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Terrorism Must Be Met With the Death Penalty

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Submitted by Olivia on Thu, 2019-12-12 07:03

By Olivia Pierson
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“The nobility of England, my lord, would have snored through the Sermon on the Mount. But you’ll labour like Thomas Aquinas over a rat-dog’s pedigree! Now what’s the name of those distorted creatures you’re all breeding at the moment?”
(Sir Thomas More, from Robert Bolt’s A Man for All Seasons)

One could put it to England’s 16th-century Lord Chancellor More that the distorted creatures the nobles of England now breed are called terrorists, though that wouldn’t be entirely fair. Modern Englishmen do not exactly breed terrorists, but it certainly could be argued that they encourage them by allowing them to breathe the same air as human beings.


Goodbye the Plantation: Trump, Blacks & Kanye

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Submitted by Olivia on Fri, 2019-12-06 06:36

By Olivia Pierson
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A very unusual state of affairs is taking place with black voters across the United States.

When Mitt Romney ran on the Republican ticket for the office of president in 2012, he won 8% of the black vote country-wide. When Donald Trump won the presidency in 2016 he held on to the votes of that same 8%.

But two recent polls – Rasmussen and Emerson – are now showing that a whopping 34.5% of Black Americans approve of the job President Trump is doing.

This represents a potential disaster for Democrats, who have always relied on winning the votes of this minority demographic.

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The World is What We Make it

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Submitted by Olivia on Wed, 2019-10-30 03:19

By Olivia Pierson
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Politics is essentially philosophical in nature for it addresses the ethics of a social system by posing the question: how ought men to be governed?

This question of how men relate to each other has lain at the very heart of all human civilisations, from the ancient Sumerians to the modern American Republic and everything in-between, instructing us that above all things, ideas matter, since getting them wrong can wreak destructive havoc on the human spirit, to say nothing of human lives.

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The Trouble with the Syrian Kurds

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Submitted by Olivia on Thu, 2019-10-24 07:17

By Olivia Pierson
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It has been nothing short of outlandish to watch the round condemnation by Democrats and Republicans of President Trump’s decision to withdraw US forces from Syria in the face of a Turkish incursion over Turkey’s southeastern border.

The US does not have a large combat force there. If it were to send one in, the US would be fighting against the territorial integrity of greater Syria, Assad’s country, which is currently propped up by Russia and Iran. The US never agreed to fight a mission to help the Kurds create and maintain their own autonomous homeland, not for one minute.

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Moore on the “Joker"

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Submitted by Olivia on Wed, 2019-10-16 05:02

By Olivia Pierson
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Michael Moore has written an essay/review of the film Joker, which struck me as a disturbing tell on Moore’s own psychology:

“[…]if you look away from the genius of this work of art, you will miss the gift of the mirror it is offering us. Yes, there’s a disturbed clown in that mirror, but he’s not alone — we’re standing right there beside him.”

What’s with the royal “we” in sympathy for the devil?

I haven’t seen the film – and what follows is not about the film, it’s about Moore projecting his own political propaganda onto it.


PM Ardern - Unpatriotic Globalist

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Submitted by Olivia on Wed, 2019-10-16 04:33

By Olivia Pierson
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When NZ PM Jacinda Ardern addressed the United Nations last week, she did her usual spiel on the challenges of addressing climate change, the horror of the Christchurch massacre and her ongoing efforts to have online hatred and violence curbed (which also includes speech that she doesn’t like).

This PM’s obsession with the climate change hoax is as well-known as it is infantile, but what struck me most was the stark absence of any kind of patriotic sentiment in Ardern’s leadership voice. She carefully presented the case that it is nationalism, which she tried to pass off as tribalism, that stands in the way of her global crusades. This is not a patriotic woman.


Dear Prime Minister Ardern, About God-Emperor Trump

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Submitted by Olivia on Sun, 2019-09-22 05:39

By Olivia Pierson
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To The Right Honourable Jacinda Ardern
Prime Minister of New Zealand

Well now Madam,

Since you seem to be a godless unbeliever who is about to enter the presence of the God-Emperor, President Trump next week, and since I’m the only writer/essayist in NZ who understands the importance of American history and the man who is now making it, I thought I’d write you a quick communique to offer a few important pointers that will be much more helpful than those you’ll receive from our meddlesome old Right Honourable Aunty Helen.

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Bolton vs the Trump Doctrine - it’s Complicated

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Submitted by Olivia on Thu, 2019-09-19 01:48

By Olivia Pierson
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Recently-fired National Security Advisor John Bolton never liked being referred to as a neoconservative, despite holding many positions which are typical of that ideology. He was an advocate for the overthrow of Saddam Hussein in Iraq, of Muammar Gaddafi in Libya, and has called for regime change in both Syria and Iran.


Ignoble Altruism

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Submitted by Olivia on Mon, 2019-09-16 23:38

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Each and every one of us must make it our personal business to fight for our own individual happiness as if our lives depend upon it, for they actually do.

Individual human rights mean something – our lives are our own responsibility. Nobody else can, or should, be burdened by that personal responsibility which we owe to ourselves and others to shoulder.


The Life of Thomas Paine: Radical Revolutionary

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Submitted by Olivia on Wed, 2019-08-28 10:10

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If ever there was a man who could be deemed worthy of remembrance for his radical commitments to the cause of human freedom, Thomas Paine would be that man.

Born to a Quaker family of Thetford, England, in 1737, Paine played a crucial part in the American Revolution of 1776 and the French Revolution of 1789, after his popular pamphlets Common Sense and The American Crisis swept through the Western worlds, both new and old, placing before the public eye in simple, yet dramatic terms, the virtues of self-government and individual liberty.

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No Humour Please, We’re Kiwis

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Submitted by Olivia on Wed, 2019-08-07 00:40

By Olivia Pierson
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If only television satire shows existed in NZ, as they once did, it would make the world of politics less absurd. Having a collective laugh is a great antidote to the serious nonsense that politics throws in our faces everyday. In fact, it’s probably the only antidote.

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Wonderful! — by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2019-08-07 05:14

A Squad of Bunny-boilers

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Submitted by Olivia on Thu, 2019-07-25 04:02

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Nobody could forget the inherent vindictiveness of the female villain in the 90’s movie Fatal Attraction – the proverbial woman scorned played impeccably by actress Glenn Close. The adulterous protagonist, who eventually rejects her advances after “knowing her” in the biblical sense, comes home one day to find his daughter’s beloved pet rabbit boiling on the kitchen stove.

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Eric Metaxas Interviews Katie Hopkins...

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Submitted by Olivia on Fri, 2019-07-19 07:34

Great interview... Katie always blows me away with her toughness - and humour.

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If any Americans are reading this blog... — by Olivia on Thu, 2019-07-25 10:35

The Great Unravelling of the Postwar Order

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Submitted by Olivia on Wed, 2019-07-17 05:32

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As the chaotic madness of WWII drew to an end, the victorious heads of the Allied Powers, Winston Churchill, Franklin Roosevelt and Josef Stalin, met to restructure the future of the world at the Yalta Conference of February 1945. This resulted in the ‘Declaration of Liberated Europe’, where it was pledged “the earliest possible establishment through free elections, governments responsive to the will of the people.”


Danielle McLaughlin - NZ’s Fake-News Writeress in Chief

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Submitted by Olivia on Thu, 2019-07-11 08:05

By Olivia Pierson
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US news correspondent and political commentator, Danielle McLaughlin, a left-wing Kiwi living in the United States, used her writing and speaking skills to support Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential election.

More often than not, McLaughlin parrots tabloid news stories which are very light on facts and heavy on psychodrama. Rather than writing columns which could provide a unique or insightful angle, perhaps even with a hint of intellectual prowess, McLaughlin instead panders to the poll-governed herd mentality by only peddling regurgitated ‘fake-news’ – and media outlets such as NZ’s Sunday Star Times continually lap it up.

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Truly an Evil Bitch — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2019-07-11 09:47

Ardern and Peters Call to Appease the Psychopaths of Iran for Oil

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Submitted by Olivia on Fri, 2019-07-05 06:57

By Olivia Pierson
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As the week’s past events have shown, President Trump refuses to be goaded into outright war with Iran, even though they appear to be spoiling for one. Shooting down a US unmanned drone and lying about it flying over Iranian airspace is an act of war by the Iranian regime.


Liberal Baby Boomers Changed the World, then Failed to Notice!

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Submitted by Olivia on Tue, 2019-06-18 21:44

By Olivia Pierson
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I have a lot of friends in the Baby Boomer generational set even though I’m from Generation X.

Well into a pretty comfortable retirement, many Boomers now often talk about the world as if the political/cultural battles of their youth had never been victorious, ie civil rights, women’s lib, gender equity, gay rights and the consciousness revolution.

These battles that once defined the Boomer generation were soundly won and the institutions they managed to influence over the last 30 years incorporated their value systems hook, line and sinker.


The Ongoing United Nations Sex Abuse Scandal

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Submitted by Olivia on Tue, 2019-06-11 02:29

By Olivia Pierson
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On the United Nations official website, under the label of “What We Do,” the Organisation claims to be committed to four major objectives on this globe, the second of which is proudly described thus:

PROTECT HUMAN RIGHTS
The term “human rights” was mentioned seven times in the UN's founding Charter, making the promotion and protection of human rights a key purpose and guiding principle of the Organization. In 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights brought human rights into the realm of international law. Since then, the Organization has diligently protected human rights through legal instruments and on-the-ground activities.


Global Muslim Leaders Conference for NZ: Was Sri Lanka Booked Out?

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Submitted by Olivia on Mon, 2019-06-03 04:28

By Olivia Pierson
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A highly staged piece of multicultural theatre is being planned by the Federation of Islamic Associations NZ (FIANZ). They’re organising a global Muslim Leaders Conference here in New Zealand later this year.

Why all the way over here in NZ? Was Sri Lanka booked out?

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Jacinda Ardern: The Woman’s Weekly Prime Minister

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Submitted by Olivia on Tue, 2019-05-28 03:52

By Olivia Pierson
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Most people like the traits of self-confidence, tolerance and a fair mind. But when a prime minister consistently styles her public life and messaging in the fashion of a woman’s weekly magazine, one is left thinking how shameful it is that these traits are not being employed to serve worthier causes than meaningless emotional ejaculations.

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The Insidious Organising Principle of ‘Equality'

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Submitted by Olivia on Mon, 2019-05-20 22:42

By Olivia Pierson
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In 1990, during a British parliamentary debate on the unequal gap between rich and poor, the late Dame Margaret Thatcher formidably scolded liberal democrat, Simon Hughes:

They’d rather have the poor poorer, provided the rich were less rich! So long as the gap is smaller, they would rather have the poor poorer.
[Dame Margaret Thatcher]

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Misunderstandings and Wrong Ideas that are killing civilization — by Reason Man on Wed, 2019-05-22 05:20

Strange Cultural Bedfellows

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Submitted by Olivia on Wed, 2019-05-15 22:50

By Olivia Pierson
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The Christian-right and the secular-right may yet find themselves uniting upon the foundation of the greatest values ever created by mankind: liberty, freedom of religion and the right to pursue individual happiness as a moral imperative.

I think the thing that I find most heartening about the debacle between Rugby Australia and Israel Folau over the latter’s warnings about hell awaiting unrepentant sinners, is that it has become so rare to ever see Christians really stand up for their faith in this day and age.

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Sam Harris’ Best Podcast on Jihad: 'Why We Hate You & Why We Fight You'

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Submitted by Olivia on Wed, 2019-05-08 04:03
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Little Truth Does He Know

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Submitted by Olivia on Mon, 2019-05-06 04:48

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Our current Minister of Justice Andrew Little, wrote a very cunningly crafted article for the NZ Herald recently titled: Hate speech threatens our right to freedom of speech.

Note how the title is designed to appease we freedom of speech absolutists, by stating what we have been saying all along. This is of course, the absolute problem with introducing hate speech laws into New Zealand, a problem which, as it happens, Little himself is seeking to impose on us.


Religion, Beauty & Eternity

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Submitted by Olivia on Mon, 2019-04-29 08:14

By Olivia Pierson
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Something in the New Zealand psyche is undergoing a current transformation that cannot be denied. It is as if we have awoken from our naive, youthful reverie of only dreaming about the possible, to be confronted by the glare of grown-up reality: the unrecognisable road that our country is being led down.


ANZAC Day 2019: The Lost Generation (Reprised)

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Submitted by Olivia on Thu, 2019-04-25 00:24

By Olivia Pierson
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Looking back from an epoch that is sure to be noted in history as an unprecedented time of luxurious peace and prosperity, it is difficult to imagine what it must have been like for a generation which entered its adulthood during the era of WWI.

Those of this generation who survived the ‘Great War to End all Wars’ would also experience the indiscriminate culling of populations by the Spanish flu epidemic of 1918, which took more lives than had been lost in the war itself. The Lost generation would go on to see the stock-market crash of ’29 and live through the subsequent Great Depression, then witness the unspeakable horrors of WWII just as they crossed into their jaded middle-age.

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For the Last Time? — by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2019-04-27 10:09

The Right-wing of NZ Needs Courage

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Submitted by Olivia on Fri, 2019-04-19 06:18

​By Olivia Pierson
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Chris Trotter’s latest piece for Incite, Fixing What’s been Broken, raised an important point which has also been occupying my own mind in the last few weeks. Chris wrote:

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Screwing Over NZ’s Future for Immediate Emotional Gains

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Submitted by Olivia on Mon, 2019-04-08 06:57

By Olivia Pierson
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Just as Angela Merkel wrecked Germany for future generations on her watch as Chancellor by flooding her country with ideological aliens, Jacinda Ardern and her government are embarking on the process of screwing over New Zealand’s future in an attempt to look merciful after the Christchurch shootings.

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Rhetoric doesn’t kill people, violence does: NZ’s anger, sorrow and worry

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Submitted by Olivia on Sat, 2019-03-16 07:54

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As many New Zealanders feel after Brenton Tarrant murdered 49 innocent Muslims in cold blood during their time of worship, I’m carrying around a sense of anger, sorrow and worry. We were the only Western country left where tensions between the Islamic world and our own had not erupted into a rampage of senseless violence.

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The Remarkably Rambunctious Milo Yiannopoulos

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Submitted by Olivia on Wed, 2019-03-06 21:44

By Olivia Pierson
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Edited: This article was written on 26/2/19 before Milo was fascistically banned from Australia by its government.

Because there is nobody on God’s green earth quite like Milo Yiannopoulos – and because, next to President Trump, he is considered by the media to be the most vile personality ever to have walked it (they’d be likely to rate Ted Bundy with higher moral standing), I think he warrants some more, much-deserved attention.

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