Media watch – Sunday

1 April 2018

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  1. sorethumb

     /  April 1, 2018

    Insight: NZ Wars – A Day to Remember?
    https://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/insight/audio/2018638372/insight-nz-wars-a-day-to-remember
    What the students got 5000 signatures “there was a lot of support but also a lot of resistance”?
    The government fell for it thanks to the Maori Party.
    “intergenerational pain” – yeah right,
    Pure malice.

  2. sorethumb

     /  April 1, 2018

    Mr Tipene agreed, and said New Zealanders had to understand and know the stories of the battles and conflicts that happened here in Aotearoa to move on as a nation.

    “Some people don’t even want to know these stories, they are still saying ‘why are these people aggrieved? Why do they get treaty settlements? Why they are they getting handouts from the government? Why are the Māori looking so lazy, and why do they fill the prisons?’,” he said.

    To really understand why probably all indigenous cultures are, who have been oppressed are still in poor socio-economic conditions – there is a key theme running through all of this that oppressed people do not have poor statistics because they just want to, there is a good reason for that – understanding all that is important as we move forward as a nation.”
    https://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/insight/audio/2018638372/insight-nz-wars-a-day-to-remember

    Evidence?
    Evolutionary psychology – people suited to tribal life. Industrial society requires a division of labour. Higher skills demand higher pay.
    Maori have an inter generational narrative: “all the land was stolen” (works for mixed race Maori).

    • sorethumb

       /  April 1, 2018

      Maori do better in Australia when they are away from the tribal structure?

      • Corky

         /  April 1, 2018

        Yes, many do. Those who revert back to tribal structures in Australia aren’t generally as successful.

  3. phantom snowflake

     /  April 1, 2018

    West Side Tory
    ‏ @tauhenare
    $20 bucks an hour as a minimum wage will not break the bank, it might even have the opposite effect and get things cracking again. Don’t be bullied by people who earn 200k+ per year telling people who earn #SFA, “im sorry, but the country just can’t afford it” It’s bullshit.

    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  April 1, 2018

      It mightn’t break the bank but it might cost some jobs. How would you know how many?

    • Corky

       /  April 1, 2018

      The estimate is 28,000 jobs lost. The Reserve Bank estimate, I believe.

  4. sorethumb

     /  April 1, 2018

    Historical&Trauma,&Race;based&Trauma∧&Resilience&of&Indigenous&Peoples:&A&literature&review
    Abadian (2006) made a similar argument as Denham (2008) in her presentation at the “Healing our Spirits Worldwide” conference. She argues that cultural renewal can be as dangerous as it can be rehabilitative. She refers to the Lakota people’s historical attempts to renew culture that ended tragically – as in the 1890 Massacre of Wounded Knee. Furthermore, other so-called cultural renewals, such as Hitler’s attempts to renew the “great Aryan nation” or Serbia’s attempt at cultural resurgence have all ended horribly and been toxic to survivors. Abadian argues that cultural renewal requires paying attention to the stories that one tells themselves in relationship to others and who is responsible for the way things currently are. She refers to these stories as meta-narratives – and asserts that toxic cultural renewal is an outcome of toxic cultural narratives. In turn, these cultural narratives are the outcome of past traumas. The first step in the regeneration of healthy and affirming cultures is the telling of life-affirming and healthy narratives. She draws on the example of a young child who was sexually abused by an extended family member. Because the child only has “pre-operational thinking” (Piaget, 1928) or believes that everything that happens is as a direct
    result of what they have done, they come to believe that any harm that occurs is their fault. This child thus goes through his life believing he is damaged, unloveable and unworthy of healthy relationships. These “post-traumatic” narratives tend to be habitual, frozen in the past, self-referential and selfreinforcing. In the same way, entire communities can pass on
    unhealthy narratives to future generations.

    https://fncaringsociety.com/sites/default/files/online-journal/vol5num1/Fast-Collin-Vezina_pp126.pdf

  5. Alan Wilkinson

     /  April 1, 2018

    Like the Independent’s April 1 story: Trump abandons Twitter.

  6. Corky

     /  April 1, 2018

    Is this a marriage made in heaven…or a divorce before consummation?

    ”Carol Hirschfeld joining Whaleoil Media.”

    • High Flying Duck

       /  April 1, 2018

      Or is it April 1st?

      • Corky

         /  April 1, 2018

        I thought it was true… bummmer.

        • Blazer

           /  April 1, 2018

          not surprised.Corky will believe anything.A head like a sponge absorbing fake news,and …disinformation from MSM.

          • Corky

             /  April 1, 2018

            I was hoping to snare a sucker. Kind of backfired…but not completely.

  7. Not sure who this will appeal to:

    I don’t know if the Green membership are still deciding on leadership or not. Presumably so, the result won’t be announced until 8 April.