Showing posts from December 1, 2020

Stuff Virtue Signalling - Occupy STUFF!

Isn't it nice that there is a fast creep of Te Reo into New Zealand's woke media? Well not so. I have found myself glossing over every article that reverts to the over-use of "Aotearoa", "tamariki", "Whānau", "mahi", " kaitiakitanga".  I know what the words and terms mean, despite living and travelling all over the world in my working career, I know no second language better than I do Te Reo.   I just do not think when I read the use of these words in woke media that they apply to me as they are in Te Reo so ignore the words and often the articles.  It is all pitched at a Te Reo speaking Maori audience and woke white people who probably have an inferior knowledge of Te Reo than myself.  Well I can only assume that as I doubt Te Reo fluent Maori and myself are similar targeted demographics for anything.  Definitely commercially not the advertising spend. How is all this virtue signalling converting into $$$ for corporates?   Well

Stuff Find The Ultimate Victim Of 2020

Congratulations to Stuff for this award winning report from their "Local Democracy" reporter. I file this under the:  When your 2020 has been so damn great that you are "gutted" that you have been "burgled" by the "homicide" of "your" tree. Seriously a 12 year old photographed over a stump where her placenta is buried.  I cannot cope with laughter of the insignificance this has to be in a year where we have all suffered the greatest affront to our personal liberties and freedoms in the history of mankind. All over the Chinese flu. These people are bitching about a bloody tree. Here is an idea - plant another. It is a shame the Sandison's are clearly not of Maori heritage. Stuff staff would have issued a grovelling meaningless apology to them as well. Meanwhile this poor girl is going to be subjected to horrific bullying at school for the sake of clickbait on New Zealand's wokest news site. Stuff should apologise in advance for t