It’s official, the Sensible Sentencing Trust are a racist lynch mob – welcome to our casual KKK

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With just one press release, the Sensible Sentencing Trust have managed to go from the screaming lynch mob of muddle Nu Zilind to the racist screaming lynch mob of muddle Nu Zilind.

With just one press release, the Sensible Sentencing Trust have managed to go from the screaming lynch mob of muddle Nu Zilind to the racist screaming lynch mob of muddle Nu Zilind.

I have never respected the Sensible Sentencing Trust. They manipulate victim grief and anger in a  despicable manner and it’s never been made clear who the bloody hell actually funds them but their decision to try and defend all the damage they’ve done to a progressive prison system by warping it into the deranged punishment factory we have now by going full blown racist is as sickening as it is intellectually cancerous.

Look at this fucking bullshit…

Lately Uncle Tom Cobley and all have opined about the causes of the high rate of Maori criminal recidivism. The Waitangi Tribunal says it’s the government’s fault. The Maori Party says it’s down to “institutional racism”. A retired Maori probation officer says it’s the fault of the Corrections Department. Sensible Sentencing says that is all nonsense.

“Firstly, such claims are an insult to the many thousands of Maori families who realize that the key to their kids’ advancement in life is education, and who do everything to encourage their children to attain the skills necessary to live a good productive and law abiding life in the modern world” said Sensible Sentencing Trust founder Garth McVicar.

“We have had a free secular education system to High School level for every New Zealander for going on eighty years. Maori, along with white children and others of the many races now making up New Zealand, all start equally in the school system at age five. As soon as five years later, but certainly by High School, there are stark differences – most Asian children achieving well above the average, many Maori children well below” McVicar says.

“Why is that? It can’t be language – Maori children are now invariably brought up with English as their first language, whereas Asian children may struggle to learn in English at first. I simply do not accept that there is any ‘institutional racism’ in our school system – except perhaps some positive discrimination in favour of Maori Children in an effort to help them achieve” said McVicar.

“Let’s face up to reality: Asian children achieve much better on average than their European and Maori classmates because Asian families greatly value educational achievement. Sadly, in many Maori homes, trying to succeed at school is derided as ‘acting white’ and actively discouraged. Kids leaving school – whatever their race – with poor levels of attainment are going to struggle…that is a reality. And sadly more Maori kids leave school without qualifications than other kids. That’s where the problems start” McVicar says.

“While kids of all races join gangs, again the reality is that most of the youth gangs are Maori or Polynesian rather than white or Asian. According to the Maori Party, such gangs are just another form of whanau, and that’s why kids join. Well, if the Mongrel Mob “whanau” is better than any prospect member’s actual whanau, whose fault is that? We say it’s not the government’s or the Police’s or the courts’ – it is the parents.”

“Some Maori blame Corrections – just exactly what are they supposed to do with inmates whose values are those of the gang, and who sneer and laugh at the values of ordinary members of society? Corrections staff are not miracle workers, and sadly by the time an adult gang member first comes to prison it is probably too late” said McVicar.

“Maori leaders are always telling us that non Maori should keep out of Maori issues; that they know best how to deal with their own people. Well, seven years after the latest miracle programme Whanau Ora was introduced, Maori achievement rates are no better than they were, and if anything, gang membership and imprisonment rates have got worse, not better”

“Maori need to stop blaming everyone and everything but themselves for Maori failure and start taking a long hard analytical look at themselves – and at Maori role models, there is no shortage of them. It may be that the message of people like author Alan Duff is one many Maori leaders don’t want to hear…if so that is a tragedy, and Maori children will continue to find themselves at the bottom of the economic heap, and in prison.”

…where does one even begin with such written fuckwittery?

Lately Uncle Tom Cobley and all have opined about the causes of the high rate of Maori criminal recidivism. The Waitangi Tribunal says it’s the government’s fault. The Maori Party says it’s down to “institutional racism”. A retired Maori probation officer says it’s the fault of the Corrections Department. Sensible Sentencing says that is all nonsense.

Let’s start with the bizarre crossed metaphor these clowns use, ‘Uncle Tom Cobley’? Who the fuck wrote this press release? An 1800s vaudeville reviewer? ‘Uncle Tom Cobley’ is a very old British reference to ‘everyone’ but only very old people out of touch with the modern world would ever even use that phrase and when you consider the context of this press release which is called ‘Maori criminal offending is a Maori problem’ using ‘Uncle Tom’ anywhere suggests a lack of cultural sensitivity eclipsed only by active members of the Ku Klux Klan.

But that’s just the first sentence, let’s continue. The racist lynch mob lists people who argue that the prison system is racist, but they only mention the Maori Party and the Maori corrections officer – what about the Prime Minister who described our prison system as a moral failure or the Police Boss who admitted the Police had an ‘unconscious bias’ towards Maori? No mention of them, just the Maaaaoris who call the current system a racist failure.

Garth McVicar, the Grand Cyclops of the Sensible Sentencing Trust, then has the audacity to claim that pointing out our prison system is racist is actually insulting to Maori…

“Firstly, such claims are an insult to the many thousands of Maori families who realize that the key to their kids’ advancement in life is education, and who do everything to encourage their children to attain the skills necessary to live a good productive and law abiding life in the modern world”

…words fucking fail me. Look you sack of shit, using Maori to hide behind the damaged and warped prison empire you helped build is about as intellectually bankrupt as it gets. Those Maori families succeed DESPITE the racist prison system you helped empower, that you can’t even see that is the problem Garth.

The Grand Cyclops continues…

“We have had a free secular education system to High School level for every New Zealander for going on eighty years. Maori, along with white children and others of the many races now making up New Zealand, all start equally in the school system at age five. As soon as five years later, but certainly by High School, there are stark differences – most Asian children achieving well above the average, many Maori children well below”

“Why is that? It can’t be language – Maori children are now invariably brought up with English as their first language, whereas Asian children may struggle to learn in English at first. I simply do not accept that there is any ‘institutional racism’ in our school system – except perhaps some positive discrimination in favour of Maori Children in an effort to help them achieve”

… is he honestly going there? Are you fucking kidding me? Garth, Maori have been failed by our education system since our education system was set up. Maori continue to fail at higher levels in every measurable bracket and all research that examines why Maori fail educationally are boiled down to two points. The first is the long term economic impact of Maori losing 90% of their land in one century and the second is the preconceived limitations  placed upon those students by mainly Pakeha teachers. Holding up our slightly racist education system that doesn’t work for Maori because of historic injustice and garden variety bigotry on the part of the white teachers as your defence that NZ isn’t racist is just so incredibly ignorant it defies belief that anyone editing Garth’s press release would allow it to go out.

The sanctimonious prick even goes as far as to suggest that Maori would actually benefit from any of those ‘positive discriminations’ that have so tilted the playing field into the unfair advantage that sees so many Maori with the worst poverty, incarceration, education achievement, health and home ownership rates.

Oh yes, dem dam Maaaaaaoris are just riding the pigs back all the way to the fucking bank ain’t they folks?

But wait the Grand Cyclops is about to drop his devastating conculsion…

“Let’s face up to reality: Asian children achieve much better on average than their European and Maori classmates because Asian families greatly value educational achievement. Sadly, in many Maori homes, trying to succeed at school is derided as ‘acting white’ and actively discouraged. Kids leaving school – whatever their race – with poor levels of attainment are going to struggle…that is a reality. And sadly more Maori kids leave school without qualifications than other kids. That’s where the problems start”

…this is pure insanity. Comparing the best migrants who can get into a country who are leaving countries with abject poverty and no civilised social welfare with the educational achievements of indigenous people who have suffered from colonialism is like comparing apples with sand.

Meaningless without any social and cultural context, which is what the Sensible Sentencing Trust do so well.

And the Grand Cyclops goes on…

“While kids of all races join gangs, again the reality is that most of the youth gangs are Maori or Polynesian rather than white or Asian. According to the Maori Party, such gangs are just another form of whanau, and that’s why kids join. Well, if the Mongrel Mob “whanau” is better than any prospect member’s actual whanau, whose fault is that? We say it’s not the government’s or the Police’s or the courts’ – it is the parents.”

…ahhh, it’s the parents fault that their children face longer and harsher prison sentences from a racist prison system and get charged with more serious offences by a racist police force and get stopped more often by a racist police force. Yes I can see how all of that structural racism is the fault of the parents…

“Some Maori blame Corrections – just exactly what are they supposed to do with inmates whose values are those of the gang, and who sneer and laugh at the values of ordinary members of society? Corrections staff are not miracle workers, and sadly by the time an adult gang member first comes to prison it is probably too late”

…they sneer and laugh because they see the system for the racist structure that it is. People pushed to the edges of society and alienated from it tend to do that Garth, and if you can’t see how your bullshit extensions of prison sentences hasn’t contributed to this, then you are a blind Grand Cyclops…

“Maori leaders are always telling us that non Maori should keep out of Maori issues; that they know best how to deal with their own people. Well, seven years after the latest miracle programme Whanau Ora was introduced, Maori achievement rates are no better than they were, and if anything, gang membership and imprisonment rates have got worse, not better”

…I don’t even know where to begin with this claim. He does get that the budget for Whanau Ora is tiny compared to the billion his prison empire sucks up right? He does understand that Whanau Ora is just a very very very small policy programme that can’t possibly do what he is pretending it can do by single handily reforming the entire prison system as well as entrenched generational poverty? Does he think the Earth is flat because his arguments come across as the sort of thinking a flat Earther would believe…

“Maori need to stop blaming everyone and everything but themselves for Maori failure and start taking a long hard analytical look at themselves – and at Maori role models, there is no shortage of them. It may be that the message of people like author Alan Duff is one many Maori leaders don’t want to hear…if so that is a tragedy, and Maori children will continue to find themselves at the bottom of the economic heap, and in prison.”

…oh fuck off you racist wanker.

What has surprised the SST is the sudden tide turning on their lock everyone up bullshit, and they are as surprised as the National Party is. Both organisations thought they could crush prisoner rights, make them suffer needlessly, treat them like animals and the public would keep rewarding National with votes and the SST with donations, but the sleepy hobbits of muddle Nu Zilind are now getting a tad suspicious at the ever climbing prison population, the egregious level of Maori incarceration (the UN have noted that our locking up of indigenous people at the rates we do borders on human rights abuse) and the stats which show prisoners are more damaged coming out of prison than when they went in.

We all have a good reason to be deeply suspicious of the Sensible Sentencing Trust. The only people who ever benefit from the types of draconian old Testament mentality towards crime are the private prisons industry.

Like the changes to parole conditions that were rammed through with the usual knee jerk justifications, like the 3 strikes law that was rammed through with the usual knee jerk justifications, like the banning prisoners from voting that was rammed through with the usual knee jerk justifications, we have politicians and media who empower the Sensible Sentencing Trust for easy votes and ratings to create warped legislation that only seems to make the private prison profit margin happy.

So who actually donates to the Sensible Sentencing Trust? We know that The GEO Group who were pitching here in NZ for the private prison contract that SERCO won are major funders of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), a Washington, D.C. think tank that lobbies for tough-on-crime legislation and free-market principles such as privatization. These think tanks whip up the public debate to scream pitch and the politicians do the rest. In NZ, the Sensible Sentencing Trust refuses to disclose who funds them, GEO fund these groups overseas, do they do it here? Has the Sensible Sentencing Trust ever been funded by GEO to push for longer sentences? How about Serco who won the contract? Just who benefits from the Sensible Sentencing Trust and why are they still allowed to have such a negative impact on our law making process by contaminating social policy with fear and anger?

The Sensible Sentencing Trust, just like crime porn mainstream media and ‘get-tough-on-crime’ Politicians are PART of our prison problem, they have no place in the solution and now they have openly come out as racist, they deserve no platform whatsoever.

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19 Comments

  1. Siobhan says:

    I was waiting with bated breath (not) for Garth McVicar to speak up for the victims of abuse in State “Care”.

    That man is not only fronting a racist organisation…but also one that is too stupid to see the best way to reduce violent crime is to try and mend the victims of that horror show that was/is State “Care”.

  2. Mike the Lefty says:

    Yes, but because they are given respectability status by our feeble-minded MSM they will always get their message across much easier than you, or me, or Hone, or anyone else who can see behind the charade.
    It sucks that the truth is so often hidden in this country in favour of populist tub thumping.

    • Strypey says:

      Groups like the Sickening Sentencing Trust and Family Fist get news media attention for three main reasons;
      1) they send out press releases
      2) they buddy up to journalists and editors to find out the best times to send the releases, and the best people to send them to, to get the coverage
      3) they use folksy language (“at the end of the day…”) and make sensational claims that feed into the clickbait melodrama that is the digital-era news media

      The reason the groups who oppose the SST and FF don’t get as much news media attention is
      1) they put more energy into their FaceBook pages and Twitter feeds than into press releases
      2) they throw their messaging at the walls of the mediasphere and hope some of it sticks, instead of actually building relationships through which to learn where to focus their messaging
      3) they use boring, dry, hectoring, even patronising language that is as offputting to the people working in the news media as it is to their audiences, then make insipid demands for “realistic” minor reforms

      Small collectives of 3 core people who press release regularly on the same topic area in an engaging way, directed at the right people, can get just as much new media oxygen as the SST of FF. What the opposition desperately needs is activists willing to form such groups, and stick at it until they get through the pro-corporate bias blockade of most of the present news media organisations.

  3. Jack Ramaka says:

    Whats happening these days ain’t working, either we look for alternatives of just exterminate them.

  4. James Brown says:

    To be honest I find myself agreeing with a lot of what he (McVicar) has written and I suspect so would a lot of responsible caring Maori parents who’s own kids are doing well at school etc.

    • kiwiburger says:

      You suspect wrong on my account, my children did very well at school INSPITE of the racism that flourished at their school. I know of parents that were trespassed from my childrens school because of their reaction to their childrens treatment. I was lucky, i always asked for another teacher who was genuinely interested in seeing Maori children succeed to accompany me to meetings with the teacher concerned.I sorrow for the children that have parents that have to move continuously due to losing their jobs, their houses, their dignity. Mcvicar is just …. words fail me.

    • T Dawg says:

      Wrong, my babies are doing well. And its inspite of the racism that we have to deal with. This McVicar muppet has no idea what Maori have to contend with. I don’t always agree with Bradbury, but hes done a pretty good job of recognising the struggle, and trying to explain it and offer a rebuttle to some of McMuppets points. Problem is people like you who will believe none of these problems exist, because racism doesn’t exist, because you never experienced it.

      • James Brown says:

        You are correct in that that I have never experienced racism myself (I am Pakeha) so without being Maori I have no personal experience of the level etc of racism experienced by Maori in NZ.

        As with anything like this there are a myriad of contributing factors to Maori not performing as well academically in schools but I still believe that support of parents is a crucial factor and if it is lacking in some families the children are less likely to succeed.

        Also a clear barrier to achievement is kids arriving at school hungry and the sooner all kids are fed at school (as they are in Europe) the better.

        • kiwiburger says:

          Of course the support of parents is crucial for their children to succeed academically. What a lot of people fail to realise is that these parents that have underperforming children at school have also had racial discrimination while they attended school, so when their children are treated like they are dumb, (they did this to my child, who in her last year at school got a fonterra scholarship) they feel they have no power, no voice, so they get angry and get trespassed from schools. Their is no quick fix, it is complicated and it took a long time to get to this point and a response to this problem by mcvicor is unhelpful and arrogant.

    • Paulineinv says:

      James I also agree with McVicar..and for the record I am not a fan of him and never have been. BUT in this public statement he is right. The reality is you go to prison because YOU did the crime… Why do people do crime ..yes for a lot of reasons …. BUT predominately because of a bad attitude and bad values.

      Who gives children their attitude and values NOT the government NOT the education system ..or the prison service but the parents or whanau of a child.

      Yes poverty is a problem etc and can drive anyone to desperate measures, BUT the reality is that lots of New Zealanders over the years have had to deal with crippling poverty etc and have not resorted to crime. Why not their attitude and values stops or dis encourages them from committing crime . Bradbury lots of NZers from various backgrounds etc have come from awful backgrounds or faced obvious personal prejudices as a deterrent to their lives, BUT have still not resorted to crime, in their lives as a justification for the problems they have had to face.

      McVicar is right its time Maori families iwi etc started looking at their own values and attitudes and to what message they are passing on to their children as to the reason why so many of them are in prison. Also they should ask why are there so many many good Maori families NEVER in the crime statistics ? To me it because they have installed in their whanau from birth good values and attitudes, and not one of self entitlement because of their Maori DNA They have not installed a thinking in their children of what is yours is mine and I am going to take what you have as I want it. Or the thinking I am special etc why because I am a Maori and you who has no Maori DNA owe me attitude.

      I also ask the question as to the Maori statistics as to how many of those in prison would be better classified as New Zealanders ( ie a person of several ethnic groups in their DNA) and how many would still be classifed as a Maori.

      • Pauline, your rant is so simplistic that it’s difficult to know where to begin.

        But I’ll ask you this question; do you think it is a coincidence that the prison population has increased over the past thirty years; as has poverty; housing unaffordability; entrenched unemplouyment and under-employment – during which the neo-liberal “revolution” has shifted wealth to the top 1% and jobs have been ‘exported’ to low-wage societies?

        What do you think is the result when families cannot live in decent housing because of low wages or no job at all?

        But I suspect your reference to “Maori DNA” speaks volumes as a racist redneck who has simply learned how to express your limited understanding on a public forum.

        • James Brown says:

          Hi Frank,

          Agree with a lot of what you have written i.e. increasing wealth inequality bound to have a huge impact on likelihood of Maori (or non-Maori for that matter) to offend later in life etc but I also agree with some of what Pauline has written and unless you have valid reasons to do so (based on earlier comments from Pauline)? I think insulting her as you have done is not really warranted.

          My wife and I have 6 children and through my own experience of being a parent and witnessing similar relationships between other parents and their children it is clear to me of the importance of parents to support and encourage their children and it is similarly clear that not all parents do this (Maori and non-Maori) with corresponding consequences.

  5. jax says:

    It is obvious we are well on the way to creating our own Industrial Prison Complex like the States.
    Always running to keep up with the US and it’s corrupt systems, NZ has made vast progress in a short amount of time. Where the US incarcerate mostly Blacks and Latinos , poor, ill educated, unemployed and often homeless, we do the same to our Maori population.
    The US has a vast prison industry which requires cheap labour for some of the most prestigious corporations like Boeing, Revlon and Macy’s to name a few. Going rate for inmates is around 20 cents an hour.

    As the majority of crimes are petty offenses such as possession of small amounts of drugs, longer sentences have been imposed in order to provide the increasing demand for ‘slave’ labour.
    As the stock markets reflect higher profits for the Prison Industrial Complex, more prisons are being built to house more ‘workers’ (slaves).

    So we too are succeeding in building our Prison Industry with the call for longer sentences for more trivial offenses disguised as ‘3 strikes law’ , for building more prisons and locking up those charged with minor offenses who should be out on bail.

    The link below offers a frightening picture of the American prison industry which I believe this government is desperate to replicate.

    http://www.globalresearch.ca/the-prison-industry-in-the-united-states-big-business-or-a-new-form-of-slavery/8289

  6. […] a country we have been manipulated by lynch mob grief manipulators, ‘get-tough-on-crime’ politicians and a crime porn media more interested in ratings […]

  7. countryboy says:

    There is one good thing here and that is that they, those, them, perhaps even ‘ it’s’ can be outed at the speed of NZ’s shit data speeds. Say something beyond dumb ass at instant coffee AM then choke on your foot AND your ginger nuts at afternoon tea time.
    None of your dodgy, he said/she said/they said then all’s forgotten because todays news paper’s wrapping tomorrows fish and chips carry on.
    Tickity tap … There. You said that four years ago dip shit. Bang done. Buried. It’s going to be a good thing. I feel quite hopeful weirdly.

  8. crissie says:

    I really do not think the Sensible Sensing trust is racist . The people are just plain ignorant. He is talking about the education system as having failed those in jail. Well for a start it has failed himself as he is unable to analyse the impact of a narrow education on either himself or others. I have come to understand how the education system failed me in widening my focus on the first people of this country and it is only in later life that I have come to appreciate the gifts that Maori have in their language and culture. The media also have a responsibility in educating him and others like him in understanding the impact of a narrow English education on the Maori and the general population.

  9. Snel says:

    The truth hurts and now the name calling begins.

    • Strypey says:

      Yup, Bomber speaks the truth, and those whose own unacknowledged racism has been dog-whistled by McVicar now rush to TDB to defend him.