I don’t know if The Pakeha Party is racist as much as it is just blindly ignorant. I think it’s a manifestation of what happens when public education is down graded and the level of public discourse is diminished to that of Seven Sharp.
It’s a mumbo jumbo swamp of unenlightened inexperience mixed with garden variety bigotry and a sprinkling of ZB reactionary knee jerks. In the credit bubble so many Gen Y grew up in, political awareness was parked for a yearly playstation upgrade paid for on Mum and Dad’s bloated housing valuations. The lack of struggle creates a lack of critical awareness and if you want a voyage into the damned, just read the comments section on The Pakeha Party’s facebook page.
It’s a like a frontal lobotomy minus the charm. I think the technical term is a Troll feast, this site manages to make Whaleoil look like a reasonable, compassionate and informed humanitarian.
There’s already a ‘Pakeha Party’ – It’s called ACT and National
I am a proud Pakeha, and it shames me that they are using the word in their infinitely moronic title. I think the Pakeha Party will be our version of the Tea Party – simplistic, bone jarringly stupid and so oblivious to the very issues they are raising they will become post-ironic.
Its popularity is an indictment on egalitarian NZ. We should all be a little bit more embarrassed by its existence today.