Jesus H Christ, Jessica Mutch might have thought her questioning of Moana Jackson was taking the redneck bigotry of muddle Nu Zilind to a Maori academic who was saying something ridiculous, but it just came across like she was the bigot.
Moana Jackson is one of NZs most revered Maori academics, and he deserves respect, Mutch showed him none with her constant ‘talk back radio would say Maori’s are criminals’ bullshit.
It’s like Jessica was shocked on behalf of redneck muddle Nu Zilind at the mere idea that our Justice System was racist, which when you consider how racist our Justice and Corrections system actually is makes that comment less opinion and more statement of fact.
Our Justice system is broken, it is corrupt and it is creating prisoners who are worse than when they went in, but Christ almighty anyone who suggests that it’s racist, oh no, that’s a truth that can not be spoken because it reveals a naked bone deep truth about us as a people, and that is we are apathetically racist.
Mutch let herself and the debate down by attacking Moana rather than expand the truth he was speaking. This isn’t fucking ZB or Radio Live petty talkback bigotry, this is supposed to be Q+A TVNZ, you are supposed to produce light not fire.
Mike attacks the report as PC waffle, TVNZ doesn’t mention that he does work for the private prison company SERCO.
Even Fran O’Sullivan admits that the system is racist.
The panel all nod and say something must be done, but the truth is that when we combine a media who only care about ratings with get tough on crime politicians and lynch mob groups like the sensible sentencing trust alongside the new war on P , the new surveillance police powers and the privatisation of incarceration the only reality will be more and more Maori locked up in prison.
David Cunliffe is on trying to step away from Labour without highlighting the way many of them undermined his Leadership.
The Labour Caucus had Cunliffe forced upon them by the Labour membership and the Caucus made sure that they punished the members with one of the lowest election results in its history. It was a clear lesson from the Caucus to the members that the Caucus runs this Party, you the plebs have no say.
Fran O’Sullivan acknowledges that Cunliffe was attacked by the mainstream media, especially over the planted Donghua Liu story.
Kyle McDonald is on pointing out that the mental health system is in meltdown which is hilarious when you consider the politics around it all. National have spent 9 years underfunding all social infrastructure and yet NZers still can’t connect National underfunding our social services to the defunct and broken social services they are forced to live with.
If NZers are this dumb they kinda deserve the system they get don’t they? How delightfully depressing is that.