Maurice was right, Kiwis are racist

I have watched with interest the unfolding reaction to Paul Henry’s alleged racist comments. What I found most interesting was the co-ordinated attack across the left wing blogs and websites on Paul Henry for his racism. The Standard, the same site that accused me of colluding with the National Party research unit for daring to using Google and Youtube to find video of Kris Fa’afoi, have themselves, using their own yardstick, seemingly colluding with Labour’s Research Unit to produce video after video of Paul Henry as they try to nail a state employee to the wall.

Most bizarre has been the Unite Union mounting a protest outside of TVNZ demanding the sacking of  a worker. No due process for that woirker from the union, or indeed from the left wing blogs and commentators all calling for his sacking.

The total irony is that the very same people calling for Paul Henry’s sacking for racist remarks are also similarly outraged about foreign investment in New Zealand, particularly in the farming sector. Bizarrely they also accused Maurice Williamson of all sorts of crimes against humanity when he dared to speak the truth and call Kiwis inherently racist when it comes to investment in our land and farms.

Well it turns out Maurice was right.

In a commissioned poll by Curia Market Research, Natural Dairy (NZ) Holdings Ltd has found that Maurice Williamson was right. New Zealanders are deeply racist when it comes to foreign land investment.

For the Question: For each nationality please let me know on a scale of 1-5 how comfortable you would be with their nationals being able to buy farmland in New Zealand farms? A massive 74% were uncomfortable with Chinese investors buying New Zealand farms, but only 52% uncomfortable with Australians doing the same.

Table 1: Foreign Ownership

Table 1: Foreign Ownership

When looking at the extreme position the difference is even more marked.

The results clearly show very different levels of discomfort based on nationality. Only 18% of respondents said they would be extremely uncomfortable with Australian ownership, while 41% said they would be opposed to Chinese ownership.

Labour fits squarely into this knee jerk demographic and are now insisting that NO New Zealand land be sold to foreigners. Labour of course have conveniently forgotten their own legacy when it comes to foreign land sales. Their hypocrisy is rank. Their inherent racism is astounding also. This is the same party, that purports to represent Kiwi workers, insisting now that a state employee be sacked for allegedly racist comments, yet running their own racist policy when it comes to land investment. Worse they are using the comments by Paul Henry to run and attack on the Prime Minister, calling him a gutless poll driven worm.

It seems that Kiwis are outraged by racism when it is on TV but when quietly surveyed they willingly impart their racism against foreign land investors, especially Chinese foreign land investors.

Their stupidty on this issue is further compounded by additional questions that show that  65% of respondents think farms should only be sold to NZ residents. This sentiment is strongest with women and the elderly. Yet these are exactly the type of person who will be holding onto their farm to sell to the highest bidder in a heart beat. This si what I call the “other people syndrome”. They think that land shouldn’t be sold to foreigners but that the rule should apply to other people, for themselves they want to retain the right to sell to the highest bidder.

Frankly, New Zealanders are in no position to buy their own land with inter-generational failure to address our parlous savings record. It is precisely these people who now oppose selling to the highest bidder even if that highest bidder is a foreigner, and preferring to doom themselves to lower prices for their land by insisting that broken-arsed Kiwis only be allowed to buy farms.

New Zealanders are their own worst enemy when it comes to investment. Rural New Zealanders are worse, wanting their cake and eating it too.

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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story.  And when he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet.   Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet, and as a result he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist that takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him.  But you can’t ignore him.