The Dim-Post

June 26, 2013

Today publishing, tomorrow the Ukraine

Filed under: books — danylmc @ 7:04 am

DPF kindly linked to my post about my book launch, so his commentators engaged in a little literary analysis:

Danyl McLauchlan is a vocal supporter of the far-Left, anti-Kiwi hate party Labour, with their political aspiration to impose a Stalinist police state upon New Zealand. By extension, that makes him a Stalinist.

More like this at the link.


  1. Trolls be trollin’.

    Comment by Mackey — June 26, 2013 @ 7:11 am

  2. An here is proof. Danyl snapped nipping down to the dairy for milk.

    Comment by toby — June 26, 2013 @ 7:24 am

  3. I assume the comment was by Terry Eagleton?

    Comment by Flashing Light — June 26, 2013 @ 7:26 am

  4. Whaleoil has snapped Danyl double parking outside New World.
    Proof positive (that’s a Iosif Stalin heavy tank in case you don’t know).

    Comment by toby — June 26, 2013 @ 7:30 am

  5. I notice your post doesn’t deny the accuracy of the commenter’s description…

    Comment by Psycho Milt — June 26, 2013 @ 7:45 am

  6. Well, that’s the quote for your publisher’s blurb settled…

    Comment by Leopold — June 26, 2013 @ 8:13 am

  7. :…Danyl McLauchlan is a vocal supporter of the far-Left, anti-Kiwi hate party Labour…,”

    So…. the New Zealand Labour party is against people who hate Kiwis? isn’t that a good thing? Or is the august reviewer at Kiwiblog unfamiliar with the power of a comma?

    Wait until Dan Brown secretly attends the book launch, where he will suddenly cast aside the cloak he is hidden under and dramatically reveals the hidden code in the text that incites small children to inform on their parents to the Illuminati.

    Comment by Sanctuary — June 26, 2013 @ 8:15 am

  8. I always picked you as more of a Trot

    Comment by Michael S — June 26, 2013 @ 8:17 am

  9. Are Kiwiblog posters welcome to the book launch too? Will you take anyone’s money?

    Comment by MeToo — June 26, 2013 @ 8:20 am

  10. Would we not get spied on under a Labour police state? Because if so I’ll go for that.

    Comment by James W — June 26, 2013 @ 9:04 am

  11. Tut, tut, whoever wrote that has no idea about left-wing politics.

    On the left-right axis, Stalinists are fairly close to the centre, their extreme position is on the authoritarian-libertarian axis. Even mainstream communists are too their left, as are the Trotsky, spartists, marxist-leninists, Maoists and so on. Some even consider Stalinist to be to the right of social democrats.

    Comment by billbennettnz — June 26, 2013 @ 10:04 am

  12. Anagram: “Danyl’s … Sdalyn”.

    Comment by sammy 2.0 — June 26, 2013 @ 10:19 am

  13. Ukraine is game to you?

    Comment by JBGoode — June 26, 2013 @ 10:52 am

  14. This would explain Danyl’s request for ‘Banana and Beria smoothies’ at the book launch.

    Comment by Gregor W — June 26, 2013 @ 11:52 am

  15. It’s not ‘the Ukraine’, it’s just ‘Ukraine’.

    It seems trivial, I know, but apparently Ukrainians get kind of annoyed at this mistake.

    PS: Life’s too short to respond to Kiwiblog commenters. We all know you for the fair-minded non-partisan thinker you, are Danyl.

    Comment by Hugh — June 26, 2013 @ 12:12 pm

  16. Danyl is a vocal supporter of the Labour party?? This would be the Danyl who claimed on his blog that he voted National in 2008, and Green in 2011? and often expresses his frustration with the performance of such Labour luminaries as David Shearer and Phil Goff?

    Comment by kahikatea — June 26, 2013 @ 12:15 pm

  17. I’d consider that high praise. Stalin killed more Tories than even exist in New Zealand.

    Comment by richdrich — June 26, 2013 @ 1:38 pm

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