Neighbour found guilty of racially abusing New Zealand-born woman by calling her a ‘stupid fat Australian’
You saw that, no doubt. It was either amusing or facepalmingly awful in that it actually got to court at all and yet, for a New Zealander, that was the ultimate insult, like calling a Scotsman Scotch or English. You can call his land the land of sophistry and mist but you mustn’t call him English.
And as usual, it is the smaller and weaker nation which resents the larger and more boorish nation. So it is the New Zealanders who resent the Australians, not the other way round.
Mind you – nations of equal size and using the same colours can also have a rivalry, no? The Australians and South Africans have had that for donkeys’ years but it’s not a deep resentment in the sense of an inferiority complex, more a friendly rivalry gone stupid.
And it needn’t even be between nations. Within Australia there’s the Melbourne-Sydney rivalry [Sydney’s inferiority complex] and over here, everyone hates a Yorkshireman [Boycott?].
And as for that chav calling the New Zealand girl fat – LOL, did you see the pic of that chav? Pot – kettle, kettle-pot.
The thing we’re left with, as mentioned at the top, is how that ever got to court in the first place – testament to the rampant departure from reason which governs this land these days.