Wednesday, July 26, 2023

Mike Hosking: The Govt's race relations have left us more divided

There was a fascinating poll off the back of yesterday's comment on this show around DOC paying employees to learn Māori .

To recap, you get $3500 if you speak Māori but it's not necessary for the job.

No job is not done because of a language issue. It's merely part of the public services desire, driven by Government demand, that we introduce a level of Māoridom that, in theory, addresses past wrongs, balances the ledger and pays appropriate tribute and importance to the Treaty.

But in reality it just drives a lot of us nuts.

The poll asks the simple question - "do you believe race relations are getting better or worse?"

14 percent say it's getting better, 47 percent say it's getting worse and 35 percent think it hasn't changed.

That's quite the gap.

The number doesn’t surprise me and the sadness is that it didn’t have to be this way.

As we have argued all along, there was never anything in anyone's way to embrace Māori culture or history and never anything stopping anyone learning the language.

But through a combination of Government arrogance and ideological blindness, not to mention a tin ear, they went headlong into the world of indoctrination and tried to drag us all along for the ride. As a result we've got an angry, divided nation, part of which will play out on October the 14th.

It’s the school curriculum, it’s the infiltration at universities, it’s the place names, the company names and the greetings on the phone these days from Government workers who don’t speak Māori any more than anyone else does, but they think by saying "morena" that somehow means they're a bona fide bandwagoner.

The six o'clock news, a bulletin once produced in English, is now a faux multilingual experience with phrases, that stats and facts tell us very few people even understand.

For example, weather forecasts, that in tough times actually need to be understood for safety reasons, using names for places many have never heard of.

It all adds up. And before you know it, the frustration builds to a point where things like co-governance has become a lightening rod issue. An issue that, as we have seen in meetings, can lead to violence.

Violence doesn’t make it right, and there is no excuse for it, but if you don’t take people with you, you end up with a poll where 47 percent say race relations has gotten worse.

A result that is the exact opposite to what was intended.

Mike Hosking is a New Zealand television and radio broadcaster. He currently hosts The Mike Hosking Breakfast show on NewstalkZB on weekday mornings - where this article was sourced.


Anna Mouse said...

This government have driven a divide between almost every individual citizen in New Zealand from the creation of a class war, a vanccination class, a ethnic divide through health, welfare and speech to division all the way down to family units.

They are the architechs of a socio-political eugenics program that neo-marxism and cultural race theory preponders.

They have created and curated a treason upon our democracy for a gain that I am unable and among almost all of New Zealand cannot fathom.

They have damaged our country in every metric of measurement from economy, health, education, trust of government and media, social grace and community to infrastructure.

The question is, are we damaged to much and who really was the driver of the damage because in my mind no true New Zealander, politician or otherwise would take apart a perectly good democractic country for no obvious reason other than to see how it can be done......

Doug Longmire said...

Interesting to watch the Football Ferns game yesterday, and see that they did not sing the National anthem - they sang some Maori song to the same tune as the true anthem !!

Anonymous said...

"Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies" - Groucho Marx

Anonymous said...

that's probably why they lost

mudbayripper said...

The thing is, we've all watched this unfold before our very eyes over the decades. Even in this age of postmodernism, nothing happens by chance. Look around the western world. Is it not happening everywhere. We are surly the victims of an all out attack to destroy our way of life. When we're all on our knees. The new world order shall be ushered in to restore calm. A conspiracy, maybe.
But looking by the day, to be the most likely reason.
It's proved itself a destructive ideology resulting in millions of deaths last century.
Communism is all about power. For some, power is the ultimate seductress.

Anonymous said...

All by design. The puppet masters will be pleased with their performing puppets down under. Divide and conquer, distractions, problem reaction solution and all that.