My God; they keep on coming. A letter a week back in the Dominion-Post by a Gail Duncan of Khandallah delivered up a beauty.

Gail wrote of being in Parliament’s Gallery when the Acting Minister of Employment had said she stood by using sanctions to reduce or pause payments for those who have refused opportunities to work, something long overdue which I imagine most New Zealanders would endorse.

But not Gail, who was upset. “It is a human right for each New Zealander to have at least a nominal income…” she declared.

It could be hugely entertaining to pop Gail onto a stage and allow the public to test whether she sees any limits to these imaginary human rights.

For example, is it a human right to own a zebra? Or swim Cook Strait underwater? Or be tucked up in bed each night?

And if there’s a Mr Duncan copping this nonsense at home, is it a human right for him to murder her to retain his sanity?


Murder is an option worth considering. Seems there’s very few consequences if you’re unlucky enough to get caught.

She’s confusing “right” with “privilege”. With privilege comes “obligation”.
Income, by my definition is a reward for labour.supplied or capital provided. No labour or capital supplied, no income and definitely no “right”.

    not quite correct. With rights comes responsibilities. The right to a decent income comes with the responsibility to work. For a person in jail to complain that they have human rights in relation to jail conditions is nuts. With rights comes responsibilities – they did not discharge their responsibilities to the group called humans so they have forfeited their rights to the benefits of the group. Quite simple really

It would seem Gail is a professional conference attendee to all part of the globe; which one suspects was all on the teet of the tax payer…

This is just another rant, in an attempt to justify her hugely inflated salary..I think they call these people sponges

Another term grossly misused these days is, Deserve

    Yes Murray, there’s the deservedly poor and the deservedly rich, and the undeserving of course. In a small community it’s easy to figure out but the blanket apportioning of deservedness is bound to be wrong most of the time.

The indignance of the well to do?

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