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It takes a crisis…

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… to finally put a stop to another crisis.

In this case the Russian invasion of Ukraine looks like it will be the final push needed to shove the Great Chinese Lung Rot Pandemic into history after more than two years of hysteria.

That and shitty polls (USA, more on that in a bit) – or banking problems (Canada), that caused Trudeau to dump the emergency powers about twenty four hours after Parliament granted them, clearly seeing a run on the banks as people feared they might be next to have accounts frozen for crossing him.

Like a lot of other things about the Pandemic, the damage to Canadian banks could be long-term; after all, why would you now risk having a Canadian bank account unless you have no choice?

Over in perhaps the worst European nation, Austria, the politicians went from a dark night of pushing through laws demanding 100% vaccine mandates, plus fines, in mid-February – to dumping them by March 5th. Even in NZ some cracks started to appear, as with this article about Ardern from a former fangirl, From saint to sinner:

No wonder I voted for her – twice. But times have changed.

Once saintly, Jacinda now appears merely silly, having led New Zealand to a place that looks more like a smug cul-de-sac than a nation wholly reliant on overseas tourism and trade. Then again, long-term strategic thinking was never a feature of her government’s Covid response, with “elimination” taking precedence over vaccination for much of 2021.  

Incidentally in the comments of that article I see that eternal Labour bootlicker, Russell Brown, had crawled out from whatever obscure rock he lives under nowadays, to fight for his beloved Wonder Girl who must be supported 100%, 24/7/365, and with the usual accusations of racism, natch.

But as usual it’s the USA I’m most interested in and, as I pointed out here, here, here and here, governments around the world would only start slacking off on their Chinese Lung Rot restrictions when polls began to turn against them. Back on February 11, one of the D.C. insiders, Politico, saw that the Mid-Term elections were coming hard and nasty – and for once was willing to call the bullshit of The ScienceTM that would be attached:

Democrats are making a U-turn on mask mandates, just in time for the midterms.

It’s happening among the party’s governors, several of whom are easing up their masking rules as Covid’s Omicron wave fades. And it’s happening on the Hill, where Democrats are suddenly lining up to call for rollbacks of the nation’s most noticeable pandemic-era rule.

People had fun with this:

Things became even more fun when Brandon’s very own pollster found out that his Covid Zero policy was hated by Americans and advised that it was time to declare victory and move on. See part of the pollster’s memo below:

That’s why President Oatmeal Brain went from this…

… to all that unity mush in his sad little SOTU the other day.

Even some factual stuff was permitted to see the light of day in more public media areas, starting with RealClearInvestigations:

Correction, Mr. President: This Is a Deadly Pandemic of the Vaccinated Too
Despite promises from President Biden and top health officials that COVID-19 vaccines would prevent severe illness, death, and perhaps even transmission of the virus, data indicate that thousands of Americans are dying from the disease even after having been vaccinated.

Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla made the same point more bluntly in an interview with Yahoo News on January 10, 2022. “We know that two dose[s] of the vaccine offer very limited protection, if any,” he said. “The three doses with a booster … offer reasonable protection against hospitalization and deaths, and against deaths I think very good.”

That’s a very solid article, especially as it also takes the CDC to task for not releasing vast amounts of data lest it “be misinterpreted as the vaccines being ineffective.”  Yes, even at this stage we can’t have that.

Meanwhile CNN’s favourite TV doctor, Leena Wen, came out and started talking about the damage being done to kids with all the Zoom learning and mask-wearing, especially among pre-schoolers, citing a new study about major developmental delays in schoolchildren.




But I thought kids were resilient? At least that’s what the American school teacher unions and their Democrat Party servants assured us. Moreover Wen should know about the outer limits of resiliency in children as she used to run Planned Parenthood. She’s got hands-on experience testing their physical resiliency.

But aside from polling, political and “new” medical analysis, the best example of how bad things are for the Democrats and how their supporters are gagging to get them turned away from General Tso’s Sickness mandates, there’s always Saturday Night Live.

SNL has been shit for two decades and I’ll warn you now that this one is cringe-worthy, even though it has the very funny John Mulaney in it (VPN may be needed to view it). It’s a dinner party skit about six left wingers discussing whether …. masks and vaccines were actually necessary, and the social reactions associated with raising such topics in the land of the smug and certain. Amazing how quickly the pivot has happened.

But that skit showcases one of the big problems the Democrats are going to have with this pivot, their own base can’t go back to normal – and not just on masks.

The question for New Zealand is when the same thing will happen here, especially given the steady slide of Labour in the polls to the point where the seats are Labour/Green 54/120, National/ACT 63/120.

I’ve said for some time that as useful to the government as this fear factor has been, driven both by them and our hysterical media, it would actually start to bite them in the ass when the inevitable return to normality began.

I reckon about 20% of our population continue to be scared shitless by this virus, despite Omicron’s well-established mildness, them being triple-vaxxed and so forth. I see it in people’s behaviour every day; you still see people wearing masks outdoors or while driving alone, scanning in (when the government has dumped the people who were tracking and tracing), and so forth.

I also look at examples like Chris Trotter’s petting zoo at his blog; they’re still pissed about Jacinda lifting the Level 4 lockdown late last year, convinced that it could have worked a second trick and obtained “Covid-Zero” with the Delta variant. If they still believe that in the face of their own political heroes giving up on it then what else will they have a hard time letting go of?

Canada – then and now

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Canada’s use of the war-time Emergencies Act has certainly startled a lot of people around the world, and probably in Canada too, given that it’s not the sort of fascist play we expect from that nation.

But for those who support such measures, which seems to include about half the nation’s people, there appear to be no qualms at all. Included in that is hypocrisy in its most pure form, where the past is memory-holed.

The truckers were heroes for the modern Left who cosplay around the world about how they’re with the Working Class – right up until they were declared terrorists.

Or how about the Trudeau government’s statement on the Hong Kong protests in April 2021:

Canada expresses grave concerns over the targeting of ten of Hong Kong’s most prominent pro-democracy activists for participation in a peaceful assembly.

The stifling of peaceful political expression continues to encroach on fundamental rights and freedoms in Hong Kong. Democracy, freedom of speech and freedom of assembly are enshrined in the Basic Law, and are part of Beijing’s obligations to the people of Hong Kong under the UN-registered Sino-British Joint Declaration.

They will issue such condemnations in the future but the audience of praise will have shrunk a lot, and the targets of their criticism will nw crack back with mocking laughter.

The hypocrisy is not just in Canada either, as the usual fun is had with the NYT then and now:

Perhaps it’s the blatant double standards that have led to protests swelling in size across Canada in response to the Ottawa bullshit:

The protesters in Ottawa are hoping to make it through the weekend until the Senate convenes. They want to make it to Monday because the Emergencies Act has to be approved by the Parliament within seven days of it being called for, which was on February 14. So it has to be approved by tomorrow. They are hoping that the legislators will not approve it, the police will back off, and the Parliament will address their concerns.

One thing that is a little strange is that it seems those people “arrested” in Ottawa the other day never saw the inside of a jail cell – or charges, as these gentlemen explain:

It’s actually a good sign that the authorities themselves, at least at ground level, are not going full Police State. That could be because they’re aware that Trudeau may not be able to get Parliamentary approval for his use of the Emergencies Act (UPDATE: He did, by turning into a confidence motion for the government).

It could also be that they’re aware with so much focus on Ottawa, police have been pulled from other parts of the nation, leaving it exposed to things like this:

On Thursday, February 17, 2022, shortly after midnight, Houston RCMP was called to the Marten Forest Service Road (FSR) after Coastal Gas Link (CGL) security reported acts of violence at their work site. It was reported approximately 20 people, some armed with axes, were attacking security guards and smashing their vehicle windows. It was initially reported that some CGL employees were trapped, but all had managed to safely leave the area.

Upon police attendance at the 41 km mark, the roadway had been blocked with downed trees, tar covered stumps, wire, boards with spikes in them, and fires had been lit throughout the debris. As police worked their way through the debris and traps, several people threw smoke bombs and fire lit sticks at the police, injuring one officer.

“In one of the most concerning acts, an attempt was made to set a vehicle on fire while workers were inside. The attackers also wielded axes, swinging them at vehicles and through a truck’s window. Flare guns were also fired at workers. Workers fled the site for their own safety and remain shaken by this violent incident.”

So an actual terrorist attack then. But Justin Trudeau said nothing. He did not point out that the attack on the Coastal GasLink workers was “not a peaceful protest.” He did not note that attacking the pipeline hurt the Canadian economy and that the ecoterrorists’ violent actions endangered public safety. He did not invoke the Emergencies Act in connection with this attack or announce that the attackers’ bank accounts would be seized.

That’s because, as with BLM, he’s on the side of those terrorists.

Written by Tom Hunter

February 24, 2022 at 6:00 am

Oh Canada – or why the global Left have wet themselves in delight

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A Pinochet the Left can love

You can see it in uncounted comments on things like FaceTwit. It’s not just Canadian Leftists having a huge orgasm about finally having the cops on their side, ready to go for the bash that they once decried as the horrors of State Violence.

No, the reaction is also across the US and seen even here in NZ with the angry frustrations of the likes of Chris Trotter that the Force have not piled into our local copy of the Ottawa trucker protest.

The funny side of this – if there is a funny side – is that even members of Soy Boy Trudeusescu’s party are feeling … uncomfortable at the idea of implementing what are basically War Powers in peacetime against a bunch of people who have not burned anything down, killed anybody or even beat up anybody.

Unlike the Antifa/BLM protestors, whom this cunt kneeled with in 2020. He would have only be happier if he’d had Fidel Castro to hug. The War Powers Act , renamed some years ago as the Emergencies Act, was last enacted by Pierre Trudeau, the current PM’s father, in response to actual armed, violent terrorists during the great Quebec crisis of 1970 when the Front de libération du Québec kidnapped a provincial Deputy Premier and were threatening all manner of violence.

It enables basically the ultimate in State Power, one-man rule, including tracking down and freezing the bank accounts of people who contributed a few bucks to buying food and fuel for the trucker convoy – and anybody else who has given the finger to this rich-prick child.

And so… “It’s for your safety”.

The Ottawa police actually tried to claim that a bicycle had been thrown at the horses legs. You’d think that trained police officers would have better observation skills to enable distinguishing between a bicycle and a mobility scooter. Such lies might have worked in the pre-smart phone era but not nowadays:

Then their story kept evolving from thrown bicycle to adding later that the “horse tripped.” The horses didn’t trip; they ran them right at the people. This isn’t going to look good for Justin Trudeau, when these pictures are splashed all over the front pages of media. 

Bwahahahahahahah. I checked out a couple of NZ MSM sources and saw nothing of this – of course.

Similarly You can see another protester here, apparently being beaten with a butt of a gun by the police. Keep in mind, none of these people hit back at the police; at best, they resisted being torn from the locked arm lines. Police claim they needed to do that because of protesters’ “assaultive behavior”. Another example here where there is no video to support the police claims. What is captured are police firing some sort of gassy projectiles at the crowd – who then kick them back. Authorities cannot make claims like this in the era of the smart phone. As you can see in this collection of videos or these ones there was no such behaviour. There are no videos that I have seen of any protester’s “assaultive behaviour.” That might be resisting, but that isn’t assault. The cops also beat and pepper-sprayed a reporter so there will court action on that.

But it’s actually the non-violent stuff that is the real threat to Canada’s liberties – and to other democracies, as this US law blog points out:

Fascism is an overused and elastic term that in our politics mostly is used against Republicans for anything liberals don’t like. Donald Trump calling people names on Twitter is not fascism.  Justin Trudeau commanding private businesses unilaterally and without legal consequence to freeze the assets of his political opposition and their supporters is fascism.

Trudeau is dangerous not just because he’s abusing Canadians, but because he is providing the wish list for crackdowns by Democrats in the U.S. We see it already. Big tech corporations do the Democrats’ bidding in silencing critics through deplatforming, censoring content from publication or social media sharing, deplatforming websites from hosting companies and, as in the case of Parler, from the cloud and app stores. Funding platforms like GoFundMe are pressured to suspend fundraising and deprive the beneficiary of the donations, and payment processors and banks are pressured to cut off deplorables.

However, there may be hope:

The Conservatives have gone up 10 points because people are looking at the liberals and seeing what a mess they are. In January, they were dead even with the liberals.

The 10-point jump for the Conservatives comes as Bergen advocates for protesters who’ve been encamped in Ottawa for 22 days to protest federal vaccine mandates, and as the Tories oppose the government’s use of the Emergencies Act, which was invoked to give police new powers to remove those same demonstrators.

Good, although frankly the Canadian people should never had fallen for this shallow, vacuous, doe-eyed worshipper of Cuba and China in the first place.

Written by Tom Hunter

February 22, 2022 at 6:00 am

Gallows Pole

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Woo Hoo. It’s Wednesday morning and that means that….

…. life continues much as it has these last two years.

But enough with the doom and gloom. Let’s see what’s happening.

“The word has become common among far-right groups, experts say.”

Well yes, the Founders of the USA were a bunch of slave-holding White Supremacists when they were demanding freedom from the British yoke, so things haven’t changed much. Where would we be without “experts”. Meantime it’s obvious that the old joke about the Far Left treating Orwell’s masterpiece, Nineteen Eighty Four, as less a warning than an instruction manual, has become an objective fact. However I do like the following take on things re the anti-mandate protestors popping up everywhere.

I think this photo may be appropriate for Mallard, Coster, and possibly Ardern as well.

I thought of New Zealand when I saw this.

Meantime in the USA, things have got so bad for the Democrats that former Obama advisor and all-round big wig, David Axelrod, has explained that Biden cannot turn things around by bullshitting the people about all the good things he’s done and how great things are:

Polls show that the vast majority of Americans believe we are on the wrong track, and people will have little patience for lavish claims of progress that defy their lived experiences.

The state of the union is stressed. To claim otherwise — to highlight the progress we have made, without fully acknowledging the hard road we have traveled and the distance we need to go — would seem off-key and out of touch.

Luckily for the GOP, Biden – or more to the point, the extremists who control him – will ignore all that advice, as they have done since Axelrod and another Democrat sage, Carville, gave similar advice a year ago. They’d do better if they just sent this to the White House: Erectile dysfunction drugs may help cognitive decline.

Further help could be provided by hot chicks in party dresses.

Apparently the Chinese Winter Olympics – otherwise known as the Genocide Games – continue to be a dumpster fire of low ratings that will not help NBC recoup their Olympic investment.

The US broadcaster paid $7.75 billion to have sole US screening rights of all Olympics from 2014 to 2032. The Olympic Committee were probably laughing all the way to the bank, but like a lot of other professional sports they may not realise that an era is ending and the next TV contracts will not be so rich.

And while the games themselves probably have not sunk to the depths of the 1970’s-1980’s they’re not far off, especially with censorship, as this gentlemen found out with this Facebook post. Zuckerberg can almost taste those 1.3 billion potential Chinese customers and is certainly tasting Xi Jingping’s cock at present.

Finally. Behold… Art!

Don’t touch it.

Written by Tom Hunter

February 16, 2022 at 11:00 am

An actual Leader of the Opposition

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Or Political Science 2.0.

This is the new Canadian leader of the Opposition, the old one having been booted out for …. not actually opposing anything their government is doing.

It’s also the first time I’ve seen the usually smug PM actually look rattled, especially in the face of the boos and heckling. Just goes to show what can happen when you start opposing the government. But there’s even evidence from within the Canadian “Liberal” government:

LaPresse reports that Liberal MP Joel Lightbound [Louis-Hébert] will oppose mandatory vaccination policies at a 10:15 news conference…

“I can’t help but notice, with regret, that both the tone and the policies of my government changed drastically on the eve and during the last election campaign. From a positive and unifying approach, a decision was made to wedge, to divide, and to stigmatize. I fear that this politicization of the pandemic risks undermining the public’s trust in our public health institutions. This is not a risk we ought to be taking lightly”

Saskatchawan and Alberta have announced they are dropping all covid restrictions. Britain already dropped theirs (because Boris was in deep, political doo doo). Sweden is dropping all theirs, as is Denmark, and nine other nations, with even Israel dumping their Green Pass – in the middle of the largest C-19 outbreak yet.

Meantime Canada’s great neighbour to the South is also seeing the tide turn on mandates in even the Deepest of Deep Blue places:

Just weeks after Youngkin was called a murderer for ending mask rules, Democrats in the Virginia Senate voted with Republicans to pass a statute . . . ending mask rules. Connecticut’s Democratic Gov. Ned Lamont is ending school mask rules as of the end of this month. Colorado’s Democratic Gov. Jared Polis is doing the same.

We’re seeing similar actions from New Jersey’s Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy and Delaware’s Democratic Gov. John Carney.

This follows the Biden Administration changing the HHS guidelines on how to count C-19 deaths:

In an astonishing move, HHS notified hospitals they are no longer required to report COVID deaths beginning Feb. 2, 2022.

That’s because having high C-19 case and death counts was once useful to the Federal and State governments for pushing their “solutions” of lockdowns, masks and then vaccinations. But with exploding numbers for Omicron in the face of all those measures it’s now hurting them so they’re desperate to get those numbers down and this piece of chicanery around the WITH vs OF debate is the way to do it.

Not mentioned is that opponents of government responses (whether lockdowns, masks, or mandates) had made this argument from the start of this insanity.

Several studies suggest the current total death count wildly overestimates deaths from the virus and includes many people who only tested positive. A retrospective study in three large New Jersey hospitals in Nov. 2020 demonstrated that 89% of people who died with COVID had a do-not-resuscitate order in place before their COVID diagnosis. That means these patients were suffering from a terminal condition before receiving a positive COVID test. A review of reported COVID deaths in Minnesota found nearly 40% of deaths recorded were not attributable to COVID. Santa Clara and Alameda County in California distinguished those patients who died due to the illness progression of COVID and those who tested positive at the time of death.

Here’s yet another example of why:

They’ll be many more of these u-turns I’m sure – not because of The ScienceTM, but because of polling, and the internal polling of the Democrats must look even worse than the public polls.

I appreciated this comment:

In the words of blogger Lawrence Person, “Not since the collapse of the Hindenburg Line in 1918 have such bitterly held positions been abandoned so quickly.” 

They (and their MSM stenographers) are also starting to rewrite the history on Their COVID-19 Response, including their previous stance on natural immunity.

There’s only one reason for this.

Written by Tom Hunter

February 11, 2022 at 2:47 pm

Dance like you’re scum (updated)

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Homophobic. Transphobic. Racists. Traitors.

Filled with hate. Violent. Symbols of division and intolerance. Desecrators of statues.

Did I say racists? Disgusting.

All of those words have been used by the Canadian toy boy Prime Minister to describe the thousands of truckers currently ensconced at the Canadian capital of Ottawa.

You can see them here in this video smuggled out of Truckistan.

Looks like they’re having an effect too, despite being “fringe”:

A majority of Canadians now say it is time to end COVID restrictions, according to an Angus Reid poll, a sharp increase from when the same question was asked in early January.

Meantime, here’s two photos taken on the NorthWestern Motorway in Auckland on Sunday as the local effort went along. I think that’s the St Lukes-MOT overpass.

Last thought re Canada…


I no sooner post this than news arrives that Ottawa has declared a state of emergency and the police are taking their fuel/gas supplies used for heating and that anyone bringing in “supplies” of such, or food, will be arrested. A type of siege warfare then! Video shows that the cops are fully SWATted up as they grab the supplies – as you need to be when dealing with terrorists.

Heh. Well you shouldn’t have chosen Canada then. Hell, if you took the Ottawa Police and dumped them into East Germany in the 1970’s they’d have fitted in perfectly as the Stasi, but then Justin would have made an excellent leader of that nation, and would have been swooned over by Western Leftists as the youthful, cool face of communism.

Written by Tom Hunter

February 8, 2022 at 6:00 am

Burning Lies

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Not One Corpse Has Been Found In The ‘Mass Grave’ Of Indigenous Children In Canada

There are times when I find that even my levels of distrust and cynicism about the MSM are insufficient to the task.

Thus it was when a story broke last year about the discovery of a mass grave for children at the Kamloops Indian Residential School in British Columbia, a school that had been run by Catholic priests and nuns (because they cost the government almost nothing) between the 1890s and the 1970s. Given the history of the Church in Ireland and its pedophilia scandals around the world, I just assumed this was another case of callousness. So did everybody else.

CNN breathlessly reported on what it called the “gruesome discovery.” The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation appended a warning label to its coverage, saying “this story contains details some readers may find distressing.” The Washington Post declared that news of the mass grave had “dragged the horror of Canada’s mistreatment of Indigenous people back into the spotlight.” Every corporate outlet took it for granted that a mass grave containing hundreds of corpses had indeed been discovered—corpses of children, no less.

Almost every group you can think of jumped into the condemnation parade, including politicians and even Catholic bishops (in a crude replay of the Covington situation). Things got even nastier, and quickly:

Overall more than two dozen churches in Canada have been targeted over the past few weeks — and people are cheering it on. Not just anonymous people, either: On June 30, Harsha Walia, the executive director of the British Columbia Civil Liberties Association, responded to a story of another church arson, saying ‘Burn it all down.’

Others rallied to her defense. Naomi Sayers, a lawyer and blue Twitter checkmark, said ‘I would help her burn it all down … and also, I would help anyone charged with arson if they actually did burn things.’

Well guess what? It was all a lie. The whole thing was based on a single press release from the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation tribe and the “evidence” was a ground-radar search of two acres of the Kamloops graveyards (out of 160 acres) by a “conflict anthropologist” named Sarah Beaulieu. No excavations were ever done.

Professor Jacques Rouillard, professor emeritus in the Department of History at the Université de Montréal, recently published a detailed essay in The Dorchester Review on what has been found at this and similar sites — and what hasn’t. There is no evidence, writes Rouilliard, in any of the historical records kept by the government, that deaths of indigenous children at these schools were ever covered up, or that any corpses were ever deposited in mass, unmarked graves which were kept secret, and parents of the children were never informed, as tribal groups repeatedly charged and the media dutifully repeated last summer.

The Federalist examines all this and opines that it was a deliberate effort to:

provoke a moral panic, demonize the Catholic Church, and make global headlines by peddling historical grievances. And it worked exactly as planned.”

I don’t agree. I’d say it worked beyond the wildest dreams of Ms Beaulieu and the tribe and got out of control, but I’m not willing to think that they hoped and wanted Catholic and other churches to be burned to the ground – although perhaps that’s just me not being cynical enough again, judging by the responses of Harsha Walia, Naomi Sayers and these asshole commentators at the Daylight Atheism blog of Patheos.

The Federalist article finishes up by pointing out this lie was recently repeated (probably unthinkingly) by a NYT “journalist”, which means it’s on the way to becoming an unquestioned myth. Of the claim that the remains of hundreds of Indigenous children were found on the site it finishes with three brutal truths:

No, they weren’t. Nothing has been found there, because no one has looked. Probably no one ever will.

Written by Tom Hunter

January 21, 2022 at 8:46 am


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Justin Trudeau has always fancied himself as one of the power elite. Born into privilege he has traded on that privilege invoking the dictum of one rule for him and another for everyone else. Six weeks ago he called an early election in the expectation that an electorate, ever grateful for his leadership, would return his Liberal Party to power able to govern in its own right. Alas it was not to be.

The Liberals gained 158 seats, 12 short of a majority (after having been endorsed by such luminaries as Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton). They were out-polled by Erin O’Toole’s Conservatives who bested them by over a quarter of a million votes but, such are the vagrancies of FPP, gained only 119 seats. The nigger in the woodpile for the Conservatives was the PPC (People’s Party of Canada) formed in 2018 by Maxime Bernier after he resigned from the Conservatives. The PPC polled 818,170 votes (5.1%) but gained no seats. Their vote splitting helped keeping the Liberals in power. Sage lesson.

So right now Trudeau remains dependent on support from the separatist Bloc Quebecois or the socialist leaning New Democratic Party. In our idiom his ‘mana’ is weakened. Interesting too that the Greens were reduced to just two seats dropping from 6.55% of the vote at the time of the last election to just 2.3% yesterday.

I’m sure that Justin and Jacinda will remain bosom pals.

Written by The Veteran

September 22, 2021 at 1:00 pm

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Canada, Eh?

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I have about as much interest in Canadian politics and general events there as I do with Australia (or New Zealand).

But there are times when attention must be paid, if only because we can see the same themes playing out that are (or may) happen here.

First up, let’s compare Justin Tredeau’s recent comments about unvaccinated people while on his election campaign trail, with statements he made several years ago about the Boston Bombers.

Unvaccinated PeopleBoston Bombers

In Trudeau’s words, his opponents are not just wrong:

“they are putting at risk their own kids, and they are putting at risk our kids as well.”

It is small wonder that, according to the Angus Reid Institute, a near-majority of Canadians:

“don’t think unvaccinated individuals should have the same priority for medical treatment if they become sick with COVID-19.” 

After the Boston bombings in 2013, which killed 3 people, blew off the limbs of 17, and injured hundreds of others, said in an interview with CBC’s Peter Mansbridge that the two men who perpetrated the atrocity clearly felt “completely excluded” from their society.

The last thing Canada should do, he stressed, was make people like them feel even more excluded by pointing fingers at members of identifiable groups and cultivating a culture of fear and mistrust.

This article on Canada’s official, state-sponsored cultural scene is also very applicable to NZ:

CanCon is a heavy lift at the best of times, being close neighbors to that hulking great monster south of us which is the most creative culture on earth. That is why we spend billions every year to prop up our creators, our artists, who we love.
Film salaries are funded up to 50%, books, 30%, news media 60%..

CBC, our national behemoth, which eats up $1.5 billion annually, and which amounts to 50% of the media dollars spent… The state spends another $600 million supporting once-successful media because “internet”.

And yet almost nobody is reading, watching or listening to the people they supposedly “love”.

Last month I traced the sales of this year’s Canadian literary award winners and I suppose “best-sellers”.  Their sales on Amazon, hardcover, soft cover and digital ranged from 4 books to 33 books per month, incomes hovering in the three figures.

CBC television is watched by 3.9% of Canadians and only 0.8% watch CBC News.

CBC radio is considered reasonably good, and is listened to despite the almost vindictive calling out of anyone who disagrees with their hard socialist stance. Despite every conceivable advantage, advertising on the CBC dropped 20% during the pandemic. 

However, those listeners seem don’t seem to be fans, which is rather weird. CBC is so disliked that they have turned off commenting on their various programs, there is a brand of coffee called “Defund the CBC”, and they’ve had to hire “close protection security”.

Jeez, Radio NZ’s got it easy. It also sounds like the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. But why?

Because our media show us Canadians as racist, stupid, sexist, stupid, stupid and more stupid. And while they are at it, shallow and violent.

Sounds about right. It must be a class thing across the Western world. Get a government art or broadcasting grant and you get to look down on the idiots who provided you the free money. Maybe that’s only fair.

Written by Tom Hunter

September 17, 2021 at 7:00 am

For what do we live, but to make sport for our neighbors, and laugh at them in our turn?

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Justice does happen sometimes, so it’s possible that Justin Trudeau’s real political problems will catch up with him in the upcoming Canadian election.

Pierre Trudeau, Dec 1971

But in the meantime we should all simply have a good laugh at the lightweight clown who traded entirely on his father’s prestige.

Admittedly that itself was built largely on media image-crafting of the day. I mean, just look at that hair on a guy born in 1919. Just so not-square, baby.

For me, his son has been Prime Minister Zoolander from day one, and the various controversies he’s found himself embedded in are a result of being both a helium flesh balloon and a fake.

He’s never really believed in doing politics in any but the old ways, which is why he’s currently on the hook with his own side of the ideological and political fence for several things that he claimed were important when first elected in 2015 – but now appear to be less important.

Without going into detail it’s better to take some of Justin’s Pronouncements From On High.

The day Justin Trudeau was sworn in as Canada’s prime minister, he stood on Ottawa’s Parliament Hill flanked by the 15 women and 15 men he’d appointed to his cabinet. A reporter asked him why he felt such a gender balance was important and Trudeau, pausing for only a beat, held his palms up to the sky as he replied, “Because it’s 2015.” It was a sound bite heard around the world.

Several of those strong woman have now quit, explicitly because of Trudeau. One – his former Justice Minister – made damning, detailed testimony to the Canadian Parliament about the business corruption of Trudeau and his team. It’s about as close to a Constitutional crisis as one gets, but it has had almost no media impact outside the nation because…. well, Canada.

Same with AGW/Climate Change…

“No country would find 173 billion barrels of oil in the ground and just leave them there. The resource will be developed. Our job is to ensure that this is done responsibly, safely, and sustainably.”

You can ignore that last sentence as it’s just boilerplate pablum. The key words are “The resource will be developed”. Well of course it will be; Leftist governments are sure every problem will be solved by throwing more money at it; it’s basically their definition of what good government is. That money has to come from somewhere and it’s either this or increased taxes-borrowing. Why do that when there’s oil in that ground?

Justin and Canadian Lefties know this in their hearts. But they just can’t help themselves from virtue signalling, and they’re not ashamed when caught out because their hearts are pure

And their opposition is EVIL.

That Tweet sums up Trudeau and his ilk perfectly well. But so does this…

That’s it actually. An actor! An empty frontman for the Canadian “Liberal” Party. As this article pointed out, it’s their basic strategy for the upcoming election:

The front for the Liberal campaign has been Trudeau making a frankly listless and uninteresting argument about good governance and affordability. The bulk of it has been a country-wide values argument from which the leader was carefully insulated, but executed on his behalf, and its message has been: These are bad people we are running against. They don’t deserve your vote.

To say the least, their own actions and inactions in government, even aside from Zoolander himself, have knocked a few holes in that strategy, of which “Blackface” is merely the latest, and most inconsequential.

But he says all the proper things, like this eulogy when Castro died:

The Derek Zoolander Center for Kids Who Can’t Read Good and Who Wanna Learn to Do Other Stuff Good Too

Fidel Castro was a larger than life leader who served his people for almost half a century. A legendary revolutionary and orator, Mr. Castro made significant improvements to the education and healthcare of his island nation.

While a controversial figure, both Mr. Castro’s supporters and detractors recognized his tremendous dedication and love for the Cuban people who had a deep and lasting affection for “el Comandante”.

PM Zoolander got hit with a lot of funny variations on that one, all of which pricked his vacuousness and ignorance.

Of course you can remain vacuous and ignorant for a very long time if you have the MSM covering for you by spinning Blackface photos as:

  • “face-darkened makeup”
  • “brownface” (NYT).
  • “darkface” (CNN)

It’s facial farcicality, and it actually got so bad that none other than Trudeau himself had to gently chastise his MSM worshippers.

I made a crack to my kids the other day, that at the rate Justin was going he’d start reminding people of the 1970’s music group The Village People.

And voila. They found it for me.

I’ve often compared Prime Minister Adern to Justin Trudeau, and that comparison becomes more accurate with every passing day. The only real question is whether Green-Labour will try to run a similar election campaign in 2020.

Written by Tom Hunter

September 20, 2019 at 8:57 pm