Political correctness gone Möbius

Written By: - Date published: 11:46 am, November 1st, 2007 - 4 comments
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In the wildly twisty turny inverted think of Rodney Hide it is both possible to say all violence is wrong and that smacking isn’t violence so that’s OK.

Mr. Hide’s October media release states:

“violence in any circumstance is unacceptable”

In May Mr. Hide stated that:

“I think the issue of the smacking of children—not abuse, not violence, but smacking—should be one of conscience for individual MPs”.

Perhaps if Mr Mallard had been more vernacular and said he’d given Mr. Henare a smack all would be well?

4 comments on “Political correctness gone Möbius”

  1. Robinsod 1

    Rodney Hide? Isn’t he the guy from that dancing programme? What’s he doing talking about politics?

  2. the sprout 2

    he’s the guy they dropped from the dance program for dropping dancers from the dance program.
    but really, rodders knows perfectly well his aguments don’t need to be internally consistent because a) few people bother to listen and b) those who do are happy to swallow whatever it takes to get into govt

  3. r0b 3

    “What’s he doing talking about politics?”

    Not a lot, Robinsod, not a lot…

  4. Camryn 4

    It’s not inconsistent. He says “all violence is wrong” “smacking children isn’t violence”. You might disagree with it, but you can’t accurately call it inconsistent.

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