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Christianity New Zealand Social Change

Midweek quick linkage.

Firstly, Kevin at Other McCain needs some help. He has health issues. For those that don’t know, Kevin has been a large part of the success of this humble site. A few months after I began I approached Kevin to get on the almost daily link posts at The Other McCain. It was cheeky, I […]

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Life New Zealand Social Change The Decline

This week in reaction

The usual suspects have links up. Reaction Times is continuously updated, and here. Matt Briggs reports on the move to make veganism mandatory. The woodpile report is here. Adam Piggott’s epistle is here, and he reminds us that the only way to make your links and quotes is to not think about it, but do […]

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Lectionary Social Change The Decline Wokeness

Sunday 3 November 19

The introduction today is not mine, but is a comment on a film review of the new Joker movie. I have not seen it: the sons have. I avoid Hollywood, and the tendency to sexualize and make everything degenerate is hitting gardening videos. (We like gardening videos, because we are about to plant the summer […]

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Life New Zealand Poetry Social Change The Decline Wokeness

The week that is in reaction

Well, after Australia crashed out of the Rugby world cup, this weekend it was New Zealand’s turn. I had a certain sense of relief. The news had been taken over by rugby: life is more than that. When the game did happen (and we were losing) the one time there was a counter attack we could […]

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Christianity Life New Zealand Social Change Theology Wokeness

This week in reaction.

The notebook is back to being weekly. This is a week in which Jacinda drafted a bill with fishhooks which don’t merely grab all the guns in NZ by the ability to have order in council but allow for warrantless searches and remove the right to silence. One of the coalition parties is getting a […]

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Life New Zealand Social Change Wokeness

Midweek Notebook.

After Monday’s technical post becoming quoate (I never said I would be consistent) driven by the local body elections, back to the usual run of things. The woodpile report and Week in Doom were not up on Monday: they are now. Quotage VFM Bear said it best: it’s the indoor plumbing that I’m going to […]

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Analogue Life Social Change Wokeness

This was the week that was.

Doing this once a week means that the quotes will be long, and as an experiment I will try to structure this post. This is the week that Petersen imploded, and his lobster boys demonstrated they were more programmed than NPCs. The better reviews of the week are, as usual, over at the Woodpile Report, […]

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Life Social Change Wokeness

Weekbook of reaction.

The daybook posts take too much time, and I’m busy. So, instead, I’ll keep a notebook during the week and post the good stuff later in the week. There is enough bad stuff out there, and they base their ideology on convenient untruths (regardless of the cost) Adam Piggot has it right — as someone […]

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Life New Zealand Social Change The Decline Wokeness

Nations matter (Daybook)

Why to nations matter? Because culture matters. Generally, there are no particular virtues of belonging to this nation or that: all nations have things in their past that were less than ideal, virtues, and flaws. What matters is that the culture assumes certain rules and behaviours. I am a Kiwi. The idea of faking maintenance […]

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Networking Social Change

The great deplatforming.

I used to have a social media profile. I am now anonymous: my professional life is on the appropriate pages, but that does not include Facebook and Twitter. They are becoming closed gardens for Pravda. Pravda is the official narrative, often orthogonal to the truth. This seems to make corporations more money than targeted advertising. […]