Australian commission told to butt out on stickers
Australian commission told to butt out over “Under 25” car sticker scheme
If the late Sir Robert Muldoon was correct about every New Zealand migrant raising Australia’s IQ level the answer might be to step up the export rate said Waimakariri Labour Member of Parliament, Clayton Cosgrove.
Mr Cosgrove said that the news that Christchurch’s opponent’s of the “Under 25” car sticker scheme had got a letter of support from the Queensland Anti-Discrimination Commission was sign of “pathetic desperation.’’
“It is a major worry to think that Australia has also got it’s own precious division that worries over such non-issues as the car sticker scheme. It is an even bigger worry given Australia’s less than wonderful record on issues of real discrimination that we are expected to take this opinion at all seriously,’’ Mr Cosgrove said.
For a country still squabbling about whether to formally say sorry to its own indigenous people for real crimes and atrocities of the past to pronounce on farcical issues of fancied discrimination in Christchurch was “fairly rich.’’ After all Australia was the country that gave us Pauline Hanson.
The only consolation for average Kiwis was in the thought that having failed dismally to muster public support here our own brand of “daft politically correct crusaders’’ were now scrambling frantically to find support anywhere at all .
The finer points of the non-issue of alleged discrimination against the young by the sticker scheme seemed to be proving immune to either common-sense logic or evidence.
Radio polls on the sticker scheme had run with hundreds of calls in support and two against.
“These clowns don’t seem to realise that every time they open their mouths they are saying to the 50,000 Cantabrians using these stickers that they are wrong and the Yellow Triangle lot are right. They seem incapable of wrapping their heads around the idea that the people being discriminated against are the ones who are getting their cars stolen.’’
Mr Cosgrove had a simple message for the Australian anti-discrimination people who had written to the Christchurch opponents of the scheme.
“My message is simply to butt out. In Australia, even more than here, there are some real issues of discrimination they could get their teeth into productively.’’
Mr Cosgrove had mulled over fund-raising for one-way tickets for the Yellow Triangle Prevention Project people, but decided the effect on Australia would not be to enhance the over all IQ levels.
“It would have been cheap but within weeks they would have decided the Sydney Olympics discriminate against everyone who is not a world class athlete,’’ Mr Cosgrove said.