Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Danny Watson is droning in the background competing with the ever present tinitus, a comment from a caller leapt out.
Topic is domestic violence in relation to a youth of African extraction who on being refused permission to watch TV in a late afternoon timeslot stabbed his father in the neck during a "meltdown".
A caller relating a situation during his upbringing that had a similar level of violence made the rather provocative claim that culture was a part of his scenario as "HIS FATHER WAS IRISH but he, the caller was MAORI".
Now yes the father may have been 100% Irish extraction, but on the evidence presented the child was only a PART MAORI, surely with at least half his blood Irish and no chance the other half could even remotely be even 50% Maori.
I have my own take on 'part breeds' from years of beef and sheep farming allied to a lifetime around canines where harnessing hybrid vigor can be beneficial but occasionally can go very wrong, The American Pitbull being a classic but imho that young man would be better to reconcile his heritage and culture to include a basic understanding of the mix in his makeup.
He is, was and never will be a freekin MAORI.