In which politicians show their true colours - again. - Tactical Ninja
Jun. 29th, 2011
10:04 am - In which politicians show their true colours - again.
Last night I finished the first half of the Fuzzy Blanket of Doom. This was supposed to be a present for the Youth of Today for his birthday, but things conspired to make it be late - new reed for loom, miscalculation of quantities needed, discovering that the fuzzy yarn I'm using beats tighter than handspun wool so takes twice as long to weave.. but yes! Half a fuzzy blanket is better than none, right? And it will be WARM!
Apart from the fact that a lot of them are stark raving bonkers. Apart from the fact that Don Brash is in bed with them now and he'd like to boot all the Maori out of New Zealand and reclaim it for its rightful white overlords *cough*.
Seems that Cameron Wayne Browne has been going around telling women to 'get raped'. Or, more specifically, he said this to a woman who was arguing with him on Facebook.
So who the fuck is Cameron Wayne Browne then? Well might you ask. He's nobody. Well, he's actually the vice president of ACT On Campus - their student wing. Here's his Twitter. As you can see he's a fine upstanding young gentleman, to whom we would love to trust the future of our country. Oh wait, actually the opposite of that.
You know how the ACT party are a bit libertarian, and like to spout on about personal responsibility and how if you just work hard, live right, be good*, everything will naturally come to you and that the government should get out of the way and let people take care of themselves?
Here's their definition of personal responsibility. Yep, that's right, attempting to deflect attention to where in an unrelated incident an ACT party member was compared with a paedophile by someone else on Twitter.
So, um, an ACT party member tells someone to get raped and instead of taking personal responsibility, the ACT party goes "BUT OMG TRIVIALISING CHILD RAPE (which by the way we never cared about till we needed a distraction) SO YOU SHOULD GO AFTER THAT AND FORGET THAT WE JUST TOLD SOMEONE TO GET RAPED!"
I am wondering if ACT thinks Mr Browne's attitude is somehow made ok by this. *sigh* Yep, the future of our country in all its glory, right there. Young white men who tell women to get raped when they're angry, and point at someone else when called on it.
All class, ACT. PS welcome to the fun world of being a public figure, Cameron.
* and are white, male and middle class (it's in the fine print).
Have a thing from Antonio Machado (not to be confused with Antonio Banderas):
you make the road by walking. Turning to look behind, you see the path
you will never travel again."
I dunno, it seems relevant to a few people at the moment. Especially the bit about making your path by walking it.