Every now and then someone comes here and unleashes their pent-up frustration and hatred, either through a poorly thought-through comment on an angry email. Yesterday I received the following comment from a Mr. Paul Scott on an earlier article I wrote about Asset Sales:
fuck Maori, New Zealand belongs to New Zealanders.not Maori elite, and the reason Key can surrender assets to sales is because New Zealanders have no rightd, only Maori.. well fuck Maori I say
Now, I feel sorry for people like Mr. Scott who carry around so much pain and hurt that they feel the need to lash out at minority groups. Ignoring the fact that the comment reads like it was written by someone who would fail the tests for National Standards in our primary schools, this kind of comment is symptomatic of a person who is deeply dissatisfied with their life and the only way he can feel better is by attempting to use his power as a white male to hate on those people in a minority group. It is a disgraceful way to conduct yourself and will not be tolerated here.
Māori Law and Politics is a place for positive discourse around the important issues facing Māori in Aotearoa/New Zealand. I extend my aroha to you, Mr. Scott, you appear in great need of it.