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Monday, June 16, 2014

Keeping Stock condones violence

Disgraceful stuff (again) from Keeping Stock, a man of the church and someone whose business revolves around the care of pre-schoolers, gives his support to the assault on the streaker at Saturday night's rugby game in Dunedin. Keeping Stock, who used to go by the 'name' Inventory2, blogs:

"I don't normally condone violence...but..." 

then goes on to make it quite clear that in this instance he does support violence, and violence upon a person who could not see his attacker, was hit from behind with chilling and unnecessary strength, causing the victims head to snap back in a way that sickened many who witnessed the assault. Keeping Stock, avowed Christian and avid supporter of the John Key-led National Government, condones the assault here, on his blog.
Sickening, Keeping Stock, just sickening. 


14 comments:

Jacqueline said...

I came to the conclusion awhile ago that Tony is confused and easily led astray from his Christian beliefs and values.

He is one big living contradiction.

A bit sad really...

Philip Todd said...

When did smashing someone from behind when they had no warning ever become the Kiwi way. We are a proud country where people should expect people to act properly. This smacks of cowardice and leaves me feeling a little grubby just watching it. The rush of blood to the head is never right and I bet the Judge has something to say when he appears in court. It wasn't a major crime He hurt no one and hearing todays report on domestic violence in NZ just shows how far we have moved on from what is acceptable.

robertguyton said...

I'm disturbed by the block-headed explanations by those who thrilled to the assault - views that are empty of empathy and filled instead with self-interest. This way of seeing the world is disturbing enough when times are okay as they are now, but when there is calamity or pressure on society, how will those same people act toward their fellow man?
History paints a very ugly answer to that question. Take note of who they are and remember their words.

Armchair Critic said...

He seems to be the sort who, 2000 or so years back, would have enjoyed the spectacle of christians being thrown to the lions.
I didn't watch today's version of the circus, so I missed the streaker and the violence, and that'll be becaus it's just not that interesting. My recollection is that streakers are part of the amusement, and there's no excuse for violence towards them. However, there seems to be no low that is too low for KS.

robertguyton said...

I heard a cock crow thrice...

paulinem said...

I gather Robert you condone the guy going on to the sport field while the game was in progress !!

The guy got his just deserts by the the boy employed to make sure dorks like him didnt come on to the field and make a nuisance of themselves and thus a danger to the others.

Great tackle mate look forward to seeing you doing this again while playing for the Highlanders maybe when you are a little older :)

Robert you are blowing the issue totally out of proportion to what happened re that it was abuse.

It might have become accidently a little rough re neck brace after the tackle but the tackle is exactly what the dork deserved I hope the judge makes an example of him ..I gather from the newspaper report though his girlfriend is also going to make him wish he wasn't such a dork as well he he :)

Robert if you really see the tackle as abuse will you also be saying that Rugby now should be banned etc re abusive behaviour etc....

robertguyton said...

No, Pauline, I don't condone the guy going onto the field. What I do support is the law and assaulting someone isn't "allowed" just because he was in a place he's not supposed to be.
He didn't get his "just" desserts, he got an excessive punishment where no punishment is warranted or allowed for by law. His just desserts are to be escorted from the field, using only the force necessary to do that, then dealt with by the courts. Assaulting him in an unnecessarily violent manner is not legal or necessary. Today's Southland Times editorial is a very fair comment on the issue I reckon.
That "great tackle" was one that is not allowed in the rules of rugby - tackled from behind when not in possession of the ball. It's also regarded as cowardly in ordinary society - an attack from the rear and using a degree of force that could have resulted in a broken neck or spine.
These are not the actions of a civilised man by any measure. The tackler was overexcited by the game and the circumstance, as were those in the crowd who cheered his actions. Civilized people learn to manage those passions for the sake of the society they live in. Thuggery was part of older societies or those in lands that are less developed than our own though sadly that example and the reaction of those who support it, show that there is still an appetite for violence in our society that perhaps goes someway to explaining our appalling family violence statistics. Of course, I don't mean you when I am describing these things, Pauline. I know you are opposed to violence and illegality.

keepingstocks said...

We seem to have backed ourselves into a corner here. Our hypocrisy has grown legs so to speak and she who must be obeyed has chewed our ears off over this one. So what we'll do (what we're told) is attack others. It just feels....RIGHT!
We condone violence when it suits our political leanings. We condone anything for our self-serving convenience. (3 selves and counting!)
We notice our names are becoming a little more public, oh shame! Our murky reputation may yet require disinfectant. Onward Christian Soldiers!

Philip Todd said...

The argument has nothing to do with agreeing or disagreeing with what the person did. Its about treating people with respect. If he didn't does that give us the right to not either. I hope not. But the hordes are sweeping down Iraq right now with their own forms of justice. Shoot them is they don't understand the Koran, chop a hand off for stealing, stone woman to death for adultery so maybe I am wrong for wanting to live in a country where we treat people with respect regardless of what they do. We have the laws to mete out appropriate punishments but perhaps the rule of the mob is more effective. They should have given him a good battering and chopped of the offending bits so we could all feel justice was done

robertguyton said...

keepingstocks
Nice to find you are still about and keeping and eye on events.
If ever I can be of assistance to you, don't hesitate to call.

robertguyton said...

Philip
When I comnpare you're clear view to the corrupted thinking of others, I am hugely encouraged.
I fervently hope there are thousands and thousands like you and that your number is swelling rapidly,

robertguyton said...

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Jacqueline said...

Fantastic stuff Keepingstocks. Glad i am not the only one who finds the "we" thing weird and annoying.

Paranormal said...

Soooo, you decry Keeping Stock's condoning violence, you support mutual respect and the rule of law - yet you support Lawless use of violence to break and enter.

Hypocrisy much.