Another case of Free Speech leading to a Human Rights complaint. It drives me nuts

The Human Rights Commission has received complaints about a series of leaflets including from Hobson’s Pledge, a group fronted by Don Brash, which aims to end what it calls ‘race-based privilege’.

The leaflets from the Hobson’s Pledge group and an associated publishing company came in a group of three and outline claims about special treatment for Māori and fears about Chinese investment.

People have vented their disgust at the leaflets on social media, tweeting pictures of them being destroyed in various ways including being burnt or being buried in kitty litter.

Most derided them as racist, with some angry to find them at all.

There are too many snowflakes about these days that believe that people who do not agree with their way of life and thinking need to be silenced.  They must not be given the same rights and privileges as them.   This in itself makes me very angry.  

The Human Rights Commission said it had received complaints but could not say how many or what the exact nature of the complaints was.

However, it said it was unlikely to be able to investigate because pamphlets were not covered by its legislation.

The Advertising Standards Authority said it had not received any complaints.

Former National Party leader Don Brash said he could only comment on the Hobson’s Pledge pamphlet which was aimed specifically at National Party policy.

He said anyone who said it was racist was misguided.

“I think the people making complaints simply don’t understand the issue.

“The pamphlet is simply saying, in recent years the National government, which had promised equal citizenship loudly from opposition, has been betraying that position.”

We are surrounded by snowflakes that can’t even cope with competing ideas existing and battling for people’s minds.  It is too dangerous.

For them Free Speech threatens their world view.

The irony?  The Hobson’s Pledge leaflet campaign is actually anti-National.  And the left are defending National’s policies and Maori appeasement.

 

– RNZ


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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story.  And when he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet.   Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet, and as a result he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist that takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him.  But you can’t ignore him.

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