New Zealand Prime Minister Calls for a Global Censorship System

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New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is the latest liberal leader to call for an international alliance to censor speech. Unsatisfied with the unprecedented corporate censorship of social media companies, leaders like Hillary Clinton have turned from private censorship to good old-fashioned state censorship. Speech regulation has become an article of faith on the left. Ardern used her speech this week to the United Nations General Assembly to call for censorship on a global scale.

Ardern lashed out at “disinformation” and called for a global coalition to control speech. After nodding toward free speech, she proceeded to lay out a plan for its demise through government regulation:

But what if that lie, told repeatedly, and across many platforms, prompts, inspires, or motivates others to take up arms. To threaten the security of others. To turn a blind eye to atrocities, or worse, to become complicit in them. What then?

This is no longer a hypothetical. The weapons of war have changed, they are upon us and require the same level of action and activity that we put into the weapons of old.

We recognized the threats that the old weapons created. We came together as communities to minimize these threats. We created international rules, norms and expectations. We never saw that as a threat to our individual liberties – rather, it was a preservation of them. The same must apply now as we take on these new challenges.

Ardern noted how extremists use speech to spread lies without noting that non-extremists use the same free speech to counter such views.   To answer her question on “how do you tackle climate change if people do not believe it exists” is that you convince people using the same free speech.  Instead, Ardern appears to want to silence those who have doubts.

While referring to a global censorship coalition as a “light-touch approach to disinformation,” Ardern revealed how sweeping such a system would likely be. She defended the need for such global censorship on having to combat those who question climate change and the need to stop “hateful and dangerous rhetoric and ideology.”

“After all, how do you successfully end a war if people are led to believe the reason for its existence is not only legal but noble? How do you tackle climate change if people do not believe it exists? How do you ensure the human rights of others are upheld, when they are subjected to hateful and dangerous rhetoric and ideology?”

That is the same rationale used by authoritarian countries like China, Iran, and Russia to censor dissidents, minority groups, and political rivals.  What is “hateful” and “dangerous” is a fluid concept that government have historically used to silence critics or dissenters.

Ardern is the smiling face of the new generation of censors. At least the old generation of censors like the Iranians do not pretend to support free speech and openly admit that they are crushing dissent. The point is that we need to be equally on guard when censorship is pushed from the left with the best of motivations and the worst of means.

As the great civil libertarian Justice Louis Brandeis once said, “the greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well-meaning but without understanding.”



226 thoughts on “New Zealand Prime Minister Calls for a Global Censorship System”

  1. You’ve really got to be careful rounding a corner in the same building with that hag haunting the halls. Her teeth enter a room before she does.

  2. Earth lasers’ plasma shield not only can repel space electricity that provenly stimulates magma (Ebisuzaki, 2011) & dissolve storms (Univ. of Geneva), but it CAN prevent a devastating global blackout/all nuclear plants’ blasting by asteroid explosion (as in Tunguska-1908 & Chelyabinsk-2013) or a solar storm hit! TEN times near-miss extinction so far: 1972, 1989, 1991, 2003, 2006, 2012, 2017, 2019, 2020, 2021

  3. she has big egg on her face from the whole lockdown business which then morphed into gun grabs and other stuff some people in govt. are just control freaks and born authoritarians and could give 2 shakes FOR YOUR RIGHTS OR LIBERTIES, as long as they attain to and retain power over the public at-large. and, all this computer and smartphone stuff has concentrated too much power and information in the hands of a few, those same few would now regulate your access to information and your capacity to communicate with others and express yourself publicly. may she and others who ambit thusly continue to suffer the criticism and condemnation of their public and be shown out for who they really are.

    1. The stock market is telling us that Biden’s (and the Democrats’) days are numbered. The US is now on track for one of the worst stock market years in history, if not the worst. No sitting US president or controlling Party has been reelected in a major bear market, especially one the president had a direct role in creating. Of course, history can be rigged, but if running its normal course, that’s the precedent.

  4. “…..children are their oppressors, and women rule over them. Oh my people, they which lead thee cause thee to err and destroy the way of thy path”. Isaiah 3:12

    I noticed during the covid, the women became the most tyrannical. Where are all the real men?

    1. Contrarymary: They have all emasculated themselves and become girlie-men. Look at the wimpy Trudeau up north, or the weirdo Biden who simply cannot utter a proper sentence. Who do we look to for answers? Why Jeanne St Pierre because we all know she has broken all the glass ceilings, blah, blah, blah. And who do we cheer on at the college swim meet? Why, of course, it’s a record setting female swimmer with male genitalia. Need I go on?

      1. I’ll never forget Witmer making Walmart wrap up the seeds and gardening supplies, so her subjects couldn’t plant gardens during covid. That should make a great campaign ad. I always thought these leftists must have been sitting around laughing with their friends as they’re playing “Simon says” with the citizens lives. “Look what I can make mine do”. “Oh yeah? I can top that”


    That was published on the back of the football helmet at the game this weekend.

    I agree wholeheartedly.

    End the racism inherent in matriculation affirmative action, grade-inflation affirmative action, employment affirmative action, quotas, welfare, food stamps, minimum wage, rent control, social services, forced busing, public housing, utility subsidies, WIC, SNAP, TANF, HAMP, HARP, TARP, HHS, HUD, EPA, Agriculture, Commerce, Education, Labor, Energy, Obamacare, Social Security, Social Security Disability, Social Security Supplemental Income, Medicare, Medicaid, unfair “Fair Housing” laws, discriminatory “Non-Discrimination” laws, etc.

    1. Social Security is not an entitlement, it is an insurance company, overseen by government, that doesn’t make huge amounts of profit as do private insurance companies which are not that much different than gangsters extortion for “protection”. People pay premiums, in the event they can no longer work to earn money. There will always be those who will use deceit to game the system but many people would suffer greatly without it. Prosecute and punish the crooks. Crooked politicians have stolen money from the program because it is more than self sustaining. Prosecute and punish them as well. All in all, it’s one of the few good ideas to ever come from government.

      1. What you are referencing is the communist manifesto under the “dictatorship of the proletariat.”

        You communists (liberals, progressives, socialists, democrats, RINOs) have no respect for law?

        Under the U.S. Constitution, Congress has no enumerated power to tax for Social Security or Medicare, etc. Congress may tax for ONLY debt, defense and general Welfare (i.e. ALL WELL ADVANCE – roads, water, electricity, post office, sewer, internet, trash collection, commodities and services that ALL use in similar amounts and frequency).

        Also, Congress has the ENUMERATED power to regulate ONLY commerce among the States, the value of money, and land and naval Forces.

        Read it.

        Article 1, Section 8

        The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defense and general Welfare of the United States;…

        To regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the several states, and with the Indian Tribes;

        To coin Money, regulate the Value thereof,

        To make Rules for the Government and Regulation of the land and naval Forces;

      1. What I want is my money back that was stolen from me to pay for the communist welfare state – $25 trillion across American since 1965.

        What I want is for everyone to be free and free from the communist dictatorship.

        Ya know, like the Founders did.

      2. BTW, you do know Americans are vanishing and the American fertility rate is in a “death spiral,” right?

        Oh, yeah, you’re not an American and you don’t care.

        Invading parasites never care about the host, right, you’re gonna kill it when you’re done, right?

      1. Racism is affirmative action, quotas, forced busing, public housing, confiscatory taxation and redistribution of wealth, etc.

    2. I agree. End racism in the NFL. Bring in affirmative action. The NFL needs to be more diverse. Quotas for Caucasian and Asian players. Include people with Dwarfism, parapalegics and amputees. Make sure there is a good representation of LGBT and Trans-gendered people. Stop recruiting the best people for the job. Watch the viewership and product sales plummet.

    1. I’ve edited WP pages, and I suggest that you not use them as evidence for a claim, as their reliability varies tremendously. The references, on the other hand, are often quite helpful.

      1. I usually ignore nony mice, given that they don’t stand for their writings, but in this case I point out that Wikipedia is largely following the Encyclopedia Britannia.

        1. Then cite the Encyclopedia Britannica. Some WP pages are well-written and extensively referenced, and that page may be among them (I’m not going to take the time to check whether the references really substantiate the claims that reference them), but WP pages on average are not reliable.

              1. Thanks. I read that as saying Wikipedia is about as good. But whatever, any encyclopedia is only a place to find starting reading on whatever subject. One needs to go further.

            1. I have found wikipedia to be highly unreliable on all controversial subjects.
              I am independent.
              I have studied it.

              Therefor at least one independent study found Wikipedia highly unreliable.

              Your lack of self awareness is humerous.

              Marxists think mao is reliable.

              All you have done is demonstrate how politically warped “independent” or “study” have become when used by the left.

  6. This lady was part of the Great Reset crowd that has forcefully mandated the democidal Covid 19/SARS2 “vaccines” that, “as predicted” are resulting in a pandemic from Antibody Dependent Enhancement (ADE), blood clots, etc.
    If anyone needs to be censored, cancelled, and held responsible, it is her and others who preached death for their citizens.

  7. I agree with Ardern; she should be banned from all public forums and all channels of communications with an audience exceed 1000 people.

    Now who else should be banned?

    1. The People of New Zealand made a grave error of judgement concerning her appointment to the premiership. She is an activist deeply aligned with the WEF. She is turning, Just be aware she has Helen Clark and Tony Blair on her résumé. She is not the friendly PM who she purports to be. She will turn NZ into a latter day penal colony.

    1. So far, and after two years, ain’t nothing interfering with it. Looks like the libs have a green light to race forward.

  8. “But let your ‘Yes’ be ‘Yes,’ and your ‘No,’ ‘No.’ For whatever is more than these is from the evil one.”
    Matthew 5:37

    In other words, Jesus, the way, the TRUTH, and the life, says just tell the truth. Don’t swear you are telling the truth; don’t claim to be an arbiter or oracle of the truth, or have a monopoly on the truth. Sometime you might even turn out to be wrong, because truth goes to the motivation of the heart, not facts or evidence, and human perception, interpretation, and memory are imperfect.

    And don’t trust anyone who does claim to be an arbiter of the truth or an “expert on disinformation”. They are putting themselves on par with God.

    1. It is very rare to find a Marjorie Taylor Green among women. Most have been installed in politics for their compliance with the prevailing mentality of totalitarianism.

  9. What is an extremist? The leftist says “let us take two leaps FORWARD”. The conservative says “absolutely not, everything you propose is evil or authoritarian”. The weak centrist, always wanting to be a person of fashion, says “you are both being extremist, let us just take one leap FORWARD”. That is one of the ways that we keep degenerating into evil and authoritarianism.

    Our leaders are previewed in Judges 9, Abimelech and the brambles. Then read Revelation 13.

  10. I support government as instituted by Almighty God Himself for men to live peacefully.. But If you allow criminals to take over government, they will murder you when you openly attempt to do what is right in opposition to their corruption.

    1. “I support government as instituted by Almighty God Himself for men to live peacefully.”

      Afraid to use the word?

      That’s called a theocracy — a dictatorship where nobody lives “peacefully.”

  11. I recall a time when a liberal was a person who stood for liberty.
    Now it seems to mean anyone who can be brainwashed by pop culture and the media.

  12. “…well-meaning but without understanding.””

    Sorry, but Jacinda Ardern is neither ‘well-meaning’ nor ‘without understanding.’ She, along with true disciples like Justin from Canada, among others, are distinguished grads of the World Economic Forum’s ‘Young Dictators-in-Training Program.’ They are going “all in” for the totalitarian/globalist control they pledged their loyalty to at dear leader Klaus Schwab’s feet. The time to fight back is now. All hands on deck!

    1. Jacinda and Justin understand the goals of the Great Reset agenda and they are willing to do whatever it takes in order to implement the plans for the Great Global Reset. Squash dissent? Check. Censor the truth? Check. Strip you of your rights? Check. Take away your freedom? Check. Implement Cashless society? Check. Totalitarian control over YOU? Check. Wake up people! It is happening.

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