Micro-aggression alert – I am rolling my eyes.
While Simon Bridges is screaming about slushies and fat shaming Grant Robertson with her harping alongside, Willie Jackson shoots back the following, “The Māori in the National Party are useless, Paula Bennett, she doesn’t know if she’s a Māori – some days she does, some days she doesn’t.”
Bennett has gone crying to the media that is racist because it calls into question her identity.
Are you kidding me?
Jackson made it clear on Radio NZ that he wasn’t talking about her biological connection to being a Māori, he was talking about her actual political identity within the Kaupapa. She is a politician who stripped beneficiaries (many of whom are Māori) of welfare, created draconian reform that punished and dumped thousands onto the poverty trash pile, forced solo mums into contraception, forced thousands to under go needless drug tests and championed the utterly corruption State Housing meth fiasco that cost $120million and threw thousands of beneficiaries onto the street.
Bennett uses her identity as a Māori when it’s convenient for her to do so, she has actively pursued social policy that is incredibly damaging to Māori and to have the media focus on this and not Simon’s outlandish slushy outburst smells of a double standard.
Paula needs a trigger free safe zone with an emotional support peacock.
If Kaupapa Māori means supporting draconian welfare reforms, needlessly drug testing beneficiaries, forcing contraception and pissing $120m against the wall while throwing 1000 state tenants into the street for meth hysteria, then Paula Bennett is Maui’s sister!