Colin Craig

Not mental

I suspect I’m preaching to the converted, but in case his stance on smacking wasn’t enough to convince you to not vote for Colin Craig and the Conservative Party, I’ve found another one.

Stigma (Defn): a mark of disgrace associated with a particular circumstance, quality, or person. “the stigma of mental disorder”

It seems that Colin Craig is quite happy to further stigmatise those who suffer from Mental Illness, by reasuring you he is most certainly not “loony” a “lunatic” “crazy”; or suffering from “insanity”.

 

It is of course equally true that he is not a woman, not a Maori, not disabled, not an atheist, not homosexual, not Indian, not Asian, not an immigrant, not poor, not a beneficiary and not disabled.

It’s a shame not being something has become a qualification.

 

 

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  • Paul Winkler July 21, 2014, 2:23 pm

    Conservatives are same the world ’round. Anti-science, anti-99{1b812f7ed7a77644fff58caf46676f6948311bf403a3d395b7a7f87010507f87}, anti-peace, anti-education, anti-social, anti-freedom (except for themselves), anti-humane, anti-support, anti-choice, anti-illness (mental OR physical), anti-disability, anti-immigrant, anti-openness; basically, they hate people except for those exactly like them. We should wrap them all up together and send them to a place where they can hate away to their tiny hearts’ content and not bother the rest of us.

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  • Elizabeth Stiles - Dawe July 22, 2014, 9:22 am

    Sadly it is too easy to be anti anything and everything without ever having to get off your butt to effect change and while remaining perilously perched alone on yor pedastal.

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