As we stumble towards another Waitangi Day – how racist is NZ really?

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As we stumble towards another Waitangi Day and with the current rancour over a woman assaulted for using Te Reo , let’s ask the question ‘how racist is NZ really’?

As we stumble towards another Waitangi Day and with the current rancour over a woman assaulted for using Te Reo , let’s ask the question ‘how racist is NZ really’?

Over half our prison population are Maori. Maori perform poorer in education. Maori face deeper poverty and inequality. Maori lost 95% of they land in a century and were almost wiped out as a race.

We have a Police force who admitted last year that they have an ‘unconscious bias’ towards Maori and a mainstream media who didn’t even mention this astounding announcement. You have a GCSB and SIS who were just outed as racist scum yet gain more and more and more unchecked power.

Just think about that for a moment – if the US or Australian Police admitted they are biased against minorities it would have led media there – it happens in NZ and no one mentions it.

Think land confiscations are history footnotes? You have had one of the largest land confiscations in NZs history when Labour stole the foreshore and seabed and you have a new land confiscation looming as the Maori Party work with National to lower the threshold for collective Maori land decisions.

You don’t hear those stats much when we talk about Waitangi Day – you hear white people moaning that they can’t really enjoy Waitangi Day because Maori keep whinging about all the lies, broken promises and land confiscations that have made the Treaty look like a joke.

We are casual about everything in NZ and this is especially true of our racism. We have a dark garden variety bigotry towards everyone not white in NZ, Asians, Pacific Islanders and Maori all suffer from it daily.

In a depoliticised wasteland that is our mainstream media where a racist like Paul Henry and a rich bigot like Mike Hosking control most of the airwaves, this real debate about our racism sits unchallenged in the corner like that drunk South Island relative you only see at Christmas, ready to pounce at any moment with their ill educated brain farts.

Think I’m wrong? Look at the looming issue of water rights.

The NZ Herald points out how ineffective the Land and Water Forum has been in forcing action on the Farming lobby to clean up its act so that our fresh water supply isn’t being polluted. National built the Forum after robbing Environment Canterbury of its democratically elected board because the Farming lobby couldn’t get the water they demanded. National is in the pocket of the farmers so our water quality and 100% pure logo had to suffer to enable the Dairy Lobby to impose their demands upon our shared space.

To enable the $400 million in new irrigation plans, the Government sold our hydro power generating companies, Maori immediately pointed out that water had been gifted to all the people of Aotearoa and that if the Government were going to now privatise that water resource then Maori wanted their ownership rights restored. This proposition is difficult for National to agree to because their right wing supporters loath Maori rights, so Key has had to cast the issue in phrases like ‘no one owns the water’. The reality is that the economic decisions Key’s Government have embarked upon by privatising hydro power companies to allow farmers $400million in irrigation caused the problem with Maori ownership of water – NOT that any of this will be even remembered when the issue comes to a head this year.

Most NZers aren’t even aware of any of the above paragraph so when Don Brash and his racist mates started this crap last year

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…you just know the ignorant bigotry of NZs masses is ripe for exploitation.

We are a racist country, we are just in denial about it.

 

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11 Comments

  1. Hornet says:

    Sadly this is true! Racism is more powerful than a rifle and as such will be used to divide us all and force us into conflict with each other. Divide and rule …. A simple but effective tactic !! Create a crisis. Causing conflict. Then force more controls!!! Cr Isis conflict. Control

    • e-clectic says:

      That’s dead right @Hornet – observe it, but it’s too easy to become an agent of the divide.

  2. Clump_AKA Sam Sam says:

    It seems like we have come to the end of the gravy train of privatisation.

    Have we or are we hitting peak privatisation. So we can’t borrow enough money to purchase quotas and licences any more, we have go another route and change laws?

    The winners in 2016 are quite obviously the Le rentier class who own monopoly rents over land and resources. It seems as though the economy has slipped or is slipping back into medieval times when land was fought over in wars.

    And war? Iv never in my life lived in a time of so much war. That has to be truly racist and evil because I’m sure no one got a choice in the matter

  3. Slippery says:

    its o.k ,once our glorious fuhrer John Key ill changes our flag, the treaty of waitangi and the bill of rights will both be invalidated by the next year. just think of all the children toiling away in sweatshops in china printing our new flag & buy NZ made logo – does it make you proud to be a kiwi in 2016?

  4. Adrian Angus says:

    Any reason why you didn’t want to mention that a) the woman was white and was attacked by a Polynesian and b) she is also being charged with assault?

  5. e-clectic says:

    Racism is another tool for domination – just another form of the old favourite divide and conquer.
    The current power elite don’t want a coherent society, they want a divided one that squabbles amongst itself while the real crooks get away scot free.
    The racism we see is a construct that is being nurtured for our overall repression; focus on what divides and separates us rather than what unites.

  6. Jadedjungle says:

    How racist is New Zealand really?
    The New Zealand Attitudes and Values study carried out at the University of Auckland could provide insight here.

    As to South Islanders we are not all bad. For some of us the embers of Robbie Burns still smoulder in our hearts. And my family does not forget the dishonour committed by our Pakeha forbearer’s who failed to uphold their agreement to Ngai Tahu following the Otago land sales.

    As to the institutional racism which perpetuates inequitable outcomes.
    It is fallacious and poorly founded partiality that can provide a foundation for stigma to perpetuate an inequity.
    Often steaming from fallacious traditional beliefs or anecdotal experiences they come to unjustly represent an entire group.

    Take the South Islander as the “Racist” for example.
    This stereotype has been perpetuated within this article.
    It has been presented as steaming from the anecdote of one or two Christmas experiences where a drunk South Islander has run his mouth.
    Through a cleaver use of satire one or two Christmas experiences have come to form a foundation for asserting that all people from the South Island tend to be racist.
    It could be argued the article has committed itself to carrying our the same type of epistemological violence it attempts to challenge in our society.

    But who wants to be known as a “PC Warrior” or a “nana” at the end of the day, South Islanders know how to take a joke after all.

    Big ups to the Daily Blog and thanks to the “Bomber” for your hard work.

    See you all on the 4th of March!! KiaMateToa!!

  7. Jadedjungle says:

    How racist is New Zealand really?
    The New Zealand Attitudes and Values study carried out at the University of Auckland could provide insight here.

    As to South Islanders we are not all bad. For some of us the embers of Robbie Burns still smoulder in our hearts. And my family does not forget the dishonour committed by our Pakeha forbearer’s who failed to uphold their agreement to Ngai Tahu following the Otago land sales.

    As to the institutional racism which perpetuates inequitable outcomes.
    It is fallacious and poorly founded partiality that can provide a foundation for stigma to perpetuate an inequity.
    Often steaming from fallacious traditional beliefs or anecdotal experiences they come to unjustly represent an entire group.

    Take the South Islander as the “Racist” for example.
    This stereotype has been perpetuated within this article.
    It has been presented as steaming from the anecdote of one or two Christmas experiences where a drunk South Islander has run his mouth.
    Through a cleaver use of satire one or two Christmas experiences have come to form a foundation for asserting that all people from the South Island tend to be racist.
    And it could be argued the article has committed itself to carrying our the same type of epistemological violence it attempts to challenge in our society boarding hypocrisy.

    But who wants to be known as a “PC Warrior” or a “nana” at the end of the day, South Islanders know how to take a joke after all.

    Big ups to the Daily Blog and thanks to the “Bomber” for your hard work.

    See you all on the 4th of Feb!! KiaMateToa!!

  8. jadedjungle jadedjungle says:

    How racist is New Zealand really?
    The New Zealand Attitudes and Values study carried out at the University of Auckland could provide insight here.

    As to South Islanders we are not all bad. For some of us the embers of Robbie Burns still smoulder in our hearts. And I know a few of us who have not forgotten the dishonour committed by our Pakeha forbearer’s who failed to uphold their end of the agreement to Ngai Tahu following the Otago land sales.

    As to institutional racism which perpetuates inequitable outcomes.
    Poorly founded notions of partiality can provide a foundation for stigma to perpetuate an inequity.
    Often steaming from fallacious traditional beliefs or anecdotal experiences they come to unjustly represent an entire group.

    Take the South Islander as the “Racist” for example.
    This stereotype has been perpetuated within this article.
    It has been presented as steaming from the anecdote that is a Christmas encounter with a drunk Southerner who ran his mouth.
    Through a cleaver use of satire this one off experience has come to form a foundation for asserting the belief that all people from the South Island tend to be racist.
    Furthermore the use of humour makes it even more convincing and difficult to challenge.
    Now imagine repeating this process but targeting it at an ethnic minority.

    Alas at the end of the day there is a line to draw, after all nobody wants to known as a “pc principle” or a “nana” and it’s not as though South Islanders have their own ethnicity. . . do we??

    Big ups to the Daily Blog and thanks to the “Bomber” for your hard work.

    See you all on the 4th of Feb!! KiaMateToa!!

  9. Andrew says:

    1. The assault for using Te Reo never happened. That woman was assaulted AFTER she assaulted the male. Police have charged both parties with assault.

    But hey, don’t let the truth get in the way of a good story.

    2. “Maori face deeper poverty and inequality”.

    They also smoke twice as much as anyone else (over 40% – Ministry of Health) and have twice the birth rate of other groups (New Zealand Herald)

    Do you think these things might be related? Are children and cigarettes not expensive? Do you think it’s easy to have 9-10 kids?

    Maybe if they’re so poor, they should have the same number of children as everyone else.

    3. As for incarceration and education; nobody makes them break the law or drop out of school.

    When I was at school, it was always the Maori kids misbehaving, wagging, smoking and not doing their homework (of course, the left will find a way to blame this on society and the government, rather than the parents or the child themselves).

    4. “Think land confiscations are history footnotes?”

    What country hasn’t been invaded. “Bradbury” is an English name, isn’t it? That means the country of your ancestors was invaded by Normans, Romans, Vikings and Celts. Boo hoo. ALL countries get invaded. Get over it.

    5. What about reverse racism? What about the Maori/PI kids who get into (for example) medicine at New Zealand universities with lower marks than the rest of us, and who then get all sorts of preferential treatment whilst they’re there?

    “Oh, you’re 1/32 Maori, well you only need a B- average then. White people and Asians need an A-”

    But we don’t like to talk about that, do we?



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