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Two classes of New Zealanders

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It’s been a staple of Leftist politics and language since the days of Marx at least, and of course it is a template that can be applied to events further back in history than his time, notably the French Revolution and the Glorious Revoluton of 1688.

Whatever names were given it in different time periods and situations – Feudal Lords vs Peasants, Business Owners vs Workers, Colonialists vs Colonised, Us vs The Other – it has always basically amounted to Oppressor and Oppressed.

I think two quotes are applicable here, the first being the complete one rather than the usual shortened version, since the second part is eerily close to where we are now and where we are going:

Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.

They may be more likely to go to Heaven yet at the same time likelier to make a Hell of earth. This very kindness stings with intolerable insult. To be “cured” against one’s will and cured of states which we may not regard as disease is to be put on a level of those who have not yet reached the age of reason or those who never will; to be classed with infants, imbeciles, and domestic animals.

In this situation we should also not look to George Orwell’s dark vision of Nineteen Eighty Four but a different future dystopia, one that has appealed to me more as the years have passed since the great Counter-Culture revolution of the 1960’s.

“There will be, in the next generation or so, a pharmacological method of making people love their servitude, and producing dictatorship without tears, so to speak, producing a kind of painless concentration camp for entire societies, so that people will in fact have their liberties taken away from them, but will rather enjoy it, because they will be distracted from any desire to rebel by propaganda or brainwashing, or brainwashing enhanced by pharmacological methods. And this seems to be the final revolution.”

I have of course made sure that the tags on this post are not just for the Labour Party, but also for National, ACT and the Greens.

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  1. Hand on face is body language for “I am hiding the truth”

    John JohnO

    October 27, 2021 at 10:52 am

  2. Great post, Tom.

    Lucia Maria

    October 27, 2021 at 11:18 am

  3. Let me see if I have this right

    Did she say we need vaccine passports to protect the vaccinated from the unvaccinated because the unvaccinated might give them the disease they are vaccinated against?

    I have difficulty with Jacindarise, it always seem unintelligible to me

    Andrei

    October 27, 2021 at 11:34 am

    • Yes, she did. But that is what I see many vaccinated people saying on Social Media and blog comments at the moment, so she’s not alone and she knows her audience.

      Over on Kiwiblog there’s a guy called Benedict Yu who has been double-vaxxed and has been one of the pro-vax voices for months, but maintaining a calm and reasonable manner in the face of arguments, accepting of other arguments such as the ones against masking, and who has now come out as opposed to kids being vaccinated.

      Yet even he has said that people he knows have become angry with him when he’s told them they’re going to catch the virus whether vaccinated or not. Such is the degree of knowledge, a product of listening to nothing but The Podium Of Truth and the MSM because looking up research papers on the Internet and reading them is too tough, and any intermediary other than those listed is “fringe”.

      Tom Hunter

      October 27, 2021 at 11:39 am

    • If the reporter doing that interview wasn’t bought and paid for he would have pressed her on that but he is and so he didn’t

      The FDA has just given the go ahead to “jab” kids but as we know that outcome was a foregone conclusion, the fix has long been in

      Andrei

      October 27, 2021 at 11:49 am

    • Well said Andrei, eloquent as always

      Uncoffined

      October 27, 2021 at 11:52 am

    • A person phoned in the Newstalk ZB Wellington show this morning, and tried to explain the ridiculousness of the protection of the protected from the unprotected. Totally went over the host’s head, but at least someone managed to get through with an alternative view.

      Not game to phone in myself, yet. Am likely to lose it. Having a mad day and I’m annoyed python import statements as well, so not a good combo.

      Lucia Maria

      October 27, 2021 at 12:51 pm

  4. Every day at 1pm we get our half hour of hate. Dressed up as a fluffy sheep tale.

    It’s the willing acceptance of the lie, I find most alarming. The lie, is sitting down at a restaurant in a busy city, thinking you are safe, then standing up an dutifully putting on a mask, equally thinking you are safe.

    Small lies become big lies.

    This is obviously an unfettered grab for power over our lives.

    ~We drag around our chains, fearful to be free. [St Augustine, confessions]

    Pb

    October 30, 2021 at 10:40 pm


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