Winston has proclaimed:
John Key and his ministers have made it clear that our future lies with the Peoples’ Republic of China. …
The Government is talking of a million more people in Auckland soon and there is no prize for guessing where most of them will come from.
It’s the Yellow Peril!
But to this government it’s a great chance to bring in rich Chinese tourists through a half-baked – fast track, special treatment visa scheme.
Not available to you or any other nation.
Absolute lies. Scores of countries do not need any visa whatsoever. The only scheme in place for China is allowing airlines (including Air NZ) to use frequent flyer status as a proxy for a certified bank statement.
And when the so-called rich tourists have finished at the blackjack tables or the pokie machines there’s another attraction nearby.
If Winston is suddenly against gambling, why then as Minister of Racing did he double taxpayer support for racing – one of the most destructive forms of gambling.
The Hong Kong born Chow brothers are thoughtfully providing a fifteen storey brothel, in what used to be an historic building, just across the road from the casino in the heart of Auckland!
Those evil Chinese – also building brothels. There were none in Auckland of course before the Chinese got here.
One concerned citizen sent me a copy of that scurrilous magazine Truth.
It’s chocker with page after page of sex ads – most based in this fair city.
Is that what you voted for?
Whale Oil will be pleased Winston reads Truth. As far as I know Truth has had sex ads in it for 40 years or so. Blaming it on the Government or the Chinese is rather pathetic, but probably lapped up the a few dottery people.
This is a word cloud of Winston’s speech. To think he was once Foreign Minister!
Of course some Chinese immigrants are criminals, are involved in the sex trade etc etc. But Winston cherry picks a few horror stories to effectively demonise several hundred thousand New Zealanders. No mention of the fact Asian crime rates are far far less than other ethnicities. No mention of the fact their educational achievements are way higher than other groups. No mention of the fact they tend to have a lower unemployment rate etc.
It’s classic old Winston. Find a group and make them the scapegoat for everything wrong in society.