Today is my birthday. Two years ago I celebrated my 50th birthday in hospital after a stroke poleaxed me on the 28th of October.

A lot of water has gone under the bridge since then, but suffice to say I am still recovering from the effects.

The specialists told me that I’d never use my right arm or hand again. Well, that turned out to be lie.

I am back shooting again, and I am becoming competitive. I actually qualify medically for Paratrap, because of my obvious handicaps caused by the stroke.

I still attend physio twice a week because I am still improving.

I still do experience some problems, particularly with my short term memory, but it isn’t going to stop me doing the things I love and enjoy.

The stroke and its long recovery and the whole year I took off have given me some perspective. I had more time to think, even if i needed regular nana naps to do that thinking.

I am currently working on some concepts for countering the left wing media. I’ll share those thoughts in coming months.

However it is fair say that we need to have our own networks. We need a Conservative Media Foundation that helps fund conservative content. 

The left wing has the NZ on Air trough and all the existing media outlets. We have nothing.

It is time to change that.

With adequate funding we could have our own streaming radio network, or shows like Louder with Crowder, or Paul Joseph Watson. We have the talent in New Zealand, it is time to power them up.

A recent media ratings site showed that Kiwiblog and The BFD are the only conservative media outlets in New Zealand, and The BFD was rated the second least biased.

We have a good core, now is the time to add to that core. We are fast approaching our short term goal of having 1000 paid members. Once that goal is achieved we will then set a new and extended goal.

It is thanks to loyal members like yourselves that we continue to be a voice in a pinko wilderness.

Thanks for your continued support.

I’m Cam Slater and this is Insight: Politics.

More Episodes

Insight: Politics Podcast with Cam Slater – Episode 28

October 26, 2020

Welcome to my 28th podcast.

In this episode I will challenge Tova O’Brien with some facts that seem to have escaped her slanted view of the world.

She will, no doubt, dismiss it as fake news. The information doesn’t come from their usual sources like CNN or the Guardian or the mouth of Jacinda Ardern.

Journalists do us all a disservice when they let their egos get in the way of facts.

Then I will forensically examine where National went wrong and who to point the bone at for the loss.

I’m Cam Slater and this is Insight: Politics.

Insight: Politics Podcast with Cam Slater – Episode 27

October 12, 2020

With less than a week to go until the election things have gotten very hard for National, mainly because of own goals by self-centred drop kicks ankle-tapping the party.

The media have gone all in for Jacinda Ardern, is it time for some real competition?

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Are you ready for increased taxes? A Labour and Green government are set to sock you hard.

plus a short update on my stroke recovery.

 

Insight: Politics Podcast with Cam Slater – Episode 26

October 5, 2020

This is a big podcast...stay tuned to the very end when I will reveal the secret plans of Jacinda Ardern.

The secret policies being spoken of inside Labour and the succession plan for an early exit post the election, should they win.

I’m Cam Slater and this Insight Politics.

Insight: Politics Podcast with Cam Slater – Episode 25

September 28, 2020

We finally saw the first leaders’ debate on Tuesday night and boy was it a real doozy.

 It was very telling in many ways, but the overriding impression, for me,  was that it was a battle of slogans against substance.

Jacinda Ardern came to the battle ill-prepared and schooled up with a kitbag of slogans and a strategy of presenting a small target. 

She looked grumpy and ill at ease, it was almost like she’d been told her partner had been caught playing away, such was her demeanour.

That aside, it is, of course, easy to present a small target when your list of achievements in government can be written on the back of a postage stamp…that’s if you could, in fact, find such a thing. 

Postage stamps being a thing of the past like Ardern thinks farming is.

The sloganeering from the Prime Minister failed.

Insight: Politics Podcast with Cam Slater – Episode 24

September 21, 2020

This past week has finally revealed the vast gulf between reality and the claims of Jacinda Ardern that the best economic response to the Chinese plague is a strong health response.

The PREFU and the GDP figures showed that to be like every other statement made by the Prime Minister.

A complete sham.

Her health response has produced an economic response worse than the OECD average.

Worse than neighbouring Australia.

And worse than even the USA, which the Prime Minister says we are doing better than.

Our economy is is the toilet and hundreds of thousands of people are now either unemployed or about to become unemployed.

For all those people who defend Jacinda Ardern who think she saved us, I bet you never thought it was you, your job or your business that were the ones having to make a sacrifice.

And to rub in the salt, all those still calling for stringent lockdowns are ones who will never feel the chill economic winds as they are all invariably in cushy state funded jobs.

The economic head winds have turned a sure thing election for Labour in to an election that is now harder to pick than a broken nose.

We have stark choices now.

The status quo which means high unemployment, massive public debt, and a decade or more of deficits.

Or we can flip the switch and elect a government that backs Kiwis to help themselves.

This election is shaping up to be the most important in living memory.

I’m Cam Slater and this is Insight: Politics.

 

Insight: Politics Podcast with Cam Slater – Episode 23

September 14, 2020

"Trust us" the experts say. 

"We are your one source of truth" they add.

But what happens when they get it wrong?

Unnecessary lock downs is what. They were and remain unnecessary.

But if you dare to challenge the orthodoxy of the Government, you are howled down as a "denier".

Well, the experts got it wrong. But as usual it is the general public who suffer. 

We should always challenge the experts, and especially the politicians.

Being a sheep just gets you led to the slaughter.

A little bit like the lowest paid who are constantly promised by Labour that if they are returned to government, then this time they will share in the rewards.

It matter not a bit that they’ve been promised this by Labour election after election, with no actual delivery.

It doesn’t help that the media are as dumb as a bag of hammers and take the promises from politician as gospel.

But as more people discover the truth, the faster the anger is building.

Will there be enough angry people before the election to change the government. 

Time will tell.

I’m Cam Slater and this is Insight: Politics.

Insight: Politics Podcast with Cam Slater – Episode 22

September 7, 2020

After four weeks of bad news for the government we are now seeing the Media party mobilising to protect the Covid Queen.

We’ve had attacks on the husband of Judith Collins, and multiple media scolds writing tut-tutting columns telling us off for a variety of sins that include daring to ask hard questions of the Prime Minister, or even mocking her with internet memes.

I don’t think I’ve ever seen a more precious Prime Minister who seeks to have many in the media defend her.

Ironically, the same media she no longer deigns to court when international media give her a much more sycophantic hearing.

Have you noticed too how she no longer fronts the daily press conferences from the podium of truth.

She only does good news, and so it falls to Chris Hipkins to weather the storm of media questioning over the latest mishap in handling the Covid Crisis.

The Prime Minister wants all the plaudits and none of the criticism. That’s not leadership.

It stands to reason that if you take all credit for the good things then you are also responsible for all the bad things too.

The Prime Minister has fallen for the age old trap that most politicians fall for in their careers. 

Believing your own spin.

That’s why they still think Kiwibuild was something other than an abject failure.

That’s why they had hundreds of working groups who did nothing and produced even less.

Every single one of their major promises at the last election have been a failure.

Kiwibuild, Light rail, and Child Poverty.

Why then do so many think the Covid Queen has done a grand job when all evidence and previous promises and policies suggest otherwise?

It’s an enigma, but an enigma that will be cracked as more and more people suffer the economic rip tides destroying jobs and businesses.

Campaigning on what you’ve done seems to be a particularly barren field to plough.

Voter want solutions, and those solutions need to be achievable to get us through the economic catastrophe that has befallen us.

That is where Labour will suffer. Their past performance is ordinary at best, and utter failure at the worst.

Can we really trust them to “keep us moving”?

I’m Cam Slater and this is Insight: Politics

Insight: Politics Podcast with Cam Slater – Episode 21

August 31, 2020

We are now entering the fourth week of compounding bad news for the government.

As each stuff up is revealed and the more time the Prime Minister spends explaining away the stuff ups the less the public has confidence in their ability to manage the pandemic.

The past four weeks have exposed the Government and their PR messaging and slogans as just that.

PR and slogans.

Scratch the surface and the facts are laid bare and they aren’t pretty.

As more and more people find out that the health response was more good luck than good management the angrier they get.

When they lose their jobs and businesses as a result of that mismanagement they’ll get even angrier.

No amount of slogans and weasel words can undo the damage being done because the government has employed a disaster of an elimination strategy that was always doomed to fail.

Calling a virus tricky as some sort of labeling and blame sharing device is just lame.

The simple facts, as you will soon hear, is that the Government that failed to deliver affordable houses under their Kiwibuild scheme.

And the Government that failed to build light-rail to the airport. is the same Government now failing at the border.

It really shouldn’t be a surprise.

I’m Cam Slater and this is Insight: Politics.

Insight: Politics Podcast with Cam Slater – Episode 20 - 24 August 2020

August 24, 2020

The clown show of the government’s border and isolation policy rumbles on.

It is becoming apparent that Arthur has no idea what Martha is about.

Instead of competence we’ve got incompetence coupled with gross negligence.

Michael Morrah has been, until recently, the sole media voice questioning the competence of ministers. 

And for his efforts the Jacinda-maniacs have been abusing him for daring to point out that the Princess’s halo has slipped.

But things are changing because Andrea Vance, normally a pom-pom waving cheer leader for the government got stuck in yesterday over the big little lies the government has been peddling.

And it is a long, long list of lies.

The gloss has come off the Government.

They wanted a Covid election, well now they’ve got one.

We have a Government that seems to have gotten through the first lockdown through good luck rather than good management.

When you think about it for just a minute, it really shouldn’t be a surprise that the whole thing has turned out to be an omnishambles.

After all this is the same Government who did nothing for a year except employ high priced consultants in working groups, declared the following year to be the year of delivery and then delivered nothing, have failed spectacularly on key election planks like Kiwibuild and Light rail to Auckland airport.

It really was stretching credulity to think they’d done a brilliant job at the border.

Turns out they haven’t.

I’m Cam Slater and this is Insight: Politics.