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RODNEY HIDE talks to ELIZABETH RATA



Rodney Hide talks with the erudite Elizabeth Rata about the intellectual movement which swept through the modern world from the 1960s, post-modernism, and how it joined forces with critical theory and tribalism. Rata states: "This very powerful trifecta has captured our institutions." A thoroughly thought-provoking conversation.


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ron
ron
07 de jun. de 2023

One other thought struck me that apart from the Maori party whose aspirations of Maori sovereignty are clear enough, there's no need of a well orchestrated Government plan to explain much of what's happening now, Maori road signs, re-writing history taught in schools etc. Rather those 3 ideologies that Prof Rata outlines, which have been bubbling away in the background for years, have coalesced to resonate together now in too many peoples' heads. Through some kind of mass formation psychosis mechanism precipitated by Ardern. Powerful, sleep walking stuff that needs no cunning centrally managed plan (would Labour even be capable) for people to be on the same crazy page and start giving away governance to iwi, resurrecting what should …


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The great unwashed will tolerate anything. Thinking makes their brains hurt.

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As Professor Rata points out, clearly & calmly, NZ academics have employed modern, but highly controversial, intellectual fashions to give respectability to an ideological takeover bid. In doing so they have undermined the international reputation of our universities and the social cohesion of our people.

The only upside to all this, is that – because of the timing of our election – an incoming Right of Centre government will have an opportunity to lead the world in demonstrating how to get back on track!

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Agreed

Curtir

A very excellent interview.

From my point of view, those warming to critical theory, race theory, tribalism, etc are simply socialists, unconsciously motivated by theft. Theft of ideas, theft of freedom, theft of wealth, and restrictions upon others.


The reason why it is difficult to have conversations with those promoting these theories, tracks back to faulty emotions that attracted said socialists to these ideas in the first place. All socialists want something for nothing.


And that is the emotions / unconscious attitude of "I want the freebies, and don't want to be answerable to anything or anyone."


The people promoting these ideas are slippery, and ideas are unable to be quantified and qualified because the truth is whatever they…


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I have been a Socialist for most of my adult life but loathe this wrecking crew . They are Totalitarian Fascists masquerading as Socialists. They have little concern for those in genuine need. They have an agenda which drives them to destroy this once prosperous nation and leave it in ruins

Curtir

I’m extremely glad I took the time to listen to the whole episode, as Professor Rata explained the issue brilliantly.


Supporting the Free Speech Union, submitting on the proposed ‘media regulator’ legislation and voting strategically (National electorate, party ACT) are all actions we can take to ensure academic freedom is restored in future.

Curtir

I think we all know what the problems are now and have written extensively on them. All kudos to all these people speaking out. The solution must be and will inevitably be political. I can understand the ACT supporters being passionate as David Seymour was the first main party to speak out. However, there are many Kiwis who simply won't vote for many of the incumbents. Democracy NZ seems to be the choice of the "Freedom Fighters". They now have a you tube channel where the quality of the candidates is evident. As are their policies which align with New Zealand values. We need to get behind only one "new" party if we don't vote for the present lot.

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Michael
Michael
10 de jun. de 2023
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You can’t deny the lockdown was good for the majority. We got to work from home, save money, enjoy a simpler lifestyle and voice our frustrations online.

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