As we go into another Māori Language Week, Don Brash manages to come out and say something so spectacularly offensive it makes you wonder if he’s actually lost his faculties or he’s just trying to be a gigantic dick because this is Trump level trolling…
…claiming the Haka is a war dance is grotesquely wrong.
It is a challenge, it is the respect of the challenge, it is deeply enshrined in honour and to misrepresent it as a war dance and to then suggest it glorifies domestic violence is insulting beyond belief because his insinuation is that Māori are a violent culture and hence all those social ills that plague them are kinda their fault.
To purposely misrepresent indigenous culture as an act of violence that glorifies other acts of violence is perhaps the worst thing Brash has ever done, which is really saying something because he’s just done so much that is damaging to race relations in this country.
Don Brash is in open conspiracy waters now, he’s days away from connecting fluoridation in the water as the reason for Māori crime rates and will shortly start arguing that chemtrails are the only solution.
If Don Brash & climate denying Leighton Smith had a baby, it would blame Māori for sea level rises.
This isn’t Fake News, it’s Fake Views.