The Labour Party has sacked a candidate for this election for showing wrong-think, seven years ago.

The Labour Party has sacked one of its list candidates after revelations he publicly praised an anti-Islam column in 2013.

Kurt Taogaga, ranked 68th on the list, said he wasn’t sure he agreed with then-NZ first MP Richard Prosser‘s racist “Wogistan” column “wholeheartedly” but called it “brave”.

He was removed from Labour’s list this week after the tweets came to light.

This morning he apologised and promised to “do better in the future”.

In the tweets from 2013, sent before he entered politics, Taogaga asked: “Some kernels of truth though?”

Taogaga stood in the Helensville electorate in 2017 but lost to National’s Chris Penk.

This is just getting pathetic now, where people’s every tweet, likes and retweets mean that you can be targeted for wrong-think.

This is just leading to the Balkan-isation of politics.

It shows that for all National’s attempts to be more woke or at least like Labour they get trumped by an even more woke Labour Party.

But, tell you what, it is good to know that something as simple as liking a tweet by someone else who has wrong-think can get you sacked from Labour.

Current Labour MPs will hurriedly be expunging their Twitter and Facebook history.

This just continues the jihad against anyone who doesn’t think or say what the woke-tards like. Nicky Hager wrote a book that smeared people for who they are friends with, and that trend continues with tired, bitter old hacks like Rosemary McLeod marking down Judith Collins for daring to call me a friend. Apparently it isn’t cool. Still, at the very least she might have got other details right in her whinge-fest rather than be forced to make an embarrassing correction.

Rosemary McLeod’s bitter article continues the left-wing cancel culture. Judith Collins won’t bow to that sort of whining. She hasn’t walked away from friendship for political expediency. That shows a rare quality, sadly lacking in modern politics: loyalty.

National really are stupid trying to be as wet or wetter than Labour.

They’ve just been handed a spectacular stick to beat Labour with. If I was them I’d be trawling through Green and Labour MPs tweets, Facebook posts, likes and retweets and finding numerous instances of wrong-think. There has to be more than 10 years of stupidity to harvest and then spray it all back at them.

Even Jacinda Ardern will have some pretty stupid tweets and retweets. Golriz Ghahraman’s anti-Semitic and racist tweets should see her gone from parliament too.

The left wants a war on wrong-think, let’s give it to them and see how they like the cancel culture they’ve fed on for years.

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