"We are one thought away from changing the world!"
Yes that is the reason for my highlighting of the story. In showing that the same discussion continues all around the world. And that there is light somewhere at the end of the tunnel.
I agree that the Maori kept their mana comparatively, they were never physically conquered. They pretty much were supreme fighters in their home turf, they are often accredited with inventing trench warfare. They even took the high ground when some broke off and began passive resistance.
It is said the land is the land of peace, and it could well be the influence of the land which has made the people seek peace.
The Maori have shown great strength through some dark days to stand for what they hold dear.
= DEATH BEFORE DISHONOR =