MISSING THE POINT
Margaret Murrell, your racism is pitiful as is your abundance of christian intolerance. My message about migrants said nothing about Muslims or Islam. My point is that we need to stop taking all migrants so we can concentrate on looking after our own poor and destitute.
I think you may be unaware that the number of Christians in New Zealand is outnumbered by the ‘‘other’’. Only 46 per cent of New Zealanders identify themselves as Christian.
Now for Ray Alcock: I ama thoroughbred New Zealander; Im not European and I’m definitely not Pakeha; I ampale skinned.
Having said that, I don’t like cricket; I don’t like rugby and get annoyed atRWC time when it’s pushed down our throats.
People may not like the same sports as you, just like they probably don’t like the same music as you. We are all individual and have our owns likes and dislikes – like I dislike narrow-minded bigots.
As for this irrational issue you have with ‘‘backpackers’’, you are aware they are only here temporarily, on holiday, much like you have probably been to Brisbane or the Gold Coast on holiday. Does that make you an immigrant?
AlWinder Palmerston North
Thank you Tribune editor for taking a deep breath and publishing letters from uneducated, racist idiots all in the name of representing everybody’s point of view in your publicationpersonally I’d struggle not to migrate that to the bin.
Ray seemed to be all cock and bull in his incoherent ramblings about our ‘‘ever increasing immigration". One would think that he had time to find some common ground given that he has been rubbing shoulders with ‘‘a few Chinese’’ at the TAB.
Margaret the ‘Christian’ can ‘‘foretell the future’’ and says our taxes are going to rise to pay for ‘‘them’’. Her ‘go away Muslims’ attitude does not have the ring of love about it.
Are Margaret and Ray confused about the difference between immigrants and refugees? If bodies washing up on the shores of a beach do not paint a clear enough picture about how desperate these people are then surely nothing will. They don’t need your viciously used labels – they are people – they need help.
Surely you won’t only offer help to Christians or people of a particularly desirable ethnicity. Migrate your attitudes Ray and Margaret, we don’t need this kind of behaviour here. The Tribune welcomes letters. They should not exceed 250 words and must carry a genuine name, home address and daytime phone number. Preference is given to letters exclusive to The Tribune. Letters may be edited, abridged or omitted without explanation. They can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or posted to PO Box 3, Palmerston North to be received by 4pm on the Thursday prior to publication.