Russell Brown sells 'Anti Violence' campaign?
I am not sure that Russell Brown has done much for his credibility by being the first guy lining up earnestly on the family commission's new tv commercials preaching (along with people like radio personality Phil Gifford and half a dozen other ordinary Kiwis) that 'family violence is not ok'
…the target audience is alienated by government and its do-gooder sycophants and agencies. Russell, how much did they pay you and do you really believe the campaign (telling people to tell on their neighbours) is going to work? ( narc'ing up / blair)
Also you are lining up with government's feeble and scientifically invalid 'separate issue' mentality where NZ social problems are all separate and can be alleviated by funding the various community programmes and government agencies and early intervention initiatives. (which co-incidently is good for the economy, but i digress...)
Labour seem to genuinely believe or are at least implying that family violence
- has nothing to do with 'youth crime'
- has nothing to do with 'binge drinking culture'
- has nothing to do with 'criminality in general'
- has nothing to do with 'drunk driving'
- has nothing to do with 'gambling addiction'
- has nothing to do with 'police corruption'
- has nothing to do with 'kiwi underclass'
- has nothing to do with 'drug harm prevention',
- has nothing to do with 'matrix of dysfunction'
- has nothing to do with 'closing the gaps'...
If you get my drift: the problems in NZ are intrinsic and the family commission is looking at things 'peicemeal' IE THEY'VE GOT IT WRONG, and the adds cost heaps but aint worth shit.
I guess Russel's 'getting older' and becoming more and more a 'safe pair of hands' for authorised media (eg Radio NZ) to get opinions from. How about focusing on the inequity and alienating factor of NZ's drug laws Russell - you know there's a lot of bullshit and injustice and hypocrisy goin on in this particular area of the kiwi experience. (i know because i've posted your insights to this forum (cclr-public), many a time)
(i do not have Russel's email so if someone can foward this to him...)