The Super 8 voice of change

August 20th, 2013 at 4:00 pm by David Farrar

Eight schools in the Central North Island are competing in the Super 8 voice of change where they create music videos to promote a change in the binge drinking culture that some students have. A very good initiative as having your peers get creative to send a message is probably far more effective than having adults lecture on .

Here’s one of the entries from Napier Boys High. I may blog some of the others also. You can vote on Facebook for who you think should win.

This particular video has 2,280 likes and 398 shares so is obviously reaching a large audience. Again, a smart little initiative.

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39 Responses to “The Super 8 voice of change”

  1. Redbaiter (8,028 comments) says:

    I guess its just old fashioned to expect that schools should educate and parents should parent.

    However it is the abdication of responsibility by parents, and the encouragement of that abdication by socialist government, that is behind the whole binge drinking problem.

    It doesn’t take a village, it takes a collection of individuals. Parents need to be talking to their kids as self sufficient independent individuals and instilling habits in them that dissuade them from drug abuse. Not schools.

    I do not like to see schools taking up “social” issues. That’s where this environmental bull all started. The mischief that capitalism is destroying the environment has been drummed into every school kid’s head for decades now, and as a result were looking at the watermelon party with twice the vote it had some time ago. See what an effect this oversight is going to have on our freedom and prosperity?

    Keep social issues out of school. Teach kids history, and geography and the rest, but leave parenting to parents.

    Its time parenting as a craft was rejuvenated with the status it deserves, and not continuously denigrated by brainwashed Marxist bimbos fresh from immersion in the Helen Klark school of radical feminism.

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  2. bc (1,353 comments) says:

    News at 11 – socialism causes binge drinking!

    Next edition: When you can’t find your tv remote and you have an annoying tv that doesn’t have any physical buttons (apart from the power button) so that the only way you can change the channel is by using the remote …..

    …. is caused by socialism.

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  3. wf (400 comments) says:

    Good laugh. The noise that schoolboys make can’t be called singing, but at least they try.

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  4. thedavincimode (6,590 comments) says:

    Why Russell, I’m gonna have to swim against the tide and give you another ups to hang on your battle belt.

    The point that you’ve ignored though is that getting shit-faced as a teenager is not a recent phenomenon, so some up-skilling of traditional parenting wouldn’t go amiss. Also, this is not such a bad thing in a school context if it stops at information and awareness raising. It’s the sort of thing that a Church youth group might do and I have no objection to that (provided of course, in each instance, that the demarcation lines in terms of parental authority and responsibility are respected).

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  5. Redbaiter (8,028 comments) says:

    “The point that you’ve ignored though is that getting shit-faced as a teenager is not a recent phenomenon,”

    Well Kevin, you’re wrong about that, ask your grandmother. Binge drinking is relatively modern and was not anything like the problem it is today back in the thirties and forties or even the fifties. There might have been a lot of booze drunk but it was drunk in a much more civil manner.

    There could be a lot of reasons for this. I think that a big part of it is the destruction of hope that the socialists have engaged in. Just as socialists have built dependency ghettos to deliver votes and political power, so have they dumbed down our education system, and pushed to kids the idea that they/ we are all victims of capitalist tyrants.

    Socilaists / progressives have been intent on changing our culture for decades, and binge drinking is one of the outcomes of their efforts.

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  6. thedavincimode (6,590 comments) says:

    back in the thirties and forties or even the fifties

    Sorry, hadn’t realised you were going back that far. BTW, 18th or 19th century?

    edit: That wasn’t me. I just want you to know that. I only do ups for you.

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  7. Redbaiter (8,028 comments) says:

    I must add that the above described institutionalized assault on the personal aspirations of our children was carried out in tandem with a similarly institutionalized attack upon parenting and motherhood. I’d say both of these strategies, initially designed to deliver power to socialist governments, are equally to blame.

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  8. thedavincimode (6,590 comments) says:

    See what I mean?

    edit: Please note: that last one was merely to evidence my assertion and should not be interpreted as me agreeing with your last comment.

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  9. thedavincimode (6,590 comments) says:

    Bloody hell, that wasn’t me either.

    Hey you lot, give the guy a break!

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  10. Redbaiter (8,028 comments) says:

    “Sorry, hadn’t realised you were going back that far. BTW, 18th or 19th century?”

    No, the cut off point going back for the purposes of progressive influence (in NZ) is I believe about mid fifties but that influence increased greatly in intensity after the end of the cold war, when left wing academics flocked into our education systems.

    You need to read Trevor Louden’s latest book, “The Enemy Within”

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  11. thedavincimode (6,590 comments) says:

    To be fair, I blame it in part on global warming. I think it just makes people thirstier. It certainly affects me that way.

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  12. thedavincimode (6,590 comments) says:

    There, gave you another one just to reinforce the point.

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  13. nasska (10,910 comments) says:

    ….”There might have been a lot of booze drunk but it was drunk in a much more civil manner.”….

    Crap. Anyone who calls public bar drinking circa 50s & 60s (20th Century) civilised has lost the plot. Men only public bars, the 6 o’clock swill & a couple of flagons to take home to drink while beating the shit out of the missus was de rigueur in most towns I lived in.

    The youth were a bit more careful than they are today but when they grew up they acted just as their fathers did.

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  14. Redbaiter (8,028 comments) says:

    “beating the shit out of the missus was de rigueur in most towns I lived in.”

    I don’t doubt that this is recounted from your personal experience Narsekissa, it explains most of your perverted thinking. There was indeed such an element of lowlife in society and its a shame today that we have to bear the vapid ignorance of fools like you as a result.

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  15. thedavincimode (6,590 comments) says:

    Yeah Narsekissa, so there!

    (I gave you another one Russ.)

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  16. nasska (10,910 comments) says:

    Actually, wrong again Baity. My parents didn’t drink & although I was a tearaway I had the good fortune to marry a great chick who was a partner & friend…..I never hit her in the thirty years we were together. What I wrote was what I saw & although the “lowlife”, as now, featured highly in the pub culture the same behaviour occurred right through society.

    Probably because the religious conservative society of the time was so incredibly bloody boring that throwing warm beer down their throats until inebriation set in was the only way for most of the poor bastards to hang on to their sanity.

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  17. nasska (10,910 comments) says:

    I consider myself told off Davinci. :)

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  18. Redbaiter (8,028 comments) says:

    “Yeah Narsekissa, so there!”

    I think it was way up in that hill billy back country that he comes from Kevin, that the young Narsekissa learnt his eternal respect for sodomy.

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  19. thedavincimode (6,590 comments) says:

    bc

    It would follow that when your remote batteries run flat at the most inopportune time, as happened to me the other night, then socialism is also to blame.

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  20. thedavincimode (6,590 comments) says:

    Sorry Russ, can’t give you one for that. You just have to let go of this hole anal paradigm. We’ve chatted about this before.

    [Although note that I didn't give you a downer in keeping with my uppers only policy]

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  21. Redbaiter (8,028 comments) says:

    Narsekissa’s inebriated ranting even if it were a true representation, overlooks one key change to the social structure of drinking, although according to him, things like this were probably happening back then too.

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  22. nasska (10,910 comments) says:

    Your link doesn’t work you silly old fool. :)

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  23. Redbaiter (8,028 comments) says:

    Sorry Narsekissa, had a phone call just as I was finishing that comment and couldn’t fully concentrate or edit it.

    Here’s a working link.

    Keep calm.

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  24. Colville (2,190 comments) says:

    what a 3 way love-in this thread is…you guys should get a room!

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  25. Redbaiter (8,028 comments) says:

    I think Narsekissa and Thedavaselinemode already have one. They’re frequently seen holding hands on Kiwiblog. (metaphorically that is)

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  26. nasska (10,910 comments) says:

    Presumably your point is that women are regularly getting off their faces on a regular basis too. I’m a fair way removed in age & distance from the nightclub scene but I’ll accept that it is happening…..their actions are similar to that of many youths in the sixties & they’re still doing it now.

    Is it good? No…. but it is something most grow out of & look back on with a mix of embarrassment & regret but as a rite of passage we were lucky to survive.

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  27. Redbaiter (8,028 comments) says:

    “we were lucky to survive”

    You think you survived it?

    Your brain is so addled you can’t even tell the difference between then and now.

    Those are women you sad knuckle dragging cave dwelling fuckwit.

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  28. nasska (10,910 comments) says:

    …”Those are women”….

    It’s hard to fault your vision but so what? Everything changed in the late sixties when the “pill” was developed….the risk of pregnancy kept women chaste & modest up until that point……not their natural instincts or desires.

    Is the banning of contraception in order to recreate 1950 part of the conservative manifesto?

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  29. Redbaiter (8,028 comments) says:

    “in order to recreate 1950″

    A conservative is not automatically resistant to change, the essence is the retention of that that has been proven good, and the civil society the west had then was so much better than what you Progressives have constructed (or rather de-constructed) in your pointless obsession with attacking and destroying our traditional culture.

    I do not regret scientific advances, or many other aspects of today’s society. What I do regret is the demise of our civil society. The one you mistakenly hold in such obvious contempt. A contempt you underpin with fantasies about wife beating and six o’clock closing. It happened, but to say it was widespread and typified family behaviour is just nonsense.

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  30. Kea (11,878 comments) says:

    Red, has still not figured out that feminists are the real force that have changed our society. Not “progs”. It has now gone way past the point of women getting a fair go and benefiting from the changes. Now they are reaping what the feminists have sown and are very often miserable as a result.

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  31. Redbaiter (8,028 comments) says:

    Go away troll. Feminism is just a subset of Progressivism-

    Progress.. get it?

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  32. nasska (10,910 comments) says:

    Feminists got their foot in the door when campaigning for women’s rights in the 70s Kea. There were many deficiencies in the way women were treated then & in due course they were remedied. At that point most women were happy to call a truce & get on with life.

    That left a hard core organisation with the scent of blood & a finely honed hatred of men to seek new boundaries.

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  33. Redbaiter (8,028 comments) says:

    “There were many deficiencies in the way women were treated then & in due course they were remedied.”

    See what I mean?

    He’s a confirmed prog and he buys completely into the delusional feminist mantra. They’re the same socially destructive brainwashed losers.

    Remedied.. pfft.. look at the link I gave you above dumbarse.

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  34. Kea (11,878 comments) says:

    Red, wake up you ranting fool. Every single one of the things I see you ranting about has been promoted by feminists. The whole gay marriage thing (that got you so deeply aroused) was promoted by feminists to deconstruct traditional family and social structures in order to counter perceived male hegemony. But you blamed the poofs !

    Try and think for a bloody change. You may not have to live in eternal hope fear of being abducted by atheist prog gays and sodomised until you turn into a communist :)

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  35. Redbaiter (8,028 comments) says:

    Go away troll.

    Feminism is just another thread of Critical Theory.

    To say it is at the heart of Progressivism is like saying raisins are the main ingredient in a fruit cake.

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  36. bc (1,353 comments) says:

    What fun! Redbaiter and Kea at it again.
    One has a fear of progressives (whoever that is – it seems to be everyone) and another has a fear of women.

    Let’s see if we can work out which is which:
    The collapse of western society as we know it is due to …
    Redbaiter -> Socialism
    Kea -> Feminists

    Over 10,000 posts from both of them and nothing has changed.

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  37. RRM (9,663 comments) says:

    Binge drinking is relatively modern and was not anything like the problem it is today back in the thirties and forties or even the fifties.

    And Redbaiter would know, because he was a teenager in the ninteen thirties, forties AND fifties! :-P

    The six o’clock swill never happened, that was all part of commie propaganda tv..

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  38. RRM (9,663 comments) says:

    Ah, the “Super 8″ schools, what memories!

    I remember attending one of them.

    The Principal’s rugby obsession was embarrassing.

    (Not to him self mind you… he wasn’t embarrassed even when the school boarding hostel filled up with talented young rugby players from Niue, to the point that even private citizens around town were starting to comment on it.
    Nor was he embarrassed when the school library sold off a whole heap of books to raise money in the same year the first fifteen toured South Africa for two weeks. Priorities, boys!)

    Basically, the whole school appeared to exist mainly to provide a vehicle and a shroud of legitimacy for his schoolboy rugby coaching ambitions. Aim high huh.

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  39. RRM (9,663 comments) says:

    The self-styled “Super 8 schools” that is.

    :lol: What a giant crock of shit.

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