Radical Victoria University lecturer, Maria Bargh has a new book out-“Resistance: An Indigenous Response to Neoliberalism”
You can’t judge a book by its cover, but you can by its “blurb“.
Aotearoa is one of the world leaders of neoliberalism. Successive New Zealand governments since 1984 have pursued neoliberal policies with a faith, vehemence and confidence in their success that few other governments appear to possess.
Resistance: An Indigenous Response to Neoliberalism is a collection of papers from Māori academics, activists and leaders on the connection between global practices of neoliberalism and the diverse forms of Māori resistance which aim to destabilise it.
At a time when ‘capital flows across borders as it has never done before, and multinational companies have bigger budgets than many states have ever had,’ this book encourages people to look more closely at Māori views as integral and inspiring in a globalising world.
Resistance: An Indigenous Response to Neoliberalism is edited by Maria Bargh. The other contributors are Claire Charters, Moana Jackson, Bridget Robson, Cherryl Smith, Maui Solomon, Alice Te Punga Somerville, Annette Sykes and Teanau Tuiono.
Think of someone you don’t like and buy them a copy today.
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I went to Aucks Uni with Teanau in the 90s not the 80s, he was in primary school in the 80s, the upper common room was opposite the Maori common room Hine Ahu One which is where we all used to hang. I noticed ‘Annonymous’ didnt use his name… probably just a another weedy white kid beaten up for his lunch by the big brown kid, and now wants to blame all of Maoridom.
why is the right full of white boy sheep shaggers?
“It means indigenous people should focus their energies on development. That means being pro-US and pro-Israel. Being pro-US and pro-Israel in your interations with the world brings development. Being pro-socialist or pro-palestinian brings poverty and violence.
People like Maria Bargh and her neo-aboriginalism is the opposite of progress and human development. It is a way to keep indigenous people undeveloped, compliant and on the reservation.”
Hey Reid …like Mah you don’t answer questions that I ask both of you! I asked you a question – how do I “evolve” myself. And you respond with the above. Another question what does “interations” mean? Here is another question what does “neo-aboriginalism” mean?
I just don’t know what the f… you two talk about. Do you and Mah live together? There you go another question. Hoha neither of you are able to answer questions… how odd! Does it mean that we should all be like you and Mah? White and American! (and Israeli?) Sorry I am different. Female as well!
P.S. EXOCET just shut up
“You’re not garbage Mah, you’re just mad. You fancy yourself to claim to be garbage !”
Classic projection from Steve.
Shine on you crazy diamond!
It means indigenous people should focus their energies on development. That means being pro-US and pro-Israel. Being pro-US and pro-Israel in your interations with the world brings development. Being pro-socialist or pro-palestinian brings poverty and violence.
People like Maria Bargh and her neo-aboriginalism is the opposite of progress and human development. It is a way to keep indigenous people undeveloped, compliant and on the reservation.
What do you mean Reid when you tell me to “evolve” myself? I hate to think….sounds a bit Hitlerish to me.
Anonymous said “All over the world there has been cannibalism eg just recently in Germany and in America ..remember Jeffrey Darma (spelling?} he consumed 17 people and he was white.”
This is a perfect example of “An Indigenous Response to Neoliberalism” Brilliant logic. There is a Professorship in Postmodern Indigenous Studies out there for this kind of brilliance.
Anonymous said “If I was you Reid before you comment on indigenous people in other countries I suggest you clean you own backyard up … it stinks.”
When indigenous peoples attack the US or Israel, I attack indigenous people. I’d say evolve yourself before you attack the US or Israel.
Please Steve, every time you call folks like me “fascist” and be upset for anyone who has a blog that is different from you, you parrot the Soviet campaign against the Soviet cause.
As Anatoliy Golitsyn explained, folks like you are involved in a campaign to discredit and neutralize folks like myself. Case in point from a quote from his book-The Perestroika Deception:
They [anti-Communists] will be attacked as reactionaires, bureaucrats with outworn ideas, political or religious Cold War warriors, spoilers or just fascists. The attack will aim to neutralise them by ridicule and to turn them into an endangered species. (pg. 32).
Every time you suggest that folks like myself are “fascists” Steve, you parrot this sort of propaganda and agenda for the Soviets’ totalitarian cause, when the only totalitarian here is you.
“You’re not garbage Mah, you’re just mad. You fancy yourself to claim to be garbage !”
Shut your abusive comments, you apologist for Palestinian Nazis in Hamas, PLO and even “al-Qaeda”.
You’re not garbage Mah, you’re just mad. You fancy yourself to claim to be garbage !
Hey Fried – history is documented (and misdocumented) and we take out of it what we want to – we make it mean what we want it to. And that’s human enough I guess. OK.
But let’s not have it conceal the stuff that’s so current that it’s not even history yet.
For example – the God fearing Chickenhawk, ordering the deaths of tens of thousands of innocent Iraqis with a daily hail of bombs dropped from 30,000 feet – while he licks his dick and goes to Crawford Episcopalian or whatever every Sunday to dial-up to the Lord.
And you nut on about Palestinians as depraved losers. I guess you’re God fearing too are you ?
In response to Reid of America:
“Maori Wars” were land wars…land was confiscated in this country by the colonisers.
As to Maori being cannibals, it was respectful to eat the heart of a warrior who fought with courage. Maori did not ever need human flesh to live. I suggest you read some real historians who have written about this country and they are pakeha (white in your language) eg Claudia Orange, the late Michael King and James Belich… you might learn something Reid.
Indigenous people in this country were not put on reservations as in the good old US of A. All over the world there has been cannibalism eg just recently in Germany and in America ..remember Jeffrey Darma (spelling?} he consumed 17 people and he was white.
If I was you Reid before you comment on indigenous people in other countries I suggest you clean you own backyard up … it stinks.
Contributor to Maria Bargh’s book, Teanau Tuiono, was at Auckland University when I was there in the 1980s.
He seemed to spend half his time engaging in half-baked [part] Maori radicalism, the other half frying his tiny brain with cannabis in the upper common room.
Frankly I’m surprised this guy managed to string two words together.
I also remember a momentous occasion when I attempted to debate him on some radical Maori position. Rather than engaging in reasoned discussion, he soon descended to repeatedly calling me “tutae” ie “shit.”
When I asked him if that was the only Maori he knew, he began inviting me to fisticuffs despite his puny build and tiny stature.
I still laugh at this pathetic Jake the Muss wannabe when I think of the incident today.
“So what did your people do in “olden times”. Maori were not cannibals ever… dumb as Reid…just plain dumb..hey go play on stormfront.org your kind of stuff. White nazis!!!”
So typical of Lefties to attack anyone on the Right to be “Nazis”. The Stormfront Faux Rightist neo-Nazi types have a similar anti-Israel leanings a certain far leftie does who sees Israel to be a “apartheid” state, and celebrates Palestinian terrorism like the neo-Nazi folks over at Stormfront.org do.
Do you really believe that we those on the Right, who are pro-Israel are akin to that load of garbage? Really. You purposely call people “racists” and “homophobic” when we point out that minorities and gays are being used as pawns for totalitarian purposes, and now you falsely accuse us of being “Nazis” when you ignore anti-Israel feelings among your own circles that are akin to how neo-Nazis support Palestinian terrorists.
What is it with you folks that you would rather be more comfortable with a totalitarian ideology leaning to the far left field but have the gall to call us “racists”, “homophobes”, “Fascists”, “Nazis”, etc.?
anonymous says “Maori were not cannibals ever… dumb as Reid…just plain dumb..hey go play on stormfront.org your kind of stuff. White nazis!!!”
I’m going to be have poke a hole in your multicultural delusions. Do a google search of the term Maori and cannibal and you will see lots of confirmation that the Maori were indeed cannibals. Such as this from the National Library of NZ
Cannibalism was the regular practice in Maori wars. Human flesh was an important part of the food supply of war parties. The bodies were cut up with obsidian flakes and then cooked on heated stones which were laid in pits in the ground. Sometimes, flesh was kept as a supply for the journey. Such meat would first be boned, then dried and packed in flax baskets; alternatively, it was potted in fat in gourds. Prisoners were sometimes taken alive, tied together with flax ropes and kept on the hoof for future slaughter and use.
It was really only in war that cannibalism was a regular occurrence. In peace, human flesh was rarely eaten, and only on very special occasions such as a famine or the visit of a very prominent visitors.
“I’m quite aware of how violent the Maori are. Correct me if I’m wrong but weren’t you cannibals before the British conquered and civilized you?”
“I am not watching but I am rooting for NZ. There is no doubt in my mind the Kiwi’s are the worlds finest yachtsman.”
Reid you are just plain dumb….hey do you know some of those Kiwis in the magic yacht race are Maori? Amazing navigators and sailors way back before the Brits.
“They will be cannibalizing each other in a short period of time. Just like the polynesians in olden times.”
So what did your people do in “olden times”. Maori were not cannibals ever… dumb as Reid…just plain dumb..hey go play on stormfront.org your kind of stuff. White nazis!!!
“Palestinian Hamas Jihadists 10, Palestinian Fatah Socialists 1”
But I should also mention that the “moderate” PLO-Fatah under Abbas also has called for Israel to stop its “assassinations” of its targets (i.e. terrorists).
Gee, you think this also added to the Gaza conquest on the part of Hamas? I think Abbas just allowed it to happen in effort to gain more aid from the West.
Steve from Northland says “You watchin’ Amerikas Cup My Bros’ ?”
I am not watching but I am rooting for NZ. There is no doubt in my mind the Kiwi’s are the worlds finest yachtsman.
Steve the anti-semite from Northland says “Mah Mah and Fried of Amerika – you forgotten about IDF: 10 Palestinians: 1 ?”
Still parroting outdated numbers. The new numbers are Palestinian Hamas Jihadists 10, Palestinian Fatah Socialists 1.
“Mah Mah and Fried of Amerika – you forgotten about IDF: 10 Palestinians: 1 ?”
Steve, you’re an apologist for Hamas, PLO, and even the “al-Qeada” terrorists like Osama bin Laden. It’s you who is a totalitarian apologist Steve. You don’t give a damn about Palestinians being under these totalitarian organizations do you?
All you do is refer America to be Amerika and calling it the “Great Satan” when you should look in the mirror to see that you are part of the network of the Amalek, the very group of people who disguised themselves as “Caanites” and attacked the Jews on their way from Egypt.
You’re the one who is on the wrong side of the asile Steve. I just mention Osama’s support for Hamas and you ignore it. You don’t give a damn to the 3000 lives lost on 9/11 do you Steve?
Mah Mah and Fried of Amerika – you forgotten about IDF: 10 Palestinians: 1 ?
And how many Iraqis did The God-Fearing Chickenhawk’s bombs slaughter yesterday laddies ? While he and Dickie Haliburton were scootin’ round the ranch in the SUV, firing shot in their bros’ bums.
Hey, I’m gonna cry ! We, that is the little old socialist state of Aotearoa, we just won Race Three in Amerikas Cup !
Come on The Bears – congratulations please.
“Hey, what a pretty picture – the Three Fascist Bears all out together – lookin’ for a rumble.”
Look in the mirror to see what a totalitarian ideologue you truely are.
“You watchin’ Amerikas Cup My Bros’ ?”
I guess mentioning you aligning with “al-Qaeda” which is siding with Hamas, the Palestinian terrorists you say are “outnumbered” really exposes that you would want to root for another 3000 Americans dead, along with also rooting for dead Israeli Jews as well.
You also fail to account of why Palestinians would be fleeing toward Israel. If Israel was such a “fascist” state as you claim, the Palestinians would have sought refuge in Egypt. Oh wait, reports have surfaced that Egypt helped Hamas conquer Gaza.
You’re the only Fascist ideologue here Steve for your embracement of Hamas and ignoring its alliance with “al-Qaeda” which was responsible for killing 3000 citizens on 9/11, along with the 1998 embassy bomings in Africa and other sort of attacks.
Hey, what a pretty picture – the Three Fascist Bears all out together – lookin’ for a rumble.
Wonder who’s pinchin’ whose porridge ?
You watchin’ Amerikas Cup My Bros’ ?
“the fetid NY sub-existence, spittle and semi-masticated packet noodles all over the keyboard which I molest for 23 out of 24 (you on meth Mah?), and the grossness of being an uptight, shrieking Holocaust Naziette, on the one hand that is”
Shut it Steve. Apparently you don’t give a damn that even “al-Qaeda”, the likes of Zawahri is siding with those Palestinian terrorists you are are “outnumbered”. Now you got Osama bin Laden openly on your side. Guess this explains your anti-American/anti-Western leanings of not even caring about the very group of people you are aligning with are also aligned with terrorists who have said to be involved in 3000 plus of my own people on 9/11.
Steve the violent guy from Northland says “I’d love to see you Fried, and you Mah Mah Mia, perambulating down Broadway Kaikohe, mouthing off with your cant and your racism…..you’d only do it once !”
I’m quite aware of how violent the Maori are. Correct me if I’m wrong but weren’t you cannibals before the British conquered and civilized you?
OOOh you are such a tough guy Steve!
Keep reaching for those rainbows!
Now Trev, as you know I’m a tolerant man, to a fault actually.
I do though draw the line at dipstick fanatics like Fried of America and Mah Mah Mia nutting on about my glorious Northland and Maori.
However, if pressed I guess I’d have to say that given a choice between:
(1) the fetid NY sub-existence, spittle and semi-masticated packet noodles all over the keyboard which I molest for 23 out of 24 (you on meth Mah?), and the grossness of being an uptight, shrieking Holocaust Naziette, on the one hand that is, and;
(2) magnificent Northland, all that tumeke kai, and the magic of being a Ngapuhi pagan (in wairua if not genetically) on the other hand – then you can give give me paganism any day.
Not that I appreciate that either you or Fried even understand the meaning of paganism Mah. Your mention of it is nothing more tha rattled fascist abuse really.
Kai Ora Whanau !
PS: I’d love to see you Fried, and you Mah Mah Mia, perambulating down Broadway Kaikohe, mouthing off with your cant and your racism…..you’d only do it once !
Could an ACT Party member please purchase me a copy of this book. I would be most grateful.
The label “neo-liberal is a more accurate description of lefty politics and their flirts with some social freedoms while promoting authoritarian solutions everywhere else.What they call neo-liberalism is actually true consistent Liberalism….not the socialism they prefer.
Has anyone ever used the term neo-aboriginalism to describe the politics of people like Maria Bargh? If not I have coined the term which describes her politics. A return to primitive cultural practices. I wonder how the neo-aboriginals address the anti-liberal practices of primitive cultures? The sexism, brutal tribal violence, material squalor, low life expectancy, etc. They probably don’t address these issues because they are in a state of denial of how primitive and anti-liberal aboriginal cultures are.
Give Maria Bargh and her fellow travelers a piece of Northland to live out their primitive ideals. Only they have to be totally self sufficient like the aboriginals they idolize. No trading with the world outside of their utopia. Let’s see how they last. They will be cannibalizing each other in a short period of time. Just like the polynesians in olden times.
It just seems that hardcore Leftism and Paganistic cultures seem to go together. Mussolini and Hitler both supported Paganistic leanings as much as Hugo Chavez, Evo Morales and Rafael Correa.
Reason why hardcore Leftists seem to be quite fond of Paganistic cultures is to only simply use them in effort for divide and conquer. Mussolini employed ancient Roman Paganism, Hitler with Germanic Paganism, and with modern hardcore Leftist movements with Hugo Chavez, local indigenous paganistic leanings.
“Here you go again Mah! “Typical” as you would say! Who are you calling pagan? And no! We are not the US of A’s backyard! You grumpy, old, racist, homophobic (And probably very lonely) old fart :(“
Knock off the Leftist lies. I am not racist or homophobic, but I am pretty sure with your lack of concerns of using homosexuals and minorities for a totalitarian purpose doesn’t seem to make you “racist” at anything like that.
“Great, just what the West needs in its own backyard, more Hugo Chavez wannabes who align themselves with Paganistic cultures.”
Here you go again Mah! “Typical” as you would say! Who are you calling pagan? And no! We are not the US of A’s backyard! You grumpy, old, racist, homophobic (And probably very lonely) old fart 🙁
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Great, just what the West needs in its own backyard, more Hugo Chavez wannabes who align themselves with Paganistic cultures.
This is one Wahine I would let read me bed time stories.
I reckon she knows a thing or two about the magic of flax.
Goodness, the good radical doctor is drop dead gorgeous.