Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Bob Clarkson is a fat fucking fascist pig

Bugger, I managed to prove Godwin's Law in my title, but good god the man is a complete tosser. Anyway, NRT puts it more eloguently than me, and Bomber says it as offensively as he possibly can, although I'm sure he could have slipped a reference to beastiality in there somewhere, but I'd like to add a few points:

1. There seems to be a pervasive, Protocols of the Elders of Zion-like myth that right-wing shit-monkeys like to promulgate: to wit, that gay people want to turn us all into homerseck-shuls by the cunning and yet inscrutible method of existing, and calling attention to themselves by holding hands in public and having parades. You know, just like St Patrick Day parades try to make us all into Irishmen. It's a fucking lie Clarky, and either you're too stupid to know it or you're a gutter pig. Or both, I'm a liberal man after all.

2. Any attempt to disagree with a RW shit-monkey is instantly branded an attack on their freedom of speech. Bullshit. You have a right to say what you like. I have a right to say what I like and even disagree with your position. It's called dia-logue. There are two sides, although I'll understand if you can't count beyond 'one'. You keep spouting shit Clarky, we'll keep digging ditches.

3. There's a popular view that we need to make Muslims respect our culture of freedom and tolerance .... by telling them what they can and can't wear. Hmm. Perhaps we should get them all to wear a symbol so we know they are Muslim and therefore possibly dangerous? But what could we use? I know, how about a yellow crescent? Yes that should work.

I'm sure followers of Islam come to New Zealand for a variety of reasons, just like any other immigrant. Heck, 9 times out of 10 if it is a voluntary decision (i.e. not a refugee matter) then I betcha most people look at New Zealand like most present residents do - a good place to raise kids. Job prospects, quality of life, money will motivate others. But what I'd really like to think was a good motivating factor is New Zealand is a free country. We aren't Singapore, or Saudia Arabia, or China. We don't have restrictive cultural or religious laws (or at least we don't use them often). There's a reasonable sense of live-and-let-live. You want people to shuck off their old medieval customs and prejudices - then lead by example. We just a short step away from the Enlightenment ourselves, and neanderthals like Bob Clarkson seem all to keen to snuff out even that brief candle. Mandating what people can, and can't wear in public is one small step down the dark pathway.

Why large databases on private citizens are a bad idea:
Oz ID card database racked by identity fraud claims. Or, yet another reason not to move to Australia.

All we need is a Miracle:
Littlewood's Law

Edit: Why yes, Mr Stupid cannot spell fascist on his first attempt. Screw you too, hippy.

6 comments:

Apathy Jack said...

"You know, just like St Patrick Day parades try to make us all into Irishmen."

Actually, there's some merit to this one: On St Patrick's day

EVERY

PERSON

I

HAVE

EVER

MET

starts talking about their Irish heritage. Even the brown ones.

I think, thouhg, that it's more that St Pat's day makes everyone a cock.

As to the Muslim thing, I'm amazed at the number of hard-line Muslim parents I've met who have become more hardline since coming to NZ. (Evidence based on what their kids tell me.)

That's not to say that Bobbo isn't as wrong about them as he is everything else...

Hewligan said...

I'll have you know that I have never claimed Irish heritage.

I did, however, claim to have stolen their potatoes.

As for muslims - well, as Darmeus said, sure they're dangerous, the same as all the other crazies going on about their daft sky-gods. Well, maybe I paraphrased a bit, but not much.

Bob Clarkson is clearly a racist arsehole, though. He was elected MP for Tauranga, and they seem to expect - even demand - this of their representatives.

Herr Dummkopf von Kranken-Brainen said...

Just as long as you didn't steal their lucky charms.

See I'm not sure whether Bob Clarkson is racist or homophobic - or whether he just likes yanking chains. He always has this little smirk on his face that leads me to believe he just likes pissing people off.

Herr Dummkopf von Kranken-Brainen said...

Just out of interest, Jack, are the parents going hardline as a reaction to the permissiveness of NZ society or the incipient racism? (racism I think is the wrong word ... culturism anybody?)

Are the kids getting the fundamentalist bug too?
wzisk

Apathy Jack said...

The parents seem to be reacting to the permissiveness of the new cukture.

But no, the kids aren't getting more hard line - just the opposite.

As you can imagine, this leads to fun times for all...

Span said...

I think it's probably pretty natural to bunker down into the familiar when faced with a culture that is a bit of a slap in the face and probably rejects a lot of your values. Someone was saying the other day on the radio (forget who or when) that you find enclaves of Kiwis in Asian countries that are trying so hard to be more NZ than Marmite or Pineapple Lumps. I think maybe it was Richard E Grant being interviewed by Kathryn Ryan about his film Wah Wah and how the British in Swaziland were like Super-Brits. Anyway I see no reason that other cultural groups wouldn't have similar responses when they come to somewhere like NZ. The children are more open to change than the adults I guess.