And more madness

June 9th, 2008 at 1:21 pm by David Farrar

Oh it gets even better. The first blog post from sees her blaming free trade for the third world food crisis (and contradicting herself as she complains about subsidies). Now it gets even worse – and rear their head. Read Sue’s second blog post:

It was to be expected, but still a shock, to find Bill Gates and the at the conference (they weren’t excluded like the NGOs) launching a new bold sounding “Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa.

Good God. They let Bill Gates in. How dare they. I mean his charitable foundation only spends US$800 million a year on global health initiatives – almost more than the UN’s . And with the Rockefeller Foundation have only invested US$150 million to enhance agricultural science and small-farm productivity in Africa.

The cads. We should shoot them at dawn. How dare they be allowed into a conference to discuss helping solve the food crisis.

The Rockefeller foundation are also evil doers. All they have done is develop the vaccine for yellow fever, funded social sciences and funded agricultural development to expand food supplies around the world. The heartless bastards. They have been so sucessful at health and food that the UN WHO was set up on their model, and they are actually credited with funding the Green Revolution in the 1940s to 1960s which increased agricultural production around the planet.

So maybe you know they are not totally bad people to have there.

But what were these bastards doing:

In partnership with various UN agencies, aimed at ‘lifting millions out of poverty and hunger by increasing the  productivity and profitability of small scale farms in Africa.

My goodness, the very thing Sue was complaining about in her previous post – that local farming was unsustainable.

a bold journalist asked directly whether the seeds would be genetically engineered.  They then admitted that some would be, such as a new strain of Nevica rice which ‘takes the flavour of Asia and the robustness of rice in West Africa to produce a high yielding rice.

Oh my God. How sick are those people. They want to produce a high yielding rice which is more robust. We can have no part of that. Far better people starve than we use technology.

I was not allowed to speak at the conference, or attend any bilateral meetings or negotiating sessions

And I never thought I would be saying this, but let us hear three big cheers for . He may have saved NZ global embarrassment.

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20 Responses to “And more madness”

  1. virtualmark (1,531 comments) says:

    Classical raving looney stuff from Sue. Par for the course. The woman’s as mad as a snake.

    Politically I think she’s only in there because the hysterical stuff on battery hens plays well with the urban mums and gets their vote.

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  2. Sushi Goblin (419 comments) says:

    A most amusing post – well done on the fomenting of happy mischief.

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  3. Hoolian (220 comments) says:

    Haha, she cracks me up.

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  4. ben (2,380 comments) says:

    Is Kedgley really that indifferent about feeding starving people? Anybody who is more interested in who is at a conference rather than what they propose to do isn’t thinking very hard about starving Africans.

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  5. gd (2,286 comments) says:

    the Greens like their supporters are the ultimate nutbar fruit loops.

    When God handed out common sense he missed all of them

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  6. goodgod (1,348 comments) says:

    I’d like to laugh too, but that twit is in parliament. And will be again.

    From the Greens website:

    “The best preparation for being an MP? Experience in campaigning,” grins Sue Kedgley.

    And she’s impeccably prepared; a veteran campaigner in the fields of women’s rights and safe food, and a Wellington City Councillor, she says she was ‘parachuted in’ to Parliament. In fact, Sue didn’t seriously believe that she would become a Green MP until about a week before the General Election in 1999.

    Though, when you retrace her steps, it’s more than a little obvious she has been heading in the direction of the Beehive for years…”

    we owe it to her to keep her headed in the direction of the beehive, then out the side door, down the Petone foreshore, into the Harbour, and finally, onto Somes island where she can live unmolested as a wildlife feature – as the native fruit bat.

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  7. ton (35 comments) says:

    Yes, I find that ‘left wing’ people are dumber than ‘right wing’ people :-).

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  8. adamsmith1922 (890 comments) says:

    Unfortunately as I have written before these people get a free ride in the main from the media. They are very dangerous.

    They are anti success, anti trade and have an absurd autarkic vision. Their world would see us living in a society limited in terms of living standards and personal freedom, but it would be green.

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  9. sonic (2,818 comments) says:

    ” I find that ‘left wing’ people are dumber than ‘right wing’ people”

    Despite the daily evidence this blogs comments pages provide to the contrary?

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  10. virtualmark (1,531 comments) says:

    Sonic, I suspect that “right wing nutters” are as out there as “left wing nutters”. But I think ton was talking about people :-)

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  11. ton (35 comments) says:

    Sonic:

    Well, for a start, you have proven my point that ‘left wing’ people are dumber than ‘right wing’ people in your reply.

    I think you’ll find that the correct punctuation of your sentence should be “Despite the daily evidence this blog’s comments pages provide to the contrary?”. This is the case as the ‘comments pages’ belong to the blog.

    So therefore my proposition is confirmed by the daily evidence this blog’s comments pages provide that ‘left wing’ people are dumber than ‘right wing’ people.

    Ha ha!

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  12. PhilBest (5,125 comments) says:

    “left wing” dumb people are much more common and numerous than ECONOMIC “right wing” people. Fascist skinheads are NOT kin to me or Milton Friedman or Ayn Rand. There is almost no difference in practice, between Fascism a la the Nazis, and communism a la Stalin.

    The Marxist notion that “The State Will wither away”, in reality would produce Ayn Rand Libertarianism. The mechanisms required to ensure EQUALITY, ARE about as FASCIST as you can get.

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  13. PhilBest (5,125 comments) says:

    But back to the blog thread (ignore sonic the hijacker).

    Deep Green ideology DESERVES to join Naziism and Communism on the trash heap of history. They kill just as effectively, only at one remove or two, by banning essential insecticides, or by “unintended consequence” policies that affect the food supply, or by economic damage. Banning hydro dams, in NZ, won’t kill thousands of Kiwis, but it WILL, and ALREADY HAS, pushed power prices up, much more yet to come, which HAS harmed New Zealanders lives and will do a lot worse to come, both because of people being unable to afford power, and because of the harm done to the economy.

    It is high time that Kiwis tumbled to the ugliness of the Green Emperor’s new clothes. But tens of thousands of people in third world countries who are already at subsistence level, actually have death brought to their doors by the same ideology.

    Adam Smith, above, is right. These people are getting a free ride in our media.

    I recommend the article: “The Anti-Human Agenda”, by Tim Ball, and “False Theory, Green Politics, Bad Outcomes”, by the same author.

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  14. PhilBest (5,125 comments) says:

    Also relevant to this “argument”, or “massacre” might be a better description if it wasn’t for the sad reality that these people get a free ride in the “MAINSTREAM” media; The Left, and Greenies” are all in denial about THE FAR GREATER GOOD done in the world by CHARITABLE AND VOLUNTARY assistance, in comparison to inefficient governmental provisions.

    Check out “The Index Of Global Philanthropy 2008″. The USA, which gets condemned for “failing” to devote the requisite level of its GDP to Foreign Aid via TAXATION FUNDED programs, actually beats ALL OTHER NATIONS HANDS DOWN, for generosity in the overall, as its VOLUNTARY, philanthropic Aid is several times the size of its Taxpayer Funded Aid. Note that soft Socialist nations like Sweden and New Zealand, fall down flat on THIS measure.

    By the way, I have failed thus far to acknowledge Mr Farrar for this SUPERB post. DPF, WELL DONE, WELL SAID……….

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  15. sonic (2,818 comments) says:

    Was it about nutty right wingers and apostrophes today?

    Perhaps if I USED random CAPITALISATION like some of your ideological SOULMATES ton, i’d look AS CLEVER as THEM?

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  16. Hoolian (220 comments) says:

    You guys should check out this for more madness from the Greens

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  17. Patrick Starr (3,674 comments) says:

    “Perhaps if I USED random CAPITALISATION like some of your ideological SOULMATES ton, i’d look AS CLEVER as THEM?”

    Nnnoooooo…….., but keep trying Sonic

    (Sounds like a bit of a of an inferiority complex)

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  18. dad4justice (8,238 comments) says:

    sonic is causing havoc again in my absence.

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  19. Mr Dennis (348 comments) says:

    Her train of thought seems to be “GE might be used somewhere, GE is evil, the proposal is therefore evil” (she doesn’t actually use the term “evil” but that seems to be what she means).

    Saying GE is evil is an emotive or religious statement. Saying particular applications of GE (such as terminator genes or herbicide resistance) could have negative consequences in particular situations is a scientific statement. She needs to decide whether she wants to preach religious issues to the faithful or discuss scientific issues with everyone.

    If she could name what GE was actually being used for that she considered bad, and outline the actual problem, there might be something to talk about – certain applications of any technology may have negative consequences. There is nothing wrong with having reservations about the use of terminator seeds, which could potentially force a subsistence farmer to buy seed every year rather than keeping their own seed – this is a real, practical concern. If she wants the world to listen she should approach the issue this way. In so doing she might be able to play a part in reducing any negative consequences of using the technology.

    But to label all GE as evil is a religious statement – completely valid for her to believe as a follower of the environmentalist religion but also perfectly valid for anyone else to disagree with if they do not believe the same. Preaching this will strengthen the resolve of the faithful and possibly gain some new converts, but at the same time leave others who do not follow these religious beliefs to do whatever they please. It ultimately will fail, as some people will just use GE anyway.

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  20. Ed Snack (1,883 comments) says:

    Patrick, Sonic does not have an “inferiority complex”, not at all, he really is inferior.

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