[Marxism] Labour Party in NZ targets the Chinese (again)

Philip Ferguson philipferguson8 at gmail.com
Sun Jul 26 22:22:09 MDT 2015


In the early 1900s the Labour Party was at the front of the pack advocating
and attempting to strengthen the anti-Chinese 'White New Zealand' policy.

Over the past week they have been scapegoating the Chinese - well, to be
precise people with what the Labour leaders call "Chinese surnames" - for
buying up houses in Auckland and creating the shortages of affordable
housing for NZers.

Despite this ugly racism, Labour hasn't gotten a lift in the polls.  They
have, however, managed to put off quite a lot of people.

Philip Ferguson: "A stain that won't wash off - Labour's racist campaign
against those with 'Chinese surnames'":
https://rdln.wordpress.com/2015/07/23/a-stain-that-wont-wash-off-labours-racist-campaign-aganst-those-with-chinese-surnames/

Don Franks: "Race cards: Labour's advance on Henry Lawson":
https://rdln.wordpress.com/2015/07/24/race-cards-labours-advance-on-henry-lawson/

Daphna Whitmore: "Labour's attack on Chinese doesn't win support":
https://rdln.wordpress.com/2015/07/26/labours-attack-on-chinese-doesnt-win-support/

Also see:
"Chris Trotter and false recovered memory syndrome":
https://rdln.wordpress.com/2015/07/22/chris-trotter-and-false-recovered-memory-syndrome/
"Why do otherwise sane, well-meaning people hoose to delude themselves
about the Labour Party and make up rosy nonsense about its past?":
https://rdln.wordpress.com/2015/07/21/why-do-otherwise-sane-well-meaning-people-choose-to-delude-themselves-about-the-labour-party-and-make-up-rosy-nonsense-about-its-past/

Phil



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