You will likely know Liz Gunn as a NZ media personality who now runs the FreeNZ news platform. The content is controversial by mainstream standards and generally politically incorrect by government standards.
Recently as discussed in the post Gunning For Liz is a cancel-culture pile-on from a group of generally mainstream media.
This followed an altercation at Auckland Airport with Airport Police, Gunn and her cameraman.
The video itself traverses significant ground, leaping from subject to subject which is not helpful in terms of being objective about any one particular issue – in that respect it tends to support a rebellion against authority in general rather than any specific corruption.
The allegations leveled at police though should not be glossed over. They represent a snapshot of police brutality that needs to be recognized for what it is rather than dismissed as justified thuggery.
This harks back to the parliamentary protest and the propaganda-reporting that was supposedly justified by, ‘The Emergency’.
I can give an objective opinion, because I was there (apart from the odd foray into the city) the whole time, and one of the few journalists that bothered doing the nightshift.
There are two things that should be mentioned, among the omissions and misinformation of the mainstream.
- The majority of the protestors were women. Health workers, including doctors, teachers, and regardless of their reasons, unemployed due to mandates. This was a conflict for Ardern in not addressing the, River of Filth, as Michael Wood put it as had Ardern fronted on the steps of Parliament she would have faced the venom of her own gender, many of whom had supported her on that basis but now dispised her politics.
- In the week leading up to the final confrontation, the Defence and Police mandate verdict dramatically altered the emphasis of the protest. For many that was the moral victory that foreshadowed Ardern’s eventual departure, even if that took almost another year. So, the protest had begun to wind down. Instead of significantly ramping up the following weekend most of Lampton Quay had cleared out. The heavy vehicles, trucks and busses had departed.
When the final assault began on the Wednesday numbers had retreated further. What was left was essentially a village of women who, although despite the mandates now being recognised as illegal still had no job. They did not have their careers restored, nor their loses compensated.
The number of men that participated in the final conflict was insignificant compared to 600 police not to mention the imposters that arrived on the last day simply for the gratuitous violence against police.
If you’ve watched the video, the allegation of inbred hostility is not something that should be dismissed lightly.
For those women that want to claim equality and fight like a man, bear the consequences. Generally women are still the vulnerable gender in society often in situations, that require recognition and protection.
I certainly hope Commissioner Coster takes a good hard look at what is alleged in this video and dwells on what his own legacy might be.
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