Fireworks restrictions racist?

The Marlborough Express  laments the tight restrictions on the sale of fireworks prevents the Indian adding a sparkle to their Diwali festival.

Surely it’s racist to allow the sale of fireworks to enable people to mark Guy Fawkes, a celebration from one imported culture, and not Diwali, a festival from another?

4 Responses to Fireworks restrictions racist?

  1. bobux says:

    This is entirely off topic, but I would love to hear your rural-based take on the Greens’ agricultural policy.


  2. homepaddock says:

    bobux – I was hoping if I ignored it it might go away but since you’ve asked I’ll get on to it.


  3. bobux says:

    Many thanks.

    Like the policy documents of most parties, it make a lot of warm fuzzy statements that don’t mean much. But it would be interesting to have a closer look at the actual content under the covering, and I can’t think of anyone better suited to the task.


  4. pdm says:

    We don’t see Diwali at it’s best in provincial towns and cities and I am unsure if it is a big deal in Auckland and Wellington even.

    In the mid 1970’s we lived in Suva for three years and had Hindi neighbours on two sides who celebrated the festival. It was well worth driving round the city to see the magnifiicenlty decorated houses through the suburbs.


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