Cowards because they prefer smears rather than to debate the issue. Hypocrites because they are two of the worst racists to disgrace our current parliament. Racists because of their rhetoric that so often exposes a deeply held prejudice against Europeans and others not considered Tangata Whenua. Separatists because it is well know that their end game is Maori Sovereignty, the fascist notion that their race entitles them to an exulted position in our society.
I’m talking about Tariana Turia and Hone Harawira and their criticism of ACT’s Hillary Calvert’s speech on the Foreshore and Seabed Bill. NZPA is reporting-
In Parliament yesterday, during debates on The Marine and Coastal Area (Takutai Moana) Bill, Ms Calvert was disparaging about how the legislation had to take into account Maori rights. “Tikanga is an ‘Alice in Wonderland’ word. It means whatever the Queen – I think it was the Red or White Queen – said it would mean, no more and no less. Under the bill tikanga covered inherited rights and interests”, she said.
“So we are to believe that this Alice in Wonderland word, a word that can be defined by the person claiming some property in our coastal land, creates legal rights based entirely on the say-so of the claimant. We might just as well ask iwi for a list of what they want and put through a legal transfer.”
Later in the evening she questioned Maori rights to relating to the seabed saying it was questionable that historical use any distance from shore happened. “Historically no one has crawled about the seabed miles from shore… There is just no chance from 1840 to now of anybody holding their breath on the seabed.”
This is pretty much true, and not in any way racist and these disgusting cowards are once again just reaching for the oldest trick in the book, a side tracking smear, to avoid having to present a counter argument. Here’s what Turia said-
“I’ve come to expect ignorant attitudes and behaviour from the ACT Party, so I am not surprised when they make comments of that nature. We are not allowed to call people racists in here, we are not allowed to refer to those matters in the House. But when someone denigrates another culture then for me that’s racist.”
This from a woman who once said this about fellow New Zealanders who have given her so much-
What seems to not have received similar attention is the holocaust suffered by indigenous people including Maori as a result of colonial contact and behaviour. [..] This would also encourage considering the continuing oppressive effects of colonisation and the various forms it has taken as Native American academic Ward Churchill says, “since predator came.”
There is no need to revisit Harawira’s racist rants. Attorney-General Chris Finlayson said Calvert’s remarks were “inappropriate. [of course, vomit] I just thought it went too far”. Totally in the pocket of the Maori Party, Finlayson has to go and so does the whole National Party faction that believes a partnership with the Maori Party is a good thing. Just how these people can call others racist when their own damn party is designated by race is only something that could occur in these totally lunatic culturally Marxist times.
All I can really say is “Go Hillary Calvert”! If you managed to annoy all of these horrible repugnant sleazebags at once, you must be the best thing to hit parliament in some time.