The desperation of Judith to try and spark a political race war by calling the Māori Health Authority ‘segregation’ is an embarrassing way for her to end her leadership.
She is actually better than this and we should attempt to remember her as such.
There is a story for National to tell and proudly to take to the electorate, but this sad sorry race baiting ain’t it!
It’s not just the morality of blowing such an ugly dog whistle, it’s that the tactic won’t work!
NZ is different now than when Don Brash vomited his Orewa Speech up.
We sing the National Anthem in both languages now.
Pakeha have a greater awareness of the injustice of our past.
Our children sing Māori songs in school.
The idea of Māori who have been failed by the system gaining their own agency sounds like a solution, not Māori privilege.
But most importantly, all the old boomer pakeha who get emotionally triggered when they hear Te Reo on the TV or Radio are dying out.
There will be no great reactionary tsunami of ‘one law for all’ petty bigotry masquerading as principle that will sweep aside Jacinda in 2023 because that election represents the first time in NZ political history when Gen X and Millennials are numerically larger than Boomers, and this next Generation don’t see Māori sovereignty as anything to be fearful of.
Judith pulled this stunt to stop haemorrhaging votes to ACT.
ACT have become the defacto Right Wing Values Party and their rise isn’t a fluke, it’s a true realignment on the Right, but this race baiting crap by National isn’t where ACT are making inroads, they are gaining traction from authentic Right Wing value issues like freedom of speech, gun rights and culture wars.
I think this is disastrous from Judith and a total misread of the electorate. The reactionary vote that Don Brash surfed with his Orewa Speech coalesces around Woke micro aggression policing and culture war hot buttons now, not Māori gaining their own Health Authority.
There just aren’t enough people frightened by Māori anymore for these tired tactics to work.
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