NOTE: This was written before the Friday terror attack – it has been updated at the end
For them, the outrage of the advert was supposedly over the lack of diversity in Steinlarger’s portrayal of nuclear free protests.
The anger was such that there was even a complaint to the Advertising Standards Authority.
The problem was that the entire middle class identity politics micro aggression policing over diversity totally missed the fucking point.
The far more serious problem with this Steinlager TV advert romanticising the nuclear free protests wasn’t its lack of diversity in the casting of the actors, it was the fact that Steinlager is owned by Lion, Lion owned by Kirin, Kirin is owned by Mitsubishi and Mitsubishi owns Uranium mines all around the planet!!!!
Steinlager is doing nuclear free protest TV adverts all the while their Corporate master owns some of the largest Uranium Mines on earth!
When you lock yourself into an identity perspective on everything, you lose the bigger picture.
That seems to be where a guilt ridden Patrick Gower has trapped himself into.
His first doco on Weed probably killed off the referendum (thanks Paddy), his second doco on meth at least highlighted the impact of South American cartels but his third doco ended up feeling like a taxpayer funded group therapy session.
He spends less time demanding accountability from the Intelligence agencies and a lot of time talking to victims who can’t provide the answers.
He allows Jacinda to gloss over this horrific failure of intelligence by glibly referring to their official white wash security inquiry as if that’s an answer!
Surely he should have had representatives from the following:
- 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)
That is the entire infrastructure of the State who are tasked with keeping us safe from mass murder terror events. They cost us over $150million each year. Are you feeling safe yet?
Surely any documentary trying to understand why a white supremacy terror attack occurred here must start with how the Australian terrorist gained a gun licence, how the entire security apparatus missed that, how the terrorist shot himself and still didn’t come to anyone’s attention or how numerous complaints were made from his gun club.
The GCSB caught this maniac downloading white supremacy material but couldn’t be bothered searching for who downloaded it.
Rachel Stewart could have her guns taken after the Woke manufactured one of her tweets into a threat – how did Tarrant manage to do all this and still buy more guns?
At least Jacinda acknowledges our entire Intelligence Apparatus are biased and Patrick rightly highlights the social media algorithms that radicalise.
81% of referrals to Molyneux were generated by the algorithms, not actual people.
Paddy touches on all this, but gets sucked into the identity politics shtick and plays into the Woke dogma that the Christchurch atrocity occurred because of white people.
His decision to shut down the film ‘They Are Us’ because he felt guilty over the Southern & Molyneux interview makes more sense from a personal point of view and that’s probably the best that can be said about this doco.
Gower on Hate is a personal emotional counselling session that allows the pain and trauma of this terrible event to mainstream its grief. Because Paddy can’t get the real answers from our security system he internalises the guilt and blames himself.
This documentary allows the NZ Intelligence Apparatus off the hook and turns the issue into a personal crusade for guilty white people to do better.
The gleaming certainty that the next terror attack will be white supremacy because white heteronormative cis male privilege seems smug.
Pass me a Steinlarger.
UPDATE: Hours after I had finished this review, an ISIS terrorist walked into New Lynn mall and committed a terror attack by stabbing 6 people.
We must not do what the Woke and the Greens did after the atrocity in Christchurch and blame white people to further their identity politics agenda, this ISIS individual does not represent all Muslims any more than Tarrant represents all white people.
I wonder if the ISIS terrorist watched Gower’s doco?
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