New Zealand’s tragedy: The infliction of Ardern’s “government.”
Odds are that Ardern’s government simply cannot last another two years, given the unprecedented levels of internal strife it has created. Damage to race relations, the economic shambles incarnate and the never-before-imagined mountains of debt incurred in the space of a single year. To view such appalling performance it’s utterly condemnable that aside from booting Labour from office and ditching its many proven incompetents, there are no legislative means whatsoever by which we, the people, can hold the leaders of this pretence of an administration accountable for the economic/social devastation they’ve inflicted on our society. In a just world, criminal charges follow instances of executive deception and deceit – but as things stand, these departing scoundrels will be gratuitously farewelled with parliamentary motions of regret – their superannuation, entitlements and future perks, intact and unaffected – which, by any measure, they simply do not deserve.
The political party holding the Treasury Benches is the highest board of directors in the land. Yet, while in the corporate sector legal action can be mounted against recalcitrant and non-performing board members, when it comes to parliamentarians citizens lack the privilege of ordinary shareholders.
MMP has wrought unbelievable damage to parliament and our society. Touted as rendering “fairer” representation, it has abused every notion of fairness by crippling virtually every facet of government with PC-irrelevances and nonsense. Under FPP, every MP was the first choice of each electorate’s voters – everyone, the first choice of those who either best knew the candidate or were best informed as to the sort of policies under which they wished to live. MMP, on the other hand, has inflicted us with party-anointed MPs, many undeserving of even a whiff of electoral support.
Some Labour List MPs previously failed more than once to gain electorate seats, while others who’d never before stood “qualified” as slavish toadies of the party. Labour MPs stem predominantly from union backgrounds where real-world actualities are only vaguely grasped and then, only in terms of what can be screwed out of employers. While becoming an MP is the economic, perk-ridden pinnacle of their worldly aspirations; their lack of appropriate backgrounds, of relevant training, of qualifications or even of suitable experience weighs enormously to parliament’s disadvantage, its potential heavily impaired through their ineptitude. As Bob Jones so accurately observed, “Labour’s MPs are largely the dregs of a fading movement … totally out of their depth in handling an unprecedented crisis.”
Many will recall MMP’s televised promotions and how they were fronted, so deceitfully, by Rod Donald. Dressed as a reasonable young conservative – short-back-and-sides haircut, jacket and tie – images to which he never again resorted – Donald peddled “fairness of representation” and due largely to his non-threatening, deceptive appearance, the concept of MMP was swallowed by a fair-minded, but unsuspecting, (today we’d call it “woke”) electorate which, well-meaning, never imagined MMP’s system-corroding potential. The electorate then hardly considered that the necessary talents required to “govern” demanded far more capability of MPs who were appointed Ministers than whatever it believed was implicit in “representation.” MMP increased NZ’s MPs from 60 to 120, enabling the inclusion of time-wasting flakes like the Green Party, whose practicalities of rationale are so dubious and whose male/female perspectives are so abstruse, it requires two leaders instead of one. Effectively, a vehicle with two steering wheels.
MMP also enabled the inclusion of nutcase irrelevances like the Internet Party, of self-interested, self-serving obstructionists like NZ First, and of course, the Maori Party, whose ever-demanding, race-based actuality is somehow perpetually overlooked, despite the posturing of its front-people. Would we tolerate a “White” Party and grant it uniquely race-based considerations and advantages as the representatives of Maoris’ 16% of the population are so continuously permitted to extort?
The establishment of MMP in our parliament was finalised as a considerably warped version of what’d been originally outlined and intended. The 1986 Royal Commission on the Electoral System recommended that if MMP was adopted, the then four Maori seats that had been introduced as a temporary constitutional measure in 1867 should be abolished. But we didn’t see those seats abolished – incredibly, they’ve been increased. A fifth was added in 1996, a sixth in 2002 and a seventh in 2008 – despite the crystal-clear validity of submissions like these, made in 2018 to the Maori Affairs Select Committee re the Electoral (Entrenchment of Maori Seats) Amendment Bill.
- The reason for the existence of the Maori seats has long since disappeared.
- The Maori seats breach Section 19 (1) of the New Zealand Bill of Rights.
- The Maori seats are not suited to entrenchment.
- The Amendment Bill is in breach of Parliament’s rules.
- The Maori seats are no longer lawful.
The New Zealand in which I grew up took pride in us being “one people.” With Maori present throughout our society, their prowess in sporting fields and involvements like the history of the legendary Maori Battalion, Maori were New Zealanders. But in the 1980s, tampering academics like Labour’s Geoffrey Palmer sneakily sought to change the balance of the system we had. He promoted the nonsense of “Treaty principles” which attributed never-existing and never-intended depths to the Treaty, and declared it “our founding document.”
Had Palmer, formerly a university law professor and self-touted as a constitutional legal- whiz, ever properly reviewed our history, he would have instantly ascertained that the Treaty wasn’t even remotely close to being any sort of founding document – the actual founding document being Queen Victoria’s Charter and Letters Patent that established us as a nation and conferred full rights of British subjects upon Maori. The Treaty was nothing more than the Maori chiefs’ formal acceptance of British sovereignty – and significantly, their acknowledgement that they’d become subjects of the Crown.
Thus the most monstrous pro-Maori nonsense to stem from Palmer’s facile jiggery-pokery was the outright hogwash that the Treaty signified “partnership with the Crown.” As lies that are repeated 1000 times are said to become “truth”, past Labour and National governments have utterly betrayed the majority of New Zealand’s citizens by falling over themselves to gain “the Maori vote”. In perpetrating Palmer’s unsustainable roguery, they inflicted New Zealand with the unjustifiable piracy of the 3rd Treaty settlement.
- In 1948 Sir Apirana Ngata stood in parliament and praised the then government’s generosity in awarding the 2nd Treaty settlement – settlement, of course, meaning that as the terms of the matter had been unreservedly accepted, the matter was then, and for all time – done and dusted.
- Under the Treaty, the Maori chiefs agreed to become subjects of the Crown. Transparent and obvious to anyone with a dictionary, but overlooked by closed-minded MPs and gain-seeking Maori, is the fact that no “subject” could ever possibly be a “partner” of the Crown.
Notably bizarre is the fact that the non-Maori bulk of our population is itself positioned and described in terms of the race that forms only 16% of the population. We are either Maori or “non-Maori.” Even the word to describe us as being different and separate from Maori – pakeha – is a Maori word. We’re New Zealanders, yes – but so are Maori – but it has been that separating distinction of “non-Maori” that Ardern’s Labour “government” has damned 84% of the population to our present position of legislated disadvantage. In addition, it’s been the constant unwanted infliction and intermingling of Maori phraseology on TV, the Maori re-naming of government departments, and all the other Maori-pushing issues we’ve had to endure that, more and more, is serving to divide us
as a people. Notwithstanding the absurdity of according Maori names to virtually every function of “government” when their meaning isn’t understood by the bulk of the population, Ardern’s “government” has placed undeniable emphasis – unwarrantedly and without a trace of just procedure – on according to Maori positions of authority, granted solely by virtue of their race. Incontestably, superiority over non-Maori. As a nation that so vehemently protested the practice of apartheid during the 1981 Springbok tour, demanding equality for the blacks of South Africa, it is inexplicable and contradictory that a New Zealand government should attempt something as bafflingly bizarre as to attempt to effect the reverse of that system. Yet despite the unprecedented opposition signaled by many, many New Zealanders towards He Puapua, the Three Waters takeover of local body assets, and to the establishment of Pae Ora and Te Mana Hauora Maori to exclusively handle matters of Maori health, Ardern’s “government” has constantly ignored and dismissed the wishes of the majority. From times way back Maori have shown that they’re ardent opportunists and our history records many such instances. Banjo Paterson’s epic poem of 1901, “The Maori’s Wool,” was based on the actual incident of a scam perpetrated by Maori on a bank. Paterson then was a correspondent for the Sydney Morning Herald.
Among many rip-offs, today has been the Maori TV station, established purely to enhance te Reo, the Maori language, among Maori. Despite annual taxpayer subsidies to the tune of $19-odd million and with an all-up annual budget of $34 million its ratings have fallen away and it now has minimal audiences. Why? Well, according to the ever-posturing and exploitative Willie Jackson who demanded entitlement for the station in the first place, “it lacks good programming in English.” One has to ask, if Maori don’t want to watch Maori TV, why should TV1, TV2, TV3 and radio feel they have to inflict te Reo phrases on the country’s majority of viewers who’re certainly not welcoming of it?
Not so many years ago, our museums and others around the world used to display tattooed Maori heads that had once been traded for muskets by some Maori in order to subjugate other Maori. With the changes into the present PC-driven times, suddenly it was “culturally offensive” for institutions to hold or display such objects and, even though most of the heads were of slaves captured by Maori who’d been tattooed for the purpose and killed, Maoridom demanded those heads be returned from wherever they were held. As the heads came back from overseas museums, TV coverage showed scenes of emotional Maori re-welcoming their “ancestors.” Of course, no coverage whatsoever was accorded to the fact that Maori had once eagerly traded the heads – or that any of the traded muskets had been surrendered in return. The incidents seem to suggest Maoridom wanted to expunge some undesirable actualities of their history.
That Labour lacks even the most basic comprehension of “democracy” has become painfully evident. In 2017 the party was so certain it hadn’t any chance of being elected, it bothered neither to draft any policy nor even outline for what it actually stood. When, as a result of Winston Peters’ self-serving treachery, it suddenly found itself the major coalition partner in government, we watched as night after night Ardern staved-off media questions with “we’ve set up a working party to advise on that” – falsely gaining time to try and “work out” what Labour’s position was going to be.
From there, without any prior announcement – let alone any sort of electoral mandate – suddenly a whole lot of little things on Labour’s hit list were manifested. Insanely, for a country whose land mass is but 1/600th of the world’s and whose total emissions are but a bare trace of total global emissions, oil exploration around New Zealand was banned. Equally bizarrely, charter schools which the teacher unions strongly opposed because they operated separate from the Ministry of Education system and, of course, had been initiated by National and ACT were closed, despite their irrefutable successes, particularly with young Maori.
There was the apparent irrationality of Ardern’s knee-jerk gun buy-back that followed the Christchurch mosque massacre. But was it really just irrational? With Ardern’s long involvement in international socialism – she’d been prime minister of NZ for some 15 months before she even saw fit to resign as chairman of Socialist International – her action can’t easily be dismissed as being other than the seizure of an opportunity to implement part of the communist agenda – “First, disarm the people.” But typically, while NZ’s ordinary bloke has lost ownership of his automatic firearms, Ardern’s multi- million-dollar-funded and sponsored, drug-dealing, predominantly Maori gangs are still in illegal possession of them.
Ardern’s “government” has affected so many economy-damaging acts it’s impossible to address them all. But three, in particular, are notable.
1. Given our dependence on automotive fuel, the plan to shutdown NZ’s only oil refinery at Marsden Point was transparently grotesque. Minister Megan Woods’ response to the 14-page consultant’s report on the fuel-security risks to NZ if the refinery was shut down was beyond belief – she declared the risks were “insignificant.” Such a bafflingly, out-of-touch response compels one to wonder whether her PhD in History was remotely appropriate for a decision of such magnitude.
2. Equally Labour’s decision to appease its Green Party coalition nutters and phase out coal-mining on the West Coast was utterly preposterous. By any measure, it was a mind-numbing bungle – given the fact that last year New Zealand had to import a million tons of low-grade, high-emissions-type, dirty coal from Indonesia to sustain the country’s needs. In comparison, our West Coast coal is high-grade, clean-burning stuff, so just exactly what Cabinet’s bunch of unenlightened inept muppets sought to achieve from that decision is about as transparent as a concrete slab. Yet with Minister Woods again at the helm, could anything else have been expected?
3. For so many New Zealanders the most hard-hitting disaster of all has been the fact that in the four years of Labour’s “administration” house prices have increased by an impossible 75%. This under a party that actually boasted of the thousands of houses it was going to see built – the actuality so dismal, minuscule and abject. In earlier, more responsible times, such failures by honourable people would have resulted in self-inflicted blood all over the carpet – but Labour’s lot have no trace of moral compass, so their elemental failings are paraded by ducking fault and allocating blame elsewhere.
In my lifetime I’ve experienced six Labour governments, five in the time I’ve been politically aware. Each one departed office leaving notable degrees of social and economic chaos – and each one later attacked National for the pain of the recoveries necessitated.
It was Labour that effected the banning of corporal punishment in schools in 1990 – and Labour that upheld the Crimes Act 1961 amendment bill of the Green MP, Sue Bradford, that denied parents the right to smack their children. As one whacked at home, at primary school and college is, from his adult perspective, most grateful to his parents and teachers for that “input” because who knows how otherwise he might have turned out.
My generation warned of the social breakdown that would occur after Labour effected its no-smacking Act thirty-one years ago because it’s in childhood that children have to be taught one of life’s most essential lessons – that there are consequences for all their actions. From their absorption of that lesson, children develop another essential – the virtue of respect – respect for authority, for parents, for teachers, respect for other people, for other people’s property and, from acquiring and developing that, they develop self-respect for themselves and their own actions – critical guiding planes for their journey to worthwhile adulthood. Sadly today, from lack of the teaching of those disciplines and from Labour’s abandonment of the teaching of moral standards, we have our present society-declining mess.
Aside from the consequences of COVID, the communistic measures this “government” has employed point, as David Seymour has indicated, to the complete destruction of our society, and of everything we hold dear. Far too many decent, upright and, in respect of qualifications, very-much-needed-here New Zealanders have already fled our shores. Worse, the impetus for further departures is growing steadily.
Please, please, please New Zealanders, do the necessary homework to become fully aware of what has been done to us. Be horrified at Labour’s carnage.
For your future, for your family’s future and for the future of every New Zealander, LABOUR MUSTN’T EVER AGAIN GAIN NEW ZEALAND’S TREASURY BENCHES. After all the freedom-denying, communist influences it has wrought that now impact on our society, never again should New Zealanders trust Labour.