Can micro aggression policing deplatform Ellen, Māori criticism of Heather Simpson borders on cancel culture & why I’m booking a table at Kingi

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In the millennial culture of woke micro aggression policing, everything is subjective. The ability to escalate an innocuous event into a hate crime is only ever one tweet away.

Maybe in a complex system of neoliberal economic hegemony, millennial culture micro aggression policing is the only power individuals feel they have left, but the distortion of objective facts by personal emotion legitimised by the grim wheel of intersectionism victimhood has birthed an ocean of social media cacophony all proclaiming their scars as the worst wound.

Subjective micro aggression policing is warping the space time continuum.

I am astounded at the manner in which Ellen has an endless news repeat within our mainstream media.  On and on it goes, as if Ellen is the single worst human being in Western Civilisation.

I remember Ellen as a crusader for Lesbian identity and her coming out was a really big deal. Her show seems to be loved by people and she tries to inject some smiles in a pretty depressed world.

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In the post me too world where the evidential threshold is whatever anyone says on twitter, Ellen’s crimes against humanity has been not giving a make up artist their own toilet, she didn’t make a body guard feel welcome, she was mean spirited about some cracked nails on a waitress and a host of other bullshit events which if true amounts to nothing more than someone pushing past you at a shop and you deciding that amounts to genocide.

So what if Ellen is at times rude, how does that take anything away from her legacy or the joy her shows have generated for millions. The grim wheel of intersectionism victimhood denotes that Ellen is a white cishet passing lesbian with enormous wealth so fuck her for making people smile when she is in fact grumpy behind the scenes.

The language of catastrophe that most of those throwing accusations against Ellen are truly hilarious and have that whiff of emotional support peacock safe space preciousness about them.

The phrase ‘Toxic workplace’ should be reserved for Chernobyl or Harvey Weinstein’s hotel room, not Ellen’s show.

Look at how quickly the micro aggression policing Twitter mobs jumped on a previous tweet by Ellen to prove that she’s secretly Hannibal Lecter…

…turns out Ellen had given the worker a huge cash donation and the staff member was crying because she was happy.

Based on the subjective micro aggression policing accusation, the behind the scenes work environment at the Ellen Show is sandwiched somewhere between the Chinese Uyghur Internment camps and Soviet Union era gulags.

The desire to cancel based on the narcissism of small difference is bad enough, cancel culture because of previous disagreement is worse.

The sudden eruption of criticism by Māori and Pacifica aimed at Heather Simpson seems egregiously wrong headed…

Coronavirus: Heather Simpson to spearhead border response, some Māori health leaders ‘gutted’

The Government has drafted in Helen Clark’s former chief of staff Heather Simpson and NZTA chair Brian Roche to shake up the beleaguered border system.

But some Māori health professionals have raised concerns at the pair’s appointment with one saying they “have shown little understanding of equity or Māori health,” while another said they were “gutted,” when they got the news Simpson and Roche would be looking after the border.

look we were all angered and deeply disappointed by Heather’s decision to rule out a Māori Health Authority with real agency. The manner in which Pajeka Public Health has utterly failed Māori demands a response that recognises that fact and Heather’s political decision to avoid true Tino rangatiratanga (coupled with the appalling decision to leave out the Māori voice in the mental health suicide review) was offensive.

B-U-T

Just because Heather ruled out a real response for Māori health, that doesn’t rule her out from this new Border appointment!

Heather Simpson has been appointed because she is a ruthless bureaucrat who will clamp down on the border – she’s not there for representation criteria!

That’s not to say Māori resilience and true agency in terms of the messaging and support handed out to Māori and Pacifica communities shouldn’t be totally dominated by Māori and Pacifica experts, there is much Pakeha could learn from Māori resilience, but Heather’s appointment isn’t to do with how that information gets communicated to those communities, her appointment is to ensure the micro management details of testing and cleaning at the quarantine border front is to be bureaucratically handled.

This is about stopping virus leaks from the enormous bureaucracy, to cancel Heather Simpson from doing what she does best WHICH IN TURN will protect the entire country from infection JUST BECAUSE Māori aren’t happy with her decision on a Māori health authority borders on the very worst type of cancel culture.

Which brings me to Kingi.

Owners won’t change Auckland restaurant’s controversial name, Kingi

Owners of new Auckland restaurant Kingi are determined to keep the downtown eatery’s controversial name when it opens on October 1.

Tom Hishon and Josh Helm, who also run popular Ponsonby cafes Orphans​ Kitchen and Daily Bread, have been criticised for choosing the name Kingi by some Māori cultural experts who say it “spits in the face” of Māori history.

But others say the word Kingi has no significance in te ao Māori and to claim otherwise is “insulting”.

For those coming late to this nonsense, a well known K rd woke restaurant attacked the use of the word ‘Kingi’ by another restaurant as an appropriation of Māori culture and proceeded to start a deplatforming cancel culture moment online to damage the ‘Kingi’ restaurant.

The owners of ‘Kingi’ have stated that they are not using the Māori word for King, but instead are using an abbreviation of Kingfish, because the restaurant is a fish restaurant  and the two owners are keen fishermen.

However, in the glorious wheel of victimhood that is woke intersectionalism, 2 Māori women running a restaurant in Krd have MORE power than all of Latin culture…

Coco’s Cantina owners consider name change after claims they are appropriating Latin cultur

Auckland restaurant Coco’s Cantina is considering a name change after being accused of appropriating Latin culture.

It comes days after the eatery’s co-founder accused a competitor of appropriation.

On Sunday, the Herald reported that Coco’s Cantina co-founder Damaris Coulter had accused Auckland restaurateurs Tom Hishon and Josh Helm of appropriating the Māori word for king in their new Britomart restaurant.

Hishon and Helm – who own Orphans Kitchen – have always maintained the name Kingi is a colloquial shortening for kingfish.

But in several heated Instagram comments, Coulter accuses Hishon of “ignoring” the concerns of Māori over the name.

Now, the restaurant Coulter founded with her sister Renee has received several accusations online the name Coco’s Cantina is offensively appropriating Latin culture.

…look i don’t give 2 shits about this nonsense, I don’t think these women have appropriated any thing the same same way I don’t think the Kingi restaurant has appropriated anything but it really does highlight the danger of cancel culture and subjective woke semantics run amok.

Maori are 380% more likely to be convicted of a crime and 200% more likely to die from heart disease and suicide. Maori are paid 18% less and 34% leave school without a qualification. Maori die earlier and suffer more. Those are issues we need to focus on, accusing a fucking restaurant of cultural appropriation and starting a deplatform campaign over the word ‘Kingi’ when we have those stats is jaw dropping in its pettiness.

Listen to the language of catastrophe used by the woke micro aggression policers who are attempting to subjectively expand their definition of racism so they have power here…

…remember, this is all over a fishing restaurant using ‘Kingi’ for Kingfish, not a Māori themed restaurant attempting to trick tourists into paying for an authentic Māori experience!

Our micro aggression policing woke comrades believe every white person is racist, every male a rapist and anyone standing up for Free Speech an actual uniform wearing Nazi. There’s not much wriggle room there and bless them for their passion, however the constant need to destroy and trigger every personal slight as a hate crime demeans and diminishes righteous outrage into a woke noise that drowns out truth, beauty, nuance and the human experience.

As a class lefty, I see identity as an important personal journey that leads you to politics but feel Identity Politics becomes terribly limited in gaining the democratic 51% as its most shrill advocates in the cancel culture landscape manage to make progress as alienating as a cold cup of vomit.

Class solidarity can gain 51%, Identity Politics risks pure temple over broad-church and you get endless schisms and little to show for it.

That virtue-signalling-middle-class-micro-aggression-policing-identifiably-Green-Party-militant-bike-riding-vegan-condescending-supporting-pronoun-Spinoff-subscriber in your social media feed screaming endlessly at you in the ubiquitous world of social media certainly thinks they are shouting truth to power, unfortunately it all ends up as a humourless self righteous struggle sessions alienating the vast chunk of voters who just want to know how they are paying for the roof over their heads and the food on their tables.

I’ll book a table at Kingi to resist this type of dangerous woke group think because cancel culture as corrosive as this shouldn’t be tolerated.

 

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14 COMMENTS

  1. Actually just like everyone else in our country we have right to complain. I think some of our Maori whanau are sick and tired of the same old people getting critical appointments. And I agree with some of what has been said because I personally did not agree with everything Simpson wrote in her report, why? cause it was just more of the same old ideas being regurgitated. What is wrong with us having Tino Rangatiratanga? Many of us are sick and tired of being controlled and told what to do and how best to do it and not be given the same opportunity to do it ourselves and our way. Too many have benefited from our misery and being paid well despite failing and continuing to fail. Old school people like Simpson still believe the state knows best and they are best placed to deliver when this has been proven to not be the case.

  2. Sounds like a few more than Rodney have had baked beans for breakfast…

    Iron Maiden – Sheriff Of Huddersfield
    https://youtu.be/TO5sCTn3bR4?t=4

    ——————————————
    A few words from Rodney, – the sheriff of Huddersfield.
    ——————————————

    ”Don’t think its bloody funny at all, – dunno what your all laughing about,…nuu I’m not ! OOOer…. Yer,…geroff ! No I don’t, no !

    Hello, – let me introduce meself. My names Rodney, I’m immensely strong. When I was a lad, I could lift five navvies on the end of my shovel ! The reason I didn’t pick up martial arts, was because I was immensely fearsome , and I’d probably kill everybody I came in contact with. I was phenomenally strong, pride and ego , my lads, pride and ego ! Its what makes the world rotate. And everybody knows, the center of the universe is Huddersfield ! That’s why I don’t live there anymore, – I live in Los Angeles, – its great ! …. I think…

    Bloody well right !

    Bloody watch it !

    No it isn’t ! Now I don’t know what your making such a fuss about , – no I don’t, – I’m not in it for the money ! I like it here- the sun shines all night!

    So I’m a Yorkshire-man , – I can take it! ” ….

    • Wild Katipo: “….the center of the universe is Huddersfield!”

      Heh! I chuckled over this. Apropos of nothing in particular regarding the rest of this comment thread, we’ve been to Huddersfield. One lot of my ancestors emigrated from there.

      It’s a thoroughly charming market town in the West Riding of Yorkshire. The history of settlement there goes back over 4000 years.

      Many of the buildings are of that golden sandstone seen so much in Yorkshire. The town is built on hills. We were taken by surprise at its beauty.

      In the town centre, there’s a modern shopping mall, obviously built over the ancient trading centre. We bought some items at one of the shops: its address was “Packhorse Walk”, doubtless a reflection of the area’s provenance.

      The shop assistant was looking at us quizzically as we talked to each other. My partner asked her if she could figure out where we were from. South Africa? she ventured. Not bad at all, I said. The British South African accent is very similar to ours. We said that we’re NZers, and congratulated her on not thinking that we were Australian! She laughed….

      At our hotel, the desk clerk – who knew that we were on the family history trail – remarked that an Australian family there recently had not only found their ancestor’s house, but that said house still had their ancestor’s name on it. We marvelled at this. Unfortunately, my own ancestor’s property had been in a row of old houses demolished to make way for Kirklees College.

      The south Asian (mostly from Pakistan) population of Huddersfield is about 8%, I believe. In any event, the desk clerk was of Pakistani descent. So, I judged, was an older man sitting behind the counter. He said to us in a very broad Yorkshire accent: “Oh, nothing much changes in Huddersfield.” Not necessarily a bad thing, we said, thinking of the beautiful old buildings here which have been skittled in the name of progress – or earthquake strengthening.

      We were completely captivated by Huddersfield; by Yorkshire generally, in truth. I used to urge people to go there, in those far-off days when the borders were still open. I hope to get back to that area before I die.

  3. I can’t see how Maori can claim ‘Kingi’ as a truly Maori word anyway. Linguistically, it is obviously the English word ‘King’ with an insignificant ‘i’ added. This is a bit like the English suddenly deciding that words like ‘Schadenfreude’ (borrowed from German) and ‘coup de grace’ (borrowed from French) are precious cultural treasures of the English language.
    By the way, I have just read Vincent O’Malley’s book on the Waikato wars, and have full sympathy for the Kingi movement, and the Waikato Maori, utterly unjustly invaded. I am quite happy to see name-changes etc where Lord Grey is concerned.
    But language is language, and ‘Kingi’ is only a recent imported borrowing into the Maori language. It is also definitely fishermen’s slang for kingfish.

    • In Vino: “I can’t see how Maori can claim ‘Kingi’ as a truly Maori word anyway.”

      Indeed. It’s a transliteration of the English “king”. Maori are right to regard it as a part of the modern language, but its etymology must be recognised. It isn’t a pre-European word.

      “…I have just read Vincent O’Malley’s book on the Waikato wars…”

      Yeah, I’ve also read it. A terrific book, isn’t it? That’s a shabby history, for sure.

  4. They can have Kingi if they want it, who cares, we have bigger things to worry about at the moment, like who will get neglected the most by MOH due to this new outbreak. No doubt it will be the same people who will be hit the hardest by this latest lock down and the same people who haven’t even been overseas.

    • Covid is pa: “No doubt it will be the same people who will be hit the hardest by this latest lock down and the same people who haven’t even been overseas.”

      Self-pitying nonsense. Get a grip! This is a VIRUS: it cannot distinguish its hosts on the basis of skin colour or ethnicity. It’s a coronavirus – as is the common cold – and it’s contagious. It’ll spread like wildfire among people who live or socialise in close proximity with one another. This is how it’s spread overseas, where populations are huge and people live cheek by jowl, so to speak. If you’ve been to any of the world’s major cities, or countries like China, Japan and India, you’ll understand this.

      Everyone who’s obliged to live under house arrest is affected the same way. Moreover, many of us haven’t been overseas in the last year, even if we’ve previously travelled.

      I remind you that the initial outbreak here was brought in from overseas by travellers, thus disproportionately affecting relatively young people. No surprises there.

      At that time, Maori and Pacific Island people were disproportionately unaffected. If such people are disproportionately affected this time, that’s because the virus has come in to a family in the community, and has been spread by virtue of how that community lives and socialises.

  5. @ In Vino. Good on you for reading O’Malley’s magnificent book. I have to get it again from the library. I was soooo distressed at what I was reading that I had to stop. With more objectivity & less emotion, I consider I will be able to read the book to its conclusion. (But I get emotional about much that’s occurring on Earth – especially re children (who are our country’s future.)

  6. Its not helpful for these Maori at the resturant to be claiming cultural appropriation of a word which Maori themselves appropriated from the British Crown.

    Since aspects of Maori culture such as the Tiki and the Ta Moko are also appropriated by Maori from other,far older races from Iran among other geographical locations,the comments these ladies have made show their ignorance.

    These are the same types who deny the existence of the Hotu Nation and numerous other pre Maori,First Nations of Aotearoa.

    Tuwharetoa,Tainui/Maniapoto and others genocided the First Nations and have recorded the fact in their oral and written histories.

    Tuwharetoa has settled with tbe Crown,which returned lands around Mt Ruapehu to it,lands which Tuwharetoa knows it stole from the Hotu Nation.

    Tuwharetoa and the Crown both agreed to suppress the existence of Ngati Hotu,as both have acted as colonial barbarians towards the First Nations,of which Maori are the last and most recent before the coming of the europeans.

    For this,corrupt corporate Maori and their abusive Crown treaty partner should all be viewed with suspicion and even contempt.

  7. Its not helpful for this lot at the resturant to be claiming cultural appropriation of a word which Maori themselves appropriated from the British Crown.

    Since aspects of Maori culture such as the Tiki and the Ta Moko are also appropriated by Maori from other,far older races from Iran among other geographical locations,the comments these ladies have made show their ignorance.

    These are the same types who deny the existence of the Hotu Nation and numerous other pre Maori,First Nations of Aotearoa.

    Tuwharetoa,Tainui/Maniapoto and others genocided the First Nations and have recorded the fact in their oral and written histories.

    Tuwharetoa has settled with the Crown,which returned lands around Mt Ruapehu to it,lands which Tuwharetoa knows it stole from the Hotu Nation in the 1830’s.

    When i say stole,i mean they hunted down and ate most of the Hotu Nation,causing the survivors to scatter and take refuge in the Taumaranui area and among other more powerful Maori tribes.

    Then Maniapoto came down to Taumaranui and had a vast cannibal feast on most of the survivors,bringing the Hotu Nation within sight of their own extiction.

    Its ironic and perhaps even karmic that some Maori genocided the First Nations and stole their land,as well as stealing each others land,the the master theif,the British Crown come along and attacked Maori,stole their land and forced them into the second class servitude we see today.

    I feel sorry for genuine Maori,but as for the violent,savage,warlike Maori who brutalised the peace loving First Nations and drove them to the verge of extiction via genocide,there is an hypocrisy in their charges against the Crown.

    Although the Crown is a very corrupt entity,europeans never hunted Maori to extiction and never ate them,thought there was Crown genocide.

    Certain Maori have been responsible for the worst atrocities in Aotearoa,closely followed by the Crown itself.

    Keep in mind also it was certain Maori (Ngati Porau and others),who sucked up to the Crown and turned into traitors to their own race,they helped the Crown hunt down and destroy the last of the genuine Maori resistence fighters in the Urewera.

    And so Maori have appropriated the ways of the Crown,the worst of them siding with it.

    The so called Maori king is a corrupt side show,Maori have no king,they are now a race of slaves to the pakeha.

    Tuwharetoa and the Crown both agreed to suppress the existence of Ngati Hotu,as both have acted as colonial barbarians towards the First Nations,of which Maori are the last and most recent before the coming of the europeans.

    For this,corrupt corporate Maori and their abusive Crown treaty partner should all be viewed with suspicion and even contempt.

    • “I feel sorry for genuine Maori,but as for the violent,savage,warlike Maori who brutalised the peace loving First Nations and drove them to the verge of extiction via genocide,there is an hypocrisy in their charges against the Crown.”

      You’re still perpetuating Kerry Bolton’s discredited “first white tribe” conspiracy fantasy?

      • Frank Macskasy: “You’re still perpetuating Kerry Bolton’s discredited “first white tribe” conspiracy fantasy?”

        I agree with you. It’s bizarre, is it not? But fictions like this persist, regardless of how often they’ve been debunked.

        It’s a longstanding attempt to white-ant the indisputable fact that voyaging Polynesians were the first humans to arrive here (as the ancestors of the current-day Aborigines were the first humans to arrive in Australia).

        Those pushing it apparently cannot accept that brown-skinned people were indeed the first to populate the Pacific in general, and NZ in particular. But accept it they must, along with the fact that skin colour is completely irrelevant to human intelligence and ability to do anything technological – including building seagoing craft and navigating. Skin colour is an extrinsic characteristic only.

        If indeed there had been humans (of whatever colour) already living here at the time of the first Polynesian arrival, there would be evidence of it. There is none.

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