NonprayingMantis:BTR: While this does annoy me it is worth noting that this is only a small percentage on Maori doing this. I am friends with quite a few maori people and they all think this kind of behaviour makes their race look bad. I would hate to see people thinking all maori are the same...
So where is the large majority of Maori protesting in the streets about how these people are giving them a bad name?
We’ve seen Hikois over much smaller things than this, yet this provokes virtually no activity from the supposed ‘moderate’ majority.
Why, for example, do they continue to vote in people like Pita Sharples who clearly believes that Maori have a right to spectrum?
I see the same arguments about Muslims. You get the massive protests over something as minor as a drawing or an amateur youtube clip, but when the radical few do something really crazy (like 9/11, the 7/7 bombings etc etc) you get barely a peep from the so-called moderate majority. If they really want to call out these crazy few, then they should do it.
It is well known the there is a "silent majority" in all sectors, the ones that go to their jobs every day and slog out a living and simply don't have time to protest.
Unfortunately the vocal minority get all the attention. Could you imagine the coverage a protest to keep everything to same as it is would attract? None at all!
BTW what does IWI stand for? I WANT IT.