What About the “Woke” Right?

According to our conservative friends, being “woke” refers to those who are ridiculously politically correct and who speak out too much on social injustice. It’s commonly used as a pejorative term when referring to those on the left, increasingly paring it with phrases like “woke mob” or as a sledgehammer, using “anti-woke” to proclaim their vehement opposition.

What About the “Woke” Right?

‘Splintered realities’: How NZ convoy lost its way

‘Splintered realities’: How NZ convoy lost its way

Counterspin is one of the largest platforms for conspiracy theories and far-right ideology in New Zealand. It airs on an online TV channel set up by former Donald Trump advisor and far-right extremist Steve Bannon and was started by Kelvyn Alp, an extremist known for agitating for armed resistance against the New Zealand government in the early 2000s.


Inside Steve Bannon’s NZ news division

In-fighting between Freedom and Rights Coalition, Counterspin continues at convoy protest after event ‘hijacked’

Inside Steve Bannon’s NZ news division

Inside Steve Bannon’s NZ news division

While the exact nature of the relationship between Himalaya New Zealand and Counterspin Media is unclear, a representative from the former was the first guest on the latter.


I haven’t found any real connection to the protests, outside of possibly promoting them, on his podcast, and Counterspin Media covering NZ. Another note, watched this video and it was the counter-protesters blocking traffic in Vancouver, Canada. They were calling the convoy members white supremacists/KKK (no visible KKK signs, even). 🙄