It’s been a week of relative detritus what with One Nation and Brexit. But there was a dog…and perhaps that is enough.
Despite the exposure our gun lobby is getting, I believe that the calibre of the rhetoric will fall short.
The individual who enabled Christchurch was raised in a community that spoke proudly of its stand against guns. However, in turning the same instruments on another, he may have illustrated a flaw in the national assumption.
New Zealand was supposed to be different. It was a place one could escape to when the ugliness of elsewhere overcame me. But, sadly, no-one where is different.
As it stands, many are calling for Fraser Anning to be kicked out of parliament. However, if we want to be inclusive, we mustn’t use our political powers to do it.