From protester to MP

Hone Harawira has been found guilty of failing to comply with police instructions during a protest over state housing last year.

There are similarities between his actions at the protest and those of Green MP Russel Norman in his infamous give me back my flag scuffle in his one-man protest against then Chinese Vice-President Xi Jinping at the entrance of parliament.

The actions of both men showed they were guilty of not making the transition from protester to MP.

MPs have rights, privileges, means and ways to make their points not available to other citizens.

Norman abused his privilege as an MP in making his protest where he made it.

Harawira apparently forgot he was an MP with the responsibility to uphold the law, or simply didn’t care, in taking his protest to the extent of failing to comply with police instructions.

Both were guilty of making a fuss rather than making a difference as those who make the successful transition from protester to MP can and do.

2 Responses to From protester to MP

  1. Mr E says:

    It is curious how history can repeat itself.

    I watched a movie the other day called Spiderman. With Toby Maguire.

    In the movie a man called Norman (Oswald) is affected by nerve smoke to form and alter ego the ‘Green Goblin’.

    He flies around on his pollution spewing glider cackling and causing distress to the public.

    One of his ambitions is to join with a ‘do gooder’ and take over the world.

    I couldn’t avoid comparisons and a sneaky feeling that history was repeating itself.

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  2. pdm says:

    The scary thing is that these idiots – Harawira and Norman – want leadership roles in our next Government.

    May God Defend New Zealand from they and thier cronies.

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