Economic collapse fuels the rise of 'stop the asian invasion' NZ fascism
When intense economic conditions kill off people’s belief in democratic capitalism, they turn to other forms of legitimacy. We saw the rise of fascism and communism in the 30s due in part to the crushing impact of crippling economic conditions.
At 1pm on October 24th 1929, the vice president of the New York Stock Exchange, Richard Whitney marched onto the stock exchange floor after a morning of devastating losses and purchased well over the sale price in front of everyone $20million dollars worth of US. Steel stock. He then went on to purchase General Electric, AT&T and other blue chip stocks spending $130million. His move funded by the wealthiest elites at the time was an attempt to insert confidence into a financial system on the verge of collapse. It worked. Until Monday 28th of October, four days later.
Ben Bernanke is a modern day Richard Whitney, the second the stimulus money dries up, the economy will crash again, or the economy will crash due to the immense inflationary stress from printing all that cash, the writing is on the wall and everyone seems to be in some type of delusion about it. What interests me is where the pressure will blow inside communities. Globalization protesters and environmental protesters will be one pressure point that will get increasingly radical as their middle class knowledge base gets angrier and angrier, but that’s the educated. Those not so bright will rush to the old scars, look at the rise of the BNP in Britain and the NZ connections on the BNP politician list, a couple of quiet unassuming NZers living here in NZ...
Three Kiwis on far-right party's list
A detailed membership list for the far-right British National Party has been leaked, revealing that the white supremacist party's influence reaches as far as New Zealand. The list, which contains 16,000 names, many with contact details, was published on the website Wikileaks. Three New Zealanders appeared on the list.
...and look at how the fascist movement in NZ are attempting to currently sow the seeds of hate this month...
Stop The Asian Invasion
Anyone wanting to be part of a Nation Wide 'Stop the Asian Invasion' Campaign are welcome to Email us on firstname.lastname@example.org. This will also put you on the emailing list. We are currently in the preparation stage. Looking at mass mail drops and poster runs around New Zealand. This will be happening in about a months time, around the end of April. We will be printing T-shirts for this act of resistance. Time to step up and show that we are NOT happy with what these lefty do-gooders and money hungry government power mongers are doing to us. We must resist this Invasion of our Country that will end with us being worker slaves to foreign owned companies, many of whom are Asians. If we want to stay free, we have to do something!!
...let's hope they are just a bunch of angry skinny white kids who all desperately need a joint, but if I was America wanting to destabilize a Washington Consensus country away from China's sphere of influence, well resourced xenophobic racist pro white provocateurs would be the cheapest and most reliable method.
We can see how the Government is preparing for the social malaise from economic collapse: vast new surveillance powers for every state department, the ability to take your DNA on mere arrest, the increasing prison population, the need to privatize it to keep feeding people into prison, the streamlining of the Court system so that you are judged and sentenced via remote, the broadening of what can be defined as ‘a gang’ (it’s 3 people) which then triggers surveillance powers and the ability to seize and freeze your assets.
As the global economy wrestles to deal with States who took on corporate debt now starting to wobble under that weight and the current cures causing talk of a credit down grade in the US, we have a Government rapidly and quietly increasing it's Police powers with little or no over sight while right wing paramilitary groups start active recruitment drives.
The challenge for liberal progressives will be to fight these forces on all fronts to protect the civil rights and freedoms we have fought so long and hard for. That fight gets harder and harder as economic uncertainty caused by unregulated casino shock capitalism decimates communities.
This period of pause is merely the time delay between the earthquake and the tsunami about to hit us.