Kiwi Polemicist

October 1, 2008

MP George Hawkins is not a servant of the people

On the weekend George Hawkins, the MP for Manurewa, was attacked with a 5kg Bible, and in doing so the perpetrator expressed widely held sentiments regarding the Labour Party.

The NZ Herald covered this, saying in part:

Family Party candidate Richard Lewis, a former frontline policeman, said: “It’s a sad day when a long-time servant of the people gets treated like that at a public meeting.”

Here I beg to differ: George Hawkins is not a servant of the people, he is an enemy of the people. First, anyone who works for the State is an enemy of the people because the State is the enemy of the people. Second, Hawkins works for a corrupt government and is personally accountable to the corrupt Helen Clark.

An enemy is never a servant, and the phrases “public servant” and “civil servant” just perpetuate a myth. I advise you to undo the brain washing that you have been subjected to by ceasing to use these phrases.



  1. Sure we disagree severely with what Labour does, but it is still best to be a bit more polite than throwing a bible at them. And he could have damaged a valuable old bible.

    Mr Hawkins is supposed to be a servant of the people, being democratically elected to be one. He may not actually act as one, being in Labour, but I think that is still his job description.

    Comment by Mr Dennis — October 1, 2008 @ 1:27 pm

  2. It would be fascinating to see his job description, if he actually has one.

    Comment by kiwipolemicist — October 3, 2008 @ 8:33 am

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