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Sleepy Joe or Senile Joe?

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Submitted by Olivia on Sat, 2020-05-16 23:08

By Olivia Pierson
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Joe Biden is clearly not well.

Republican commentators everywhere are perhaps too decent to come out and state the obvious; that it looks as though Joe has dementia. President Trump is putting the case too kindly when he refers to the former Vice President as “Sleepy Joe.”

Joe’s interviews are almost too painful to behold – he stammers and squints into camera, then when he does get on a roll he can’t articulate a coherent sentence and often makes remarks that just don’t make any sense. He literally and frequently speaks nonsense that is beyond the pale of the normal nonsense Dems like to trot out, it’s gibberish consistent with cognitive degeneration.

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A Lockdown Letter to Government Asserting Non-Consent by Maree Guenole

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Submitted by Olivia on Mon, 2020-05-11 03:25

Here is a letter by NZ citizen, Maree Guenole, which she shared with me privately and I published on my site with her permission.


Remember Folks, Altruism Means Sacrifice

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Submitted by Olivia on Thu, 2020-05-07 03:39

By Olivia Pierson
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The collectivist mindset, whether it be communist, socialist or fascist, has an organising principle and that is self-sacrifice. The individual must sacrifice personal needs and desires for the greater good of the group, the community or the state.

This is demanded by force according to the ethics of altruism.

I’ve written before that altruism doesn’t mean voluntarily doing nice things for others, as we all like to do from time to time. Altruism means dutifully self-sacrificing to others as a moral good.

The term “altruism” was coined in the 19th Century by Auguste Comte, the French founder of the philosophical theory known as positivism. To hold society together, Comte believed that people had to live for the sake of others by renouncing their own self-interest. Generosity and good-will had nothing to do with it.

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Sacrifism — by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2020-05-12 07:29
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Groupthinker Ghahraman

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Submitted by Olivia on Thu, 2020-04-30 06:00

By Olivia Pierson
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In an article which one of my readers recently drew to my attention, Green MP Golriz Ghahraman wrote an essay titled Freedom of Speech and Its Limits where she makes the case for why more hate speech laws should be introduced in New Zealand. https://www.pantograph-punch.c...

Because Ms. Ghahraman lays out the common arguments in favour of this cause as clearly as her abilities allow, it’s worth a read to see the one-track groove of thought those who advance this cause are stuck in. The obsession with minority groups is paramount: gender, sexual, ethnic, racial and religious (except for Christian). They view society through groupthink lenses to pass themselves off as the bold “defenders of minorities” in the eyes of other groupthinkers, which reminds me of a notable quote by philosopher/novelist Ayn Rand:

The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.

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Ghastly Ghoul! — by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2020-05-02 06:59

Did China Unleash a Bio-Weapon?

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Submitted by Olivia on Sun, 2020-04-26 02:05

By Olivia Pierson
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This is the ten-trillion-dollar question burning in the minds of many – except for NZ journalists, who day-after-day sit through press conferences about the Covid crisis with our government leaders and never mention the word “China.”

The fact that our largest trading partner has obviously indulged in a monumental cover-up that has brought the entire world economy to its knees and literally paused our lives in a Kafkaesque lockdown should see all our journalists peppering our leaders with questions about our country’s future relations with China. Instead we hear them only asking about the details of government handouts. They are beyond pathetic and the very definition of “non-essential” workers.

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What — by Mr_Lineberry on Sun, 2020-04-26 20:24
Declare Communist China an Outlaw Nation — by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2020-04-26 09:38
More — by Mr_Lineberry on Sun, 2020-04-26 03:37

The FBI Exposed yet Again by Inspector General Horowitz

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Submitted by Olivia on Sat, 2020-04-18 08:20

By Olivia Pierson
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While the world is currently facing a health crisis with the Wu-flu which dominates the news in all nations, there are still major political issues going on which have not yet been given the full attention that they deserve.

One of these issues is another report undertaken by Michael Horowitz, the Inspector General for the U.S Justice Department, about the FBI’s habit of falsifying information to spy on American citizens through the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA).

The intelligence agencies were always a major target for President Trump’s open contempt because he knew they had conspired to overturn the result of the 2016 election, which saw him become America’s president.

The President was vindicated entirely when the IG’s first report found that the FBI, under James Comey, falsified facts and information on the FISA court warrants to have, not only the president’s campaign team spied upon, but also his transition team when he was the President-elect, and then on his actual presidency well into 2017.

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Live Free or Die; Death is Not the Worst of Evils

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Submitted by Olivia on Sun, 2020-04-12 00:51

By Olivia Pierson
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We have been suddenly stripped of our liberties – and so rapidly everyone appears addled by the speed of the head-spin.

Like penned sheep let out now and then for a little skip around the paddock, we’re all “safely” in lockdown while our government charts a course for our country behind closed doors.

If I lived in America with a President Trump at the helm, I might feel more at ease knowing, in the old-school American tradition, how livelihood friendly and freedom-loving he happens to be. Because of him, that country will survive and make good over time, but that’s not to undermine the economic pain that’s now in the immediate future of Americans, apart from Joe Biden who won’t even notice.

But in New Zealand? Our PM’s only claim to a credential before she became our PM was President of the International Union of Socialist Youth – and she was not outrightly elected by New Zealand citizens in 2017, she got there by a dint of the minority-loving MMP system, along with the power-hungry tactics of a fossilised snollygoster such as Winston Peters.

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And here's yet another one — by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2020-04-17 06:16
The hotline for snitchers ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2020-04-16 07:00

The Bot Shared ‘Round the World

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Submitted by Olivia on Fri, 2020-04-03 01:26

By Olivia Pierson
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Now that the Wuhan virus has hit every country in the world and made them all panic, it is becoming obvious that if we keep our countries in an economic lockdown, another Great Depression could take many more lives than the virus has the potential to do.

We are hearing our leaders say to us that we all need to put ourselves on a “war-footing.”

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Great nickname for Trumpie — by Richard Wiig on Sat, 2020-04-04 22:44
Test, test, test! — by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2020-04-04 08:55
Olivia — by Richard Wiig on Sat, 2020-04-04 08:42

Sovereign Borders Are Back - Except for Erdogan's

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Submitted by Olivia on Sun, 2020-03-29 01:32

By Olivia Pierson
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In what can only be described as a badly-timed asymmetrical war tactic, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been facilitating tens of thousands of Middle Eastern and African migrants to storm the borders with Greece and Bulgaria in an attempt to flood Europe with more third-world refugees.


Postmodernism, not Humanism, Eroded Our Cultural Values

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Submitted by Olivia on Tue, 2020-03-24 08:21

By Olivia Pierson
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Editor’s note: Reprised for philosophical salience.

A little book found its way into my hands the other day, titled Turn the Tide – Reclaiming Religious Freedom in New Zealand. It has been copyrighted by “The Barnabas Fund” and is available for download through the website OurReligiousFreedom.org.nz.

The book has a central concern that Christianity is becoming subject to increasing discrimination which the writer calls ‘Christianophobia.'

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Superb! — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2020-03-26 03:40

Rights Based on Natural Law, Part One: According to John Locke

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Submitted by Olivia on Thu, 2020-03-12 18:31

By Olivia Pierson
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No discussion of human rights can ever be embarked upon without at least a basic summary understanding about the thoughts of English political philosopher John Locke (1632 – 1704).

In his work Two Treatises on Government, Locke, who had just returned from exile in Holland when the 1688 Glorious Revolution saw William of Orange take the throne, argued against the divine right of kings while his contemporaries, Thomas Hobbes and Sir Robert Filmer, had made arguments for it – Filmer because he believed kingship was a sovereign right ordained by God, and Hobbes because he believed man to be so base and corrupted that he must be subject to external controls, i.e, absolute governance.

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Hannah Tamaki is the Victim of Bullying, Not the Bully

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Submitted by Olivia on Wed, 2020-03-04 02:37

By Olivia Pierson
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Outspoken pentecostal Christian and wannabe politician, Hannah Tamaki of Destiny Church, is the latest victim of a media bullying campaign because of her cultural views. Scheduled to be a contestant on the next season of Dancing With the Stars, Mrs Tamaki was suddenly dropped by the woke MediaWorks team due to complaints that her views are bigoted, homophobic and racist (weep only for their lack of imagination).

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Lloyd says that although she — by PhilipD on Wed, 2020-03-04 18:29
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Observe Labour’s New-Found Silence on Hate Speech Laws

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Submitted by Olivia on Sat, 2020-02-22 01:14

By Olivia Pierson
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[Author’s Edit: Since the writing of this piece, Andrew Little has broken his silence on the topic by confirming that the Labour government will announce changes to NZ’s hate speech legislation before the election.]

Has anyone else noticed how silent PM Ardern and Justice Minister Little have fallen over the much-touted “fast-track review of NZ’s current hate speech laws”?

There’s a reason for this: it’s an unpopular issue with NZ citizens and we happen to be in an election year.

NZ political commentator, Chris Trotter, spoke about this last week on the Leighton Smith Podcast. Trotter said:

One of the very few things which could derail this government is Andrew Little persisting with his determination to replicate the laws of the United Kingdom on hate speech here in NZ... if he did that, if he’s allowed to do that... if it were to happen, if Labour and the Greens made that the ditch to die in… David Seymour would reap a very large harvest in votes. He has put himself at the forefront of the free speech debate and I think libertarians across the country would move out of their lethargy and fight very vociferously any attempt to give us the sort of laws they have in the UK.

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From Peace to Prosperity - Trump’s Middle East Peace Plan

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Submitted by Olivia on Thu, 2020-02-06 00:01

By Olivia Pierson
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President Trump’s ambitious plan to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has resulted in the laying out a detailed road map for a prosperous Palestinian society. It relies on the vision of a two-state solution, something which Netanyahu had lost faith in.

The Peace to Prosperity 181-page document is endorsed by both Bibi Netanyahu and his political rival Benny Gantz, regardless of which one wins the upcoming legislative elections in March. https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-...

Unlike the plan laid out during the famous Oslo Accords in 1993, this peace plan directly addresses important topics such as borders, security, refugees and Jerusalem. The plan is concrete, practical, respectful of long-standing differences and requires strong concessions from both sides.

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Excellent — by Mr_Lineberry on Thu, 2020-02-06 21:16
Won't, and Shouldn't, Happen — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2020-02-06 07:54

What Happened to Renaud Camus is Coming to NZ

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Submitted by Olivia on Wed, 2020-02-05 23:52

By Olivia Pierson
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Controversial French author and philosopher, Renaud Camus, has been convicted and sentenced for “public incitement to hatred or violence by reason of origin, ethnicity, nation, race or religion through words, writings, images or public media by electronic means.”

Judges gave Camus a two-month suspended prison sentence as well as ordering him to compensate two anti-racist organisations to the tune of 1800 euros.

The conviction is the result of a speech Camus made to the National Council of European Resistance in November 2017, where he declared that:

“Immigration has become an invasion[..] The irreversible colonisation is demographic colonisation, by the replacement of the population. The ethnic substitution, the great replacement, is the most important event in the history of our nation since it has existed; as with other people, if the story continues, it will not be that of France.”

Camus, who is decidedly against all forms of violence, has been punished for criticising immigration.

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Oh so THIS is why it's happening... — by Mr_Lineberry on Sun, 2020-02-09 22:47
Sit — by Mr_Lineberry on Thu, 2020-02-06 21:17
We Must Not Let This Happen — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2020-02-06 05:23

The Child Molesters of the Mind Pervert More NZ Children

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Submitted by Olivia on Thu, 2020-01-23 01:20

By Olivia Pierson
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New Zealand schools are now nothing more than perverted institutions of political propaganda aimed at innocent children by leftist educational activists posing as teachers – otherwise known as child molesters of the mind. Lindsay Perigo, the boldest broadcaster we’ve ever seen in this country, labelled them thus years ago, but if anything, even he may have understated the case.

The ringleaders of this disgusting racket, Jacinda Ardern, James Shaw and Chris Hipkins, are about to unleash onto our nation’s 11-15 year-olds a ‘climate literacy’ course titled Climate Change – Prepare Today, Live Well Tomorrow, where, as Perigo points out, feelings are given priority over reason and facts.

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Du Fresne’s last line... — by Olivia on Thu, 2020-01-23 02:28
Admirable Rational Anger, Lady Slapper! — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2020-01-23 02:16
It — by Mr_Lineberry on Thu, 2020-01-23 01:24

Chernobyl and Other Collectivist Catastrophes

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Submitted by Olivia on Sun, 2020-01-19 22:30

By Olivia Pierson
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If anyone has watched the riveting HBO series Chernobyl, you’ll have experienced one of the most brutally powerful TV dramas about living under Soviet Socialism. As the worst nuclear accident in history unfolds in the town of Pripyat, Soviet Ukraine, the diabolical themes of manipulating misinformation and lies, aka ‘fake news,’ at the expense of human lives were vividly portrayed. One received the message clearly that individuals must be sacrificed in cold service to an even colder state. Truth was an enemy that couldn’t be tolerated, thus showing that fake news really was, and remains, the enemy of any people.


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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Hahahaha! :-) — by Olivia on Sat, 2019-12-07 07:30
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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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Outstanding by Douglas Murray! — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2019-11-07 06:05
No set of ideas — by Bruno on Wed, 2019-11-06 15:16
"God-like" — by Bruno on Wed, 2019-11-06 14:08

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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The crux — by Bruno on Thu, 2019-11-07 09:41
Lunatic — by Bruno on Thu, 2019-11-07 09:29
Why is this even an issue?! — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2019-11-07 08:47

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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another 20 cents worth of irony — by J Cuttance on Mon, 2019-09-23 09:49
The PM (if she can be called — by Chris R on Sun, 2019-09-22 20:55

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

By Olivia Pierson
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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

By Olivia Pierson
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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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Great Liv — by gregster on Thu, 2019-09-05 07:34
Freedom-Fighter — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sat, 2019-08-31 12:24

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

By Olivia Pierson
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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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:-) — by Olivia on Thu, 2019-07-25 10:42
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Triplets... unfortunately... — by Olivia on Thu, 2019-07-25 10:31

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

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