Let’s get this straight.
National have no problem with alt-right crypto-fascsists speaking because, you know, free speech and freedom of expression…
Bridges backs free speech for far-right writers banned from Auckland Council venues
National leader Simon Bridges says two Canadian far-right writers should be able to come to New Zealand and speak, even if people disagree with their views.
Bridges was commenting today on a decision by Auckland Mayor Phil Goff to ban controversial pair Lauren Southern and Stefan Molyneux from using Auckland Council-owned venues for their New Zealand tour.
The pair are known for their far-right views on topics ranging from feminism and immigration to Islam.
…but when it comes to Gangs, National want to ban their patches in public…
National MP wants gang patches banned in public
Members of the National Party met at a workshop at the party’s annual conference to raise issues with MPs around law and order.
A common concern was the presence of gangs and the intimidation some, particularly women, felt when walking around their local streets.
Mr Mitchell said the Mongrel Mob turned up in his Rodney electorate last year and their presence in places like malls was intimidating.
“It feels to me like they’re becoming more visible, they’re certainly more sophisticated in the way that they operate and work but they’re definitely becoming more visible and it’s almost like they’re starting to flex their muscles a bit.”
Mr Mitchell said gang patches should be banned in all public places.
…so crypto-fascsists have the right to protection under freedom of speech, but gang members don’t?
Does that mean, according to National, that you get freedom of speech if you are white, but not of you are brown?
How truly vile.