Sunday, August 19, 2012

Hone Screams Racism - Again! *yawn*

There's not been much verbal diarrhea from Hone Harawira lately.
But the very first story I see on-line about him!
Chuuurrr, bro!
Seems a war of words is underway over National MP Todd McClay's proposed gang patch ban. MP Hone Harawira's calling him a "foolish dickhead" promoting a "deeply racist" bill (as usual, the Bro has not checked the definition of "racist"). McClay's Prohibition of Gang Insignia in Government Premise bill passed its first reading in Parliament last week. If it becomes law, offenders could face a fine of up to $2000, and police could confiscate and destroy patches and insignia.
HH is threatening to wear a gang patch into Parliament if the bill becomes law. Todd McClay says that would cast doubts on Harawira's suitability to be an MP (as if there were any doubts left!), and be an embarrassment to him and his Mana Party.
Hone-bro (in standard vitriolic form): "The guy is such an idiot. I'm not going to stand by and watch a blonde, blue-eyed redneck kick around poor people who, out of desperation, bond together because they see nothing in the blonde, blue-eyed society to give them a sense of hope for their own or their children's futures." However the UN International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination says there's no distinction between the terms racial discrimination and ethnic discrimination - thus ranting against "blonde, blue-eyed" people is actually racial discrimination.
Meanwhile, McClay says "Harawira's defence of gang membership is shameful. He has told gang members to disregard any law, by saying he is considering wearing a patch to Parliament in protest. Many people would question whether views like that have any place in Parliament."
The Mongrel Mob's 'Knitting Circle And Support
Network', going to buy more digestive biscuits...
HH needs to be reminded that just because one is poor and one needs to "bond together" with others out of desperation, the requirement to form a gang, wear intimidating clothing and act in brute-like and often illegal style is not a prerequisite for a support network. He needs to join the real world and do something about the harm that gangs cause. This type of threatened action merely endorses the misery inflicted by drug dealers and murderers, and supports a group that preys on the vulnerable.
Harawira logic states that because (by his reckoning) 90% of those targeted by the bill would be maori, this makes it a "deeply racist piece of legislation". HH: "McClay is so disconnected from reality that he wouldn't know a gang if it kicked him in the nuts." *sigh*
I rest my case.
It would be wonderful if one day I saw a story about Hone having something positive, constructive and accurate to say.
It would be the same day that pigs are cleared for take-off.

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