Wednesday, August 13, 2008

The Kiwiblog right strikes again

BREAKING NEWS: White powder found in PM's mail

This is what happens when you pursue a conscious strategy of whipping up hate and pandering to extremists to radicalise the party base for the election, when you create an environment where extremism is the norm: some of the loonies take the rhetoric seriously and act on it. In the US, this has led to actual terrorism and hundreds of deaths; in New Zealand we're lucky that it just leads to extremely obnoxious pranks.