Anonymous posted this comment on my recent post on the anti Anti Smacking Bill march.
Hmm, dont care about children, animals the environment, poor people…. I think im detecting a pattern in trev’s blogging.
I’m not usually bothered by insults anon, but I won’t let this comment go by.
Firstly I love kids anon-read my posts on adopting. I chose to be a parent and it was bloody hard work. My kids didn’t arrive by accident and I put my heart and soul into bringing them up as best I can.
Don’t ever come on my blog and tell me I don’t care about kids-mine or anyone elses.
I also care about animals and animal welfare-not as much as kids-but I do care.
Re the environment-I grew up in and on the Waimak and Kaiapoi rivers-I saw pollution first hand. I watched as the woollen mills, the fellmongery and the freezing works spilt their foul shit into my rivers, day in day out.
I spent most weekends of my youth in the outdoors-fishing for trout on the West Coast, salmon on the Waiau and herrings and kahawai in the Waimak-hunting rabbits, ducks and geese on the Hurunui and the Rakaia. Every morning before school I was out whitebaiting or duckshooting-walking through frozen swamps and freezing rivers, watching the sun rise through the branches of my mai mai.
Don’t tell me I don’t care about my environment.
Don’t tell me either I don’t care about the poor. I have agitated in my industry to improve the apprenticeship system so that more young people can get a shot at learning a trade. I’ve spent thousands of hours personally teaching young people trade skills and basic numeracy so that they will have more chance of earning better money.
I joined ACT because I was fucking sick of a Labour government screwing over the people it claims to help and a National Party concerned with little beyond winning power and maintaining the status quo.
I am a revolutionary. I want a society where your reward is determined by your contribution. I want to end school zoning so everyone can get the best education possible. Will it drop the house prices in Epsom and Fendalton? Tough shit.
I want low taxes so that every individual can look after themselves and not be beholden to that heartless bitch Helen Clark for a handout.
How many people die every year on Labour’s waiting lists? How many people suffer needlessly because they can’t get the treatment they need from the socialists?
I joined ACT to end that evil shit.
You can argue about my methods. You can call me stupid or misguided.
But don’t ever tell me I don’t care.