OK, I’ll buy into this stupid damn argument, that has really just arisen to fan the flames of social division, and I know I’m helping the left by contributing, but damn it all, the whole thing was started by the National Party anyway, which just shows how politically confused they are (see below posts).
Here are the arguments the National Party should be making in respect of the problems in Auckland-
1) Its not an issue of racism its an issue of nationalism. Chinese live in many parts of the globe and we don’t have a problem with those outside China. For example those that live in Singapore. Because they’re not organising and contributing to a large scale invasion and occupation of a sovereign nation. The buyers driving Auckland’s house prices into the stratosphere are coming from the People’s Republic of China.
If they changed the name to the People’s Republic of Fandango, we’d probably be calling these invaders Fandangoese. If they were from any other centrally located country or community, we would be calling them by whatever name was appropriate.
IT IS A MATTER OF NATIONALITY NOT OF RACE…!!!
2) Across the West the left/ progressive forces are striving to incrementally break down the old order and replace it with the new. That is what mass one way immigration into Western countries is really designed to achieve. So not only do we have the National party, which should be standing firm against this strategy, buying enthusiastically into it, we also have them adopting left wing arguments against stopping it. A complete and utterly crazy inversion of political objectives and methods.
I’m sure the Nats are doing it out of confusion, stupidity and because their core ideas have been corrupted beyond recognition over the last few decades. However, I also think that real estate agents and various other groups, including buyers from the PRC, are making a fortune from the invasion, and therefore not at all averse to passing on some of these gains into the National Party’s election coffers.
I’m sure this too is colouring National’s thinking on the issue.