A recent communication requested my take on Steve Braunia’s dabbling into conspiracy. The guy who asked me to blog is a regular reader, in the older age bracket but one who in the time I have known him has moved from essentially, CNN is God to – well I don’t bother watching the TV any more! He tells me that he’s always reading my blog too. Yay so that makes three or four of us, me, him and another goose or two somewhere on the other side of the world! So who said what and why? Steve, please don’t read this one. Thanks mate!
I first met Steve while we were both covering the civil trial – Colin Craig v Cam Slater. He just waltzed up to me with a friendly big smile and said, “Hi! I’m Steve. Who are you? How do you fit in around here?” or something like that. He gave me his businesscard too I think from memory. NZ Herald big poncho or something similar.
Steve, Steve, Steve! You just don’t do that in a courtroom mate. You gotta pretend that somebody just died or suchlike. You know, sombre, official, all poofy-like? Have you got Autism or Asperger’s or something?
Anyway that was a lovely introduction – great to get a smile, and an intro. I have found Steve to be both approachable and friendly, thus on the surface I like him. It seems that others do too!
I like him because almost everything he writes gleams with wit, intelligence and a very particular mischievousness. He’s from an era way before personal brands, but his is rock solid: you know exactly what you’re going to get with him, every time. It’s a pleasure, a treat, funny and sad and unpredictable and of such an extraordinary quality that you imagine he could have written anything for anyone, had he so desired.Duncan Greive
I was at one of his book launches in Wellington a couple of years ago and I think I have a photo of us both somewhere. Yeah, got it, now. It’s above.
He also seemed to get on well with my father who had the same or similar sense of humour, which as introducer I moderated, Dad’s age also being an issue. I forget the details but I know that Dad was stoked to joke with a NZ Herald “name” – having been a ‘Herald absorber’ for many decades prior.
While some may call it witty, Steve’s writing though is actually all fluff. His sometimes witty style comes across as arrogant; it employs sarcasm and it’s light – the opposite of mine which is direct, down and dirty. Steve therefore comes across to me as a very clever idiot, a career journalist with an ego, but nothing real behind him. As insecure as. [Before you get all huffy mate, remember Steve, I’ve already said I like you. OK?”]
The recent syndicated article sent to me is also just more of the same. It carries Steve’s usual mocking cynical style but actually says nothing. It basically fills the day and suits the purpose of keeping people engaged, spending their money to buy something to read while they eat their toast and drink their morning cuppa!
For the record, I was impressed with Steve’s summary nonetheless of conspiracy and REALLY surprised that core conspiracy ideas have spread so wide and so far as they have. Sh*t even a decade ago I’d be laughed out of town for even mentioning the word Illuminati, let alone Freemasonry or Lucifer!
My take is that for all Steve’s mocking this is pretty much all actually proven true, literally pretty much as Steve’s ex-neighbour has told him. Sure the Trump thing needs a little qualification and when he got to the numbers thing at the end then this was a bit of ad lib – literary license sort of thing.
My correspondent made mention of my interest in reading between the lines, so may I ask you to think of why Steve actually wrote all this in the first place? Sure Steve moved right?
OK. So? He needed something to write about? Sure, it was fresh in his mind, but remember that Steve is no fool . . .
I think that the transition from conspiracy being out there to MSM actually being the conspiracy is happening right now as we speak. I think that Steve (and most within the MSM too, to varying degrees) knows this too and that this is Steve’s natural and an early way of addressing the subject.
Whereas I will probably say things like, “Well FFS what do you expect? I’ve been bloody well telling you since I was knee-high to a grasshopper that the UN is a Lucifer thing … blah blah blah” Steve’s approach is to raise it a little more gently, and with his trademark cynicism and humour. Fluff, in other words.
Let’s go through this piece then, concept by concept as I’m sure my correspondent wants me to.
COVID-19 was planned – true.
WEF globalists – true
Spike proteins – true.
The 200 number – literary license
Climate Change BS – true
Class-room gender bendering BS (aka Critical Race Theory) – true
Globalists confident (aka Revelation of the Method) – true
Freemasons & their 33 degrees, Wishart & the single eye – all true
UN, Lucifer, the Pope – true
The Clintons, witchery, Epstein etc – true
Biden & Trump – indeed the neighbour was right!
In order to truly understand the Trump phenomena one has to grapple with the fact that war, as with life itself, is multifaceted and changes with time. Those who see geo-political things in black and white tend to miss the boat day-to-day – even if there is such a thing as right and wrong, black and white in the final analysis.
Just as it is foolish to say that “There is no such thing as a conspiracy!” so too is it to say that Donald Trump is the real ruler and that he will return. While I know that election fraud occurred with the US Presidential Election of 2020 and that thousands of people in positions of power have been depowered or terminated (Bye, Bye, Hillary, Chelsea and George Bush for example) so too I know that Trump has now lost favour with the ruling elite. I now doubt that he will ever ‘return’ as president of the USA. Benjamin Fulford explains this rift for those interested.
Yes Trump has influence but it is the money-men who always call the shots. They are the real ones that control the Military. The fact that they have shifted (note the past tense) the balance of power, and the fact that politicians (even like Trump) come and go at their command is more to the point than what any one person says.
BTW have you seen the US Surgeon General as a CGI? Look at these videos of Vivek Murthy (and here) for a moment and tell me this is a real person, then pop across to my source, the ‘discredited misinformation guru” Michael Baxter (not his real name) and tell me that this intel is not accurate. This is a very early rendition of CGI as Michael’s source says!