it never fails
#1 Our government is busy trying to remove legal guns from the hands of law-abiding citizens even though over the last 20 years in New Zealand there were only 15 murders committed with guns by people with a firearms licence.
#2 Hands are being wrung about the name of a NZ football team because of some battles fought a thousand years ago on the other side of the planet. Never mind that, contrary to popular opinion, this was a long deferred counter-attack which involved only 16 major battles. Never mind that they came in direct response to hundreds of years of Islamic aggression. And never mind that those counter-attacks by European forces may have been the only thing that staved off what would have been by now the complete subjugation of Europe by Islam. Dr Warner has produced a very helpful explanatory 5 minute video HERE which compares the dreaded Crusades with the totally overlooked violent advance of the Muslim armies.
But please don't look at it if you've already made up your mind on the rights and wrongs of the whole thing. I'll leave you in peace. Go back to listening to Radio New Zealand.
#3 Academics are advising us to take it very gently with Muslims who may be drawn to "radicalism" (whatever that is, they don't say) while at the same time telling us that we need to crack down as hard as possible on White Supremacists in order to nip the problem in the bud. Our chief censor has made it illegal for anyone to have in their possession a copy of Brenton Tarrant's manifesto because, well it must be contagious or something.
I've had a number of German students stay in my house over the years and they have told me that, while the Germans won't allow Hitler's book to be sold, they must undergo instruction in school at least once a year on the ideology and history of the Hitler Movement in order to ensure everyone understands what brought on so much horror and to prevent it from happening again.
In Enzed we can still buy Mein Kampf from Whitcoulls (I have a copy) but we can't buy Jordan Peterson's book from them. We're not told exactly why but the inescapable conclusion must be that Dr Peterson is worse than Hitler. This NZ Herald writer somehow got the following past her editor concerning Tarrant:
A senior researcher at Independent Research Solutions, Elley says strength is at the centre of this belief system, and typically that's masculine strength.
In seeking to achieve that ideal, it also pushes a strong self-improvement component - the type of values system right-wing celebrity pop psychologist Jordan Peterson advocates - eating well, exercising, keeping tidy. The accused gunman, for example, was noted for his cleanliness by his landlords. He was fastidious about the gym.
It's no wonder I have a headache. People are actually paid to produce this kind of mindless pap.
#4 Auckland ANZAC Day parades are being shut down because of the increased threat of terror. Terror? From whom? I don't think it's going to be from White Supremacists like Tarrant who were so moved by the sight of all the crosses of dead white men in French WWII cemeteries do you? But of course you would have to read his manifesto to know that and our government has decided we can't be trusted with the information. But keep referring to Mein Kampf won't you?
No, I would think that our authorities are concerned about retaliatory attacks from followers of a certain religion which must henceforth forever remain un-named lest naming it leads to more attacks.
So ... what? - we're just going to keep speaking in code or with a wink every time there is any link between Islam and violence in the name of Islam? You do know, New Zealand government, that Al Qaeda, Al Nusra, the Islamic State, Boko Haram, Al Shabaab, Abu Sayyaf, the Muslim Brotherhood and every other single Islamic terrorist group claims to be completely Islamic don't you?
Well that would seem to depend on who the government is using for advisors on matters of "radicalisation" (whatever that is) doesn't it?
At the moment I wouldn't trust our government to find its way across the road.
So many intelligent and educated people.
So few clues.
As has been said: Can we just start with the consistency?
Rondell Henry, a "Maryland Man," was recently captured while attempting to drive a U-Haul truck into a crowd of infidels at the National Harbor waterfront. According to the New York Times, however, Henry's religion remains a mystery, and certainly played no role in his desire to wage jihad in the name of Allah.