Friday, July 3, 2020

GWPF Newsletter: We’re Facing A Tsunami Of Censorship

While Communists Extinguish Hong Kong's Freedom, Radical Activists Are Trying The Same In The West

In this newsletter:

1) We’re Facing A Tsunami Of Censorship
Toby Young, The Spectator, 4 July 2020

2) Forbes Falls To Cancel Culture As It Erases Environmentalist’s Mea Culpa
John Robson, National Post, 30 June 2020

Breaking Views Update: Week of 28.06.20

Friday July 3, 2020

Treaty partnership sidesteps renewed ward battle

A north Taranaki iwi has challenged the New Plymouth District Council to become a treaty-based partnership within six years.

The council held a hui this week about whether to try again to create Māori wards.

Thursday, July 2, 2020

GWPF Newsletter: Boris Johnson’s Chief Adviser Accused Of Being A 'Net Zero' Sceptic

Green Anger As Boris Johnson's 'New Deal' Lacks Net Zero Commitment

In this newsletter:

1) Boris Johnson’s Chief Adviser Accused Of Being A 'Net Zero' Sceptic
GWPF, 29 June 2020

2) Environmentalists Dismayed By Boris Johnson's Not-So-Green New Deal
The Guardian, 30 June 2020

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

GWPF Newsletter: Energy For Africa Week

Aid Groups Accused Of Colonial Mentality

In this newsletter:

1) Energy For Africa Week: Aid Groups Accused Of Colonial Mentality
The Zimbabwean, 30 June 2020

2) Eco-Colonialism In Africa
GWPF TV, 30 June 2020

Monday, June 29, 2020

Karl du Fresne: There goes my collection of Viking records

I bristled – boy, did I bristle! – when I read that the housing company G J Gardner had withdrawn a TV commercial after someone objected that the name “Taranaki” wasn’t correctly pronounced.

Te Waka McLeod reportedly complained to the company and suggested its staff attend a “cultural competency” course. G J Gardner initially rebuffed her, explaining that the people in the ad were not paid actors but real people, born and bred in Taranaki, and this was how they chose to pronounce the name. “It’s a personal choice, this keeps our ad authentic.”

Sunday, June 28, 2020

Justin Haskins: Al Gore Has Strong Connections to the Global Socialist ‘Great Reset’ Movement

Earlier this month, the World Economic Forum (WEF), a highly influential nonprofit organization based in Europe, announced its plan to push for a “Great Reset” of global capitalism.

Among the many world leaders who have already publicly backed the plan are Prince Charles of the United Kingdom; Antonio Guterres, the U.N. secretary-general; Bernard Looney, CEO of BP, formerly known as British Petroleum; Ajay Banga, CEO of Mastercard; Bradford Smith, president of Microsoft; and Gina Gopinath, chief economist at the International Monetary Fund.

The stated purpose of the “Great Reset” is to use the coronavirus pandemic as a justification to overhaul the entire global economy, including the U.S. economy, to make the world more “equitable” in economic terms and to fight climate change, which has on numerous occasions been identified as the world’s next great “crisis” by advocates of the plan.

Saturday, June 27, 2020

Melanie Phillips: Obama hails anarchy and mob rule as “a great awakening”

Former US president Barack Obama has expressed satisfaction at what he described as “a great awakening going on around the country”.

Let’s see what this “great awakening” has involved.

Black Lives Matter, the group behind it, is a far left, anti-white, anti-capitalist, anti-family revolutionary movement with openly expressed aims of destroying western culture and society.

In the insurrection it has led, statues commemorating great people in American history have been torn down in acts of mass vandalism and criminal damage on the basis that they represent “white colonialism” or “white privilege”.

GWPF Newsletter: EU Ministers Exclude Nuclear & Gas From Green Transition Fund

Extinction Rebellion spokeswoman quits green movement to become a campaigner for nuclear power saying: 'I changed my mind'

In this newsletter:

1) EU Ministers Exclude Nuclear & Gas From Green Transition Fund
EurActiv, 26 June 2020

2) Good News: Even Radical Greens Can Change Their Mind
Daily Mail, 25 June 2020

John Robinson: Fighting racism across the political divide - anger and positive action

After having researched the Maori social situation for many years, I fell afoul of the demand for political correctness within the growing grievance industry and set out to understand what had actually happened.  

A simple analysis of the Maori population in the nineteenth century (which was turned down by the NZ Population Review as it dared to suggest that Maori benefitted from the Treaty of Waitangi) led on to a series of books on early Maori history and culture.

Breaking Views Update: Week of 21.06.20

Saturday June 27, 2020

Two Hamilton hotels to take in returning Kiwis

Two Hamilton hotels will house returning Kiwis from next week.

One is the Hamilton central Ibis, a Waikato-Tainui asset, a statement from the iwi said.

Friday, June 26, 2020

NZCPR Weekly: Border Botch-Ups

Dear NZCPR Reader,   

This week, we raise concerns about Government incompetence at the border and the risk that this creates for all New Zealanders, our NZCPR Guest Commentator Barry Brill outlines the case against the Government over the legality of the Alert Level 4 lockdown, and our poll asks whether you consider the Government’s border control performance has let the country down.

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Monday, June 22, 2020

Sunday, June 21, 2020

Theodore Dalrymple: The sanctification of George Floyd

When I first saw the mural of George Floyd with large angel wings, I assumed that it was a satire on his sanctification – effective, perhaps, but not in the best of taste. Shortly afterwards, however, I realised that the mural was in earnest: the picture of the mural in the newspaper included a man genuflecting before it and the caption said that he was making a ‘pilgrimage’. Apparently, St Peter can no longer cope alone at the Pearly Gates: he need bouncers too, Heaven having become something like a nightclub.

George Floyd was not a saint; in fact, he was a bad man, and being killed by a brutal policeman does not change a man’s life from bad to good. 

He was a man of many convictions – criminal convictions, that is, not political ones – and at least one of his crimes was of deep-dyed malignity. Along with five others, he broke into a pregnant woman’s house and held her at gunpoint while his associates ransacked the house for drugs and money. This is not the kind of crime that results from a sudden surrender to temptation. It was premeditated and planned, albeit not very intelligently or successfully.

Matt Ridley: Could the Key to Covid be Found in the Russian Pandemic?

From lethal pandemic to common cold: what we can learn from the events of 1889-90.

The killer came from the east in winter: fever, cough, sore throat, aching muscles, headache and sometimes death. It spread quickly to all parts of the globe, from city to city, using new transport networks. In many cities, the streets were empty and shops and schools deserted. A million died. The Russian influenza pandemic of 1889-90 may hold clues to what happens next — not least because the latest thinking is that it, too, may have been caused by a new coronavirus.

In addition to the new diseases of Sars, Mers and Covid-19, there are four other coronaviruses that infect people. They all cause common colds and are responsible for about one in five such sniffles, the rest being rhinoviruses and adenoviruses. As far as we can tell from their genes, two of these coronaviruses came from African bats (one of them bizarrely via alpacas or camels), and two from Asian rodents, one of them via cattle.

Melanie Phillips: The Barbarians Inside the Gates

For the past three decades, some of us have been warning that the inevitable outcome of what the universities have been pumping out under the misnomer of “education” would be what we are indeed seeing today – a shocking and violent onslaught against the core western and civilised values that they have so systematically undermined.

It was university-based dogma that abolished objectivity and replaced it by the authority of subjective feelings. All values became relative. No-one had the right to say that the way anyone lived, or the principles or characteristics of any culture, were better or worse than any other.

Truth became a matter of personal opinion. Abolishing objective truth opened the way to the hegemony of lies. Rationality was destroyed. As Allan Bloom observed in his mordant valedictory for civilisation, the western mind was being closed.

Clive Bibby: Communities should decide

Reports of a "sale by tender" of one of our most iconic livestock farming properties - Mangaheia Station, inland from Tolaga Bay -  is welcome news for most of us who have been nervously watching the process since it was listed for sale.

Foremost amongst the reasons for our satisfaction with the result is the fact that the property is now in the hands of two local farming families with long histories of adding value to everything they commit to.

It could have been so different!

GWPF Newsletter: Green Self-Censorship

Natural Climate Change in Antarctica Is No News

In this newsletter:

1) Natural Climate Change in Antarctica Is No News
The GWPF Observatory, 18 June 2020
2) Model Failures: Inflated Pandemic Estimates Weaken Climate Forecasts
Adam Creighton, The Australian, 17 June 2020

Saturday, June 20, 2020

Point of Order: Gun owners aggrieved by new firearms legislation

Latest from the Beehive

The New Zealand Police Association has declared it is both pleased and relieved that Parliament voted to pass into law the Arms Legislation Bill.
Association President Chris Cahill said many of the reforms heralded in the bill fall into the ‘better late than never’ category with some at least 30 years overdue.