Monday, March 25, 2013

Confronting the Nazis in Christchurch

Over the weekend, the "Right Wing Resistance" - a local Nazi group, complete with uniforms and Hitler salutes - tried to stage a march in Christchurch. And a bunch of ordinary people turned out to oppose them, and tell everyone that racism isn't welcome in Christchurch.

This is as it should be. The answer to speech you don't like is more speech, not less. And the people of Christchurch made it crystal clear that they support democratic values over Nazi ones.