On the International Men’s Day edition of Trans Tasman Talk, Tim and Dieuwe discuss other political issues that have been blamed for causing the NSW bushfires, the latest China diplomacy issues in both nations, refugee transfers and an interestingly timed royal visit.
The bushfires debate is still raging in New South Wales, with a feminist campaigner suggesting that firefighters aren’t that brave because they will go home and beat their wives.
Israel Folau ignited another firestorm of his own after the media promoted his latest sermon where he suggested that the fires in NSW were God’s displeasure following the recent abortion liberalisation. There’s a bit of Biblical support for such punishment, and the same government that gave its blessing to abortion liberalisation also enacted the green policies that allowed the fires to get out of hand.
Farm protests were held in New Zealand, with more than 1,200 marching on Wellington last week and then another 3,000-4,000 gathering in Greymouth on the west coast, to protest the Zero Carbon Bill, waterway policies and forestry subsidies. Establishment MPs who attended were booed and heckled. Jacinda was out of the country.
Shane Jones, the infamous NZ First MP, referred to the protesters as “Ngati Redneck-ery” (Redneck Tribe), and Simon Bridges “promoted” Maureen Pugh (whom he referred to as “effing useless” in leaked tapes) to the position of MP for West Coast issues. Dieuwe suggested that farmers should not forget that both parties have abandoned them and should not fall for the empty promises that will inevitably be broken.
China was back in the news, with Liberal MPs Andrew Hastie and James Paterson being banned from entering China for a study tour. The Chinese government has ordered they recant their sin of criticising Beijing, but both have refused and Australia has broken off a human rights collaboration project.
It has been revealed that New Zealand taxpayers have given a $250k subsidy for Chinese propaganda films to be made in the country. A line from one film reads as follows: “anyone who offends China, no matter how remote, must be exterminated.” They sound just like the Daleks.
The Nauru asylum seekers made headlines again as Guardian writer Behrouz Boochani made his way to New Zealand, hoping to get a UN refugee resettlement in the USA.
Scott Morison is trying to get the infamous “medevac” laws repealed that have allowed illegal aliens to enter the country via medical procedures. One refugee was found to have had a botched penis enlargement performed on him.
The injustice system was highlighted by the case of Rouxle Le Roux who posted Instagram photos of her at the beach in a bikini with an ankle bracelet. The 18-year-old is nearly finished serving her sentence of a few months’ home detention after killing a 15-year-old in a hit-and-run when she ran a red light after a night of drinking and drug-taking.
Cases like this highlight the inversion of the justice system and how cold-blooded murderers can get away with just about anything in New Zealand, Australia, and much of the post-Christian West.
Prince Charles has been visiting New Zealand, which has resulted in a few gaffs almost as bad as Prince Andrew’s recent pizzagate interview. Duchess Camilla did bring some entertainment though as she botched a “hongi” that looked more like it was going to end up as a big smooch for the poor Maori greeter.