Thursday, July 23, 2009

Outstandingly Superior

Adolf has avoided the media frenzy surrounding the Weatherston trial. Over the weeks this saga has given us a sobering look at the way New Zealand has descended into a nation of slobbering aggressive mobs, selfish and vindictive voyeurs, egged on by a venal and self serving media.

In the midst of this disgusting display, nowhere better exemplified than in comments threads at Kiwiblog, shines a beacon of gentle restraint, gracious recognition of human frailty and generous consideration for those one might assume to be opponents.

I'm taking about the post trial statement of Mr Weatherston Snr, the guilty party's father. Here is a man whose life has been ripped apart, whose heart obviously is broken by his son's hideous actions.

Roger Weatherston said the family was shocked at what Clayton had done and felt for the Elliotts. Photo / Otago Daily Times





See what he had to say people and learn how to properly conduct yourselves.


"Our thoughts are very much with the Elliott family in their tremendous loss," Clayton Weatherston's father, Roger, said.

"Clayton Weatherston was our son and brother. We love him very much and will continue to do so, .....

....Family members were shocked by what he had done because it was out of character for the person they knew."

"We are very sad that we did not recognise that Clayton needed the help that he clearly does and hope that now, at least, he will receive it."

9 comments:

Inventory2 said...

Excellent post Adolf. Both the Weatherston and Elliott families showed a lot of courage and grace yesterday.

Andrei said...

Amen Adolf.

WAKE UP said...

Our mainstream media is (are?) a bloody disgrace (which aslo says much about the New Zealand public).

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

Yes, it's going to take along time to shake off nine years of conditioning whereby we accept that nasty and vindictive is acceptable and A-OK.

I'm afraid that's the attitudinal legacy from the example set by Helen Clark and her gang.

mojo said...

Interesting, I didn't interpret the behaviour/statements the same way. Additionally, I saw Ablett-Kerr's as indicative of the disassociative pretence often characteristic of those who endeavour to, so self righteously, explain away their socially unacceptable errantry ... such pathology, like Weatherston's does not materialise from nowhere.

WAKE UP said...

Nicely confused, mojo - but the REAL point of this thread is that Weatherston (like Michael Jackson) should not have been all over the news, night after night, in excruciating detail that appealed only to prurience - which the MSM
knows only too well; hence my earlier remark that it also tells us something about the New Zealand public that isn't too edifying either.

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Anonymous said...

Sigh. Then they go and say things like this and give more interviews to the MSM.

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10586650

Anonymous said...

And the other side say this..

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10586661

Is it just me, or should these people just queitly shut the f up... And the Media leave them alone