Welcome to the first instalment of a regular newsletter that I’ll be writing for New Conservative. We have received requests from a number of you for more regular commentary from the party on socio-political events and I have volunteered to take on that challenge.
Last Call For Early Birds
I’m looking forward to seeing you at the annual conference on Saturday 19th June, but you have less than a week left to secure early bird tickets. Our guest speaker on the night will be Des Gorman, Professor of Medicine in the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences at the University of Auckland. He was recently interviewed on the Leighton Smith Podcast.
Paid-up members will have received voting papers for the board election. Voting for board members is the most impactful way you can influence how the party is run. If you’re not a member yet, you can sign up and be part of this process next year.
Severe Human Rights Abuses
A culture of death has been fostered in New Zealand, especially that of legalised abortion which sees over thirteen thousand unborn babies murdered every year. Voice for Life has reported that abortion is up 2.2% with late-term abortion increasing by 42.9% in the last year.
Last week we had the spectacle of a mostly empty Parliament, with its own hands drenched in innocent blood, softly condemning “severe human rights abuses” by the Communist Party of China. Successive governments have allowed this regime to become our largest trading partner with considerable influence over our politics.
Erasing Women’s Sports
The International Weightlifting Federation is allowing men masquerading as women to compete in the Tokyo Olympics. If the New Zealand Olympic Committee allows it, which they certainly will, then transgender Laurel Hubbard (formerly known as Gavin) will be allowed to compete for the women’s weightlifting medal.
In an example of how this agenda is also degrading our justice system, he recently caused serious injury to an Australian couple and was wrongly given name suppression by a judge who was worried a conviction would harm his Olympic chances.
If women want to conserve women’s sports, they will have to stand up and speak out, as former Olympic medalist Tracey Lambrechs is doing: “I’m quite disappointed for the female athlete who will lose out on that spot.”
Good on her, but where are the others? “Unfortunately, there’s nothing we can do because every time we voice it we get told to be quiet.” Ah, the sound of progress.
Removing Ancient Landmarks
There was an international story that caught my attention last week. A farmer moved a 200 year-old stone and with it the French-Belgian border. He did this because he thought the stone was a nuisance, without any regard for what the stone represented or realising what the consequences would be. It reminded me of King Solomon’s advice – “Remove not the ancient landmark, which thy fathers have set.” (Proverbs 22:28)
The proverb hints at a key element of conservative philosophy: protecting the social landmarks from those who wish to bulldoze them aside. The consequences of both legalised mass-murder and ignoring biological reality are creating long-term damage to our great nation.
Conservative Matters, 13th May 2021
By Dieuwe de Boer, NC Board Member