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Member since 29 Jun 2006
Member from Shirley
"But I can grasp that you must enjoy wallowing in crap like this, and I thank Christ I'm not mentally stagnated."
Clearly not,since you can't perceive the difference between 'wallowing in' & remaining aware of the past.
There are several different ethnic groups which make up NZ society today & I can't understand why any attempt to mention those cultures is invariable met with outraged cries of 'dividing the nation'.
There is a huge difference between trying to divide society & discussing, recognising & valuing,the contributions made by various groups to our country.
Should we ignore the Dalmations, the Dutch, the French,Scandinavian,Scots,Welsh,Irish,Chinese etc.etc. cultures within our own?
To what purpose? Shouldn't these groups be allowed to feel pride in their culture?
Member since 06 Aug 2008
Member from Burwood
The only division in godzone is caused by the perpetual pandering to the culture of the indigenous at the expence of more advanced and colourful cultures. Indigenous culture is bland and has no expressions of love or compassion thus the amount of child murder within that group. Personally i believe that Baboons have a more advanced and loving culture.
Member since 02 Feb 2007
Member from Mangere Central
Shouldn't these groups be allowed to feel pride in their culture?Yes they should Belladonna.But for anyone else to feel pride for them,is a bit patronising,me thinks.
"Shouldn't these groups be allowed to feel pride in their culture?Yes they should Belladonna.But for anyone else to feel pride for them,is a bit patronising,me thinks"
I do see what you mean Mona,but I think others are allowed to admire what they've achieved,surely?
Member since 22 Oct 2006
Member from Christchurch CBD
BD, Well put!. I admire the cultural diversity of New Zealand and think we can learn and appreciate its many facets. We have come of age as a nation when we can come together and celebrate their gift to us all.
Whenever I attend cultural Festivals I feel pride in being a small part of a whole lot of peoples of different races of multicultural New Zealand. I love reading too about The Dalmatians,The Pacific Peoples,The Danes,The Indians and The Welsh ,Scottish, Irish & English Dutch & French origins in our country.I have been reading today about Chinese New Zealand.My Wedding and Other Secrets a film written and directed by Roseanne Liang which tells the story of the relationship between two young New Zealanders one white and one Chinese. The actors include Michelle Ang and Matt Whelan.
Member since 23 Nov 2009
Member from Stratford
And the Morayfirths of this nation, hopefully a tiny minority, are very vocal and very active (hence the vile attacks & assaults on some groups and individuals).
Therefore, I think, it's important that those of us who don't believe what Morayfirth believes, don't consider one group of people is superior to another, who welcome diversity & value difference also speak out.
I know new immigrants who watch TV, read the newspapers and are trying to reach out into their communities but who are being overwhelmed by the anti-immigrant sentiments, 'news' and headlines and extremist nastiness.
It surprises me to learn that someone who claims friendship with Chinese New Zealanders also calls them "Ugh Lum Jums' or whatever the phrase was but that's just me.
Member since 30 Jun 2006
Member from Glen Oroua
I reserve the right and the opportunity to read whatever posts I want regardless of content. To those of you who don't like certain posts there is a very very simple solution.
Don't read them - Simple really
Member since 04 Oct 2007
Member from Te Awamutu
" Indigenous culture is bland and has no expressions of love or compassion"
Only a person completely ignorant and has no true knowledge of our indigenous culture could make a statement like this.
Member since 18 Mar 2007
Member from Papakura
""It surprises me to learn that someone who claims friendship with Chinese New Zealanders also calls them "Ugh Lum Jums' or whatever the phrase was but that's just me. ""
No doubt thats me you are chucking the shoite at....it doesn't say much for your journalistic ability if you could not see the "Tongue-In-Cheek" situation of the whole thread header....here it is below.
"WA'CHOUT, DA 'LUM JUMS' ARE CUMMIN-CHCH YOUR TURN NEXT."
And it was the header of a totally different thread and 5 days ago. mmmm. Keep reading my post Arandar and you'll get a few more surprises to moan about.
I am at a loss to know what" derogatory Asian Lum Jum Slang" has got to do with Christchurch. We lost many Asian Students in the CTV Tragedy and in Christchurch itself.We are a City still grieving with Asian Families for what we have lost.We drove the length of Madras Street today and felt sick at the sight of so many empty sections.Peoples lives have been snuffed out.We paused at CTV. and Latimer Square.
Sorry ,but im all in favour of the oriental cultures as they are colorful and exotic and exciting to watch. But aside to that, its great to see the smiling faces of our immigrants as go about their daily tasks as they certainly brighten up what was once a very drab country. The more the merrier. And yes Dr L we still grieve for the great loss of our Asian friends. That is why i would prefer to see a monument erected in the square with all the names inscribed rather than a rebuilt cathedral which is nothing but a reminder of the colonial past and whose adherents are followers of the superstitious.
DOC,"" am at a loss to know what" derogatory Asian Lum Jum Slang" has got to do with Christchurch""You are not very bright between the ears are you....go back and read the post that header came from....and if you can't figure out that that statemaent was 'Tongue-In-Cheek' then it doesn't say much for for your 'loss'Cheers. "derogatory" DOC be careful when using words like this....remember your apology 4 or 5 weeks ago, cause I do, and what over.
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