Ideology in Action
“Whoever controls the images, controls your self-esteem, self-respect and self-development. Whoever controls the history, controls the vision.”
~ Dr. Leonard Jeffries
Examples in Aotearoa of a white supremacist ideology circulating in public space, the media and elsewhere. Updated regularly…
Anger at Maori welcome
From the article published Wednesday, October 5, 2011:
The prominence of the Maori language in new signs welcoming visitors to Wanganui has drawn an angry reaction from some Wanganui District councillors and an apology from the mayor.
Mr Laws said he objected to the signs because the Maori greeting took precedence. “I don’t have a problem with the Maori greeting – it’s the prominence of it I dislike.“
For Michael Laws the image is jarring. Not only is it a sign, but for him its a sign and a worrying one – of the privileging of all things Māori into a place that is not naturally or rightfully theirs – on top. Like Paul Holmes’ outburst before him, he invokes a hierarchy of power that is not being followed and calls for others like him to assist in restoring their rightful place.
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