Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Racism in New Zild

Of course we don't have any!!11one.
Lately an MP, Hone Harawira, has been the news due to a side trip to Paris that he took while on Gubbermint business and then with an email he sent to a respected Maori leader about the whole thing. Summary here. A new phrase has entered the public arena now, "White mofo". Ha ha
Now, I think there are racist assumptions behind Harawira's email and I think he should be stood down from government responsibilities but I have found it hard to get too exercised about the whole deal and I have just worked out why. The sort of language and assumptions in the naughty email are the sort of bullshit I have heard from white New zilders for all of my life. An auntie told me 'all Maori steal', an uncle told me it's 'all right to have one Maori in the workplace, but two... is trouble', workmates have complained about how this is a 'brown persons country' etc etc. So an MP coming out and saying this sort of crap is unusual to a point and then business as usual. And while I disagree with the terms Harawira uses about NZ history, much of it has been lies. Michael King the most noted Kiwi Historian documented it all in his "History of New Zealand". We made shit up, sometimes to justify land stealing and sometimes to paint to Maori as a noble race ,sadly dying out due to inherent moral weakness that no one could do anything about.But it was lies, as Harawira states.
But collective amnesia and self righteousness will rule the day here as it usually does. It is lucky the scenery is beautiful or life would get a little downpressing here.

4 comments:

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

But collective amnesia and self righteousness will rule the day here as it usually does.

There's a lot of that going around.

I read somewhere the Joe Lieberman is going to investigate Fort Hood to see if the Army was too politcally correct with regards to the evil Muslim Major.

Remember all the investigations that Holy Joe initiated back when the shrubites lied us into Iraq, lost a bazillion dollars, and tortured people?
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Another Kiwi said...

That's different Thunder, God was on your side then, not the antichrist.

M. Bouffant said...

workmates have complained about how this is a 'brown persons country'

Right 'til the white mofos stole it fair & square.

Another Kiwi said...

I have heard that used as an argument too MB, the 'right of conquest' and all that.