• Who Decides What My Intent Was?

    Opinion
    Dieuwe de Boer

    Hate speech is back on the menu — Tova O'Brien's interview with Justice Minister Kris Faafoi was eyebrow raising.

    If I write an opinion piece 'Jacinda Ardern is a communist or a dictator', could I be stung for hate speech? 

  • The Downfall of Lee Williams

    Opinion
    Dieuwe de Boer

    We don't have to defend bad behaviour, we don't have to stand up for someone with a nasty attitude, but we should defend people's right to freedom of expression.

  • Rise of Neopaganism (RMP#8)

    Podcast
    Dieuwe de Boer

    In the 8th episode of the Right Minds Podcast, Dieuwe and Origen continue discussing the Royal Commission Report, specifically something that did not receive any detailed treatment — paganism.

  • Podcast #7: Royal Commission Report and Replacement Migration (Part 1)

    Podcast
    Dieuwe de Boer

    It's been two years to the month since the previous episode of the Right Minds Podcast. Guest-host Origen now joins me as my co-host and we begin discussing the Royal Commission Report into the Christchurch massacre.

  • Proposed "Hate Speech" Laws Have My Full Support

    Opinion
    Dieuwe de Boer

    Banning "hate" against religion is a return of our recently vapourised blasphemy laws, but with more teeth. Nature abhors a vacuum. A society must have some form of blasphemy laws.

  • Luxon's Heretical Maiden Speech

    Essay
    Dieuwe de Boer

    I'm rarely so irked by a speech that I feel compelled to respond, but Christopher Luxon's maiden speech fits the bill. Politics is the very act of forcing your beliefs on others.

  • Submit, Don't Obey

    Essay
    Sean O'Connor

    Civil disobedience by a church done correctly in the age of COVID. In Canada, many parts of the country have been under some form of lockdown for an entire year. Predictably, the economic and social costs have been devastating.

  • Very High Risk

    Opinion
    Dieuwe de Boer

    A subtle shift that has taken place with recent lockdowns here that I felt obliged to comment on. Last week, the Ministry of Health COVID-19 website was updated with the following ...

  • Getting Ready For Armageddon

    Review
    Dieuwe de Boer

    As you get older and your family grows, reading starts to be more of a luxury you have to make time for. I can probably count on one hand the books I've finished in the past two years.

  • Cancel Culture Is A Necessary Good

    Opinion
    Dieuwe de Boer

    In the early days of this incarnation of cancel culture (c. 2016-2018) it was wise to oppose it, but few did. Now we're well past the point of no return. The tide is coming in, and only a fool would dare to oppose it.

  • Gym Switches From CNN To Sky News After Complaints

    Opinion
    Dieuwe de Boer

    What are you doing to make the spaces you spend your time in better? A supporter sent in the following positive message.

  • The Police Raid, One Year On

    Opinion
    Dieuwe de Boer

    Last year was a bit of a wild one for me, and not one I plan to repeat. Yet the path it's started me down has to continue. Now a year on from the police raid in January, things progress slowly.

  • Lower (Average) Birth Rates Are A Good Thing

    Opinion
    Dieuwe de Boer

    I was struck by two stories this week. The first that abortions are up by 9% and the second that the nation's fertility rate dropped to its lowest ever of 1.63 children per woman.

  • Child Sacrifice Increased By 9% During Pandemic

    Opinion
    Dieuwe de Boer

    Based in Canada, Choice42 is one of the few pro-life groups who openly call abortion out for what it is: murder and child sacrifice. The uncompromising visuals are what makes this short video a powerful work of art.

  • Rinse, Repeat - TTT#52

    News
    Dieuwe de Boer

    While New Zealand has experienced another mystery COVID case, Australia is planning a normal Christmas with the virus almost eliminated. But according to our leaders, we must "rinse and repeat" all measures and controls until there's a vaccine.

  • Thank You, President Trump

    Opinion
    Dieuwe de Boer

    I've always loved American politics, even if purely for the entertainment factor. On November 3rd, President Trump won the legal vote by a huge margin and the Republican party made historic gains down ballot.

  • Smoking Votes - TTT#51

    News
    Dieuwe de Boer

    Trad Tasman Talk returns tonight as the final votes for the NZ General Election and referenda have been counted, while Australia continues it's path to eradicating the CCP Virus.

  • Mexico Isn't Sending Their Best

    Opinion
    Dieuwe de Boer

    The Green party always seems to pick the weirdest and worst examples of immigrants as MPs. They've really outdone themselves this time with Ricardo Menendez, a Spaniard hailing from Mexico.

  • A Short Break & Update

    Opinion
    Dieuwe de Boer

    There will be no livestream tonight, or next Friday, as Trad Tasman Talk is taking a break. I believe that Tim will be doing Friday episodes of Wilms Front instead if you'd like to follow some Australian politics.

  • Book Review: The Tragedy Of Islam

    Review
    Dieuwe de Boer

    Imam Mohammed Tawhidi seeks reformation. It's a word that I am always cautious about, as a genuine religious reformation should lead to conservative and fundamentalist theology.