Saturday, May 19, 2012

Louis Louis, oh no, you gotta go

I don't get too worried when I see headlines that say "Act backer: We all dislike Maoris", because I have learnt over the years that you have to read the article to see what was really said, and what the article was really about. 

Unfortunately in this case, that is exactly what was said, and the article was worse than the headline.

As a long-time member and supporter of a party that encourages limited government, individual liberties and freedoms and equality, this article is disgusting. 

It's one thing for political party to take money from someone who offers it; it's another to continue to take it after such distasteful comments.  I wonder where this will lead to.
The biggest donor to the Act Party says he gave the money to Don Brash and John Banks so they could stop special treatment for Maori who were "either in jail or on welfare".

In an extraordinary interview with the Weekend Herald, Louis Crimp said he believed he had the support of Brash, Banks and other "white New Zealanders".

Mr Crimp made the largest financial contribution to the Act Party for the 2011 election with a $125,520 donation.

His comments have appalled Maori Affairs Minister Pita Sharples.
Well actually, the biggest criminals in this country measured by their financial impropriety are white businesspeople, Mr Crimp.  You know, the Petricevic, Roost and Versalkos of this world.  They ripped people off to the tune of millions.  That has caused more misery for middle New Zealand than some of "the Maoris" stealing a few cars.  However, Tariana Turia has said a few times that welfare is ruining whanau.  So Sharples needs to talk to his co-leader more.   
But the Act Party last night affirmed Mr Crimp's right to have his say - and welcomed future donations if he was inclined to make them.
Well, yes.  But you are defined by the company you keep.  Aren't you.

"I supported Act because I thought Brash would go along the way for Maoris to be treated like equal New Zealanders ... they don't get any more than a normal New Zealander and we're all the same.
Yes, agree with that sentiment.
Mr Crimp said Act should have taken a harder line on Maori during the election even if it led to public outcry. "All the white New Zealanders I've spoken to don't like the Maoris, the way they are full of crime and welfare."
"The Maoris"?  What, all of them from Cape Reinga to the Bluff?  Each and every one?
He said he had asked Dr Brash why questions about special status for Maori were not pursued harder during the campaign. He said he was told the issue had been campaigned on but had been ignored by the media.
Don't get me started on the "maorification" campaign.  It was a disaster and cringeworthy from start to finish.
"It was an embarrassment at the Rugby World Cup, [Maori] coming to shore in canoes, with hardly any clothes on, waving spears and poking their tongues out, all painted up."

He said it was intended as a welcome but would have terrified visitors.

"Every opportunity the Maoris get they have to do this war dance, whether it is for a funeral or something happy or a wedding. They feel they have to take all their clothes off, stick tongues out and wave spears. That's not New Zealand."
Maybe not for you, Mr White New Zealander from Invercargill.  But it *is* part of our culture.  Overseas visitors actually like it.  They come to New Zealand to see it.  If you ever got out of Invercargill you might realise that.
He said that when he met Mr Banks, he complained about the cost of Maori TV.
"He agrees and so does Brash but somehow or another it didn't get across to the public."
Well I agree there.  They should simply sell Maori TV to Iwi.  They have enough money now.  Let them fund it.
He said the party had to be more direct, although it was not able to position itself as "anti-Maori".
Well, too late for that, Louis. 
"I don't give a stuff what I'm called. You have to look at the facts and figures. This is the problem with New Zealanders. Most of them dislike the Maoris intensely - I won't say hate - but they don't like to say so."
He said there was such nervousness among those he expressed his views to that he would ask if they had Maori blood.

"They don't like to say anything against the Maoris. They say it very quietly with their eyes looking around."

He said Maori were over-represented in crime statistics.

"I'm an Invercargill person and there's hardly any Maoris down there so this doesn't happen. But in Auckland, you pick up the crime page in the Herald, most of the faces in the Herald are brown in the crime page.

"The Maoris in jail are 51 per cent of the people in jail and yet they are only 13 or 14 per cent of the population. They're either in jail or on welfare."

According to the Department of Corrections, as at March 31 last year Maori made up 51.2 per cent of New Zealand's prison population. Maori make up about 15 per cent of New Zealand's total population.

Dr Sharples said Mr Crimp was "out on his own ... this guy - where does he get off?"

He said he had worked well with Act Party MPs.

"If Mr Crimp told the Act Party that's the reason he's giving them the money, they should have turned him down."
More "The Maoris" again.  Well I despise "the Southlanders". 

ACT MPs have worked well with the Maori Party.  As I alluded to, both parties agree that welfare is destroying Maoridom.  But there are ways of saying things, and this ain't it.
Act's president, Chris Simmons, said he disagreed with Mr Crimp on some areas but respected his right to have a view.
Better to have said nothing, IMHO.

Overall, terrible, cringeworthy and just wrong.  


  

21 comments:

PM of NZ said...

Embarrassing?

The only cringeworthy and embarrassing part is that you back a party that not only takes the thirty pieces of silver and like the Nats fails to stick to their previously promoted party principles.

You might not like the way the message is delivered, but the message content remains valid.

Andrei said...

Whatever - I supported ACT but they lost their way and me a long time ago.

The coup de grace appointing Don Brash as leader and standing John Banks in Epsom.

Bonkers

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

Did the intrepid journo ask him to pose in his white cloak and hood?

My immediate reaction when I saw the headline was to wonder why a paper would waste space interviewing a corpse?

Nick K said...

PM - what exactly is the message from this? I can't tell. It's just raving nutty stuff.

DrCP said...

Ahhhhh......Louis Crimp.......

Can give $125K to ACT, but won't pay his engineering assessment bills...
http://www.stuff.co.nz/southland-times/news/6950115/Quake-report-too-expensive

Somebody should start investigating whether he knows Kyle Chapman well...

Why are millionaires in NZ so SPECTACULARLY vile...aren't there ANY who are just vile? (and I have nothing against millionaires, just that NZ has a high proportion of immature, doofus ones)

DrCP

Judge Holden said...

"Did the intrepid journo ask him to pose in his white cloak and hood?"

This from the guy who refers to Chinese as chinks and the president of the US as a "black arse". Cretinous.

Good post Nick. However, Act reap what they sow...

Psycho Milt said...

He said there was such nervousness among those he expressed his views to that he would ask if they had Maori blood.

Well, yeah, maybe they have "Maori blood" (sic), or maybe they're just feeling nervous at finding themselves in the presence of someone who is, mentally, quite obviously fucked up like a garbage can but who is nevertheless wealthy and influential, and therefore not to have his face laughed in without weighing up the potential consequences first. One or the other.

Tinman said...

Nothing wrong with this person holding the views he has, nothing wrong with him expressing them and nothing wrong with the corpse of ACT accepting his money unless, of course, it is conditional.

For mine, he is wrong and certainly wrong to suggest all white people share his views - I don't although I admit to disliking some Maori.

I struggled to finish reading the interview because of the tears of laughter caused by the author quoting Mr Sharples, racist extraordinair, criticising those views.

Anonymous said...

I am beginning to think that someone is feeding info and ideas to David Fisher of the Herald. This just feels like another cog in the wheel of an orchestrated attack against ACT by David Fisher if you ask me, aided and abetted by someone wanting revenge against John Banks for some reason. First Dot Com, now this. I don't agree with Mr Crimps views either and I'm not saying the idiots don't deserve it, but... just sayin...

Redbaiter said...

Why don't you just fuck off back to the Soviet Union where all your PC Marxist crap was first operated Nick?

Shame its gone. You'd have loved it with its PC speech codes and instructions to all on the right way to speak and think.

Freedom?

You don't stand for anything other than Marxist totalitarianism.

A fraud and a fake.

Nick K said...

Thanks Red. I'll decline the offer of a visit to the USSR.

Talking of visits - you badly need one. A visit to the psychiatrist.

I can recommend a good one.

Anonymous said...

Way to go red. What a wowser dickhead you are kerney. This old kiwi who has probably paid more tax than the whole of maoridom tells the truth about NZ the way it really is and you heap buckets of shit on him for speaking his mind? But you will take his money, holy shit, what a loser. I dont get it, are you a moron national arse licker like the fat drone farrar as well or what?

Nick K said...

No, I'm not. But you're a coward who doesn't give their name when making derogatory comments.

So piss off until you have the guts to put your name to your gutless & spineless comments.

I'm amazed you think someone who has paid a lot of tax has the right to say things like this. It says a lot about you.

Arsewipe.

Psycho Milt said...

Why don't you just fuck off back to the Soviet Union where all your PC Marxist crap was first operated Nick?

Take pity on Nick - he was under the apparently mistaken impression that not hating darkies was characteristic of people who aren't, mentally, fucked up like a garbage can, rather than characteristic of closet Bolsheviks.

This old kiwi who has probably paid more tax than the whole of maoridom tells the truth about NZ the way it really is and you heap buckets of shit on him for speaking his mind?

If that ambulatory turd has paid more income tax than me, let alone the whole of Maoridom, he needs to sack his accountant. And no, nobody has a problem with him speaking his mind, they have a problem with the ugly shit that's in his mind.

Redbaiter said...

Psycho Milt is on your side Nick.

Food for thought?

Judge Holden said...

What would be more frightening would be to have Russell agree with you. Home on day release are you guy?

Anonymous said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
Psycho Milt said...

Removed a comment with Nick's last name in it (well, a misspelling reasonably approximating Nick's last name, anyway).

Anonymous said...

Mr Crimp is correct

Anonymous said...

After watching the Campbell Live interview with Mr Crimp and the comments by the perpetuators of political correctness it highlights the depths New Zealand has sunk into supporting the supposed victims of being a New Zealander with Maori decent.
While I don’t agree with the obvious racist comments made by Mr crimp which are obviously designed to be extreme and draw attention from our main stream media, providing him with a national media stage. It is plain that due to the ongoing media manipulation by very good public relations savvy individuals the strategy of indoctrination of main stream European decedent New Zealand’s into some sense of responsibility for the plight of some how under privileged down trodden Maori that do not have the same opportunities as the rest of us should be compensated.
New Zealanders do at some level feel ashamed and this is capitalised on with the 85% of New Zealand providing support, compensation and special treatment to the remaining 15%. This turns out to be a kind of reveres racism. Bleeding New Zealand and New Zealanders of economic capability that we can ill afford to invest unwisely in these economically trying times.
It is about time we grew up, stopped perpetuating special treatment of this group of New Zealanders. Scrap the Maori seats in parliament, ended the government support for a language that few New Zealanders speak, stop government funding provided based on ethnicity and encourage this 15% of us to strive and utilise the same opportunities available to the rest of us to get ahead in the world and at the same time contribute to the future of us all.
The alternative to equal opportunity is the North American or Australian solution where native populations populate self governed reservations being given no support from the rest of us. It is clear that the drain on New Zealand can not be afforded due to aging populations, shrinking work forces i.e. tax base and ballooning health and welfare costs. Mr Crimp’s comments while extreme, do I believe signal a raising dissatisfaction with the inequality and avaricious behaviours of this minority.
The warning over the last few years include arrests made for alleged terrorist training camps, shooting of our national flag on the 6 pm news and the increasing extreme views from the other end of the political spectrum such as Mr Crimp. If the majority of New Zealanders polarise their views saying enough is enough then we maybe staring down the barrel of a civil war. I for one am becoming less inclined to avoid this at any cost.
Redcoat

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

Shitting dogs, redcoat. Can't you go somewhere and get your own blog?

('Shitting Dogs' was a well known Chickory Cherokee Ayrab African who aspired to rule the world.)