The bigotry of the left wing – A reader emails

A reader emails about the bigotry of the left:

I’ve had enough. I’m sick of it. It’s time it was called out for what it is. . . Bigotry.

What am I talking about? I’m talking about the left, and their whinging, whining, moaning crap that we are forced to suffer through in media (newspapers, television news, blogs etc).

Every time someone comments or disagrees with something that the left say, they cry about it, accuse people of being “right wingers” and can’t seem to handle differing opinions. Bigots.

Bigot: someone who, as a result of their prejudices, treats other people with fear, distrust, hatred, contempt, or intolerance.

This describes the left down to the t. 

They can’t seem to discuss, like grown ups, the differences that people share. It seems that it’s their way or no way. There seems to be no room for disagreement with the left.

One of the things that I have observed is that on left wing blogs there is nothing but vitriolic hatred when someone offers a differing opinion. They get personal, nasty and roll in the mud. Nothing is off limits to them.

They are so blinded by their ideology that there is no room for compromise, or heaven hell them, the thought that they might be wrong. They can’t even bring themselves to support anything that comes from the right of politics (or even the centre of politics if it is promoted by “right wingers”) because they are so blinded by the fear, distrust, hatred, contempt, or intolerance that comes with being a bigot.

Compare this with the right wing blogs (of any decent readership) which can discuss their views, but still allow for opposing views, or compromise, or even, saying that something the left proposes has some merit.

Left wing blogs, and their bunch of nasty little commenters who rant on their blogs and on newspaper websites, on the other hand can’t even bring themselves to consider that anything rightwing parties do or say could possibly be true or right.

This is sad, and it is beginning to pervade into the mainstream. All we have to do is observe the likes of Campbell Live who can’t seem to back down on their point of view, even when the evidence proves otherwise. The left seem to be on a crusade to stamp out any opposition by turning nasty.

This should make people shudder. We only have to look back to the last left wing government and their attempt to stifle free speech with the Electoral Finance act.

It’s time that these bigots were called out for their bigotry and held to account. It is time that people were allowed to freely express their opinion and not be shouted down by the left who seem to hate people disagreeing with them.

I find it ironic that the left use the  “bigot” label freely on anyone who disagrees their view on life. Ironic because by their use of it they are actually being the bigots. You see, bigotry is not someone having a different or contrary view, bigotry is when you treat other people with fear, distrust, hatred, contempt, or intolerance. . . Something that the left displays more than anyone else.


A Voice Today


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  • Jester

    Its almost as if you are describing Clint of hey clint fame.

    • jude

      or Guest on the tv 3 web site!!He is quite paranoid about Cameron and Whale oil readers!!

      • Cowgirl

        my sentiments exactly

  • Toryboy

    Bigotry is alive and well with the left; they dress it up with a series of codewords –

    1. “Multinational corporation” – a company run by Jews like John Key

    2. “Preserve a Kiwi icon” – we don’t want those Jews like Mr Key getting the profits

    3. “Nationalisation” – those dirty Jews like Mr Key are already getting the profits

    4. “My father was an Anglican vicar” – I am a Christian not a dirty Jew like my opponent

    5. “Paying their fair share in taxes” – let’s take back all the money those dirty Jews in Remmers and Kohimarama and PARNELL have stolen off us

    6. “We support the creation of a Palestinian State” – guess who the neighbours are? yes! dirty Jews like my opponent

    It reminds me of America where segregationists always used to use the clever code word of “States Rights” when they meant segregation. Didn’t fool anyone back then, either.

  • James Stephenson

    It’s one of those days when similar stuff pops up in diverse places, Dan Hannan had something to say on this subject too:

  • Or the demented denizens who occupy the Horrid’s comment columns and assume that by definition all successful people are corrupt, thereby proving to me that they project their own inclinations and values onto those they impugn

  • philbest

    Thomas Sowell always puts it well; he says for the Left, all that matters is “being on the side of the angels”. Actual intelligence and thought and analysis and actual outcomes do not enter into it. Anyone who thinks and analyses and is pragmatic, is “evil”.

    • Bunswalla

      A very good point – the left always portray themselves on the side of the angels, and cloak their socialist bullshit in a veil of “caring sharing-type” language.

      Anyone who would require a beneficiary to look for work, for example, is by definition cold and heartless, and the left in contrast would give them a hug and some supplementary vouchers.

      Profit is “evil”, capitalism is “the devil’s work” and anyone who thinks a hand up rather than a handout is the way to get New Zealand on the right track is an evil, heartless, despicable bastard.

      • Bad__Cat

        You can’t go round giving people a hand up. My God, next thing they won’t need benefits, and start voting National!

  • ratmuncher

    Unfortunately 100 percent correct. The way the Herald turned on the whistle blowers re Brown is a classic example.
    They didn’t even seem to understand the huge difference between muck raking and mud slinging. Muck raking is an old press tradition – the digging up of mucky stuff politicians want kept hidden. While mud slinging – scurrilous accusations seem to be meat and drink to the brown nosers at the Herald.

    • JC

      “The way the Herald turned on the whistle blowers re Brown is a classic example.”

      Yet I bet Len is horrified with his “friends” continually bringing it up and now in it’s third week still picking the scab off it.


      • ratmuncher

        Irony obviously

  • blokeintakapuna

    Very well written letter. Totally agree except where they say “it is beginning to pervade into the mainstream”
    TV1 & 3, as well as NZ Herald have been actively at it since about mid 2007 actually…

    • Macca

      I couldnt agree with you more! If there is one positive to come out of the Brown debacle, I think it has opened the eyes of many to what the media have actually been up to. A huge number of my friends hardly even bother with the news – let alone reading a blog like this. Many people couldn’t help but read the whole transcript of Browns antics in all it’s glory. I bet a huge number of them must have been flabaghasted at the attempted cover up of the socialist MSM in an attempt to protect one of their own!
      The media trying to play down Labours latest man ban policy just shows how completely out of touch with public sentiment they really are.

  • Ebullient2012

    What a bigotted right-wing email.

    • Agent BallSack

      1 ‘t’ in bigoted /pedant

      • Ebullient2012


        • Agent BallSack

          Ebullient suits you though :)

          • Bunswalla

            Get a room!

          • Sir Cullen’s Sidekick

            Send Fenton in…..

      • Ebullient2012

        Hope you get some good relaxation in.

    • Ronnie Chow

      Actually it was plagiarized and altered from a piece blasting the the Republican Tea Party that appeared in the Sacramento Tribune .

  • Agent BallSack

    I find it amusing. For some reason I am allowed again to post on the standard so I go over, post and never return to see what they reply so whatever they end up saying has no effect. As opposed to Stuff who will hardly ever let me post, nor TV3. Thank God for Whale Oil.

    • cows4me

      ABS it’s a wonder there are enough people left to post over at the sub. It’s easier to get thrown out of that place then it is to create an account.

      • Toryboy

        The reason is simple – the right is IN the right.

        No matter how many left wing loons post on Whaleoil they would not convince anybody to change sides – because fundamentally socialism is wrong.

        The Standard, however, is different; because they know it is all B/S they are worried that if right wing posts get through it will encourage mass conversions…and it probably will.

        If Labour had nothing to fear they wouldn’t care who posts, but they never ‘trust’ the people.

        I guess it means we are a victim of our own success

        • Agent BallSack

          Martyn Bradbury believes everything you just said with a fervour. Thats why he shouts at people.

      • Agent BallSack

        And mind bleach is not cheap at about $17 for a half decent bottle of Merlot.

    • Hazards001

      Well…you have obviously got waaaaaaaaaaay to much spare time

      • Agent BallSack

        I am just your average kiwi taxpayer scared shitless at the thought of the rainbow hydra government :)

        • Hazards001

          Me too.

    • Cowgirl

      I’ve found myself “moderated” off TV3 today. They really should thank us for posting there – we’re the only ones bringing life to the desert that is their website.

  • middleagedwhiteguy

    “This describes the left down to the t.”

    And as we know with the left, the T is silent…..

  • Arnie

    Matt Mcckarten is a classic at doing this.

    • Sir Cullen’s Sidekick

      Leave my uncle McCarten out of this….

  • wiltinpenis

    Well said, A Voice Today.
    So, I realise, it’s not just me becoming more and more a grumpy old guy; it’s more that I have a righteous excuse for cursing ( It’s getting worse – or should that read better? ) every time I hear the bullshit that emanates from the traffic light brigade, i.e. reds and greens- ooh almost forgot the amber colour, the one when you can never move forward.

  • timemagazine

    Aren’t the lefties not supposed to be the all loving, all inclusive, companionate, big hearted ones? Apparently not!
    Speaking of Campbell, I always found it so very rude of him to constantly interrupt his guests and wondered why nobody stands up to him.It seems that his guests are afraid of asking him were he left his manners. But I guess, he wants to be seen as the tough guy. How pathetic!

    • Steve (North Shore)

      John Key handed him his arse – Commie Live did not like it one bit

      • Sir Cullen’s Sidekick

        I understand the garden gnome cannot sit straight any more after the arse kicking by John Key…..

  • thor42

    Excellent email! Good to see you getting feedback like that.

    I agree. The Left’s ability to debate using reason and logic is *abysmal.* The only tools that they have are emotion and abuse. Those don’t get them very far.

  • James Growley

    I read that Labour’s candidate is Poto Williams, the regional manager of the St John of God. Is that the same mob headlined in the Aussie press for raping and molesting young boys?

    • Bryan

      and you see she is basically presenting herself as already the Member for east electorate which is fraud Now whale oil crew whats they rules about

      what a person standing for election can say and claim, could she be rejected on that basis alone and not allowed to take up her seat any one know ???

    • benniedawg

      There was certainly some controversy regarding St John of God residential home in ChCh a few years back regarding the same thing. Don’t know if it is the same organisation.

  • Col

    If WO stopped for a day, the Herald would fold.

  • Arran Hunt

    Well, Hitler was a socialist. Just saying (and yes, I went there :)

    • Rae

      Hitler was not actually a scoialist, Hitler himself was not particularly anything as far as economics go. Probably a little bit right of centre, he was, however, off the scale authoritarian

      • Arran Hunt

        He was a leader of the National Socialist German Workers’ Party. His parties policies closely aligned with socialist ideals about government control of everything, which is against right wing ideals of market and social freedom. A little bit right of centre? I figure maybe his testicle hung that way, but that was about it.

        • Rae

          Right or left only applies to economics and the Nazis, then, if not Hitler at some stage, were not particularly anything much there, other than if you were of the chosen race you were fairly free. Authority or liberalism can be applied to either side. I see old Whale Oil calls himself a Christian which really amuses me, as so many of his followers place themselves on the right hand side of the economic spectrum, and more often than not, they tend to be more authoritarian as they can’t get their heads around things like gay marriage etc. Why does it amuse me, it amuses me because their idol is probably the original liberal leftie

          • Rae

            In my view, no extremes are workable. Liberal left would be the best if it could work, you would be free to do whatever you wanted but you would be a considerate person who would think about what affect your actions would have on others before you did them and respect the common good. Liberal right would be good so long as you did what the liberal leftie did, and if you do (Rodney Hide may actually come close) then you really are a liberal leftie. Authoritarian left doesn’t work, you have to use guns – Stalin, authoritarian right does not work, you have to use guns – Augusto Pinochet

          • Arran Hunt

            You’re making many assumptions there, all based on propaganda from the left that has warped reality. Generally, historically, it is the left that has been against equal values for all. A minor group of conservative Christians has coloured the right has being intolerant, despite history telling a different tale. Plus many of us disagree Whale on some items, and with him on others. I’m a Christian who agrees with Cameron’s stance on gay marriage. But you seem to like stereotypes.

          • Rae

            No I think what you will find I think for myself and am able to see points of view and possibilities outside the considered “norm”. All you need to do is separate left and right from authoritarian and liberalism and you will be able to see for yourself. I came to the conclusion that Jesus Christ was a liberal leftie simply by applying those things. It is right wingers, too that have to open their minds. You cannot just cling to buzz words like propaganda and make the dubious assumption that it only applies to things left wing because it most certainly does not!!
            My most natural tendency is liberal left, however I have enough brains to understand that human nature will always buggar it up and that applies to liberal right as well – Somalia would have to be an example of the free market and lawlessness that there is..
            You are aware, aren’t you that Rodney Hide is a self described anarchist. Now when I say that word most people just automaitically think, rioting in the street. The meaning of word is with government, which is the ideal of both the liberal right AND left
            Liberal left probably still exists in some remote untouched areas amongst peaceable primitive tribes and in one in Tibet where women rule and is polyandrous, no that that is a particular describer of liberal left
            You may be better to think of it this way, right wing economics is a more masculine thing left wing economics ia more feminine, it should come as no surprise that I do tend to think somewhat left as having raised kids you have to do things toward the collective and put your own needs aside, it comes easier to a woman. So yes, these extremes can work only in small ways. Communism can work – in communes, in a small way, once you get up to countries you have to apply force for it to “work”.
            The same applies in places like Pinochet’s Chile (free market or bust) or the warlords in Somalia, no collectivism in either of those countries but boy do guns talk.
            I believe we would all do well to try to apply a little more actual understanding of what it is we are saying.
            My thoughts are my own!!

          • Rae

            I think you may want to check your mirror as well, as I think your own stereotypng may be showing

          • Rae

            Oh and BTW when you get to the extremes on any part of the spectrum pretty much all you are left with IS stereotypes, because the part of the spectrum with the most variance and difficulty to pin down is smack dab in the middle, but no-one seems to know, how much liberalism v authority puts you in the middle or how much free market v collectivism puts you smack dab in that middle.
            Economically, I am in favour of a mixed economy, but I favour pretty much total personal liberty, kind of Scandinavian

          • Rae

            Oopsie doopsie WITHOUT government of course

  • Rae

    Um…………pot, kettle, black

    • Arran Hunt

      My kettle’s grey actually. Racist ;p The point is that people don’t get banned off here or have their messages deleted for having an opposing view. I’ve had posts deleted off those sites purely for disagreeing with them.

      • Rae

        All sorts of sites ban/don’t ban, censor/don’t censor Go to yahoo and try and put Dick Smith into a comment and see where it gets you.