Matthew Beveridge writes about Kim Dotcom, the Internet party and wonders if they are ignorant or stupid.
Their use of rape jokes, nazi symbolism and stupid social media actions is turning people off. I suspect that nazi enthusiast Kim Dotcom does’t care because he believes that the people are still blinded to his machinations and true intentions.
Does the Internet Party really want to be sending the message to it‚Äôs trade union and socialist supporters that it‚Äôs party party coming to town is going to do to that town what the Fascists and Nazis did to a town in the Spanish Civil War? Does the Internet Party also want to draw more attention to the issues Kim Dotcom faced around his ownership of a signed copy of Mein Kampf? See¬†here,¬†here,here¬†and¬†here.
The actions people, or organisations, take on social media help to build a picture of the attitude and views of that person, or organisation. The actions on social media of those involved in organisations also help contribute to this picture, even more so when the person concerned is the ‚ÄúParty Visionary‚ÄĚ and bank roller of said organisation. This is not the first time that Kim Dotcom has made jokes¬†about questionable things, or¬†rape. These tweets are simply adding to the picture of an organisation with questionable judgement and a lack of historical knowledge.
However, it is unlikely that many of those who vote, or will consider voting for, the Internet Party, or its Internet Mana Party union, will have any understanding of the offensive nature of these Tweets. However this does not mean that they should go uncritiqued.