Michelle Duff lost in woke culture backlash, Feral anti vaxxers & Climate Deniers: The new politics of the neoliberal subjective

If we on the Left will be dictated to by our feelings, then the fucking Right will gleefully play that game too!


Feelings, nothing more than feelings.

Morris Albert’s 1974 classic ‘Feelings‘ kinda manages to sum up the current political culture.

Right now in New Zealand, you can win an argument with nothing more than ‘feelings’.

If you ‘feel’ the argument more than the other, then you win.

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Crazy no?

Because objective truth, logic and rational debate are all heteronormative white cis male privileges, ‘FEELINGS’ are all that matter now and once the middle class woke activists triggered that new threshold for truth, the feral anti vaxxers and Incels and redneck racists have done exactly the same.

We have too many fucking feelings and we have allowed a culture where feelings trump rational objective logic because the ‘lived experience’ of victims, racists, rednecks, Incels, feral antivaxers and woke middle class activists all replace reality.

The only people who should give a fuck about your ‘feelings’ are you, your family and close friends.

Outside of that, fuck your feelings.

Your feelings ain’t my problem.

If your self-esteem is hurt by my thoughts, the clue is in the ‘self’ part of self-esteem.

You decide how you feel about shit, it ain’t no one else’s problem OR responsibility!

We have replaced feelings for rational debates.

We have replaced feelings for objective truth.

We have replaced feelings for wider context.

The Woke started this in 2016, the feral Right have now perfected it.

No where is this more apparent than in Michelle Duff’s column last week that was utterly lost at the backlash of woke culture…

How Dame Jacinda Ardern’s profile went from saint to witch

Opinion: When journalist Michelle Duff wrote a biography of Jacinda Ardern in 2019, the term ‘Jacindamania’ had been coined but Covid 19 was unheard of. Over the next two years the world – and New Zealand – would change drastically and the young prime minister would be deified, then demonised. Duff, who last week released an updated version of her book, writes on how she believes imported culture wars helped to distort our political landscape – at the expense of women.

…Michelle’s inability to understand how we got to where we are would be funny if it weren’t such an example of the woke Left being woefully blind to their own alienating agenda.

For the last 6 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 8.6%.

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?

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 – B-E-L-I-E-V-E ALL WOMEN that 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!

This entire Woke pretence has been built on feelings, not rational or logical argument and the feral antivaxxers, Incels and rednecks have played the same game!

The greatest danger posed by Idenity Politics is if white males start seeing themselves as a victim as well, which is exactly what the woke managed to achieve.

If we on the Left will be dictated to by our feelings, then the fucking Right will gleefully play that game too!

Can the Left move from Pure Temple politics towards Broadchurch Class Solidarity, because if we can’t, the most hard right racist Government ever elected will remain in power.

The new politics of the neoliberal subjective have robbed us of a unity based on rational logic and argument and replaced it with the sandcastles of feelings.

I’m not interested in your feelings, I am interested in your thinkings!


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  1. 100% and unconstrained progressiveness over constrained progressiveness has a lot to answer for. The election will be a turning point in undoing the woke cancer but like chemo there are going to be massive side effects in having a right wing government doing the dismantling.
    Take your medicine.

  2. Go woke , Go broke .

    It’s going to be great to see all the woke “consultants “ in Wokellington loose there overpaid jobs and be pushed back into the real world .

  3. The woke will be part of the brain drain to Australia.

    & They almost singlehand ly got ACT from .7 to 8.6.

      • Why are the Woke considered left. They are not about economics or everyone getting a fair go. Their economic situation seems good enough to navel gaze and upset themselves over whether there feminine side or masculine side is dominant today because the dollars are already sorted.

        • They are considered Left because they are social revolutionaries. Trace every one of the woke ideas back through time and there is a liberal standing at the beginning of it.

  4. 100% Martyn. I cannot believe what has happened to the left and now consider myself a leftugee.

    It turns out from a Talbot Mills poll, voters do not want males in female toilets, female sports, nor do they support the ability to change your sex on your birth certificate merely by self declaration.

    Many NZders would have seen women getting beaten up in Albert Park by the trans pure joy crowd, aided and abetted by the Greens.

    Labour and the Greens gaslite NZ.
    The majority don’t support Maori wards or cogovernance

    I think you Martyn are one of the few on the left who realise this.

    • Love to know what you think of Brook Van Velden becoming minister of workplace relations. That is the concequences of your bitterness towards trans people and you wanting to kick Maoris. NACT are going to cut wages and conditions to the bone, and you helped it happen, you fucking traitor. Thousands of workers are going to lose their smoko breaks. Thanks a fucking lot.

      • Too right. It seems the left took their eye off the smoko breaks and watched rainbows and stuff. Now NAct are encouraging people to smoke at smoko breaks so the workers can be addicted and taxed to pay for tax cuts for the wealthy. Well done wokies.

        • Guess what. Anker voted Act because of her bitter hatred of trans people. How thanks to her, workers are going to lose sick leave, meal breaks and public holiday. I will hold her personally responsbible if and when this happens.

  5. It pays to know the difference between emotion and reason, and to listen to and respond to the actual arguments of those you disagree with rather than allowing your own emotion to create simplistic, weak, and false versions that are easy to tear down.

  6. That article from Michelle Duff is genius. Then again it is Michelle Duff.

    I hope she’s recovered from reading the confidential report from the disinformation project. It’s a shame they don’t share their data with the rest of us mere mortals.

  7. Hark! Brian and Hannah’s little project Jevon Goulter will be long shortly to sort it all out. Apparently there are good people on BOTH sides, and dear old Jev is an expert in transitioning (for a fee)

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