National leader Judith Collins asked Don Brash to raise $300,000 for a billboard campaign attacking the Government on race issues, according to a leaked email from Brash obtained by Stuff.
Collins launched a billboard campaign on Sunday called “Demand The Debate”, seeking to revive public discussion on the controversial He Puapua report. National says it is a blueprint for the Government to stealthily create a new system of separate government for Māori, an allegation the Government rejects.
A different leaked document planning the launch of the campaign suggested Collins would brief “Don B” – although neither of the pair will confirm that they talked.
The email headlined “strictly confidential” was sent in May by Brash to an unknown group of wealthy potential donors.
Pleading with Don Brash to run a race baiting hate campaign against Maori is gasp inducing!
Brash unleashed a bigotry upon this country with his Orewa Speech that we are still attempting to recover from so involving him in yet another divisive race battle is the lowest most ugly politics we get in NZ.
Brash’s Orewa Speech changed politics in New Zealand. His articulation of Māori Privilege, that they had a grievance culture and his one law for all rhetoric forever caused a Trump orange shit stain on New Zealand’s race relations.
His Speech was the greatest insult since the betrayed promise of the Treaty itself.
Nicky Hager’s magnificent coverage of what was really driving the Orewa Speech in ‘The Hollow Men’ has been utterly ignored by the mainstream media and as such is never front and centre whenever Brash returns from the grave with his latest attempt at legitimacy.
We know from the emails that were leaked to Hager that Brash and the people around Brash who wrote the Orewa Speech KNEW that what they were claiming when it came to Māori privilege and special treatment and the so called grievance industry were all bullshit myths that they couldn’t prove.
They had a media plan to throw journalists off the scent when the media came demanding examples of all this Māori privilege because they knew they couldn’t prove any of the hateful things they were claiming.
They knew they were creating a false fabrication but went ahead with it anyway.
They manipulated us by playing to the worst angels of our nature, and they knew that. The Orewa Speech wasn’t the tell it like it is musings of a polite Gentleman who was prepared to challenge the PC thought Police, this was a carefully stitched together lie of hate that everyone of them knew was false.
That’s not Free Speech, that’s not intellectually courageous, that’s spitefully Machiavellian.
Māori have been horrifically impacted by our brutally passive racism. Māori are 380% more likely to be convicted of a crime and 200% more likely to die from heart disease and suicide. Māori are paid 18% less and 34% leave school without a qualification. Māori die earlier and suffer more. Māori had 95% of their land taken from them in less than a century and were almost wiped out at the turn of the 1900s.
Couple all of that with a pittance in terms of reparations for stolen land, and to have that legacy defined by Don Brash as ‘privilege’, when he fucking knew it was a lie makes Don Brash evil.
To repeat a lie you believe is true is ignorance.
To repeat a lie you know to be untrue is evil.
Brash’s weak chinned, nervous and overtly polite smile in the public eye is always that of the guilty who have managed to get away with a terrible crime. Every desperate stab at legitimising his Orewa Speech like the woeful Hobson’s Choice, reeks of an intellectually guilty conscience in the convulsions of a late mid-life crisis guilt trip.
Judith’s desperation is driven by her personal need to retain the Leadership, no sane Leader would infect themselves with association to Brash unless they had run out of options.
Begging for money from high functioning bigots to fund race baiting propaganda is about as desperate as it gets.
National must surely have decided not to run in the Maori seats now eh?
Ugly, ugly politics.
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