Diddums Trottsky: National won, Labour lost, eat that
Chris Trotter is still bitter that his beloved Labour has lost the election. He is still in mourning. He attacked Tariana Turia in the Sunday Star Times last weekend because he believes that Maori are pawns of the Labour Party and therefore the Maori Party should not have gone with National. He has become a joke that nobody should take seriously.
How ironic, then, that a political party whose very name pronounces its ambition to speak for and on behalf of all Maori should end up throwing its support behind the direct political descendants of the colonial authorities who enlisted the kupapa.
Will John Key erect a statue in your honour, Tariana Turia? He should, because you, and the once-proud party you are dragging behind you, have just voted to become his ‘‘Loyal Maoris’’.
Oh, and in case you’re wondering, Tariana, this column is not patronising you – it’s attacking you.
Your people move forward on the road they laid with Labour, Tariana, not with National.
And, you do not recite National’s whakapapa correctly. How do you dare cite te kohanga reo, one of the most outstanding and independent cultural initiatives of modern Maoridom, as a National Party achievement?
Your people will not easily forgive this turning away, Tariana. When unemployment and homelessness and poverty bite. When the prisons are full of your rangatahi. When National’s true whakapapa stands revealed.
They will curse your name.
Kwiiblog has the entire column here. Go Tell Chris Trotter what you think, over at his new blog. He’s blogging here now. He says
I'm finding it really difficult to adjust to the reality of being on the losing side of the recent electoral battle.On his site, he notes comments which are “defammatory, vituperative, snide or hurtful will be removed, and the commentators responsible permanently banned”.
Trotter should really learn how to spell. But then, he's a Labour supporter, so what do you expect. He is willing to attack people thorough his newspaper column but don't dare attack him in his blog comments or hurt him with your words because he'll ban you.Permanently.