Alien Weaponry Premiere “Whispers” Video

Alien Weaponry have premiered a new video for their song “Whispers.“ This track is from the band’s debut album “Tū.”

Singer/guitarist Lewis de Jong commented:

“These are just a couple of examples of the government not respecting the voices of the people, especially Māori. Even though historic wrongs have supposedly been righted with compensation, when the same thing keeps happening it’s hard to believe there has really been a change.”

The press release also added:

“The spoken excerpt at the beginning of the song is part of a radio interview by well-known Radio New Zealand journalist Kim Hill with Don Brash, a former leader of two right wing political parties, and current spokesperson for a lobby group set up to advocate removal of so-called “special privileges” for Māori.”

Drummer Henry de Jong continued:

“It’s kind of scary how many people share his views. They don’t seem to understand that the current policies are there to help redress the imbalance that was caused after over a hundred years of colonization. During that time, millions of acres of Māori land were stolen, they were excluded from voting and children were punished for speaking Māoriin schools, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. That sort of thing can’t be fixed with compensation alone – it takes time and goodwill from both sides.”

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