I love how Bob Jones just gets to have the NZ Herald publish any hateful thing he has to vomit out into the public sphere without any attempt to reign him in. It’s like rich white old men can say what ever the fuck they like without one seconds worth of self reflection on the offensiveness of what they have to say.
He speaks the way I think Slave owners would speak.
His misogynistic racist hate rants went so far with the Herald that late last year he managed to get them to publish a snuff column where Bob proudly told NZ that he goaded a protester into committing suicide. The glee he seemed to take in ending the life of another human being was spiteful and contemptuous, so much so the Herald had to back down and remove it..
John Minto is a NZ civil rights hero. His principled stand against South African Apartheid and the courage he and thousands of other NZers made by standing against the cultural monolith of rugby has locked him into history. His continued resistance against Israel and his championing of issues for the poor and most disadvantaged will always be spat upon by venomous individuals like Bob Jones. Such hateful spittle is the mark of an individual who truly has the elites rattled.
That a smug pompous arsehole like Jones can keep gaining media platforms to malign from is the tragedy here. John Minto and NZers deserve better than this cancerous depth of dialogue.