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23.08.2014

I thought political division got you nowhere in New Zealand

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Filed under: culture, leadership, media, New Zealand, politics, TV, Wellington—Jack Yan @ 03.00

3 Responses to ‘I thought political division got you nowhere in New Zealand’

  1. jaklumen says:

    Well, this is sad to hear, Jack. It leads me to believe that political divisiveness is an issue in societies around the world. And again, I wonder, why isn’t there an international discussion about it? For example, I have noticed that both the States and the Commonwealth nations in Oceania have problematic perspectives concerning its indigenous peoples. Western Europe, the UK, and the States have similar issues with immigrants coming in as cheap(er) labor– and native citizens likewise have concerns about their culture being invaded and subsumed.

    On that point, I have been noting arguments that suggest diversity may be an unrealistic ideal– that while individually, people may be able to appreciate diverse cultures and ideas, collectively, societies need some homogenity, apparently.

    I’m sorry I don’t have much to say about your local situation specifically, but, in conclusion, I do wonder about how it reflects to a global perspective.

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