It looks like the special treatment of our indigenous persons is shaping up as a campaign issue – if it isn’t quickly snuffed.
It also looks like anyone who says our indigenous persons are given special treatment will be denounced as racists.
Alf accordingly would never raise such questions.
He wonders about the political wits (and balls) of those who do.
One of them is ACT Party leader Jamie Whyte. Another is New Zealand First’s Winston Peters.
According to a report from Radio NZ, they both say ordinary Maori do not benefit from what they call race-based laws.
But the Maori Party – bless them – said the ACT Party and New Zealand First are vying for the redneck vote.
And they say Jamie’s ideas have no place in New Zealand politics.
If they have no place in our politics, of course, they can’t be discussed.
End of story.