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    Default A Savage Attack on the WOKE’s..........

    By Dr Michael Bassett CNZM QSO

    New Zealanders' Modern Cultural Cringe
    18/01/2021


    A bizarre craze seems to be sweeping New Zealand right now. All things
    derived from Europe except our creature comforts must be set aside as
    we are expected to embrace all things Maori. It's racism on a grand
    scale. No longer do our television stations refer to New Zealand. In
    fact, we are lucky if its Aotearoa-New Zealand. No reference to the
    fact that, as Michael King shows, Maori didn't have a name for these
    lands, and only came to accept "Aotearoa" in relatively recent times.
    Several newspapers are falling into line and are now calling our
    country Aotearoa, a name unknown to most people beyond our shores. No
    public debate. We are expected to acquiesce. The name "New Zealand"
    which dates back to Abel Tasman's visit in 1642 came more into early
    use and is the name by which our land has always been recognized
    abroad. It won't be long before the woke who are driving all this
    insist on officially changing our country's name. Instead of being
    proud New Zealanders, we'll be expected to call ourselves
    Aotearoaians. They'll try to avoid a referendum lest it results in
    rejection like occurred with changing the flag. Just impose it! The
    woke have no respect for democracy.

    Government departments and public institutions are being renamed at
    such a rapid rate that it isn't clear what the names refer to. Waka
    Kotahi for Transport? Why? Since all forms of transport except the
    canoe were unknown to Maori, and were imported from overseas, why a
    Maori name? Where did Waka Kotahi come from? Waka, yes. But Kotahi? It
    doesn't appear in the revered Bruce Biggs' Maori dictionary. Waka
    Kotahi wasn't a term used by Maori before settlers arrived in the
    1840s and 1850s. There are other institutions with self-bestowed Maori
    names that are unrecognizable to ordinary Kiwis.
    Radio New Zealand, too, has been working full time. They are deleting
    the words both "radio" and "New Zealand" from everyday use. Nowadays
    it's "Te Irirangi o Aotearoa" or "RNZ". Don't mention dreaded English
    terms! Some Radio New Zealand reporters fall over themselves trying to
    conform to a ruling from on high that they should introduce themselves
    in Te Reo, despite the fact that the concept of radio came from
    overseas, and was absolutely unknown to Maori.

    We have also been told recently that all streets in New Zealand are to
    be given a Maori name. Wow. That will be an expensive exercise! Who
    will dream up the new names? The Maori Language Commission that seems
    to be churning out new words at 200 kph? And since Maori were very
    thin on the ground in the Auckland area in 1840 and were soon rapidly
    outnumbered by settlers, it won't be appropriate either. A relevant
    fact provided to members of the Waitangi Tribunal during the Kaipara
    case I heard was that in 1840 there were only 800 Maori living on the
    million acres of land between the Kaipara and East Tamaki. That fact
    will be conveniently overlooked. Nothing is sufficiently disrespectful
    for Pakeha whose street names quite often have family or historical
    significance to them.

    Similar examples of cultural cringe are showing up with the move to
    teach New Zealand history in our schools. Scratch the surface and it
    becomes clear that those driving the idea want to downplay the huge
    significance of the arrival of European culture in New Zealand.
    Rather, they intend to replace it with only partially accurate
    accounts of the difficulties Maori faced when brought into contact
    with a more developed culture. Recently, I sought from the Ministry of
    Education details about who was designing the curriculum. Back came
    the names of a couple of black arm band school teachers and a
    collection of Maori radicals. There were a couple of academics, both
    Maori. No serious Pakeha historian in sight. We can say with certainty
    that a skewed version of New Zealand history will be devised, one that
    leaves out things like the Musket Wars where Maori did irreparable
    harm to their own economy and society. Instead, there will be much
    concentration on "evil" colonial land purchasers and settler
    governments, and excessive Maori land confiscations at the end of the
    wars of the 1860s. About the last of these, of course students must be
    told. The confiscations came on top of the damage that Maori had
    already done to themselves and helped further depress the Maori
    economy and damage Maori society. But what is taught to modern
    students should not exclude everything that reflects badly on Maori
    themselves. Moreover, kids need to know that up to 50% of Maori in the
    country in the 1860s sided with the Crown. And they need to be told
    why. The term "Kupapa Maori" to describe those Maori is regarded by
    modern Maori as equivalent to being called an "Uncle Tom". But it was
    respected in earlier times.

    And if one needs any more evidence that cultural cringe has reached
    massive proportions in Auckland, have a look at the programme for the
    Auckland Arts Festival between 4-21 March 2021. Its Maori name, Te
    Ahurei Toi O Tamaki, takes precedence on the front cover. Remember,
    that in Auckland, Maori are only 11.5% of the total population.
    Pacific Islanders are 13% of Auckland's population and Asians
    constitute more than 25%, according to the latest census. People of
    European ethnicity make up more than 50% of Auckland's population, but
    in the eyes of the organisers of the festival they don't count. The
    programme includes "kapa haka, Maori artists, waiata sing alongs and
    korero [that] will bring the taonga that is te reo front and centre
    for audiences". Really? In a city where almost 90% of people are not
    of Maori ethnicity? Why hasn't Auckland City, Creative New Zealand,
    Foundation North and a collection of worthy sponsors spared a thought
    for the overwhelming majority of Auckland citizens and ratepayers?
    Where is the "equity" in this festival?

    Answer: too much power has been allowed to slip into the hands of
    crusaders who for too long seem to have been able to commandeer the
    resources of others for their own political ends.

    When, or will, Aucklanders, and New Zealanders as a whole, stop
    cringing and wake up to what is being done to their culture and
    largely with their money?
    Global Warming is Mann made.
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    The problems we face today are because the people who work for a living are now outnumbered by those who vote for a living.

    I take no responsibility for the accuracy of any media links I quote.

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    Default Re: A Savage Attack on the WOKE’s..........

    one thing i would like to see is more nz history being shown, or at least kept accurate.

    i've watched a few videos of usa of stories and events that are inaccurate or simply ignored. popular culture and movies depict the events incorrectly.
    the same thing happens here where history is changed to suit modern culture. it would be sad for nz history to be remember incorrectly and we forget the lessoned learnt.
    if you forget the mistakes of the past your doomed to repeat them.
    Tweak it till it breaks

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    Simon Dallow on TV1 is doing his best to surreptitiously have us all speaking in Maori.

    I find his actions abhorrent

    "If Fawlty Towers is now being removed by the BBC then humour is dead. The puritans are winning because the establishment is weak and has no self confidence."


    Nigel Farage@Nigel_Farage· Jun 12

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    Default Re: A Savage Attack on the WOKE’s..........

    That's the reason I no longer watch TV1's Breakfast show.

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    One of the worst wokers is Stuff, Its so anti White people its not funny.
    Its amazing how Potatoes give us chips,fries and Vodka.

    Get your s*** together every other vegetable.

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    More maori bashing...sigh.
    Accept the fact they were here already people. Not the Mongols, not the Japanese, not the inuit. Maori.
    How weird maori language would be in occasional use....
    Ex-pctek

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    Quote Originally Posted by tweak'e View Post
    one thing i would like to see is more nz history being shown, or at least kept accurate.
    The problem is that white NZ isnt really interested, especially as it shows white colonizers in a bad light.

    AND go back further and it shows Maori in a bad light. They were hardly pacifists toward other tribes . Yet it was only the white invaders who where evil ?
    Yes, people acted differntly 100's of years ago. That needs be be shown in our history , we stole land & killed those who opposed us , all races did that .

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    Quote Originally Posted by tweak'e View Post
    one thing i would like to see is more nz history being shown, or at least kept accurate.
    And there lies the problem.

    There are so many versions now that it is impossible to call one correct.

    Even the different Iwi can’t agree on most things, so the whole exercise is pointless.
    Global Warming is Mann made.
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    The problems we face today are because the people who work for a living are now outnumbered by those who vote for a living.

    I take no responsibility for the accuracy of any media links I quote.

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    Default Re: A Savage Attack on the WOKE’s..........

    Quote Originally Posted by piroska View Post
    More maori bashing...sigh.
    Accept the fact they were here already people. Not the Mongols, not the Japanese, not the inuit. Maori.
    How weird maori language would be in occasional use....
    8% of New Zealand's population are fluent in Maori.

    Why the hell should the rest of us have it constantly thrust down our throats?

    "If Fawlty Towers is now being removed by the BBC then humour is dead. The puritans are winning because the establishment is weak and has no self confidence."


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    Default Re: A Savage Attack on the WOKE’s..........

    Quote Originally Posted by Zippity View Post
    8% of New Zealand's population are fluent in Maori.
    its less than that
    3.7%
    https://socialreport.msd.govt.nz/cul...-speakers.html

    And we need to look at why most maori cant be bothered learning their own language .

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