Governor-General of New Zealand (Edited)

 

by Jack Hadfield

ValientNews.com 

December 21, 2022

Under the direction of Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, the New Zealand government is preparing to toughen up their hate speech laws to protect “religious groups.”

After it was introduced by Ardern’s Labour government, the Human Rights (Incitement on Ground of Religious Belief) Amendment Bill had its first reading in the New Zealand Parliament last week, and would amend the 1993 Human Rights Act, making hate speech “that is likely to excite hostility” against religious groups, unlawful.

David Seymour, the leader of the libertarian ACT party, described the new bill as “deeply offensive,” and pledged to remove it if they were part of the next government.

“Free speech is a bedrock of modern New Zealand,” Seymour said. “That means sometimes hearing words and ideas that challenge us. If we sacrifice such a fundamental principle, we are losing something precious. Freedom of expression is central to who we are as Kiwis.”

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  1. Obviously in NZ here freedom of speech is not a bedrock…

    If any speech causes incitement to violence, panic or defamation, laws already exist to deal with this.

    It’s not against the law to yell “FIRE!” in a crowded movie theater if there is a damned fire. If you yell “FIRE!” in a crowded movie theater only to induce panic, then your actions will be judged.

    If anyone in society hears or reads HATE SPEECH, only YOU can choose to be offended and that is your problem not society’s.

    If you don’t like what others say or write then turn the page, turn the channel, log off the website or walk away. Better yet since the ones most easily offended by others speech (not often hate speech but speech these typically weak minded folks just don’t like) since you are the ones who think that you are smarter than others HOW ABOUT YOU ALL JUST COUNTER THE HATE SPEECH YOU HEAR WITH YOUR POINT OF VIEW, YOU AHOLES!!!

    Stoping anyones’ speech even if you hate it or are boo hoo offended by it does not stop the apparent hate you twits, but pushes it more angered down back allies or in darkened rooms to stew in its hate you dumb asses!

    Let anyone say their free speech to eventually expose even the vile, the stupid, the ignorant ones for who they are and what they believe. IT’S NOT ROCKET SCIENCE!

  2. This reminds me of a joke.

    A guy is on the beach in Argentina when he sees in the distance a man walking his way but acting out in strange gestures and yelling out words to himself.

    This guy sees the man and says to himself, “Wow he looks like Adolph Hitler.”

    The two get closer and closer and the guy is sure it’s (a much older) Adolph Hitler.

    He interjects, “Sir, yes sir, are, are you Adolph Hitler.”

    The other man replies, “Yes, I am Adolph Hitler.”

    The guy stunned says, “Wow, just wow, what have you been doing all these years?”

    Hitler still giving weird hand and arm gestures says, “What have I been doing? First, contemplating world domination by the Nazis, second thinking about the extermination of all the Jews, thirdly how I want to kidnap and then kill 6 clowns.”

    The guy is taken aback by what he has just heard and asks, ” But, but, why do you want to kidnap and kill 6 clowns?

    Hitler excitedly yells out, “You see nobody give a damn about the Jews.”

    Now I’m sure some smooth brained here are offended by this joke, but it’s just a dark humour joke that actually still vilifies Hitler and Nazis because as normal thinking people and not the smooth brained we can understand the point and the joke’s dark humour.

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