February 23, 2019

2007: Paper Computer Dream Dies With Kiwi Inventor

By Anarchist History of New Zealand

Paper Computers: We should have had them by now. You can even see the prototypes on Youtube. Dr. Alan MacDiarmid was the chemist who was supposed to deliver. Became one of the 3 Nobel Prizes awarded to New Zealanders for his work on conductive polymers. That was back in 2000, long before we had our […]

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January 20, 2019

Why Intelligence Can Never Be a Fixed Concept

By VJM

Intelligence is something that everyone appears to understand, but no-one can agree on a definition. Despite this, people are pretty sure that it can be measured. Although tests that measure IQ have been shown to have a lot of predictive value, a precise definition of term remains elusive. But as this essay will examine, intelligence […]

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January 20, 2019

1890: One Man, One Vote

By Anarchist History of New Zealand

The Liberals: A horrible bunch of wreckers leading New Zealand into Victimhood Culture. Once upon a time political power over the nation was only small and the only ones who could vote *had* to own the property which was being presided over. After the electoral system was changed to ‘one man, one vote’ anybody could […]

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January 19, 2019

1876: Maoris Demand Extermination of Te Reo

By Anarchist History of New Zealand

Te Reo, the Maori language, was indeed quashed at one time in our history. I hope you haven’t had enough of me holding the State responsible for life’s ills yet because the history of this will have our usual theme.. “In recent years the fact that Maori children were punished for speaking Maori in the […]

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January 18, 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