Judith doubled down on her claims of a Māori Health Authority as ‘segregation’ and repeatedly framed it as some type of separatism.
This desperate attempt to rise the ghost of Don Brash is a ghoulish Hail Mary for Judith.
Her leadership is an open question and she has to stop haemorrhaging vote to ACT, painting an honest attempt at a solution to Māori Health failures like a Māori Health Authority as ‘segregation’ is pure race baiting spite.
What is a sicker joke is the false meritocracy of neoliberal welfare that Judith is attempting to compare this ‘segregation’ from.
Our neoliberal underfunded welfare system where everyone is a ‘client’, is purposely obtuse and cruel. The toxic cultures that breed inside WINZ, MSD, Corrections, State Housing, Probation, Oranga Tamariki, Police, education and Health are built upon the corrosion of the genuine welfare of the citizen into a neoliberal client.
Such a sterile relationship devoid of any real warmth makes the grim ugliness of the way everyone gets treated in our neoliberal welfare system even more depressing.
The attempt to run these social services with tikanga, and a dignity towards each others mana for the good of the collective is as close to an indigenous socialism as we are ever going to get in NZ.
If a genuine caring directed these services rather than the soulless client-service provider relationship, and if those caring directed services create better outcomes, then how dare anyone claim segregation!
Segregation from what? Neoliberal service provision that sees us all as consumers of services rather than as human beings?
Fuck the current neoliberal model – we should all be demanding segregation from that bullshit!
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