March 22, 2019

What is up with Māori these days they wanna whine about everything

By Anarchist History of New Zealand

The face that launched a thousand Slave Culture plaudits. This is Tina Ngata, aka NonPlasticMaori, from the Twitter division of ‘Dept of Internal(ised Racism) Affairs’. She’s heavily invested in two temporary Social Justice Warrior cultural waves of the moment: Banning plastic packaging and winging about everything being racist. Specifically, as you can see on her Facebook, […]

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January 18, 2019

Peterson Derangement Syndrome

By VJM

Many words have been written about Trump Derangement Syndrome, and Obama Derangement Syndrome, and Bush Derangement Syndrome. This refers to the ability to cause people, who are otherwise reasonable, to go insane at the mere mention of your name. It’s rare for anyone who is not an American President to achieve this power level, but recently […]

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January 17, 2019

1973: Early Seventies ‘Oil Shock’ Hemlines

By Anarchist History of New Zealand

The length of clothing covering a modern Western woman’s legs acts as an economic barometer. As hemlines rise and fall, so does the perceived economic condition of the country according to women. For example, short skirts appear at times of high national production and long skirts during periods of austerity and recession. Ref. Desmond Morris. […]

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January 17, 2019

1907: Smartphone Zombies Predicted

By Anarchist History of New Zealand

Punch, in 1907, correctly anticipates the social impact of access to mobile phones. This is exactly what so many of us do- we meet up in person with friends then spend our time communicating instead with persons not present. The author is perhaps also presciently observing the impact on men and women meeting each other, […]

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January 16, 2019

1840: Who Was Our First Governor? The Answer May Startle You…

By Anarchist History of New Zealand

Today in history: Sovereignty over New Zealand passes to New South Wales. For the first time in history, these islands were united under a single ruler; Our Governor was Major Sir George Gipps as of 14 January, 1840. New Zealand Annexed by New South Wales A proclamation by Gipps extended the boundaries of New South Wales […]

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January 15, 2019

The Satanism to Luciferianism Pipeline

By VJM

Some attention has been given recently to the “Libertarianism to Fascism pipeline”. This concept has it that adopting libertarianism causes many people to eventually adopt fascism. As this essay will examine, a similar pipeline exists from Satanism to Luciferianism, and for similar reasons. The basic theory goes like this: libertarianism attracts people who are already […]

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January 15, 2019

1915: Rudyard Kipling vs New Zealand Government

By Anarchist History of New Zealand

Today in history: 14 January, Macmillan and Co. (publishers,) representing British literary giant Rudyard Kipling put the hard word on the New Zealand Government for ripping the author off! Kipling was The great exponent of British Empire Dignity Culture. He literally wrote the book (poem) on the White Man’s burden. His Jungle Book formed a template used […]

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January 14, 2019

1865: Chch Public Smash and Burn Toll Road

By Anarchist History of New Zealand

Today in history, 12 January, 1865, The Avon Roads Board has had erected a toll-gate on Papanui Rd/Carlton Mill Corner. A Roads Board, if you hadn’t heard, was essentially The State slapping a title on communities coming together to form and maintain their own roads. Until 1863 the Canterbury Provincial Council (CPC) had tried to monopolise […]

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January 13, 2019

1957: Happy Families

By Anarchist History of New Zealand

Baby Boomer kids at play: Happy Families. My premise is that a child’s play is preparation for life. These card sets, c.1957, show that the life New Zealand children (girls in particular) wanted to prepare for was the assembly of a nuclear family. Father, mother, master, and miss. Wholesome Patriarchy It is also an ethnically […]

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January 13, 2019

The Two Fundamental Political Questions

By VJM

There are a myriad of political questions under discussion, and every day that goes by there are more. All of these questions have contributed to a state of confusion. This essay seeks to cut through it, by arguing that all of those questions fundamentally boil down to two interdependent ones: Who and How Much? Politics […]

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January 11, 2019

Demographer Dan McGlashan Explains This Week’s Horizon Research Cannabis Poll

By VJM

My name is Dan McGlashan, and I am the author of Understanding New Zealand, a demographic study of the Kiwi people. In this article, I will explain the results of the recent cannabis law reform poll by Horizon Research, which broke down support for the upcoming cannabis referendum by party affiliation and age. 60% of […]

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January 11, 2019

1896: Reeves Resigns

By Anarchist History of New Zealand

Today in history, 10 January, 1896: Christchurch Liberal Party MP William Pember Reeves handed in his resignation. Reeves (1857-1932) was the Socialist Professor Frink (ref. The Simpsons) of his day. That is, a geeky Simpsons cartoon champagne socialist. In his case the eccentric technology that doesn’t work right was his economics and social planning. The part through […]

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January 10, 2019