te reo is a taonga and so precious that it must not be spread around willy-nilly by virtue signalling white people learning te lingo, so says Peeni Henare. Perhaps he might like to tell his own Government and their lickspittles in the bribed and corrupted media to stop shoving Maori down our throats.
Government minister and Tamaki Makaurau MP Peeni Henare has revealed he doesn’t want te reo Maori to be introduced in schools as a core subject.
To mark the week, Newshub Nation’s Oriini Kaipara sat down with minita Peeni Henare in a wide-ranging interview exclusively in te reo Maori.
Speaking to Kaipara, Henare said Maori needed to safeguard te reo.
“If we give it to everyone and anyone, what will become of it? I have said to my colleagues that I do not support making te reo Maori compulsory in schools.”Newshub
We at least we can agree on one thing. Te lingo should not be compulsory at any level of schooling. But it rather raises the question: Why is te reo being shoved down our throats by this government, their departments, local councils and woke wombles virtue signalling with their pidgin appropriations of this apparently sacred taonga?
In the interview, Henare made it clear he still wanted to see current Maori language initiatives strengthened.
“Moreover, we have to consult with every iwi and Maori community across the country to see if they want to give their language to non-Maori,” Henare added.
He said most of the feedback he’d received from Maori was they treasured te reo – and didn’t want to give it to just anyone.
“I think it’s the right way to ease non-Maori into supporting our language.”Newshub
Oh! So now we’re deciding who should and shouldn’t speak/learn Maori?
Perhaps if your government and media might like to stop shoving it down our throats. Can we expect the media to drop all the te lingo stuff until they get approval from every iwi?
If Maori don’t want to give it, are non-Maori stealing it? Oh dear, what are the virtual signalling whiteys going to do? I know: handover $$$$$$$$.
This is where Christopher Luxon’s mission to learn te reo is flawed. Maori that treasure te reo will be more alienated from him for tokenising their sacred taonga. If I were Luxon, the next time media came for me regarding te reo, I’d quote Peeni Henare, and then say that I’d stopped learning the archaic language in accordance with Henare’s wishes.
Perhaps we should embrace Henare’s sentiments and ban non-Maori from speaking or writing Maori. That will stop all the virtue signalling Tena koe and Nga mihi salutations from correspondence. Good!
Cam Slater is a New Zealand-based blogger, best known for his role in Dirty Politics and publishing the Whale Oil Beef Hooked blog, which operated from 2005 until it closed in 2019. This article was first published HERE