Post by Kiwi Frontline on Dec 31, 2017 6:50:18 GMT 12
From the NZCPR archives by Dr Muriel Newman
TWO FLAGS, TWO PEOPLES, A DIVIDED NATION
The racism debate needs to be discussed openly and honestly, and without fear or favour.
We need to ask which of two paths New Zealand wants to go down. The first is the path of the Maori sovereignty movement that looks to a future shaped by indigenous rights. We know from the experiences of Zimbabwe and South Africa where that path leads.
The alternative path – desired by most New Zealanders – respects indigenous culture but rejects tribalism and privilege for our so-called indigenous population.
Most people want the grievance gravy train to stop. Most people know the train has become a billion dollar industry that has gone beyond righting the wrongs of the past, and most can see that the motivations are now largely selfish.......