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Tuesday, July 31, 2007

How Socialist Extremists Took Over the New Zealand Labour Party Part 1

A unique set of circumstances combined to give New Zealand's main Marxist-Leninist groups considerable influence on and in this country's main "Centre-Left" party, the New Zealand Labour Party.

1. Social Conditions and Foreign Influence

Firstly was the major strategic importance placed on New Zealand by the former Soviet Union and the People's Republic of China. It appears that the Soviets long regarded New Zealand as a weak link in the Western Alliance. Our distance from the world's trouble spots and a casual attitude to security meant a comparatively easy working environment for the Soviets, and their allies.

Our long history of welfare statism and trade unionism provided a large pool of socialist leaning people who were easily led into more militant activities.

Social ostracism of Marxist-Leninists was also not as great as in the United States or Australia for example. New Zealand also lacked (with one or two exceptions, such as the late Tony Neary)) the strong, conservative Catholic trade union movement that did much to thwart the the Communist Party of Australia in the '40s and '50s.

New Zealand was also been an attractive target for Communist leaders for similar reasons that some Scandinavian countries were targeted. We are regarded around the world as a "progressive" social laboratory, with a good record on early franchise for women, social welfare and human rights policies. Because of our small size and low regard for security, comparatively strong communist/socialist movement and progressive international image, New Zealand has long been used as a "respectable front" for Communist policies.

Foremost among these were the "Peace" and Anti-Apartheid" campaigns, that were conducted by local communists since the 1940s. Both have had a major influence on New Zealanders thinking and both have had international impact.

From my research it is clear that New Zealand was chosen to play a leading role in the Anti-Apartheid struggle because of our Rugby playing links with South Africa. This campaign contributed significantly to the psychological pressure on the South African public and government and the eventual accession to power of the ANC and South African Communist Party.

The "Peace" campaign, which culminated in New Zealand's 1984 ban on nuclear warships also was a major victory for the Soviets and has contributed significantly to the rise of Anti-Nuclearism/Americanism throughout the Asia/Pacific region and Europe.

According to one former Communist Party of New Zealand member, the Chinese government began funding the New Zealand Peace Council in 1956, when then Communist Party member Bruce Skilton and the Party's accountant Ron Howell, visited Peking on a "business" trip.

The Soviets likewise funded communist activity for many years and trained numerous New Zealanders at Lenin's Institute for Higher Learning in Moscow.

One former Socialist Unity Party member who trained at the Institute in 1983/4 claimed that the Soviets categorised target countries in order of priority. This grading system assessed target nations on their strategic significance to long term Soviet plans. The country's ranking determined the intensity and length of training given to that nation's communists at the Institute.

Category One: Britain, Chile, Argentina and South Africa.
Category Two: Included India and New Zealand

New Zealand was never a target for Soviet invasion. This country was far more valuable to the Soviets as a propaganda outlet.

New Zealand was regarded as a tool, a springboard by which policies advantageous to the Soviets could projected onto the world stage. New Zealand was regarded as both sufficiently malleable and internationally respectable to be a high priority "active measures" target.

The Soviet's used New Zealand as a ventriloquist uses his dummy.

Part 2 Here


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh rave on Trev, you're such a tragic drama queen about political diversity. Lighten up why don't ya' ? Your McCarthyism is a little dated frankly.

Anyway - News Report: drove all the way from Beautiful Northland through flood and storm, to Akoranga, Tamaki Makaurau - to see George Galloway. Now there is a man. Monster kahunas that guy !

I listened to him and what did I think ? I thought about the merchants of hate on your blog Trev, the Mahs, the Exos, the Reids of America. And I looked at this feisty Scot who's actually out there, doing it. Wonderfully !

And in comparison, well, all those tin soldiers and those notions about the suffering the rest of the world must go through, to balance the nutty equations of the aforesaid Mah, Exo and Reid. And you're a bit in that picture too Trev.

And I thought to myself - "Thank God for George Galloway !" The Man is a real man - not like The Chickenhawk. He deserves (and has)our Respect.

10:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The only hate I have is for facists like you Steve.



7:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think we refer to this guy going forward only as "Steve Knobspank Northland."

2:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


7:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i hate the fascist EXOCET - care to share your name?

12:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's all this lovey dovey stuff happening on this blog? Bit of a worry I'd say.


2:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I post on other sites anon.

I post under a Pseudonym because of angry little screwballs like you.

Got any proof that I'm a 'fascist'? - other than opposing socialism that is.


8:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I post on other sites anon.

I post under a Pseudonym because of angry little screwballs like you.

Got any proof that I'm a 'fascist'? - other than opposing socialism that is.


8:33 AM  
Blogger Trevor Loudon said...

Jeez Clyde, you ain't seem nothin' yet.

1:45 PM  
Blogger Forensic morsels said...

So the anti-apartheid movement was a bad thing ?
How odd.

So prior to the vigorously neo-liberal Labour of Roger Douglas' day (from the late 70's) and the mild present generation of former academics, transsexuals, unionists and businesspeople there was some diehard Leninist generation ?
Yet the tour opposition and Anti-nuclear movement was at its most active in the 80's when the Labour party was so enamoured of Douglas. Doesn't add up too well Trev.

Ah Gorgeous George, annoying bastard but good talker, anyone seen the Hitchens debate ?

On no for fear that someone should make us like Scandinavia with their vibrant economies and excellent music export market.

6:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fergus - the essential plank of this blog site is that anybody, absolutely anybody who opposes the war criminals President Cheney-Haliburton, The Chickenhawk, Poncey Poodle Blair, George W. Howard, Holocaust Nazi zionists et al, well.....axiomatically they're commies or fascists. Of course they are !

And from that tortured construct flows off-the-wall claims that underneath it all the '84 Labour Government was a seething mass of marxist revolutionaries. While being at the same time one of the first western governments to embrace the new western globalism. With relish what is more.

Examined like that there is no commonsense to be found but never mind. We'll just nut on claiming it anyway. It's the saying that matters, not the reality. Sort of like WMD.

And then we can call The Chickenhawk a "freedom fighter".


8:23 AM  
Blogger mah29001 said...

"So the anti-apartheid movement was a bad thing ?"

Not when that same group of people are coddling up to Hamas, aligns themselves with Fidel Castro, Gaddafi, Arafat, et al.

Along with making the very statement of equaling America to be the "Great Satan" as what Nelson Mandela did at a U.N. speech while never giving any criticism toward Saddam Hussein, his apartheid for the Kurds, Shiites and the genocide of the Marsh Arabs.

If South Africa apartheid was bad, I hate to see what a Sovietized South Africa would look like under these guys.

12:34 PM  
Blogger mah29001 said...

"You don't want to remember that about your war criminal friend Rumsfeld do you's true though."

I don't see you complaining about the likes of Jacque Chirac giving Saddam nuclear technology to build his nuke program.

10:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The truth is Mah - name all the outrages you can but we're still talking in terms of ratio (sort of like IDF:10 Palestinians:1).

On which analysis of course The Chickenhawk is one of the worst war criminals in the world !

10:05 AM  
Blogger mah29001 said...

"IDF:10 Palestinians:1"

Stop your bullying, harassing comments about your so-called analysis against me. You never mention how the U.S. gives millions of dollars in cash to the PLO which controls West Bank and is affiliated with Hamas.

Apparently, you also don't care should U.S. tax dollars also fall into the hands of Hamas and other terrorist groups either with that so-called analysis. This has often been a policy for the U.S. which was originally started by Jimmy Carter, continuing up to the current President.

I guess it must be okay for Abbas, Arafat, Hamas terrorists, et al to purposely misuse the aid as a mask to be able to use that money to target Israeli Jews and Palestinians that are not too enthusiastic of joining their cause.

Your "analysis" is proof of being bogus.

10:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Once again MAH, please stop trying to 'debate' with the likes of Steve.

He's an anti-semitic intellectual lightweight who is only interested in winding you up!


8:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Exo, you got it right for once, as to the wind-up bit anyway.

Man, you right wing dicks are eggs !

Ain't you picked it over the last six months or so ? You're eminently piss-takable, all of you. So Flakey ! That's how powerful your right wing anti-human dogma is not.....

10:35 PM  

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