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Regardless of their views on abortion, those who believe in free speech and the associated right to protest should take careful note of how MPs vote.
One does not need to share the views of the protestors to see and condemn the at times dehumanising rhetoric and tactics of Trevor Mallard.
The protestors in Wellington are by and large not asking for any paradigm shifting concessions.
The story being told by the Speaker Trevor Mallard and mainstream media, who appear to have joined him in fortress Parliament, isn't a fair or accurate representation of what is really happening.
The woke see themselves as cutting-edge, but they are engaged in old fashioned elitism. Their fixation on identity rather than class serves the elite.
This essay was originally published in The Otago Daily Times and The Greymouth Star of Friday, 11 February 2022.
If a foreign country or corporation provided $55 million to political parties in this country … what would be the reaction of these same mainstream media outlets? What would that funding smell like?
I don't agree with these protestors, and Parliament is hallowed ground, but this could have been handled far better than Trevor's temper tantrum has allowed.