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The Kiwi Pasionaria

Unctuous righteousness: Jacinda Ardern

Sickly, fraudulent high-mindedness in New Zealand

Dalrymple writes that the children of the West seem to be increasingly

indoctrinated into a kind of magical thinking in which expressing a wish to do good is nine-tenths of doing good.

He notes that Jacinda Ardern,

the Pasionaria of New Zealand Islam, cannot wait to don fancy dress in her effort to proclaim her multicultural goodness.

The woman, with her saint act and her delusions of honesty,

exudes unctuous righteousness. She was born with Original Virtue.


leaves a trail of moral slime behind her. It makes you want to wash afterwards.

Dalrymple says that he cannot bear to look at Ardern’s photograph for a second.

I turn over the page, or exit the website, as soon as I catch so much as a glimpse of her.

He observes that if we get smug leaders, it is because smugness

is a characteristic of a considerable part of the electorate, and being smug, they like smugness in others; or it is because people are tone-deaf to smugness, in the way that many people are tone-deaf to the fraudulence of TV evangelists such as Jimmy Swaggart. If you don’t see the fraudulence or the smugness straight away, you never see it; you don’t deduce it from other characteristics, you see it at once if you see it at all.

Intelligent people are especially vulnerable, being

frequently deceived by the fraudulent and the smug.

Intelligent people are the more dangerous when they are so deceived,

for they have more influence on and in society. I remember some years ago attending a conference in which a well-known Islamic preacher, said to be moderate, modernising, and reformist, spoke. I spotted at once that he was a crook and a liar, but several well-known intellectuals were completely taken in. There are none so blind as will not see.

Oxfam, criminal conspiracy

Dalrymple writes that for years he banged on that Oxfam was

a criminal organisation.

People, he says,

would roll their eyes.

He asks:

Are they rolling their eyes now?

Orgies with underage prostitutes in Haïti are, Dalrymple writes,

the least of it. The orgies are a market-driven stimulus for the Haïtian economy, if an extremely tasteless and immoral one. That is more than can be said for most of Oxfam’s activities.

Bogus charity’s extreme hypocrisy

Oxfam’s real aim, he points out,

is to provide employment to those who work for it. (Governments are of course the biggest donors to this corrupt scheme.)

Legalised fraud

Money donated to Oxfam ends up in the pockets of those who work for it, including the staff, numbering 888 at the last count, at the fake charity’s grandiloquent head office in London.

Dalrymple notes that

the hypocrisy of this legalised fraud is symbolic of very many modern activities.


is not the only criminal in this field, and may not be the worst. The field itself is criminal.

Fraudulence and adolescent vacuity

Malodorous mass murderer

Effrontery, writes Dalrymple,

has made strides as a key to success in life. Ordinary people employ it routinely. There are consultants in effrontery training who not only commit it but teach others how to commit it, and charge large sums.

There was a time when

self-praise was regarded as no praise, rather the reverse; now it is a prerequisite for advancement.

The consultants in effrontery, Dalrymple notes, speak in pure cliché, practically contentless, but with a force of conviction that, if you discounted what they say, you might think they were people

of profound insight with a vocation for imparting it to others.

When he catches glimpses of US television evangelists, Dalrymple is full of wonder as to how

anyone could look at or listen to them without immediately perceiving their fraudulence.

The fraudulence is so obvious that it is like

a physical characteristic, such as height or weight or colour of hair, or an emanation,

like body malodour, such as that of Che Guevara. How, asks Dalrymple,

could people fail to perceive it?