD contributors and commenters perform this simple New Years Resolution–make one suggestion for action, however personal, local or wide you like, for every description of how bad things are, and yes things are very bad.

    Climate: reinstate Climate Strikes at schools and workplaces (without too many fucking traffic jams perhaps), direct action is needed here.

    Housing: Occupations of empty houses, and community campaigns for an immediate rent freeze, so wage or benefit increases do not get vacuumed up by landlords. Press Kainga Ora to build more state houses and apartments NOW. Rent strikes tend to hang individual people out to dry as gaining critical numbers is difficult, but hey, that could change. Direct action needed here.

    Inequality: Join a union if you are in paid work, support local community campaigns, NGOs and NZCTU need to unite and push to the point of stoppage action for benefit increases and extended right to strike for all workers. Direct action needed to retire WINZ/MSD and institute a guaranteed income for all.

    Note: New Zealanders are still capable of direct action even in the 21st century. Most of us respected Level 4 lockdown, and many mobbed fast food outlets when allowed, ie they knew what to do and when to do it. Harness that demonstrated ability for other stuff. It will take some radicalised working class leadership of many stripes, of course.

  5. @ MB you write:
    “3 reasons why NZ needs an insurrection”
    Only three…?
    There’s a saying…
    “Before enlightenment, chop wood, carry water.
    After enlightenment, chop wood, carry water. ”
    I think that means that no matter what we know, or what we think we know, the basics need constant attention no matter how fancy we think we are or that we must be. While we wear Gucci and drive Rangie we must shit. And if we don’t eat, we don’t shit and if we don’t shit ? We die.
    Therefore, how can there be any insurrection while people remain less than blissfully ignorant of the need to metaphorically chop wood and carry water.
    Can I ask you and I’m being serious here?
    Where do you think the money that’s required to make sure our AO/NZ functions in the way that we’ve come to expect it will continue to do so comes from?
    Auckland’s broke while AO/NZ’s economy seems to be doing swimmingly so our economy isn’t coming from Auckland is it? In fact, I’d argue that the opposite is more correct; that Auckland’s dragging our economy down the gurgler and has been doing so since about 1920 when money lenders and bankers there formed the National Party out of a couple of sketchy, dubiously fascist quasi-political organisations.
    Another logical fallacy town that must surely be hanging by its balls from its own petard is Queenstown.
    Poor fancy little Queenstown’s gone back to its roots. I.e. A small rural town on the edge of a pond. The film industry’s gone to Auckland, the tourists are dying in their increasing numbers in their homelands and there are only so many times the locals can go “Whoopeeee !!! “ while jumping off a bridge tethered only by rubber bands.
    So? Where’s our money coming from then? Weird aye? Is like magic??
    But don’t worry. The Americas cup will sort things out. Business will boom. We’ll be fine. She’ll be right. Thank God for little micky fay’s boat wank aye homeless people and hungry kids?
    All you people who could easily build your own houses out of the billions of pine trees growing literally everywhere and using the luxury of the gravel and sand at your feet to make concrete using the cement we have in millions of tons up at Golden Bay?
    I reckon you could build a house to lock-up for about $4 K if it were not for your being fucked by crooks on materials. Then lets not forget how [they] would have influenced politicians to make it literally illegal for anyone to have a go at basic home building for themselves? Ever heard of getting the dreaded Notice to Fix from the greedy, lazy cowards at local council levels?
    So? If you can build a house, all best a basic one for around $4 K in materials where does the other $750 K in median house price come from then? And where the fuck does that money go after we’re dumb enough to borrow it? From a foreign bankster I might add? Is it even really money then? Or is it just a few figures on a ledger to attest that they own your arse so you’d best work harder Bitch !
    Here’s a couple of real and actual questions to ask a fucker.
    Who earns our money which is derived from primary export revenue streams?
    Where is that money because I can assure you, it’s not in the pockets of those who work and earn it? They’re too busy hanging themselves in the woolshed.
    Since it’s obvious and clear that the money we earn from exports isn’t returning to our economy as it should, then were the FUCK is it? Who has it? Where is it?
    Get that money back. That’s the first job. Before we can improve our country’s living conditions for those most at risk we must first find the money that seems to melt into nothing. Then we must make those scum fucks who’ve been stealing off with our funds pay it back then off to prison with them.

    • Earthy, gritty and to the point.

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      ”Auckland’s broke while AO/NZ’s economy seems to be doing swimmingly so our economy isn’t coming from Auckland is it?

      So? If you can build a house, all best a basic one for around $4 K in materials where does the other $750 K in median house price come from then? And where the fuck does that money go after we’re dumb enough to borrow it?

      From a foreign bankster I might add? Is it even really money then? Or is it just a few figures on a ledger to attest that they own your arse so you’d best work harder Bitch !”

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      This country has been fucked over for the last 36 years. Who by?,… the neo liberal on and off shorer’s. That’s who. And all the other little craven on shore hanger on bitches. That’s why we are in the state we are in.

      Its that simple.

      These neo liberals need a take down.

      Kampfringen style. And I assure you, German and European medieval martial arts were not for the faint hearted.

      Hans Talhoffer 1459 Ringen
      https://youtu.be/W0fV1oB3j4c?t=4

  6. NZers demanding changes wrt to climate change is super dumb. Even if we all collectively committed Seppuku, i.e. literal zero CO2, it will only provide a 0.1% reduction in global emissions. Without a global initiative, NZers demanding the Government to “do something” is effectively the same as doing nothing at all. If you seriously believe that Europe, USA, China and India will “do the right thing” following NZ’s example… well I have a super shiny bridge to sell you. Every cow we don’t milk here, will simply be milked somewhere else – and probably with greater carbon footprint!

    • Our reliance on protein export is a shit business model. Other countries are waking up to the huge carbon miles associated with NZ products. Not to mention the incredibly wasteful usage of water and feed that goes into 1 kg of milk powder. International trade has a net benefit to Kiwis of approximately fuck all, and it’s not sustainable.

      Take the boatbuilding industry for example. Now that wealthier Kiwis aren’t flitting about the globe, they are buying up flash boats and feeding into the local economy.

      Extractive industries like farming, fishing, mining, are increasingly run by global corporations with no connection to NZ; and the supply chain cuts out Kiwis as much as possible. We have been well and truly Rogered

    • “Without a global initiative, NZers demanding the Government to “do something” is effectively the same as doing nothing at all.”

      Do you support a serious global initiative to reduce CO2?
      That should be simple enough for you to answer.

  7. Um I mainly read TDB to read what @countryboy says so no, no insurrection, chop wood, carry water yes, I translate as get back to manufacturing wool stuff like carpets, sanitary pads, socks, shirts etc (remember the old swandri’s anyone?) wool underlays, felt packing, wool/linen blends, wool curtains, wool lampshades, don’t get me started about hemp please.
    Instead of being smug about banning single use plastic bags, ban microfibres which are choking the world’s water systems.
    As for “shovel ready” what a joke! monies paid out for all and sundry with a pet plan but no one has been thinking about what happens when there’s no more made in China. Perhaps we could lead the world in ‘shrinkage’ as opposed to ‘growth’.
    https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/oct/12/western-worldyour-civilisation-killing-life-on-earth-indigenous-amazon-planet?fbclid=IwAR1BNDQptKWuPrvz934V59uUC4vmD0uiM_SY9dyh0_8gFL7rGCExqltqkrA

  8. Trouble is the NZ society is so divided, and so brain washed, only a minority get what really is the problem here. Add the fact that the property and business owning and vested interest holding people here will do all to defend their property rights, their humble or large wealth, and their influence, there will not be any real insurrection ever on these isles. Most young people are also not as idealistic as some here wish them to be, ultimately the selfish interests of individuals will prevail, as that has been fed and stamped into their brain cells so firmly, it is hard to ever change. Consumerism, selfishness, and buy and turf away mentality is everywhere, the ones who make a real effort, they are a tiny minority, when it comes to climate change, the environment and other matters.

  9. Much love, Martyn. And big ups to Bernard Hickey.

    My mental bac brother doesn’t even think about your accurately described reality. Do you know the obscure National MP with the first name , Simeon? Bruv acclaimed his speech fighting for group congregation during lockdown as the best thing he’d ever heard. ‘Free-dumb!’

  10. I’d say the last two are the ones we should be focusing on,…

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    1/ Housing – Housing has been denied a vast chunk of the electorate who don’t have the political power speculators do. With scum landlords set to raise rents beyond the ability if the working poor to pay, and with a Government hell bent in providing billions for property speculators, the time is ripe for rent riots.

    2/ Inequality – This Government’s refusal to lift welfare while the rich get richer will hit a tipping point where far more radical and violent economic solutions are seen as the only way forward by those punished by poverty.

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    These traditional spearheads of the Left are more than valid. Whether its in regard to a current right wing leader/govt or of the woke Left. These are the main issues. And that will never change. Anyone watching David Attenborough will realize that there are VAST tracts of wild spaces yet remaining and that left alone,… the wildlife is doing just fine,… without us.

    They less than need us.

    Yet we need them.

    Yet admittedly, our pernicious species is hell bent on imposing its destructive will even there. Perhaps we should be concerned with looking out for our own maladapted species and that of our perfectly adapted wild kindred brothers first . Then will we heal our planet.

    For as the Bible states,… we were/are supposed to be the caretakers/ husbandry lookers after’s of the planet. We continue to sinfully fail in that God ordained role.

    Native American : Apache Sun Dance Song
    https://youtu.be/PMkSZiuLuYc?t=53

  11. Thanks for speaking the plain honest reality versus that which can be extruded through the rectum of what is possible like the other major Left blogs. A pleasure and a privilege. The heart is at the heart of the people’s cause, which has been lost since 84. Hickey, for instance, always raises my temperature, as WP Reeves, Brian Easton and Chris Trotter did in the day.

    Labour now is as thin as the sheets I regularly scratched holes in with my toenails growing up.

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