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LINDSAY MITCHELL: A conundrum for those pushing racist dogma


The heavily promoted narrative, which has ramped up over the last six years, is that Maori somehow have special vulnerabilities which arise from outside forces they cannot control; that contemporary society fails to meet their needs. They are not receptive to messages and opportunities in the same way as other races because the trauma of colonisation carried from one generation to the next.


We are told, whether it's health or education, Maori cannot be reached, or cannot access, or cannot receive current 'best practice' because it is couched in racism. Until our institutions look through a Maori worldview lens, inequity and injustice will continue. Progress will be impossible. These are the circumstances that New Zealand's academic institutions and public agencies have accepted, embraced and acted on.

So I have a conundrum for them.


Teenage births are considered, by many, to be undesirable. Sixty years ago they led to shot-gun marriages; thirty years ago (and since) to long term dependence on welfare. They often lead to undesirable outcomes for offspring. After all, teenage mothers are barely more than children themselves, and the biological fathers of their children seldom actively participate in parenting.


But as females became better educated and independent, they themselves started to question the wisdom of premature pregnancy and all that it entailed. In an ultra-connected world, reality TV programmes like Sixteen and Pregnant followed the lives of teenage mothers, exposing the difficulties and hardships they experienced and were viewed by millions worldwide.


Health authorities put ever increasing efforts into reducing teen births through contraception education and availability, especially new long-acting reversible contraceptives and the morning-after pill. Secondary schools provided more guidance and advice.


In terms of welfare reform, where births were not prevented, the Ministry of Social Development got closer to the mothers, exercising control of their benefit money, connecting them to mentors, ensuring GP enrolment and keeping them in study. Unconditional cash stopped.


From youth surveys it seems young people are increasingly delaying sex and /or avoiding pregnancy.


The result?


Teenage births have plummeted BUT for Maori and non-Maori alike (as did abortions by the way).





Whatever factors are driving this steep decline, Maori females responded in exactly the same way as non-Maori females.


This phenomenon gives lie to much of the hitherto described propaganda which is now pushed as 'fact'.


Yes, Maori teenage births are still more common - and still leading to benefit dependence - but that's actually another issue.


The point here is, regardless of ethnicity, teenage girls are subject to and responding to the same social stimuli in the same way.


Maori females are throwing a spanner into the works. They challenge the current orthodoxy.


Perhaps the orthodoxy is unsound?




Lindsay Mitchell blogs here


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justise xtra
justise xtra
Oct 16, 2023

I have given Maori a chance, we all have bared them and for that I take, personal responsibility for. However the journey has now shown that they cannot only be trusted they can not deliver. I am happy with that since I have given them this and they cannot say they never got a chance now can they.

This one thing, that has cost not only all people in New Zealand, myself they cannot govern or understand the engine of Government. I believe that the Maori situation across the board is delivered by their inert behavior of historical laymen inherent behavior it lacks the understanding of the engine of Government and the mechanism of the Hub to which feeds th…


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zekewulfe
zekewulfe
Sep 29, 2023

Sad it is.

There are folk whom actually believe this bullshit is going to cease at the ballot box.


The communist's are winning this battle.

Sadly and all too often, those that join a alternative movement don't even realise that they too have become fellow travelers within the structure.

Collectively they will continue to subdue all that is Gods, until only the order itself prevails, and in turn will own your soul, lock stock and barrel.


Such is the nature of the sub human beast.


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Yes the. Mentally challenged ones like that bunch of Rude and Arrogant Labour Party supporters at the Napier Cafe when the AM host Ryan was talking to the candidates. Sticking Labour placards in front of peoples faces I do hope they now realise how DUMB THEY LOOKED They have the same amount of Intelligence as the Super Dumb Lying Labour MPs

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Hey white honkies, listen up!

If youse don’t agree with the maori challenge in the article below, you are racists.

https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/political/499013/election-2023-maori-leaders-call-on-politicians-to-condemn-racism


BS!!!


In fairness -


“Professor Margaret Mutu, [who] agreed with Hipkins’ view that campaigning from his opposition had caused harm to Māori”.

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winder44
winder44
Sep 29, 2023
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BS with bells on!

This is what we are up against. Blatant Bullshit!

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Len Lind
Len Lind
Sep 28, 2023

After reading most of your reader's comments Lindsay , You seem to be achieving your goal Divide and conquer. The only solution to our present situation is GOVT BY THE PEOPLE, FOR THE PEOPLE CHECK OUT LIZ GUNN NZ LOYAL..

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Len Lind
Len Lind
Oct 11, 2023
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Hi zekewulfe I agree. We dont need armed revolution! Face facts ! how do you think 120 elected mps could sit unmoved in the beehive and say to the great unwashed honest kiwis who pay there useless arses and say no jab no job. How could they feed and support thier familys with NO MONEY. Thousands of peaceful protesters sat on the lawn outside and asked for even one mp or journalist to hear them. THE SPEAKER TURNED UP THE LOUD SPEAKERS AND TURNED THE HOSES ON THEM !!!!! VOTE NZ LOYAL for a real change 32 hardworking honest kiwis who really dont want to be there, Change the constitution CANDIDATE AND PARTY VOTE LOYAL.

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Please, please, please stop denigrating New Zealanders by calling most of them "non-Maori'. That 'non' status has been used by totalitarians throughout history to remove human and citizen rights from unfavoured groups. Don't be swayed into using their politically-motivated language.


I, for one, refuse to be labelled a non-person.

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Pakeha is the Māori term for a New Zealand European, its use was in no sense derogatory . If you feel labelled incorrectly take it up with the Human Rights Commission 😭

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