Radio 1 protest perfect example of sleepy hobbits
Student radio station sale slammed
Musicians and media have hit out at plans to sell student radio station Radio One as an attack on the cultural heart of Dunedin.
Shock horror, Dunedin University's Radio One is being sold by the Otago University Student Association as the Voluntary Student Membership Bill inches closer to destroying all of the University Associations forcing them to sell their assets.
The Chills' Martin Phillipps, Lawrence Arabias' James Milne and TV3's Samantha Hayes attacked the decision to sell Radio One and provides this weeks perfect example of this country's sleepy-hobbit-doesn't-see-the-wider-ramifications-until-it-hits-them syndrome.
Don't get me wrong Whanau, It's great that cultural luminaries like Samantha Hayes are attacking the sale of Radio One, but where were they all 12 months ago when ACT Party Free Market Zombie Roger Douglas was holding his Spanish Inquisitions into destroying Student Unions because the only reason Otago are being forced to consider selling Radio 1 is because Student Unionship provides the cash for them to run their assets. No cash-flow, goodbye assets.
I turned up at the select committees last year, I told Roger Douglas to his face that banning student unions was an intellectual patsy being given to him in the vain hope that he would shut up about flat tax and that he was nothing short of a political vandal for destroying student unions.
That us as sleepy hobbits can't connect the reality of the policy beyond John Key's smile and wave routine is an indictment into how easily led we are.
Wake up sleepy Hobbits.