ACT's leader is right, Lee Williams is an idiot! | The Jackal

9 Jul 2021

ACT's leader is right, Lee Williams is an idiot!

Today's events in the life of a white supremacist are pretty funny. First the racist white guy confronts a far right politician about being sacked because of his blatant racism. He then gets all upset because the politician doesn’t sympathise with him enough, because the far right politician apparently believes in personal responsibility, even for racists.

The white supremacist then gets even more irate because the politician isn’t racist enough by his terribly racist standards. He even accuses the far right politician of helping Maori, who he believes will own 50% of New Zealand by 2040. Talk about some mental gymnastics.

It’s almost like a skit out of a Monty Python movie or something.

It also doesn’t portend well for the right wing when those they’re targeting for votes with their free speech dogma start turning against them. Lee Williams isn’t alone in his extreme racist beliefs. In fact in many ways he typifies the white supremacist movement in New Zealand.

Today, 1 News reported:

ACT's David Seymour confronted by angry man in Ashburton

ACT's leader David Seymour was confronted last night by a man who recently lost his job after being accused of spreading extreme white supremacist material online.

In a video posted to social media, Lee Williams, who was recently fired by the dairy company Synlait for his behaviour online, accused Seymour of not standing up for freedom at an ACT party event in Ashburton.

Here’s the video:

"You're saying it's OK if 10,000 people sign a petition to get a man sacked from his job and destroyed and cancelled - you're saying that's okay?" Williams asked.


Lee Williams was sacked because he’s a fool who cannot accept responsibility for his own actions.

A petition was launched two months ago urging Synlait to review Williams’ contract. Williams regularly attacked Māori politicians on social media, with YouTube recently banning him from their platform.

Seymour responded that Williams should ask himself, "why they've done that?"

"People make choices, you've made choices," Seymour said.

"It has consequences, and now you’re suffering the consequences of your actions."

Williams then called Seymour a fake and shouted at the meeting that, "Māori will own 50 per cent of the country by 2040".

Seymour told 1 NEWS today that Williams "stormed out after I told him he was an idiot and several people in the crowd called him a d**khead".

You cannot really argue with the ACT leader here. Lee Williams is evidently a complete idiot!


Seymour says it's very hard to sack someone in New Zealand and if Williams believes he was wrongly fired by Synlait he should take a case against them.

Of course such a case would fail because Synlait clearly had reasonable grounds. As well as being a bad employee, Williams was damaging the brand with his campaign of race-based hatred. It’s also a pity that Seymour doesn’t connect the dots between the ACT Party accepting donations from white supremacists and white supremacists wanting to bend his ear.

Even if their leader doesn’t realise it, racists such as Lee Williams are exactly the type of people the ACT Party currently stands for. I mean whom exactly did Seymour think he was speaking for when he was caught telling porkies about teachers forcing primary students to make speeches that acknowledged their white privilege? Whom exactly did David Seymour think he was appealing to when he requested that the Human Rights Commissioner resign for giving a $200 koha, which is customary at Maori gatherings?

These are but two examples of David Seymour using race based disinformation against a Government that is working towards equality in New Zealand. There are many many more.

Despite the obvious contradiction in David Seymour's mind between who and what the ACT Party actually stands for, I’m hopeful that the Lee Williams meltdown will be a lesson that the new leader of the opposition actually learns from. Because if you openly encourage racists and embolden them through numerous divisive political campaigns, you shouldn’t be surprised when a mangy mutt or two turns up at your door looking for some scraps and attention.