Continuing in our series of “What they say about E2Nz.org”. For Part 1 click here
This thread was posted on the She Just Called You Pakeha, Ohh Hell No! Hold My Stolen Land Facebook page.
Here’s how it started, a rant against E2NZ for opening up the debate about how racism impacts adversely on tourists and migrants in New Zealand.
“Pffft, theres website called E2NZ: Emmigrate to New Zealand. Its a forum website created by foriengers where all they do is talk about how shit NZ is, how “casually” racist the whites and maori are, and that nobody should move here. But they really emphasise on the “racism”. Yea whatever you fucking wankers, fuck off if its soo shit and racist here, go to Australia and see what racism is all about and dont forget that you moved here because your country is far shittier than ours.”
Our writing is based on facts, mostly from official statistics, published academic papers and reports – national and international, news items and first hand testimonies. Our aim is to raise awareness of the issues present in New Zealand as a counterbalance to the hype put out about the country. Racism and xenophobia in New Zealand are just two of the many issues we blog about. See our Welcome page for further information.
Our aim is to show that New Zealand has exactly the same problems as other developed nations, plus a few that are unique to New Zealand – for instance its low wage v. high cost of living, geographical and cultural isolation, a strongly bi-cultural society that by default excludes multiculturalism, a deeply ingrained gang culture and a high proportion of its citizens living overseas.
Here’s some of the comments left on Facebook in response to the above status.
Rebecca-Louise Canaway “Your the admin of this page you should be setting an example . If you want to stop racist remarks don’t make them yourself.”
Her reasoning was countered by this tirade
Tarsh Rogers “I just had a look at the website.. Pisses me off that they’re making our country look so bad.. Racism, murders, rape etc, it happens all over the fucken world & those arseholes make a page specifically for NZ??? Pack of fucken losers.. how bout fix your own backyards before you go poking your fucken nose in ours!!! Dont matter where you go, that shit is gonna happen regardless so get the fuck over it & stop running our country down you wankers!!!”
That is exactly the point we are trying to make, New Zealand has the same problems as the rest of the world – so why the over reaction, are people only allowed to talk about the positives and isn’t there too much of that going on for comfort?
Some people get it though.
Rachel Atkinson “Well I’m quite glad you posted this status, ‘cos the blog in question is the unsaid truth about New Zealand, I was going out of my mind thinking I must be the only one who feels New Zealand is a shit-hole built up on lies and deception, but immigrants or whoever the people who run the site know it too. They need to unearth it and show New Zealand for the prison that it is. Good to see someone fighting for truth.”Bosworth Crilley “Also please list all these supposed good points? Without resorting to the lies that immigrants are told which just disappoints them in the end, please.”
She Just Called You Pakeha, Ohh Hell No! Hold My Stolen Land “I promise you, Rachel. If they wrote about all the positives our country has to offer they’d have alot more to report on, and have alot more followers.”She Just Called You Pakeha, Ohh Hell No! Hold My Stolen Land “No, I dont follow much news. They only report on all the negative shit that goes on in this planet.”