Hone Harawira is sorry for his word choice.
He should have referenced "what European colonisers have done" apparently, instead of labelling white men as "mother-fu.....".
One might observe that whatever else "European colonisers have done" they built a country, which Mr. Harawira clearly enjoys taking advantage of in his comfortable armchair on Radio Waatea.
In any case, the gracious apology from the Honourable Member for Te Tai Tokerau lost some of its impact with his next sentence.
"If I should be suspended for swearing, him and his mates should be lined up against a wall and shot," he said.
"I'm saying to Phil Goff `beware mate, beware before you start throwing stones'."
Is this a call for armed revolution? An incitement to race war?
It's an idiot who can't learn one simple word.
European New Zealanders have earned our right to contribute to our country's future. We've earned our right to be here, and just like Maori, the right not to be discounted in debates about the future of our land. The Foreshore and Seabed Bill should go. And so should the chip on Mr. Harawira's shoulder.
Let's hear from the Disney Channel:
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