Once again, New Zealand is making headlines around the world – for all the wrong reasons.
It was only a few months ago that the world was shocked to see a demented lynch mob baying and howling for the blood of women who dared assert that men cannot be women. A horrified world saw elderly women punched repeatedly by men, while police stood back and did nothing. Worse, the world then saw the instigator of the mob violence, a ranting misogynist, bestowed with the honour of “Young New Zealander of the Year”.
It wasn’t a good look, to put it mildly. “New Zealand Hates Women” was the common reaction.
Activists want doctors and nurses to discriminate against patients by race.
To put a finer point on it: They want white and Asian patients to be pushed to the back of the line while giving preferential access to black and Hispanic patients.
This demand is a direct threat to patient health. And it’s closer to happening than you think.
To see what’s coming, look at New Zealand.
“What’s happening in New Zealand is a warning for America.”
Generously, the Post describes New Zealand as “grappling with the same woke activism” as America. It would be better described as “hopelessly enslaved” by it.
Since February, surgeons in Auckland – New Zealand’s biggest city – have been forced to consider a patient’s race when deciding who’s eligible for an operation.
If you’re the right color, you get a faster surgery. If you’re the wrong color, you may have to wait.
New Zealand has turned on its head Martin Luther King Jr’s epochal “I Have A Dream” speech. They want medicos to judge patients, not on the content of their health needs, but by the colour of their skin.
Naturally, New Zealand surgeons aren’t happy with this injustice.
They know the only criterion for care should be a patient’s medical need.
The justification for this blatant racial discrimination is the same in New Zealand and the United States.
There, woke activists say Maori and Pacific Islanders didn’t receive equitable health-care access in centuries past.
Here, activists say the same thing about black and Hispanic patients.
They’re right that horrible discriminatory policies hurt people in years gone by.
But they’re profoundly wrong to think the cure to historical discrimination is contemporary discrimination.
It’s the definition of two wrongs don’t make a right.
The other lying gambit the race-grifters make is that Maori and Pasifika generally have worse health outcomes than “Pakeha” (the very fact that racial terminology pervades their every utterance should be the first clue to the profound racism of such people). In which case, needs-based care would see them prioritised without the need to resort to racial discrimination.
So, either race-based prioritisation is unnecessary, or the race-baiters are just lying.
Someone needs to speak out because what starts at Harvard Medical School’s teaching hospital won’t stop there. Activists envision discriminatory care sweeping all of health care.
It won’t matter if you have kidney failure, heart disease, cancer or any other life-threatening condition. If you’re not the right race, you’ll be at risk of having your care delayed. Delayed care can really be denied care.
What’s more, racial discrimination isn’t the only morally backward policy woke activists want in medicine.
New Zealand’s ahead of the downward slope into racial segregation, too.
They’re simultaneously pushing for the return of racial segregation, which they call “race concordance”.
That means black patients should see black doctors. If white patients demanded to see white doctors, the woke would lose it. So why are they demanding it for black patients?
“Hold our L&P,” says New Zealand, which is already building an entirely segregated health system for Maori and Pasifika. And they’re not stopping there.
Expect a government announcement on segregated public toilets and water coolers, soon.
Oh, and back of the bus for you, Pakeha.
Lushington describes himself as Punk rock philosopher. Liberalist contrarian. Grumpy old bastard. This article was first published HERE