The redneck hate of Hone and the Auckland Uni protest
Hone's use of white mofos raping and pillaging the land from Maori isn't racist, it's historical fact. On One Tree Hill, Sir John Campell Logan's monument to the Maori People was meant as a memorial to the passing of the entire race, such were the dire statistics from the impact of colonialism. Maori made up 50% of the nation of NZ in the 1860's, but fell to only 10% by 1891 with them holding less than 17% of their land by the turn of the century. If I was part of an indigenous culture whose experience resulted in near collapse of the entire race, then I'd be pretty justified in being genuinely pissed off about the manner in which that experience had been sold as 'universally positive so shut up' as well.
I was at the Marae on Thursday at Auckland University to watch the latest chapter in Hone's history of activism on campus. The last time, this Marae was still being fought for by Maori students from the Auckland University. 30 years ago the Engineers at Auckland Uni were not the multi racial split gendered professional students of today, they were predominately white provincial and rednecked. Every capping year they would get drunk, wear hardhats, grass skirts, gumboots and paint racist slogans on their bodies, burst into lecture rooms and perform a bastardized version of the haka.
They had been asked year after year to stop this as Maori students found it deeply offensive, the Engineers would laugh and say it was all just some fun. One year Hone and some friends turned up, came onto campus sorted it out. The Engineers NEVER pulled that shit ever again.
Fast forward and once again he's facing off against rednecks, this time their threats and violence have spooked the Auckland University into dumping him from using a lecture room so it was held on the Marae. The Young Nat President (the on campus president) yelled out that Hone was a liar for claiming the lecture had been moved by rednecks, Hone responded to the Young Nat President by warning him before he calls him a liar on this Marae, the Young Nat President nodded his head while his mates tried to shush him. They quickly clicked the rigor of dinner parties in well heeled suburbs hadn't prepare them for this and they were out of their depth. The Young Nat President's claim that there was no racism seemed defensive and self delusional because the open sewer of what some NZers think about Maori has been opened like a pus filled boil on facebook Hate speech groups.
Take a gander at 'Get out of our government Hone Harawira you piece of crap' - now the first thing one would note of course is that Hone is not in fact 'in' Government, he is 'in' Parliament, but once you start reading the comments, you quickly realize general knowledge is not a strong point.
Andrew Bell questions the manner in which Mana members are born, "The mana party is the result of new zealand being a welfare state for decades too long. All the members were born hands first"
Nick Broome feels that If the white man didnt come along Maori would still be running around in their grass skirts wondering were all the moa went!!!!!
Rachy Malone gets personal "Hone harawia isnt even worth an insult... Pathetic little hori thinking that hes relevant. Give it up bro, lay off that boil up and fry bread while you're at it lol."
Steve Bagz Lunjevich isn't racist, but...l sorry, haven't been racist on this page till now but sick of hearing all you maoris complain. get the fuck over it alright. compared to other indigenous people around the globe you guys have it pretty fucken sweet. Your like spoilt little brats, you get nearly everything you want but you still feel mistreated, you don't know how lucky you are, look at the abos in Australia they have nothing compared to you. if they said they wanted abo seats and an abo party they would get laughed at! and goes onto note i hope this fagot runs outa time for his bi election, that would be priceless..
Paul Harris decides he is glad he isn't a Maori, while I'm ashamed he's a NZer... Wow, he studied at Auck University and still talks like a rock ape. See his sad little face when a protest stopped his ramble at Auck Uni? Us poor Maoris dont have as much grey matter as use fellas so we need extra stuff. Man, glad im not a Maori.... shame! Having an MP that declares to the world that maori blood is special-needs blood.
Daniel Macarthur is convinced that Hone wants to spend taxpayer cash on a time machine...I'd love to put this man on and island and take away all the white man benefits such as roads,cars,power,phone,boats,aircraft,clothes,tv, money... basicly a naked hone on a bare island with nothing and then he may actually be greatful of what europeans have brought him.. could make a good reality tv show "Naked Hone vs Wild" ?? the only thing he wont miss will be the fishery officers..
And on and on it goes like an open raw redneck sewer of willful ignorance and garden variety racism.
On the night Hone defended the use of $500 000 for the by-election. Why was it an issue when he went to a by-election, no fuss over Botany, Mana or Mt Albert was there? And he went over the way the mainstream media manipulated his Osama misquote and spoke to the values of fighting for the poor that motivates him. The Young Nats, waving the NZ Flag who turned up to protest Hone blushed several shades of crimson over their misperceived ignorance at times and left muzzled with some of their assumptions challenged.
The next meeting on Campus will be 7pm this Thursday to launch Mana on campus.