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One Year On

Filed under: General — Downunder @ 4:04 pm Thu 2nd March 2023

One year on from the end of the parliamentary protest March 2nd, 2022.
The Ferals of Parliament Lawn

It was the beginning of the end for Jacinda Ardern. Part way through the protest, Matt King’s defence and police mandate case in the high Court went against the government.

The clash between police and the public the following week was another stain on the country’s history.

Sunday 5th March.
It has been pointed out that the post is of little relevance to menz.

What we are seeing at the grassroots is a different attitude to men. Having reported on events at the protest there were multiple factions where men’s groups wouldn’t have been out of place.

The attitude of the crowd didn’t include the anti male attitude we are familiar with.

The “Community” in that respect is quite different to academia which lives with some determination to keep gender issues alive.

The crowd here, described by Labour MP Michael Wood as “Ferals in the River of Filth” included , Government workers, working from home, Health professionals of all sorts including doctors, trades of all descriptions, members of the combined services, first responders not to mention a large contingency of not your mainstream media.

The underbelly of New Zealand that supposedly slithered down to parliament were ordinary decent Kiwis that didn’t harbour the general resentment of men we still see peddled in politics.

Perhaps if this post represents anything it’s a wave of social change yet to reach universities and government departments but by the time this year’s election is over that may change


  1. It is an interesting subject, protesting.
    How far can the protesters go, can it include violence.
    Some of the protesters, chose to be violent.

    Is the violence balanced, to the crowns wrongs.
    As you say, the courts said they were wrong.
    If violence is permitted, then you have anarchy.

    Most of the time, it was non violent protest.
    And certainly, they got there point across.
    As you say, the beginning of the end for Ardern.

    The dark stain, is the violence.
    Because for some people, the protesters lost sympathy.
    We must accept the protest, but not the violence.

    Then again, we must criticise the police.
    Otherwise the police, can do anything.
    The outcome should not have been, violence.

    Comment by DJ Ward — Thu 2nd March 2023 @ 10:08 pm

  2. This post is not really within the scope of MENZ articles, as there is no particular relevance to men.
    Accordingly, I’m going to close the comments.

    However, I strongly recommend watching this video:

    Boiling Point March 2nd
    An RNZ documentary on the violent end of the occupation at Parliament grounds

    Comment by JohnPotter — Sun 5th March 2023 @ 8:33 am

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