On the hypocrisy of denying Chris Brown entrance to NZ

By   /   September 29, 2015  /   11 Comments

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If National MPs were serious about making a stand against domestic violence, perhaps they could start with their own party first.

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I don’t like Chris Brown. I prefer my music with a large dollop of social justice and his music seems to be YOLO irresponsibility mixed with leading brand marketing. It’s almost like his music and many of his peer group is just conditioning to brainwash young people subconsciously into becoming criminals while selling the latest brand of shoes and booze.

That’s great for keeping the masses under control, not so great if you enjoy your bass with some positive message.

It’s not just the inane music however, it’s his abuse, his arrogant alpha male bravado and his gross worship of all that is wrong with consumer capitalism.  That’s not to say he isn’t very talented and can dance and sing and do his thing, but he just ain’t my cup of tea.

He is however many other peoples cup of tea and if you want to shell out money to go and see him perform, that’s your right, just as it is anyones right to protest against him outside his concert.

What astounds me is the grotesque level of hypocrisy over banning Brown from entering NZ because he has a conviction for domestic violence. Domestic violence is a cancerous tumour in our society that needs to stop and far more has top be done to make women and children safe but banning a black artist and making this a stand on principle is an empty gesture  bordering on racist.

Brown has his haters, society loathes wealthy young black men who show off, they however adore wealthy white men who show off – case in point, Donald Trump. For National to get on their band wagon and proclaim to the heavens that they are making a stand on Chris Brown because he abuses women seems twee.

I can’t remember any of them saying anything when their MP Mike Sabin suddenly resigned for ‘personal reasons’.

I don’t remember any of them saying anything when Maurice Williamson rushed to protect a wealthy Chinese donor from a Police investigation into domestic violence.

I don’t remember them saying anything about their President Peter Goodfellow and his ‘cough-cough’ domestic issues.

When it’s their own, they are silent, when it’s an easy to hate black musician it’s suddenly a moral crusade.

Banning Chris Brown from entering NZ because of his previous conviction of hitting his girlfriend won’t change domestic violence in NZ and simply allows us all to feel better without really having to do or challenge domestic abuse in our culture.

If National MPs were serious about making a stand against domestic violence, perhaps they could start with their own party first.

 

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11 Comments

  1. e-clectic says:

    Ok team how do we play it on this Chris Brown thing?
    Who’s Chris Brown?
    He’s a rap singer, wife beater and black.
    Isn’t that three strikes already?
    What are the Aussies doing?
    They’ve let him in before but this time’s different but they still might buckle.
    I think we should ban him.
    Why?
    Makes us look strong.
    Makes us look decisive.
    Makes us look moral.
    Reinforces that we’re tough on crime.
    Stick one up Garth McVicar, Conservative Party, ha! – bet he’s regretting that.
    Plays into the fears of our older demographic.
    We’ll pick up some chick vote.

    I’m sold. Me too. Me too. Me too. Me too. Me too. Me too. Me too.

  2. J S Bark J S Bark says:

    But, you see, it is easy and very convenient as a distraction…

  3. Winnie says:

    Just seek Anne Tolley onto him and have her sterilise him.
    Better still, let him come here then put him in Mt Eden for wife-beating – let’s see how he fights in Serco’s fight club. Let’s see how big and brave he is then?
    Even better still, bring pandas here, put Chris Brown in an MMA ring with the pandas, with Eminem’s “Lose yourself” blaring in the background.

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  5. liberty bell says:

    they might be throwing the blame game around as usual to keep the attention elsewhere but I understand that the NZ PM has a forum I hear in Papua New Guinea and their is the issue of West Papua with the genocide of those people which the NZ govt has been complicit first with its silence on the issue and supplying the Indonesian govt with aid who are the perpetrators to these slaughters of West Papua people

  6. jemal says:

    I agree with most of what you’re saying but (and there’s always a big ole butt )it’s not uncommon for people to be denied entry to countries because of criminal convictions why should he be given a pass,because he’s rich? famous? black? I fail to see this as racism unless you have some actual evidence other than pure speculation.It sends a message that actions have consequences and that we don’t condone this

  7. liberty bell says:

    they probably need the attention to be focused on anyone else except themselves, but I understand that the NZ PM is off to Papua New Guinea for the pacific forum and the West Papua genocide of these peoples should cause some sort of discomfort for our dear leader as his govt bailed out Rio Tinto with NZ taxes who are one of the Giant corporations mining West Papua and also the NZ govt along with the Australian govt give the Indonesian govt financial aid who then go and slaughter this peaceful peoples

  8. liberty bell says:

    not woking buddy my post are not being posted

  9. liberty bell says:

    They probably want the attention diverted to someone else as usual and I understand that NZ PM is off to the pacific forum soon at Papua New Guinea and the plight of the West Papua people should be brought to the attention at that forum where the West Papua people are getting slaughtered by the Indonesian govt and our country with Australia are complicit to these atrocities by firstly sending Aid to the Indonesian govt and also supporting the UN charters in the early 70s the Act of Free Choice which was how Indonesia annex West Papua and the NZ govt bailed Rio Tinto with NZ taxes who are one of the big Corporation mining West Papua but the overwhelming acts of silence by both Nations (NZ,AUS) is the silence?

  10. kellgardner says:

    They probably want the attention diverted to someone else as usual and I understand that NZ PM is off to the pacific forum soon at Papua New Guinea and the plight of the West Papua people should be brought to the attention at that forum where the West Papua people are getting slaughtered by the Indonesian govt and our country with Australia are complicit to these atrocities by firstly sending Aid to the Indonesian govt and also supporting the UN charters in the early 70s the Act of Free Choice which was how Indonesia annex West Papua and the NZ govt bailed Rio Tinto with NZ taxes who are one of the big Corporation mining West Papua but the overwhelming acts of silence by both Nations (NZ,AUS) is the silence?

  11. Niccola Holmes says:

    Or we could oversimplify everything and say it’s because he’s black …


 
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