By Tough Love for Red Ice
My good friends at the Human Rights Commission have launched their 2017 campaign in a new attempt to stem the rising tide of racism in New Zealand.
The Give Nothing to Racism campaign has set out to “stop casual racism from growing into something more extreme”. Their website states that “we can give it no encouragement. No respect. No place. No power. We can give it nothing”.
To help get their message across, The Commission has enlisted the help of celebrity New Zealanders to lend their faces to the campaign. The most notable of this talented bunch is acclaimed film director and 2017 New Zealander of the Year Taika Waititi, who is currently helming the latest Marvel romp Thor: Ragnorok.
It may be of interest that Mr Waititi has a Maori father and a mother of Russian Jewish heritage. His Wikipedia page declares that he has used his mother’s surname, “Cohen”, for some of his work in film and writing.
Last year the Human Rights Commission launched the That’s Us campaign, asking New Zealanders to submit their stories of racism they have experienced. The results were published on their site, which failed to include any stories from European New Zealanders; stories that they certainly received, as I sent some in myself.
This year The Commission have taken a much ‘hipper’ approach to get their propaganda across by using the edgy tool of Irony, and who better to deliver it than master of post-ironic comedy himself, Mr Waititi-Cohen.
The main video for the campaign is produced like it’s an NGO shilling their cause; the twist being that instead of poor Africans, they are asking the viewer to give to the cause of Racism. The whole piece is sarcastic, snarky and dripping with the kind of ironic humour that has catapulted Waititi-Cohen from small time short film maker to Hollywood director and Disney script writer.
“I’m calling on every one of my fellow Kiwis to help support a very important cause- racism needs your help to survive.
You don’t have to be a full on racist, just being a tiny bit racist is enough; a smile, a cheeky giggle, even a simple nod in agreement. It all adds up and it gives others the message that it’s okay.
Remember, the only thing that can keep racism alive and make it grow is feeding it and nurturing it, and that’s where you come in. Will you help it flourish? What will you give to racism?”
The real irony to all of this is that the story of a European hero- Thor- is being commercialised by a Maori Jew, who has cast a black man to play Heimdall, the guardian of Asgard in Norse myth. If the roles were reversed you can bet there would be howling accusations of cultural appropriation and racism by the Left.
“I wasn’t planning on any racism but I feel more positively inclined towards it after watching this video. Thanks guys – Questor55
“You’re against colonialism but you’re using the internet and a computer, which were made by the descendents of the very colonialists you hate. Why don’t you stop being a hypocrite and live somewhere like Africa? They got no white guys down there. I hear that continent is doing just fine- New Canadian Turtle
“Yep. must be election time again. Susan Devoy is a national party stooge. They’re using this campaign to try and shut Winston up- The Timberjac
“What if we gave nothing to the NZ Human Rights Commission?- Questor55
“what a patronising twat- Sean Mcgann
“No mention of the NZ govt’s (the foreign banks) ethnic cleansing of whites and Maori and the undemocratic recolonization of NZ?- Mc Leo NZ
“Causal Racism” is Progressive agitprop jargon utilised to keep whites silent while they are being replaced by mass Third World immigration.- Glenn Baxter
“…there is some real concerns in NZ that we are being invaded at a huge rate 120,000 a year and it’s ruined our housing, and roads are jammed, the infrastructure can’t cope, our schooling is dismal, we can’t fund our own super or retirement, foreigners are buying up all of NZ…who is the fascist racist?? Oh that’s right only white people can be racist right?? -Campbell Spotswood
The Give Nothing to Racism website also has short videos of various celebs laughing hysterically at the camera and then snapping suddenly into a stoney cold stare. The site also offers a function where anyone can upload their own video.
I suggest you get filming.