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So the Māori Santa in Nelson replaced the redneck Confederate Flag Santa???

By   /  December 3, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  8 Comments

This has got to have been the most ludicrous Santa Parade season we’ve ever seen.

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More state sanctioned double bunked rape pens

By   /  December 3, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  2 Comments

I know, I know, these are only Māori men raping each other and news media don’t give no fucks until white middle class women with tertiary education are being harassed at Russell McVeagh, but surely no NZer can pretend to be proud of the hate pus pit our State sanctioned double bunked rape pens have become?

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TVNZ POLL: Bad Christmas present for Jacinda, Greens slide into irrelevance & Judith will burn Bridges – it’s a shocker on the rocker!

By   /  December 2, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  55 Comments

…the horror take away is that despite all the madness inside National, New Zealanders still adore the National Party!

Despite China buying 2 MPs, despite the allegations of corruption, despite the internal meltdown, Kiwis desperately worship at the feet of the banal and the malicious in the hope their speculative property portfolios can soar  in 2020.

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Look, I despise Maggie Barry too – but this is Millennial snowflake nonsense – when can we start talking about John Key?

By   /  December 2, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  29 Comments

Newsflash, Maggie Barry being an arsehole isn’t news.

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A new political movement: Let’s just be honest – real climate change will require a political, social & economic revolution

By   /  December 1, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  71 Comments

Climate change and its impacts are far more dangerous than currently acknowledged and only a radical populist response can unseat the vested corporate interests that create the current political and economic inertia. As more and more climate events occur at faster and faster rates, voters will turn on the current hegemony, the question is who will harvest that anger and fear, the Left or the Right? 

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BREAKING: GCSB no to Huawei is the first shot in NZ vs China confrontation

By   /  November 28, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  72 Comments

At the point of this mounting friction and questioning of our independence, the NZ intelligence agencies have made a solid step towards ensuring only America and their NZ franchise holders get to do mass surveillance in the Land of the Wrong White Cloud.

This is a first shot in friction points between NZ & China, this is a clear push back by NZ in terms of cyber sovereignty. Sure that push back is hypocrisy of the highest because we handed that level of control over to the NSA  without blinking, but push back it is.

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ACTION STATION UPDATE: Has woke Twitter & the Greens called for the crucifixion of Rachel Stewart yet?

By   /  November 28, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  24 Comments

A very compelling and well argued piece from Rachel Stewart in relation to the anger the trans argument manages to spark off. 

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Toothless Union law highlights how genuinely power vacant new Government is

By   /  November 28, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  11 Comments

The incredibly toothless Union laws that were always tepid and mild, have been defeated from being anything radical or even useful…

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Let’s just examine the madness we all need to accept as New Zealanders to believe Simon Bridges

By   /  November 27, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  15 Comments

How utterly immoral, to push social policy that is pointlessly counterproductive just so he can scratch his social conservative itch with the voters.

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High Court ruling begins the end of Cameron Slater & Dirty Politics and when can we start investigating their climate change denial?

By   /  November 27, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  20 Comments

…the damage Slater and his Dirty Politics advocates caused is still reverberating throughout the NZ political spectrum. The manner in which he was empowered by the NZ mainstream media has never been examined and no one has ever been held to account. 

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Trump, climate change denial & the Saudi’s

By   /  November 27, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  3 Comments

Trump is not the first President to place cheap oil and unregulated corporate greed above the public good, but he is the first to be naked in his championing of those interests without the pretend crocodile tears.

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Black Friday on a dangerously warming planet is the tumour of consumer capitalism

By   /  November 27, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  13 Comments

The mad cult worship of consumerism that is Black Friday on a warming planet is a cultural tumour. The White house dropping a major new report showing the full impact climate change will cause on Black Friday is heavy with symbolism…

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Cannabis reform, legal suicide & MMP reform referendum – bullshit democracy done on the cheap

By   /  November 26, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  11 Comments

Throw 3 seperate issues together and try and sweep them all under the carpet at the same time so the Government doesn’t have to show any real courage either way on any of the issues.

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If Hillary runs, Trump wins 2020

By   /  November 26, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  12 Comments

You don’t beat the negative populism Trump has harvested with a candidate like Hillary who is wedded to the neoliberal economic framework that has built that resentment and cultural alienation, you only beat that negative populism with positive populism.

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TWITTER WATCH: File under ‘Nuance’

By   /  November 25, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  6 Comments

The group behind the expulsion of the Police at Pride have some interesting ideas on crime and punishment that are worth investigating, but their position on child rapists is, how do I say this politely, well, ummmm, ‘interesting’…

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A brief history of NZ Police marching in Uniform in the NZ Pride parade

By   /  November 24, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  24 Comments

As sponsor after sponsor after sponsor march out of the Pride Parade, those Trans Activists advocating for the exclusion of Police in uniform have desperately attempted to broaden the justifications of exclusion because the ‘uniform might trigger Trans people’ argument has looked increasingly flakey.

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