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Opposition to ‘Aotearoa’ Name Change — The BFD

Don Brashbassettbrashandhide.com Don Brash was Reserve Bank Governor from 1988 to 2002, and National Party Leader from 2003 to 2006 The Maori Party has launched a petition calling on Parliament to change the country’s official name to Aotearoa and “officially restore the Te Reo Maori names for all towns, cities and place names”. According to…

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Lizzie Confuses Reputation with Free Speech — The BFD

 

When Renae Maihi went to court, I couldn’t help but wonder where Don Brash, David Seymour and the free speech brigade were. Given that Brash and his “Free Speech Coalition” quickly rushed to court to defend Lauren Southern and what’s-his-face Molyneux’s right to free speech, I waited for them to run to the media to…

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Hobson’s Pledge a ‘divisive group of haters’ — Your NZ

Hobson’s Pledge, led by Don Brash, has always been controversial. The Māori Council wants them investigated, believing that an accumulation of statements and behaviour justifies a complaint being made to the Human Rights Commission. saying they are inciting racism and violence. This is getting into tricky territory in the free speech versus hate speech debate. […]

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Equal citizenship is not hate-speech — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

 

Banning Don Brash from a university is one thing but suggesting that advocacy of arguments made by New Zealanders such as him should be made illegal is a whole lot worse. It was precisely these sorts of threats that sparked the creation of the Free Speech Coalition last year. They have set up a petition…

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Individualism sets us free: Part one — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

 

I will be in the audience at Jordan Peterson’s first show on Monday night. Over the second half of 2018, New Zealand experienced significant cultural debates about free speech. This was as a result of a series of visits by controversial speakers and Dr Don Brash having his permission to speak at Massey University withdrawn.…

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Safetyism — Kiwiblog

Jo Black writes in The Listener: New Zealand has no shortage of people ready to take offence at any hint of racism or gender bias, or able to detect any trace of political correctness or the nanny state. Former National Party leader Don Brash was “disinvited” to speak at Massey University by Vice-Chancellor Jan Thomas.…

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Massey Vice Chancellor appears to have lied over Brash ban — Your NZ

The controversial cancelling of a student political club event at Massey University due to the scheduled inclusion of Don Brash kicked up a lot of discussion about Brash’s views (strongly criticised by some), about free speech, and about free speech at universities. The issue has been raised again by David Farrar, who through emails obtained […]

via Massey Vice Chancellor appears to have lied over Brash ban — Your NZ

On being ‘a member of Don Brash’s club’ — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

 

Kia ora koutou, I’ve never actually published a written article on Whaleoil before, just a few vlogs and satire videos. I’m currently working on a much longer article covering such topics as identity politics, victimhood culture, ‘privilege’, oppression and ‘allyship’, as they pertain to Aotearoa. Fun stuff. I’ll be back to making YouTube content in…

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Simon Wilson: Nigel Farage, Don Brash and friends — New Zealand Herald – Top Stories

COMMENT: Former UKIP leader Nigel Farage talks to Herald writer Simon Wilson ahead of his visit to Auckland in early September. Nigel Farage is a very nice man. On the phone from London, it’s not even …

via Simon Wilson: Nigel Farage, Don Brash and friends — New Zealand Herald – Top Stories

Don Brash expands on why he doesn’t rate John Key — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

 

Don Brash has expanded on his comment the other day about why it is he thinks John Key shouldn’t rate: Quote: On a recent TV programme, I was provoked into quoting a recent assessment of the Key/English Government by Kerry McDonald, a former director of the New Zealand Institute of Economic Research, and chief executive…

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Face of the day — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

 

Don Brash has been nominated for New Zealander of the Year. Voting for Don Brash will not only be a vote for a worthy recipient but it may also help promote the Free Speech Coalition and the incredibly important cause of protecting our freedom of speech in New Zealand. Anti-free speech activists have done their…

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Lizzie Marvelly vs Don Brash — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

 

Lizzie Marvelly weighed into the free speech debate with a column in a Newspaper yesterday, saying how she could do with far less of Don Brash in her life. Just a guess, but I would imagine the feeling is mutual. Quote: I’ve met Don Brash, and I have actually enjoyed time in his company. He…

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Bombs & shots fired: An article by Not Jan Thomas — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

 

My name is Not Jan Thomas and I have been proven right as this report in a completely non-biased newspaper proves. Quote. Quote:Protesters made their mark at a free speech debate when former National party leader Don Brash took to the stage to defend the right to freedom of expression. Almost 600 people packed out a…

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Are you a dandelion, a tulip or an orchid? — New Zealand Herald – Top Stories

COMMENT I’m going to write something that’ll make Don Brash cross. I think I might (seriously) like to start a new minority rights movement. Yes, another one! I know PC-gone-mad, right? But it’s time …

via Are you a dandelion, a tulip or an orchid? — New Zealand Herald – Top Stories

What an ungrateful bastard, and why Chester Borrows was in the wrong party — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

 

Everyone in National knew Chester Borrows was a wet and in the wrong party. Yesterday he proved it with a dripping wet column in the leftist rag, the NZ Herald: Quote: Hearing Don Brash express his views never ceases to make me cringe. Almost everything he says is anti-Maori and the polar opposite to where…

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Shouty protesters prove Don Brash’s point — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

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Democracy an Endangered Species

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Don Brash banned from attending Massey University by invitation to speak about his political career for fear he might say something someone didn’t agree with? Ridiculous! He is not known for threats or violence, but is a clear thinking, intelligent man. 86% of respondents to a Herald poll said they did not agree with such a ban.

With our government’s tacit endorsement of protest activity that intimidates and terrorises those who may represent a different view, democracy becomes the only loser.

New Conservative Leader, Leighton Baker, says, “Labour and the Greens campaigned on greater openness and transparency in the last election. Freedom of speech is about openness and transparency.

“While some want to normalize language considered vulgar and offensive by most on the one hand, they want to silence healthy debate on the other. New Zealanders deserve more from their elected representatives than allowing activists to dictate what law-abiding citizens can hear.”

Freedom of Speech is no more a right of the individual, as it is a necessity to uphold true democracy. The informed, collective voice of the people is our best guide, and without it democracy is lost.

“New Conservative congratulates University of Auckland for their willingness to buck the trend and stand firm for open, honest, respectful debate on a matter central to true democracy. The debate to be held at UoA this Thursday with Don Brash and Elliot Ikilei our Deputy Leader is a victory for Free Speech. Thank you for keeping democracy alive,” adds Mr Baker.

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Face of the day — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

 

The University of Auckland will not be following Massey University’s decision to ban former Reserve Bank Governor Don Brash from giving a speech.[…] Brash is due to participate in a debate at the University of Auckland [tonight] He will be speaking in favour of the motion, has PC culture gone too far to the point…

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Massey’s Brash ban may help free speech — Your NZ

There were very mixed views over Molynuex and Southern coming to New Zealand trying to claim that free speech meant they should be given speaking platforms. Molyneux in particular promotes some fairly objectional views, and it looks like they provoke criticism and attract attention to make money. But today when the Vice Chancellor of Massey […]

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Soper: Massey ridiculous to ban Don Brash from speaking — New Zealand Herald – Top Stories

COMMENT: If Massey University’s Vice Chancellor Jan Thomas really wanted to get a handle on hate speech she should go on social media and have a look at what the trolls are now saying about her. Banning …

via Soper: Massey ridiculous to ban Don Brash from speaking — New Zealand Herald – Top Stories

Massey vice chancellor Jan Thomas tries to explain Brash ban — Your NZ

After controversially barred Don Brash yesterday from speaking by cancelling a student political society event at Massey University, vice Chancellor Jan Thomas tried to explain this in an interview on Newstalk ZB. Massey University defends barring Don Brash Larry Williams: What were the reasons for cancelling? Jan Thomas: The reason we cancelled was because the […]

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RNZ, te reo Māori and Brash — Your NZ

Ki te tangata? An increased use of te reo Māori on Radio NZ has been a talking point for some time. It doesn’t bother me, but I think it is overdone at times. But it has bothered Don Brash. Late last month: There was a response by Emma Espiner at Newsroom: The threat of Te […]

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Don Brash on Maori wards in Auckland — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Don Brash has an opinion piece at the NZ Herald on Auckland Council’s dalliance with Maori wards: With the Auckland Council voting in favour of a Maori ward – and seeking a legislative change to bypass the inconvenience of having to get the agreement of Auckland citizens – nobody seems to be asking what such…

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Don Brash is having sticky knickers — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

With Winston floating the Maori Seat referendum, Hobson’s Choice’s front man is looking for one of his bucket list items to be realised. It looks as if whether to have a referendum on the Maori electorates will become a defining issue in the post-election negotiations, Hobson’s Pledge spokesman Don Brash said today. New Zealand First…

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Another case of Free Speech leading to a Human Rights complaint. It drives me nuts — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

The Human Rights Commission has received complaints about a series of leaflets including from Hobson’s Pledge, a group fronted by Don Brash, which aims to end what it calls ‘race-based privilege’. The leaflets from the Hobson’s Pledge group and an associated publishing company came in a group of three and outline claims about special treatment…

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