‘I can tell you one thing right now. Our gun laws will change’, right from the start Jacinda has shows what real leadership looks like.
From the moment this tragedy started, to right now, she has calmed a frightened and angry nation in a way few others could and she has shown an empathy that has led.
She has shown a grace and compassion that has helped us all weep. This is what true political leadership looks like.
She’s has truly earned the title, ‘Right Honourable’ in the last 2 days hasn’t she?
In a lot of the angry debate swirling right now, please let us remember that this diseased human chose Christchurch BECAUSE NZ is a peaceful progressive multi-cultural society, this violence IS NOT a reflection of us, we were targeted because we are good.
That’s not to say there isn’t much Islamaphobia we need to stamp out, that blogs like Whaleoil with their constant Muslim Hate, David Moffett and the New Conservatives language of violence and a rise of the far right aren’t concerns, but we weren’t targeted because this is us, quite the opposite and we need to remember that as we move forward because while this atrocity must change us, it will not define us.