A letter just in from a prominent New Zealand academic currently based in America said,
“I have been watching from afar as New Zealand drowns itself in a cesspit of grief-porn, virtue-signalling, and finger pointing, with hemp-wearing, cloth-bag-toting, Green-voting “liberals” clambering over one another to be the most outraged; claiming there are “no words”, yet judging by the diatribes on social media managing to find words of epic proportions to blame anyone and everything but themselves. It’s depressing.”
I write this on Monday, ten days following Christchurch, but still the Herald fill its pages with sickening mush. Today’s front page for example, is filled with a photo of a dark-skinned, head-scarved Muslim women with the heading, “This Is Who We Are”.
What world-class cock! She most certainly is not who we are, to the contrary in fact. She’s quite a rarity here.
To its credit the Dom’ finally gave it a rest today replacing it with a nonsense piece on its front page about sex education in our schools. I can’t comment on our television news nor radio as I don’t watch or listen to either but in my view our newspapers are now a massive embarrassment.
Let’s get it straight. A foreigner comes here and does an evil thing. It had absolutely zilch to do with New Zealand, nor for that matter with Australia. It was a one-off act by a nutter obsessed with cultural (not racial) purity, a perfectly valid viewpoint shared by most people in the world to varying degrees. It’s not an evil outlook although I don’t share it.
Life goes on with all sorts of events and shocks occurring. It’s time the newspapers came to their senses and grew up.