Frogblog has footage of Nandor Tanczos blasting the Government’s anti-tagging legislation and noting that “Judith Collins would be screaming about the nanny state if we tried to tell her that she had to keep her Chardonnay under lock and key.”
Sounds like Hone Harawira was in fine form too:
“Tagging is ugly and offensive and it makes a town look like shit. But I don’t agree with some of the garbage spoken by others in this house.
“A lot of the kids who tag are the same ones who scribble in class, shunted to the back by an education system geared to suspending and expelling black kids from school faster than anyone else.”
“It’s the result of a growing frustration among youth to a society concerned more about profit than people. Tagging is the reaction of the poor to alienation, anger, boredom, frustration and low esteem.
“Look in all the rich suburbs. Do these kids tag out their towns? Nah – not even.”
Too true brother. It’s disappointing, if entirely expected, to see Labour trying to outflank National on its bankrupt ‘tough on crime’ rhetoric. Thankfully we have some solid voices to the left to tell it how it is.