A mischievous thought

July 9th, 2014 at 12:00 pm by David Farrar

How do we get onto a marae, where he then says he is sorry for being a European?

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26 Responses to “A mischievous thought”

  1. Kimble (4,392 comments) says:

    Send him on a tour:

    A Marae, “Sorry I am a European.”
    A Mosque, “Sorry I am a Christian.”
    A Morgue, “Sorry I am alive.”

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  2. ashishnaicker (21 comments) says:

    I am ‘sorry’, for reading and smiling… #nzpol

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  3. Sir Cullen's Sidekick (824 comments) says:

    Sorry I lost the election

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  4. RightNow (6,780 comments) says:

    Get him to apologize for being a New Zealander.
    I’m already sorry he is.

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  5. Jack5 (4,779 comments) says:

    Like Helen Clark grovelling on her knees before a grieving Samoan family for the actions and outcomes of a power company’s billing.

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  6. jaba (2,092 comments) says:

    he would probaly tell them his great great grandfather fought Maori in the land wars and killed up to about 20 dozen of them

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  7. WineOh (575 comments) says:

    For the South Park fans out there – “We’re Sorry…”

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  8. David Garrett (6,658 comments) says:

    Shouldn’t be too difficult DPF…just arrange for an invitation to a Nat friendly marae…arrange for a couple of stooges to challenge him to apologise for all wrongs ever done to the Special People and Bob will be ur uncle…

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  9. Fentex (899 comments) says:

    How do we get David Cunliffe onto a marae, where he then says he is sorry for being a European?

    Surely you mean Pakeha?

    You do yourself a disservice by being so bold to apply race labels to individuals in an attempt to draw silly comparisons.

    Cunliffe was a exercising appalling bad political instincts to say something as silly as he was sorry for being a man, but the inference that his clumsy speech reflects on anyone else’s position, or any other topic, is insulting.

    Cunliffe hasn’t said he’s sorry for his heritage but the implication he might suggests assumptions about the concept not in evidence, and therefore informs us about you (for the assumptions to be inferred from the comment), not him for his having not said it.

    Though one would have to think given his appalling ability to insert feet in his mouth he may very well say something as silly at some time.

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  10. RRM (9,597 comments) says:

    A fake letter ought to do it.

    Dear Mr Cunliffe;

    We in Tuhoe are growing disappointed with the performance of the Maori Party.

    We would like to meet with you to discuss issues around our support of the Labour party, including possible financial support.

    See you next tuesday at 10am?

    Chur;

    Tuku Morgan

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  11. kowtow (7,859 comments) says:

    “Jack5 (4,533 comments) says:
    July 9th, 2014 at 12:20 pm
    Like Helen Clark grovelling on her knees before a grieving Samoan family for the actions and outcomes of a power company‚Äôs billing.”

    Or wearing a submissive head covering talking to our brothers from the religion of “peace”.

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  12. bringbackdemocracy (412 comments) says:

    New theme song for Labour’s campaign

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  13. Colville (2,149 comments) says:

    RRM.
    Good thought but I think Tuku is Tainui?
    He at least acts for that POS Maori chiefs son.

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  14. Liam Hehir (115 comments) says:

    but the implication he might suggests assumptions about the concept not in evidence

    I’m not sure that’s right. The fact of the previous apology does tell us he is willing to apologise for things he is not personally responsible for – and for which nobody blames him anyway. As I wrote on Monday, he is hardly the first politician to engage in ostentatious corporate apologies while shying away from apologising for those things they are personally to blame for.

    Some men behave appallingly. Nobody disputes that and Cunliffe felt it was appropriate to apologise because he shares the same sex with them. If he was sincere, then he was signalling that he subscribes to a kind of collective culpability for the fault of others on the basis of shared characteristics.

    Historically, some New Zealanders of European descent have treated Maori appallingly. Nobody disputes that either.

    As such, it’s not unreasonable to ponder whether an apology would be forthcoming in respect of those matters either.

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  15. Jack5 (4,779 comments) says:

    Some helpful slogans for Labour:

    Labour – we’re the sorry bunch.

    Labour – the Sorry Sorority

    Labour – sorry isn’t enough, we need your votes

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  16. backster (2,105 comments) says:

    “How do we get David Cunliffe onto a marae, where he then says he is sorry for being a European?”

    In accordance with protocol he should be allowed to sit at the back with the women and denied speaking rights.

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  17. MH (668 comments) says:

    HM the Q has already done that. Any Maori said sorry for the acts of Te Kooti’s masacre in 1868 near Waipaoa (pardoned in 1883,even Binney tried to justify and forgave him because he was what he was), or Volkner or the Wairoa incident caused by duplicity on behalf of the so called owners ?

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  18. david (2,547 comments) says:

    Fentex, you say that Cunnliffe was not apologising for his heritage. To me DNA is the heritage and it is that wot makes him (reputedly) a man. ergo, ipso facto, to whit etc etc his heritage in the pure sense is that of male humanoid.

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  19. labrator (1,814 comments) says:

    I’m still waiting for the Greens to come out and apologise for being human seeing as humans are responsible for 99% of the, still ongoing, environmental devastation the earth has suffered. Apologising for being human recognises the cause of the problem and starts humankind off on a journey of self-discovery that will lead to the ending of this environmental travesty. #notallplanets

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  20. Chuck Bird (4,728 comments) says:

    I wonder if Cunliffe apologized to the Japanese PM for A-bombing Japan as we were allied to the Americans. I seem to recall the a New Zealander helped with the A bomb.

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  21. igm (1,413 comments) says:

    Cunliffe basically apologised to Japan for the bombs, and also the rioting prisoners’ demise in a Wairarapa prison compound. He is a pacifist lying goose.

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  22. itstricky (1,681 comments) says:

    He is a pacifist lying goose.

    Yeah yeah we know… Communist red pig eyed backward facing sheep shagging feminist douche union scum sucking tax using moron

    HOLD ON… “Pacifist”? You’re deriding someone for being a peace maker? That’s a new one even for you igm…

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  23. Brett Hudson (4,736 comments) says:

    This most honest thing he said was:

    “I’m sorry. I don’t often say it.”

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  24. deadrightkev (316 comments) says:

    Although I agree with your tongue in cheek shot at Cunliffe National has apologised on behalf of all New Zealanders for past grievances and paid million for claims that were actually perpetrated by Maori. Go figure David, go figure!

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  25. Johnboy (15,390 comments) says:

    Make him the main course! :)

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  26. wiseowl (797 comments) says:

    RRM, I don’t think underdungers Morgan is Twohoy.
    He is Tainui ?

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