By TONY MOBILIFONITIS
NOW is the time for the ANZAC freedom movement and it’s multitude of parties to wake up to political reality. We’re of course talking about the freedom-loving Aussies and Kiwis who came out by the hundreds of thousands in massive rallies in the Australian and New Zealand capital cities Canberra and Wellington and at other major cities during the Covid plandemic.
The rallies were a great show of unity as people stood up against the planned biowarfare attack and psyop on populations across the globe. But come election time, this same freedom movement fragments into squabbling factions and micro-parties that are lucky to get more than 2 or 3 percent of the vote.
Don’t get us wrong, we at Cairns News have always supported and exposed the concerns of freedom parties and attempted to keep the majors honest by exposing their political games. KAP, UAP, One Nation, the Great Australian Party and the Federation Party are a few examples of how small parties can have a positive effects both in and out of parliaments.
In the case of New Zealand, which holds a general election on October 14th (the same day as our Voice Referendum), a well-established freedom party is poised to have a major effect on the political landscape. NZ First, which got wiped out in the 2020 Ardern Labor landslide aided by some 350,000 voters who defected from the “conservative” National Party, is making a spectacular return, which has the political-media establishment worried.
As we recently reported, veteran NZ First leader Winston Peters has fielded a big team that is now easily polling over the 5% it needs to get seats in the Kiwi Beehive (Parliament). This will force the corporate dominated “opposition” National and Act parties, which are struggling to make gains despite the collapse of Labor, to go into coalition with NZ First. This would be the equivalent of the Liberal-National Coalition of Australia being forced into coalition with One Nation.
Peters does not have to go far to reveal his establishment enemies. In an interview with the government-funded junk entertainment channel TV1 and its program Q&A, Peters ripped into their star news boy Jack Tame, who he pulled up for lying, “arrogance”, “bulldust”, “wasting viewers time”, being a “dirt merchant” and running “amateur hour” – all very apt descriptions for egotistical mainstream TV celebrities.
In an ideal situation for the NZ freedom movement, NZ First would get further support from one or two of the 10 freedom and alternative parties. But the chances of those smaller parties getting over 5% are not high, even if parties like NZ Loyal with 32 candidates are out there making a splash along with Freedoms NZ, with 35 candidates, running convoys and rallies up and down the country.
We should mention that Freedoms NZ is an actual coalition of four freedom parties running under the Freedoms NZ umbrella. Those parties are Outdoors & Freedom Party, Vision NZ, Rock the Vote NZ and Yes Aoteroa. It represents a partially successful attempt by church leader and activist Brian Tamaki and prominent lawyer Sue Grey to bring small parties together.
Both Freedoms NZ and NZ Loyal have impressive lists of candidates but the harsh reality is the other eight parties – Democracy NZ, New Zeal, New Conservatives, Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis, the Women’s Party, Leighton Baker Party, New Nation Party and Animal Justice will also be scrambling for a part of that protest vote. The frustrating thing is that most of these parties share common conservative, anti-UN, anti-woke, pro-individual liberty beliefs.
This scenario brings us back to NZ First, which unlike all these relative newcomers, has a 30-year history in the political arena and has again managed to capture a reasonable slice of the voting public at a time where distrust of big media correlates to distrust of big-party politics.
What is also different about this election is that alternative media in the form of Reality Check Radio (RCR), Counterspin Media and other online sites is having an increasing say. Unfortunately some of that, such as the rather nasty attacks by Counterspin’s Samantha Edwards on Cam Slater of RCR and Brian Tamaki of Freedoms NZ, is counterproductive and uncalled for.
Slater, who has a wild political history and family links to the National Party, is one of the smarter political commentators to inhabit alternative media and one of a number of an impressive line-up of commentators making an impact via the online station.
Slater figures that NZ First is the best chance for the freedom movement to put what he calls a “handbrake” on the likely National-Act Party government, which polls indicate will not get the 61-seat majority they need.
The prospect of NZ First and maybe one or two other freedom parties holding the balance of power would send shockwaves through the political establishment and threaten the grip of globalist power placed over NZ by Ardern’s Labor socialists.
Slater dismisses objections to Peters based on his handing of power to Ardern in 2017. He says National’s leader Bill English (who eventually ended up on the board of Wesfarmers) simply refused to do a deal with him so he went with Labor instead who were prepared to deliver more of what he wanted.
Peters’ achievements included twice stopping the big-pharma sponsored Therapeutics Products Bill in 2007 and 2017, although it was eventually passed after he exited Parliament in 2020. He also removed a dangerous “investor states settlement clause” clause from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (supported by Labor and Nationals), introduced the SuperGold discount card for pensioners and had the ailing NZ Police Force boosted to counter gang violence.
Slater also points out that it was the 350,000 National Party voters who defected to Labor in 2020 and gave Ardern an increased majority and dumped NZ First. Were these “conservative” voters actually stupid enough to be seduced by the media who painted Ardern as a new political goddess?
Slater is quite open about his issue with the fractured freedom movement: “I’ve been saying this for a long time, and especially directed at people in the freedom movement, you can’t form a party and get in and change the world in five minutes,” he said on a recent show.
“A party like NZ First or indeed Act or the Greens who have been around since 1972 in various different forms, that’s how long it’s taken them to get to where they are … but NZ First took 30 years to get to where they are now. The Act Party is similar – they’re both creatures of the MMP environment.”
That is the stark reality that Samantha Edwards of Counterspin either doesn’t understand or refuses to face. Edwards’ accusation that Slater’s advice to avoid a wasted or protest vote on a small party unlikely to get more than one or 2% is “a psyop” is ill-informed. Edwards is also the subject of a defamation action against her by Tamaki, whose church she previously attended.
All of this is unfortunate, since Counterspin Media otherwise does a brilliant video-centric job of exposing the lies and hypocrisy of the current mainstream political leadership worldwide and plays a key role in the ever-expanding alternative media.