I received an email today alerting me to this Facebook group. [Edit: It appears the offensive Facebook page has now been removed. Mission accomplished!]
Now, I’m not on Facebook, and don’t know much about how it works, but Steve Pierson at The Standard reports that several significant National Party members are part of that Facebook page:
People like Emmy Gargiulo, National Secretary of Young Nats, Michael Mabbet, ex-Young Nat President, and youth activist/41 year old National Party pollster David Farrar.
Now, I’m not quite sure that Steve has got Natty people’s current roles exactly right, but there are clearly Natty people involved.
The group’s Facebook page begins:
This group is to encourage New Zealander’s to join the fight against hippies and social engineering by killing a kitten for every vote they receive this election, if we run out of kittens we will start using ducklings and hedgehogs.
For every vote the greens get, increase your carbon emissions, drive to the shops round the corner, turn on that extra light, club a seal, smack a child, make sure you ask for extra plastic bags at the supermarket.
Together we can punish the greens by using democracy against them, for every vote, do something to damage the environment in your own unique way! Let your imagination run wild!
Then some sicko called Jeremy posts this on the Facebook page:
You sick pricks – the lot of you, whoever you are.