Becoming?

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32 Responses to Becoming?

  1. Mother Lode says:

    Becoming?

    It is the archetypical Hegelian dialectical triad: ‘Becoming’ is the synthesis of ‘Being’ and ‘Nothing’.

    And she does spend a lot of her time being nothing.

  2. John Bayley says:

    Does she mean there may be resistance from at least some Kiwi voters against moving to full-on communism?

  3. billie says:

    fence sitting is an international pastime

    more difficult as China becomes more aggressive and combative

    gosh, what a surprise!

  4. Paul says:

    Ardern, the appeaser in Chief. Just run up the white flag.
    Human rights is too hard for the left wing to bother with anymore

  5. kae says:

    What, has she just opened her eyes?

  6. Chris M says:

    Well there isn’t so much difference government-wise.

  7. Roger says:

    Human rights is too hard for the left wing to bother with anymore

    One could argue that realpolitik is the only option for an inconsequential nation like New Zealand.

    Only I thought they were better than that.

  8. Mother Lode says:

    Human rights is too hard for the left wing to bother with anymore

    They can’t do human rights because humans are individuals with different tastes, ambitions, fears etc. That is why we say human rights should be about freedom – the freedom to find what works for you.

    But freedom of others does not deliver power. Trying to fashion a weapon out of the bewilderingly varied is not practical for a smart person, much less a lefty.

    So they create categories to put people into, as if they are homogenous. And once you persuade people to see themselves in these categories it is off to the races. Get categories a and b to side against c. Next day get a and c to side against b. Then b and c against d, etc.

  9. Infidel Tiger King says:

    Kick them out of Five Eyes and the Rugby World Cup.

  10. Rex Anger says:

    5 Eyes they’ll never miss.

    But cut them out of the Rugby Tests and all the citis will burn…

  11. Strayan Drongo says:

    NZ foreign minister has face tatts? No ragrats!!!

  12. H B Bear says:

    She’s not quick.

  13. Primer says:

    Bwaaa….
    The greatest benefit of being a NZ citizen is visa free entry to/ permanent residence in Australia. When Jacinda pisses Australia off she is mindful of that privilege because it’s the irresistible lever of last resort for Morrison.
    Any NZ Prime Minister who loses that privilege for Kiwis is electorally an ex-parrot.

  14. Tom says:

    Everything now happening in China – the human rights abuses, the Big Brother fascism of central government control over citizens’ lives via social media monopolies – is a direct result of the totalitarian ideology that socialist dregs like Adern have believed in and sworn by since they were wannabe revolutionaries at university – only now it’s approaching the stage where the communist Chinese empire must crush the free West or collapse.

    Dregs like Adern and Daniel Andrews – neither of whom has ever had a real job in the real economy – must either change their lifelong political beliefs or perish while their democracies remain democratic as voters post-Kung Flu will tip them out.

    Their lifelong activism has begun to bear the fascist fruit it was designed to produce.

  15. Arky says:

    Jacinda Aderrrrrrrr Aderrrrrrrrrrrrr derrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.

  16. Arky says:

    Dregs like Adern and Daniel Andrews – neither of whom has ever had a real job in the real economy – must either change their lifelong political beliefs or perish

    ..
    Everyone who was part of the 40 years of offshoring to china and all the decisions taken to get us here must resign and retire from further public comment before we can move ahead and look to solve the massive cock up they have left us with.
    To all of them I say: Just go.

  17. Roger says:

    Everyone who was part of the 40 years of offshoring to china and all the decisions taken to get us here must resign and retire from further public comment before we can move ahead and look to solve the massive cock up they have left us with.

    Henry Kissinger for starters.

  18. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV) says:

    Everyone who was part of the 40 years of offshoring to china and all the decisions taken to get us here must resign and retire from further public comment before we can move ahead and look to solve the massive cock up they have left us with.

    I was going to buy something online last week, and just before I pulled the trigger I noticed there was a 2-3 week delay because they ship out of china to “keep costs down”. oh. hang on. quick peek on aliexpress and the local $200 item discounted down to $150 is …. $20 plus a couple bucks for shipping on ali. Same bloody photos.

    It’s going to take few nukes to disentangle the west form this den of snakes.

  19. Old Lefty says:

    New Zealand has a defence policy: it’s called Australia.

    Meanwhile, Gans has pulled up the left huperoffspring rights advocates and Greens for claiming the evil fascist-racist genocidal ecocidal India travel ban is unprecedented and racist to boot. He points out that Secular Saint Jacinderella has had the same policy for weeks without condemnation from the left.

  20. Captain Katzenjammer says:

    Ardern has finally suspected that China doesn’t use John Lennon’s “Imagine” as their guide for foreign policy.

  21. Squirrel says:

    The temporizing and dog-whistling by NZ on Five Eyes vs. China and the piffle in Ardern’s speech today are just a futile attempt at delaying the inevitable.

    Australia tried ever so hard to be nice to the CCP, and for so long was a good little puppy which never barked or bit back regardless of the provocation because we just loved the doggy treats tossed in our direction – and then the breaking point was reached. The same will happen, eventually, for NZ.

    More broadly, the self-interested posturing by NZ on this issue is a reminder that we should be very grateful that they chose not to join the Australian Federation (and are most unlikely ever to try to use the constitutional loophole which could still let them in).

  22. yarpos says:

    “5 Eyes they’ll never miss.”

    or be missed I’d suggest, their contribution would be miniscule

  23. Roger says:

    More broadly, the self-interested posturing by NZ on this issue is a reminder that we should be very grateful that they chose not to join the Australian Federation

    Alexander Downer got one thing right recently.

    Commenting on NZ’s recently increasing its trade ties with China whilst we are under sanctions, he said, “They used to be our best mates. Not anymore.”

  24. Bruce says:

    @billie:

    “fence sitting is an international pastime”

    Lots of fun when the top strand is barbed!

    Maybe they like it that way?

  25. Perfidious Albino says:

    She means Beijing is increasingly no longer content to just let her sit on the fence playing both sides and it’s starting to get awkward internationally and domestically. A mouthful of choppers, headscarf and head-tilt will only get you so far, afterall…

  26. jo says:

    Kiwis don’t get permanent residency as of right. Have to go though the same procedure as anyone else.

  27. Frank says:

    She’s run out of other people’s money.

  28. Primer says:

    Nonsense, they can effectively live here as long as they like with no further paperwork.
    Welfare benefits are another matter.

  29. FlyingPigs says:

    John Bayley says:
    May 3, 2021 at 2:17 pm
    Does she mean there may be resistance from at least some Kiwi voters against moving to full-on communism?

    They have been ‘moving’ to that for 50 years.

  30. FlyingPigs says:

    Tom says:
    May 3, 2021 at 4:51 pm

    ….
    now it’s approaching the stage where the communist Chinese empire must crush the free West or collapse.

    Dregs like Adern and Daniel Andrews – neither of whom has ever had a real job in the real economy – must either change their lifelong political beliefs or perish while their democracies remain democratic as voters post-Kung Flu will tip them out.

    Their lifelong activism has begun to bear the fascist fruit it was designed to produce.

    well said Tom

  31. old bloke says:

    Kick them out of Five Eyes and the Rugby World Cup.

    Replace New Zealand with Japan in Five Eyes, then teach the Japs how to play rugby.

  32. rickw says:

    Dumb bint.

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