Ray White, the renowned philosopher from Greytown, had a letter published by the Dominion Post on Monday wherein he says “I think it is great that Auckland Maori are to raise a hikoi in protest at not getting free representation on the new Auckland City Council. They could do with the exercise.”
Good grief. I know the Dominion Post needs to fill up column space after getting rid of all its good reporters for the sake of Fairfax’s wobbly bottom line. But now they’ve shown they really will print anything.
Nonetheless. I salute the Dominion Post for celebrating egalitarianism by giving a voice to the irredeemably bigoted, whose regressive, hateful and genuinely harmful views are often disenfranchised by the liberal, tolerant elite. And Ray, I think it’s great you’re writing letters to the paper. It shows not all racist, slack-jawed hicks are completely illiterate. Just utterly ignorant.
No doubt the Dominion Post will cite ‘freedom of speech’ as it cheerfully embarks on the slippery slope of becoming a newsprint chatroom for the redneck brigade. Then you’re just a Page 3 topless model away from completing your complete conversion into New Zealand’s own version of The Sun.
Godspeed as you stagger back into the tarpits where you belong.
– John’s angry mate