Turei’s non-speech at Ratana (did she forget that women are second class citizens at that sexist, racist, religious gathering?) was nothing short of offensive to all Kiwis. Whaleoil takes up the story
Metiria Turei has had a mad rant at Ratana in the annual pilgrimage of politicians to get lectured at by people who will never vote for you.
“The Prime Minister’s warped and outrageous view of history is deeply offensive to Maori but it also undermines decades of effort by Maori and Pakeha, including even by his own Government, to address some of the historic wrongs and encourage an understanding of New Zealand’s true history.”
She wasn’t even allowed to deliver her speech but the MSM felt the need to spruik an undelivered speech!
Surely they should have run with unhappy fat bint from an unelectable party whose snout is deeply buried in the trough despite horrendously bad polling results over 15 years has a crack at popular PM who has settled more treaty claims than anyone has ever, rather than their rather sensational headlines.
Waitangi Day is nothing but an embarrassment. The last thing most Kiwis want is to be reminded that they are a backward nation always looking over their shoulders to tease out the meaning of a piece of paper that is still being argued over nearly two hundred years after it was written. The truth is that in the psyche of many, if not most New Zealanders, this piece of paper has institutionalised racism, has brought the nation into disrepute, has prevented the nation looking to the future, has set New Zealander against New Zealander, and has made just about everyone angry. Can this be a cause of celebration? No, of course it can’t and so it isn’t.
Most Kiwis will be out on the beach or in a boat having a last day of summer before the reality of work sets in for the year. They will be looking forward to what they can create for themselves and their families during the year ahead. The ritual goings on at Waitangi will be as meaningless to them this year as they were last year and the years before that. These are the Kiwi people of New Zealand who do not allow themselves to be defined by some tribal elites naming them with derogatory labels such as ‘pakeha’ or some individual who defines himself in terms of the label he is handed by the tribal elites. Metiria Turia, and Gareth Morgan are both deeply offensive to Kiwis.
Kiwis are not iwis. Kiwis are not ‘pakehas’. Kiwis are the real New Zealanders who want to build a free nation that recognises the worth of individuals not based on their race, religion, sex or colour but based on their humanity, their hard work, their intelligence and their willingness to work with each other to forge a better future for us all.