I believe that one of the major problems with New Zealand is that New Zealand’s elite (such as it is) does not care for New Zealand, & has no loyalty to New Zealand, but elsewhere, whether to the Anglosphere
in matters of defence & security, to China in matters of economics, or to the United Nations in terms of foreign policy. In my view, The New Zealand elite views this country as two things:
- An economic zone; &
- A backwater imperial province
Because of this mindset, they do not view New Zealand as a unique nation with its own identity, let alone one that ought to be
preserved. As an economic zone, the main concern is that New Zealand’s Gross
Domestic Product is continuing to grow, which it is, due to factors that in the
long run will destroy any conception of New Zealand as anything other than an
economic zone (let alone a nation), such as allowing rampant immigration with
the effect of straining public services as well as whatever societal cohesion exists here. As a backwater province, the New Zealand elite’s conception of New Zealand’s place in the world is one not of submission, but outright subservience to the point that we can’t even make up our own mind on our own interests; our economic interests are dictated to us by Beijing, our security
interests are dictated to us by Washington & reinforced by Canberra, & London expects our loyalty while not really being loyal to us in return. This, I believe, has put New Zealand into debasing itself by being a Lisa Simpson, a whiny little b****, a desperate cry for attention from a minnow increasingly ignored & marginalised by those who claim to be her allies. Let me explain:
New Zealand: An Economic Zone
Because New Zealand is seen as just an economic zone, they don’t want to foster the image of New Zealand as a nation, so they don’t foster solidarity between different sections of society, & fosters instead
a form of political warfare through partisan liberal democracy. This can be clearly seen through the nature of partisan politics: Labour (nominally representing the proletariat) & the erroneously-named National (nominally representing the bourgeoisie, but mostly representing the globalist corporates who fund them) for starters, before we even get to the plethora of minor parties that seem to have no other discernible purpose than to serve as an
adjunct for the major party of their choice. Because of this, no effort is made in politics to encourage any kind of national solidarity; to the contrary, they instead seek division in a sort of divide et impera, which is mad,
unless you see their vision of New Zealand as an economic zone of humans as
economic units. This quite gross & frankly inhuman & monstrous vision for New Zealand (as a small part of a likewise world) is something I greatly fear.
New Zealand: An Imperial Backwater
Since 1840, NZ has been a backwater province of the British (now American) Empire, & as such with generations of egalitarian propaganda, New Zealanders have been deluded into believing that social class is an evil that has been eradicated here in New Zealand. The reality is much
worse, of course; the elite have not been eradicated, far from it. What has been created is an elite that is, in many ways, detached from New Zealand; they are loyal to the Empire, not to New Zealand. Due to their very close links & bonds to the rest of the Anglosphere, many of them are increasingly detached from New Zealand to the point that they are simply ignorant to New Zealand’s interests at best, & traitorous at worst.
The numbers of New Zealanders leaving overseas, especially for Australia & the United Kingdom, proves this. As the New Zealand elite, the very people that would, in a healthy New Zealand, be personally invested in the welfare & the national interest of New Zealand, the very people the New Zealand nation needs, are plucked away from here & are scattered overseas
& inculcated with the values of the Anglo-American Liberal Democratic Empire that shackles New Zealand to itself. They will mostly stay abroad, & those that do return, return not with any real love for New Zealand, but many return to their nominal homeland with a revulsion at the parochial, provincial character of their nominal compatriots, oblivious to the glaring fact that New Zealand is sinking further into irrelevance & decay through neglect by the
very people who could attempt to turn things around, but when their country
needed them most, they vanished.
Their actions stunt New Zealand’s national development, as such an elite ends up seeing themselves not as a national elite, with a duty to their country & their people, but as a provincial elite whose loyalty is to the Empire, not to New Zealand, & not only view the people of New Zealand as unwashed plebeians who must never be allowed to control their own destiny, but also see themselves merely as a branch office for the Empire, whose purpose is not to articulate New Zealand’s national interest, but to manufacture New Zealand’s consent (& dare I say, subservience) to the
policies of the Empire, no matter how detrimental to New Zealand’s own interests such policy may be. Naturally, this leads to a mentality where our “leaders” don’t factor in New Zealand’s interests at all into their
decision making, but act as good little toadies of the Empire. It also leads to
a situation that, between the elite leaving for Imperial Service & many others leaving because of the neglect, stupidity & incompetence of the policies of the New Zealand provincial leadership meaning that they struggle to live their best life here, where so many people are leaving New Zealand that the government solves this problem through “Other Means”, notably
through an immigration Ponzi scheme where the government decides to import
massive numbers of people to not only stave off the significant population losses incurred as a result of the exodus from New Zealand but to supposedly fill gaps in our economy. Of course, no-one ever thinks about the impact such rapid importation of people has on the environment, on infrastructure, on New Zealand’s natural resources (some of which are, frankly, pretty stretched as it is).
New Zealand’s Stunted Nationhood
The main effect of these measures is that New Zealand essentially undergoes a demographic churn effect, where different groups of people are brought here in wave after wave, constantly, without respite, where they are expected to live together in harmony. Of course I’m not going to
discount entirely the possibility that some live in “harmony”; many do, of course. However, human nature never changes, & when the demographics of an area is in constant flux it is hard to create a community spirit, let alone community solidarity that comes with high social trust, & without that community spirit, it is extremely difficult to knit these communities together into a self-confident national spirit that doesn’t rely heavily on the consumerist hype of international sports.
Without solidarity, there is no nationhood. Simple as that. Here’s an example:
New Zealand as we know it is less than two centuries old. The New Zealand of 1820 is nothing like the New Zealand of 1920, which in turn is nothing like the New Zealand of 2020. The last two centuries have been
nothing short of demographic flux for New Zealand. I want to reiterate this point because I believe it’s really important, as it is the key to unlocking not only New Zealand’s history, but also New Zealand’s future – demographic flux is not conducive to the formation of a healthy national identity. It’s a very good way to destroy social cohesion, & thus not a good way to create it. In many ways, we are still undergoing the consequences of the last demographic upheaval, that of the mid 19th century as the various Maori tribes were fast being demographically replaced & spent that time creating the seeds of Maori nationalism, which of course ended up being buried under the weight of British settlement. I maintain this point: most of New Zealand’s Wars were caused not simply by land sales or land disputes, but by fast demographic change & the inability of Maori to resist such change politically.
I know it was a bit of a tangent, but I hope it proved my point – people don’t like being demographically replaced, & those who
ignore the lessons of history do so at their peril.
Even considering the rather short timeframe that New Zealand’s identity has had to develop in less than two centuries, in less than ten generations, what has developed is a rather embryonic form which, naturally, is heavily informed by the British, but due varying degrees of Maori
influence is not a 1:1 British carbon copy.
That’s to be expected, of course.
However, there are still many Maori who have a negative view of the events that have happened over the last two centuries, especially the consequences of their demographic replacement. This, of course, makes it difficult for them to see the descendants of those who replaced them as fellow countrymen. This means that such Maori (who probably make up the bulk of the constituency of the Maori Party as well as that of the Green Party & a good-sized chunk of that of the Labour Party as well) thus see mass immigration not as a threat
to their position in this country (which they foolishly think will be upheld by the Treaty of Waitangi forever & a day no matter the demographic makeup of the country), but as “revenge against Whitey”.
Like I said, foolish.
One of the main products of this is that New Zealand has a stunted sense of nationhood, not based on an organically-developed history & identity but on consumerism, decadent liberal democratic values & other
varieties of the rot that afflicts the English speaking people for several centuries to the point that they are doomed to destruction.
Slavish Loyalty & its Consequences
As the New Zealand we know is a creation of British imperialism, naturally New Zealand has developed a loyalty to Britain, which was good as long as the British Empire was in existence. However, as the
British Empire has decayed over the last century (in earnest over the last half century) into an Anglo-American Empire, New Zealand has matured from a backwater
province of the British Empire to a backwater province of this Anglo-American
monstrosity. As the United States has, since World War 2, taken the lead in this
relationship, Britain has taken a progressively more submissive role in the
relationship, & the so-called “special relationship” between the United States & the United Kingdom resembles less an alliance & more that of a master & servant duo. It matters not how much America abuses the relationship in their drives to drum up support among their European vassals (oops, I mean allies) for one of their hare-brained imperialistic wars for democracy, where some countries have the courage to tell the Americans where to shove it, the British never seem to have the guts to do so. In this, the British not only function as a sycophant, but as has been witnessed several times during the Trump administration, the British can be seen trying to keep America on the track of leadership of the Liberal Democratic Empire, especially now as powers such as Russia & China question the fundamentals of the said Empire & attempt to “cause chaos” by undermining confidence in the Empire.
Not that it’s required. The Empire is doing that fine
all on its own.
Britain’s subservience is bad news for Canada, who otherwise has no leg to stand on in its Quarter-of-a-Millennium-long struggle with the United States for the soul of British North America; one which the Traitors (sorry, Patriots) mostly won in 1783, but with the Loyalists fleeing to Canada & founding Anglo-Canada with what they salvaged from America, they would always be a threat to America’s Manifest Destiny & to its liberal republican identity. America would spend the next two centuries
undermining & ultimately expunging Canada’s conservative heritage & corrupt Canada into an America clone, thus completing the work begun in 1775.
With the loss of the North American colonies, Britain spent the next century founding colonies in what we know as Australia & (reluctantly) coming to rule New Zealand as well as fighting the Dutch in
southern Africa. By the beginning of the 20th century, with the federation of six colonies into the Commonwealth of Australia & the South African colonies into the Union of South Africa, New Zealand found itself one of the smallest members of the British imperial family (except for Newfoundland, the British Caribbean colonies, & perhaps some of the smaller colonies). Being such a relative minnow among the increasingly larger members of the British Empire, New Zealand’s policy was that of loyalty to Britain.
With that said, in recent decades New Zealand has found itself caught in a very tight position. For standing up to the Americans in the 1980s on a rather trivial matter that could have been solved very easily with a little information, the NZ/USA portion of the ANZUS Treaty was suspended. Over the last few decades, more & more trade has occurred with China, & is now getting to the point where New Zealand is becoming dependent economically on trade with China. This development is, of course, extremely concerning, as it is this dependence on China that replicates New Zealand’s previous dependence on trade with the United Kingdom that came unstuck when the latter entered the European Economic Community in the 1970s. This dependence on Chinese trade is also a concern as New Zealand is also an apparently loyal minion of the American-led Liberal Democratic Empire, an empire that seems like it has seized upon the People’s Republic of China to play the role of the
Soviet Union in a new Cold War.
These developments, of course, make it difficult for New Zealand, as in a rather servile fashion it is attempting to balance loyalty to two empires: an American Empire (by then not even an Anglo-American Empire, as the United Kingdom had by then completely submitted to America, since then
being America’s most loyal vassal) & a Chinese Empire. One is rotten, decadent & decaying, & the other is certainly rising, but is also fundamentally rotten to its core as
well, papered over by constant & frankly cancerous economic growth. In addition it’s surrounded by enemies, even if they need American support to not be absorbed into the Imperium Sinarum. We find ourselves having to choose to pledge allegiance to either Satan or Lucifer, neither of whom care about us, neither of whom would ever do anything for us. This frustrates me, as it seems that New Zealand (& indeed everyone in the Pacific) is forced to be a vassal of either the Imperium Americanum or the Imperium Sinarum.
Being an idealist & a romantic, I’m really
frustrated that there is no “none of the above” option. For people like me, who
oppose both Chinese decadence & arrogant entitlement as well as American
decadence & rot, people believe the choice to be so binary, that there
isn’t & never can be a third option.
I say we’re not trying hard enough.
The Elephant Across the Tasman
All the while we may not even make our own choice, as Australia may end up making our decision for us, based on their interests,
which may not necessarily be ours. This is what naturally happens when you are
overshadowed by a country larger than yourself. For the last century or more, certainly since Australian federation, New Zealand has functioned as Australia’s
sidekick; a loyal minion that might grumble at their position & sometime treatment but ultimately would remain loyal. All of this happens while Australian banks take control of our financial sector, while Australian companies leech billions of dollars in profits from New Zealanders (along with other multinational companies), while Australia (& the UK, USA & Canada,
among others) leeches our best & brightest away to their shores, thus stunting New Zealand’s development, retarding New Zealand’s opportunities to grow, to be better, to improve as a nation, & making it harder for New Zealand to improve its lot. They leech from our economy to the point where they hold far more control over New Zealand than even the bogeyman China, but
because they’re Australia, our friendly trans-Tasman big brother of a neighbour, it’s alright for them to hold us by the balls. Such is New Zealand’s relationship with Australia where even if we avoid putting our lot in with the great powers, Australia will never let us diverge too far from them, lest they find their eastern flank anything but totally secure.
A Final Rant
Because of this, I believe New Zealand will never be truly sovereign within the context of the current international order, for I
fear that if New Zealand, the minnow, increasingly ignored & expected to continue
to be a loyal minion, expected to serve The Club gratefully as the Omega Wolf of Orwell’s Oceania, suddenly grew the guts (or perhaps was mad enough to grow such guts) to stand up to America & its minions, to truly stand up to them, not just over some trivial matter that could be solved easily but over
something more fundamental, I fear that in such a position New Zealand would be
standing alone. In such a position, America would not give New Zealand (or indeed any other member of the Anglophone Axis that stands at the core of the Liberal Democratic Empire) the chance to be independent. No, not at all; I fear that the full force of the Anglophone powers would be upon us in New Zealand, to force us back into line, to force us back into the pack, to put us back in our place, & I fear that Australia would lead that charge. New Zealand would be subjected to an assault such as it never has before (mainly because it hasn’t),
economically, diplomatically, politically. Such a New Zealand would, in such an
event, be fighting those nations which had been its closest allies. It would be scarring for New Zealand to be fighting such nations, for such leaders to be constantly fighting an endless barrage of propaganda, of pressure, political, economic, diplomatic & otherwise. I would even entertain the not-entirely-unthinkable notion that Australia would in such a situation carry out in the name of the Empire acts of political subversion against New Zealand if the New Zealand leadership
proved to be especially obstinate. This, of course, would occur with the full cooperation of the New Zealand “elite”, the provincial elite they are, for the most part they would happily betray their nation in the service of the Empire, especially those in intelligence & the bureaucrats, perhaps even the military. They would not be traitors, they would be loyalists defending the interests of the Empire against the mad ravings of a populist insurgent who dared entertain such madness.
It would take an extraordinary leader to stand up to them, & one with great fortitude (let alone great power) to not be destroyed
by their assault. They’d be mad, completely mad, but extraordinary.