Marama Davidson lays into the blame game

The degree to which Marama Davidson takes her arguments here is alarming, especially for a political party leader.

While most of the country is coming together with a common purpose of sympathy and empathy, she seems to be intent on blaming and dividing.

Yesterday from her speech in Ministerial Statements — Mosque Terror Attacks—Christchurch

I know that we must work together, all of us, to become an Aotearoa where everyone is safe to pray, or not—an Aotearoa where people are safe to be who they are.

I also acknowledge the calls from those in Muslim communities to ensure that we tell the truth right from the start. I note the Muslim voices highlighting the truth that New Zealand has a long history of colonial policy, discourse, and violence that sought to harm indigenous peoples. As tangata whenua, I am aware that we need to build connections now more than ever, to heal, and to create loving futures for everyone.

There are some major contradictions in this.

So what do we do now? I am energised by the signs of people now reflecting on their own bias and prejudice and committing to fighting racism with all their might.

We have a big shift ahead of us. We have lessons to learn. We have conversations to have. It’s just that this seems like it was too big a price to pay to get us to this point. In closing, to our Muslim communities, we love you, not just because you are us, but because you are you. Kia ora.

Davidson needs to learn that those of us who have some colonial history in our whanau are also part of ‘us’.

She is correct in saying “we must work together, all of us” – she just needs to learn what that actually means, and she needs to learn that divisive speech is contrary to what she is imploring here.

 

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22 Comments

  1. adamsmith1922

     /  20th March 2019

    Davidson is,to use Helen Clark’s memorable phrase a ‘hater and a wrecker’. She is a narcissistic, racist who plays the race card continuously. Nothing she says has any merit.

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  2. David

     /  20th March 2019

    With a candidate as good as JAG why did they pick this divisive loony tunes.

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    • Corky

       /  20th March 2019

      Wahine and brown, That’s the only reasons I can think of. I don’t think JAG should give up hope yet. Dissident in the ranks must be growing.

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    • Blazer

       /  20th March 2019

      don’t share your love for JAG.
      Showed herself to be a grandstander.
      Sage and Swazbrook are the 2 Green stars.

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      • High Flying Duck

         /  20th March 2019

        I….agree…with…Blazer….
        Although still a bit early for Chloe to be up the totem yet.

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        • David

           /  20th March 2019

          Sage is awful, we had her on the regional council. Chloe is a bit wishy washy but may need a few years out in the world and then return, certainly potential there.

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          • Kitty Catkin

             /  20th March 2019

            JAG showed herself to be willing to endanger her baby for a photo opportunity. That takes grandstanding to a whole new level.

            If she had fallen from the bike, been hit or gone into labour by the road because she couldn’t reach the hospital in time, she would have had only herself to blame.

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  3. Ray

     /  20th March 2019

    Interesting, some Muslim fanatics crash planes into buildings in the USA and there is a call not to condemn all Muslims.
    An Australian shoots 100 Muslims in Christchurch and guilt is dropped on all NZers with special mention for the white males by the “woke”.

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    • Kitty Catkin

       /  20th March 2019

      Golriz Gharaman seems to have gone right over the edge; has anyone seen what she has to say about it ? Either that or she’s making shameful mileage out of it.

      I find it hard to believe that she really is constantly threatened with rape, murder and violence; no other MP seems to be. She comes across as self-obsessed and out of touch with reality.

      Her latest rant is totally irrational. It makes Marama Davidon seem restrained and logical.

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  4. sorethumb

     /  20th March 2019

    They have scraped the bottom of the barrel with her.

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  5. sorethumb

     /  20th March 2019

    Nine to noon had an architectural lecturer on to do the Paul Spoonley thing about how much better Auckland is thanks to immigration. He also used the “no you know how the Maoris felt” line. As if todays Maori aren’t affected by diversity in the same way many Pakeha are. Davidson can take her stance because she is on the pigs back. She is a house Maori. In the big plan we are to be [a] Maori [elite] and all the rest.

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  6. sorethumb

     /  20th March 2019

    What’s happened to Jeff Simmonds Tops + Maori Party combo these days? I commented on their site and was directed to a video where Gareth analyses the TOW and mouths (emphatically) “the resources belong to Maori”. At that point I heard a toilet flush as my membership left the scene.

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  7. Gezza

     /  20th March 2019

    Now we are in to the blame game, and Mark Taylor, these two, and Islamic extremism have stopped being mentioned.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/auckland/81376652/man-sentenced-for-islamic-state-propaganda

    These people are not us, it is claimed. And it’s true – they’re not. And Tarrant is not us.

    The world over when a terrorist attack by a lone wold is carried out there is an instant reaction :”How did the authorities miss this? There were signs this man had changed. People knew and did nothing.

    Now Erdogan is using the situation to stoke up old wounds and obliquely threaten Kiwis and Australians.

    The victims aren’t even buried yet. This situation and people who will exploit it to stoke up or reflect their own mutual antipathy on others and their own profiles is underway already.

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    • Kitty Catkin

       /  20th March 2019

      Golriz, if her words are not the rambling of someone on the edge or over it, is exploiting it in a disgusting manner, mainly to promote herself. Not a word of sorrow for the 50 as far as I could see.

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  8. Seabird

     /  20th March 2019

    Wasn’t there someone arrested over the past few days for hate speech and inciting violence? Surely she isn’t far away from this?

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  9. PDB

     /  20th March 2019

    Not to worry, those good ole community-minded folk at the Mongrel Mob are patrolling the mosques as we speak. Black power got a lot of media for doing a haka for the victims. All top blokes & a credit to the nation in stark contrast to people like David Farrar & Chris Trotter.

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/christchurch-shooting/111395229/mongrel-mob-gang-members-to-stand-guard-at-local-mosque-in-support-of-muslim-kiwis

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  10. unitedtribes2

     /  20th March 2019

    Unless you are a victim you cannot join the great cult of victimhood. Happening all over the world.

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  11. Alan Wilkinson

     /  20th March 2019

    So this creepy Lefty racist loves Muslim immigrants but not pakeha New Zealanders. Should be a winning electoral platform.

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