Friday, April 15, 2011

Government position on Maori language support: missionary, 69, or doggie?


Love this from a spokesperson for Dr Sharples (okay, the article refers to 'spokesman', so we assume it is a tane...) reminded us all (Maori and Pakeha) what Standard Operating Procedure is for the State, namely the co-ordination of, quote, "an overarching Government response. " Endquote.

Exactly.

It wasn't always so, bro.

No, our ancestors once were bourgeoisie, that is owners of capital, proud of it, and as holistic as we needed to be.

Now, with rangatahi unemployment still running at about 30% (twice what it was in the midst of the neoliberal reforms of the early 90s), support services stretched to breaking point in Otautahi and around the motu, the opposition parties unable to reach a consensus on what to do (the paucity of the left in Aotearoa/NZ is quite remarkable, given what we once were, Maori and Pakeha), we go into yet another winter of discontent.

Love how The Man finds new ways to fuck us over, like an endlessly creative lover ;)

If I have one hope its that such crap brings us one day closer to the revolution.

[Footnote ... The picture is a reproduction poster for the movie "The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie," starring Milena Vukotic, Fernando Rey, Delphine Seyrig, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Bulle Ogier, and Michel Piccoli. Check this collection of essays, edited by Marsha Kinder]

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