July 30, 2018
“Just Do It” – original
Look at these poor, sweet, innocent brown children who have been abused by the evils of Colonialism.
It’s not their fault that they paint scary lines on their faces and aggressively posture their fat, mostly naked bodies while chanting about the sun, or… something.
We did this to them.
We did this to them with our horses, firearms and tactics during the Maori wars, which turned out to be a lot scarier than their naked titty-slapping dance routine.
Since then, not much has changed – the formalized “Maori wars” have turned into what could now be called the Maori peace under which the Maori people, though 15% of New Zealand’s population, represent over 50% of their criminal population.
(remind you of anyone?)
It’s our fault that they are victimizing the people of New Zealand.
We did this to them.
But now, we can make it up to them.
Now, we can build them luxury yoga garden spa supermax prisons.
New Zealand’s most violent and disturbed inmates will soon be able to walk on real grass, take sun baths and practise yoga in their cells as the country opens its first “humane” prison for maximum-security offenders.
The NZ$300m prison has just been completed on the outskirts of Auckland and, when it opens, will be the only specialist facility for maximum- and high-security male prisoners in the country. The prison has been designed to operate as a “de facto mental health unit” as the number of mentally ill incarcerated men continues to soar.
They aren’t violent savages – they just have mental health problems.
New Zealand has one of the highest incarceration rates in the developed world, with Māori people accounting for more than 50% of all prisoners, despite representing only 15% of the overall population. Some 90% of prisoners have a life-long diagnosis of mental illness or addiction.
These people are suffering from mental disease, and they need our help.
Auckland East is partially replacing the 50-year old Paremoremo prison, which was modelled on US “supermax” prisons such as Marion and Alcatraz.
Neil Beales, corrections chief custodial officer, said the new prison was “more decent and humane” than the former facility, with the goal of rehabilitating prisoners.
They can be rehabilitated.
“The old prison was built for staff to be kept away from prisoners and prisoners away from staff … even though we are dealing with prisoners who display very challenging behaviours, the facilities do not necessarily need to be austere or oppressive,” said Beales, who started his custodial career in Strangeways prison just after the 1990 riot.
Neal Beales, the guy who thought that this was a very good idea.
“Rehabilitation and reintegration has to start the minute that they come into prison: because they are going to leave prison. And if we don’t have a facility where we can do good programmes we are unlikely ever to see a decline in the prison numbers that we ultimately want.”
The new Auckland East prison incorporates a range of holistic and therapeutic features modelled on prisons in Scandinavia, Belgium and Germany.
Trick question: Who has the highest testosterone level in the room?
A seed propagation garden will allow prisoners to get their hands dirty and nurture new life, while a sensory garden aims to sooth and stimulate, with plants such as thyme and spearmint, and real grass underfoot.
Cells in the new block are also 30% bigger – increasing from 5.8 sqm to 9 sqm – and have their own showers and TVs.
Yvonne Jewkes, a professor of criminology at the University of Kent who worked as a consultant on Auckland East, and said the old facility was a “national disgrace” and “the grimmest prison I’ve ever been in anywhere in the world”.
“Professor” Yvonne Jewkes, who also thought that this was a great idea.
Jewkes said she was disappointed to see more colour hadn’t been used on the interior spaces of the new prison, and some of the design team’s more radical proposals – such as cells kitted out to look like an Ikea showroom – had not been taken up.
Can you imagine how absolutely fascist the government of New Zealand must be, to have not literally built taxpayer-funded Ikea showroom luxury apartments for the local tribespeople for when they kill people?
“Professor” Yvonne Jewkes, shaking her damn head.
Thanks to visionary public servants like Neal Beales and Yvonne Jewkes, the Maori people can finally live in peace and harmony, just like they did before we took their peace and harmony away from them.
Then, they can be liberal again – just like us.
Then, they can be free.