Monday, October 4, 2010

ZenTiger Appalling Henry

Paul Henry has played the race card. It may have been a joke, but it was just as funny as when Hone tried it. Like, not.

The TVNZ Breakfast host asked John Key if Sir Anand was actually a New Zealander. He then asked the Prime Minister if someone who looked more like a New Zealander would be the next Governor General.

By gosh, Henry has a point. What does a real New Zealander look like? Given that we are denied the choice of even calling ourselves "New Zealander" on the census, I suddenly wondered if we might be suffering a National Identity Crisis.

Is a New Zealander some-one you cannot bring home to Hone?

I canvassed a few of my neighbours, and they did seem to be mostly white. They were also mostly woolly, and to be frank, sheep-like. Like the PC crowd that will no doubt bleat about this. Naughty Paul Henry. Baaaaa. Baaaad. Baaaaad.

Ooh err, I think I'll join them.

4 comment(s):

FAIRFACTS MEDIA said...

Best commentary I've seen on this.
You are right. All the sheeple bleat in unison when we might have other things to worry about or complain about.
Like the 10;10 video, or climate change, the recession, Iran getting the bomb, China taking over the world, etc, etc, etc.
We get so upset over the rantings of a mere tv celebrity!

FAIRFACTS MEDIA said...

Best commentary I've seen on this.
You are right. All the sheeple bleat in unison when we might have other things to worry about or complain about.
Like the 10;10 video, or climate change, the recession, Iran getting the bomb, China taking over the world, etc, etc, etc.
We get so upset over the rantings of a mere tv celebrity!

ZenTiger said...

True, although I find myself, somewhat ironically, joining them in a good old bleat. What he said was appalling.

Another angle is John Key's reaction. This could have been a major learning experience for Key, once he has reflected.

Instead of chuckling uncomfortably, he needed a rapier-like Lange riposte. Perhaps "is that racism on your breath?" or perhaps more accurately: "feeling like you are part of an oppressed minority?"

Instead he'll also have to wear the bleating of the lefty intelligentsia who demand perfection in actions, whether the issue was more than 20 years ago (Garrett), or on the spot in a frozen moment of time. Such is politics though.

It will be interesting to see just how much public heat is brought to bear on both of them.

In New Zealand, we should be talking about preserving and respecting cultural values, including our Christian and European history. Instead too many people bring this down to what appears to be racism.

I.M Fletcher said...

I see in this afternoon's news that Henry has been suspended without pay until October 18th.

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