Monday, April 2, 2012
Guest article about sunday star times
Some interesting points were made in today’s article by Martin Hunter. Casey Ryken, who was interviewed, says that other right-wing groups want to use violence to achieve their goals, but Ryken notes that the RWR is “doing something good for the community” (and presumably is non-violent). Ryken is then quoted as saying that violence makes all white nationalists look bad.Previously, the media has acted as if the RWR is a dangerous group, posing a violent threat to people with brown skin - an opinion which is complete bullshit. It seems that all the racially motivated attacks in Christchurch are carried out by non-members of the RWR. Funnily enough, the media criticises the RWR instead of the criticising the individuals who did the assault. Now how does that make sense? I never recall a case where Kyle advocated violence.Unfortunately Hunter’s article misses a key issue: accusations of racism. Some people have accused the RWR of disrupting “racial harmony”, suggesting that the mere existence of the group is somehow a problem. The idea of racial harmony is a load of baloney! Asians have created their own societies and clubs, and they pretty much have their own community. If you look at parts of Riccarton Road you’ll notice that some of it has transformed into Chinatown. Now, that is considered acceptable, but when white people get together it’s called “racist”. The fact is, some things are based around race and that’s not a problem. Asians have a monopoly on internet cafes, but does Brendon Burns consider that fact an affront against racial harmony or an attack on white people? I don't think so. "Racial harmony" is an odd phrase, be wary of anyone who uses it! The RWR is a legal organisation which is really no more questionable than the Chinese or Korean Society. If people are offended by the existence of the RWR, then that’s a personal issue they need to sort out. There are some who would like to extend the Race Relations Act, but it’s already powerful enough. The idea behind the RRA is basically that if somebody hurts your feelings then you can penalise them. The Race Relations Act is the Bill Of Rights, in reverse. The only problem with regards to the RWR, is the way precious people perceive it. In particular, the government. The government doesn’t like political activists, and sees them as a threat. The SIS and Police Counter-Terrorism are obsessed with spying on legitimate activist groups. Stupid people are easily managed, but people who join survival clubs or the RWR become part of an organisation. When people do this and get behind a cause or an idea, it irritates certain elements of the government. One of the reasons people join the RWR is because it’s safer to be in a group. Think about it: if an earthquake strikes and you don’t have enough food in the cupboard, it helps to have a friend who has 100 packets of noodles. Security and independence is important, but the government doesn’t like it. They prefer it when people shut up, stop protesting, and become dependent on Civil Defence. The control freak government is opposed to independence of any kind, and the RWR is another example of the independence that they hate. Radio and TV hosts ought to stop worrying and ninnying about how this and that is racist or evil. There are real issues to focus on, so let's ignore the shock jock TV idiots, and get back to business!