Friday, March 19, 2010

A Postscript to Croz Walsh's musings

By Michael Field

This is about freedom and rights - not some undergraduate essay.

Predictably DipTchgMAWell,PhDMassey took exception to my commentary on his RFMF Glee Club website.

This is, of course, his right and I am quite content to take on the chin whatever he decides to dish out.

That said, it does feel like I have gone five rounds with the Kapiti Coast Grey Power League....

He's still going on about dark natives and all that stuff.

No, my one big problem with DipTchgMAWell,PhDMassey is the way in which he so willingly gives a platform to a collection of bitter and twisted anonymous postings.

I will generously presume that they are not DipTchgMAWell,PhDMassey in some form of neo-colonial drag.Doubts linger.He does, after all, let people get away with saying all kinds of outrageous things.

A message for DipTchgMAWell,PhDMassey.... you are measured by the friends you keep.

And the shadowy creeps you have on your website suggest you have some rather low company.

Its all the more surprising really as DipTchgMAWell,PhDMassey decided to lecture me on academic debate; play the ball and not the man as if the whole Fiji thing is some kind of game theory in a geo class somewhere.

Of all the websites dealing with Fiji, his website has the most off-side, unpleasant collection of racist contributors seen anywhere.

Why doesn't DipTchgMAWell,PhDMassey edit them out?

What's he doing? He's retired after all...! He lives on a pension, completely free of any military control.

All he has to do is spike the anonymous people.... Clean up your site man - its not a toilet.

As for DipTchgMAWell,PhDMassey view that some how I should deal with all this as some kind of Political Studies 101 paper, I think this rather sums him up. Fiji is a retirement hobby.

I prefer the words of that great philosopher Tana Umaga: "this is not a game of tiddy-winks."

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