Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Christiaan Briggs

Well, Christiaan Briggs, "peace activist", went to court yesterday:

A peace activist today pleaded guilty to assaulting a rising rock star who was left fighting for his life in a coma.

Christiaan Briggs, 30, admitted punching 19-year-old singer Billy Leeson following an argument on a late night No 29 bus.
From the article it looks as if prison time might even be possible. That would be a great opportunity for this peace activist to spread his nonviolent message inside prison walls, though I'd rather see him get community service, and mandatory therapy, and be made to pay restitution. OK, maybe he should spend time in the stocks - do they still do that?

I think I may have figured out the whole non sequitur-ness of a "peace activist" putting a complete stranger in a coma, though. Maybe there is some kind of a language problem here. Know how the English call sausages bangers? And they call potato chips crisps, and bathrooms loos. So maybe "peace" has a different meaning in England, or in Mr Briggs native New Zealand. If that's the case, then I think Mr Briggs ought to consider using "peace" in the sense we do here in America. In our usage, "peace" is the word which means you don't go around hitting people.


Anonymous said...

>So maybe "peace" has a different meaning in England, or in Mr Briggs native New Zealand.

In his defence over his 'war is peace' confusion, he is only following the standards set by his fellow NZ leftie, Prime Minister Helen Clark. She thinks it is OK to forge her signature on paintings and most recently steal an election with tax payers money.

lumberjack said...

We also have to leave open the possibility that "peace activist" is a typo... Perhaps even a misspelling of what was supposed to be "random violence activist".