Susan ‘I’m not racist but’ Devoy

By   /   March 20, 2013  /   13 Comments

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“To want to ignore the grievances of the past so Dame Susie can start Gins at 4pm under the guise of some little brother Nationalism is beneath the role of Race Relations Commissioner.”

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I’m not racist but, isn’t appointing a well to do Pakeha squash player as the Race Relations Commissioner a bit Rhodesian?

How on bloody earth does being a squash player and a spokesperson for Centrum multivitamins equate to the skills required to be the Race Relations Commissioner??? As far as Devoy is concerned, it seems one can be Race Relations Commissioner by sleeping on the couch, she told Radio NZ that she had the necessary skills to be Race Relations Commissioner because “it’s not a very complicated job”.

“It’s not a very complicated job”?

Not. A. Very. Complicated. Job?

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?

Susan Devoy was last relevant in the late 1980s, but her views on Race Relations seem late 1880s. Read with a growing horror what Dame Susie has to say about Waitangi Day

The reality is that most New Zealanders either couldn’t care less or are frustrated that what should be a day of national celebration is marred by political shenanigans.

Not much different from the political posturing at Ratana the previous week.

The saving grace is at least this year we do get a public holiday. Last year, we all felt cheated that Waitangi Day fell on a weekend and we were denied that.

So for most of us, it is an opportunity for a day at the beach, the good ol’ Kiwi barbie in the summer sun with little reflection on the meaning of the day.

Waitangi has been hijacked and if it can never be really seen as a day of national celebration then perhaps the time has come to choose another true New Zealand day.

We only need to look across the Tasman to witness how Australians celebrate their day.

We need an Australian Day as badly as we need a Pakeha squash player to be Race Relations Commissioner.

Don’t white Australians beat up anyone not white on Australia Day Susan Devoy? Didn’t they almost complete a cultural and actual genocide on their indigenous populations?

How are you the bloody Race Relations Commissioner?

How?

Susan Devoy as Race Relations Commissioner is about as appropriate as Paul Henry chairing the Broadcasting Standards Authority or making Cameron Slater the Surgeon General. The ignorance she espouses in this column alone should prevent her from being let anywhere near the Human Rights Commission. To want to ignore the grievances of the past so Dame Susie can start Gins at 4pm under the guise of some little brother Nationalism is beneath the role of Race Relations Commissioner.

Sadly Devoy’s bewildering appointment follows other offensive admissions to the the Human Rights Commission. Mr Homophobia, Brian Neeson, who built a political career out of persecuting homosexuals was appointed onto the Human Rights Review Tribunal alongside Rev Ravi Musuku (who was claiming all prisoners needed to hear was the Bible and they would reform) and former Act MP Ken Shirley who makes Montgomery Burns look like a humanitarian.

What made these 3 appointments so much more bitter was the underhanded manner in which they were selected

“As Justice Minister, Simon Power agreed to a process where candidates for appointment to the Tribunal were interviewed. This happened for a number of candidates, but it is clear from the papers that have been released that Brian Neeson, Ken Shirley, Ravi Musuku, Wendy Gilchrist and Gavin Cook were suggested as members by Ministers late in the process, and did not go through the same process as others who had been nominated,” Grant Robertson said. “It is not unusual for Ministers to suggest nominees, but in this case it goes directly against the advice of the Chair of the Tribunal Royden Hindle. The papers note his view that “without interviews by an appropriately selected interview panel the process will not provide an opportunity to properly assess the candidates suitability and thus will fail to provide sufficient security that conflicts of interest and any other potentially adverse issues are identified.”

Bigots, idiots and fools being appointed as our civil liberty watchdogs. This should deeply concern every New Zealander.

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13 Comments

  1. Julz says:

    This appointment sadly confirms the Government’s complete lack of understanding of or regard for any area of human rights

  2. Blueness says:

    What’s the point of the HRC under national – they should just close up shop and go home.

  3. Draco T Bastard says:

    Oh God, the pain, make it stop.

    And according to her new boss she’s perfectly suited to the job because she knows what it’s like to get paid less because she’s a woman (I thought that National didn’t believe that woman got paid less).

  4. Sarah Pania says:

    Oh for the love of the baby Jesus, what’s squash got to do with Race Relations, may have well of appointed Eric Watson, at least he owned a sport that had a few darkies in it…way waay more qualified. What’s she gonna do….scrap Waitangi…oh bring it on Huhana!

  5. Ovicula says:

    They’re laughing at us, taking the piss. They’ve gone mental with power. Next will be WhaleSpew as permanent head of the IPCA.

  6. drago says:

    .. at least de Bres had the integrity (if that is the word) to resign.

  7. Ckiwi says:

    Censor much? I guess the truth hurts.

    • The Daily Blog tdbadmin says:

      As a Policy on this site, we don’t feed trolls, and your hateful knuckle-dragging racism fell into that category.

  8. Devoy as Human Rights Commissioner… this will not end well.

    This will come back and bite the Nats firmly on their spotty arses…

  9. Dogberry says:

    David Cameron is Prime Minister of the UK because he thought he’d be good at it. What can go wrong?

  10. Kingi says:

    Apparently she thinks she is qualified fro the job because she grew up in a community where there was a large Maori population. Hell, I bet even some of her best friends were maoris.

  11. michelle gray says:

    WHAT MAKES ME SICK ABOUT Dam Susan is her saying quote ‘your only as MAORI AS YOU FEEL ” IS SHE ALL OF A SUDDEN MAORI WHEN SHE HAS NEVER EVER ACKNOWLEDGED THIS IN THE PAST

  12. michelle gray says:

    DAM SUSAN CERTAINLY CHANGED HER TUNE PRETTY QUICK ABOUT WAITANGI DAY MUST BE THE 200 GRAND SALARY
    LAST NIGHT SHE SAID SHE KNOWS HEAPS ABOUT THE TREATY WELL ISNT SHE SUPPOSE TO THATS HOW SHE GOT THE JOB ,SOUNDS LIKE A TUI AD YEAH RIGHT A BIT LIKE HER CLAIMING TO BE A MAORI WHEN SHE ISNT
    ALSO SHES STARTING TO SOUND LIKE jOHN KEY ‘ I CANT RECALL WHO CALLED ME ANOTHER TUI AD YEAH RIGHT