Sunday, 8 November 2009


Lets puts some perspective around the Hone Harawira email issue...

What Buddy Mikaere first said, after reading in a newspaper column that Hone had taken his missus on a govt funded side trip to Paris, that pissed Hone off.

Gotta ask the question eh? Who’s paying for Hilda?

Then what Hone said in return...

Gee Buddy, do you believe that white man bullshit too do you?

White motherfuckers have been raping our lands and ripping us off for centuries, and all of a sudden you want me to play along with their puritanical bullshit.

I don't often respond to comments like this, but I will to you.

I put in shit loads of hours and bucketloads of energy in my commitment to advancing Maori, and I am happy to put my body, my freedom, and my personal credibility on the line for that cause.

And I don't do it because of the salary, or the political position I hold, or for any other reason than that I believe in fighting for Maori rights and I love doing what I do.

As far as my wife is concerned - I don't know what your relationship is with whomever, but my wife is my partner, my adviser, my critic, and my best friend, and she has marched with me, fought alongside me, suffered the hard times with me and stood by me for more than 35 years, so if I get the chance to take her with me as part of my role as an MP I will.

And quite frankly I don't give a shit what you or anyone else thinks about it.



PS and if you want to take this to the press, go right ahead. I answer to my people, not to them or to anybody else.

Then what Buddy ( our Hero) said back...

but furthermore, I work just as bloody hard as you do to support not only my wider whanau but also the system where tax payers like me pay nearly 40% of our daily bread – more if you take into account gst and all the other little add-ons - so that you and your missus can maintain your personal relationship swanking around the world looking at white man icons in Paris – well gee whizz - in that respect brother you’re no better than that wanker Rodney Hyde and the white mofos you complain about…and get off your moral high horse while you’re at it – nobody forced you to be an MP

And As we have already said. Its not about Hone being a Maori He was an MP leading an NZ delegation. He went to do a job - he didn't do it. He lied to his boss about what he was doing and he got the company ( NZ ) to pay for it..

All that has nothing to do with him being a Maori. Its just about him being an arrogant troughing MP.

1 comment:

monty said...

Good on Buddy - I got to know him about ten years back and I was and remain very impressed by him and his ability to cut through bullshit. There is no place in parliament for a racist that Hone has proven himself to be.