Get ready for the Free Speech vs Hate Speech war of 2021

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Are you ready folks?

2021 is the year when the NZ Free Speech vs Hate Speech debate explodes, destroying friendships, cancelling half the country and abusing the remaining rest.

Alliances will be torn asunder, political debate will never be the same and a level of toxicity will seep into public discourse that will ensure a polarisation unseen in NZ.

When the insanity of what is about to be released is over and the wasted political landscape despoiled, not one New Zealander will be safer from white supremacy terrorism and the only winner will be ACT.

So how the hell did we get here, what the hell is going to happen and what possible solutions should we be looking for instead?

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How the hell did we get here?

It’s the worst possible time to debate free speech right after the Twitter purge, but that’s what’s going to happen.

Today it’s Qanon and Trump Incels being banned, tomorrow it’s radical environmentalists and critics of free market capitalism who will be getting banned, so don’t cheer too loud.

The looming hate speech debate is supposedly a response to the white supremacist terror attack in Christchurch, but the solutions of criminalising hate speech are all identity politic based intersectionist roulette virtue signals that will obscenely use the terror attack to justify gagging speech that the woke can’t tolerate while not protecting us from another white supremacist terror attack!

Blasphemy Law?

If NZ passes religious hate speech laws, I’m afraid I have no choice but to immediately break that law for the sake of our Democracy!

Remember, this new religious hate speech law will specifically target ‘hate’ towards religious beliefs???

But many religious beliefs are ridiculous. Under this law, ‘The Life of Brian’ would be considered hate speech…

From the archive, 30 August 1979: Nothing funny about Life of Brian’s Jesus joke

The Catholic archdiocese has called Life of Brian a “blasphemy”, adding that it was a “crime against religion which holds the person of Christ up to comic ridicule.”

The Jewish groups are equally damning. They regard the film as “grieviously insultlng,” and have described it as “a vicious attack on Judaism and the Bible, and a cruel mockery of Christian religious feelings as well.”

…I philosophically hate religion for many, many, many fucking good reasons, but because NZ is a liberal progressive democracy, I tolerate religion.

I tolerate Scientology, I tolerate the Exclusive Brethren & I tolerate those who believe in a magical invisible flying wizard for all their personal choices!

I also tolerate that they don’t pay tax – BUT I SURE AS FUCK refuse point blank to fear them!

We lose free speech to criticise religion? How the hell is that anything other than a victory for the terrorist?

This is a liberal progressive SECULAR Democracy, if you want to believe in crazy myths and crazy invisible magical flying beings, that is your total right to, but equally, it’s my right to mock those beliefs when they collide with my individual rights

Gender Identity Hate Speech?

I read the terrorist’s manifesto and I don’t recall him referring to Trans Allies or gender identity, so why criminalising the misuse of pronouns is being mooted as a response to white supremacy terrorism is utterly beyond me!

It’s particularly galling because the problem wasn’t hate speech laws, the problem was that the entire Intelligence apparatus of NZ didn’t bother doing their job, which is to protect us from the next possible terror threat!

This is the list of the NZ security apparatus, many acronyms you’ve never heard of, who are supposed to keep us safe with mass surveillance powers from this very type of terrorism, and I WILL CONTINUE PRINTING THIS LIST until you start appreciating how enormous a failure this was…

  • The SIS (Secret Intelligence Services)
  • The GCSB (Government Communications Security Bureau)
  • The NSG (National Security Group)
  • The Police Intelligence Unit
  • The CNSN (Cabinet National Security Committee)
  • The ODESC (Officials’ Committee for Domestic and External Security Coordination)
  • The SIB (Security and Intelligence Board)
  • The CTCC (Counter-Terrorism Coordinating Committee)
  • The NICC ( National Intelligence Coordination Committee)
  • The IAD (Intelligence and Assessments Directorate)
  • The NRU (National Risk Unit)
  • The NSPD (National Security Policy Directorate)

…the failure was with that list, that list who cost us over $100million each year to ensure this type of atrocity fuelled by extremism doesn’t rupture and cause mass loss of life!

To fucking pretend that Gender Identity Hate Speech is a response to this abomination of an intelligence failure is fucking infantile!

Why don’t we call this push for Gender Identity Hate Speech for what it really is? The criminalisation of Rachel Stewart & Ani O’Brien.

You have all seen how feral the trans debate between Gender Critical Feminists (TERFS by their enemies) and the Fourth Wave Feminist, Non Gender Binary Activist, Trans Ally Woke Stormtroopers has been online.

We’ve all seen the woke public shaming and cancel culture lynchings erupt in our social media feeds, like violent 1930s street fights as various factions attempt to mutilate the other for dominance.

The bewildering venom from this schism makes feuding Drug Cartels look tame.

I am putting money on the table that within a month of this law passing, it will be immediately seized upon by the woke to make criminal complaints against leading voices of the Gender Critical Feminist movement, people like Rachel Stewart and Ani O’Brien for old tweets they will have sent arguing their case.

Reasonable people would say I’m being hyperbolic in making that claim, to which I would reply, ‘Comrade, you’ve seen how this fight gets waged in your own social media feed, you know in your waters I am 100% right’.

This schism is so bitter, so cruel, so relentless in its defining the other as Nazis on meth, that a billion petty vendettas will immediately exploit this new hate speech law to wage final retribution on their enemies.

You’ve seen the Wellington Twitteratti in action, you know they can’t help themselves.

Now, personally I take a position that gets me in trouble with both sides.

I’m old fashioned when it comes to this, I think the path to finding your true self is one of the most important journeys of the human experience.

I find the idea of a spectrum of gender and identity to be as uncontroversial as the range of hair colour, skin colour and eye colour.

That some men believe they are trapped in a womens body, or a woman trapped in a  mans body, or people who believe they are both, or neither is not controversial to me at all and I believe it is basic courtesy to refer to an individual in the terms they wish.

The Trans community, who suffer terribly from mental health issues, deserve respect and the full protection of the law, especially when it comes to employment issues and renting rights and they need a process far less punitive than the current system to obtain basic legal paperwork to gain basic agency.

If a Trans person ever wished for whatever reason to share a cell or changing room with me, I would have no problems whatsoever with that.

HOWEVER

(and this is what damns me as transphobic by some woke activists), as a heteronormative white cis male I don’t believe I have any right to demand women accept people they don’t want in their women only spaces.

That’s an issue for the sisters and aunties to determine, and I can’t in any good conscience tell women who they should and shouldn’t accept, that’s the very antithesis of fucking feminism!!!

Rachel and Ani and many other feminists and women have legitimate arguments and concerns as women, as feminists and as citizens that you can’t simply criminalise!

This debate cuts to the very heart of identity and how we perceive ourselves, it requires so much more love and respect than it has attracted and based on the toxic manner it has been waged, I have no doubt it’s petty enough to hunt down women like Ani & Rachel for a wave of vendettas once it passes.

What possible solutions should we be looking for instead?

There has to be a way to protect minorities so that they have the same agency as everyone else that doesn’t buy the Left into a destructive free speech war we will lose.

Everyone in a liberal progressive democracy deserves the same agency. Muslims, Queer or Trans people shouldn’t feel abused and threatened or frightened of simply being in public.  Graeme Edgler has written extensively upon this and makes excellent points on how we could balance freedom of speech with the right to not feel threatened.

The debate must be focused on anti-harassment, not free speech!

It must also be focused on better public broadcasting and more regulations on social media (including taxes to fund that journalism) to stop the algorithms from weaponising debate.

Conclusion?

When you are class left, the demarkation of power in society is between the richest 1% and their 9% enablers vs the 90% rest of us, that’s how we win the democratic majority, but when you are a woke Identity Politics activist, all men are rapists, all white people are racist and anyone supporting free speech is an actual uniform wearing Nazi.

The mighty Nick Cave spells out the problem of cancel culture and how the identity politics woke are less progressive activists and more religious fanatics now…

…Politically there is real danger here for Labour.

The Prime Minister is emotionally welded to the Christchurch atrocity because she waded so deep through the trauma and raw pain in its aftermath.

She almost had to have her arm popped out of its socket to finally cancel the Christchurch memorial last year and only because the eruption of Covid might have tuned the memorial  into a super spreader event, and I think even Mohammed would roll his eyes over the irony  of that.

Jacinda wouldn’t be human if she hadn’t been imprinted deeply by that grief and horror, which unfortunately means she will burn any and all political capital in forcing these hate speech laws through, which is inane because this happened from a cascade failure of the intelligence services – blasphemy laws and gender identity hate speech isn’t a solution to a cascade intelligence failure!

Watching the Woke allow the entire NZ Intelligence apparatus off the hook for their total failure with the Christchurch terror attacks by demanding hate speech laws is one of the great intellectual failures of 2020 and 2021.

This is how ACT break 10% by June this year.

 

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21 COMMENTS

  1. My 2 cents worth.
    Rather than have a ‘hate speech law’, I have always thought a simple law change that you cannot post on a platform under a pseudonym but your actual name, you would find almost overnight the vitriol and ‘hate’ would reduce dramatically, after all posting something against an individual or organisation that is both hateful and or lies/liable is so much harder when its linked directly back to the named poster and not some nome de plume!
    Can the readers/posters here truely say some (not ALL) of their previous posts would not have been submitted if using your actual name?
    Its hard to be a bigot/hater when everyone knows its you.

    • Prejudice I believe is necessary to the extent that I want to choose a partner or friend of my choice, I prefer nice Maori girl, and I don’t want poor friends or family. If that makes me a rightwing bigot for refusing to date trans and financializing the poor I for one won’t be bad buzzed out of my preferences.

      • I appreciate your writing on this issue Bomber, otherwise I really wouldn’t be able to understand WTF this shit is.
        I have socialized with the the LBGQ community since I was 16 years old. I am now well into my 60’s.I have two siblings who are queer.Yeah that’s right queer not gay. Why can’t we have public toilets for the Trans community. Male Female and Other( insert title here) and just get on with our lives. Edgler is right anti harassment laws need tweaking as do human rights laws. I can’t believe Jacinda is this thick.
        Great distraction when you’re too incompetent to deal with what is really going on.

        • “I can’t believe Jacinda is this thick.”
          She’s NOT that thick by any means – just a product of her era, although God knows how she professes to be on board with her presidency of the International Union of Socialist Youth in days gone by. Oh, I think I know – just like the Eastern Suburbs former gNat Munster living in Seatoun Heights (a thoroughly thoroughly nice chap, and not at all a snob), she matured and grew up and bought (or is that brought?) into it all. OR, is sum think else at play?
          Did I tell you m-m-m-Mex k-k-Key is a d-d-d-D-Jay. Entrepreneurial and hoping for a career as an influencer (in that space – going forward).
          If all else fails, and wrinkles don’t get the better of her, I suspect JA has a career in the political afterlife – and there’s always Vogue and CNN and the UN and H1 and 2 to fall back on – along with Clarke or is it Clark) to fall back on.
          1st Whurl problems eh?
          We’re (lil ‘ole NuZull that punches above its weight) lucky we still subscribe to the idea that we’re so sophusticated, we remain part of that status.
          Gorgeous!

      • Your full name and not just ‘Bert’?
        Anyhoo I wasnt meaning the attacks will stop, I was meaning the attackers would lessen if THEY has to use their actual names whilst ‘attacking’
        Can I assume almost all who were attacking you were using a handle and not their actual name?

          • Whats my name got to do with it, i was mearly suggesting attacking someone would not be as prevelant nor nasty/vicious if the person had to use their last name.
            Dont think you are being all moral because you are using a name…bert!, yes that will clearly identify you. Pfftt

            • A lot of times people using pseudonyms will try and fool people into thinking they’re smarter and wiser. The rest of the time people using pseudonyms con others into believing they’re wealthier than they are. It’s actually a failure of the listener who is so weak and kind hearted they have no option but to submit to liers. Clearly. People like you have a problem putting your name to your work. Fundamentally you lie.

  2. Western democracy is truely fucked. The above is fiddling while Rome burns. We seem to be a a very similar trajectory as the Roman empire. (little) Aotearoa a remote outpost.

    Of course it’s all Trump’s fault and not the system as the left go all ‘Versailles’ on what was a very narrow victory and certainly not a mandate for change. This won’t end well and certainly isn’t over. The West or free world has devolved as a political entity over the last 20 years – Trump being a symptom and not a root cause

    All the while China moves all it’s pieces into place and waits. If covid was an intended move it may very well be checkmate.

    • I don’t believe corona was “intended” simply because China’s one dimensional one party government can only deal with what seems like a monthly outbreak of what ever nasty disease spread by a gigantic corrupt civil, local, regional and party unable or stuck in there corrupt ways to truely help the people. Instead it’s the party is muh authoritaaaaah.

      No I think China would have boomed even with out corona. Not simply because America is rotten but because that’s precisely what has to be done just to feed 1 billion people.

  3. Does the vitriolic loathing left-wing wokists have for white people on Twitter count as hate speech? I think it does – if nothing else it is certainly extremely racist. I’ll be reporting every one of them once this law passes.

  4. Trouble is that NZ is nominally a secular society, so that religion is less effective when one points to heaven while stealing the land – especially when it doesn’t pay tax. And since Maori had their gods that were turned into hybrid millennial resistance movements, the settlers religion gave way to its host – military force. Now in too late capitalist times of the post-modern – shades of Saint Max Stirner – we point inwards to our trans ‘souls’ for salvation while capitalism continues to alienate us from the land and our labour. As Marx pointed out alienation under capitalism reworked old religions, but advanced (like cancer) from that point to alienation from one’s work, from others (hell is other people) to alienation from oneself (madness and identity politics).

  5. Every time the woke get busy helping the neoliberals into their narrow definitions of what is acceptable in law we become more of a Kafkaesque society. We don’t need hate laws, they don’t keep out the likes of Tarrant and criminals – aka implement real immigration policies and deport people of poor character immediately instead of encouraging them take up housing and residence here.

    Allowing people to freely say their views is more valuable to the authorities because then they can keep an eye on them if they are saying hate speech! Aka had Tarrants on-line hate messages been followed up and the gun club members concerns acted on, and police bothered to do a proper police check on his gun references, then CHCH might not have happened.

    The lefties are easily distracted to actually criminalise free speech, make society worse and drive criminals underground.

    We already have the laws. I don’t see John Key being criminalised when he calls the locals lazy and drugged out, isn’t that hate speech based on race, because if a politician called Asians lazy and drugged out then they would not have been able to get away with it. There is already a double standard in NZ.

  6. Those on the right who refused to get rid of the blasphemy law left this for an incoming Labour government. They did so on the presumption that liberals would replace it with a hate speech law.

    They have long planned to then run an election to win back power as defenders of free speech – an irony as the established church (here Anglican and Catholic) will support the hate speech law that inludes protection for right wing American religion (even more right wing and reactionary than their own), Islam and Jews. Jews provide the anti-semitism hate speech angle and with coverage of Moslems gives it the multi-cultural veneer that liberals would just die for.

    The right will be advantaged by the favour to theism (next step faith based providers and term limit welfare of the Americans) in cultural management of the underclass, yet exploit reaction to suppression of free speech to win back the centre off Labour.

    It’s all very cynical, and liberals are likely to give them the win. The design is God to manage by religious identity (white race and their Christian heritage God) the underclass and mammon for the middle class property owner. Class based criticism will be called “Marxist opiate of the masses” hate speech.

  7. You’re 100% on the money again Martyn. I’m rubbing my hands waiting for when this happens because it will unite a broad swathe of New Zealanders against this government – and yes another half dozen ACT MPs thrown into the bargain.

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