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  # 2343048 24-Oct-2019 14:50
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Yes, it is clearly racist. I don't agree with the notion of arranged marriage but I do understand what cultural differences mean. NZ First MPs need to get over themselves. Just because they are too blinkered to understand that different cultures have different values does not give them the right to ride roughshod over those differences. 

 

Apart from that, someone ought to point out to them who spends 12 hours or more a day 7 days a week operating all the dairies and liquor outlets, never mind the market gardeners, increasingly Indian, who supply our veggie stands and the expert IT people who help keep our industries going. I support our government but that does not extend to NZ First, which is a boil on the coalition that badly needs to be lanced. It is my hope, though not my expectation, that enough voters see what has been going on to give Labour and the Greens a clear majority next time around so they can finally govern without the NZ First millstone around their necks.

 

 

 



 

When does observation become racial profiling? Not the intent, but perhaps could be construed that way in a racist/not-racist binary argument.

 

 

When you are determined to put the worst possible interpretation on even the most casual observations of another, I guess you can draw any conclusion you want to. Of course I am not suggesting that all Indians fit these stereotypes, just pointing out that (Indian) immigrants fill a lot of valued roles in our society and those who only see the negative side of immigration might be well-advised to pause and consider the unintended consequences if they actually got what they wanted.

 

 





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Rikkitic:

 

Dingbatt:

 

Rikkitic:

 

Yes, it is clearly racist. I don't agree with the notion of arranged marriage but I do understand what cultural differences mean. NZ First MPs need to get over themselves. Just because they are too blinkered to understand that different cultures have different values does not give them the right to ride roughshod over those differences. 

 

Apart from that, someone ought to point out to them who spends 12 hours or more a day 7 days a week operating all the dairies and liquor outlets, never mind the market gardeners, increasingly Indian, who supply our veggie stands and the expert IT people who help keep our industries going. I support our government but that does not extend to NZ First, which is a boil on the coalition that badly needs to be lanced. It is my hope, though not my expectation, that enough voters see what has been going on to give Labour and the Greens a clear majority next time around so they can finally govern without the NZ First millstone around their necks.

 

 

 



 

When does observation become racial profiling? Not the intent, but perhaps could be construed that way in a racist/not-racist binary argument.

 

 

When you are determined to put the worst possible interpretation on even the most casual observations of another, I guess you can draw any conclusion you want to. Of course I am not suggesting that all Indians fit these stereotypes, just pointing out that (Indian) immigrants fill a lot of valued roles in our society and those who only see the negative side of immigration might be well-advised to pause and consider the unintended consequences if they actually got what they wanted.

 

 

 



 

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Every election since its formation New Zealand First has played the race card in one form or another, this is no exception. They do it in order to gain the racist and xenophobic voters. I sincerely hope that way less than 5% fool for this garbage and this stain on our politics is removed forever.



...and everyone looks the other way because it gives them the Government they want, if they squint really hard. 


NZ First spend the last campaign talking about slashing immigration and then picked on this incredibly small sub-set of migration instead of delivering what it said it would. 

It's the same old chicanery. Perhaps some of these Indian spouses should try dressing up as racehorses and seeing if they can get Winston to let them into the country that way. 



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  # 2351738 11-Nov-2019 17:31
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https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/116823574/arranged-marriages-caught-up-in-immigration-policy-changes

 

Short story is people from India can get married in an arranged marriage. NZF sees that as not a marriage. 

 

Seems racist to me. When in Rome...  So when they want to immigrate to NZ they aren't wanted as not really married. What BS

 

 

 

 

Hannah Tamaki is going even further.

 

Nasty, just plain nasty.

 

Perhaps we should look at that fake church with a fake bishop that is there to bilk working kiwis out of their hard earned money so Brian does not have to get a real job to pay for the lavish life style is leads.




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tdgeek:

 

https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/116823574/arranged-marriages-caught-up-in-immigration-policy-changes

 

Short story is people from India can get married in an arranged marriage. NZF sees that as not a marriage. 

 

Seems racist to me. When in Rome...  So when they want to immigrate to NZ they aren't wanted as not really married. What BS

 

 

 

 

Hannah Tamaki is going even further.

 

Nasty, just plain nasty.

 

Perhaps we should look at that fake church with a fake bishop that is there to bilk working kiwis out of their hard earned money so Brian does not have to get a real job to pay for the lavish life style is leads.

 

 

I had read it earlier, thought it was Stuff, it was Newshub. Checked Stuff now, can't see it, good on them if they would not air it. Its borderline illegal what she said, surely? Freedom of speech I suppose.

 

 




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elpenguino:
GV27:

 

MikeB4:

 

 

 

Every election since its formation New Zealand First has played the race card in one form or another, this is no exception. They do it in order to gain the racist and xenophobic voters. I sincerely hope that way less than 5% fool for this garbage and this stain on our politics is removed forever.

 

 

 

 

 

 

...and everyone looks the other way because it gives them the Government they want, if they squint really hard. 

 

 

 

NZ First spend the last campaign talking about slashing immigration and then picked on this incredibly small sub-set of migration instead of delivering what it said it would. 

It's the same old chicanery. Perhaps some of these Indian spouses should try dressing up as racehorses and seeing if they can get Winston to let them into the country that way. 

 



Lol. He really is a relic from the 50s.
The 1850s

 

Well, to be honest, who said they don't want Indians in their Government? Seems long forgotten. 


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  # 2353060 14-Nov-2019 08:30
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tdgeek:

 

elpenguino:
GV27:

 

MikeB4:

 

 

 

Every election since its formation New Zealand First has played the race card in one form or another, this is no exception. They do it in order to gain the racist and xenophobic voters. I sincerely hope that way less than 5% fool for this garbage and this stain on our politics is removed forever.

 

 

 

 

 

 

...and everyone looks the other way because it gives them the Government they want, if they squint really hard. 

 

 

 

NZ First spend the last campaign talking about slashing immigration and then picked on this incredibly small sub-set of migration instead of delivering what it said it would. 

It's the same old chicanery. Perhaps some of these Indian spouses should try dressing up as racehorses and seeing if they can get Winston to let them into the country that way. 

 



Lol. He really is a relic from the 50s.
The 1850s

 

Well, to be honest, who said they don't want Indians in their Government? Seems long forgotten. 

 

 

Yes I recall that audio clip, they want Chinese instead. You referring to that one?





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