Last week The BFD published an article by Dr Muriel Newman titled “Challenging the Agenda”. This bit particularly stuck out for me, and it is a quote from media commentator Karl du Fresne:
“The guidelines covering applications for funding are explicitly politicised. Media operators are advised they must ‘actively promote the principles of Partnership, Participation and Protection under Te Tiriti o Waitangi acknowledging Maori as a Te Tiriti partner’. All applicants must show a ‘clear and obvious’ commitment to the Treaty and te reo; no exceptions.”
Take for example genetic engineering. In the real world genetic engineering has saved millions from starvation. To Maori though, genetic engineering is ‘bad’; therefore the rest of us must view genetic engineering as ‘bad’.
But things get worse, much worse. If you think by “partnership” this means equal partnership, hoo-boy, are you in for a surprise. The argument is that the Treaty created a “partnership” where the British were in charge of the day-to-day stuff and Maori, who according to the argument had not given up sovereignty, acted as overseers, or as some might say “overlords”.
Translated to today this means an unelected Maori upper house with the power to veto any legislation. At the local level it means at least 50% Maori representation on councils and/or giving Maori representatives broad “overseeing” powers. Yes, in case you haven’t noticed, Maori wards are basically Trojan horses.
Some will say I’m being racist. But here’s the thing. A Maori upper house consisting of very capable, smart and competent members, would likely be a very good thing, but it’d still be based on race. And that’s the reason it would be wrong.
Of course, all of this has been kept secret from the voting public, both now and before the election. I wonder why?
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