Friday, September 16, 2011

i wish you weren't so dull

How do ideas form traction and embed themselves in society so much that they are almost invisible? Perhaps by repeating poor taste jokes like DPF or maybe sending racist emails, such as the one sent by a Dunedin businessman to a school because they flew the tino rangatiratanga flag. I believe this is a similar or the same email that i have seen but I can't confirm yet - certainly the phases are the same as those reported. The email I've seen is reproduced below because it is subtle and gross, full of mistruths and bias - but members of our society believe it, they believe the lies and denigration inherent within the writing.
I wish I was a Maori.........
I have been wondering about why only Whites are racists, but no other race is...... so I got to thinking Maori call me a ‘Pakeha’, [Pa = village, keha = flea, vermin ] 'Whitey’,  ‘Honky’ and ‘Redneck’ and that's OK, but if I call you Hori, you call me a racist. (I was told "Pakeha" as an entire word means "stranger"!Not white man). You have a race based Maori Political party, special Maori only  parliamentary seats and Maori can stand as a candidate in any parliamentary electorate in New Zealand but white people cannot stand for a Maori seat or be on the Maori roll or a member of the Maori Party. You have ‘3 bites at the same electoral cherry’. White people have only one and yet you still say you are dis-advantaged. If I complain you call me a red neck racist. You have a race based Maori caucus in parliament which includes the Maori members from all parties. It concerns itself with protecting and advancing Maori values, not party political values. If whites or any other ethnic group had a multi party parliamentary caucus that dealt with the advancement of its own race or for whites only, and not politics we would be called racist. You also want to appoint your own representation on Local bodies and demand the granting of special seats or privilege. If not granted you scream racism. Yet Maori can be elected just the same as any person from any race. If there were seats on any local body that were just for whites only there would be great cries of racism. You have a flag of your own, which you insist be recognised and flown alongside the flag of our country. This illustrates your separateness and division from the rest of New Zealanders. If a white person flew and demanded recognition of a competitive flag for New Zealand, it would be tantamount to Treason. There are a number of openly proclaimed Maori schools and Colleges in New Zealand. Maori colleges and high schools specifically for Maori students. Yet if there were 'Whites Only colleges', they would be racist colleges. If whites had scholarships, college funds and Trusts that only gave white students  Scholarships, you know they’d be racists. You expect whites and other New Zealanders to ignore your special tax payer funded educational institutions and when we complain or say you should teach your language and culture in the home as other races do you call us racists. Who pays for the running of Maori colleges? If whites objected to their taxes going to pay for them they would be called racist. If white people had their own schools and colleges they would be called elitist racists You have  Government funded race based Kohango Reo’s [pre-schools] to teach your race your own language and even have transport to pick the children up. If any other race asked for the taxpayer to fund the teaching of only their own language, or transport to take their children to pre-school they would be laughed at and called racist. You have Maori Health Services. Special organisations within the taxpayer funded public health system which are run by Maori for only Maori. If whites asked for such special and separatist privileges from the health services they would be racists. You have a Maori TV channel funded by the New Zealander taxpayer. If there was a Whites only TV or if whites said Maori should fund their own TV, they would be called racists. You also have your own Te Reo TV channel which broadcasts solely in Maori. Of the 14 free to air Freeview TV channels Maori have two of them and yet there are also Maori language programs and news on the main network channels such as TV One and TVNZ 7. If we consider that an over representation of a language that the rest of us don’t want to learn, we are called racists. If we had any organisations, schools, trusts, and governmental groups TV stations, etc for whites only to advance OUR lives, we'd be racists. A white woman cannot be Maori sportswoman of the year, but any race can be New Zealand sportswoman of the year. A white person cannot be in the Maori All blacks or any Maori sporting team, but any colour can be in the All Blacks or any New Zealand sports team. This separatism is decidedly racist but if a white person comments on it they are labelled racist... The fact that we have a Maori Allblack team is as racist as is any race based sports team can be but if there was a whites only Allblack team or any other whites only sports team it would be considered blatantly racist. You say the whites commit as much violence as you do. So why are the Maori parts of town the most dangerous places to live? Why are the jails so full of Maori? Why are so many children killed and bashed by Maori. But when I say that Maori are a violent people you call me a racist. You rob us, convert our cars, rape our women and bash our elderly. But, if a white police officer shoots a  Maori or a Maori gang member, or assaults a Maori criminal running from the law and posing a threat to society, you scream racism. You are proud to be Maori and you're not afraid to announce it, even though you may not be full Maori, but part Maori, or even only ‘trace element’ Maori, but when we announce our white pride, you call us racists. Why is it that only whites can be racists? There is nothing improper about this e-mail. It’s all true and illustrates that it’s time we started to pressure all politicians to eliminate special race based privilege and  parliamentary seats based on race. Stop giving Maori special privilege and treat them the same as any white person, Chinese, Asian, Indian or Pacific Islander.. There are many races that live in New Zealand, all were alien initially, now there are many minorities and if we don’t learn to stand up and stop privilege being accorded to any one particular group, the next group to start wanting separatist rules, favouritism and privilege will be alien religious groups. The great gravy train, a.k.a the Waitangi grievance Industry, has hopefully nearly finished it's work of judging events of 160 years ago through today’s eyes and making compensation awards in today’s money so now is the time to stop and ask:   Do we want a privileged group enjoying special favour for no rational reason, or do we want racial equality in New Zealand with fairness and equal privilege for all. There is nothing improper about this e-mail......... so let's see which of you care enough to send it on. Think about this ... If you don't want to forward this for fear of offending someone – THEN YOU ARE PART OF THE PROBLEM! It's not a crime to be white YET.. but it's getting very close!
Whew!!! a lot of bleating there - some sort of hybrid kyle chapman/john ansell/don brash mashed up nightmare. The dull tome speaks for itself so I'm not going to break it down, sentence by sentence, lie by lie but rather leave it there in its glory to be contemplated.


Anonymous said...

That email is just ew, Marty. The obliviousness to white privilege is predictable but never fails to depress me.

Marty Mars said...

Yep I know what you mean QoT - depressing AND boring - a real shit combination.