Hogging power and the goodies that go with it

LETTER

Re: Try a little kindness . . . August 5 letter.

Tena koe Wally,

I read your reasoned arguments appealing to the other 50 percent of the population in Gisborne to share the power that they have held since 1840 more equitably with tangata whenua.

I also read the arguments of the correspondent speaking on behalf of that 50 percent, fabricating fault with your arguments for affirmative action — his focus being the danger of individuals hijacking the system for personal gain.

This is so laughable when it describes the situation perfectly as it exists with his ilk being the hijackers, hogging the power and the goodies that go with it.

His argument is so far-fetched, since the very point you are making is all about the unlikelihood of Maori ever increasing their minuscule share to enable them to engage in “personal gain” . . . unless these naysayers are removed from the scene and replaced with, as you refer to them, “kinder people”.

Joe Naden

Re: Try a little kindness . . . August 5 letter.

Tena koe Wally,

I read your reasoned arguments appealing to the other 50 percent of the population in Gisborne to share the power that they have held since 1840 more equitably with tangata whenua.

I also read the arguments of the correspondent speaking on behalf of that 50 percent, fabricating fault with your arguments for affirmative action — his focus being the danger of individuals hijacking the system for personal gain.

This is so laughable when it describes the situation perfectly as it exists with his ilk being the hijackers, hogging the power and the goodies that go with it.

His argument is so far-fetched, since the very point you are making is all about the unlikelihood of Maori ever increasing their minuscule share to enable them to engage in “personal gain” . . . unless these naysayers are removed from the scene and replaced with, as you refer to them, “kinder people”.

Joe Naden

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