Golriz Ghahraman posing with a war criminal
I think we all know my deep dislike of Farrar. He is the evil Hobbit who plays to the worst angels of our nature to spin and manipulate for the National Party.
I gag every time I am forced to think about him.
Which is why I loath having to agree with him over Golriz Ghahraman’s deception.
She and the Greens have tried to sell her back story as a human rights defender when she was actually defending war criminals.
To me this is just another example of how there doesn’t seem to be anyone inside the Greens with any ability to think 2 steps ahead.
Here’s how Golriz and the Greens SHOULD have dealt with this in her first ever speech to announce her candidacy…
“I am so passionate about human rights and the rights of refugees, that as a human rights lawyer, I have actually defended war criminals in Rwanda. I defended those war criminals, because human rights are not transferable, no matter who is being accused. I champion human rights because they must be available to everyone and because I have seen first hand what intolerance, ostracisation and hate can create. We cannot stop the next Rwanda if we don’t know what created the first Rwanda and the erosion of civil rights was at the centre of that”.
…this would have immediately inoculated her from the very criticism of deception she and the Greens are now being accused of.
Does this matter?
Well yes it does.
Let me show you.
Golriz: We should take more refugees
National: Didn’t you defend a war criminal who created refugees?
Golriz: We should fight the Nazis
National: Didn’t you defend a war criminal whose murder rate was higher than the Nazis?
Golriz: We should threaten the Government over the Waka Jumping Legislation to get Parihaka Day
National: What the Fuck?
…okay the last one drifted a bit, but you get the idea.
Every time she tries to speak up, she will get the ‘but didn’t you defend war criminals and try and gloss over that part while building your reputation as being a human rights defender’ as a response.
This could have been dealt with right at the beginning, the fact the Greens once again have been tripped up by their own incompetence is soul destroying.
They’re just not very good at politics are they?