Saturday, January 06, 2007

The Right To Leave

The following came to me in an e-mail claiming it was a letter to the editor in the op-ed of a NZ newspaper. I don't know whether that is true or not, but it's irrelevant. I agree with this "New Zealander," and it reflects the thoughts of not only many Kiwis, but Aussies, Europeans, Canadians, and Americans who feel the same about what is happening in their countries. Enjoy, and pass it around. You are not alone.
IMMIGRANTS - NOT NEW ZEALANDERS - MUST ADAPT. TAKE IT OR LEAVE IT!

I am tired of this nation worrying about whether we are offending some individuals or their culture. I am not against immigration, nor do I hold a grudge against anyone who is seeking a better life by coming to New Zealand.

However, there are a few things that those who have recently come to our country and, apparently some born here, need to understand. This idea of New Zealand being a multicultural community has served only to dilute our sovereignty and our national identity. As New Zealanders, we have our own culture, our own society, our own language and our own lifestyle. Our culture has been developed over two centuries of struggles, trials, and victories by millions of men and women who have sought freedom, even died for it .

We Speak ENGLISH or MAORI , not Spanish, Lebanese, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Russian or any other lanuage. Therefore if you wish to become part of New Zealand society -- Learn the language!

"In God we trust" is our national Motto. This is not some Christian, rightwing, political slogan. We adopted this motto because Christian men and women, on Christian principles, founded this nation, and this is clearly documented. It is certainly appropriate to display it on the walls of our schools. If God offends you, then it is recommended that you consider another part of the world as your new home because God is part of our culture.

If the Southern Cross offends you, or you don't like "A FAIR GO", then you should seriously consider a move to another part of this planet. We are happy with our culture and have no desire to change, and we really don't care how you did things where you came from. This is OUR COUNTRY, OUR LAND, AND OUR LIFESTYLE, and we will allow you every oportunity to enjoy all this. But once you are done complaining, whining, and or griping about Our Flag, Our Pledge, Our National Motto, or Our Way Of Life, then you are highly encouraged to take advantage of one other great New Zealand freedom:

"THE RIGHT TO LEAVE"

LEAVE! If you aren't happy here then f#@* off! We didn't force you to come here. YOU asked to be here. So Accept the country YOU accepted.

_________________A New Zealander

4 Comments:

Anonymous OINK said...

To put it more mildly: We have observed the experiences of Canada & Belgium in trying to run a bi-lingual society. What you speak at home is your own concern -- but official business is conducted in English.

6:10 AM GMT+13  
Blogger BobF said...

It's amazing! People move in and expect YOU to change your customs and culture to accommodate them. If your "home country" was so great, why did they leave?

4:45 AM GMT+13  
Blogger Joe said...

Actually, Oink, New Zealand has three official languages.

Bob, I hear ya'! Substitute "your nation here" anywhere you see "New Zealand" and this letter is equally valid.

4:41 PM GMT+13  
Blogger daltxguy said...

Of course what Kiwis called 'their' culture is not really theirs anyway. Let' say it was though, then don't you think we should stop letting in so many brits who are diluting this culure?

6:23 PM GMT+13  

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