Skip to comments.New Zealand PM Roasted Over Cannibalism Joke
Posted on 05/13/2010 10:19:35 AM PDT by Sax
WELLINGTON (AFP) New Zealand Prime Minister John Key found himself in hot water Thursday after joking about an indigenous tribe eating him for dinner.
Key has been at loggerheads with a Maori tribe, the Tuhoe, over negotiations to settle their grievances over land confiscations by European settlers in the 19th century.
During a speech to a tourism conference Thursday, Key joked about having dinner with the neighbouring Ngati Porou tribe, or iwi.
"The good news is that I was having dinner with Ngati Porou as opposed to their neighbouring iwi which is Tuhoe, in which case I would have been dinner, which wouldn't have been quite so attractive," Key said.
A settlement negotiator with the Tuhoe tribe, Tamati Kruger, told Radio New Zealand the joke was in poor taste. "I'm just astounded that the prime minister can make light of what we regard as a very, very serious situation (over the negotiations)," Kruger said.
"Well the first thing to say is, it's probably correct, and the second thing is (it's) probably not wise in the current climate," said Te Ururoa Flavell.
Cannibalism remains a sensitive subject in New Zealand, where Maori warriors sometimes ate their defeated enemies until the practice died out in the mid-19th century, according to historians.
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Are politicians best cooked in an oven or on a spit?
Sounds like my experience with the Maoris. Crankiest people as a group I’ve known.
Haha, Sorry. I thought you were making the claim that the settlers killed Maori babies and stole their money. Kind of a sore point for me since I lived in NZ and had to witness what the Left had done and is doing, using the Maori in a proxy war against the whites. Sorry (again).
Exactly. Not the cool, noble tribesmen I read about in school. Their “elected officials” are pretty though.
Maybe. But how does he know what cannibal dinners taste like?
This is very important. It's a teaching moment, as Our Beloved President likes to say.
This is one of those epiphanies where the hypocrisy and fraud behind Political Correctness reveals itself. PC is based on the myth of the Noble Savage, a being who lived in perfect peace and harmony and justice with all of nature and each other, until the coming of The Evil White Man. Each non-Western society, in its own way of course, was every bit as advanced as that of the Europeans who invaded them. Its assumptions are quite simple: Western bad, Non-Western Good.
Unfortunately for the PC purveyors, there are certain points when the edifice crumbles utterly, and cannibalism is one of them. They know that people recoil in horror at cannibalism, so they cannot embrace it as a proud indigenous tradition nefariously ended by The Evil White Man, so they are forced into a Plan B: They lie. Cannibalism! What a calumny! A slur! A farrago! How dare you insinuate such a thing, you racist you!
They cannot, under any circumstances, admit that Western colonialism ended cannibalism and the international slave trade, among other things.
Need to buy the gallon sized refill for the Cajun Injector.
Which would be better: mushroom-onion, or classic cornbread stuffing?
Hey, kid; are you sure your mother isn't stirring a boiled pot 'a Hippie mess?
Spit on them first, if you want to; then just toss them directly on the grill. When their natural slime coating dries and cracks open, they're done.
There are going to be a lot of toasted pols come November.
I don’t know...... I’m kinda partial to the wife’s cornbread; and a side of her cheese grits.
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