Thursday, August 16, 2012

Domestic terrorists about to go on holiday

workers across KiwiRail will join strike action which could impact on rail and ferry services

Deluded unionists consider raising the ghosts of strikes past that used occur as regularly as school holidays. So regularly in fact, that one could guarantee that Cook Strait ferries would not be sailing when you wished to travel.

The public of New Zealand will not support such action by domestic terrorists in these dire economic times.


Anonymous said...

What a very odd definition of terrorist you've decided to use. Wee bit hysterical maybe? I mean not for you, hysteria is your default setting it appears, but for a normal person.

PM of NZ said...

No hysteria here Anon.

Common definitions of terrorism refer only to those violent acts which are intended to create fear (terror), are perpetrated for a religious, political or, ideological goal; and deliberately target or disregard the safety of non-combatants (civilians). Some definitions now include acts of unlawful violence and war. The use of similar tactics by criminal organizations for protection rackets or to enforce a code of silence is usually not labeled terrorism though these same actions may be labeled terrorism when done by a politically motivated group.

violent acts

perpetrated for a political or ideological goal

deliberately target or disregard the safety of non-combatants

protection rackets

enforce a code of silence

done by a politically motivated group

Yep, IMHO sounds very much like my perception of unions blindly pursuing their goals.

Anonymous said...

Withdrawing your labour isn't a violent act and it's not for political or ideological goals. There are no combatants hence no non-combatants. There's no protection racket or code of silence. In short, you're a wee bit confused, old guy. Time for a cup of tea and a lie down.

PM of NZ said...

Cheers for the cuppa offer but don't drink tea - seen what happens to the inside of a teapot.

As for the other matters Anon, maybe you'd like to explain why the unionised post withdrawing their labour always resort to combative in-your-face disruptive tactics accompanied with physical violence if their political and ideological goals are unmet?