QOTD: Morgan G on G Morgan and the Treaty

From Gareth Morgan and the Pākehā Pathology at Maui Street:

Thus the burden of compromise always falls to Māori – we can push only for what is compatible with their system – this makes Morgan’s idea that there is some sort of creeping political division emerging an utterly ridiculous one. Think about it from an iwi perspective. For each iwi a typical settlement represents around 1 to 5 percent of what was lost. Who, in this situation, is making the compromise? The party which agrees to concede the 95 to 99 percent of what it lost, or the party which agrees to return 1 to 4 percent of what it gained?

Go read the whole thing, it’s excellent and far better-informed that my own thoughts.

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