Post by James Christophers Post by Tony Post by Rich80105
On Sun, 02 May 2021 19:23:25 -0500, Tony <lizandtony at orcon dot net
Post by Tony Post by Tony
A real worry if this proves to be correct.
Commissioning a report does not imply support or rejection for
everything or any specific item in that report - it is howeve one
input to current or future decision making; on some issues a
government will need to understand a number of radically different
views in order to reach consensus on even starting some policy
You (not only you of course) need to be absolutely sure that the article is
wrong, otherwise you can look forward to something pretty awful.
Generally speaking, assuming the worst is the instantaneous reaction to
anything that smacks of the negative, TVNZ's kiddynews being arguably our prime
example. So it doesn't do to over-react, however febrile the nature and habit
of "a nation of fretful sleepers" (Bill Pearson 1951).
However, there has more recently been a fully organised and determined
prosecution of a patent and subliminal across-the-board influencing towards
Maori gaining a far stronger presence and foothold in New Zealand's education
and overall governance. This behaviour includes an in-yer-face ramping up of
Maori linguistic and cultural inclusivity, much of it toe-curlingly crass and
self-consciously gawky. Awkward, and incongruously contrived and performed
amateur dramatics presented by the media on its world stage is never a good
Again, rather than a trumped-up Treaty add-on, this more recent news suggests
a consolidation of what is now happening into a more visible and tangible
structure having its own singular identity made legitimate by **its own
self-determining laws" under the Crown - essentially, an independent state
within a state in all but name. (Lethoso -ish)
So, is such a consolidation of what is plainly a self-arrogated policy,
originally and specifically mandated *in terms** in the Treaty of Waitangi, the
very same Treaty, mark you, whose "principles" rationalise and justify every
unyielding claim and counter-claim coming from the Maori quarter?
To me, in 2021,an independent sovereignty based solely on abstract 180
year-old "principles" don't cut it, never can, and never should be allowed to
And even if it were somehow to, does the overarching **all-inclusive**
without-fear-or-favour Constitution of New Zealand under the Crown even permit
Yes. I trust the writings of our almost entirely amateur journalists no more
than anyone else. However we know that the document exists and the content
thereof is now pretty much public property.
treaty does not provide a basis for it.
least of our worries.
I predict one of two things.
1. The idea will die and the sooner the better. actual
2. There will be insurrection and Lord help us all if that happens.
Perhaps "Something wicked this way comes".