There’s a 60minute (Channel 9 Aussie TV) going around which dramatically condemns China for being the start point of coronavirus, as a result of eating disgusting things like well fried bat’s wings and many other ‘China exotic’ dishes that Western’s find repulsive.
I find the probability that the China menu also includes rhino horns and tiger’s claws served in elephant ivory – among other endangered species, utterly contemptable. Because I believe in, “Save the Wildlife”, and nothing to do with what a dead frog might taste like (oops -or is that French cuisine?).
I don’t like India curry dishes either. But if denizens of China and India prefer food dishes, they have endured over more centuries than the ‘West’ has existed? That’s their choice, m8.
Reverting to the WHO TO BLAME?
Channel 9 leads the damage control against claims America invented the virus.
If China did by some unfortunate menu, mixed the cocktail COVID-19; that was (in my view) unintentional.
If on the other hand, America invented the virus – let’s say in Fort Detrick; being one of many biological weapon pants operated by America; that outcome was intentional.
Even if Fort Detrick is not the source of CORVID-19, that fact that the Americans admit that they were experimenting with Anthrax at that plant, leaves a sour taste in the mount (if you’ll excuse the pun).
Back to China.
New Zealand claim they are not racist. Yeah right m8.
As the video demonstrates, Kiwi racism is alive and well and at the moment, focused on Chinese.
I think this is a bad idea.
Once upon a time, Mother England, later branded United Kingdom, was the source of investment capital and markets for New Zealand’s primary products. We sold them our lamb, beef, butter and they sold us Vauxhalls, Austin and Morris Minis.
We also sent troops to fight their wars in South Africa, Gallipoli and Flanders; North Africa and Italy; and Malaysia.
But, in 1966 the POM’s deserted NZ. They joined the EEC – later branded EU, and our primary products were locked out of UK and Europe.
New Zealand turned to Japan, desperate for markets. Japan obliged. They took our primary products and we took their Toyotas. Nissan, Mitsubishis and televisions.
Were we grateful? “Japanese Junk” was the commonly used phrase and many of my parent’s generation still regarded Japan as a potential military invader. After all; the Japs bombed Darwin -m8. Japan was largely regarded with contempt – even though they saved us, commercially.
By 2000 a new wave was washing across the Pacific. China! This tsunami swallowed most of Aussies mineral exports.
In New Zealand, China increasingly, devoured Kiwi meat, fish, powdered milk and logs. We took their tourists and students. Without these later two contributions to our internal cash flow, NZ is in deep shit m8.
Back to the Future.
My advice to fellow Kiwis?
Know your place on the planet. Pull your head in. Kick sand in the face of China when it is reeling and we risk China ignoring New Zealand as a destination once it comes through the virus crisis.
Our trade with America is negligible. Our trade with UK – the same.
Take out China and Japan and that leaves Australia. And guess what?
Yep. Kiwis kick sand in the face of Aussies every day.
Is this racism? Or is it arrogance? Either way, its ignorance.
Time for New Zealand to be nice to thy neighbours, in my view.
Ross Meurant; a former high-ranking police officer, former Member of Parliament, formerly with commercial interests in Syria and Iran and currently Honorary Consul for an African state.