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  • #1714608
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    dr-who

    Hi Huiatahi.

    I am not aware of anyone called ocker.

    My post was aimed at farmer and those who support him or her.

     

    #1714609
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    huiatahi

    That was what I was picking Dr who.  I think many of us feel the same way

    huiatahi

    #1714610
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    mommabear70

    Odd that. I read “Racists must be confronted and challenged on every post“ means  everyone who posts racist statements are racists.

     

    #1714614
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    dr-who

    I have no knowledge of ocker or anything he or she has written.

    Jumping to conclusions is not considered real exercise MB

    #1714617
    Profile photo of sir-nigel-gresleysir-nigel-gresley
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    sir-nigel-gresley

    NZ has always been a racist country, right back to the Chinese gold mining days, the Yugoslavs in the gum industry, the Dutch, hard workers taking our jobs, the 10 quid Immigrant Poms, the Pacific Islanders in the 70’s. Now it is Indians, Philipinos, Chinese and people from Arabic countries, working for begger all wages.

    Kiwis feel threatened, losing their laid back lifestyle, jobs, properties and business’s absorbed from them. It is all about money, and Aunty Helen insisting we go Global. Maybe we should have become a third world country, and support ourselves.  😐

    Happy Valley

    #1714622
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    lilith7

    “The racist jokes, the misogynist crap, the overwrought recommendations that this group or that should be shot, or kicked out, or not let in if they won’t/can’t look, speak, worship, dress, dance or vote, or abandon all their own customs and conform to ‘ours’ have all led us to this point.”

     

    Arandar, those are exactly the things which on another forum,are not unusual;they’re also the things which I & others frequently make it clear are unacceptable, & have done for some time now.

    The interesting thing is that since the murders, there are one or two people who tend to post racist nonsense who haven’t posted AFAIK.

    It may be (& probably is) just coincidence but I’d like to think that perhaps those people have now finally understood where such spreading such hateful comments can lead.

     

    Perhaps this footballer is right & some good may come from this.

     

    https://www.msn.com/en-nz/sports/afl/you-ve-just-raised-awareness-so-thank-you-muslim-footy-star-s-very-surprising-message-to-the-christchurch-mosque-massacre-gunman/ar-BBUVDTL?li=BBqdmGR

    “Devout Muslim and AFL footy star Bachar Houli has a message for the Christchurch mosque massacre gunman – thank you for raising awareness.

    The 30-year-old midfielder, who won a premiership with Richmond in 2017, believes the mosque killings, allegedly carried out by Australian Brenton Tarrant last Friday, offered one positive.

    ‘The incident out of Christchurch, it’s only made our community stronger so the killer’s objectives, well, you have just raised awareness. So thank you,’ he told news.com.au.”

    #1714637
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    arandar

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    #1714658
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    Hero42

    The fear of mass immigration that was stirred up by the right wing extremists and was often copied as a supposed legitimate fear by those who were not extreme right wingers non the less helped give the extremists a feeling of validity and along with the pronouncements of some high profile politicians they have become to believe they are right to commit extremist acts.

    The lies in those mass immigration messages was regularly pointed out by many but it did not seem to allay the fears.

    Sadly those who were swept up in the hysteria and promoted those messages of fear and hatred must bear some of the blame for what has happened.

    #1714659
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    Hero42

    Sir Nigel
    It is true that NZ has been a racist country in the past and some of those feelings still exist but it has come a long way from state sanctioned discrimination against the Chinese gold miners to the multi cultural country it is now.

    Still got a way to go though and we should never give up on that road by letting the underlying discrimination go without calling it out.

    Cheers 🙂

    #1714665
    Profile photo of huiatahihuiatahi
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    huiatahi

    1% of moslem may be terroists and 1% of non moslem may be extreme right wingers and that’s all it needs to make a divided world.  Let’s do away with the 1%ers

    huiatahi

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