Stephen Franks is like his name and he doesn’t shilly-shally around in discussing the appointment of Dame Susan Devoy as Race Relations Commissioner.
The appointment of Dame Susan Devoy, could¬†be a wasted opportunity despite¬†Michael Laws’ instinctive judgment¬†that it can’t matter because it is a non-job..¬†I’ll wait to judge. She could be a success as¬†stuning to the media chooks as¬† Lockwood Smith’s Speakership. But I wish the Minister had used the sinecure position to install someone more likely to take on the racism of the Treaty industry from a position of academic superiority. ¬†It would not be especially ¬†difficult for the right person. But to stare down the people infesting the HRC, with their genuine qualifications in fake knowledge (like de-colonisation studies) and their sincere bigotry, she would need enough knowledge of the fake studies industry¬† to spear them with their own illogic.
I doubt that she will¬†acquire that strength, but perhaps¬†she will skewer their pretension anyway with ‘naive’ common sense. Simply ignoring their refined theories would go a long way.
Watching the leftwing unhinge over the appointment of someone they consider inferior for not many good reasons has been a pleasure to behold. For that reason only Judith Collin’s choice was inspiring.