Intolerance wins in post-democratic New Zealand – along with Antifa and a virulent media campaign.
My comments on Facebook -
What today’s events show is what a pathetic, narrow minded country we live in.
You don’t have to agree with Lauren Southern and Stefan Molyneux (and I don’t agree with them but I also don’t think they are wha5 they are being portrayed as) to defend their rights to free speech.
Even “inconvenient” people are due their rights to speak just as those who are opposed can exercise their rights not to listen.
What this says to me (and I knew this already) is that true democracy is dead in this country as it is in the UK where another “inconvenient”person is locked away by a kangaroo court, transferred to a prison where he had less rights than murderers or rapists (or even terrorists) and subject to people spitting through the only source of fresh air.
The actions of a fascist state are bad. So too are the attitudes of people who will justify this just because they don’t like them.
This tolerance vs intolerance is my litmus test of who you are as a human being.
Lauren Southern and Stefan Molyneux's speaking event cancelled
3 August, 2018
An organiser behind the Lauren Southern and Stefan Molyneux event says "powerful forces" were behind the cancellation - and is threatening retaliation.
The event was due to be held at Auckland's Powerstation on Friday, but owner Peter Campbell told Newshub he cancelled the event shortly after it was revealed on social media they would be speaking there.
The Auckland spots Lauren Southern and Stefan Molyneux can't miss
Explainer: What do far-right Canadian speakers Stefan Molyneux and Lauren Southern believe?
Caolan Robertson, an agent for Ms Southern, told Newshub they could not find another event and it was all over.
"We can't fix the event in the next 24 hours, there's no other venues that are going to do it because of the massive pressure from the far-left in this country," he told Newshub.
And he's threatening retaliation against those who forced the cancellation of the event.
"We're going to go after the venue, we're going to go after the media, we're going to go after all the people who've decided to slander it," he told Newshub.
"It's basically the whole media in this country who have written hit pieces constantly saying that Lauren's racist and a white supremacist."
An email sent to ticketholders said refunds would be processed within two weeks.
The media say Molyneux and Southern were inciting racism and “mocking Aboriginal culture”
The one thing the media will not do is let you make up your own mind,
So you can do so here is Lauren Southern's address in Melbourne
Lauren Southern challenges multiculturalism in Melbourne - Full speech
I will leave the final word to John Cleese who has become the latest victim of the politically correct brigade.