Let’s get this straight.
Simon Bridges has come out and effectively said he would support the cops dragging Ihamātao protesters off and Mike Hosking is cheering him in this action?
When the pigs tried to force protesters off the land on Monday night, what happened? Social media came alive and thousands descended, it was that massive swelling of protester numbers that forced the cops to stand down because they couldn’t control the situation.
What Bridges & Hosking are calling for is the the filth to end this by dragging everyone off the land, let’s just plot out what is going to happen if Bridges and Hosking get their way shall we?
Bridges orders the Police in, protestors flood social media with images of filth violence, this generates tens of thousands of angry supporters to descend on mass, Police can’t control the numbers, Bridges freaks out, sends in the Army and starts a civil bloody war.
The pigs in NZ were formed out of the mounted constabulary whose first task was to bash Māori in early colonial NZ, to watch them back to their original purpose should sicken NZers, but it won’t. There is a dark part of Settler Nation psyche in NZ that must crush indigenous people because the basic core of our economic success to date revolves around stealing Māori land and never paying for it.
A new generation of activists, who understand the consequences of colonialism, who understand the injustice of Maori losing 95% of their land in less than a century and who refuse to accept the pittance in compensation that their elders have agreed to will not be quietly dragged from the land they guard.
If Bridges and Hosking have their way, they would demand Police remove the protesters, the protests would swell beyond the ability of the local pigs to control and Bridges would need to send in the army with Hosking cheering from the sideline.
Why do rich men want a race war in NZ so much?
Jacinda is the one showing real leadership here. She sent in her Māori MPs, they have negotiated for the arrival of the Māori King so that Māori can make a decision by Māori, for Māori within a Māori context. Once that is settled, I’m pretty sure Jacinda will visit then, but the madness of forcing a physical confrontation the way Hosking & Bridges want should be crucified by the media who should be demanding follow up questions of ‘and what would happen then Mr Bridges?’.
Leadership demands foresight, Simon Bridges is showing none at all, and as for Hosking, shouldn’t this prick be behind a Herald Paywall?