I don’t know if any readers are as annoyed as I am by the crescendo of self righteous criticism directed at Greg Shuttleworth, the Invercargill man who got a bit drunk the other night and was rude to a Muslim taxi driver.
So far we’ve had the Mayor of Invercargill apologising for the city, the Human Rights Commission threatening Shackleton with re-education, and the police promising to investigate.
Today I read where his employers are going to “conduct an investigation”. How damn sick and intrusive is that???
Leaving aside that the whole issue was provoked anyway by the taxi driver’s snide question to his customer “are you drunk?”, and then filming the exchange on his I-phone. That would irritate the hell out of me.
For God’s sake this was just a bit of late night drunken rudeness in an isolated street in an isolated town in one of the world’s most isolated spots. While these two were having their petty little disagreement, people were getting raped and robbed and beaten and killed all over the world.
Its not surprising that after so much officialdom has come down on him so incredibly heavily, poor old Greg Shackleton has broken down in tears and is full of apologies.
But here’s the real issue-
What we really have here is another example of NZ’s progressive elite, those totalitarian scum in politics and the news media, trying to tell the rest of us how we should think and speak. Its not about Greg Shackleton or the taxi driver, its about sending a strong message to all who might not conform to current progressive political mores. How those opposed to mass immigration and multi-culturalism should just shut the hell up, and if you don’t, here’s an example of what will happen to you.
As usual, this onslaught gives scant regard to real freedoms. Such as freedom of expression. And who the hell would ever want to be part of a country where some sanctimonious collection of raw prawns would outlaw their version of bigotry? Just think about the oppression of thought and speech this opens the door to.
I have nothing but contempt for the Progs beating up on Greg Shackleton. They are a fascistic blot upon our society and we need a grass roots rebellion to remove them from power and restore some common sense to the political and social dialogue. As it is now, it is just utterly ridiculous, and a serious threat to our traditional freedoms. We can start by firing the Invercargill Police Chief and Susan Devoy, and shutting down the Human Rights commission. And Greg Shackleton should sue his employers for workplace harassment.