December 13, 2018

John Taylor Gatto

By Anarchist History of New Zealand

Since the Education Act (1877) was passed in New Zealand things have really been going down hill. Quote from John Taylor Gatto who died last week (25 October 2018) See also my summary of his most famous book, Dumbing Us Down (1992)   Post syndicated from http://ahnz.anarkiwi.co.nz/john-taylor-gatto/.

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October 31, 2018

Will the Sixth Labour Government be a One-Term Affair?

By VJM

The Sixth Labour Government has already made one colossal error in its short time in power, and it looks like it’s set up to make another. Considering that their grip on power was already slim, and that they are relying on the infamously treacherous Winston Peters to maintain it, there’s every chance that the Sixth […]

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October 30, 2018

Folksjälvmord

By VJM

On my first visit to Sweden, from 2001 to 2003, I found occasion to coin a word in the Swedish language. They already had a word for genocide (‘folkmord’) and they already had a word for suicide (‘självmord’), but they didn’t have a word for the sociological phenomenon, widespread at the time, that combined both. […]

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October 30, 2018

Is The National Party Now New Zealand’s Natural Opposition Party?

By VJM

It may now have to be conceded that the Labour Party is a genuinely superior economic manager to the National Party. The Sixth Labour Government has just announced a $5,500,000,000 surplus for the last year, and there’s no sign that they intend to piss that money away on tax cuts. As this essay will examine, […]

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October 30, 2018

Why You Can Never Know if Another Person is an NPC, And What This Means

By VJM

Much recent interest has been devoted to the idea that a significant proportion of other human beings might be “NPCs” (non-player characters). What is meant by this is that “the lights are on but nobody’s home” – that the person is not conscious, despite appearing to be. As this essay will discuss, this philosophical problem […]

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October 30, 2018

The Bogan-Faggot Spectrum

By VJM

This essay introduces a new concept in psychology: the B-F spectrum. This is short for Bogan-Faggot spectrum, which is a way of measuring maladapative personalities on a scale from 1 to -1, with a score of 0 a good healthy medium that will allow for well-adjusted behaviour in most instances. At one far end of […]

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October 30, 2018

They’re All That Crooked – And They Always Have Been

By VJM

A large number of Kiwis have just come to realise, thanks to listening to Simon Bridges speaking in the Jami-Lee Ross tapes, that the National Party is utterly corrupt. National are willing to sell positions on their party list for donations, making them little more than a pack of whores and traitors. As this essay […]

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October 30, 2018

New Zealand Already Has A Chinese-Style Social Credit System

By VJM

Some hysteria has been generated recently about China’s Social Credit System. Fears of a cyberpunk-style technodystopia have been stoked by new advancements in mass surveillance technology and data mining. As this essay will show, New Zealand already has a social credit system, and it does the same thing that the Chinese one does. The Chinese […]

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October 30, 2018

Why There Are No Honest People in Politics

By VJM

Westerners have possibly never had less confidence in their politicians than right now. Confidence is so low that an ever-increasing number of people are losing their faith in democracy. Most people are aware that politicians are basically crooks, but it often hard to say precisely why. This essay explains why there are no honest people […]

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October 30, 2018

1886: The Settlers Guide to New Zealand

By Anarchist History of New Zealand

The Settlers Guide to New Zealand from about 1886 Wouldn’t it be great to have a read? As an anarchist I’m all for migration that is market driven so people can respond to real price incentives to guide their decisions. This guide was part of a state programme helping to fuel disaster for New Zealanders […]

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October 30, 2018

Lord Kitchener, 1910

By Anarchist History of New Zealand

FEBRUARY 18, 1910. Lord Kitchener on tour in New Zealand. Seen here meeting Kiwi veterans of his African war. Old (60), white, a man, and a super celebrity. In his day it was possible to be all of these simultaneously. His star would fall in 1914, along with Churchill’s, for their Gallipoli Invasion which ANZACS got […]

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October 29, 2018

Government Sing-off Battle

By Anarchist History of New Zealand

Epic Sing-off Battle in the Parliament House – Late October 1945 Certain defeat, only a few short weeks away, faced the First Labour Government. Sydney Holland was ready to win the coming election and arise as the first National Party Prime Minister. Abolishing the ‘Country Quota’ Something drastic and dastardly had to be done to […]

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October 28, 2018