Raybon Kan

Raybon Kan on Labour’s race-baiting dog-whistle policy

Raybon Kan writes in a newspaper about Labour’s race-baiting dog-whistle policy against Chinese.

Being Chinese in New Zealand always puts you on the back foot. We don’t play the race card: we show up with it stuck to our face. So, when mainland Chinese house-buyers are accused of being the nation’s problem, I can’t help but feel attacked as well. Because I don’t entirely buy it when you say it’s not about being Chinese in the face. We know what you mean when you say foreign ownership. You don’t mean state houses being sold to Australia. You don’t mean Canadian pension funds. You don’t mind the white: you don’t see the white. White is how things should be.

There’s a pattern. Historically, Chinese have never been welcome. From the gold miners and railway workers who weren’t allowed to bring women, to the Poll Tax, we’ve always been singled out for worse treatment. And easily so: Well, look. The people who attack mainland Chinese house-buyers say they’re not being racist – they say they’re being economist. But I bet if a wave of white investors showed up and paid way over the odds for houses, you’d be thrilled.

Whatever the valuations now, I think we’ll look back on today’s million dollar prices as mere blankets and beads. You think mainland Chinese house-buyers are rich now? These ones are Communists. You think there’s a lot of Chinese now? This is how many there are under a one-child policy. Imagine if we tried. We can’t win. If Chinese buy houses and pay you too much – you don’t like it. If Chinese in China buy houses over the phone, pay too much and don’t even move here – you don’t like it. What do Chinese people have to do?

No wonder you see lots of Asians at Auckland house auctions. It’s the only time in New Zealand that Asians get shown any love. In fact, if I’m ever in Auckland and feel depressed, I’ll pop into a house auction, just for the hugs.

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The difference between Jews and Muslims

Check out this quote:

Wellington Council of Christians and Jews secretary Dave Moskovitz said he hoped to speak to Kan about the offensive joke.

“When a third of your people were wiped out in one go it’s hard to find anything about the Holocaust funny.”

“I lost family in the holocaust and there’s still people around who were in those camps, and some of those people live in New Zealand.”

Joking about the holocaust was never appropriate, much like a joke about rape would be considered bad-taste, he said.

Although offended by the remark, Moskovitz did not think the tweet should be deleted.

“While Raybon’s comedy is inappropriate and insulting, I think we should go around respecting people’s freedom of speech.”

This is a stark reminder of the difference between Jews, Christians and Muslims. Somebody tells an offensive joke and they say, leave it up, respect people freedom of speech.

But in contrast if someone writes a book (Salman Rushdie) deemed offensive then a fatwa for his death is issued, if some people draw pictures (Danish Cartoons) that are deemed to be offensive then more fatwa are issued for their death and protests break out world wide leading to riots, violence resulting in a total of more than 100 reported deaths, and if someone makes a film (Fitna) that is offensive then a fatwa is issued on the producer and if a film rally upsets someone then the producer is threatened (Theo van Gogh) and then killed leading the co-producer to go into permanent hiding.

Look at the different responses and I dare you to tell me that Islam is just the same as Christianity and Judaism when confronting challenges.

Hitler finds out about Raybon Kan's Tweet

via the tipline

On Raybon Kan

I note that the story has made the Herald on Sunday.

This post isn’t about the tweet. When I posted it last night I posted it saying I bet he gets in trouble for it. But I can now see where this is story is going and my prediction is it is going nowhere. I’ll tell you why.

In this country it is ok to make jokes about Jews. Muslims no way, but Jews yes. About the Governor-General, no and the jokester must be sacked, but Jews yes. You can’t make jokes about Indian Commonwealth Games preparations but you can about Jews. You can’t make jokes about Maori, but you can about Jews. Jews and the Exclusive Brethren, they are the ones where there is open season for joke telling.

This is the double standard that exists in New Zealand. I doubt we will see UNITE union flunkies protesting outside Raybon Kan’s employer, or boycotting his shows, because all he did was tella  joke that offended some filthy Jews.

No don’t get me wrong, I’m with David Farrar on this issue, but I wonder where the shriekers and yellers from the left that scream racism and take offence at much less are on this issue?

Their silence is telling. Next time they screech in outrage about some joke or another we should point at this case and tell them to STFU.


Bet he gets in trouble for this tweet

Someone will get offended for sure and complain. Pretty sure this tweet will get deleted. I wonder how this will play out? Chinese comedian offends Holocaust survivors.