This YouTube vlog I have named May 25th 2020 because an event in New Zealand certainly connects it to other events world-wide. It was a memorable event in my own life, and I expect in many others, and began when I was watching a live television programme on the same date in New Zealand. It was on TV1, on Q+A with Jack Tame, being an interview of a Mr. Todd Muller, the new opposition party (National Party) leader in New Zealand.
After what I had thought a severe, relentless hammering, Mr Muller was asked by the interviewer, …”No one in your top twelve is Maori. Why is that?”, in a very accusing manner. And to me, it just stank of racism and other things, and I found it very awkward to handle. I am sure when people wake up and look back, they will see the enormity of how low and ill-mannered this type of interview has stooped, and maybe even feel embarrassed to what degree we had become acceptable of it.
Just a brief chat, skipping quickly over several of the subjects I would expect to do vlogs on at a later stage, and an introduction of myself, and a bit about my rural lifestyle. Very briefly expressing my thoughts on New Zealand politics and Mr Trump. Mentioning things that are of concern in the world. Giving brief thoughts on the stupidity of the talk on a younger voting age in New Zealand, and of how there is little or no wisdom in going in that direction. Suggest the 41 year-old minimum voting age. Of how the Americans, fed up with warring all the time, have the political change they desired. Of how there being no racism in New Zealand prior to 1840 Treaty, and without foreign missionaries all Maori may likely have been exterminated. Touching on the law – being rid of it, and of how the current political realm will dissolve into the past.