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What a Bunch of Squirmers
Submitted by PhilipD on Sun, 2011-07-17 03:37
Wouldn’t vote ACT in a fit.
I would have thought that their ‘Fed Up with Pandering to Maori Radicals?’ advertisement would have sparked some sort of reasoned debate, though.
But, nope. Most New Zealanders seem ‘uncomfortable’ with the ad, in a sad, cowardly sort of way. Likely they are happy to hide behind the ‘let’s not discuss such a matter’ nonsense that the NZ Herald spins:
‘These are times of high hopes that could easily be dashed on November 26. But right now, Act's sentiments sound like a fading call from the past. Radicalism at both ends of the spectrum has had its day. Responsibility and goodwill are ruling now.’
Like, ‘Peace and love,’ man.
Likewise, many numbskull ACT voters and potential voters reckon that the party shouldn't talk about Maori at all:
‘I won’t be voting for ACT after this. There’s too many economic issues that a man like Don Brash should be focussing on instead of this. ‘
‘What it means is that ACT have given up arguing about things like the CGT, or any of the rest of the nonsense that the Left want to dump on the country.’
‘This ad is fucking stupid, and that’s coming from someone who would probably vote act.’
Yeah? Why is it that you think ACT should have a policy for, and debate only economic issues? Because many of these dumb-arses are uncomfortable too, in a sad, cowardly sort of way, to talk publicly about Maori radicalism, that’s why. Better to shut up than -gulp- be labelled a racist isn’t it? They'll continue to wonder why most Kiwis only see ACT as acting for big business, though.
Which leaves, still, the real racists- the ones who fight for, and win special privileges for Maori- in the boxseat.
‘This is racist. I am finding Don Brash more and more offensive. He is stuck in some 1950′s time warp and he sinks lower in the polls.’
‘Racist.’ ‘Offensive.’ Never mind the issue, these words are guaranteed to shut most New Zealanders up.
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