Signs of Creeping Racism

A man whose family was German aristocracy prior to World War II owned a number of large industries and estates. When asked how many German people were true Nazis, the answer he gave can guide our attitude toward fanaticism.

“Very few people were true Nazis “he said,” but many enjoyed the return of German pride, and many more were too busy to care. I was one of those who just thought the Nazis were a bunch of fools. So, the majority just sat back and let it all happen.

“Then, before we knew it, they owned us, and we had lost control,  and the end of the world had come. My family lost everything. I ended up in a concentration camp and the Allies destroyed my factories.”

A similar creep is happening in New Zealand. A recent visit to the local hospital confirms the subtlety of yet another way in which institutionalised racism is slowly infecting the country. Read the signs:

Boldly over you – the Maori language wording over the English. And it becomes worse. A doorway sign with only a Maori language word on it. (Circled for clarity – the word on the door is in the same style as those seen on the right.)

Less than 15% of NZ’s population is part-Maori and less than 50% of those can read, write and speak the Maori language. Why then is it given such prominence?

To make a point?! Perhaps like this one . . .


A High Court judge asked a lawyer if she wanted an interpreter, after she introduced herself to the court in te reo Maori.

As reported by Stuff, there was this exchange in the court:

Justice Brewer: “As a matter of curiosity, did you attribute to me an ability to speak Maori?

Johnston: “No, sir. It’s the convention of the Crown Law office to …

Justice Brewer: “Mystify judges.”

Johnston: “To use one of the nation’s languages.”

Justice Brewer asked the lawyer if she was making a “political point”.

“… because you are not using it as a means of communication. You are using it as a means of making a point.”

Johnston said she meant no disrespect.

If you read that article, a sub-heading could be: in the interests of subversive racism, the Crown Law Office thumbs its nose at High Court Rules.

21 thoughts on “Signs of Creeping Racism

    1. I have always advocated that succeeding Gov/ments have given in to Maori demands, and the average Joe Blogs sit on their hands and do nothing about it, and do not want to know, the day is fast coming that they may rue their lack of interest… it is nearly too late- – -be warned

    1. The thought of creeping racialism is frightening , it is about time the majority of NZ citizens shout to the Govt. that enough is enough . According to the Treaty they became Brittish Citizens ,how is it that they have gone beyond this ???

  1. English is the spoken language here in New Zealand. Maori or Te Reo had many different dialects between Iwis and has been changed to suit the modern world therefore is meaningless in a modern world going forward. Stop bowing to these tribal bullies.

  2. And what makes it worse is the fact Maori didn’t have those names in their language. This is scary stuff and deeply angers me, especially with the percentage of Maori that don’t even know how to speak a so call New Zealand language.

  3. In our local Whakatane paper there was a picture of the Taneatua Fire Brigades latest livery included Fire in Maori. This was also on the facebook site so I asked a Question “Is the Maori word for Fire in Maori because English is not being taught in the Valley” (Ruatoki Valley) which has Immersion schools. Wow did I get some flack. I kept on going back to my question on whether the Tamariki were being taught any English at all and commented that if not these children are being limited for their future opportunities because most of New Zealand and the Western World you need English to get a job and communicate. I was called a Dickhead and other names but surprisingly not Racist but the question was not answered. But part of their comments was that the Maori economy is doing very well to which I commented ” why are we hearing so much about Maori Poverty then?” More name calling which I replied if you have to resort to name calling you have lost the debate.

  4. “Of course the people don’t want war. But after all, it’s the leaders of the country who determine the policy, and it’s always a simple matter to drag the people along whether it’s a democracy, a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism, and exposing the country to greater danger.”
    — Herman Goering at the Nuremberg trials
    Is this technique being used here? Remember the Hiltlerite principle of telling a big lie often; the bigger the lie and the more often it is told the more it will be believed.

  5. Why is this happening? Largely because of MMP. Politicians clamour to stay in power and to do so buy the Maori vote. Look at the mess National created with allowing tribal claims on our foreshore and seabed and to boot gifted $300,000 for each tribe to fund fight for their claim while those objecting have to fund their own legal fees.

  6. Hilarious…maori were stoneage cannibals with no written language, no numerical system and were so backward, the wheel hadn’t even been thought of. Now, thanks to the great NZ history rewrite, they pretend their “culture” has equality with superior cultures. NZ is doomed.

    1. NZ is all about Maoridome and Iwi control over our Resource.
      They are our dominant people.
      Just saying they appear to have won through the courts so according to the law of the land they are in an exclusive contract with the Crown, what ever that may be.
      So we have to look forward to harmonious relations with them.

      1. Further to my comment on November 14th, at work I had a conversation with a part-Maori driver from another shift after he approached me asking if I was the one who had been making comments on facebook about the Fire engine with the Maori livery. I thought I was in trouble but it turned out his wife was a teacher at a ‘bi-lingual’ school at Maketu. She had said that their school had some children arrive from an immersion school that knew practically no English at all and had to be caught up. So I am concerned that a new underclass is being created by our schooling system, endorsed by successive Governments. Then in the future, there’s the probability of them having difficulty finding employment. Maybe they’ll be asking for compensation because the school system had let them down and yet it would be the very system that was endorsed by the Government.

        1. Yes – the government endorses many such things and you and the rest of the taxpayers get to pay for the consequences.

  7. Absolutely disgraceful! The same thing is happening with Wellington City Council operations with signs at the Southern Landfill (rubbish dump) at Owhiro Bay in maori first (bold) with English beneath (not bold). Of course, this is in keeping with the WCC’s intention that Wellington becomes the Te Reo Capital by 2040. Where the mandate comes from for this nonsense, who knows? I doubt a majority of voters would be in favour.

  8. Next when the public become so confused there will be required Maori/Iwi usherers to show people to their respected wards.
    Special wards for Maori and not so special wards for the rest of us.

  9. Our City Council is governed by elected members that by some part are controlled by our Iwi.
    Don’t mean to be nasty just stating a fact.
    Our they looking after our people?
    I think maybe just them selves.

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