Thursday, April 11, 2013
Mike Butler: Greens leader backs Maori dope tradeLabels: cannabis, Green Party, Metiria Turei, Mike Butler, welfare
Maori in regions where jobs are limited who are growing and selling cannabis to keep their whanau fed shouldn’t be punished for their entrepreneurship, Green Party co-leader Metiria Turei told Maori TV on Monday night. “It has become an income supplement for whanau particularly in rural areas where they have very little income and few job prospects, particularly in the back blocks, and we have to very careful how we manage that,” Turei said on the Native Affairs show.
“There are some real skills there, some real entrepreneurial skills and some real horticultural skills. These are the skills that people have and they are trying to do the best for their families to make a sufficient income and they are under threat all the time but there are few choices that they have,” she said.
What are the “real horticultural skills” Turei is talking about? I guess this involves taking a cannabis seed, germinating it in potting mix in a yoghurt pottle, transplanting, feeding, watering, and harvesting. Anyone who has a vegetable garden could grow cannabis.
What are the “real entrepreneurial skills”? After the harvest and packaging the crop in tinfoil, these entrepreneurs simply go into town on the party circuit, offer around some dope, pass out a few tinnies on tick to return on payday to collect cash and sell more, while delivering wholesale orders to tinnie houses dotted around State-house areas.
What is the nature of these “whanau” that these skilled horticulturalist entrepreneurs are keeping fed?
The “whanau” is most likely a solo mum with a collection of scruffy kids supported, not by the skilled horticulturalist entrepreneur, but by welfare payments from the government.
The skilled horticulturalist entrepreneur does not officially live with that family but flits between a collection of such whanau, being the bringer of dope and booze for the mum and takeaways for the kids.
Metiria Turei and the Green Party may be wooing the doper vote without realizing that dopers are too dopey to vote. Turei appears to think the welfare-dope culture is quite OK.
The clip is viewable at http://www.whaleoil.co.nz/page/3/
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