Gambling with New Zealand: Detecting Key & Associates Richly Racist, Rort-filled Propagandist Power Crimes Behind Hosting the TPP Treaty Signing Rituals at Sky City Casino

 

Behind New Zealand’s hosting of the now sunk-Trans-Pacific Partnership economic super-treaty on 4 February 2016 was a secret stratagem to scapegoat Māori with an enemy image, and frame TPPA protestors as an ignorant ‘rent-a-protest’ crowd.

By being forced on13 January 2016 to admit they were hosting the TPP Treaty signing rituals – because activists had found out – the New Zealand Neo-Colonial Government showed they had leveraged their use of private spaces, secret proceedings and outsourced, privatized political advisors to build into their deceptive strategy the control over time. The intent was to manage a crisis of legitimacy, by undermining a groundswell of democratic opposition, and game indigenous Māori, who were hosting New Zealand’s Anniversary Waitangi Day commemorations, to appear ‘Mickey Mouse’, violent, and unreasonable. The stigmatizing of Māori occurred so that then-prime minister John Key would not have to face terse debate, spirited protest and the possibility of someone throwing something at him.

In this investigation, I find Key & Associates’ trumped-up ridiculing of TPP Protesters, deception stratagem and avoidance to attend at the Waitangi Treaty Grounds amounted to a brazen political conspiracy, in breach of section 240 of the Crimes Act, which deals with fraud – including deceptions for political and economic gain – through the exploitation of deceptive stratagems, tricks and devices. Despite John Key quitting and the Trans-Pacific Rim super treaty being shelved, these fraudulent, criminal and unsafe practices will continue until New Zealanders confront the belittling of social movements, the undermining of democratic processes and the scape-goating of Māori to resolve the crises of the Neo-Colonial ruling class in the Queen of New Zealand’s far, far away South Pacific Realm.

 

By Steve ‘Snoopman’ Edwards, 3 February 2017

 

In a Casino Far, Far Away …

 

The symbolic signing of the 12 ‘country’ Trans-Pacific Rim Treaty signing ceremony held in the South Pacific city of Auckland New Zealand on 4 February 2016 was all meant to have been a carefully crafted propaganda event, down to the choice of location, timing and rituals.

But, the day of the Trans-Pacific Rim super treaty signing at Sky City Casino – just two provocative days before the 2016 commemoration of the country’s founding Waitangi Anniversary Day – New Zealand’s Neo-Colonial Government had to manage a crisis of legitimacy.

Brazenly underpinning this crisis of legitimacy was a calculated gamble.

The Neo-Colonial Government had bet that they would win the battle of ideas by crafting a propaganda strategy to manage perceptions as a set of clustered events unfolded. The then-prime minister John Phillip Key expected to exploit the speed of those clustered events to create a copy reality. The intention underpinning the Key Ministry’s racist stratagem was to frame TPPA protesters – and Māori in particular – as enemies in the public mind.

The risk taken by the Key Ministry was calculated because it was predictable that a large protest against the Trans-Pacific Partnership signing ritual would take place and would be seen by tens of thousands of office workers. Indeed, the whole country heard about the Auckland protest, the CBD blockades and the other protests happening nationwide the same day. News site recorded high traffic volumes.[i]

Because New Zealand’s hosting of the TPP Treaty signing took place a mere two days before the annual commemorations of the initial signings of the Treaty of Waitangi of 1840 between Māori rangatira and flag-obsessed British Crown agents, a large proportion of TPPA protesters viewed the ceremonial signing at Sky City on 4 February 2016 as provocative. Especially because New Zealand’s Neo-Colonial Government ‘failed’ to re-examine its legitimacy to govern following a 2014 Waitangi Tribunal finding that the first Māori tribe – Ngāpuhi – to sign the Treaty of Waitangi did not cede sovereignty to the British Crown, and nor did the other tribes that followed.[ii] More galling, the then-prime minister was not censured for subsequent saying New Zealand was settled peacefully,[iii] a brazen remark that belittled the loss of sovereignty by conquest, crown confiscations and collusion of the courts following Britain’s Wars Against New Zealand Maori from 1845 to1872.[iv]

By hosting the signing in an isolated moated-location 8,619 miles from Washington D.C. – far, far away from where it would have been politically potent amid America’s election campaigning, the security-vetted Sky City Casino Complex provided a safe-haven. If something were to go wrong – as it did – the risk is low and can more easily be contained. Indeed, because New Zealand is a far, far away developed South Pacific country, with a small conformist English-speaking Tax Herd of 4.7 million, it is routinely exploited as a control to conduct world’s experiments in social, political and technological engineering. That, I contend, is the logic that Key’s political advisors ran with.

But how would New Zealand’s Neo-Colonial Government have the confidence to trick citizens that the country was to be used to stage super-treaty signing rituals that required stealthy harmful stratagems?

Hardcore propaganda.

In societies that have the appearance of formal democracy, yet are afflicted with great disparities in wealth, rulers ‘need’ a propagandist system of communication because the state cannot openly intimidate and suppress ‘free’ populations without losing the legitimacy to rule. Propaganda here means the mass deployment of persuasive techniques by dominant coalitions in order to gain society’s submission. Such societies will be crisis-ridden and are termed Civil Oligarchies.[v] An oligarchy is a coalition of super-rich people, or oligarchs, who use their vast economic resources to steer the trajectory of whole societies. Edward S. Herman and Noam Chomsky argued in their book Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media that the news media’s construction of the world served to protect ruling class power. It turns out that New Zealand has its very own Civil Oligarchy of rich-listers who rule behind a shelled-out democracy, with the helpful propaganda of five market-dominating media cartels – MediaWorks, Fairfax Media, NZME, Sky TV, and the state-owned corporatized TVNZ.[vi]

The primary targets of Government and Corporate propaganda are the business community and civil servants, who have been indoctrinated to believe that ‘free-market’ commerce is free of ideology. Ideology here means a set of beliefs or ideas that are fused together by symbols into a formalized coherent framework or world picture, whose design frames boundaries of acceptable thought that reflect the prejudices and preferences of the dominant ruling groups, in order to mask systemic contradictions.[vii]

The actions of Key & Associates are explored by detecting four ideological functions – distortion, legitimation, integration and control – that were present as events linked to the TPP Treaty signing ceremony unfolded. I do this by applying French philosopher Paul Ricoeur’s framework to theorize ideology that he developed in his “Lectures on Ideology and Utopia”. I fuse this ideological modeling with conspiracy law theory to model for deceptive propaganda deployed as fast-moving clustered events, or Speed Politics. Conspiracy law was developed out of the recognition that groups of people can inflict more harm upon society when they act collectively, as opposed to a person acting alone. A conspiracy is a secret agreement to augment more political power while intentionally being detrimental to society – and may even appear to be legal, whereas collusion involves agreements for economic gain where the intent that underpins them remains hidden. Since it is rare to gain evidence of secret deals, I have commandeered circumstantial evidence to show that the criminal group – Key & Associates – committed power crimes to underpin their actions in the clustered events examined here. My research shows a “meeting of the minds” or “conscious parallel business behaviour”, which can be used to support other evidence.[viii] Indeed, as Tony Molloy QC said to the New Zealand Herald in 1999, “you can often prove criminal intent from people’s actions and the circumstances”.

The intent had been to keep the 6,000-page text of the 12-country Pacific Rim economic super-bloc treaty classified for four years after signing,[ix] but a global groundswell of opposition created a crisis of legitimacy in completing the deal following WikiLeaks’ release of four chapters in October 2013.[x] Under the now-shelved Trans-Pacific Partnership framework, the intention was to standardize the laws of partnering countries, outsource state-based policy-making to the supranational arena, and remove nation-based democratic participation.[xi] At this thin end of the wedge, the TPP Treaty Deal-Doers changed from a stratagem of stealthy secrecy to sudden spectacle, or ‘speed politics’. Speed politics is designed to ‘manage the optics’, or appearance, of fast-moving clustered events, so that a copy of reality is created, “politics ‘disappears into aesthetics’ ” – as Monash University lecturer in international law Eric Wilson has identified more generally in his critiques of Deep State power crimes perpetrated by elite criminal groups that have captured the government apparatus.[xii]

Like all plots, the carefully crafted propaganda detected here did not all go according to the script.

The Key Ministry had – along with all the other partnering countries – planned to keep the timing (and place) of the TPP Treaty signing a secret, to minimize any opposition and game Māori at Waitangi. However, the Chilean, Mexican and Peruvian economic and trade ministers had let slip on January 5 2016 in online communications that New Zealand was to host the TPP Treaty signing ceremony,[xiii] a development that anti-TPPA activists spotted in early January 2016. An official at the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade confirmed on January 12 that it intended to host the symbolic signing ritual.[xiv] But, the Neo-Colonial Government would not say where the event would take place, a clear move to mitigate the build-up of a groundswell opposition coalition.[xv]

On this score, when a local Māori tribe, Ngāti Whātua, declined to be used as politically correct extras for the secretly negotiated ‘trade deal’, the New Zealand Government’s political hygiene test went awry. The Neo-Colonial Government’s plans for a strong indigenous welcome[xvi] turned into a dismal hastily-organized Micky Mouse-looking farcical powhiri performed by ring-ins. Furthermore, the TPP Treaty signing ceremony was marked by a 15,000-strong protest group,[xvii] which included motorway off-ramp and intersection blockades – organized at short notice – that together shut down the CBD streets of Auckland City.

Another metaphorical spanner in the works occurred between the TPP Treaty signing day of 4 February and New Zealand’s Waitangi Anniversary Day of February the 6th, in the form of a low-velocity flying rubber dick slung by nurse Josie Butler at New Zealand’s Minister of Economic Development.[xviii] This event went viral on news websites and social media and became rich material for comedian John Oliver, and dented the ruling classes’ overly stretched limousine-monopoly over ideas.

I trace four ideological functions that needed to be met for the New Zealand Government’s hosting to be a perfect success, in the event itself, and with four other closely related events. The five related occasions were: (1) the day of the propaganda-laden signing of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Treaty in Auckland on February 4;[xix] (2) the protests opposed to the signing;[xx] (3) nurse Josie Butler’s sex toy throw at the Minister of Economic Development Steven Joyce at Waitangi on February 5;[xxi] then-Prime Minister John Key’s ‘Go to a Coliseum’ move on Waitangi Day;[xxii] and (5) and comedian John Oliver’s scathing video of the sex toy story in response to Joyce tweeting,[5] “Someone send the gif over to John Oliver so we can get it over with”.[xxiii] This event cluster yields patterns. In mathematics, it can be shown that three related events create a pattern, from which subsequent related events can be predicted. By way of example, the number sequence – 3, 6, 9 – yields the predictable next number, 12 and so forth. I show how Team Key ‘failed’ to promote the scroogy-tight time-window for a public submissions intake on the TPP Treaty that took place between February 10 and March 11 2016. Key’s no-show at Waitangi to debate the Trans-Pacific Rim super-treaty fits this pattern to undermine democratic participation, exploit dirty attack politics and perpetrate a political fraud while brazenly attempting to transfer sovereignty into a supranational arena.

For these four functions of ideology to work effectively, Key & Associates relied upon the activation of game theory, which in turns requires players to post hostages advance the game. In game theory, hostage postings can take many forms, the underlying logic is to function as a mechanism for producing and stabilizing cooperation in social circumstances that require collective action. The act of posting a hostage signifies a provisional promise to cooperate if other actors also post a hostage, and will result in defections on the next move if another player does not post a hostage too. In their paper, “Resolving social conflicts through hostage posting: theoretical and empirical considerations,” psychologists Gideon Keren and Werner Raub noted that “tacit communications of threats and promises are two major message strategies used to influence the behaviours of others”.[xxiv] Therefore, during a crisis, it is these threats and promises that can be expected to occur regularly as key players manoeuvre to advance their positions in the transforming power structure.

The choice of location was provocative for several reasons.

The symbolism inherent to signing a mega-economic bloc treaty in a complex that houses a casino in Auckland City, or Tāmaki Makaurau, two days before Te Tiriti o Waitangi commemorations, signified Neo-Colonial players were advancing the game together. Indeed, during a morning press conference the then-super-rich Prime Minister John Key stated the symbolic line, “As a country, we won’t get rich selling to ourselves,” which served the distortion function of ideology as this sugar-coated promise was widely reproduced through the news media with little direct criticism.[xxv] Thus, New Zealand’s Tax Cattle were contaminated with toxic ‘Done Deal’, and ‘Get Rich’ zombie viral memes. A meme is to a culture what a gene is to an organism, it is a code imprinted with instructions to direct behaviour.[xxvi]

As zombie viral memes that worked like offering the prospect of finding a golden ticket to win Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory, they were vital components of a pro-corporate news frame. A news frame is the reconstruction of an event according to a particular focus, and what constitutes acceptable social discussion as opposed to politically dangerous lines of investigation, thought or ideas.[xxvii] News frames work by creating meaning out of easily recognised storylines or narratives, concepts and symbolic images that exist in a culture’s social memory.[xxviii]

The TPP Treaty signing ceremony was, in essence, a Bandwagon spinfluence ritual designed “to create the illusion that everyone is backing a particular movement” and “appeals to the common desire to follow the herd, whilst reinforcing the fear of being left behind”, as New Zealand-born Nick McFarlane defined it in Spinfluence: The Hardcore Propaganda Manual.[xxix]

The second prong of John Key’s morning presser required him to convey contempt for protesting New Zealanders by repeatedly referring to “some” anti-TPP Treaty marchers as a ‘rent-a-protest’ crowd via the news media.[xxx] Key said manipulatively:

“I think a whole lot of Aucklanders will just see that in the category of ‘rent a protest’”.[xxxi]

Key performed this ritual of animosity to construct a stigmatizing enemy image in the public mind. Stigmatizing treatments produce scapegoats – whether they are persons, groups or organizations – that become targets on which to project blame, animosity and fear. In the drama of the telling, stigmatizing treatments tend to be very effective at obscuring the causes of news events.[xxxii]

But Team Key was not done yet dealing out cards from the Animosity Deck. The Neo-Colonial Government’s choice of timing was provocative too.

 

Always Go to Waitangi… [Pause] Not.

In the prime minister’s February 4 afternoon press conference, Key delivered another manipulative two-pronged communications stratagem. The Rich-Lister acting as a prime minister announced he would not be going to Waitangi. Key claimed that Te Tii Marae at Waitangi had, in effect, subjected him to a ‘gagging order’ and that Ngāpuhi iwi leader Kingi Taurua had threatened violence and a riot if Key showed up.[xxxiii] Key stated:

“I can’t go as the prime minister of New Zealand onto a marae with a gagging order. And if I go onto that marae and I speak … then as [Ngāpuhi kaumatua] Kingi [Taurua] says he would incite a riot”.

The news media outlets ‘failed’ to identify Key’s claims as a wedge tactic aimed at Māori. This wedge tactic relied on seizing control of the one dimension at Waitangi open to Camp Key to warp – Time.

The other three dimensions – Space – were under Te Tii Marae and Ngāpuhi iwi jurisdiction.

In-built into the stratagem to host the TPP Treaty signing – that involved keeping the timing and place a secret to minimize a groundswell of oppositional demonstrations – was a decision to game Māori at Waitangi. By hosting the Pacific Rim super-treaty two days before Waitangi Day, the Key Ministry’s coercive stratagem meant that the host community at Te Tii Marae would find themselves under increasingly constrained time to make decisions as they liaised with multiple groups.

When it is recalled that the New Zealand Government was forced to admit on January 12 that it was hosting symbolic signing rituals and would not divulge the location, the Key Ministry actually had three weeks to liaise with Te Tii Marae – and longer – if Key & Associates had been upfront about hosting the TPP Treaty signing ceremony.[xxxiv]

The pre-Waitangi discussions were about whether Key could speak on the marae, or even come, given that Ngāpuhi elders, including Kingi Taurua, had concerns about the escalation in protest if Key attended. Furthermore, Kingi Taurua had initially stated his view was that Key and his Ministry should not come to Waitangi, was because he said the Government was undermining the Treaty that Māori had with the Crown – on January 17! In other words, Key & Associates did nothing to de-escalate the vexatious situation because the exploitation of Waitangi as a hotspot was part of their plan.

Earlier, on January 26, Key had said:

“Every year, there’s always been a call for me not to be able to go, or some sort of protest. But I’m not going to gatecrash the place, in the end, if the governing body of the marae say they don’t want me there, then I won’t be there.”[xxxv]

In essence, Key had acknowledged Waitangi was a hotspot, which in propaganda terms means a place that is known to arouse intolerance in people along fault lines, or cultural divides, such as race, religion and social status. According to the Hardcore Propaganda Manual, a wolf’s job is to:

“identify a hot spot of intolerance and fan the flames of bias to ignite radicalization. Intolerance toward the other group’s differences turns fault lines into open divides. Once divided, the Tax Herd is easily conquered.”[xxxvi]

Waitangi becomes an easy target for New Zealand’s ruling class to dismiss many issues as if they are only important to Māori because most New Zealanders’ experience of it is filtered through the mass media, where institutional racism is rife is as common as homogenized milk.[xxxvii] Key’s repetition of this Kiwi slang for attending a party uninvited was intended to cement a falsity as universal truth, a staple to propagandist media diets like fries are to fast food franchises.[xxxviii]

While the media’s coverage of the TPP Treaty signing and protests on 4 February 2016 was extensive, the content ‘accidentally’ lacked a big picture context. TV3’s Newshub 6 p.m. coverage offered the most biased, inaccurate reproduction of the Waitangi controversy and, in effect, posted a hostage – the Right-Enthusiastical Political Editor Patrick Gower – who happily worked to resolve the crisis of legitimacy for the Aotearoan Neo-Colonial Government. I will contrast Newshub’s coverage with the slightly-deeper-than-surface context other media outlets offered.

In a studio set-up, Newshub anchor Mike McRoberts asked political editor Patrick Gower, “Patrick, has John Key made the right decision?” Gower responded:

“Absolutely. He had no choice but to do this. He essentially went to the marae, ‘Make my day. Make my day.’ And they did. And now they look very foolish.”

Gower’s ‘Make my day. Make my day’ refrain invoked the cultural reference to Clint Eastwood’s role as tough cop Dirty Harry, who ritually provoked criminals to a dual, saying the now-famous line, “Feeling lucky punk? Go ahead. Make my day.” After all, one of Key’s nick-names is the ‘Smiling Assassin’. Gower followed the ‘Make my day. Make my day’ phrasing with the phrase “And they did”. TV3’s political editor was suggesting Te Tii Marae had fallen for a strategic trap, wherein the Waitangi marae, under the antagonizing pressure of having an expansionist mega-economic treaty signed two days prior to Waitangi, would appear to struggle with reaching a decision due to their own fault.

The problem here is that for TV3’s political editor to frame events this way, their 6pm news bulletin did some dishonest editing to shore-up Key’s justifications for pulling out of attending the Waitangi Treaty signing commemorations.

In her story on John Key pulling out of Waitangi, TV3’s Newshub reporter Jenna Lynch covered the apparent change of stance from the marae over the prime minister’s speaking rights for the upcoming Waitangi Day commemorations. To clarify what led John Key to claim he would have been subjected to a ‘gagging order’, Lynch focused on exchanges of letters and email communications between Te Tii Marae at Waitangi and the Office of the then-Prime Minister. A letter from Te Tii Marae to the prime minister’s office, dated on Tuesday February 2 2016, stated that Key’s address on the marae would be a speech “without any political korero”, as the graphic in the TV3 Newshub story emphasized. Earlier in the day of February 4, Key said his office sent a letter to Te Tii Marae asking for clarification on his speaking rights and had given the trustees a 4 p.m. deadline. When Key’s imposed deadline passed without a reply, Key claimed he decided he would not go to Waitangi. Jenna Lynch finished her piece saying directly to camera that due to the gagging order, John Key was “forced” to abandon going to Waitangi.

 

However, what Lynch did not point out is that rule number 4 in the letter states, “Your political address to the people will take place in the political forum tent adjacent to the marae” and he was allocated an hour! This omission was crucial because it not only created the perception that the marae at Waitangi and Ngāpuhi tribe were providing no remedy and that the so-called gagging order was total. Lynch’s story did, however, include Taurua saying he was “pissed off” John Key was not coming because he wanted debate.

Rather tellingly, during its midday newscast, TV3’s Newshub allowed for more subtly into the controversy, with reporter Alex Baird noting Te Tii Marae did offer Key the opportunity to speak in the political forum tent.[xxxix] But, the six o’clock news bulletin is the one that really counted because that has the biggest news audience.

Meanwhile, OneNews at 6 p.m. provided the nuance that was missing in Newshub’s 6 p.m. newscast, stating that Te Tii Marae offered the opportunity for John Key to speak in a tent set up for political speeches.[xl] The New Zealand Herald included Kingi Taurua’s counter view to Key’s riot-inciting accusation, in which he said, “I’m hurt by that. I’m not inciting violence, I’m only encouraging people to protest about the policies.”

Ironically, it had become public on January 22 2016 that New Zealand Police had undergone riot training focused on TPPA protest scenarios, under a directive from Police National Headquarters.[xli] It would seem the Police National Headquarters’ directive to conduct riot training was more about anchoring a new norm to serve Team Key’s propaganda stratagem, a point made by TPPA protest organizer and Auckland Law professor Jane Kelsey when she was asked about the riot training, as well as police home visiting activists at their homes.

Key audaciously made another claim that also worked to cast Ngāpuhi and Māori in general as scapegoats to resolve a political crisis for New Zealand’s ruling Civil Oligarchy. First, Key said the deliberation that took place at Te Tii Marae “looked Mickey Mouse”, implying that they were amateurish or disorganized.[xlii] Key’s Mickey Mouse accusation occurred hours before the 4pm deadline, not a gracious thing to say to provoke a peaceful powhiri, especially as noises coming from the mouth of a representative of the New Zealand Crown. Here, Key brazenly dog-whistled to stigmatize Māori individuals and groups. Dog-whistling is a public relations industry tactic to produce messages that work like a high-pitched whistle that will only be fully-audible to those directly targeted for persuasion, while others will not be offended. The tactic is deployed to amplify peoples’ fears, frustrations, or prejudices, and transform them into anger, as investigative journalist Nicky Hager reported in his 2006 book: The Hollow Men: A Study in the Politics of Deception.

 

 

 

 

The news media made much of Key breaking a promise that he would ‘always go to Waitangi’ after his predecessor Helen Clark had stayed away for three years. The controversy in the late 1990s and early 2000s involved speaking rights for women on marae.[xliii] Ngāpuhi kuia Titewhai Harawira had argued that a female prime minister should not get preferential speaking rights before any other women – including Clark – during the formality of the powhiri.[xliv] Indeed, one woman who supported Titewhai Harawira at that time said, “We are not going there for a confrontation or to start a riot. We are going because we support Titewhai and her right to speak on the marae before Pakeha women can.”[xlv]

It turns out that Kingi Taurua had said earlier in the day of February 4 that the decision to restrict Key from making a political speech in the wharenui at Te Tii Marae was for his own safety. If a political speech were delivered by Key in the wharenui, it could have easily turned into a screaming match, said Taurua, who was also not allowed to make a speech in the Treaty grounds meeting house.[xlvi] The task to facilitate the political forum tent was allocated to activist-politician Hone Harawira,[xlvii] a prospect that would have made the Key Ministry’s Political Risk Meter ‘blink red’. Harawira could colourfully facilitate rigorous speeches, with highly news-worthy lines in between, capable of slicing the Smiling Assassin into flailing slithers like the silicon cyborg cop in Terminator II: Judgment Day.

New Zealand’s Acting Prime Minister used the February 4 press conference to spinfluence the media and public into thinking that Māori dissent was baseless. Key said, “some in Māoridom believe there hasn’t been enough discussion, enough consultation, if you like. We would utterly reject that because there’s actually been years of discussion with Māori about TPP”.[xlviii] No journalists pressed him for any examples to back up this claim, as this point. Brazenly, Key had claimed on January 25 at Ratana Pa, south of Wanganui City, that Māori had been included in TPP discussions for years, and audaciously implied that such communications were sufficient, inclusive and not in breach of te Tiriti o Waitangi. Māori were not only excluded from the TPP Treaty negotiations and not privy to the text to make fully informed decisions. A High Court ruling in October 2015 against then-Trade Minister Tim Groser’s blanket refusal to provide Jane Kelsey and others with TPP Treaty negotiation documents,[xlix] in effect, showed that the Government regarded itself to be in a superior position to Māori, a status contested by Māori leaders.[l] The High Court found Tim Groser’s behaviour to be unlawful. The case was led by Jane Kelsey, Consumer New Zealand Inc, Greenpeace of New Zealand Inc, Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, New Zealand Nurses Association Inc, and the New Zealand Tertiary Education Union Te Hautū Kahurangi o Aotearoa. This attempted multi-state censorship to get a deal done with no scrutiny is not a benign paternal act for the public interest. Key also claimed to the news media that he had been disrespected Te Tii Marae, that his status as prime minister would have been diminished – to help justify his ‘Mickey Mouse’ Maoris dog whistling.

Media bias can also be seen from the way One News led their bulletin with political reporter Corin Dann covering the Trans-Pacific Mega Cartel Deal signing.[li] He outlined the 15 years of work behind the deal, instead of conveying that ‘ordinary’ citizens have been denied participation for that long. Dann, with a pen in hand, featured himself talking directing to the audience in a ‘piece-to-camera’, which can conjure the idea that the audience is getting a savvy insider’s view. Instead, it was the most basic information being conveyed because all media outlets had not done nearly enough news, current affairs and documentary coverage over the preceding years. Although Dann at least asked a question to convey the concerns of protesters outside that the deal would give too much power to U.S. corporations, including more power to sue the New Zealand Government, he let the U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman get away with deploying PR-speak, partly because he had not done his homework on the big picture. This exclusion of activists from news stories where elites voices are interviewed is a common elite-bias well noted by media scholars.[lii]

When Media Missionaries Agree to Believe: TV One’s Coryn Dann and Simon Dallow re-inforce the core beliefs of Global Neo-Colonial Capitalism because heretical non-establishment news-sources can’t make counter-notes in the script margins.

After this story aired, news anchor Simon Dallow staged a scripted conversation with the Crown-owned TV One Free Trade Missionary, Corin Dann, which was intended to support the government’s planned TPP Road-show. The road-show, was really a heavily guarded traveling Power-point Presentation, itself designed to be another manifestation of the Bandwagon spinfluence ritual.[liii] Once the story had played, Dallow deployed Team Key’s ‘Done Deal’ meme and performed the ideological legitimation function. Dallow said:

“Alright, it is signed, it is done. But there is still plenty of debate to go on. The signatories have to go through the process of putting it into action, the ratification, and so on”.

According to this Fake-Democracy Framing spinfluence ritual, all John Key’s Government and the other 11 governments needed to do ‘sell’ the ‘trade deal’ was for the New Zealand public and the other country’s respective citizenries, to “’buy’ the deal”.[liv] By framing the rail-roading of the TPP Treaty to ratification with the language of ‘the market’, One News was, in effect, deflecting attention from the coercion inherent to the speed politics that underpinned the propagandist-signing event so soon after releasing the final 6,000-page text on January 25 2016. It was ironic that Dann described the provocative signing ceremony as being like a “parallel universe” to the protest outside, because speed politics creates ‘copies of reality’, wherein the crimes of power that underpins the visible politics are designed to ‘disappear into aesthetics’.[lv] These power crimes include the global deployment of the Shock Doctrine, or economic warfare, to reset the world under a Neo-Colonial framework, whereby vast trans-national cartels – owned by the super-rich and backed by the coercive power of strong states – are busy constructing regional economic super-blocs.[lvi] Thus, the real intent, secret stratagems and actual history of the Global Neo-Colonial Project is hidden, while the alleged benefits are talked up – just like the selling job to con Māori chiefs into signing the Treaty of Waitangi!

Indeed, Corin Dann, in effect, inoculated the power crimes that underpin the Trans-Pacific Mega Cartel Deal by saying that the lesson to learn will need to be more transparency and less secrecy with future trade deals. Inoculation is a public relations (PR) tactic where the weakness of the matter at hand is acknowledged, then quickly brushed aside. The intention is that the news audience will think nothing more of it, satisfied that there is nothing under-handed to see.[lvii] It is important to note that propaganda works just as effectively whether or not the media missionaries are fully aware of the implications of what they are communicating. That said it is not the job of a political reporter or a newsroom to appear to function as a ‘Pep-Talk’ forum for a government, a corporation or – as we shall see – for activists. By anchoring a new norm in this way, it is especially unseemly when it is the Neo-Colonial State broadcaster’s lead political reporter doing such ‘Pep-Talk’ theatrics with the news anchor, a rope’s throw away from the Sky City Casino and Corporate Cartel Conference Complex.

TVNZ and TV3 aired dirty political hit-pieces on their 7 o’clock ‘current affairs’ programs of February 4 that were designed to ridicule protesters, distort the event and make it seem like hardly anyone in attendance at the protests knew much about the Trans-Pacific Rim deal. They were also more concerned about the inconvenience to the Kiwis-as-motorists social group. Indeed, Road Transport Expert Toni Street on TVNZ’s Seven Sharp and Human Rights Expert Heather du Plessis-Allan on TV3’s Story delivered condescending performances about why blocking intersections is either inconvenient or harmful. For example, Heather du Plessis-Allan threw down some paper-work, which we can presume had nothing intelligent to say, flayed her arms open like a colonial missionary saying a mass to ‘the natives’ while holding the God-Force in the palms of her hands, to implore, “It just makes the traffic worse guys!”

Meanwhile … TVNZ’s Road Transport Expert Toni Street performed her typed tele-prompt script saying:

Well, it was certainly a slow drive into work today with the TPP protests in full swing. There’s no doubt this deal has both benefits and costs for New Zealand. After-all that’s how a deal works doesn’t it? You concede a little to hopefully get what you’re after. But, if you’re opposed to free trade and therefore opposed to the TPP, good on you for making a stand today and fighting for what you believe in. But, to those that threw themselves on the motorway risking their own lives and the lives of others, I’m not quite sure what that achieves. Stopping traffic through the main arterial routes, well that could be preventing parents rushing their sick child to hospital. Or it could have stopped a pregnant woman reaching the delivery room in time. If garnering support to oppose the TPP is what you’re after, today’s actions might have just done the opposite.[lviii]

Wow! Amazing epiphanies about the planetary power shifts underpinning the TPP Treaty.[lix]

These emotive appeals to traffic inconvenience remind me of the media cartel’s reportage of the Foreshore and Seabed hikoi over the Waitemata Harbour Bridge, where media missionaries showed more concern for the swaying of the bridge and the traffic delays than the actual issue at hand.[lx] (New Zealand’s Labour-led Neo-Colonial Government asserted that the Foreshore and Seabed are part of the Queen of New Zealand’s hereditary possessions – without actually wording it that way).

TVNZ’s Mike Hosking recalled as he was driving to work a statement and question by a radio caller:

“To think that it is what they [TPPA protesters] say it is, is to believe that we sent out into the world idiots, fools and clowns who went and sold us out – and why would they do that? Why would they send people out to undermine an entire nation?”

 

Notwithstanding the irony of Hosking’s Fallacy of Appealing to Popular Wisdom[lxi] in the form of a radio caller to help construct a distorted narrative that all TPPA protesters were misinformed, Hosking omitted the deceptive stratagem to pick out those that either knew least, or could be manipulated to look like they had nothing relevant to say.

The ridicule, contempt and hostility underpinning Seven Sharp’s attitude toward the Auckland TPPA protest is detectable in Street’s grammar, Hosking’s body language and reporter Tim Wilson’s story treatment to ‘put the test in protest’. Hosking informed the audience that they sent reporter Tim Wilson out “armed with a very special quiz to put those campaigners to the test”. The irony was that Seven Sharp failed to mention that by deploying Wilson to the TPPA protest to ‘put campaigners to the test’, the program was producing pro-corporate/government propaganda to program their audience to believe they were simply watching idiots, fools and clowns who had nothing intelligent to proclaim to counter the dominant claims of professionals.

Indeed, as I was on my way to getting New Zealand’s news media to do their jobs properly by researching and writing this essay, I found a statement from a ‘I Knew My Facts Guy’ in the comments section about The Spinoff ‘s video account of the news media’s more shambolic coverage of the TPPA Protests. The ‘I Knew My Facts Guy’ alleged Seven Sharp’s Tim Wilson asked him for an interview. He recalled he told the reporter, ‘I knew my facts about the TPPA’, to which Wilson evidently replied that he was planning to trip him up on TV. To this, the ‘I Knew My Facts Guy’ – ‘All New Iain’ – said he suggested the proper thing to do would be for the reporter to track down the organizers to interview them. ‘All New Iain’ said he did not realize the reporter was there to do a “discredit [piece] for that prick Mike Hosking and the very poor TV show Seven Sharp”.[lxii]

In spreading the cult propaganda of Global Neo-Colonial Capitalism and the universal empire under construction,[lxiii] the news media – for the most part – failed to make it clear that protest is designed to disrupt commerce and government in order to make everyone stop. One exception was The New Zealand Herald’s David Fisher, who was able to point out how effective the tactics had been, because he has trained his brain to be mushy-melon-resistant to the news media’s project to zombify the Kiwis-as-consumers social group.[lxiv]

 

The slyness inherent to these performances is that the broadcasters appear to be giving helpful pep talks to protesters. In fact, the media missionaries were manipulating the networks’ target audiences to shut down critical thinking processes. The media cartel media missionaries were cueing people to engage with the TPP-Treaty issue on an emotionally reactive basis. Therefore, the networks’ traffic ‘concerns’ were logically flawed arguments, as classified in a book called Attacking Unreasonable Arguments, which its author Professor T. Edward Damer could point out. They can be classified as Arguing from Ignorance, which is a Fallacy of Missing Evidence. This logical flaw is defined as, “Arguing for the truth (or falsity) of a claim because there is no evidence or proof to the contrary or because of the inability or refusal of an opponent to present convincing evidence to the contrary”.[lxv] By sticking to journalistic absenteeism, news outlets failed to supply or seek substantive counter-arguments to the Trans-Pacific Rim Treaty that would justify blocking intersections. The pattern of the media focusing on the delays for traffic was also the logical flawed reasoning of Manipulation of Emotions, which is a Fallacy of Irrelevant Appeal, which is defined as “attempting to persuade others to accept a position by exploiting their emotions instead of presenting evidence for the position”.[lxvi]

Given the propaganda produced by some news media missionaries to construct enemy images, it is therefore, telling that nurse Josie Butler resorted to “throwing a dildo at a politician to open up [the TPP Treaty] debate” – as she put it – the following day.[lxvii]

 

The Maiden Flight of the Dildo & Key’s ‘Go-to-a-Coliseum’ Card

When Butler famously threw the rubber dick at Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce, she called out, “That’s for raping our sovereignty”.[lxviii] Predictably, Key gave a limp rebuttal to Butler’s inspired ‘news crashing’ moment.[lxix] The un-Smiling Assassin flaccidly remarked that he was appalled because, he claimed, what Butler did had hurt New Zealand’s reputation, saying the world would think we celebrate our national day by throwing dildos at government ministers. Here, Key & Associates were seeking to emotionally hijack gullible New Zealanders.

Butler rebutted:

I’m appalled that our taxes paid for the Prime Minister to watch sports and talk about a sex toy on our National Day instead of doing his job and representing the Crown at Waitangi.[lxx]

Instead of attending the Waitangi Day commemoration of the initial signing of the Treaty of Waitangi between the British Crown and the misled Māori chief signers on February 6, super-rich John Key opted to attend a NRL Rugby League Nines match.[lxxi]

Here the political action figure – ‘Mr Nice Guy’ Key – performed the integration ideological function, as he sifted around a sports stadium in Auckland. The integration function works to assimilate the individual and collective identity of persons and groups through symbols mediating social action. Ideology does this by providing the signs, values and imagery, but because ideology’s purpose is to dogmatically defend dominating hierarchical power structures, it is inherently resistant to change.[lxxii]

After being booed by some rugby league fans, the Rich-Lister performed as the Brand-Key character, ‘Mr Nice Guy’, or for an interview with One News reporter Corin Dann. In this recasting from the suited Prime Minister into an ‘Everyman’ persona, Key explained why people ‘booed’ him. With his characteristic Squinchy Face that he pulls when is downplaying the gap between his manufactured blokey image and the underlying political game, Rich-Lister oligarch Key said: “Look there’s always going to be a mixture, mixture of vibes, but, um, yeah, people just out enjoying themselves I think.”[lxxiii]

Meanwhile, TV3 Newshub’s political editor asked the relaxed political actor who pretended to be a prime minister, “Bit of a different than your normal Waitangi isn’t it?” John Key replied, casually raising his fist, “It is. If I get in trouble I’ve got [boxer] Joseph Parker to sort everyone out for me.”[lxxiv] Gower reinforced his own biased support for super-rich John Key by conducting scientifically flawed vox-pops which ‘showed’ most of the Tax Herd at the coliseum thought the political actor who pretended to be a prime minister made the “right call” by staying away from Waitangi. In essence, Key had played a ‘Go-to-a-Coliseum Card’, a provocative symbolic move that represented a defection in response to Ngāti Whātua’s decision to withdraw from performing a powhiri. Seen through the lens of game theory, Ngāti Whātua’s absenteeism was viewed as a defection for failure to post hostages so that the TPP Treaty Signing Rituals could pass the ‘political hygiene test’.

Videos and news articles of the replica dick immediately went viral worldwide. It is ironic therefore that Butler grabbed her moment to ‘crash the news’ – as media scholars term the tactic – following the news media’s derailing of the TTP Treaty debate when the most conformist media missionaries feigned concern for disruption to traffic flows. It was ironic because while the media’s digital platforms gained high traffic volumes on the TPPA protest news on February 4, Butler’s well-slung dildo action out-performed all the carefully planned experiments in Internet discourse.

Following Butler’s dildo slinging and widespread public mocking, Minister of Economic Development Steven “Dildo Baggins” Joyce tweeted, “Someone send the gif over to John Oliver so we can get it over with”.[lxxv] Next, comedian John Oliver lampooned the former CEO of RadioWorks, Steven Joyce. Oliver’s hilarious video, which included filmmaker Peter Jackson waving a mocked up New Zealand flag with the dildo impact moment, went viral in mid February 2016.[lxxvi] In the video, Jackson said the country “has spoken” and was “punching above its weight”, while Oliver chimed in to say his production team went for the “nuclear option” due to Joyce’s careless “wish”. The nuclear option was the climax scene in which an American evangelical choir sung the refrain – “It’s a dildo! It’s a dildo!” – while dildos flew stiff and fell limp around the set as though caught in a bipolar-like exhibitionist/shy spectacle of opening night excitement-cum-stage-fright. The Oliver’s ‘Dildo Baggins’ broadcast was the moment when the Key Ministry’s Flag Deception literally collided with the very ‘thing’ it was supposed to distract from: the Trans-Pacific Partnership Treaty.

Ever since New Zealand’s super-wealthy then-Prime Minister drew his ‘silver fern’ flag on TVNZ’s ‘Breakfast’ show in 2010,[lxxvii] as a way to initiate the South Pacific tax haven’s[lxxviii] Flag Change Campaign, John Key steadily morphed into the country’s premiere ‘Matador’. Amid numerous crises that beset New Zealand, the then-Prime Minister John Key covertly recast himself as ‘The Matador’ to distract the citizenry with the prospect of a new flag whenever an inconvenient issue threatened a crisis of legitimacy for the Civil Oligarchy’s Neo-Colonial Government. The whammy of all these crises of legitimacy turned out to be the Trans-Pacific Rim Super-Treaty, which all partnering states faced when beset by a global groundswell of opposition to the secrecy of the deal-making. The Flag Change was also meant to construct national unity.[lxxix]

One clue to the real intent behind the now-defunct ruse to change the New Zealand Tax Farm’s flappy flaggy-ensign can be arrived at with a little thinky-logic. Imagine all the news stories a new flag would have generated in the Make-Real World – as new uniforms, official stationery, licenses and passports and flagpoles sported the proposed ‘Beach Towel’ design. You see an incessant PR-exercise-dressed-up-as-news, right? The new beach towel flag design would have cued surface-deep ‘water-cooler conversations’ for those caught under The Matador’s spell that would have helped keep the Trans-Pacific Partnership out of the brains of Corporate Owned Wage Slaves during the election year of 2017. Indeed, John Key had claimed a new flag could “build overt signs of patriotism”, as Radio New Zealand reported in August 2015.[lxxx] Both plans were defeated by popular skepticism, forcing the ruling classes to regroup.

Following the flag-change flop, the New Zealand Weekend Herald deployed Key’s vision to make New Zealand a ‘Switzerland of the South’ propaganda.[lxxxi] This new distraction collapsed the following week when news of New Zealand’s links to the Panama Papers drew unwanted attention to New Zealand’s role as an easy jurisdiction for foreign trust tax shelters. This ‘Switzerland of the South’ propaganda further revealed the role of the Flag Change Campaign and Referendums as mechanisms of distraction, since a new symbol of national unity as a carrot-hostage mechanism of distraction was needed to keep the reality of a crisis-ridden society out of the daily news-hole. Key & Associates’ ‘Switzerland of the South’ propaganda showed how the news media acts as a conduit for the Key Ministry’s propaganda by failing to expose the manipulation.

 

The Key Ministry kept up its defection stance established with Key chucking in his ‘Always Go to Waitangi Card’ with the absentee-ism of National MPs from a three-day tangi held to honour the passing of Māori professor of history, Dr Ranginui Walker, at Ōrākei Marae in early March. This defection also signaled the Key Ministry’s unwavering Neo-Colonial determination to ‘stay the course’ to the Neo-Colonial Project. The prospect of paying tribute with physical presence of an esteemed leader from the Māori world, who had mentored the Ngā Tamatoa Land Rights activists in the 1970s, would have been too much for New Zealand’s Neo-Colonial Civil Oligarchy. Indeed, it would have been ironic if National MPs had attended Ranginui Walker’s tangi, given the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade was about to embark on its TPP Road-show, with their lead negotiator David Walker playing a leading role as Head of Thought-Farming. Instead, the Key Ministry settled the matter with talking lip service tributes to Ranginui Walker via the media and walked their TPP Road-Talk via hotels around Aotearoa. The institutional racism that underpins the Neo-Colonial Government’s steadfast course to ratify the TPP Treaty is self-evident when it is recalled that Dr Ranginui Walker was instrumental in the Waitangi Tribunal’s 2014 finding that Ngāpuhi and other iwi had not ceded sovereignty to the British Crown in 1840. Given the Neo-Colonial Government’s omission to conduct a competent and genuine inquiry into the Waitangi Tribunal’s 2014 sovereignty finding, the New Zealand Neo-Colonial Crown’s legitimacy to make new treaties is zero. Its treaty-making authority relies on sophisticated propaganda, speed politics and systemic apathy.

 

 

 

 

 

Meanwhile, the country was subjected to the highly publicized flag change referendum.

It is ironic that while ‘Kiwis’ were divided in their opinions over the flag designs and other related issues of little worry to the ruling oligarchy, they could not – for the most part – see the flag debate as the work of ‘All the Matador’s Men and Women’. In effect, Key & Associates were ridiculing New Zealanders for their political naivety, particularly those still under Mr. Nice Guy Key’s spell. The conspicuous absence of effort by John Key’s administration to promote the inadequate and unsafe one month-long public submissions process into the Trans-Pacific Partnership, in effect, meant that the government pursued a devious strategy to rail-road the TPP Treaty with the least possible resistance. Meanwhile, the flag change debate (and referendum), which the prime minister first ‘tabled’ in 2010 on TV One’s ‘Breakfast’ program, got plenty of news coverage because it was designed to be a fraudulent ‘mechanism of distraction’. In short, in the proposed flag change, the Key ministry deployed a fraudulent device, trick, and stratagem. The Flag Change Campaign was an unlawful experiment in political deception upon the population and was, therefore, a breach of Section 240 of the Crimes Act. As such, this political deception is the subject of related complaints to the New Zealand Police, the Solicitor General, the Human Rights Commission and the Ombudsman Office. In this way, the Flag Deception stratagem is a deal-breaker for New Zealand.

Therefore, prime minister, the Key Ministry and Crown Officials have behaved contemptuously, discriminatorily and deceptively.

The cited cartoonists who acted as Special Pencil Agents have picked up the slack of the political reporters who failed to investigate the Flag Change Campaign as a mechanism of distraction, the substance of TPP Treaty opponents’ claims, and the Key Ministry’s plans to rail-road the TPP Treaty to ratification.

The Matador’s flag distraction is the one of the most recent[lxxxii] sorry chapters in a continuum to maintain power accumulated by deception upon deception.[lxxxiii] The Flag Change Campaign as a mechanism of distraction was also a mass experiment in political deception, and as such, it was a power crime.

Had this power crime been successful, a new flag would have created hours and pages of positive lead story spin for the super-rich prime minister, complete with state, corporate and council institutions essentially posting themselves as hostages by hoisting copies of the new flag all over the country’s reality to great pomp. As Radio New Zealand reported in August 2015, John Key had claimed a new flag could “build overt signs of patriotism”. Alas, the Neo-Colonial Government’s attempt to unite the country around a common image fizzled like wet fireworks, a beautiful irony to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s publication of the TPP Treaty on the symbolically loaded Guy Fawkes Day of 2015, which was subsequently updated on Wellington’s Anniversary Day once it had been ‘legally scrubbed’.

The news media’s interest in the MFAT select committee was abysmal because what little there had been was consigned to a metaphorical news abyss, where events go that are deemed unworthy of a media missionary’s attention. Coverage of the TPP Treaty Road-show propagandist proceedings was also fleeting, and got most attention when Butler produced her ‘pink friend’ as an award to MFAT’s lead TPP Treaty negotiator David Walker. The news media’s interest in gaining on-the-ground perspectives of these proceedings was mirrored by the assumptions made about how a Treaty is ratified.

A little known fact about New Zealand Government’s Treaty-making powers that has everything to do with why the Flag Distraction Mechanism was intended to be the linchpin of the Key Ministry’s deceptive stratagem to ratify the TPP Treaty – by stealth. I do this by way of an example from a One News story broadcast on 7 November 2015 that misled the news audience by creating the impression that the TPP Treaty would not only go through a rigorous democratic process. The reporter, Katie Bradford, was also inaccurate in reporting that once the Foreign Affairs Select Committee heard submissions, the “whole thing” – the TPP Treaty – would be “handed back to parliament”.[lxxxiv] If Bradford reported that the ‘whole thing’ is actually ‘a treaty’, and what that would mean in terms of whom exactly has Treaty Voting Powers, the OneNews audience may have been more skeptical about the ‘Whole Thing’.

It turns out that it is Cabinet that is conferred the power to ratify treaties. Therefore, the Executive Branch of Government makes treaties into law, not Parliament.[lxxxv] The House of Representatives only get to vote on the amendment things that standardize existing law things with economic super-bloc treaty things.[lxxxvi] This means that the TPP Treaty select committee submissions process thing was farcical. So much so, the news media thing and the public’s attention thing needed to be distracted away from the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee thing to ensure that the number of objection things minimized the political risk thing.

Perhaps OneNews reporter Bradford took New Zealand’s current super-wealthy prime minister at his word, because Key had been conveying the impression that the 12-country super-treaty would go through rigorous a select committee process, with “a lot” of public participation, and “the government of the day” will require a “parliamentary mandate” to ratify “the thing”. Even TV3’s senior reporter Lisa Owen stated on the day of February 4 signing that the TPP agreement would be ratified in each of the partnering country’s respective parliaments.[lxxxvii] As blogger Frank Macskasy, who is followed by numerous journalists, stated on his blog-site Frankly Speaking on 14 January 2016:

“At every opportunity, our esteemed Dear Leader and other National MPs and Ministers have been eager to assure New Zealanders that the text of the TPPA would be submitted to a select committee; scrutinised, and ratified by Parliament before it was signed.”[lxxxviii]

Despite the Minister of Economic of Development Steven Joyce being forced to clarify the matter by the-then leader of the Green Party Co-Leader Russell Norman in Parliament December 11 2013, Key had made two of these misleading claims after Joyce’s coerced correction (on 11 February 2014 and 31 March 2014). On December 11 2013, Joyce stated:

“it was not, strictly speaking, correct to speak of Parliament ratifying the [TPP] agreement per se. In fact, Parliament examines the treaty and then considers any subsequent legislation that may arise from the treaty, but it is the Government that finally ratifies the treaty once Parliament has given its consideration on the treaty and on treaty-related legislative matters.”[lxxxix]

 

Evidently, it is not worth the bother for journalists to find out. Indeed, many reporters failed the equivalent of a lawyers’ due diligence test to look into the public submissions process. Had political reporters done so, they would have quickly discovered that the so-called ‘free trade deal’ was legally deemed a treaty, which meant that the ‘Whole Thing’ would not be contested by rigorous scrutiny or debate in Parliament. Just bits, as the ‘Whole Thing’ relates to existing legislation things.

Theatrically.



New Zealand’s Racketeering Neo-Colonial Civil Oligarchy

 

 

Here, it is poignant to note that one major ‘civil liberty’ in a democracy is the ‘freedom’ to protest, as granted to we, the people – the Kiwi Tax Flock[xc] – by the tax-averse Human Farmers, who rule over us.[xci] The trickery inherent to being granted liberties is that it makes the Human Livestock more productive and earns the Human Farmers more profit when the Human Livestock believe the illusion they are free.[xcii] Broadly, the condition for allowing representative or limited democracy is that the democratic society does not bother the Tax-Averse Super-Rich Oligarchy.

Indeed, at an Auckland anti-TPPA rally on 14 November 2015, former member of the 1970s Ngā Tamatoa Land Rights movement[xciii] and former politician, Hone Harawira, essentially incited rebellion saying that people were going to have to put themselves on the line to stop the TPPA, by blocking motorways, clogging the court system and forming a grand coalition of civil disobedience, as I mentioned earlier. Auckland University law professor and TPP Treaty expert Jane Kelsey (pictured with Harawira) has been encouraging people to create TPP Free Zones throughout the country for those New Zealanders who want to take action that will not get them arrested.

As political actors, ‘All the Matador’s Men’ pretend to be genuine about upholding a healthily functioning democracy with rigorous open debate – as Key himself claimed when the majority of the Kiwi Tax Flock opted to keep the current flag .[xciv] Although the 4th of February TPP signing day was the perfect opportunity to announce that the stingy one-month long TPP Treaty ‘public submissions’ process would commence on the 10th of February, as I stated earlier, the super-rich Matador could not do that. Such an announcement would have raised the political risk regarding the farcical nature of the New Zealand Neo-Colonial Government’s Trans-Pacific Treaty select committee hearings. Because if it became widely known that it is not Parliament, but Cabinet that ratifies treaties – and in any case, neither body can alter the signed Treaty of Tāmaki Makaurau – then the New Zealand public would become rightly appalled that the Trans-Pacific Partnership Treaty was not a major policy platform of the National Party for the 2014 election.

Instead, the Key Ministry exploited the Flag Change Campaign as a mechanism of distraction, its deployment having been formalized in March 2015 when Finance Minister Bill English introduced the Flag Referendum Bill into Parliament House six weeks after political manipulators Hannifin de Joux teamed up with their kindred spirits Crosby|Textor. One year after the Hannifin de Joux strategic partnership with Crosby|Textor, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade Parliamentary Select Committee, under cabinet directives moved to rail-road the Trans-Pacific Partnership Treaty through the legislative process. By doing so, the Key Ministry behaved contemptuously and discriminatorily toward the New Zealand people as a group of national origin within the meaning of the Human Rights Act and the Bill of Right Act. In this way, the Key Ministry has favoured New Zealand’s Civil Oligarchy, who can be identified by the National Business Review’s Annual Rich List, which includes John Key with an alleged net worth of $55 million, and the oligarchic Goodfellow family, with a net-worth $550m, among whom is John Key’s friend and National Party President, Peter Goodfellow.[xcv]

I contend that the Key Ministry had further subordinated New Zealand’s democratic system in favour of New Zealand’s ‘unseen’ oligarchy, and an Anglo-Euro-American oligarchy. (This subversion of New Zealand’s alleged ‘democracy’ has been on the rise since Robert Muldoon anchored Neo-Colonialism here when he borrowed heavily from international bankers for ‘Think-Big’ industrial projects while he was chairman of the IMF and the World Bank Group,[xcvi] while he was prime minister, while he was finance minister, while he was smugly evasive in interviews. These debt-enlarging moves made New Zealand vulnerable to the further Neo-Colonialist coercion).

Furthermore, I presented my concerns to the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee for the consideration of the International Treaty Examination of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). These include the arguments laid out in “Section (4) Trans-Pacific Partnership Treaty” of this complaint. At my oral presentation, I also told the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee:

New Zealand’s central government has failed to reach the threshold of sufficient consent over the Trans-Pacific Partnership Treaty. The conspicuous absence of effort by John Key’s administration to promote the one month-long public submissions process into the Trans-Pacific Partnership,[xcvii] in effect, means that the government is deliberately attempting to railroad this treaty with the least possible resistance. Meanwhile, the flag change debate (and referendum), which the prime minister first ‘tabled’ in 2010 on TV One’s ‘Breakfast’ program, got plenty of news coverage because it was designed to be a fraudulent ‘mechanism of distraction’.[xcviii] In short, in the proposed flag change, the Key ministry deployed a fraudulent device, trick, and stratagem. The Flag Change Campaign was, therefore, a breach of the Crimes Act.[xcix]

At this point, everyone looked at me and there were a couple of sniggers. Directly after my presentation, there was a closed session. I learned the next day through the news media that several politicians who formed part of the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee, were unhappy to find that a decision had been made to cut down the Committee’s time to write its report to the Government ‘after’ the hearings process finished, from a tight one month to just five days.[c] This directive for the decision appeared to come from the Government.[ci] Auckland University law professor Jane Kelsey wrote that this truncated time must have been to undermine the capacity of the already stretched Waitangi Tribunal to write its report on the TPP Treaty, effectively reducing the Tribunal’s time from six weeks to just three. This dirty political trick, wrote Kelsey, would coerce the Waitangi Tribunal to limit its scope, compromise its ability to do a critical examination and fail to ‘speak truth to power’. In her opinion piece, “Government try and ram through TPPA without NZers noticing”, the Kelsey stated that the Government’s “desperate act … also manifests an escalating contempt for both the Waitangi Tribunal and the democratic process, which had already been reduced to a sham with the TPPA.”[cii]

So, the Key Ministry opted for speed politics. Monash University lecturer in International Law Eric Wilson argues that, “low velocity political deliberation and public accountability” is subsumed by high-velocity “market forces” and highly-networked private interests.[ciii] It is in this way, that “politics ‘disappears into aesthetics’ ” – as Eric Wilson puts it.[civ] In this process, the splicing of space, time and kinetic montage image sequences mask “speed-politics” with a copy of reality.[cv] Wilson further contends, “the essence of power crime is the control over definitions, perceptions, and appearances”.[cvi] The result is like an optical effect because it is difficult to pinpoint even basic details such as location and time. Therefore, the detection of patterns, identities and institutional connections over time becomes problematic. By exploiting speed, criminal elites and oligarchs are able distort perceptions about the facts of events and why they occur.

Indeed, real free trade agreements are in peril in an era where vast anti-competitive transnational corporations operate as cartels to restrain trade for the benefit of big monopolizing businesses that aggressively compete in a collusive orbit beyond the reach of vulnerable small and medium-sized enterprises. These huge corporate combinations – that dominate extraction, production, distribution, financing, marketing and indoctrination – undermine bona fide competition by fixing prices (both high and low), controlling supply (since ‘free trade’ agreements fix market access with quotas), and reduce diversity (by mass-producing similar soon-to-be obsolete products and services) through collusion. Their purpose is to make massive economic gains in order to accumulate political power and maintain the privileged lives of their super-rich owners on a permanent basis,[cvii] as F. William Engdahl makes clear in his book, A Century of War: Anglo-American Oil Politics and the New World Order.[cviii] It follows that one major cost for society is that cartels undermine new market entrants through these and other patterned behaviours that amount to racketeering.

Racketeering is the fraudulent practice of covertly creating problems and then offering ready-made solutions for extortionate fees. When it comes to dominant capitalist ‘Coalitions of the Colluding’, profit is not so much a return on investment. Rather, when we are talking about massive transnational cartels that control finance, oil, minerals, food, water, electricity, transport, telecommunications and media propaganda, profit is the fee charged for not withdrawing supply, as political economists Jonathan Nitzan and Shimson Bichler argue in their book, Capital as Power.[cix]

Therefore, cartels boil down to one feature. Cartels dominate markets by their scale. They get big through collusion and grow bigger through coercion, corruption, and capitulation, as the book Government of the Shadows: Parapolitics and Criminal Sovereignty makes clear. When you have a trade deals that are negotiated in secretive discussions, between the representatives of the biggest transnationals of 12 Pacific-rim countries, you have the construction of a collusive Mega Cartel Deal. The Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) regime fits this collusive framework like a fraternal hand into a Masonic glove. Under the TPP, the private Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) tribunals would be empowered to sue governments, including New Zealand’s,[cx] or make them change laws to suit mining companies and oil exploration cartels, sweat-shop labour exploiting brands, and tax haven-addicted global banking cartels.[cxi]

Even The Economist acknowledged a point made by “some economists” who had focused on the TPP’s investor states disputes intellectual property rights provisions that the TPP was not so much a trade deal than a “political agenda”.[cxii] Critics have argued the investor states disputes would allow a ‘one-way street’ for transnational corporations to coerce all partnering governments into submission by picking off a few targets in lawsuits.

In other words, the Trans-Pacific Partnership is economic super-treaty is part of a stealthy intention to rebuild the human cage, with new coercive mechanisms of social control.

Founder of Freedomain Radio Stefan Molyneux[cxiii] stated that what separates humans from other animals is the awareness of the future and with this awareness comes a fear of death. He says a society’s masters, or Human Farmers, exploit this fear. I agree that the world’s oligarchs certainly exploit this fear. However, I believe other animals have an awareness of future and fear death too. Our egos are our biggest obstacle. In his spoken word video, Human Farming: The Story of Your Enslavement, Molyneux says:[cxiv]

“To see the cage is to psychologically leave it”.

 

 

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Manufacturing Hype, Provocation & Character Assassination

By what hidden alliances would the Key Ministry be constructing such a manipulative propaganda strategy?

In early December 2006, John Key flew to Australia’s capital city, Canberra, and signed on political strategists CrosbylTextor.[cxv] This outsourcing and privitization of political advice involved CrosbyITextor re-modelling the ex-London and Wall Street Banker – John Key – who had gained the nickname the ‘Smiling Assassin’ because he maintained a smile while firing hundreds of staff.[cxvi]

Exactly one year before the TPP Treaty signing, boutique public affairs, government relations and campaign consultancy, Hannifin de Joux (HdJ), announced a strategic partnership with the New Zealand chapter of CrosbyITextor Group.[cxvii] Jo de Joux, of Hannifin de Joux (HdJ), has worked in various roles for the National Party since 1999, and has three non-genuine election victories under her campaign manager black belt,[cxviii] including the September 2014 general election amid the Dirty Politics scandal.[cxix] That scandal, exposed by journalist Nicky Hager’s book, Dirty Politics: How Attack Politics is Poisoning New Zealand’s Political Environment, revealed Team Key’s deceptive two-track communication stratagem to undermine democratic participation, a stratagem going back to the CrosbylTextor contract signing with the Smiling Assassin in late 2006. The key to their political conspiracy involved outsourcing dirty political attacks to right-wing blog-sites, such as Cameron Slater’s Whale Oil and David Farrar’s Kiwiblog.[cxx]

Farrar’s company, Curia Market Research, has conducted political polling for National since 2004, placing him in a pivotal position to write blogs to attack National’s opponents.

Meanwhile, Key was cast as ‘Mr Nice Guy’ so that New Zealanders would not think for a moment that the minor scandals, embarrassing smears, and gaffs – that were blown out of proportion by a compliant propagandist news media system – had anything to do with Brand Key. The intent behind the imported political stratagem was that dirty attack politics benefits right wing parties such as National’s, while it hurts left-wing ones more, because it is known to turn off left-wing citizens from voting first, as Key admitted in a pre-recorded interview on Campbell Live two days after re-winning power on 22 September 2014.[cxxi] Brazenly, Key had maintained the fiction that Nicky Hager was a ‘left-wing conspiracy theorist’ for the last six weeks of the 2014 election campaign, yet bragged on election night that he had rung his outsourced pollster, David Farrar, night after night.[cxxii] This fraudulent dirty political conspiracy was also a breach of section 240 of the Crimes Act.[cxxiii] Since it is rare to gain evidence of secret deals such as this evidence gained by journalist Nicky Hager when exposed the Dirty Politics scandal in August 2014, I have commandeered circumstantial evidence to show that this criminal group committed power crimes to underpin the clustered events examined in this essay.

It is therefore crucial to keep in mind that attack wolves CrosbyITextor have a track record of devising such attacks against their clients’ so-called enemies.[cxxiv] And Jo de Joux of Hannifin de Joux (HdJ) has been in Key’s orbit for his three fraudulent election wins.[cxxv]

It turns out that Key’s ‘rent-a-protest’ mass character assassination line has a historical precedent that provides excellent circumstantial evidence that the speed politics detected here was designed to defend the Neo-Colonial Civil Oligarchy.

In the late 1980s Associate Finance Minister in Lange’s Labour Government, Richard Prebble, labelled protesters on parliament grounds as a “Rent-a-Mob”. With exquisite poetic timing that the Josie Butler’s of this Deep State-controlled-world can most appreciate, Prebble was egged moments later.[cxxvi] The Lange Labour Government had pursued a hidden stratagem of structural unemployment to drive down wages and salaries and, therefore, cut labour costs to make big business beneficiaries (or BBBs) smile from hairy waxy ear to hairy waxy ear.[cxxvii] Prebble’s contemptuous “Rent-a-Mob” label was featured in the beginning of the 2008 documentary titled, The Hollow Men, about former National Party leader Don Brash’s use of dirty attack politics that him shot to popularity by scape-goating Māori, beneficiaries and immigrants. At that time, between 2004 and 2006, Brash National Party had operated under the guidance of the same professional political manipulators contracted to his successor, CrosbyITextor!

It can be reasonably assumed that Key’s political strategists, as well as the Smiling Assassin, watched The Hollow Men documentary for pulp to feed their Anglo-Saxon propaganda mill.[cxxviii]

Therefore, New Zealanders would find it particularly galling to learn Key’s contemptuous ‘Rent-a-Crowd’ is a rephrasing of former Labour Party Associate Finance Minister Richard Prebble’s contemptuous “Rent-a-Mob” label. Because the logic of the dog-whistling in-built into the ‘rent-a-protest’ crowd slur is that because some among the protest are at many protests, such people are serial complainers with nothing better to do than to organize demonstrations. However, many New Zealanders do not understand that every Labour and National Government since 1984 has pursued a Deep State secret policy of structural unemployment that benefits corporations by keeping wages and salaries low, through the visible threat of joblessness that weakens the bargaining power of workers. Consequently, many New Zealanders, often described as ‘Kiwis’ for purposes of manipulation, are misled to believe that ‘serial protesters’ are just angry lazy moaners too stubborn to take responsibility for issues evidently of their own making.[cxxix]

On the day of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Treaty signing day, Key had slyly and repetitively delivered his dog-whistling memes – ‘Rent-a-Protest’ and ‘Mickey Mouse’ – knowing it would construct a fear-ridden, racist-laden news frame. Mr. Nice Guy Key knew that what he said would be it taken as true, or at least be insufficiently challenged. This phenomena of taking official lies as truth is termed presumptive accuracy, as media scholars Noam Chomsky and Edward S. Herman pointed out in 1988 in the first edition of Manufacturing Consent. In the language of spinfluence, the technique is called negative spin and in this instance, the Smiling Assassin was inflicting a character assassination action.

The Key & Associates relied upon the passive and active assistance of Aotearoan media missionaries to advance a hostage posting game they had stealthily set in motion. That Key & Associates could make a safe bet to rely on the news media to not sufficiently challenge their carefully crafted propagandist rituals is a sad indictment of the newsroom model universally in use.[cxxx]

A Propaganda Model, devised by Noam Chomsky and Edward S. Herman, theorizes that news outlets can censor the news without resorting to collusion and conspiracy, because of the pressures of advertising, primary sources and the routines of newsrooms. Herman and Chomsky also argue that ideologically-infused beliefs, including the institutional ‘voice’ or frame of news outlets, influence how reporters, editors and columnists cover or censor news stories.[cxxxi]

The Propaganda Model is comprised of five filters through which news is processed for mass consumption: size, ownership and profit orientation; advertising; expert sources; flak and the enforcers; and ideology. Propaganda here means the mass deployment of persuasive techniques by dominant coalitions in order to gain society’s acquiescence or submission.[cxxxii] The model positions the mass media as corporate entities within an overarching ‘economic system’ and theorizes the factors that influence the media.[cxxxiii] A political economy approach is taken which investigates how media communications systems within capitalist economies reproduce unequal political power.

To theorize for collusion and conspiracy in newsrooms for my thesis on news coverage of the global financial crisis and bank bailouts of 2007 and 2008, I added a sixth news filter to the Propaganda Model.[cxxxiv] I offer it here because it may well explain to some degree why New Zealand’s news media has shown an extraordinary commitment to fail to contest the legitimacy of the construction of a super-economic bloc. This commitment is particularly amazing amid news in recent years about worldwide tax haven networks, where the super-wealthy stash an estimated $21-32 trillion in wealth.[cxxxv] Add in news that the 62 richest billionaires own as much wealth as the poorest half of the world’s population[cxxxvi] (or by another measure, the world’s 300 people own as much wealth as the world’s poorest 3 billion).[cxxxvii] Then multiply these examples of outrageous Neo-Colonial looting, the failure of the world’s major and significant states to prosecute any top bankers from the global cartel banks for the epic collusion required to create the global financial crisis,[cxxxviii] including various price-rigging scandals.[cxxxix] In an international context, I think it is a fair call to say there is systemic buying out occurring between the top and second tiers media outlets – worldwide – to fail to conduct sustained investigations into civil oligarchies.

Likewise, the failure to conduct sustained, serious investigations into the bigger picture under-pinning the Trans-Pacific Partnership is also indicative of buying-out at the editorial and executive level (especially when widespread wrongdoing becomes obvious). Thus, ‘buying-out’ is detectable by deliberate decisions to omit vital pieces of information, to disperse them across articles and to eschew critical interpretations of published material. The buying-out filter leaves elite sources free to use the news as a means to manipulate public perceptions in regard to matters of acute public concern. Therefore, buying out here means those routine journalistic practices that result from conscious decisions to go along with the social norms of the elite milieu. In other words, some journalists may internalize a deep institutional frame that reflects the collusive milieu in which they work, socialize and live.

Thus, collusion operates within a re-worked Propaganda Model, which advances cartel oligarchic behaviour. As such, this complaint also triangulates the ideas of the Propaganda Model, news framing theory and dramatic narrative elements to examine the construction of the ‘done deal’ master frame. The unstated claim of the ‘done deal’ master frame was that following the ‘inevitable’ ratification of the TPP deal the new Pacific Rim economic bloc would be ‘prosperous.’

The news media’s attitude and alignment to establishment structures of power is perhaps best encapsulated by an opinion piece titled, “An Open Letter to TPP Protesters” published on the pro-corporate National Business Review (NBR) website.[cxl] In his ‘Open Letter’, media missionary Nathan Smith argued that protesting is a “comprehensive surrender to the media”, which he describes as “a machinery of power” and “an arm of the state”. Smith’s point is that protests are simply set-pieces in ‘the system’ with its own ‘rules’, which he does not name or define. He says because the protesters are too stupid and skill-less at present to learn of these phenomena, they cannot possibly begin to change them.

“The media doesn’t care for nuance and reasoned debate: It wants a cage fight because that makes for good clicking. The media’s job is to package a protest as a Manichean commodity, and which side is the light or dark is entirely up to the editors and journalists.” [cxli]

Protests become a data rich commodity that make ad revenue for Manhattan suits – according to Smith – and the media operates outside the rules of ‘the system’ and exists to reinforce it. Smith’s message to TPPA protesters is to “fight for … the specific power of being taken seriously without the need to protest”.

So, what is ‘the system’ that anti-TPPA-protesters are too stupid and skill-less to work out?

Well, speaking from my humble position as a button-pushing TV news editor who protested against TPPA, we are living in a world where Neo-Colonial super-states are being constructed by stealth. Neo-Colonialism is the hidden construction of vast monopolistic transnational consortiums owned by super-wealthy people who are positioned atop a Transnational Capitalist Class. Under the ruse of ‘decolonization’ following World War II, former European colonies found their hard won political independence literally undermined by highly interlocked mining, oil and banking consortiums that controlled indigenous economic resources and ran national financial systems. It is therefore instructive to note that Kwame Nkurumah wrote way back in 1965 in Neo-Colonialism: The Last Stage of Imperialism:

“the rulers of neo-colonial States derive their authority to govern, not from the will of the people, but from the support which they obtain from their neo-colonial masters. They have therefore little interest in … taking any step which would challenge the colonial pattern of commerce and industry, which is the object of neo-colonialism to preserve.”[cxlii]

It turns out that the un-mandated deployment of ‘free markets’ – of which the now-sunk Trans-Pacific Rim super bloc was intended to be a biggering – were shock treatments designed to match the megalomaniacal imaginations of the planet’s super-wealthy dynastic families. The global deployment of ‘free markets’ was schemed up under a secretive blueprint to transform the world called the “1980s Project”, as Laurence Shoup and William Minter showed in their book, Imperial Brain Trust.[cxliii] It was an inherently class-based project invented to counter the ‘disobedient’ peoples’ movements that had emerged in the 1960s, as well as the developmental demands of ‘Third World’ countries that sought to be decolonized, and to address a crisis of declining profits for American and British capitalists, stealthy moves that even Noam Chomsky, the co-author of Manufacturing Consent, underestimated.[cxliv]

This “1980s Project” was first formulated between 1971-1973 at a New York-based global policy-shaping think-tank called the Council on Foreign Relations. There, in the 1980s Project Study Groups, the spread of ‘free markets’ was planned as an economic warfare framework under the rubric of ‘free market reforms’, later identified by Canadian journalist Naomi Klein as the ‘Shock Doctrine’.[cxlv] Central to this project was the deployment of so-called Neo-Liberal ideology, which emphasized individual responsibility, spread systemic apathy and valourized markets as the most efficient means to price and allocate resources – all without brainwashed populations being aware of the underlying ideological framework.[cxlvi] The dominant capitalist coalitions from North America and Europe joined forces with oligarchs from Japan, and formed a new global policy-shaping think tank called the Trilateral Commission that was given the technical task to drive the roll-out of the “1980’s Project”.[cxlvii]

In this way, under ‘free-market’ Neo-Colonial capitalist regimes, ordinary people have been compelled to work on the transnational cartel capitalists’ Global Neo-Colonial Project in exchange for their survival. The true cost to humanity is that so-called ordinary people have been tricked into re-constructing slavery. Because slavery is unlawful in most countries, an international banking fraternity, who wanted to maintain their power, devised a form of slavery that would be invisible: debt enslavement.[cxlviii]

The mass fraud of manufactured credit marketed as ‘loans’ to ‘borrowers’ underpins the structural power of dynastically-owned global banking cartels and the world’s financial systems. The global-scale fraud maintained media cartels, elite universities and governments beholden to the global banking cartels is in breach of Article 4 of the Universal of Declaration of Human Rights, which states: “No one shall be held in slavery or servitude; slavery and the slave trade shall be prohibited in all their forms.”[cxlix]

Embedded within the Global Neo-Colonial Project is a ‘world cities movement’ whereby the mega-cities draw people to seek work for pieces of paper called currency, thus creating huge pools of desperate cheap labour to service vast transnational production distribution chains.[cl] These mega-cities are intended to be sites of a hi-tech ‘smart-grid’ for the efficient control of Tax Cattle, where every move, transaction, and communication is measured for their carbon-equivalent values that relate all compounds to an equivalent amount based on the carbon atom. Carbon tax regimes would fund regional digital currencies.

The covert intent underpinning the deployment of ‘free markets’ was to financially discipline the disobedient ‘from below’, for insubordinately demanding ‘too much democracy’.[cli]

To help manufacture consent, the world was sold the made-for-media catch-phrase – the ‘trickle-down effect.’ This wryly-encoded promise was predicated on the notion that the rich were needed in order for societies to prosper, some of their wealth would ‘trickle down’ to society at-large. As with dripping taps, the amount and interval would be regulated by the market’s ‘Invisible Hand’, which would price goods and services efficiently through rigorous competition. It turns out, the Invisible Hand which was a euphemism for the North Atlantic capitalist class.[clii] As George Monbiot wrote, “The invisible doctrine of the invisible hand is promoted by invisible backers.”

Their ‘free market economic shock therapy’ prescriptions included the transfer of state assets funded, built and managed by Tax Herds, into private control. Such asset sales were predicated on a corporatization of state trading entities, infrastructure and services, mass lay-offs of public and private sector workers and the introduction of ‘user pays’ fees, exorbitant private sector monopoly prices and widespread compliance fines – all the while maintaining a universal tax collection system backed by state coercion.[cliii] The resultant widespread job destruction created structural unemployment and was a strategic sabotage of industry pursued to create private monopolies with ownership hidden through vast consortiums.[cliv] Monopolies restrict access to resources, thereby creating artificial scarcities that allow them to maximize profits by coercively extracting extortionist prices. The deployment of ‘free market’ economic shock treatments in New Zealand started proper in 1984, moves that facilitated the monopolization of the economy, its integration with other Pacific Rim economies and the incremental privatization of government, as intended.[clv]

The major and significant powers are all in agreement that a world government to permanently suppress freedom of humanity is desirable.[clvi] During this end game toward global tyranny, the race is on between and within rival oligarchic-elite coalitions to control as much of the world’s resources, infrastructure and new technologies as possible.[clvii] Those alliances that have the most monopoly control over these chess pieces, will gain the strongest representations in the institutions under construction that will form the planned Neo-Colonial Global Government.

The advancement toward world government through the construction of Neo-Colonial super-states such as the European Union and mega economic super-bloc deals such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership Treaty, are deeply unpopular projects.[clviii] I believe Team Trump saw that there no way that the American corporate media cartels could spin it that people were for the Trans-Pacific Partnership. I think there is a Political Waltz stratagem in play, wherein the advancement toward world government through the construction of Neo-Colonial super-states, requires even more stealthily implemented technocratic architecture, while distracting people with inflammatory dirty politics, colliding crises and sport.

The stealthy governance, administrative and coercive system that is replacing the democratic administrative system, even as the TPP Treaty was sped to ratification: technocracy.

A technocracy is a totalitarian system of government administered by a technorati that includes scientists, engineers and technicians.[clix] Key insiders manage the technocratic system in service of super-rich people, or oligarchs, who use their vast economic resources to steer the trajectory of crisis-ridden societies. Under the now-shelved Trans-Pacific Partnership framework, an extensive process was undertaken to standardize the laws of partnering countries to align with the TPP Treaty.[clx] The standardization of state-based laws – a phenomena termed new constitutionalism,[clxi] – attempts to submerge democracy, to a Transnational Neo-Colonial Technorati that captures governance roles over large and larger political-economic blocs of the planet on behalf of an unseen Neo-Colonial Global Oligarchy, who in turn are positioned by their super-wealth at the apex of a Transnational Capitalist Class.

The ‘New Constitutionalism’ framework – which is still operational – is conferring the Transnational Capitalist Class with a status that amounts to ‘commercialized sovereignty’ as the world’s leading scholars on tax havenry,[clxii] Ronen Palan, Richard Murphy, and Christian Chavagneux argued more generally in their book, Tax Havens: How Globalization Really Works.[clxiii] Therefore, the intention underpinning the Trans-Pacific Partnership treaty was to permanently lock in the property rights of the Transnational Capitalist Class at an international (or supranational) level, so that ‘governance’ would be taken beyond the reach of nation state-based citizens and indigenous peoples’ – rooted by place. This anti-democratic new constitutionalism framework qualifies as a black-balling strategy, as identified by law scholar Stephen Gill in 1989.[clxiv] In short, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (or TPP) Treaty was the legal, economic and political framework designed for the market dominating transnational corporations and the super-rich that own them, to coerce central and local governments to submit to their concentrated power.[clxv]

 

 

Is D for Democracy or Dominance?

To recap, the transformational Trans-Pacific Partnership Treaty was part of a broader, longer-range geo-political vision designed to position the United States at the centre of a transnational empire forged by two global wars, covert Deep State-sponsored terrorism, and systemic economic warfare identified as the Shock Doctrine.[clxvi] To re-assert their dominance over the planet in the early 1970s, an Anglo-American Deep State Alliance meted-out economic warfare on the world to weaken governments in accordance with a blueprint to transform the world called the “1980s Project”.[clxvii]

Whole sectors of New Zealand society were coerced to submit to this Shock Doctrine framework, under the ruse of a financial crisis. This ruse depended on the absence of multi-institutional substantive investigations.[clxviii] In his 1993 book, Unfinished Business, former finance minister Sir Roger Owen Douglas recalled his boast from 1989 to Neo-Colonial zealots that attended a ‘free market’ Mont Perelin Society conference in Christchurch, stating that his strategy in deploying economic shock therapy was to overwhelm numerous groups simultaneously.[clxix] A Neo-Colonial Sect, comprised of New Zealand Reserve Bank and Treasury directors, executives, and technocrats, the ‘Knights’ of the New Zealand Business Roundtable, the Cabinet of Prime Minister David Lange’s government, implemented an economic warfare blueprint in 1984, with a zealousness befitting a military coup d’état. The hidden intent was to financialize every human activity, process and resource.[clxx] In the process, the Neo-Colonial Sect made most people vulnerable in an asymmetric ‘economic playing field’, while greatly privileging their own wealth creation and augmentation of political power. Since that initial policy shock, every successive government has opted to pursue a covert state policy of persistent unemployment. Widespread structural unemployment creates downward pressure on wages and salaries, which helps keep a major production cost down and profits margins up. Together, these ‘market fundamentals’ help the Reserve Bank achieve their 2% cost inflation target that, in turn, supplies wealthy investors with cheap credit, so that the rich and super-rich are free to pursue maximum asset wealth ‘creation’ in an economic habitat characterized by asymmetric inflation.

Thirty years on from 1984, a conspiracy to undermine New Zealand’s democracy was exposed by journalist Nicky Hager in his book, Dirty Politics. Key insiders of the National Party pursued a ‘two-track’ communications strategy by casting John Philip Key as ‘Mr Nice Guy’, while Key’s top PR-man and senior advisor, Jason Ede,[clxxi] outsourced the dirty political attacks to popular right-wing blog-sites, such as Whale Oil, belonging to the scape-goated Cameron Slater, and to David Farrar’s Kiwiblog.[clxxii] (Meanwhile, Farrar led a political double-life as National’s top-political-polling manager through his Curia Market Research, which gave him deep insights into the Kiwi psyche to better manipulate ‘Kiwis’). The intent behind dirty political attacks is that they benefit right wing parties, like National, because conservative right-wing voters will still turn out to vote in a dirty political attack environment.[clxxiii] Indeed, Key acknowledged this illegal mass experiment two days after re-winning power on Campbell Live despite maintaining the fiction – or a ‘copy of reality’ – that Hager was a ‘left-wing conspiracy theorist’ – for six weeks![clxxiv] Furthermore, Attorney General Chris Finlayson is guilty of furtherance of conspiracy for failing to make the then-Neo-Colonial Prime Minister testify in an open session before the election – when it counted most!

All the Matador’s Men

To sum up, the symbolically encoded messages designed into the security-vetted signing ceremony at the Sky City Casino were intended to construct consent, undermine oppositional voices and signal a biggering of the Global Neo-Colonial Casino Economy – to those smart enough to understand the game in play.

As a propaganda spectacle, specifically a Bandwagon spinfluence ritual – the Treaty of Tāmaki Makaurau signing at Sky City Casino fulfilled the first function of ideology – distortion – to create warped positive images. This distortion was constructed to hide the gap between the hyped economic benefits offered and the underlying political conspiracy of economic warfare, Deep State geo-political rivalries and the construction of regionalized Neo-Colonial super-states to be administered by a transnational technorati.

The large protest against the ceremonial signing two days prior to the Treaty of Waitangi commemorations provided the Key Ministry with an ideal opportunity to create an enemy image out of the TPPA movement that included Māori – who featured prominently at the large Auckland protest. By distorting TPPA demonstrations as a ‘rent-a-protest’ crowd, New Zealand’s oligarchic prime minister and his associates constructed an atmosphere of hostility, contempt and ridicule toward the Māori and the TPPA movement as ‘groups of national origin’. Key’s repetition of the ‘rent-a-protest’ ritual of animosity produced animosity pulp to stick the boot into the anti-TPPA movement, thereby fulfilling the fourth ideological function, the control mechanism. This was message discipline that showed Key’s advisors had trained him well to ‘stay on message’. By doing so, the Smiling Assassin’s provided the news media with the opportunity to post TPPA Protesters as hostages on their online news feeds, newspapers and broadcasts, where they did not sufficiently counter Key’s propaganda. The two big news networks, TVNZ and TV3, obliged by producing ridiculing hit-pieces on the TPPA protest in their 7pm programs, transmissions that signalled the networks’ submission in the transforming power structure.

Further evidence that there was either no threat of a riot comes from the Office of the Prime Minister. The letter of February 4 2016 asking Te Tii Marae to clarify speaking arrangements stipulated a 4pm deadline for the same day. Either there was no riot threat, or the Key Ministry was not worried about it. Despite this discrepancy, Key emphasized Kingi Taurua’s alleged threat as though it were fact, set-up Te Tii Marae and Kingi Taurua, Ngāpuhi, and other TPPA protesters as violent, for the news media to construct a fear frame and to justify his hidden trump card. Furthermore, Key pre-empted Team Key’s own ‘at the end of the day’ deadline, telling the media he wouldn’t attend Waitangi if he didn’t get the special privilege of making a political speech in the marae wharenui, where he would not be countered. Given this fake sincerity, specifically that if Te Tii Marae had responded by the 4pm deadline with an answer saying Key could speak in the marae wharenui, Key inferred he would have been happy to attend. With his next brazen breath, ‘Mr Nice Guy’ bemoaned he was subject to a ‘gagging order’, when in fact Te Tii Marae had offered for him to speak in the political forum tent – for an hour – a practice that goes back to at least the mid-1990s, when a prior National Government was in power!

Team Key schemed to have it both ways.

Key and Associates have deployed an exquisite example of inverted doublethink in a sloppy attempt to hide their power crimes, calculating that they would get away it. Doublethink is the act of holding, simultaneously, two opposite, individually exclusive ideas or opinions and believing it, as George Orwell defined it in his dystopian novel Nineteen-Eighty-four, set in a world where … Oceania is in perpetual war with either one of its two rival super-states. Here, Key & Associates did not believe for a minute that they were concerned about threats of riots, nor did they truly believe that Te Tii Marae were incompetent, disorganized and incapable of hosting the Waitangi celebrations at which he well knew he was able to give a political speech like everyone else – in the political forum tent!

Thus to activate this plot, the Key Ministry’s two-track communications stratagem that involved ‘Mr Nice Guy’ Key hyping the TPP Treaty and deploying contemptuous negative spin at the TPPA movement, in one set of interviews, then deploying contemptuous negative spin at Ngāpuhi, Te Tii Marae and Kingi Taurua ahead of the February 6th Waitangi Day in another set. All of the Key Ministry’s activities in this deceptive stratagem were geared toward one crucial omission of action – attending Waitangi Day Commemorations at Waitangi – to deliberately undermine democracy, since Māori are in fact a major bulwark against further dismantling of democratic participation. I contend that the constructed ‘danger’ of a riot at Waitangi appeared to be used to justify non-attendance on the grounds of reasonable limits to action in a free and democratic society, as outlined by Section 5 of the Bill of Rights Act.[clxxv]

This provision allows public officials to utilize a ‘Get Out of Jail Free Card’ for justified limitation on the right to not be discriminated against, specifically an omission of action in breach of the right to Freedom from Discrimination, as provided for in sections 19 and 20 of Human Rights Act.[clxxvi] Thus, I find that Team Key had constructed circumstances to ‘legally’ avoid Waitangi by exploiting it as an annual hotspot, knowing there would be a predictable call for heightened protest. These constructed circumstances required a distortion to the meaning of the likely heightened protest – of the Neo-Colonial Government’s own making – by producing a fake copy of reality, that Ngāpuhi leaders were threatening a riot.

Therefore, any ‘confusion’ around the decision and communications at Te Tii Marae was the result of Government’s exploitation of ‘speed politics’, where the speed of scripted fast-moving clustered events are designed to overwhelm opponents and obscure the underlying power crimes. In his “I’m not going to gatecrash the place” statement, Key was, in essence, ‘anchored a new norm’, wherein he deployed a party-imbued metaphor in place of a truthful, clear explanation. This new norm was to withhold playing his politically constructed ‘Always Go to Waitangi Card’. Key repeated the provocative ‘gate-crashing’ phrase on February 2.[clxxvii] In keeping with the behavioural traits of functional psychopaths who are skilled at winning the confidence of their intended victims,[clxxviii] Key & Associates appeared to enter into ‘good faith’ communications with Te Tii Marae, while gaming the trustees with the one dimension the tangata whenua o Waitangi were now fast skating thin on: ticking time.

To this end, Key slyly deployed a psychological projection by pointing his finger of blame at Te Tii Marae, misconstrued their February 2 letter as a total ‘gagging order’, claimed there were threats of riots, and performed the dog-whistling ‘Mickey Mouse’ phrase.

By building in the control of time, Ngāpuhi, Te Tii Marae and King Taurua had been gamed to appear ‘Mickey Mouse’, violent, and unreasonable – simultaneously. The failure by all news outlets to call Key out on this blatant wedge tactic meant that the news audiences were deprived of an opportunity to see Key answering an obvious question: What evidence do you have that Kingi Taurua actually threatened violence and riots?

Te Tii Marae trustees’, Ngāpuhi and Kingi Taurua were posted as hostages in order to execute a mass character assassination to resolve the crisis for the Neo-Colonial Civil Oligarchy. That crisis was the spectacle of John Key having to appear at Waitangi amid the likely terse debate on the Trans-Pacific super-treaty, spirited protest and the risk that someone would toss something at the Smiling Assassin. Given this activation of the scapegoat mechanism, the Police National Headquarters directives for TPPA protest focused riot-training and cold-call visits to protest organizers, essentially performed the function of passive-aggressive political hostage postings. In other words, New Zealand’s Police anchored the new norm for Key & Associates to successfully execute the scapegoat mechanism.

Butler’s direct hit on Steven Joyce’s nose resulted in millions of cyberspace-hits as the videos, news stories and images went viral and successfully engaged millions of people, many of whom have been switched off politics through the Dirty Politics stratagems spread around the world, as governments have privatized and outsourced political manipulation.

Key’s brazen emotional hijacking of New Zealanders when he expressed disgust with Butler’s sex toy sling belied a psychological projection to deflect attention from his own outrageously racist, criminal and unsafe behavior.

Key’s propagandist move to attend the footy game as the CrosbylTextor constructed ‘Mr Nice Guy’ activated the third ideological integration function, to dodge a bullet that turned out to be a moderately hard flying dildo. By attending a working class man’s game, played predominately by Māori and Pacific Island men, the super-rich oligarch could spin a positive ‘Everyman’ image to derail the debate, while the Trans-Pacific Treaty juggernaut was being shunted in the background to a ‘Kiwi Rail fast-track’ for ratification. For the cluster of events to be successful, Key needed to perform the role of an extraordinary person doing an ordinary thing – with a positive image – while achieving another sly political stratagem to re-assert national unity against a common enemy – Māorithe perennial scapegoat of this isolated, moat-laboratory. This fourth function of ideology, the control mechanism function works to manipulate to minds of mass populaces through fear, hate and prejudice. In this way, the propagandist seeks to gain their active participation (in this case, to become opinion influencers to adopt the Trans-Pacific Partnership), or their submission to the incremental enclosures of rights (in this case, by attending a footy game instead of discussions at Waitangi).

By his attendance at the NRL rugby league tournament, the then-Acting Prime Minister in effect mocked New Zealanders for being gullible.

New Zealanders have been conditioned to absorb mass commercialised sports, and this cultural training creates a corporate-mediated sense of national unity. Most ‘Kiwis’ are unaware of its role to brainwash targeted audiences into conformist behaviours that do not bother the Neo-Colonial Civil Oligarchy, as media scholar Noam Chomsky argued in an American context in the 1992 documentary, Manufacturing Consent.

Thus, TV3’s Newshub account of Key’s Mickey Mouse Marae treatment was contemptuous of Te Tii Marae, Ngāpuhi iwi and Māori in general. In effect, TV3 were doing the dirty political attack work for ‘Mr Nice Guy’ Key’ by sticking the boot into Māori.

By failing to articulate the public relations phenomena, such as when John Key dog at his February 4 presser when he traded the tailor-made ‘Always Go to Waitangi Card’ for its belly-laughing Joker Race Card replacement, a political reporter can look very foolish. Especially, when in the next move, the super-rich ex-banker pulls out his ideologically-infused ‘Go-to-a-Coliseum Card’, thereby showing how public relations stratagems will trump savvy journalism every-time, that is, until the PR is laid bare.

John Oliver’s Dildo Baggins video event served as a perfect unexpected ‘control’ in the ‘test’ that three related events create a pattern, from which subsequent related events can be predicted. The Key Ministry had remained steadfast through the TPP Treaty signing day, Butler’s successful Dildo sling, and Key’s NRL Coliseum appearance, to stay as quiet as a Conductor-in-Chief of Caucasian Church Mice by avoiding telling the public that they had only a short time-window to make submissions on the economic super-treaty. Therefore, it could be mathematically predicted that Key’s Neo-Colonial Government would ‘stay mum’ on the TPP Treaty Examination Select Committee proceedings when John Oliver’s Dildo Baggins video made the connection between the TPP Treaty and the very thing that was designed to be a mechanism of distraction: the flag referendum.

The ‘vibe’ of the fraudulent ‘whole thing’ needs the urgent intervention of the country’s public-spirited QC’s, public intellectuals, investigative journalists, and even media missionaries and their counterparts overseas willing to leap over the Pit of Propaganda POOH to engage their respective publics to support grass-roots counter-strategies to dismantle the Neo-Colonial Project. To be worthwhile, the Neo-Colonial Project will need to be replaced with self-determining communities spear-headed by indigenous peoples.

Better Optics in 2009: Ngāpuhi chief Kingi Taurua and Pakeha rich-lister rangatira Hone Key hongi in sunnier times at Waitangi, February 2009.

It was inevitable that at some stage the ex-London and Wall Street banker – also known as the Smiling Assassin – would push his boundaries with Māori to the brink in a game of Global Neo-Colonial Chess. What has not been reckoned as inevitable is that ‘All the Matador’s Memes’ would be laid bare.

Thus, even when Oliver’s Dildo Baggins video made national news, the Key Ministry ‘stayed the course’ yet again to ensure the vast majority of New Zealanders did not know the intake for public submissions on the TPP Treaty would end three and half weeks later. It showed a post-TPP Treaty signing pattern of omission had been set.

 

To be super-clear, the media is obligated to keep the public well informed about serious controversial issues. The news media’s role is to create understanding about the root causes and the solutions to major problems, to show how different groups have been affected, or may be impacted by controversial issues or major events, and to communicate the needs, aspirations and visions of peoples, near and far. The media’s job is not to be a conduit for propaganda or to reproduce a Bubble Gum News History of the World. The news media’s job is to cast light on manipulative activities of those vested with power, to investigate wrong-doing, expose the power-relations of elites and the super-rich and to value dissent in the grand quest to achieve bona fide free, open and independently resilient societies.

Currently we have a propagandist media system in which producers, reporters and editors who kid themselves that they are free. The Press Council says it jealousy guards what it considers to be the highest principle – freedom of expression. A person who processes viewer complaints at one of the two big television broadcasters told me during the Dirty Politics scandal how the newsrooms abuse their free speech rights. The networks, my source said, make news that lacks context, blow little issues out of proportion and promote pro-corporate-government views. The two main networks then explore the issues in a more balanced way on the niche-audience weekend current affairs programs (The Nation and Q+A), and this practice gets them off-the-hook, after having sensationalized a minor issue during the high-rating news bulletins, all to hide the weaknesses of important matters. In other words, the purpose of The Nation and Q+A are to provide the broadcasters with a platform to meet their broadcasting standards, create the illusion that we are free and live in a healthy functioning open society with a progressive democratic system. They are not there to widen discourses beyond unacceptable limits that would threaten New Zealand’s Civil Oligarchy, expose the Neo-Colonial Government and its transnational partners and the Global Neo-Colonial Project to irreparable harm.

The trivializing of protest and the big issues at stake[clxxix] is a bit like being more concerned with hospital beds that could be filled with fully pregnant mothers, but are instead occupied by the seriously maimed civilians of a neighbouring walled-in bombed state deemed to be the enemy of the belligerent imperial-aspirant state you belong to. It is a failure or unwillingness of media missionaries to comprehend the seriousness of the situation. These diversionary tactics show some in the news media lack an interventionism approach to investigate the most acute cases with urgency, professional teamwork and a fearlessness of death. Reporters, editors and producers need to face their fears, specifically the fear of dying. Once a person gets past this fear, delving into the big picture, or diving into the ‘rabbit hole’, becomes fascinating rather than overwhelmingly depressing. If reporters are to make the evolutionary jump to journalist, they have to leap into a metaphorical Pit of Propaganda POOH where industrial-scale corruption, collusion and conspiracies – or power crimes – are consigned.

Ironically, it is the lack of danger in this far-flung mildly difficult to run colony that makes New Zealand’s news media so slack, star-struck and scaredy-cat. For many New Zealanders captured under the CrosbyITextor-crafted/Hannifin De Joux-managed ‘Nice Guy’ spell, the connections that would otherwise reveal systemic class warfare remain hidden by a Cloak of Invisibility that the Neo-Colonial Sect controls. CrosbylTextor and Jo De Joux have been there in the background advising the Acting Prime Minister, playing instrumental roles in helping him win three ingenuous elections, thereby breaching Article 21 subsection (3) of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights through the construction of a dirty political environment to turn left-wing voters off politics.

It does not help that the news media have been star struck. If there were a media award for Best Cheer Leading News Actor, TV3’s Newshub political ‘editor’ Patrick Gower would be a top contender. Indeed, in his Metro opinion piece “Is John Key the finest actor of his generation?” Graham Adams singled out Patrick Gower as the most obvious example among the television reporters, within a broader “star-struck” media-scape “who devote much of their reports to the theatre of politics”.

A broader example will help the New Zealand Tax Herd picture what I mean.

In April 2013, at 30,000 feet, New Zealand’s political reporters contracted a kind of Stockholm Syndrome – that I call Orion Disorder. En route to China for trade talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping, New Zealand’s Acting Prime Minister surprised journalists aboard a Royal New Zealand Air Force Orion when he passed around a cake he had made. In the sky over the Pacific Ocean, New Zealand’s parliamentary press gallery reporters behaved like children at a birthday party. But it was not a best friend’s dad and they were no longer five. In effect, Key used the cake as a carrot-hostage mechanism to get positive messages beamed home.

It is hard to go for the jugular of a nice functional psychopath once he tricks you into eating out of his hand.

Overall, the news media’s coverage of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Treaty signing and related events reinforced established corporate and state power. The news media did nothing to investigate the Neo-Colonial Project and essentially protected Key as he and his Ministry and Crown Officials undermined the remaining remnant of New Zealand democracy. This bodes gravely for a ‘free’ society.

It may be argued, that I have no place or credibility to criticize a treaty or its negotiation documents that I have not read in full. Yet, this is comparable to saying that a person in 1944 who had not read the Bretton Woods Agreement or its negotiation documents had no place saying the agreement was an oligarchic-elite settlement reached as a result of an Anglo-American Oligarchy fomenting the conditions for two global wars. In others words, a person may know quite a lot about the accumulation of the political, economic and military power that underpins a new treaty, vital knowledge that is excluded from the final agreement, whether it is a few pages or a ridiculously long one.

My criticism of the news media has been lengthy, scathing and un-sanitized. It is beyond my resources to conduct a definitive study of the news and current affairs coverage of the Key Ministry’s rail-roading of the TPP Treaty to the cabinet table where a rubber ratification stamp waits a lonely wait for a shot at infamy.

Meanwhile … the news media carry on like no major sleight of hand is occurring, partly because too many in the news media have not come to terms with the ubiquitous fear of death. Unless New Zealand’s news media confront the pervasive fear of death, reporters may as well stay as children in grown-ups bodies reporting that Santa is real.

The crises ultimately created by the existence of Civil Oligarchies need addressing because white privilege, institutional racism and structural entrapment through deceptive, sophisticated stratagems seriously undermine aspirations for free societies.

The New Zealand government (or the Crown) acts in the absence of full disclosure about the intent behind the Trans-Pacific Partnership Treaty (TPP). The broader geo-political strategy to buttress an American-centric empire from the rising dynamism of a Russian-Chinese led-Alliance, as well as the New Constitutionalism framework to outsource democratic decision-making to rule-setting supranational tribunals, policy-shaping think-tanks and consensus-making secret clubs, and the continued adherence to the economic warfare framework known as the Shock Doctrine are largely unknown to New Zealanders. This lack of full disclosure has continued despite my efforts to alert the Tax Hard, through the submissions process to the Foreign Affairs and Trade Committee, the news media, and chewing the ears off of everybody who comes within chewing distance.

The missing context provided here is vital to disseminate widely, for it gets to the essence of how and why an Anglo-American empire was forged in the 20th Century at horrific cost of human life, a tremendous waste of resources and with an outrageously mountainous alp of fraudulently conjured bankers’ credit. Thus, we, the Tax Cattle, are bonded to a debt enslavement system.

As former President of Ghana Kwame Nkrumah wrote in his 1965 book Neo-Colonialism: The Last Stage of Imperialism:

“Colonialism has achieved a new guise. It has become neo-colonialism, the last stage of imperialism; its final bid for existence, as monopoly-capitalism or imperialism is the last stage of capitalism.[clxxx] Neo-Colonialism is also the worst form of imperialism. For those who practise it, it means power without responsibility and for those who suffer from it, it means exploitation without redress. In the days of old-fashioned colonialism, the imperial power had at least to explain and justify at home the actions it was taking abroad.” [clxxxi]

 

The Crown’s fraudulent actions to advance the TPP Treaty are in contempt of the New Zealand people. The New Zealand Government needs to severe itself immediately and permanently from the Trans-Pacific Partnership Treaty, the New Constitutionalism framework, the Shock Doctrine and other oligarchic-imperial fraudulent devices, tricks and stratagems.

Democracy has been shell-out by New Zealand’s Neo-Colonial Sect in service of the Civil Oligarchy.

Key’s actions belied a political conspiracy with his Associates that were unjust power crimes. Key’s rituals of animosity were also contemptuous of all New Zealanders because in his role as Rich-Lister prime minister he was simultaneously a covert member-servant of the Civil Oligarchy. Key’s fraudulent racist actions were those of a Civil Oligarch that revealed his true colours as a gambling political actor aligned with the Neo-Colonial Project to construct Regional Neo-Colonial Super-States. Fraudulent actions that are rich coming from a New Zealander that the National Business Review reports is worth $55 million in its annual wealth porn magazine, the “Rich List”. (Metro magazine says Key’s wealth is rumoured to be in the hundreds of millions).[clxxxii]

As the country’s acting Prime Minister at the time, John Key’s criminal behaviour was corrosive to the wheels of democracy and sprockets of a free society, and dangerously deleterious to the rights, needs and aspirations of the indigenous people of Aotearoa to construct self-autonomous, sovereign and sustainable communities.

 

Thus, Key was deploying psychological project of a psychopath, claiming he should be respected by Māori even though he was brazenly deployed coercive stratagems, tricks and devices to activate the perennial scapegoat mechanism, knowingly relying on a solid base of white privilege, a cultural of racism and institutional racism. Team Key deceptively devised these stratagems, tricks and devices.

Because this criminal group was not routed out when journalist Nicky Hager exposed the Dirty Politics scandal in August 2014, Key & Associates’ were able to go on to scheme bigger plots. Furthermore, Team Key’s fraudulent deployment of dirty political stratagems, tricks and devices were condoned by the Key Ministry, which implicates the Neo-Colonial Government in furtherance of conspiracy to undermine democratic participation, democratic institutions and the soundness of decision-making for New Zealand society. The dirty political attacks against institutions, groups and individuals deemed as enemies of the Neo-Colonial Civil Oligarchy will continue until New Zealanders deem such scape-goating as intolerable and instead resolve to dismantle the Civil Oligarchy.

All of these criminal acts bind the Crown.

We have all been played for a very, very, very long time. Beyond even, the Matador & Associates’ malicious tricks.

In a World Where … ‘Mr Nice Guy’ is caught under-the-influence of the famed Lasso of Truth. Super-rich Key transmogrifies into his alter-ego Honest John. Media missionaries of Neo-Colonial Nu Zillun are so stunned by straight answers, they ask John Oliver to decipher … and all hell breaks loose …

 

 

It is time to bother the oligarchy.

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Steve ‘Snoopman’ Edwards is Pakeha, a television editor and blogger.

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[cxxxiv] Steve Edwards. (2102). It’s the financial oligarchy, stupid: A study of Anglo-American news coverage during the 2007-2008 financial crisis and bank bailouts https://snoopman.net.nz/2013/08/23/its-the-financial-oligarchy-stupid-a-study-of-anglo-american-news-coverage-during-the-2007-2008-financial-crisis-and-bank-bailouts/

[cxxxv] Chris Vellacott. (22 July 2012). Super rich hold $32 trillion in offshore havens http://www.reuters.com/article/us-offshore-wealth-idUSBRE86L03U20120722; Heather Stewart. (21 July 2012). £13tn hoard hidden from taxman by global elite https://www.theguardian.com/business/2012/jul/21/global-elite-tax-offshore-economy

[cxxxvi] Larry Elliott. (18 January 2016). Richest 62 people as wealthy as half of world’s population, says Oxfam. The Guardian. Retrieved from: https://www.theguardian.com/business/2016/jan/18/richest-62-billionaires-wealthy-half-world-population-combined

[cxxxvii] Global Wealth Inequality – What You Never Knew You Never Knew http://www.filmsforaction.org/watch/global-wealth-inequality-what-you-never-knew-you-never-knew/

[cxxxviii] Inside Job [Motion picture]. United States: Sony Pictures Classics; Klein, N. (2007). The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism. Camberwell, Australia: Penguin Books.

[cxxxix] Instead, the U.S. and U.K. financial authorities actively conspired with bankers so that the super-rich could use the bailouts re

inflate their asset portfolios. These super-rich families and individuals are domiciled in places such as the United States, the United

Kingdom, and Europe with shadow selves registered in the tax havens of the world. According to the “World Wealth Report 2011”

published by Capgemini and Merrill Lynch, most of the wealth is concentrated in the hands of 10.9 million high net worth

individuals (Capgemini and Merrill Lynch Global Wealth Management. (2011). 2011 World Wealth Report,

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Despite the asset deflations of the financial collapse in the northern fall of 2008, the world’s richest 10.9 million citizens had a combined net worth of $42.7 trillion in 2010, which meant their wealth had climbed back from a drop to $32.8 trillion in 2008, after a ‘pre-crisis’ peak of $40.7 trillion in 2007 (p.5).

[cxl] Nathan Smith. (5 February 2016). An open letter to TPP protesters. National Business Review. Retrieved from: http://www.nbr.co.nz/opinion/open-letter-tpp-protesters

[cxli] Nathan Smith. (5 February 2016). An open letter to TPP protesters. National Business Review. Retrieved from: http://www.nbr.co.nz/opinion/open-letter-tpp-protesters.

[cxlii] Kwame Nkurumah. (1965). Neo-Colonialism: The Last Stage of Imperialism, p. XV.

[cxliii] Shoup, L. H. & Minter, W. (2004 [1977]). Imperial Brain Trust: The Council on Foreign Relations and United States Foreign Policy, 254-284. New York, NY: Authors Choice Press.

[cxliv] Hutchison and Nyks. (2015). Requiem for the American Dream; Rose, R. (1979, September). See also: Ungovernability: Is There Fire Behind the Smoke?” Political Studies. Vol. 27 (3), 351-370; Douglas, J. (1976, October). The Overloaded Crown. British Journal of Political Science, Vol. 6, No. 4, pp. 483-505.Cambridge University Press.  Retrieved from jstor.org.stable/193284

[cxlv] Klein, N. (2007). The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism. Camberwell, Australia: Penguin Books; Whitecross, M & Winterbottom, A. (Directors) & Eaton, A. (Producer). The Shock Doctrine 2009 [Motion picture].  A Renegade Pictures/Revolution Films Production. Retrieved from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v6yceBTf_Vs; Ferguson, C. (Director). (2011). Inside Job [Motion picture]. United States: Sony Pictures Classics.

[cxlvi] The ‘free market’ framework was deployed around the world with an invisible ideology, subsequently identified as Neo-Liberalism. This invisible ideology was designed as a brainwashing construct to protect the ‘free market’ framework. To help manufacture consent, the world was sold the made-for-media catch-phrase – the ‘trickle-down effect’ – whereby the benefits would materialize for ordinary people. It was predicated on the notion that the rich were needed in order for societies to prosper. As with dripping taps, the trickle would be regulated by the market’s ‘Invisible Hand’, a euphemism for super-rich oligarchies and their army of unseen professionals. Audaciously, the professional class quietly constructed a Worldwide Financial Secrecy Haven Complex. See: George Monbiot. (15 April 2916). Neoliberalism – the ideology at the root of all our problems. https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/apr/15/neoliberalism-ideology-problem-george-monbiot; See Also: Douglas 1976: 493; Rose 1979: 369; Shoup & Minter 2004: 268-269. In his 1979 paper “Ungovernability: Is There Fire Behind the Smoke?” a professor at the Centre for Policy Studies, Richard Rose, observed that political indifference had been “underestimated” as means for states to maintain authority since it undermines people’s capacity for self-reliance and attention to the activities of authorities (p. 369). Rose saw that political scientists would need to develop a language to that could describe the variance of features that defined governments of the West. Gill and Law (1989) found that several think-tanks influenced the Thatcher regime, including the British Centre for Policy Studies, situated at Glasgow University, whose purpose was to reshape public opinion by means of a “battle of ideas” (Gill & Law, 1989, p. 482).

[cxlvii] Estulin 2009; Klein 2007; Shoup & Minter 1977: 254-281.

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[cxlix] United Nations. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights . http://www.un.org/en/universal-declaration-human-rights/

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[clix] Patrick Wood. (2015). Technocracy Rising: The Trojan Horse of Global Transformation. USA: Coherent Publishing. Patrick Wood. (23 June 2011).  “Technocracy Endgame: Global Smart Grid.; Patrick Wood. (2 March 2010).  “Smart Grid: The Implementation of Technocracy? “;  Retrieved from: http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/ciencia/ciencia_energy52.htm#Smart%20Grid:%20The%20Implementation; Katherine Albrecht and Liz McIntyre (2006). Spychips: How Major Corporations and Government Plan to Track Your Every Purchase and Watch Your Every Move. USA: Penguin. Retrieved from: http://www.spychips.com; Josh del Sol (2014). Take Back Your Power. Retrieved from: https://takebackyourpower.net/

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[clxi] Stephen Gill (1998). New constitutionalism, democratisation and global political economy. Pacifica Review: Peace, Security & Global Change Volume 10, Issue 1, 1998, p 23-38. Retrieved from: DOI: 10.1080/14781159808412845

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[clxx] Economic Management. In: Someone Else’s Country.

[clxxi] Nicky Hager. (24 September 2014). New Zealand elections: dirty tricks helped John Key win another term. Retrieved from: http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/sep/24/new-zealand-elections-dirty-tricks-helped-john-key-win-another-term

[clxxii] Dirty Politics: How attack politics is poisoning New Zealand’s political environment. Retrieved from: https://dirtypoliticsnz.com/

[clxxiii] Snoopman. (7 October 2014). John Key’s Suppressed ‘Missing Million’ Voters Letter. Retrieved from: http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL1410/S00029/john-keys-suppressed-missing-million-voters-letter.htm

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[clxxv] Parliamentary Counsel. 5 Justified limitations. New Zealand Bill of Rights Act. Retrieved from: 1990http://www.legislation.govt.nz/act/public/1990/0109/latest/DLM225501.html#DLM225501

[clxxvi] Section 20J Acts or omissions in relation to which this Part applies. Human Rights Act. Retrieved from: http://www.legislation.govt.nz/act/public/1993/0082/latest/DLM304461.html

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