max
°
min
°
Location:
COLOR-Waatea logo 2016-final

On Air Now
Radio Waatea

07:00am - 10:00am
Ed Sheeran

The rise of a new right wing movement makes for an interesting start to 2019
Image supplied

Share to Email
Share to RSS
Share to Print

The rise of a new right wing movement makes for an interesting start to 2019
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury

A new right wing movement in New Zealand is set to attempt to emulate the high vis vest movement in France with protests planned on February 2nd.

The only connection between the NZ alt-right who are planning these protests and the French Left who are staging them in Paris is anger against fuel taxes and the desire for violent radical action.

The Alt-Right in NZ intend to harness anger over open ended migration swamping poorly funded infrastructure and housing and the political vehicle they will try and use is the New Conservatives.

The National Party with its reliance on Chinese money for support and high level personal business deals with many front bench MPs means they are too compromised for this type of political messaging (although Simon Bridges tried to push against the UN resolution on migration late last year), which leaves the New Conservatives perfectly placed to turn politics into a toxic culture war.

How the Left and progressives counter this will be important. The mistake made in Brexit and Trump was to write these concerns off as simple xenophobia and racism. Whilst there most certainly are racists and xenophobes who supported Brexit and Trump, the majority were the economically wounded and writing their genuine concerns off negatively simply entrenched them towards Brexit and Trump.

We need to accept that the free market has left many in New Zealand behind, especially Māori and Pacifica, and it has hurt a large amount of working white people as well. To stop the far right from becoming a real threat, we need to acknowledge these pressures and have difficult discussions about immigration, public funding of services and what it actually means to be a citizen living in New Zealand.

If we aren't prepared to honestly critique our values and argue for a better vision, we could soon see New Zealand caught in the same vicious political spite vortex plaguing many other developed nations around the world.

 

Martyn Bradbury
Editor - TheDailyBlog.nz
twitter.com/CitizenBomber

 

Copyright © 2019, UMA Broadcasting Ltd: www.waateanews.com


2018 FAST 300x140px tile
Radio-S1 2019 - 300x250-Masters

E-Tangata-09122018
Wait, what? We are going to re-victimise Māori AGAIN?
Martyn 'Bomber'Bradbury: As New Zealand gears up for a referendum on Cannabis, some of the ideas being floated right now look to re-victimise Māori. National are suggesting that only "fit and proper persons" should be allowed to grow legal cannabis. That means anyone with a criminal conviction won't be allowed to benefit from a legal cannabis market.
The rise of a new right wing movement makes for an interesting start to 2019
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: A new right wing movement in New Zealand is set to attempt to emulate the high vis vest movement in France with protests planned on February 2nd.
State Spying on Māori, environmentalists and activists requires immediate response
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: The astonishing announcement by State Service Commissioner Peter Hughes that many Government Departments have been illegally spying on New Zealander's via corporate spying company Thompson & Clark is a dark obscenity to the democracy we believe in.
0
TMP2
           

Submit

Glossary

 

Subscribe

Enter your email address to receive regular updates from Waatea News.
  • fb

On Air Now
Radio Waatea

07:00am - 10:00am