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Thursday, 29 July 2021 10:30

It's coming!

Written by  The Hound

OPINION: This old mutt reckons the 'woke' epidemic - currently rife in left wing and government circles - is now starting to spread its ugly wings into the ag sector.

Recently the Ag Twiterati (those who have far too much time on their hands) were demanding more 'diverse' - that is Māori and women - representation at Fed Farmers one would think competency and ability is more important than what a person's gender or ethnicity is.

Following the recent Primary Industry Conference there were howls of outrage on Twitter about the lack of diversity in Fed Farmers representation.

Problem for the wokesters on social media is that Feds is a membership organisation, where its reps are democratically elected by members.

Are these ticket-clippers on Twitter now suggesting that a quota system must be imposed on a private organisation such as Feds?

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