Monday, February 11, 2013

North Korea's 'big dump.' Something doesn't smell too good.

While many of its citizens live at levels reminiscent of conditions in Third World Nations; often hungry and cold, North Korea embarks on a stupid, pointless and dangerous pathway. Just who is it that is threatening this Asian nation; certainly not its southern Neighbour and even less likely, Japan or China.

Why then does its third megalomaniac leader in a row, (Sorry, I ain’t gonna call him ‘Dear Leader’) showing all the signs of being divorced from reality, insist on developing a nuclear capacity and a method of delivering his new ‘toy.’ All references to childhood and toys aside, this latest development is one that could endanger a huge swath of humanity in its hellish possibilities.

This time, even China has upset the ‘mad man’ of North Korea through its response that for once takes a real swipe at its errant neighbour. If NK is allowed to go down its present pathway, more than just its neighbours will be at risk. Furthermore, if NK extends its bourgeoning relationship with another whako regime; namely that in Iran, then surely the whole world must turn their attention to finding a solution to this ‘otherworldly’ problem.

Are we going to enact some sort of ‘Peace in Our Time’ scenario? Does not History teach us something? Come on China, Russia, Japan and the USA! ---Put your differences aside and ‘pull finger,’----the dike is about to break!

NZ First MP, Prosser is a tosser---ooops a prat!

I have often agreed with a good deal of NZ First’s policies and I  believe that they really do put ‘NZ first,’ but when one of their MPs came out with the load of crap that was reported in today’s NZ Herald, I wonder at the selection processes of the Party when it comes to making up their ‘list.’ Sure, they want a broad spectrum of candidates, but do they really want a bigot to represent them? Surely they knew enough about Mr Prosser and his way out views when they included him on their list. He can only do damage, both to the Party and to New Zealand as a whole.
No one likes terrorists but to make the links he as by saying that no Western Airline’ should let young Muslim men board their flights is patently stupid and totally discriminatory. I am not defending the extremist views of some sectors of Islam by making this statement and I deplore the actions of such groups, but there has to be a better way of keeping travellers safe, than banning a whole section of society from flying. Come to think about it and I am having trouble remembering when a flight was last bombed out of the sky by an Islamic terrorist. Most victims of extremist violence seem to be predominantly in Islamic nations.
Perhaps we need to look a little deeper at the utterances of Mr Prosser as he puts himself before the people at the next election. Sadly his views will attract a certain minority of NZers and we will wonder if Winston Peters is playing the same game he often does----that is, finding an issue that is almost guaranteed to attract enough voters to cross the threshold that is needed to gain seats in the New Zealand Parliament. Am I being a little cynical, perhaps? Come on NZ First; if you wish to attain a level of credibility and remain mainstream, cut he idiots from your party.