Yesterday was a terrible day.
It should have been a great day, celebrating our young citizens’ commitment to sustainability and their message to us that we need to do better. Our young people were magnificent. Like these
Then there was the terrorist attack on two Christchurch mosques where at least 49 kiwis were killed.
How could this happen in godzone?
The fucker involved made it a social media event. He had a twitter account where he posted photos of magazines with strange stuff written on them. He also had a live video feed of the event. I suggest you do not watch it or post links to it.
He also had a manifesto. Again do not post links to it or content from it but it is basically full of ultra right wing trash. Essentially white people are being crowded out because people with dark skin breed more and the UN was to blame.
The day before Green co leader James Shaw was attacked.
This idiot also apparently had issues with the United Nations and more specifically the UN Migration Pact.
These events bring into stark highlight the debate that happened last year about Lauren Southern and Stefan Molyneux. Remember them? Two shock jocks who toured the world insulting different cultures as part of a business model.
There were a few posts here on their antics. I reached the position that because they were only interested in hate speech they should not be tolerated. In an earlier post I said this:
Meanwhile there continues to be an intense debate on the left amongst those who think that the right to freedom of speech should be sacrosanct and those who thinks that punching a fascist can occasionally be justified.
Sure the contest of ideas is important. But it appears that Southern and Molyneux were not that interested in there being an open informed debate when you consider the terms on which they expected you to agree before letting you into listen to them.
And dang it but this leftie thinks that we should not have to allow publicly provided facilities to be used for the propagation of monetised hate speech with strict entry requirements. Especially if they have in the past deliberately picked fights with muslims and acted to disrupt the efforts of others to save refugees from drowning.
Their ideas and their philosophy based on hatred of diversity are dangerous. As yesterday shows. Their comments on the dangers of multiculturalism reflect the same twisted thinking that the attacker had.
And sorry to get political but National’s dangerous rhetoric about the UN Migration Pact has not helped. When a mainstream party uses outlandish rhetoric for political advantage it should be condemned.
I am pleased National has taken down its petition about the UN compact. It should not have been up in the first place.
Others deserve condemnation.
Like this guy.
Southern herself was pretty defensive.
But she has difficulty explaining this tweet from two years ago.
While others showed extreme grace in this most testing of times.
They are us. Which is why this is so upsetting.