Simeon Brown’s white privilege vs Marama Davidson’s reality?

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Audrey Young: Is Simeon Brown National’s most hated MP?

Simeon Brown draws more abuse and threats than most other MPs. Senior political correspondent Audrey Young talks to him about what makes him tick.

…Let me start out by saying no politician should have to put up with threats or harassment.

It’s ugly that Simeon Brown has had to put up with both because it’s not nice and worse yet, it makes Simeon politically relevant.

What seems a tad eye rolling is how Simeon’s threats are somehow worth more than say Marama Davidson’s, whose outreach to gangs started Simeon’s latest Twitter storm that drew the ire he is currently on the receiving end of.

Like it’s sad Simeon was threatened and harassed a couple of times, but Davidson faces an ocean of vile abuse every single day.

The difference is she uses her platform to give voice to those who don’t have it while Simeon uses his platform to shit on groups his elderly electorate loves to hate.

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16 COMMENTS

  1. I don’t have time for what I call the Runt of the Litter(aka Simeon Brown).

    He comes across as talking about the gangs and NOT to the gangs. Whereas Don Brash is talking to the gangs Brown is just yapping away like a rabid dog.

    Interesting to note Brown is having a go at the gangs that comprises mostly of low income Maori. His lack of condemnation of say the Asiatic gangs especially ones that are probably in his very electorate shows how selective he is.

    And has he had a go at the Roast Busters(if they still exist) or are they out of bounds because of their links to Max Key????!!!

    All this attention Brown is getting must be surely massaging his ego? He obviously loves the media attention on him. It’s like a drug addiction to him.

    So please media don’t give this no-hoper any further attention. He just isn’t worth it.

  2. ” Audrey Young: Is Simeon Brown National’s most hated MP? ”

    Ah no Audrey all National MP’s are hated if you would just talk to sensible New Zealanders outside of the conservative , farming , wealthy elite that vote for this evil anti poor slave labour policy whose workers only exist to make these people even richer off the backs of the enslaved human capital.

    And then celebrate everything Kiwi , you know the usual rugby , change the flag to a dishtowel , ANZAC and Americas cup type of events.

    The French got it right in 1789 with the guillotine and the reasons for the revolution are just the same now but with a mobile phone.

    Audrey Young is a loud speaker for the National party and depending which way the wind is blowing will make sure her political masters are remain in a position of influence.

    • For many years over half the population voted National others years they vote Labour how can you label one group all bad and one group all good. I see nothing in the way the country is being run at the moment that fills me with any sense that this is the way NZ should be run for the good of all for all time

  3. Simeon Brown needs to realise that there is always a price to be paid out in the real world away from the security of parliament with all its privileges’ and there are many thanks to the tax payer that the real world is actually not that far away.

  4. My nick-nack cranium-storing ‘close relative’ described Sim-e-on’s speech against the covid rule disallowing large gatherings (read congregations) as the best thing he’d heard in a long time. Up there with Churchill, according to him.

    Thank the non-existent god NZers … don’t rely on mines for their money. All my far too close relatives are psycho, in the plutocracy-supporting way, but NZ… all I can say is God bless Godzone.

  5. Move on National party. The same old crap, just a new face. National are very slow learners, this is politics 1990’s style a big failure in current times. Race baiting and Maori/Gang bashing, get tough on crime is/was a winner with the old white boomers but there’s not enough of them now and new generations don’t want anything to do with it. Move on National or you will never get past 30%. The angry old white men are still around but dwindling in number slowly but surely. National need good modern policies but stuck in the boomer heydays.

  6. Davidson takes an approach to this issue that is in complete opposition to the mainstream view of gangs. Davidson doesn’t take a conciliatory approach to this either (neither does Brown) and this is the consequence of an obtuse approach. While I oppose online and otherwise abuse of people for political views both Brown and Davidson and the Maori party by extension shouldn’t be surprised about the responses as the way the argument has been framed means this type of response is unfortunately inevitable.

    As an aside…..

    The government and Police’s softly, softly, let’s be mates approach ain’t working as a good proportion (though not all) of gang membership see it as an open invitation and positive reinforcement to engage in more anti social and illegal activity. Unfortunately for you on the left this issue is like a festering sore and will only get worse into the run up into election year.

  7. Agree with all of the above the problem is instead of National looking to change, learn the lessons and move on they now have a plethora of very judgemental Christians in their ranks.

    • Thank-you Ross for the link and the strong message it contains; powerful stuff that we all need to consider.
      If we don’t get everyone represented in parliament how can we claim to be a democracy.

  8. “…Let me start out by saying no politician should have to put up with threats or harassment.”

    You try telling that to a beneficiary and a cannabis user bomber.
    You know, the ones who put up with threats and harrasment on a daily basis from the politician’s hence men in the form of msd and the police.

    • That’s an interesting question John – just what is democracy? Some one party countries claim to be democracies – I don’t think we would accept that view.
      Yes, I agree they need to be elected, and to be elected they need to stand and campaign; or as I think Ross M is suggesting gangs, who now form a significant % of our population, need to get involved by proxy representation.

    • Thanks John. I have always believed that we must go forward together, we can’t afford to have large groups marginalised outside society (with all its warts). Gangs scare me, but we need them to become part of society – a huge challenge by any measure. All journeys start with the first step; I can only admire Ross M for his efforts in this direction. Is our society and democracy strong enough to deal with this challenge?

  9. Thanks John. I have always believed that we must go forward together, we can’t afford to have large groups marginalised outside society (with all its warts). Gangs scare me, but we need them to become part of society – a huge challenge by any measure. All journeys start with the first step; I can only admire Ross M for his efforts in this direction. Is our society and democracy strong enough to deal with this challenge?

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