Thursday, December 8, 2011

CONFRONTATIONAL POLITICS

WHAT IS  “Confrontational Politics”
To understand confrontational politics one has to get their minds out of the narrow world view some Māori perceive.  Millions of Indigenous people get oppressed within their own rohe every day.  Thousands of Māori visit those cultures daily around the world.  
Confrontational politics is an indigenous concept used to give minorities a voice.
It redefines “it’s a good day to die.” 
“IT IS A GOOD DAY TO STAND UP FOR WHAT YOU BELIEVE IN.”  
That is what “confrontational politics” is all about; a method for the oppressed, abused and minorities to regain their Mana, and stand up for their rights.  It is better than our people practicing violence, and ending up in prisons...  
Minorities may not have the “big profiles” however, they do have the right to own their own whakapapa and have human rights – even the pakeha version of the Treaty of Waitangi permits that.  What is NOT GOOD, it IS NOT the pakeha doing the abuse and oppression in this case it is NGATI TOA.  
Yes, we were made aware prior to clustering hui a deal has been made with Ngai Tahu, Ngati Toa and Te Atiawa in the south to sort their own issues out and not use government as the mediators.
Ngati Toa strategy on the Kapiti Coast is to practice paternalistic oppression, threats, intimidation and insist we do not acknowledge our tupuna wahine whakapapa.  
Their spokespeople, researchers and historians with degrees have conveniently ignored Te Tupe o Tu, Te Pukerangiora, Te Reretawhangawhanga, Pirikawau, Eruini Te Marau, and Te Rangaatake to name a few were actually males. Aue…  it is laughable…
“IT IS A GOOD DAY FOR NGATIAWA 
TO STAND UP 
FOR WHAT WE BELIEVE IN.”
Can the issue be negotiated to an amicable truce only if Ngati Toa removes the egotistical and paternalistic behaviour, they practice and accept all wahine tupuna of Ngatiawa ki Kapiti as equals?  FILMED IN PUBLIC AT A NEUTRAL VENUE

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