The Ukraine Sideshow
On the issue of the Ukraine war, the already astonishing hypocrisy of the craven NZ media has reached a new low. Can people who have supposedly been educated at our best universities actually be so lacking in self awareness that they can’t see the depths to which they have sunk?
Do they think that after they have for two years portrayed themselves as cheerleaders for the totalitarian state, and enthusiastically disseminated Soviet style propaganda against anti-mandate protesters, that we should believe they suddenly care about democracy? In the Ukraine?
Even worse, do they still think that we are so dopey as to believe what they tell us about the Ukraine war? In fact the war has never been about democracy and the media’s presentation of it as such is only to serve their own insipid objectives. They’re acting as if they care to try and recover some of the ground they lost while they were urging the police to launch their violent assault on the parliament protesters.
Here’s something you can take to the bank media. You will never recover that ground. We saw exactly how loathsome you are, we saw the true tyrant Jacinda Ardern, we saw the jackbooted Trevor Mallard, we saw the mincing David Seymour, we saw the collaborator Christopher Luxon and we will never forget what we saw!
Even when many NZers already regard media and politicians so poorly, it was still a surprise to see their utterly degrading behaviour over the period of the phony pandemic and especially during the parliament demonstration. It was made plain that our media/political class don’t give a tinker’s damn for our democracy and they care even less for the freedoms it is meant to guarantee.
Our political class almost unanimously rode roughshod over the Bill of Rights and the media, whose job it is above everything else to guard that BOR, cheered them on every inch of the way. We can never forget that collaborative display of Soviet-style contempt for traditional western liberties.
So their professed concern with the invasion of Ukraine by Russia is a farce. It is our democracy right here in New Zealand that is under threat, and it has been put under threat by the very media/political combine that is now telling us we should care about Ukraine.
They’re saying “Hey, look over there, the bad guy Putin is invading Ukraine, and you must care about this, and take a stand for the Ukraine. If you don’t follow our urgings, you’re obviously a Trump/ Putin loving outlier who does not care about freedom and democracy.” What vile sickening hypocritical trash!
In the European Parliament MP Christine Anderson (Germany AFD party) is very critical of Justin Trudeau’s disregard for democracy. Everything she says about Trudeau pretty much applies to Jacinda Ardern
However its not the only duplicity the media are guilty of. They’re also hiding the reality that the war in the Ukraine was never so simple a matter as repulsing Putin to restore democracy. Ukraine was never democratic, and its leader Volodymyr Zelensky is just another tyrant, not that distinguishable from Putin.
Zelensky is portrayed by media as a liberal who has tried to clean up corruption and establish a more democratic state. This is all hogwash. Among a legion of like anti-democratic actions, he has cosied up to real Nazis, shut down Ukrainian broadcasting outlets and locked up opposition leaders. He is as corrupt and authoritarian as Putin. (leaving aside the allegations of money laundering and other rank corruption involving the Biden family)
It is a reckless idiocy for NZ or the USA to regard the Ukraine as a strategic or political ally. It is neither. Right now though, that is not the issue. The real concern is that Joe Biden and Jacinda Ardern (and also Justin Trudeau) are all using the war to distract attention from the anti-democratic machinations and failed economic/social policies of their own govts.
As usual, the utterly despicable partisan fakes who have infiltrated and taken over our mainstream media are backing them to the hilt in this deceit.
The war in Ukraine is a tragedy as all wars are. However we should not lose sight of the parlous state of our own democracy right now, and we must continue the important struggle to escape this most horrible mess.
Most of all we should not let the politicians who failed us or their scum media collaborators off the hook. Don’t let their feeble and transparent Ukrainian ploy distract you. Maintain the rage.