2021 – The Year a Bat won Bird of the Year & why being Left wing was so hard


When you think about it, a Bat winning Bird of the Year sums up 2021 perfectly, in that you were expecting one thing and then received something completely different and if you dared question what you ended up getting you were judged the worst human being!


We thought we were getting the year of the vaccine this year, what we got were claims of Nazi Germany, demands to open the border followed by demands to then shut the border, 4 months de facto house arrest and Liz Gunn accusing Jacinda of (and I quote) “raping Gaia”!

The Maori Party declared 2 types of genocide and no one pulled them up on such offensive rhetoric because you know, colonialism.

Global Warming continued and no bullshit conference changed that.

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Property speculators in NZ got richer.

QAnon antiVaxxer lunatics accused Jacinda of socialism, then communism, then Apartheid and then Nazi Germany. I’m not sure what a Socialist, Communist, Apartheid, Nazi Government would look like or how it could maintain ideological harmony long enough to steal everyone’s liberty, but then again I don’t believe someone calling themselves ‘Q’ is secretly battling a satanic child molesting cabal via cryptic misspelled tweets on Twitter.

Judith scared the bejesus out of anyone to the left of Caligula.

Jacinda couldn’t believe the shit she got for saving everyone’s lives.

Death Cult Capitalists threw tantrums that Jacinda wasn’t prepared to let Kiwis die for the economy.

Property speculators in NZ got richer.

John Key said ‘Smug Hermit Kingdom’ and Mike Hosking orgasmed live on ZB.

We saw the rise of the Megalandlord.

The misogynists hated Jacinda and the woke hated everyone else.

Bishop Brian Tamaki called on everyone to donate to his media grandstanding and everyone hated him.

We had a run on hate in 2021.

Property speculators in NZ got richer.

The Wellington AntiVaxx protest brought together a plethora of suspicious paranoid fringes bound by a common ignorance and blatant disregard for reality. Their protest was the roar of the stunted and intellectually superstitious but what they lacked in basic general knowledge they made up for in malicious threatening hate.

And swastikas!

Sooooooo many swastikas!

The AntiVaxxers in 2021 managed to make the Trans vs Terf schism look polite and well reasoned.

Property speculators in NZ got richer.

We beat Covid and then along came Delta.

We beat Delta and then along came Omicron.

And Property speculators in NZ got richer.

2021 was also a year that being Left wing was hard.

We had a Labour Party with an unprecedented MMP majority that ignored housing, poverty, inequality, prison rehabilitation, housing, meaningful climate change policy, that fucking bike bridge and housing again.

We let them off the hook for failing to address any of those issues because a once in a century pandemic had hit.

But it wasn’t just the Government that disappointed, it was the woke Left activist wing.

We cancelled movies we never saw.

Cancelled billboards we didn’t like.

Cancelled scientists for having debate.

What was done to Rachel Stewart was malicious yet cheered by the snarling woke mob on Twitter.

Dave bloody Dobbyn was cancelled for fucks sake!

They canceled Dave Chappelle for speaking truth to woke power and they cancelled beautiful Michael Leunig for deviating from the conclave.

2021 was a year of cancellation in a media landscape comprising of a cacophony of wounds screaming for social media hierarchy.

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Fresh from watching so many of my fellow comrades demand praise for pre-censoring a movie none of them had seen, (like proud bookburners), they have seized upon next years Hate Speech powers with all the zeal of a cult on laundry day.

Their hunger to hand the criminalization of speech over to the State so that they can Woke nark to the cops over their latest social media lynching is gasp inducing.

Drop a drip of power onto your average Middle Class Identity Politics Spinoff/Stuff subscriber and they mutate into a thousand Tiny petty dictators, a phalanx of Little Sisters whose eyes gleam with the same Dogma Cult of Mao’s Cultural Revolution.

What we are seeing is woke cultural fascism.

The glee with which they will purge everything for their grim Identity Politics utopia should cause all Left wing people of conscience to recoil from this virus and turn on it first before we take out National and ACT!

It’s time the adults of the Left stepped the fuck up and sent the children to bed without their vegan supper or cycle powered wifi!

Th only winner from a crazy woke hate speech meltdown is ACT!

Since when the Christ were we on the Left the ones who censored art and provocative voices? Comrades – we are the Left, we should be championing free speech, not repressing it! We can’t allow brittle millennial trigger culture to hand the State hate speech powers that history tells us will be used against us!

If Government wants to make NZ more ‘socially cohesive’ they should build more houses, use a wider range of taxes against corporations and fully fund mental health, education and public health – they shouldn’t implement blasphemy laws and criminalising misuse of pronouns!

2021 is the year none of us got what we wanted, and we dared not question what we did get.
I predict Hectors Dolphin for Bird of the Year 2022.
Editor of The Daily Blog: Mr Martyn Bradbury

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  1. Very good Bomber, an accurate assessment of the year that woz…

    But I hope you realise your selfie is incredibly triggering.

    You appear to be dressed as a 19th Century ruling elite.

    You are white.

    You are male.

    You have managed to manifest a clearly supercilious expression.

    …and then there’s that pipe!

    It says I don’t care what you think, I’m gonna pollute the planet with smoke for my own personal pleasure. And the disturbingly phallic shape tells us all “fuck you”…

    Please don’t change a single thing on it…

  2. I read this last night and Martyn wrote his great piece today. If your hesitant about what Martyn has written please read this –

    “The First Privilege Walk”

    “How Herbert Marcuse’s widow used a Scientology-linked cult’s methodology to gamify Identity Politics and thus helped steer the U.S. Left down the dead-end path of identitarian psychobabble.”

    Great title, here link


    • Great link, Ignatius:
      “ Anyone who has ever been involved in political activism has to admit the truth of Sherover-Marcuse’s comments. The left, like the rest of the world, is full of poorly behaved, hostile, destructive, socially inept weirdos, many of whom are more bigoted than they realize.

      Yet, at the same time the flaws of the left’s current pathologies were all there at the beginning. The scale of the intervention is fundamentally individual and psychological. Change hinges on a stereotypically middle-class concern with manners and etiquette; the diversity, equity, and inclusion training industry would call it “interpersonal interaction” and would invert the norms. Instead of children being seen and not heard they are taught to claim their space and find their voice. Yet in other ways the diversity training industry teaches lessons not much different from knowing which fork is for salad.”

  3. I’m not sure when you do your 2022 predictions, but it should include “The entire government Covid response narrative collapses”. You heard it here first.

  4. When a bat is Bird of the Year you could expect Judith Collins to be named as Politician of the Year. Then again in recognition of her arts, Collins maybe is Politician of the Year.

    (I reckon since the bird award goes to flying things the early favourite for 2022 is the C-130H Hercules, a rare bird indeed.)

    • Well Mahuta gets Maori politician of the year apparently for being a complete liar and defrauding councils and rate payers over 3 waters, so why not anoint Collins as some kind of inclusive peoples princess while we are at it.
      Up is down, war is peace.

      My favorite woke fuckwittery this year was the claim in media that pulse oximiters- which measure oxygen saturation in the blood -are racist because they are slightly less accurate when applied to dark skin.

        • When is an opt out not an opt out?
          When is “a few” councils against actually 60 out of 67?
          When do none of the figures in the propaganda media campaign add up?
          Which rock have you been living under?

          • The one that has a big dictionary on it that includes the word “defraud.”

            And an English textbook that has about tenses and implication.
            Like implying someone has done something when they haven’t. The contention is that they’re going to do it in the future but there’s the suggestion they have already done it.

            So who has Mahuta defrauded? When did she do that?

            • She has said it’s going ahead regardless after initially saying councils could opt out.
              Split hairs all you want, the lies have been pointed out all over the place, here’s one:

              “ The figures don’t stack up

              Councils and the public are questioning the logic of the Department of Internal Affairs (DIA) reports, including that the assumptions relied upon in support of the reforms in many respects lack credibility. Councillors are complaining of errors in the data, false and misleading information, mixed messaging, information gaps, and far too many unanswered questions. “
              “ As part of the decision-making process, Whangarei District Council commissioned a report from global economic consultants Castalia on the Three Waters Reform proposals. The Castalia report discredits the underlying premise of the Government’s case for water reform. It debunks Government claims that amalgamating the water services into four big regional authorities would save money. These findings have confirmed the Council’s decision to provisionally opt-out of the reforms at this point.”

              Obtaining financial benefit for government/iwi/who knows -as they won’t answer questions on ownership- by deception = fraud.

              Although it’s clear you have a bad case of fingers in ears.

  5. That, @ MB was fucking fabulous!
    Merry Crassmas and Happy New Fears to you and yorn.
    “If Government wants to make NZ more ‘socially cohesive’ they should build more houses, use a wider range of taxes against corporations and fully fund mental health, education and public health” “Socially cohesive aye?
    That, sounds like socialism should be re-embedded in our democracy to me.
    Would there then be useless fucks making pointless millions out of trading in housing? Would there be homelessness? Would there be kids going hungry over Christmas… again?
    ‘Capitalism’ is a deadly disease of modern times. Its very construct is a logical fallacy and its implementation will always lead to the despair and disillusionment for the 99% of the rest of us. It’s also destroying our only beautiful planet, I nearly forgot to mention.
    As for the 1%? They’ll simply get old and die surrounded by the ugly shit their ill gotten gains bought for them.
    Voting a Bat as bird of the year is both beautifully poetic and desperately hilarious.
    Here’s my Christmas gift to all of you who have a mortgage. An idea.
    Pick a day? How about May Day?
    From that day on? No one pays their mortgage. Not one cent to the fucker banksters.
    From May Day on YOUR money stays in YOUR pocket.
    I wonder what would happen if that could be done? Imagine the panic running through the cabal of our pro bankster political crooks? Imagine the real e-snake industry collectively leaping of cliffs into the ocean? Imagine staying in bed on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday because suddenly you only have to work two days a week to live well in a nice house that you own outright?
    ( How stupid does that sound, really? 5 million of us people living on a beautiful, gorgeous, glorious country of such vital abundance that it’s almost beyond comprehension and we’re desperately worried about poverty, hunger and homelessness… Isn’t it all just a bit breathtaking for it audaciousness? This is what foreign banking and their traitorous mates within OUR politics are forcing us to bend over for. )
    @ Martyn Bradbury. You give those few of us who’re perhaps unlucky enough to know too much a voice. That, is a wondrous gift my dear friend.
    Is that a leather bound pipe…!? Fantastic.

    • …”5 million of us people living on a beautiful, gorgeous, glorious country of such vital abundance that it’s almost beyond comprehension and we’re desperately worried about poverty, hunger and homelessness”…

      Grrrrr,… nailed it. Now I’m pissed off. Merry bloody Christmas, @ CB. You’ve reminded us and made us laugh both at the same time all year. And cheers to all the posters and those who brought it all to us, – the article contributors themselves @ TDB!

  6. P.S. Just to be sure that I don’t seem mad which might reflect unfairly on @ MB; @ Martyn Bradbury doesn’t know me from a bar of organic, milled grains and ancient clays soap.
    It’s just that I’ve been commenting here for years now and I’ve come to regard TDB as an cyber-extension of my whanau.

  7. And all this political shit was all we had to talk about because there were no concerts of rugby games or movies. I gained about 10kg from sitting around attempting to work from home and not have a complete mental breakdown. 2019 to 2021 have been the worst years of my life. Everything was fucked.

  8. Next year’s BOTY has got to be a Panda! Everybody loves a Panda, except the Chinese ones ay!?

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