The non-racist “Pakeha Party” begins, as is de rigueur for non-racist political movements, with a Facebook page. Soon we’ll be calling it the Pakeha Spring.
The Non-Racist Pakeha Spring.
As the person running the page – which is illustrated with a non-racist image of James Cook’s Endeavour – repeatedly insists, they’re not racist. Not Racist.
We are NOT a racist party – this party is for those who want to move on together into the future as one people.
Oh, and this:
I wouldn’t even know what racism was if the Maori didn’t keep bleeding on about it. What? Am I racist because I have a small white dog instead of a big black one?
Coverage of the new non-racist party meanwhile sparks this non-racist post:
Media are ALL over this now – if we get portrayed as a racist party then they haven’t looked at it closely enough. Brace Yourselves NZ!
Which in turn attracts non-racist comments from non-racist supporters such as this:
yea fuck what anyone else thinks if there can be a moari party an it not be racist then why can’t we have one this country is so fucked
Some Marries are the biggest hypocrites. That’s the problem
An appeal for T-shirt slogan ideas sees a healthy burst of non-racist brainstorming. Including “everything will be all white”.
To which the non-racist Pakeha Party replies: “racist but lol”.
And if anyone should doubt that the Pakeha Party is not racist, just look at their name: it’s in Maori, as they point out. Take that.
Moreover, the non-racism is made abundantly clear in the slogan atop the non-racist Facebook page, which displays disdain for colonialism by flipping the bird at the English language:
“If the Maori get it, we want it to!” Yeah! But want it to what? The missing word, almost certainly, is “thrive”.
Update, 5.30pm: Duncan Garner spoke to one party co-founder this afternoon on RadioLive, prompting a bizarre response from the other founder.