ALLIANCE OF CIVILISATIONS, OR DEATH OF THE WEST?
Anyone wanting clues to one of the next big social engineering battlegrounds in New Zealand need look no further than this news from Britain. Echoing developments alluded to in Eve's Bite and in the June issue of Investigate, Britain's Labour Government is reportedly considering compulsory Islamic studies for all students, as part of enforcing "tolerance". Perhaps sensitive to the "outing" of the UN's Alliance of Civilisations agenda, politicians are being careful not to evoke the name, whilst still outworking its recommendations. New Zealand's Prime Minister Helen Clark seems to have taken on a messianic mantle on behalf of the United Nations' Alliance of Civilisations project. She raises its themes repeatedly, including in last week's Herald interview where she said:
"Both [former PM] Tony Blair and [PM] Gordon Brown, [are] very interested in the role I have played on the national identity issues because this is quite a critical issue for Britain now - what it is to be British, what defines national identity. They are also interested in the high level of social cohesion we get in New Zealand across a very multicultural, multifaith society."
In other words, if you believe Clark, she's to blame for the mad mullah-appeasing policies being unleashed in Old Blighty this month.
One wonders whether Clark will follow the British lead on DNA profiling, however. The Times is reporting Brit Police want power to take DNA samples from motorists pulled over in traffic stops, and from petty offenders like litterbugs. Will there be anyone left in Britain that Nanny State is not already filming from hundreds of covert cameras, trawling through their emails and phone conversations and scouring through their DNA? And you wonder why I referred in an earlier post to the West's growing slide into totalitarianism?
Speaking of daft socialists with agendas, Graeme Hunt is pulling no punches in his new book out this week, Spies and Revolutionaries. In it, Hunt finally confirms that Wellington civil servant Dr Bill Sutch, along with Paddy Costello and Ian Milner, was spying for the Soviet KGB. The Sutch affair hit the headlines in the mid 70s when he was arrrested and tried for espionage, although as Hunt notes he walked free largely because the jury was not allowed to hear the detail of the "secrets" Sutch had been passing to the Russians. Not that the SIS were fantastically good at counter-surveillance at the time - my own mother was a witness to one of the more surreal moments whilst grocery shopping at Karori Mall in the early 70s, where she saw and recognised Bill Sutch - looking out of place because he was striding through a supermarket in a suit and coat - whilst 20 metres behind him tailed two more men in suits and coats. All very Clouseauesque. Of course, old communists never die, they just morph into the political movement RAM.
Meanwhile, from our "Bad Omens" department, the revelation that a seven-legged lamb was born in the South Island this week has made world headlines. Publicity the Beef and Lamb people couldn't possibly buy, and I strongly suspect wouldn't want to. Clean green NZ turning out mutant restaurant fodder, not a good look. More pesticides anyone? Maybe the Vegans have a point after all.