International news in New Zealand’s media. – Blog No. 27.

                My previous blog dealt with the problems faced by the Main Stream Media (MSM) in America. Similar problems are evident in New Zealand – but on a far smaller scale. In a small country such as New Zealand, it is a real struggle for an independent media […]

Private control of the Western Media – Blog No. 26.

    An independent and diverse media, capable of presenting to the public a wide range of differing interpretations of the truth, is the foundation of democratic government. In a healthy democracy there should exist a multiplicity of differing opinions and lively debate. Courtesy of a healthy media, the citizens’ informed opinions can be developed, […]

Udo Ulfkotte and Western Media Bias – Blog No. 25.

I have become increasingly interested in the reasons why completely different versions of reality emerge from the ‘independent’ western Main Stream Media (MSM) and from the Moscow controlled ‘propaganda’ channels (Russia Today, etc.) The vast majority of Americans and western Europeans believe that Russia is aggressive, is trying to re-establish the Soviet empire and is […]

Credit Rating Agencies – Blog No. 24.

  As an indication of the rising threat to the USA’s monopolistic control over the global financial system, a less momentous, but also significant announcement, was made on the same day in January 2015 as the European Central Bank’s decision to embark on its EU shattering programme of Quantitative Easing. This announcement came from Hong […]

The Euro fault line opens up – Blog No. 23.

It seems largely to have escaped the notice of the media in the comfortable Hobbitland of New Zealand, but on the 22nd January two noteworthy external events occurred: one an earthquake that should have shocked the continent of Europe and the other, a slight tremor that should have been felt in the USA and serve […]

Background to Charlie Hebdo – Blog No. 22.

As a naïve and ignorant adolescent, growing up in the 1950’s and crouching under the newly developed nuclear threat, I read both Tolkien’s ‘Hobbit’ and his ‘Lord of the Rings’ trilogy. In my anxiety and ignorance, I read into them the story of the gallant, truth-seeking, democracies of the West pitted against the evil hordes […]

Russia’s Viewpoint – Blog No 21.

  The US engineered crisis in Europe’s relations with Russia continues with little sign of a let up. American pundits are churning out gleeful prognostications that the sanctions they have imposed on Russia and the collapse in the oil price will together bring Russia to heel. From Korea and Vietnam to Iraq and Afghanistan, the […]

Charlie Hebdo – Blog No. 20.

  It is as though M. Charbonnier wished to have himself taken out of the gene-pool. His magazine’s previous publication of insulting cartoons depicting the Prophet, had resulted in its offices being fire-bombed and subsequently placed under permanent (and ineffective) police protection. His last cartoon was a blatant challenge to the Islamist crazies to have […]

Conspiracy theories Part III (of III.) – Blog No. 19.

  The Malaysian Airlines conspiracy. The unfortunate airline lost two aircraft in a short period of time and both have given rise to conspiracy theories. MH 370, which disappeared without trace on a flight between Kuala Lumpur and Beijing, was by far the more mysterious and has excited many weird and wonderful conspiracy theories. Much […]

Conspiracy Theories Part I (of III) – Blog No. 18.

I have one correspondent who regularly sends me emails claiming that I am a ‘conspiracy theorist,’ meaning that I needlessly search for explanations behind events at variance with the obvious truths available in the Western media. If writers can be labelled as ‘conspiracy theorists,’ all that they write can be dismissed under the same heading. […]