One of the key takeaways that commentator Bryce Edwards took from Chris Hipkins' first speech as Prime Minister is that he failed to mention "Aotearoa" or any other Maori words and that therefore his premiership will be one of "dewokification".
Jacinda Ardern resigned suddenly as Prime Minister on Thursday, bringing back into focus the power of the Maori Caucus. In many ways the inevitable end to the liberal order that must come with co-governance had made Jacinda's position untenable.
The knighthood of Sir Ashley Bloomfield has something to teach us about the proper functioning of the elites in any ordered system. Now, our system is ordered towards evil, but it is still a somewhat ordered system.
Jacinda Ardern and Andrew Little have announced a new "violent extremism research centre" called the National Centre of Research Excellence for Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism, which is a bit of a mouthful.
I've written no long form articles in over six months, and did less than one a month on average last year. The reason I cut back was in part due to a lifestyle change, but at a deeper level I didn't feel like writing.
Atheists sometimes imagine a future without religion—a utopian society ruled by science. We live in that utopia. Religion is relegated to the status of a social club, both by the regime de jure and by its practitioners de facto.
Public discourse is amazing. COVID-19 has probably been the biggest news event in the world since 9/11 and the Iraq War. The average Kiwi, whatever their views on the virus, lockdowns, etc, feels that they are relatively well informed.
In the 9th episode of the Right Minds Podcast, Dieuwe de Boer, Origen, and Tare Paurere break down the six "incitement to hatred" proposals from the Ministry of Justice and discuss New Zealand's transition to an ethno-state.