Monday, January 26, 2015

National loves foreign despots

Last week, King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia died. Good riddance, you might say - he was a wretched hereditary despot who imprisoned his daughters and declared it was "terrorism" to advocate for human rights and democracy. Under Abdullah's regime, women are subjected to an effective system of gender apartheid, rape victims are flogged, people who video the regime's brutal execution sof the innocent are prosecuted, and bloggers are sentenced to a thousand lashes.

John Key thinks we should publicly honour this man by lowering NZ flags to half-mast today.

Fuck that. Abdullah was a tyrant. And if we're going to lower our flag as a mark of "respect" for him, then we might as well start wiping our arses with it.