Will the NZ Woke have their ‘are we the baddies’ moment if the Far Right win election?

NZ Woke

For the last 5 years I have screamed at the middle class woke in New Zealand that their activism was creating culture war political ammunition for the Right.

When I started warning this, ACT were on .7%

ACT are now 10%.

The manner in which middle class woke cancel culture activism has driven voters into the arms of the Right is an enormous issue the Left are going to have to confront at some stage.

Imagine if MeToo hadn’t mutated into a Salem witch trial where the new evidential threshold becomes ‘whatever a person says on Twitter’.

Imagine if BLM acknowledged that far more white people were shot by Police than black people and instead of rioting had progressed their argument with solidarity?

Imagine if the Trans community had not been so radioactively militant?

Imagine if the woke hadn’t started cancel culture deplatforming?

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Imagine if the entire Identity Politics movement had sought to build class solidarity rather than alienating bullshit?

Since 2016s #MeToo moment, a coalition of 5th wave feminists, non gender binary activists, Critical Race Theorists and Critical Gender Theorists have manufactured a faith based woke dogma, the holy trinity of which is:

1 – All white people are irredeemable cross burning racists.

2 – All men are rapists.

3 – Everyone defending free speech is a uniform wearing Nazi who hates the Trans Community.

Woven into this woke Identity Politics Holy Trinity, is the ‘BELIEVE ALL WOMEN’ mantra, because intersectionism decrees all men are part of a power dynamic which means they can never be victims and because women are morally superior to toxic masculinity males, they would NEVER lie about that abuse.

I have many self declaring feminist women who privately tell me they have real misgivings with some of the Trans woke dogma but are terrified of saying anything because the Fourth Wave Feminists, non-binary activists and trans ally vegan mommy bloggers rip them to pieces on social media. Part of the problem is that the Trans activists themselves have helped make this debate so radioactively toxic with their cancel culture dynamics.

This entire issue of Identity over Class has caused immense damage on the Left and rather than debating the material well being of citizens, we are lost in middle class identity politics virtue signalling that censors rather than answers and in that cultural space, anger grifters like Posie Parker flourish.

Meanwhile the planet is melting!

We get it wokies, your self constructed identity is more important than our shared humanity!

Can the Left move from Pure Temple politics towards Broadchurch Class Solidarity?


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  1. There are huge generalisations being made here. Are you telling me it’s only left or woke ( whatever that actually means now) going after Russell Brand? I doubt that very much.

    • Well as I see it, it is mainly the media going after Russell Brand so I the statement of “only the left and the woke” is going after him is correct.

    • Antiwar, Russell Brand subject to a smear campaign. He will find it difficult to focus on his work during the suits, counter suits, investigations, court hearings, distrust, stress all put in play by four nameless accusers at whose behest?

      • Russel Brand “antiwar”?

        Don’t make me laugh.

        You might as well be claiming that Putin is “Antiwar” or that all the Russian antiwar protesters the Kremlin has been arresting are “prowar”.

        As for smears Brand is an expert.

        While on one hand Russel Brand says he condemns the Kremlin’s brutal invasion of Ukraine. On the other, Russel Brand deliberately lies and conflates known facts to smear Ukraine and the Ukrainian people to justify the invasion and war.


  2. Nope, the NZ Woke won’t change because they are the self-appointed saviours of everyone and everything, and also it would require a level of self-awareness and honest reflection they do not possess.

    And they have too much ego invested in the performative outrage and victimisation contests.

    • You’re right Ada (though I should say correct not right as that is fast becoming a dirty word to me). Wheel brings the term ‘tough love’ to my mind, and I think that all the performative political troupes at present have this firing their neurons and scripts.

      This could be a better theme for them to espouse: –
      You’ve got to change incentives for good behavior as opposed to just disincentivizing bad behavior. Gavin Newsom
      This chap has been a politician for a long while, had lots of money and advantages but had to struggle with dyslexia. So his thinking takes in wider experience than most of the privileged. When you are tired of reading about numbskull NZ politicians read about him. A change is as good as a rest, goes the saying!

      I thought Shakespeare would have something relevant:
      Fair is foul, and foul is fair:
      Hover through the fog and filthy air.
      (Witches, Act 1 Scene 1)

      My wishful quote from Will S.:
      William Shakespeare –
      All’s Well That Ends Well: “Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.”

      • While we’re on Shakespeare:

        There is a tide in the affairs of men,
        Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune.

        See my website: votemacgardner.net
        (the Taieri electorate)

  3. The woke admitting they are ‘the baddies’?
    Ohh my, more likelihood of the greens actually being a green party outside the election campaign cycle!

  4. The only good thing to come out of this election will be the wokesters in Wellington getting what they deserve .
    As for the rest of us it’s gonna be worse than Stalinda and Shonkey’s times in charge.

    If your blue collar working class it’s best to dust off your passport and head Across the ditch

  5. When woke want to ban freedom of speech for Speak up for Woman protests and seem to ignore/incite violence on behalf of trans, they are the enemy just as much as the right wingers.

    Fears over right to protest after woman with sign at climate trial prosecuted
    Liberty warns decision to prosecute Trudi Warner, 68, for contempt of court after protest outside London court was ‘concerning’

  6. In answer to your headline question, no, not from what I am seeing.

    The Greens are unabashed overtly woke, we all get that. But Labour are far more devious, covertly woke but as committed as the Greens to all the current woke causes. Labours foundation of critical race/gender theory is at the heart of every decision. Chippy says they’ve been busy, and the work well behind the scenes at all things co-governance and Maori, Labour have moved mountains. Hence the conflicted disastrous non achievements of other policy that has fallen flat on its face for the rest of us. Chippy even acknowledged last night they should have moved faster on mental health. No shit Sherlock?

    But nowhere have I seen a hint that Labour have acknowledged that their wokeness is a problem or that it going to be kicked for touch. In fact Ginny Anderson wanting to abandon innocent until proven guilty for sexual assault accusations just reinforces that.

    • X-ray. Yes. Labour has been Machiavellian, and stupid thinking that the punters are as stupid as they are. ‘Guilty until proven innocent’ is another chip at the Rule of Law, and assaults upon freedom speech, are a full frontal assault upon democracy.

  7. Can’t we have someone normal in NZ politics?

    Between the neoliberal nut jobs of Labour, TMP, Greens obsessed with

    supporting violent men and woman with penises https://dailytelegraph.co.nz/news/watch-protester-at-posie-parker-auckland-rally-punches-elderly-woman/

    and fighting an ethnographic war https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2023/09/13/kbwu-s13.html

    and hating everyone non woke, non criminal in NZ for their cultural revolution moment – the NZ version of build, build, build, policy seems to be to get more poverty filled/criminal bums on seats into NZ, while now people can’t actually the food we used to grow.

    Dumb Policy Matters. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Chinese_Famine

    bringing in criminals with cat references https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/immigration/132853434/shambles-of-our-visa-regime-immigration-staff-reveal-their-truth and raping kids is an ok price to pay for cheaper migrant fruit picking and construction labour https://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/news/crime/man-who-raped-11-year-old-in-blenheim-named-as-vanuatu-seasonal-worker-steven-garae/

    destroy the social services of NZ with a country full of high needs, criminals minded, mentally and physically ill thugs – many of whom seem to use NZ as their easy hunting ground for criminal activity.

    Don’t worry if you actually get caught committing a crime here, the NZ justice system will encourage more criminal activity with laughable penalties.

    Operation Martinez: Auckland money launderers walk free from court after $123m in cash deposits

    Construction company fined only $2500 for using illegal migrant labour

    Illegally working overstayer dies on the job – ACC payment made to widow in China

    Unqualified engineer who lied on CV guilty of 38 fraud charges, fined for ethics breach

    Unlicensed Whangārei plumber sentenced following shoddy bathroom renovation

    Watch: Suspect arrested after alleged axe attack at Albany restaurants

    Meanwhile we have a climate change crisis, that both the left and right seem to be ignoring as they get more fossil fuels into NZ while in the left’s case, pretending they are doing something. It is hard to see who is worse on this in NZ, the left virtue signalling on climate action while cancelling protests for the kids not being good enough https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/national/444736/school-strike-4-climate-auckland-declares-itself-racist-and-disbands or the right who seem to be in denial clutching their piddly donations from polluters.

    Other countries/cities doing more.

    California sues five major oil companies for ‘decades-long campaign of deception’ about climate change

    • Criminals have more rights than the victims or the average man in the street here in NZ. Woke Government, woke Police and Judiciary IMHO.

  8. Those wankas are not the left. They never have been and…

    They’re the offspring of working-class parents who’ve become the privileged few who have now outed themselves for what they are and what they stand for and believe in which is neoliberalism, self-centered authoritarianism and cultural fuckwittedness of the Act party kind. All of which has been taught to them within NZs pay-to-play education system.
    They need an OE on the Russian Front or the Ukrainian Front. We definitely don’t need them anywhere the steering wheel again, that’s for sure.

  9. More taxes to workers in NZ, less interest in regulation of those earning the highest profits in the world.

    New Zealand banks need to do right by their customers, and it starts with dropping mortgage rates

    Australia banking inquiry: ‘Scathing’ report calls for industry overhaul

    In spite of Australia owning most of the NZ banks, the NZ government does little but committees and voluntary reporting, in spite of evidence uncovered in Australian about constant misconduct and rip offs.

  10. Martyn, I have never met anyone or heard anyone express an opinion that comes close to your holy trinity of wokeism. Never. Your holy trinity of wokeism is what the anti-woke think they hear, it is not what is being said.

    • AB. What about Davidson publicly demonising all Pakeha as evil colonialists in the wake of the Muslim massacre, and blaming them for a horrendous crime perpetrated by an evil Australian runt ?
      A lie.

      What about Davidson again hijacking the Mt Albert Let Women Speak event to proclaim that white cisgender males are responsible for all the violence in New Zealand ? Another lie.

      What about proposals to have all men accused of rape presumed guilty unless proven otherwise ?

    • It’s called hyperbole, though the trinity is not far from the truth. It’s not when they express their opinions that you’ll hear it invoked, it’s when you express your “incorrect” opinions that you’ll feel the flames of their scorn licking at your feet.

  11. The one thing the woke will never do is consider their stances objectively. That’s a white male patriarchal trope after all. The first wake-up call for me was the Putin dupes – notional Leftists embracing a murderous totalitarian despot. Can’t do that and be Left, no matter how much you hate America.

    Next one is trans activism. If a biological male wishes to pretend to be a woman, he has a perfect right to do so. But if he wants others to pretend that, he has no right whatsoever. Next, they want access to children. Was Dilworth & the Marist Brothers not warning enough? A good government would have drawn a few guidelines, not just simped for this infinitesimally tiny, fabulously aggressive, and undeserving minority.

  12. Sadly this is what is bred by Social media echo chambers and isolation addiction algorithms. What you see is the only reality unless you go out of your way to search for other voices.

    Get more people outside and engaging with the real world.

    Twitter is not a real place.

    Facebook feeds you confirmation bias.

    The News media report on what sells and hyper-exaggerated opinion.

    People need to sit down and talk to others about ideas and issues rather than shouting abuse or ignoring anything you don’t like. Growth and development involves being exposed to differing worlds and opinions. Too many opinion makers, policy makers and deplatforming wankers want a monoculture of their opinions and will stop at nothing to get it.

  13. A little previous for blame storming? We haven’t even had the election yet. After the election the Left in all its various iterations will need to forge a united front as a matter of survival. Left, Centre-Left and Woke.

  14. The rude thought occurs – that after the election we will probably find a coalition of those who need an erection. And then… perhaps some of those old measures being re-introduced in some USA States for oppressing the human fertile producers so they will eventually wish they had never been born. Can’t we get on together without going to the extremes of the pendulum sweep – sweeping all rapport away?

    Now that’s a good word rapport – probably the next step on from kindness, being likely more intellectual and resulting in intelligent and practical doings.
    rapport from Oxford Languages –
    a close and harmonious relationship in which the people or groups concerned understand each other’s feelings or ideas and communicate well.
    “she was able to establish a good rapport with the children”
    (The sense ‘harmonious relationship’ dates from the mid 17th century.)

    How much have we used that word and approach in our interactions since then????????????


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