Kiwis — the passion to win

This short poem refers to the damage caused by new race-based values in civic and parliamentary representation, health care, the judicial system, education and  throughout society. I wrote it to oppose this fashionable bigotry and begin to draw contending voices together. If you like it, send it on to family, friends, colleagues, media, members of parliament, supporters of these changes or complete strangers.

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Richard Treadgold

New Zealand Patriots

  • The air comes alive as new zeal fills the good,
  • Conservative values gain ground, as they should,
  • So rejoice as the pillars of freedom, long laid,
  • Find voice once again to be heard and reclaimed.
  • It’s toxic, a right that depends on one’s race,
  • The law need not know of a citizen’s birthplace,
  • So the zealots’ foul coup maps a future so dire
  • That we must resist it, heart staunch and afire.
  • If we unite in this fight for our kin
  • We can seize for our nation the passion to win—
  • Note how our state has the eyes of the world,
  • Our name on their lips as our banners unfurl.
  • These activists cheating their brothers are blind,
  • They don’t see we’re angry they’re planning a crime.
  • The contemptible rogues will be filling their purse,
  • Robbing their mates! What in Hell could be worse?
  • Their snarling is weak as they mock and offend,
  • But we’ll still not draw swords on these traitors,
  • Nor in our wrath will we snap as they bait us.
  • We’ll just take a pause; and speak truth, as to friends.


  • Richard Treadgold
  • July 2023

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5 Thoughts on “Kiwis — the passion to win

  1. John Power on 16/10/2023 at 12:58 pm said:

    Doesn’t anyone have a comment to make about the results of last week’s General Election? No assessments of the new situation Kiwis are in after the successful ousting of the previous incumbents? No exclamations of joy or sorrow, even?

    But I realise that all our merely national concerns are currently being overshadowed by the terrible international tragedy that’s developing in the Middle East. This is a dark time indeed on the world stage and I don’t suppose many people are in a mood for celebrating anything right now as all our fates on Earth seem to be hanging in the balance. Let me close, then, by reminding everyone of a profound thought once expressed by the Sufi poet Rumi that feels like it could be relevant to many of us at this time:

    “Faith is the bird that sings to the dawn while it is still dark.”

    • Richard Treadgold on 16/10/2023 at 1:30 pm said:

      That’s deeply moving, John, thank you.

      Hamas’s inhuman atrocities are polluting the well for us all, so any joy we may feel about the dismissal of Labour is necessarily reduced in many to a sense of quiet satisfaction. There’s also a long path of reconstruction ahead that will be interfered with by the iwi activists. A bit of gloom all around, really.

  2. Tricky Dicky on 22/10/2023 at 6:50 pm said:

    Hi guys,

    Whilst the change of government from the previous kakistocracy is very welcome, I think we can only hope that we are not too late to turn the ship around. The next 3 years can only ever be, at best, a start, and we are a long way from repairing the damage done by Ardern and the complicit Chippy Hipkins. Ardern threw a race bomb in to the middle of New Zealand society, smiled benevolently, and then ran away to observe the mayhem from a safe distance. I am quite certain comrade Ardern’s aim was to tear down current New Zealand society, to cause racial division and civil unrest. Once achieved, new societal rules could then be implemented as a way of restoring order – for your own good New Zealand. The problem now is that the fringe racists have been emboldened and their rhetoric of resentment has been taught in schools through such aspects as critical race theory, the evils of colonialism and that Maori myths and legends should be held in equal regard to science. After all, maths and science are constructs of white colonialism. I have enough interaction with school teachers on a day to day work basis. They are all indoctrinated and, as such, do not pass on education, but the same indoctrination. We have young people who have had 6 years of brainwashing and now that indoctrination is fully embedded in their psyche.
    John Podesta was part of the Bill Clinton administration and followed it up with a pivotal position in the Obama government. He was very proud of his skulduggery with the American education system. By removing subjects such as civics, he openly admitted that the aim was to dumb down the general public so they could be manipulated to vote democrat. His problem was that his plan dumbed down the general populace so much that they voted for Trump. Over the last 6 years, we have seen the shadow of Podesta’s hand over the New Zealand education system and it will take more than 3 years of a National lead government to put right the immense damage caused by Ardern and her cohorts. It is a generational problem that will not just go away because of a change of government. I still fear that this new administration will not move fast enough or far enough to even start to heal the festering open sores left by Ardern.

    • Richard Treadgold on 23/10/2023 at 12:08 pm said:

      Yes, it could take considerable effort and time to undo what the wreckers have wrecked. All the time the activists will be hard at work to interfere. More importantly, both Luxon and Seymour harbour various activist, anti-democratic sympathies to leave some of the mischief alone, as though it’s good for the country. Conservatives will have to monitor, track and defeat what our new leaders overlook. I have no doubt that eventually order will be completely restored, even perhaps with improvements, but we’ll have to help each other quite a bit, since the country will return to normal operation as the majority return to their busy lives leaving the field largely to the radicals. We must be vigilant.

  3. Tricky Dicky on 06/11/2023 at 7:09 pm said:

    Chloe Swarbrick. In her speech today she quoted Hamas. From the river to the sea, Palestine shall be free. Whilst we all have our views on the current war in the middle east, we have to acknowledge that the stated aim of Hamas is to wipe Israel off the face of the Earth and, in doing so, kill all Jews. The only way Hamas will allow peace in the middle east is not a 2 state solution, but but by genocide and they have vowed not to rest until they have achieved this. In supporting Hamas, regardless of the wrongs and rights of the war, Swarbrick is openly supporting this genocide. Chloe Swarbrick has shown us her true colours, a genocidal Nazi.

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