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Dr Bryce Wilkinson: EVERY LIFE IS WORTH THE SAME

Are Māori dying earlier because they are Māori? Do Māori lead less healthy lives because they are being discriminated against? And how much racism is there in the New Zealand health system?

These are the questions at the heart of a new report by Senior Fellow Dr Bryce Wikinson.

Bryce researched claims made by the Government that systemic racism is to blame for poor Māori health outcomes. And he also analysed the Government’s prescription to remedy the situation by prioritising health spending for Māori, especially in Pharmac’s medicine procurement.

This is a recording of a webinar on Bryce’s new report. Also interviewed is the author of the foreword, University of Auckland health expert Professor Des Gorman (Ngapuhi).

Together, Bryce and Des discussed if, as the title of the report states, “Every life is worth the same”.




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Aaron Shanahan
Aaron Shanahan
Sep 03, 2022

Every life, in New Zealand, is precious.

Race, or background, matters not. And it bloody well shouldn't.

And never should .

Skin color? Muslim? Hindi? Catholic? Brown? White? Male? Female? Trans? What the fuck ever.

We all bleed red.

And , that, for me, is it.

Aaron


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basilwnz
basilwnz
Aug 31, 2022

I would assume that if we‘ve watched this podcast (collectively) we aren’t supporters of the kind of socialist policies being dished out by our current ‘government‘?

Ok.

I don’t know if it’s just me, but have you noticed that we seem to have ’experts’ telling us what they think, and therefore what we should think, on almost a daily basis.

I found it a blessed relief to hear from two who made sense.

Looking back on 40 years of experience in our medical emergency services, I would have to agree with everything they discussed.

In acute settings, human beings pretty much have the same issues: heart attacks, strokes, bleeds, fractures, obstetric emergencies and so on...immediate treatment is the same.

However,…


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ron
ron
Aug 30, 2022

Although managing health risk by race is nuts, more generally it could make some sense to more formally and completely screen for genetic and family associated medical disorders (heart, diabetes etc), then proactively tackle those, for example by conducting targeted tests. That would account for racially prevalent disorders, without a need to single out any particular race.


BTW Des Gorman in the video is entirely correct that as a survival mechanism, humans and indeed other creatures are wired to favour those who are most similar to themselves, so are "racist" in that regard. Along with a critical need to distinguish between active and passive racism.

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Octavian Augustus
Octavian Augustus
Aug 31, 2022
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Indeed. Human nature is human nature, and, just as we favour our families over our neighbours, we favour our race over other races. This is perfectly normal, and every group (even Europeans until the last 100 years or so) have recognised and practiced this idea. To say that is hateful is a non sequiter. True "diversity" actually comes from keeping races relatively distinct, whereas the pseudo-diversity being foisted on the West ends up destroying diversity (which is the plan: a uniform, indistinct aggregation of atomised, identityless people with no essential bonds). Something akin to the New Soviet Man project of the internationalist USSR.


The problem is that, by way of a mind virus implanted into Western populations for decades, there…


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Octavian Augustus
Octavian Augustus
Aug 30, 2022

Anyone with functioning cognitive faculties knows full well that, as a general proposition, Maori behave differently, therefore their outcomes are different. Moreover, there are genetic reasons for this (indeed for every inter-racial-group disparity), which in turn leads to a certain culture, which in turn leads to certain behaviour. Unless we get honest about these realities, no amount of resource reallocation will solve anything (accept that those whose power comes through being a part of the resource reallocation industry – the same people who tell us all about systemic racism and benefit massively from it's acceptance as a cause – will lose all power and status).


Maori like to assert at every opportunity that they are different – well, guess what:…


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ron
ron
Aug 30, 2022
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Being honest about racial differences is what Des Gorman was referring to in the video as "passive racism".


What's unclear is to what extent, exactly how and how quickly learned behaviours pass into and consequently can be passed on via genetic encoding.

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Recently in Hawkes Bay a Maori man came into A&E seeking treatment. He was triaged and was advised he would be called when it was his turn, it could be some time as the waiting room was full, there had been a traffic accident, the staff were flat out.


He was not pleased , with much posturing and loud derogatory muttering (in English and Maori) he made it known. Finally, in a belligerent and aggressive manner he left his seat to confront two medical staff behind the counter. "Do you speak Maori?" he asked in English. The medicos looked at each other and shook their heads, "No, but do you speak and understand English?" "Huh!," he replied . "Then we'…


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lynnsam112
lynnsam112
Aug 31, 2022
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the first of many examples I am sure, thanks to Ardern, she has created an unnecessary issue.......

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