Move Over, Richard and Robert!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2019-07-16 04:54

As I type this, I have before me a double-album (vinyl) I purchased in August, 1975, a live recording of an epic concert at Carnegie Hall two and a half years earlier by Metropolitan Opera titans Richard Tucker and Robert Merrill. Not long ago, when a budding young baritone friend was visiting, we listened and thrilled to the entire concert. It's worth quoting part of the liner notes about the atmosphere on the night:


The Snares of 'hate speech': John Stuart Mill and Offence

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Submitted by Graham Hill on Tue, 2019-07-16 04:47

The Snares of Hate Speech: John Stuart Mill and Offence

Amongst all the Engines of Dissention, there hath been none more powerful in all Times, than the fixing Names upon one another of, Contumely and Reproach, and the reason is plain, in respect of the People, who tho' generally they are uncapable of making a Syllogism or forming an Argument, yet they can pronounce a word; and that serveth their turn to throw it with their dull malice at the Head of those they do not like; such things ever begin in Jest, and end in Blood, and the same word which at first maketh the Company merry, groweth in time to a Military Signal to cut one anothers’ Throats.


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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The ARI Mangles Intellectual History

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Submitted by Neil Parille on Sat, 2019-07-06 14:39

Here is the latest from New Ideal, the ARI's magazine. It's an article entitled "America Was Founded On Secular Ideals" by Tom Bowden.

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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.


Happy Birthday America!

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Submitted by administrator on Thu, 2019-07-04 03:57

We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.

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Mr Seymour's Private Member's Bill and the Bear who let it alone

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Submitted by Graham Hill on Tue, 2019-06-18 23:18

James Thurber’s story of the Bear Who let It Alone has this as its moral: “You might as well fall flat on your face as lean over too far backward.” The private members Bill regarding free speech is a call that necessarily and rightly brings the issue directly to the public in parliament rather than out in the commentariat. Hate speech is a hopelessly fraught political concept and does not fit with the rule of law.


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.


David Seymour Is a Fake! (Was 'Congratulations David Seymour!')

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2019-06-15 01:35

Here is what we've waited so long for: a call to abolish the anti-free speech Human Wrongs Commissariat and repeal existing restrictions on freedom of speech!

New bill will protect freedom of expression

ACT New Zealand
10:29 (2 hours ago)
to editor

“A new member’s bill announced this morning will strengthen protections for our most basic freedom”, ACT Leader David Seymour says.

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Ayn Rand's Institute

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Submitted by danconia on Fri, 2019-06-14 23:03

You will forgive me if this doesn't work correctly as I haven't posted here in 150 years:

An overview of my gateway drug into and estimation of The Ayn Rand Institute


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The Finale of the Game of Thrones: Cultural Vertigo at the Abyss of The Dionysian

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Submitted by Graham Hill on Wed, 2019-06-12 03:51
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There has been media comment on the finale ending of series 8 of the Game of Thrones (GoT) with one writer commenting on its leftist-Cultural Marxist- decadence and nihilism. The two Queens, Cersei Lannister and Daenerys Targaryen, bring about the destruction of Kings Landing, the massacre of its population, and their own deaths. Following the chaos, there is a re-jigging, and a resetting of Westeros’ political wheel, which the wheel of history and not of utopia’s end of history.

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GoT — by Graham Hill on Thu, 2019-06-13 05:15
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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.


Origins of ObLeftivism - or Objectivism?

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Submitted by Bruno on Sun, 2019-06-09 16:30

I'm back.

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"The Ferocious, Eternal Battle between Good and Evil"

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Speaking of good vs evil... — by Olivia on Mon, 2019-06-10 11:00

30th Anniversary of Tiananmen Square Massacre

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Submitted by Grant Jones on Wed, 2019-06-05 05:26

And, Obleftivists celebrate fwee twade with the People's Liberation Army.

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What Civilisation Looks Like

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Submitted by administrator on Tue, 2019-06-04 04:51

Now it seems we have to save it all over again! Islamosavages have carried on where the Nazisavages, whom they admired and supported, left off!

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And Here's What It Doesn't Look Like — by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2019-06-05 05:09

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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The Ayn Rand Institute's Altruism as Appeasement

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Submitted by Grant Jones on Wed, 2019-05-29 22:46
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In the last decade, or longer, the Ayn Rand Institute (ARI) has veered sharply to the political and cultural left. This sad reality has been documented on this blog and elsewhere. During this period these Obleftivists have sought moral sanction and social acceptance from the enemies of the American people (academia, Soviet Valley, globalist corporations, the media).

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Thought Police Prompt FSC to Ponder Podcast

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Submitted by administrator on Wed, 2019-05-29 02:53

Free Speech Coalition

Dear Supporter,

Is calling a politician the name of a fairy tale character worthy of Police action?

Over the weekend, the head of a Rotorua ratepayers’ association was accused of “age, gender, and race-based hate speech” after he published a Facebook post stating: “Beware the charismatic pitch of the Pied Piper” referring to local councillor Tania Tapsell. According to reporting by Stuff:

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“Sleepers Awake”—The Woke Threat to The Rule of Law

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Submitted by Graham Hill on Wed, 2019-05-29 01:06

The Rule of Law (RoL) is one of the important gears that mesh with several others to form the machinery of Western civilisation. Niall Ferguson in the West and the Rest has called it one of “the Killer Apps" accounting for the success of the West and why societies in the West that are sought after by people from elsewhere who wish to live in them.

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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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EU 2019 elections megathread

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Submitted by Bruno on Sat, 2019-05-25 20:02

The continent-wide elections for the European Union's parliament are underway. Tomorrow the last ballots will be cast.

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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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Freedom Fights Back! Mark Latham's Maiden Speech

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Submitted by administrator on Fri, 2019-05-10 08:03

Former Australian Labor Party leader Mark Latham was recently elected to New South Wales' upper house as a One Nation MP. During his years out of politics he learned about the threat to Western Civilisation posed by Cultural Marxism. This is his landmark maiden speech in the NSW upper chamber:


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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Robert Spencer: 'The History of Jihad—from Muhammad to ISIS'

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[T]here is no period since the beginning of Islam that was characterized by large-scale peaceful coexistence between Muslims and non-Muslims. There was no time when mainstream and dominant Islamic authorities taught the equality of non-Muslims with Muslims, or the obsolescence of jihad warfare. There was no Era of Good Feeling, no Golden Age of Tolerance, no Paradise of Proto-Multiculturalism. There has always been, with virtually no interruption, jihad. Nor is jihad in Islamic theology primarily, or even prominently, anything but warfare against unbelievers. The Qur’an contains numerous exhortations to fight against the infidels, as do all the hadith collections of Muhammad’s words and deeds. It directs Muslims to “fight those who do not believe in Allah and the Last Day and do not forbid what Allah and his messenger have forbidden, nor practice the religion of truth, even if they are of the People of the Book, until they pay the jizya with willing submission and feel themselves subdued” (9: 29). Nor does Muhammad mention any other pretext for an attack when he expands upon this passage with more detailed instructions on fighting against unbelievers:


Fight in the name of Allah and in the way of Allah. Fight against those who disbelieve in Allah. Make a holy war; do not embezzle the spoils; do not break your pledge; and do not mutilate (the dead) bodies; do not kill the children. When you meet your enemies who are polytheists, invite them to three courses of action. If they respond to any one of these you also accept it and withhold yourself from doing them any harm. Invite them to (accept) Islam; if they respond to you, accept it from them and desist from fighting against them…. If they refuse to accept Islam, demand from them the jizya. If they agree to pay, accept it from them and hold off your hands. If they refuse to pay the tax, seek Allah’s help and fight them.

Spencer, Robert. The History of Jihad: From Muhammad to ISIS (Kindle Locations 104-119). Bombardier Books. Kindle Edition.


Little Truth Does He Know

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

By Olivia Pierson
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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.


New Statue of Liberty

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sat, 2019-05-04 23:51

The world needs a new Statue of Liberty -- probably a new human figure of defiant and heroic liberty. A statue which is animated, dynamic, powerful, and vibrant.


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.


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