Thursday, May 12, 2011

Time for a countermarch

Its election year, so the local skinheads are trying to whip up hate again, this time with a anti-asian flyer campaign in Auckland and planned march down Queen Street. People are calling for them to be prosecuted, but apart from the high legal barriers, this is the wrong solution. The answer to objectionable speech is more speech, not less. If the "Right-Wing Resistance" wants to hold a hate march, we should hold a countermarch, to remind everyone that their racism is not shared by the rest of the community, and that it will not be uncontested.