bloodstream ~ ed sheeran & rudimental

Bloodstream – Ed Sheeran & Rudimental, 2015


“Pakeha Anger: Why Do They get Mad at Maori?”

Cognitive Dissonance succinctly explained.

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Exploring the Depths of the Maori Experience

So on one beautiful Sunday arvo in downtown Auckland, I was out having a couple of catch-up beers with the cuz, when we unexpectedly got talking to a Pakeha, let’s call him Joe. In his late thirties, living in a predominantly Pakeha populated, small town in Southland, Joe has worked hard his whole life, made a decent way for himself and his family, which forms his philosophy and worldview towards living – work hard and reap the rewards. And so, according to Joe and his life philosophy, anybody that can’t make a life for themselves should suffer the consequences for being lazy and useless, which led him to offer opinions on Maori issues such as;

“Maori come from an aggressive culture and so Maori need to whiten up”
“The land is not Maori’s, as the Maori sold it and so Maori need to get over it”
“Maori/Pakeha conflict is a North Island thing…

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another brick in the wall…pink floyd

Another Brick In The Wall ~ Pink Floyd, 1979


open your eyes ~ bobby caldwell

Open Your Eyes ~ Bobby Caldwell, 1980


last ones left ~ Six60

Last Ones Left ~ Six60, 2015


I am Racist, and You Probably are Too

A realistic, refreshing and informative read on Racism and what I essentially call, white privilege and a reality check.

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“Hate and ignorance have not driven the history of racist ideas in America. Racist policies have driven the history of racist ideas in America.”

– Ibram X. Kendi

It is quite disheartening to realize that the people that need to read this will not. I assume that if you are reading this, you probably already have an open mind and are willing to engage. I think I have come to terms with this because we have to begin somewhere. We cannot keep sitting on the sidelines waiting for the world to change.

Now, you may think that racism is not truly an issue, or at least not an issue in your immediate context. You may claim that you are not a racist because you avoid hating others because of their skin color. I have believed both of these things, and I was wrong on both accounts.

I can only really…

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i knew you were waiting for me ~ aretha & michael

I Knew you Were Waiting For Me ~ Aretha and Michael, 1987

“So how many can duet with Aretha?

Not many – If any”



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under pressure ~ queen / bowie

Under Pressure ~ Queen ft David Bowie, 1981


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 #bougainvillea #flowerporn #nature_love #macro #photograph #photoblog #photography #photographer #kpm©

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