In contrast, Maori art historian Jonathan Mane-Wheoki described Pākehā as "...the people who define themselves by what they are not. Who want to forget their origins, their history, their cultural inheritance — who want Māori, likewise, to deny their origins so that we can all start off afresh."
- Seann Paurini Where's his evidence. His quote is quite good - I'd more apply that to 'New Zealanders' [as in 'pakeha' and 'maori' in general].
- Wells Tao Probably true though, it is this thing that I have thought was a step in the right direction, and in a direction where i had no further journey to make, being here llready... where are for some Maori they had well to put it simply none of this is right: http://www.waitangi-tribunal.govt.nz/treaty/meaning.asp
- Wells Tao Well let's not diminish the effort that those same crippled Pakeha, were also New Heros, facing the pain of every mornings day light, and the smell of death, of their forebrothers, and fathers, lost to world war secret bank business. To create the opposite of permanent war, the transformation of opposition into coincidance,
- Wells Tao For me the Professor does describe a significant portion of the population, I hestantly take a stab at, a third. The other proportions for example, in terms of cultural inheritance, there is total continuance of wealth practices that despite being ignored or played down, to say "forget" is misleading.
- Matthew Brenycz Sounds great to me. Culture is just another set of arbitrary normative boundaries, like race or gender. It's confining, imposed (if not by oppressor cultures sculpting marginalized identities out of the people they conquer, then at least by parents attempting to own and live through their children) and ultimately an affront to both individual authenticity and common empathy. No gods, no idols, no masters.