This won’t end well.
National’s Upper Harbour candidate Jake Bezzant is under fire for “endorsing racism” by liking a Twitter post describing Green MPs Golriz Ghahraman and Ricardo Menendez March as “parasites”.
The Twitter post, which has since been blocked for violating the social media platform’s rules, referred to Menendez March as “some Mexican” and described him as “another green parasite” like Ghahraman.
Bezzant, who sits at number 57 on National’s list and ran in former deputy leader Paula Bennett’s Upper Harbour electorate following her retirement from politics, appeared to defend his actions in the comment section of the post.
In Identity Politics woke world, micro aggressions lead to macro violence so the policing of micro aggressions is on par with recreational Nazi hunting and dobbing in neighbours who don’t recycle properly.
‘Like Policing’ is where woke activists note anyone who likes a post they don’t like and are canceled for their liking of that post.
Think of them as a vegan Stasi who cycle.
Because the threshold for triggering is intersectionaly subjective, it has all the nuance of the Killing Fields and Mao’s cultural revolution rolled into one, where a comment can escalate to genocidal hate crime in the space of 1 tweet.
The problem with pure temple cancel culture politics is that the majority quickly get alienated and resentful of the self censorship it inspires.
That woke activist in your news feed endlessly screaming at you how racist, sexist and transphobic certainly thinks they are speaking truth to power when in fact they are alienating possible supporters.
When the push to include gender identity and religion into the hate speech laws begins in 2021, the woke won’t be able to control their enthusiasm for what speech they want to criminalise.
Cancelling a low ranking National MP for liking a tweet and attempting to frame that as racist hate speech will have the majority fearing not hate speech directed at minorities, but hate speech criminalising them in kangaroo courts.
The enthusiasm to call out amongst the woke only helps ACT recruit.
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