Wow, so I was catching up with the other blogs and found this jaw-dropping piece over at Queen of Thorns’ place where the editor of the National Business Review literally compares greenpeace and animal rights activists to terrorists. Even Oliver can’t believe it- check out his double-take to the camera.
How do people with such extreme blindspots to wider society “earn” their way onto publications which are taken so seriously in New Zealand? When did we, as a country, stop believing in fairness, open-mindedness, and for that matter, promotion by merit? Is business here seriously turning into some right-wing elitists club where you have to view unionists and protestors as terrorists to succeed? Because that has very, very scary implications, beyond just the obvious worries over such a black-and-white worldview where everyone is either good productive citizens or destructive terrorists intent on destroying every single thing good about society.