Shakedowns for Prince’s Uncles Edward Duke of Windsor and George Duke of Kent
The Duke of Windsor was blackmailed at least twice and the Duke of Kent was also blackmailed. In all these instances no money was paid out.
The current civil action against their great nephew Prince Andrew introduces new facets to an historical theme.
No money can be paid out because it is known that it will create a precedent in which others will step forward claiming their payments.
No civil action in fact can be brought against a child of the monarch.
No matter what action is brought and on whatever grounds no child of the monarch can be apprehended while in a royal palace.
Any action from New York has to cross a high wall of jurisdiction rendered more impenetrable if the action involves New York’s own by-laws.
The validity of the action involving as it does cohorts of operatives extends bar practice contingency validity to the point at which it will likely fail to be recognised in the United Kingdom.
Manoeuvring in the United States New York jurisdiction now devolves on smoking out Prince Andrew so that he forsakes the United Kingdom to face in person his challengers on United States soil.
In a curious dynamic the various elements of the case intensify in hysteria as they make landfall in the United Kingdom.
The United States is in the throes of one of its 20 year-cycle moral convulsions and in this fervour the pressure on Prince Andrew grows to confront face-to-face allegations at their source.
Of a temperate nature Prince Andrew has already sought to confront his accusers directly. As he himself in his candid gun deck manner might now concede the result was that he was holed below the waterline.
This was in the scene-setting BBC interview. The Royal Family all evidence to the contrary continues to view the BBC from a 1950s standpoint. Ground rules were certainly laid out and these appear to have included the treatment centred on the prince’s proness or otherwise to human perspiration or sweat as it was deliberately and disdainfully described.
The scheme appears to have been to allow the prince to touch upon his valiant service as a Royal Navy pilot in the Falklands war in which he deliberately acted as decoy target for incoming missiles.
What was not perceived was that the putting of one’s neck on the line for one’s country no longer counts as a virtue.
The episode was a master class for any law school in the folly of anyone under challenge being allowed to put across their side of the story free-form.
Hook after hook after hook flew from the encounter like sparks and it these that continue to fuel the audience-hungry legacy media’s carefully concocted indignation in the Anglosphere.
This compounding shock-horror barrage feeds on itself. If it shows any sign of flagging it is quickly fired up from New York by the operatives driving the action against Andrew.
This takes the form of Prince Andrew’s opponents squeezing into the frame behind a bank of microphones in a triumphalist show boating crowd photo-op.
Curiously, even given the de-skilling of the mainstream, this is received at its destination which is the other side of the Atlantic, the UK, as yet another nail in the prince’s coffin.
Neither has there been anything more than a hushed outline of the ways in which the royal bloodline has long been protected from civil actions.
Prince Andrew has never pretended to be something that he is not. When he served as UK Trade and Investment’s ambassador at large he found it hard to find enthusiasm for the quotidian run of the mill transactions, but visibly got fired up over defence trade opportunities.
.Prince Andrew, a fellow of adventurous spirit, has always laid himself vulnerable to a shakedown.
His advisers tend to bend to his strong personality. They need to remind their client that it is up to his accusers to build their case and without any unintentional help from him.
So would citing the various cases involving Andrew’s ducal great uncles (pictured above) Edward Duke of Windsor and George Duke of Kent serve to remind an excitable legacy media of an inevitability surrounding such actions.
Beijing Hollywood Hegemony in movies and network news
Beijing’s penetration of Hollywood means that the Dalai Lama and Tibet have been squeezed out of the global human rights discourse.
The Tibet issue is viewed by Beijing as the most sensitive of all its human rights liabilities.
Its new Hollywood hegemony has given Beijing this leverage because studios and network news broadcasting organisations are amalgamating. In this structure there is also print media.
Beijing’s silent yet effective control over the world box office was greatly aided by Hollywood’s unquestioning adhesion to international global cooperation organisations actually under the control of China.
The takeover also came about while the United States was distracted by other Beijing strategies such as the one to control the metals needed for the English-speaking zone’s Green “revolution.”
The rules of engagement between the Chinese Communist Party and Western entertainment and broadcast media is that Tibet is out of bounds, off-limits.
Twenty years ago the most storied figure in Hollywood was the exiled Dalai Lama celebrated in such blockbusters Seven Years in Tibet and Kundun.
Nowadays anything related to the Dalai Lama and the annexed Tibet is quietly spiked.
How did Washington allow China to steal such a march on it in such a key industry?
After all, it was known that China was following the pattern of its Far East neighbour Japan in targeting industrial sectors in order to dominate them.
This resource focussing had allowed Japan to take over in succession shipbuilding and then the automotive sector.
The curtain only in very recent times has gone up on China’s determination to be the world’s pre-eminent box office operator.
China has seeded thousands of movie theatres throughout its provinces, the better for its populace to appreciate China’s own output of patriotic movies and also to view Hollywood’s output providing that the content and those involved with making it meet approved standards.
Richard Gere (pictured with the Dalai Lama) was among the first to encounter this kind of disapproval especially when he publicly observed that the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics signalled approval for the regime’s human rights record.
He also signalled the way in which Hollywood was becoming dependent on China in terms of distribution and also finance.
The fade out for the Dalai Lama in Hollywood and thus in United States can be dated from the mergers and acquisitions which saw the television channels, studios, and print media starting to share the same holding companies.
Hollywood’s view of China remains the bumper sticker notion that its ruling CCP lifted a quarter of the world’s population out of poverty and without any probing to the effect that it was the CCP that put them there in the first place.
This same CCP’s plan to mobilise this same proportion of the world’s population into the commanding movie market hid in plain sight.
The integration of movie making and television news broadcasting allied with global finance has made vulnerable the entire sector to China policies as the blackout on the Dalai Lama has revealed.
The Dalai Lama insists on describing himself a “simple monk,” and deliberately remains open on the matter of his being the last of this line of theocrats.
The line in fact relies upon the Panchen Lama who is his designated selector for the next Dalai Lama. It is the Panchen Lama who evaluates the portents that identify the next in the line of Dalai Lama.
The problem is that the Panchen Lama disappeared days after he was selected by the Dalai Lama and is thought to be in China, adding weight to the assertion that the next in the line of succession will be chosen there too.
The CCP targeting of movie entertainment is now revealed as a keystone of another objective which is to boost consumer spending within China by flooding provincial district with movie theatres.
Articles of faith cross Tasman Sea and embed in General Election run up
In 2017 Scott Morrison brandished a lump of coal in Australia’s Federal Parliament.
Nowadays the prime minister might prefer instead to wave a cup of baby’s blood in front of the assembled legislators.
In 2019 as children and adults at an Oceania conference wallowed up to their waists in pools of water Mr Morrison was on the receiving end of an admonition from New Zealand premier Jacinda Ardern to “explain himself” in regard to climate warming.
A few years before such a thinly veiled scolding would have had panjandrums in Wellington and in Canberra scurrying back and forth uttering sentences beginning with “What she really meant to say was……..”
This time there was no such fluttering. The comment was allowed to stand where it was, as it was, with no backsliding.
So what happened in the brief time when as Federal treasurer Scott Morrison waved his chunk of anthracite and that moment two years later when as prime minister he the senior trans Tasman partner received from his junior partner in the arrangement a condescending ticking-off?
In the intervening two years which saw Mr Morrison achieve his “miraculous” and “impossible” general election victory there occurred a societal shift, a tipping point traversed.
In this now recognisable turn of the ethical tide there emerged now a knowledge worker urban service sector craving to occupy the international ideological high mountain tops, the ones on which to display a passion for the betterment of the world as a whole.
In Australia the first to grasp the new puritanism was Malcolm Turnbull who as prime minister was responsible in 2016 for Australia’s retro-fitted French nuclear submarines.
As zany as the decision seemed at the time, and even more so later, Mr Turnbull saw that the nuclear-as-evil electoral talisman had crossed the Tasman and become firmly wedged in Australia’s own progressive psyche, the one dedicated to republicanism and other such stagey modernisms.
Scott Morrison similarly saw this mutation to what had hitherto been known as the environmental movement. But he realised that in its climate format and that however fashionable it was becoming the Australia middle class was still worried by the cost of it.
So filling the gap left by a captivated Labour Party he put price tags on the progressive zeal and won the impossible election.
The ideological waves from New Zealand breaking on Australia’s shores have now eroded this pocket-book approach.
In economic terms these progressive waves have become inelastic. Price does not matter. The elites want the product which New Zealand has taught them is globalist prestige and recognition. Progressivism had entered the economic zone of premium pricing. The greater the cost. The greater the appeal and perceived benefit.
This is why Mr Morrison now talks of his Labour opposition’s Big Government threat. He cannot be seen to denigrate and demean anything on the climate-social justice axis. The urban activist electorate will turn on him avenging the desecration of their recently acquired belief systems.
Back now to Tuvalu.
It’s symbolism as a political hinge was missed at the time because along with everyone else in Australia Mr Morrison failed to see that the New Zealand prime ministerial remarks were aimed at prestige-conferring globalist institutions as much as the locals.
In the event this unseen yet pivotal episode in Australian electoral progressivism was itself drowned out in an ensuing media-political comedy. Broadcaster Alan Jones said Mr Morrison should "shove a sock down her throat”, following Ms Ardern's critique.
Mr Morrison never adept with abstract altruistic issues now instead chided Mr Jones.
The straight-taking broadcaster was described by Mr Morrison as being "very disappointing" and "way out of line".
Also missed at the time was the way in which Mr Morrison had allowed himself also to be slickly backed into the social justice corner, as well as the climate “crisis” one.
He was told that he had failed to do his “bit” for the population of these said to be submerging islands.
Mr Morrison by way of further explanation reminded everyone on the atoll that he had two daughters and in this paternal capacity was necessarily involved in sea levels in the Pacific.
In the event Mr Jones personified the turning point in Australia’s ideological balance
It was a changing of the guard utterly unobserved at the time.
In came an imploring, dewy-eyed era of global sensitivity and collective loftily visible self-sacrifice.
Out went the winner-take-all era of bluntly stated sports metaphor performance targets along with the ruggedly expressed emphasis on method and order and individuality.
Malcolm Turnbull, the first to discern the way in which New Zealand’s ideology centrepieces such as no-nuclear had penetrated Australian electoral politics, now also put his boot into Mr Jones describing the broadcaster as an "appalling misogynist."
The backwash continues to break on Australian shores. In the last few months News Corp in a carefully planned about-face suddenly converted and became a climate change believer and advocate. Swept away too was Alan Jones.
New leader pledges to win back National Party’s culture wars deserters
Christopher Luxon’s declaration in his leadership acceptance speech that he intends to return to the National Party fold precisely 413,000 absconding devotees rates as the most candid party political disclosure in memory.
This is because the majority of people in the politico-media sphere know exactly who these disaffected voters are.
They are middle class well-to-do females living in the nicer suburbs of the main urban centres.
They deserted the National Party because National itself became a casualty of the culture wars, overwhelmed even.
This entire disaffected segment of the National Party had hitherto been estimated at 300,000.
Mr Luxon’s disclosure of the much greater 413,000 number of absentees, truants, from his party’s ranks explains why his predecessor Judith Collins always seemed so tongue-tied on the matter of the culture wars.
This especially applied to the flagship climate cause and its costs which remain the underpinning worry for National’s traditional base of farmers.
If we estimate that there are approximately 100,000 family farm proprietors, ones that the National Party has always relied on for its bedrock vote, we can understand exactly why Mrs Collins was unable to challenge even the most extravagant of climate doctrines.
Any such direct challenge to the climate industry’s saintly intentions might win over one ACT-prone farmer. But it would harden the resolve of four suburban defectors to continue their self-imposed exile in Labour-Green land.
Given this 1:4 ratio against her it is small wonder that Mrs Collins had to bite her lip in the matter of the culture wars in general and the climate skirmishing in particular.
Mr Luxon in military terms has before him operationally the task of creating a pincer movement.
One pincer must convince the productive sector, the wealth-generating one, that he can at least contain the internationalist culture wars with minimum damage to the local economy.
Simultaneously he must persuade his missing 413,000 former adherents that their abject adhesion to these same doctrines will undercut the very prosperity that confers on them the privilege of their high mindedness and noble aspirations.
Between Mr Luxon and these two widely divergent, diverse, voting blocs, flocks, there remains a formidable barrier.
Broadcasters and daily newspaper practitioners are spellbound by the culture wars. They hold up the mirror in which the straying 413,000 can with a sense of regard see themselves fashionably and virtuously reflected.
Mr Luxon will have to communicate directly with his renegades. He can use things like Twitter and Facebook, and the rest. But this is already conquered territory overrun in the culture wars.
To win back the affections of the 413,000 absentees he must deal with them on their own terms which means using conventional media.
There are recent signs that this mirror may be cracking in his favour.
The first was when the Listener revealed the cost to the taxpayer of the government’s climate induced ban on oil and gas.
Without getting mired in oil depletion allowance minutiae the Listener piece explained the consequences of this political theatre.
It showed how in pulling out the rug from underneath the oil and gas sector the Labour government is now well on its way to achieving the 28 billion dollar economic loss forecast for the nation by the NZIER consultancy.
The Listener breakthrough now seismically cracked even wider.
The article now appeared in the New Zealand Herald. It was handled gingerly by the Auckland daily. Up for barely a day on the paper’s internet version and securely behind a paywall. It was though a start.
Mr Luxon’s upwardly revised new figures on the alienated National Party voters is an astounding revelation. The numbers reveal that whatever he does do or does not do that he can no longer continue a policy of triangulating, taking bets each way on the climate front of the culture wars.
If he does he will generate an even worse ratio, this time of 4:0. This is because the farmer constituency will jump as a body into the ACT fold. He still wont have the missing 413,000 and he wont have any farmers either.
He has to find a formula by pass around this simple arithmetic.
Labour has dominated the culture war battlefield by grabbing the high ground on each and every engagement in the campaigns. It successfully frames its opponents as unfashionable, out of touch, coarse, unfeeling, unimaginative and selfish, insensitive and above all, insular
Mr Luxon a man of a philosophical turn of mind knows that the longest journey in the world begins with a single step.
Psephologists and others who seek meaning in voting patterns might point him in the direction of the Listener for this stepping off point of departure.
The weekly’s enduring historic catchment embraces each one of those earnest yet politically flighty quondam National Party followers so recently become daughters of Aquarius and now so very definably and publicly AWOL.
Cultural truths from USA via UK all enforced Down Under
No question quite so absorbs conservative and establishment category gatherings in places such as Sydney, Adelaide, Auckland, and Wellington as this one. Why do the newspapers and broadcasting channels all share identical points of view?
The reason for this singularity of community of interest is usually attributed to the self-selection of the people involved in putting out newspapers and broadcasts.
This blends with a corresponding uniformity of background. The provenance of these individuals tends to be the same. They are all from urban and privileged backgrounds.
Another factor underpinning this choral approach to current affairs is that the songs being so ardently sung all originate overseas and also from easily mapped and pinpointed geographical areas.
In Australasia this is hard to swallow because of the pioneering era long cherished conviction that these countries are ruggedly independent when it comes to thought and belief. Indeed that their fresh no nonsense unvarnished individualism is a world removed from the cosseted and elitist salons of places such as London, New York, and Los Angeles.
In common with most myths in these southerly latitudes the truth can be discovered simply by an evaluation of the direct opposite of the contemporary mythology.
Newspaper and broadcast opinions in Australasia actually originate in the West Coast of the United States, are refined in the East Coast and arrive in London. Then after some additional tailoring in the London BBC clearing house these viewpoints are transmitted for rediffusion in Australasia.
Upon arrival none of these moulded beliefs are open for debate. The extended transmission pipeline has hardened them along the way to the point at which they have materialised as no-go zones that are required to be accepted as articles of faith.
The most obvious of these transmitted collective industry stereotypes was and is of course the belief that Donald Trump is the original bad hombre and that anything he caused or causes to happen radiates evil.
In contrast anything emanating from New York’s globalist organisations becomes as treasured as Motherhood was until a few years ago. These include all declarations on climate warming.
Forbidden is any expressed scepticism on the reality of the climate “crisis” and its consecrated rating as an imminent “catastrophe” and its unimpeachable ascendancy over any other crisis and especially the current and actual virus one that these same globalist institutions failed in their duty to protect the world from.
The West Coast -Hollywood-origin subset of no-go zones focuses meanwhile on human characteristics known as identity ones.
In earlier stages this took the form of political correctness a process in which minority classifications began to assume majority influence requiring in coverage exquisitely exaggerated politesse. In Australasia all this is now grouped under the cultural safety banner.
Ideological costume changes amid the media mean that its taboos are crystallised collectively and so become institutionalised very quickly.
China oddly enough in the context of the last two years is one such beneficiary of this institutionalised group-think. There remains for example little enthusiasm in anyone covering any correlation between the severity of virus outbreaks in Melbourne and Milan and the presence of these mercantile centres as their countries’ hubs of China’s Belt & Road Initiative common market scheme.
Then there is the uniformity in the fervency of the take up now of an issue that pre-dated political correctness. Unmentioned in any coverage of Australasian defence via the ANZAC or Five Eyes pact category is the immovable don’t mention of New Zealand’s utter ban on anything nuclear.
The sanctity of this as an engrained cult taboo and one which might just interfere with the successful conduct of any mutual defence arrangements is always sidestepped in a collective media illusion as was let us say the vulnerability of the Maginot Line before World War 2.
The mainstream wraps around itself increasing layers of moral fervour. Much of the interlarded sackcloth and ashes enclosed in this is about a pioneering past now labelled under the shared guilt transfer as a “colonial” past.
In Australasia some believe that this eagerly expressed state of wretchedness and shame is a substitute for the melting away of organised religion, especially that of Roman Catholicism which once held such sway among media types.
Another theory draws on the cane toad (pictured), the rabbit, prickly pear and gorse bush and other introduced species that proliferated in their new antipodean environment.
This viewpoint contends that the West Coast of the United States cultural imperative to dominate any collectively-rated moral high ground, and above all, to be seen to be doing so, found a new and virgin habitat in the South Seas.
We can conclude therefore that the symmetry in this community of interest is organic and exotic. In its long journey from the West Coast of the USA through the globalist filters of New York and then via Commonwealth public broadcasting relay boosters this pasteurised coverage took firm root.
It has exploded like a giant orchid in a region in which there are no natural predators that might put forward any dissenting point of view to the trans-Atlantic gospel.
New Hebrides Dual Systems era recalled as race-based separatism evolves in Aotearoa
Unbeknownst to most of its inhabitants an Oceania nation is transforming itself into the world’s newest condominium a rare form of governance in which sovereignty is shared by two legally defined categories.
In New Zealand’s case the two categories are Maori and non-Maori.
This transition is incremental and the change is imperceptible to all but the political activists driving the split governance scheme.
This imminence of it was reinforced by the New Zealand government serving notice that it intended to nationalise municipal water.
This followed the announcement of a centralising of public health currently run by 20 elected boards centred on district local hospitals.
In both these shakeups there is scheduled to be in both outcomes a substantial if not dominant role for those claiming Maori heritage.
Maori electoral districts known as wards are being shunted through for local government authorities.
State broadcasting channels are ramrodding through the Maori language at every and any opportunity.
In this whole evolving framework the government taps into a deep-seated craving for New Zealand to achieve recognition on the world stage wherever progressive values command the agenda.
This is variously described as “holding our head high,” or more colloquially and more famously “punching above our weight.”
The Labour government is acutely conscious of this yearning to be seen to be leading any social advance. It now sees what amounts to condominium government as its instrument for attaining its international “best in class” status, as it sees it.
It knows it has the power to implement a condominium bipartite or two system governance because its polls still continue to tell it that it has the allegiance of the commanding blocs of the electorate.
These voting blocs include the entire education system, anything to do with the media-arts along with most of the other public institutions
In contrast this leaves its National Party opposition holding only the property and real estate sector and clinging with an increasingly tenuous grip to its traditional agribusiness base.
As a condominium looms for the nation it is salutary to examine the last one in Oceania. This was the New Hebrides before it achieved independence in 1980 and became Vanuatu.
Governance was shared between Britain and France. Everything existed in mirrored pairs. There were for example separate British and French governments, which meant two immigration policies, and two corporation laws.
There are signs that the New Hebrides condominium experience has been studied by the local condominium governance architects. This is because language in practical terms became in the New Hebrides era the most serious impediment to smooth running because anything official at all had to be interpreted and then re-interpreted into French and English.
The condominium scheme, the new one for New Zealand, is well under way. So anticipating the same New Hebrides language operational obstacle government agencies daily increase their double up of Maori and English in announcements as well as in correspondence and documents.
Officials in any capacity understand that their career prospects will be much enhanced should they use every opportunity and at the expense of effective communication to apply Maori and ideally whole phrases or better still entire sentences.
In the old New Hebrides condominium inhabitants were given the choice of which government they wanted to be ruled by. The French one or the English one. This is the evolving pattern in the New Zealand scheme.
Matiu Rata (above) was the Minister of Maori Affairs in the nation’s third Labour government and he was renowned for bluntly yet concisely summarising any state of affairs as he saw it.
On one occasion he was asked who exactly was a Maori?
“You are a Maori if you think you are a Maori,” he declared.
As New Zealand incrementally but so purposefully moves toward condominium governance Matiu Rata’s yardstick like the New Hebrides experience demands earnest evaluation.
So does the taxpayer funded report known as He Puapua which has surfaced and which sets out the scheme for the dual governance.
He puapua means a petal. The ministerial working group that compiled the report translates it instead as “a break” meaning a sudden change.
Pastoral farming abolition call hushed up in producer nation media no-go zones of silence
A scheme by the World Health Organisation for a global conversion to plant-based nutrition at the expense of animal foods is running in parallel with COP26.
The switchover scheme is studiously ignored in pastoral economies by politico-media interests taking advantage of a widespread public belief that the World Health Organisation and United Nations are two separate organisations.
They are both part of the same body. The World Health Organisation was created to coordinate health affairs within the United Nations system.
Anything critical of United Nations is no-go territory for media in the Westminster zone and especially in Australasia and especially in regard to the climate change stance of United Nations which is treated as holy writ.
WHO’s collusive communique just prior to Glasgow stated that “a shift to more nutritious, plant-based diets” will reduce global emissions significantly, ensure more resilient food systems, “and avoid up to 5.1 million diet-related deaths a year by 2050.”
The politico media blind eye missed also the irony and condescension elsewhere in the WHO diet proclamation about the need to stick to its parent the UN in order to “save millions of lives every year due to improvements in air quality, diet, and physical activity, among other benefits.”
An unquestioning support for anything to do with United Nations on Australasian state broadcasting has since mutated to the newspaper chains too.
Pulled into this are some curious and censored sub-routines.
One is the silence over the beneficial role of pasture grasslands in absorbing greenhouse gases.
The UN “system” as it is known colonised and then trademarked climate by creating its own climate of belief that nothing much happened before it chose to intervene in the “crisis.”
Among these pre-UN intervention activities are the farm forestry movement, the National Parks, the hydro dams, the catchment and conservation boards, geothermal, and the now banned natural gas which is the feedstock for the much hyped planet-rescuing blue hydrogen.
Another question that needs to be asked is the one be about the United Nations-WHO failure to anticipate and then contain the pandemic now conveniently relegated to a minority “crisis” status in comparison to their own priority proprietary climate one.
The UN system correctly gauged that a faith vacuum had developed among the urban privileged in the English-speaking realm. It filled it with its own customised belief of redemption through climate.
This literally covers a multitude of sins.
It gives governmental authorities everywhere a useful climate change alibi when housing intrudes on fire-prone forests and when investment in water conservation, drainage, and erosion control has failed to match population growth and usage.
Craving the City vote a poll driven Prime Minister cancels UK meat and dairy diet
Pastoral farmers have emerged as the easiest targets for the Glasgow climatists. British prime minister Boris Johnson has proclaimed that Britain will eat “alternative proteins,” instead of red meat.
There are strong indications that Australasian pastoralists are being softened up with the pre-Glasgow plugging of cattle and sheep as villains behind climate warming.
Worse still, Mr Johnson’s vendetta against pastoral farmers targets dairy products as well as meat. Cheese is included on his list of global warming endangered products scheduled to be replaced by protein “substitutes.”
Censored from media channels in ruminant raising countries has been the preliminary skirmishing surrounding the Glasgow menus with activists seeking to ensure that the delegates have plant food diets only at the meet.
Similarly censored in these agrarian supplying nations is the new vehement straight-to-camera determination of Mr Johnson to follow the polls which show him that climate ideology now controls the votes of urban non-productive knowledge workers.
In concert with the meat and cheese purge the City has now formally identified (non pastoral) green industries as the subsidised replacement for the now mature information technology boom of the last era.
A dedicated steak and chips and cheese dietary adherent until just a few weeks ago Mr Johnson’s whoopy-cushion private school buffoonery is being brought to bear on his now extremist climatism.
His new role as arbiter of public taste as enforcer of the national diet coincides with his restoration of the pre-EU Commonwealth trade preference on meat and dairy products.
Giving with one hand, taking with the other and with an even greater accompanying fanfare he simultaneously proclaimed these very same meat and dairy products banned from the approved menu for Britons.
Glasgow showcase attendee president Joe Biden’s polls have been telling him much the same thing as Mr Johnson’s, but for rather longer.
Namely that climate warming is the over-arching cause, the cause of causes, of the educated privileged, and that events such as the Glasgow one represent the key to sealing in this vote by raising the temperature of the “clock is ticking” moral panic alarm.
Unspoken in the Glasgow event is the way in which its promoter United Nations is using it to brush under the carpet the pandemic which its World Health Organisation division failed to identify and detect until it was too late. This is the reason that it insists that climate is always described as the “real” crisis.
Pastoralists accommodate and temporise with the climate doctrine in all its self-scourging forms. This productive sector cannot bring itself to realise that the movement is as much about capturing votes as it is about capturing carbon dioxide.
Prince Charles and his ducal sons both becoming more excitable by the day have bestowed the royal seal of approval on the Glasgow meet anointing it with a ruling class mantra as the “best and last chance” saloon in which to redeem the planet.
Her Majesty has kept her distance from the hysteria. The UK media deliberately and incorrectly interpreted her “irritation” comment as one centred on climate warming itself.
It in fact reflected the Queen’s impatience with heads of state declining to commit themselves one way or the other to attending the conference and in doing so creating for her a protocol and organisational problem of considerable magnitude.
New Zealand’s barely arithmetically calculable warming contribution is assessed as a coefficient of its immense number of gas emitting ruminants (grazing animals) in proportion to the now fabled and diminutive “team of five million” number of humans doing the same thing.
It is this supposed total gas-per-person assessment that empowers the cabinet-sized government delegation from New Zealand to the Glasgow summit with its now suddenly and unexpectedly accelerated anti-pastoral agenda.
Cancelled Subs believed bomb-proof in newly reinforced Green-Climate-Anti Nuclear shelter
France really did learn at the same time as everyone else that its flagship technology deal to build Australia’s submarines was cancelled. The reason was that France’s channels kept telling Paris that the Australian government would not dare to confront its electorate with anything nuclear in any shape or form.
The more Paris interrogated its own channels the stronger emerged this anti nuclear theme and with it the belief in the determination of Scott Morrison government to stick doggedly with the diesel submarines on order.
These channels included France’s own embassies and consulates and also its lobbyists which had the single purpose of monitoring the progress of the submarine construction contract.
Ex Australian federal prime ministers from opposing parties insisted that the deal would continue uninterrupted if only because of the electoral hazards of inviting anything nuclear into Australia.
The linkage between green-climatism-nuclear is stronger in Australia than anywhere else. One development especially convinced France and its informants that this linkage was now about to be massively and unexpectedly reinforced.
News Corporation had been on the sidelines of this three-sided contention if not actually openly sceptical. It was now about to plunge in on the side of the climatists and thus the anti-nuclears.
As indicators of this about-face began to seep out from places such as the chain’s advertising sales operations, so the belief became even more cemented in that France’s diesel submarines were safe simply because they were not nuclear.
After all News Corporation’s success everywhere was built upon the ability to position its media to take advantage of the public mood by accurately calibrating it.
Australia’s susceptibility to alarms about nuclear technology’s threat to existence is due in large part to it being viewed after World War 2 as a sanctuary from the Cold War with its threat of annihilation.
Its anti-nuclear protest movement kept pace with that of Britain which is where many of this era immigrant wave had come from.
This activism has been constantly fuelled and refreshed ever since by Australia’s presence as one of the world’s big three uranium suppliers.
Though the rest of the western world’s defence establishments found the equipping of France’s nuclear submarines with diesel engines rather odd, this was not a widespread impression within Australia itself.
Australia’s quirky tendency to bypass off the shelf standardised defence options in favour of acquiring a unique production run with its own specifications is not unfamiliar.
France’s channels both official and unofficial backed this by telling Paris that their subs were truly safe and that the green-climate-anti nuclear movement, a movement about to be so massively reinforced by the intervention of News Corporation, would keep them even safer.
This was because any nuclear alternative would be interpreted as the thin end of the wedge, a point of entry, for nuclear power stations.
This theory again rang true in Paris long ultra-sensitive to the eagerness of activists in Australasia to display outrage at the mere scent of anything nuclear.
All these informed hunches seemed to outweigh the gathering shifts affecting the zones and conditions in which the submarines would eventually one day operate.
Such as China’s rapid escalation from a perceived benign autocracy which had rescued “a quarter of the world’s population from poverty” into a most visible threat to global stability.
Then came the Kabul evacuation the images of which demanded a global-strength diversion which now took the form of AUKUS.
At first there was a belief that France all along had known the game was up and was recalling ambassadors and sounding its “fury” to extract from its Australian ex customer still greater contract termination penalties.
And yet. And yet. France paradoxically has emerged from the Cancellation as a good and trusting ally.
There were no tripartite intercepts along the Canberra-Washington-London communications triangle. Hotels suites in Cornwall were unbugged. No sources obviously existed at any level at all within the sprawling Australian side of the project …..
France was as surprised as the green-climatist-anti nuclears.
Maori vocabulary in broadcasts shrouded absence of special inoculation initiative and hoodwinked multiculturalists
Auckland is a merchant city and New Zealand’s largest metropolis. Many of its more prosperous and educated citizens were thrilled when Maori phrases and words were routinely inserted into official situation reports on the virus threat and even to the extent of a new name for their city, a Maori one.
They assumed that this display of diversity-in-difficulty was also a sign that politicians and public health officials had an operational plan for a by now obviously vulnerable segment of the public health community.
It turned out that they had no such plan. The liberal use of Maori in situation reports and press conferences was symbolic rather than applied.
As these same urban privileged with holiday homes and skiing trips already booked found themselves absolutely grounded during the extended Auckland region pandemic territorial lockdown there came a chilling realisation.
It was that the government, so outwardly vocally aware of this vulnerable population group, had not positioned its health services to cope with this same group’s obvious frailty in terms of infection.
The impression, a false one as it turned out, that the Labour government had the matter well in hand was only merely being implicitly reinforced by the health officials giving their televised situation reports and routinely injecting into press conferences Maori place names and location descriptions hitherto unknown to the public at large.
This in turn was reinforced by presenters on the government’s television channel announcing for example that this or that had occurred in “Paremata” which most assumed was in the town of the same name but which turned out to mean Parliament
In the middle of all this came the announcement of a re-structuring of the nation’s health apparatus in which the 20 district health boards were to be centralised.
This explained why the biggest boards, the ones in and around Auckland, had had their attentions deflected from reaching the sector likely to be most prone to the Wuhan virus.
Professional managers in the path of this upheaval now found that they had an additional and severe problem to deal with in addition to the existing one of the pandemic. .
Upon the announcement of the planned realignment the leader of the opposition National Party Judith Collins announced that once in power she would reverse it. Especially the proposed Maori Health Authority part of it.
While all this was going on the government announced a scheme to take away control of water from municipal authorities while establishing ownership rights for Maori tribes.
No wonder that an impression had built up among Labour’s devoted Auckland urban privileged constituency that whatever the government did or did not have a handle on, it was most utterly focused on Maori needs in anything at all and especially in applied public health.
In practical terms the Labour government has made little impact with what it terms as its “deliveries” notably in tackling the house shortage so remarkable in a sparsely populated nation.
Its doctrinal stock-in-trade gloss though was sufficient to hold in a state of thrall the politico-media class along with the rest of the urban privileged.
A disappointment in the government’s ability to reinforce its flagship diversity doctrine with a practical and applied underpinning in the form of a different and tailored approach to countering and containing the virus for the diverse now dents this unquestioning devotion.