GUEST BLOG: Bryan Bruce – The Children Did Not Laugh


Take a look at this freeze frame I made of the moment Trump chuckled and laughed when a member of his audience shouted “Shoot ’em” in response to his question :

“How do we stop these people” (ie. the migrants and asylum seekers coming to the USA’s Southern Border)

“Trump smiled and joked that “only in the Panhandle you can get away with this stuff.”

The adults behind him laughed, but the children looked solemn and bewildered .One of the little little girls looked scared.

Those children didn’t have a choice about whether to go to the Trump rally or not . Their parents took them .

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But they did have a choice of whether or not to laugh at the President’s joke….and they didn’t.

There are moments when children make the best teachers.

Bryan Bruce is one of NZs most respected documentary makers and public intellectuals who has tirelessly exposed NZs neoliberal economic settings as the main cause for social issues.


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