The numpty-heads down at Parliament continue to protest and cause disruption, crying out for Freedom, when they honestly do not know what real “fighting for freedom” is all about. Stupidity abounds down there, which is sad, as I have three friends down there, and now Covid is spreading like wildfire through their ranks. My guess would be that nearly everyone down there now is infected, and so far three are in hospital, mainly because they are unvaccinated. More will follow. A friend of mine, somewhat small of brain, went down there to party with the protestors just to see what the vibe was like – and now he has got a Covid diagnosis too. After just one hour spent on site, dancing with the people protesting. If that took just one hour, imagine how riddled with the plague are the people who are there full time. The viral load is cumulative, and none of them are wearing masks, so the spreading is almost mandatory. Perhaps stupidity is contagious….
What is interesting, I find, is that none of these 3 people I know there ever read the newspaper, and neither does the 4th, the visitor. You may shout out that it is Fake News, but if you never read the paper, or watch the News on TV, then how do you even know? Perhaps if they had read the news they would know there was a Covid pandemic happening, and the health advice would be to not visit the protest. One of them, I know, only gets his news off Reddit, that famed cesspit of casual racism and schoolboy purile memes. It’s no wonder his head is full of cotton wool and he “feels like shit” right now.
What I also find really interesting, is that over the last week, all the spam coming to Eye of the Fish has dried up. Seeing as nearly all of it was straight from Russia, either in Russian or in English, but always selling porn or trying to hack into the site – we used to get thousands of them, and more recently just a trickle – but as of a week before Putin’s invasion, not a single Russian spam has been received. Now, that either means that the spammers are officially Government spammers – or that maybe they have been summonsed to join the Russian army? More likely though, is that somewhere someone has turned off the fibre connection with the Russians. What a blissful joy that is. Why not keep it turned off permanently, so none of us have to deal with this shit again?
Of more interest in Wellington this week is that there is a large Wheke in the lagoon, a gorgeous looking inflatable octopus from Lisa Reihana, our favourite artist of the moment. Go see the octopus at night – its beautiful.
There is also lots of building work going on, including this building: can you guess what and where?
But most of all, there is a war in Ukraine, and that makes me really sad. Humanity really is fucked up, with Putin a prime example. You just know that this is going to get worse. What a sad, pathetic, petty little man – words that have been said of all the tyrants of the world – Hitler, Napoleon, Stalin, Pol Pot, Trump, you name it. None of these people are female. None of them are heroic, or considerate. Yes, all of them are evil, but also banal, pathetic, and ultimately, stupid. May Putin die a bloody and horrible death, very soon.
The protesters at Parliament are feeling sick, and their answer is to wear hats made of tinfoil, to counter the supposed electro-magnetic radiation, which some of them believe is coming from the concrete blocks surrounding the site. Apparently they believe that the Gov slipped in some sort of EMF generator into the reinforcing steel in the blocks, which has been irradiating the protestors.
That’s how irrational, and how stupid the protestors are. The more likely option, is the simpler one: they have headaches because they have a case of Covid. They are not isolating, so it is spreading. These people really are sick, in the body and in the head.
Morning habib. It is interesting …..this so-called ‘Freedom Protest’ hosts New Zealand’s most famous hard right fanatics…Warren Knott, Kelvin Alp, Damien De Meant, Carlene Hereora, Karen Brewer, Max Newsome etc. etc…..and their gang accomplices. If they are still around after Omicron – I predict that Wellington will rise up against them.
Hard Right fanatics? Or just limp-headed doodles? I’m thinking that they may be more like Village Idiots, rather than Fascist attack dogs. Do they need a nice cup of tea and a lie down or should we really rise up against them ?
Yep there are lots of village idiots – but it is the group organising much of the protest that support the Mosque shooter – these, unfortunately, are classic fascists, hoping to recruit more followers. And that explains all the anti semitic and anti gay and anti-Islam abuse coming from the protestors, as they yell at people around Lambton Quay/Thorndon. Unfortunately I have seen this before in Syria – but Bashar the butcher of Damascus is still in power……
Not so much village idiots as much as ‘Useful Idiots’ for the far-right. I would put anti-vaccine “Mumfluencers” like Natalie Cutler-Welsh in the same ‘useful-idiot’ category; they may not be hurling turds at the police but they are definitely dangerous and their potential impact on our democracy shouldn’t be ignored.
Interesting… I had to do a bit of research on this, and found out (so you don’t need to wade through the filth to find it):
• Natalie Cutler-Welsh calls herself the Go To Girl and does Motivational speaking etc.
• Warren Knott – is very anti-islamic and does not like meat slaughtered in a Halal fashion. But I don’t think he is a vegetarian either.
• Kelvin Alp – is a New Zealand far-right politician and activist. Alp was the leader of the Direct Democracy Party of New Zealand, and now declares himself N.Z.A.I.F leader and defence minister of the Maori Government. Kelvin Alp announced today in an interview with Aotearoalive.com, that they have declared war on the New Zealand Government, army and police force. He’s a bit of a fuckwit.
• Damien De Ment spoke at a conspiracy theory rally in Auckland in early September and has previously spoken about his opposition to “mass migration” and the non-binding United Nations Global Compact for Migration – a common dog whistle for the far-right and a bugbear for the March 15 terrorist. He also frequently discusses conspiracy theories about central banks that verge on anti-Semitism.
“The New World Order is sort of the brand name of the illuminati, the brand name of the deep, dark, secretive societies that literally control 99.9 percent of all the wealth on this planet and use it, effectively, in corruption,” he falsely claims in a June 2019 video. Clearly he is full-blown loony material.
• Carlene Hereora – goes around declaring people to be child abusers. Or is she advocating for child abuse? I can’t tell.
• Karen Brewer – A volatile Northland-based Australian with a substantial following on both sides of the Tasman, she is the uber Karen. All. Karens are loathsome – she more than most.
• Max Newsome – alias ‘Matt’, is a mid-20s man from Palmerston North who left school early to join the army, and he is fairly brainless by the sounds of it. But “prepared to kill”. Actually, he is the fuckwit responsible for several thousand stickers posted around the Parliament, from “The White Rose Society” which contrary to the sound of it, is not a horticultural enthusiasts flower-power group, but a right wing fascist “group” of probably just one person….
Amer, I’m sorry for you to have had contact with people like this. They are all idiots, but fascist idiots and armed with guns, which makes them dangerous idiots too. But rest assured that the NZ SIS will be keeping an eye on them now (I think that SIS have given themselves a kick up the backside following their non-performance over the Chch shooter).
It is a curious mix indeed. Tama Iti (strongly anti-Pakeha), sidling up to Damien de Meant (strongly pro-white, anti any other coloured person) – I think that several people have made the point that the alt-right-white folk are stirring up the crowd, but that it is likely that the people who will actually take the initiative and do things, are Maori. And so the Maori front liners will get the blame again….
Not sure where you got the idea Tame Iti was sidling up to de Ment. Early on he expressed the opinion the protesters should go home, and was rewarded by being placed on the list of those to be summarily hung!
I was watching an interview between Tame Iti and (I think) de Ment – both quite toxic but each in their own way. I don’t agree with either of their political views, or their views on race – and I thought that they would be at each other’s throats. But instead, it seemed that they both decided to face a “common enemy” together – which they classified as A) the Police and B) Government, especially Jacinda Ardern, as have a whole lot of the clown convoy.
Personally, I think the whole Protestor / Anti-vaxx / Anti-Mandate thing is toxic in its entirety. People like Liz Gunn, and de Ment, should just be locked up, for their own good, and for the good of the rest of us. She is a sick, sick, completely mad woman. Tame Iti is an interesting chap, very passionate in what he does and what he stands for, but he is not a Nazi, nor certifiably mad like Liz Gunn.
On the map, Kaliningrad actually is Russia. Worth a trip down the rabbit hole.
I’m glad that you can decipher the map that well! I’m sure that you may be right, but missing the point a little – i think it is the principle they are talking about. Interesting though, that Putin is described as not succeeding so well at the moment. Current media reports seem to imply that Ukraine is successfully fighting back – I wouldn’t be so sure. Russia has a lot of weaponry they can use. So many tanks….
Uh oh. As suggested, I’ve just taken a trip down that particular rabbit hole, and I can see there is a whole pile of trouble ahead!
“Kaliningrad is the capital of the Russian province of the same name, sandwiched between Poland and Lithuania along the Baltic Coast. Dubbed Königsberg during centuries of Prussian rule, the city was largely reconstructed after WWII.”
“Kaliningrad, formerly German (1255–1946) Königsberg, Polish Królewiec, city, seaport, and administrative centre of Kaliningrad oblast (region), Russia. Detached from the rest of the country, the city is an exclave of the Russian Federation. Kaliningrad lies on the Pregolya River just upstream from Frisches Lagoon. Formerly the capital of the dukes of Prussia and later the capital of East Prussia, the city was ceded to the Soviet Union in 1945 under the Potsdam agreement.”
I don’t know HOW that works !
Sounds like a modern-day reverse West Berlin, except a whole city?
I’d be worried that this nutter Putin is going to try and carve out a path to Kaliningrad at some stage, despite the 1945 Potsdam agreement.
I know very little about Russia – never been there – but I do find it intriguing that Moscow was founded many years after Ukraine was already up and running. Presumably the Russian hinterland was just full of bears and vodka-sodden people long before they were organised into a Kingdom. From what I understand – and I find this amazing – the city of St Petersburg (aka Petrograd and Leningrad) was founded by Vikings from Sweden and Finland – and it is so far west ! Moscow is further east – but still all of this is centred on the border with Europe. The eastern border, with Japan, is a long way away….