Mexican Marxist and United Nations “rapporteur” Rodolfo Stavenhagen has been rebuked by National’s Maori Affair spokesman, Gerry Brownlee. Commenting on Red Rodolfo’s critical statement on “indigenous rights” in NZ, Brownlee said “NZers don’t need to be told by the UN what it means to be a Kiwi”. “Fair-minded Kiwis will reject these statements outright because they know them to be untrue”.
After a 9 day visit to maori groups around the country, Red Rodolf issued a statement claiming that Maori problems like over representation in crime statistics and lower life expectancies “were considered by Maori as the result of a transgenerational backlog of broken promises, economic marginalistion, social exclusion and cultural discrimation”.
Marxist sociology professors, Maori radicals and UN bureacrats think that way. Most NZers do not. Marxists love to divide nations along racial lines. They even have a term for it. It is called “National Question” politics.
So well done Gerry Brownlee and all those other MPs who told Red Redolf what to do with his report.