Damien Grant: “Our country is better because there are those advocating for, and against, things that they passionately believe in or are opposed to.”
Check out Damien Grant’s latest opinion piece. Link below. But first a few Wikiriwhi musings.
IMO Damien is probably New Zealand best freedom orientated political commentator who gets footage in the mainstream media, even though he often says things that get up my nose.
He is definitely an advocate of less government, yet frames his articles in such a way that his personal proclivity is not punching Fascists and Commies in the face… and that is why he gets published in the mainstream when few other Liberty minded people do.
Via his style he is able to squeeze in some very important Libertarian takes on thorny issues that otherwise never reach the public discourse, because he splices them seamlessly within the cloth that otherwise might appear to be congratulating the successes of the advocates of Totalitarianism (and it is an objective fact that Woke Far left activism is kicking arse and making us freedom advocates look like Chumps!).
Today’s article (link below) is a perfect example of this strategy.
It may be painful to read… but it’s 100% true… or at least 95% true.
Though in no way can it be said that Damien is an Anti-vaxxer, I don’t think it is a coincidence he penned this article now… after the Big Propaganda piece ‘Boiling Point’ much lauded by those who hate the Anti-covid lockdown protesters just dropped the other day.
IMO this is Damien’s stealthy impartial way of defending that historic and righteous protest… in principle.
The topic is participating in our nations democracy. Grant makes no mention as to why our particular brand of Democracy makes being ceaselessly active far more critical than it otherwise would be if we had an enlightened ever vigilant Liberty loving population who prided themselves on self-reliance, and an iron clad constitution that kept meddlesome power mad totalitarians in fetters.
Oh what such a blessed state of affairs that would be!
New Zealand was once a strong self-reliant population… the envy of the world… yet we have lost this and become a nation of woke sheeple begging for safe spaces and hand outs.
We should sit in sackcloth and ashes.
We have become consumed with envy. Men have become effeminate from decades of ease.
Our system of government… the unconstrained arbitrary powers of our parliament means none of our rights, liberties, or property are secure. We are being bleed dry via taxes. We are treated like rats in social experiments. Our Lives count for zero. We are muzzled. Our kids are brainwashed in State schools. And the ether is thick with mainstream NWO agenda driven propaganda so that the fools now beg for their own enslavement.
Any hysteria, or trend can and does move parliament to act rashly and swing a club.
When seeking to prevent any constitutional restraints being put on parliament Margert Wilson once called the status quo ‘Our wonderfully fluid system’… yeah right!
Wonderful for meddlesome radical Ideologues!
Things are not looking good.
Should we throw away our rifles and run for the coast?
That may look like a tempting proposition to some.
Not this Maori! “The Arawa have 8 Breaths!”.
Better to die facing the enemy than with a spear in the back.
Things being as they are we Liberty minded, pro equality advocates need to lift our game… and be tireless and resolved in working for our treasured values and ideals.
Freedom and justice depend on it.
We cannot falter.
We cannot retire. esp given our values and Ideals are in peril.
We must do what we can to our final breath…
And we must maintain our dignity and spirit… conducting ourselves honorably… even when our adversaries fight dirty… such as using Cancel culture, deplatforming, etc.
Otherwise what will our legacy be?
The generation that quit, and let freedom slip away.
We have a mountain to conquer.
Lets get to it!
Update: Damien Grant responds… From here and here.
Now… to the Article….
Damien Grant says….
“…If you, like me, have a strong set of opinions on how our country should be run, there are ways to achieve this without waiting for the cumbersome, protracted and often ineffective electoral system. This is even more so given the atrophying membership of political parties.
The environmental movement provides an excellent demonstration of how ideas combined with determined advocacy has impacted both government policy, as well as the personal choices of individuals.
By contrast, those with a conservative and free-market agenda have not been as effective. The high-watermark for free-markets was the late 1980s and early 1990s….”
Read more…. here.
This is a piece I have been working on for months, and yet it is nowhere near what I would deem to be ‘finished’.
Yet I am publishing it today here on Eternal Vigilance Blog for the public holiday for Waitangi Day 2023, as my contribution to the ongoing defense of the Kiwi Dream, The values that underpinned the British Colonisation of New Zealand from the relentless slander and falsification that is pervasive across all modes of communication with the intention of brainwashing the population.
How important is it to have a solid grasp of history?
Very important lest you be deceived and defrauded by Agenda driven Liars.
“He who controls the past… controls the future” saith George Orwell meaning if Machiavellian Political actors can shade your view of history… they will also be able to manipulate and proscribe your future… and that translates into Political Power.
Captain of No.2 Company, Forrest Rangers. Major Gustav von Tempsky.
Above is photo of a New Zealand hero. Prussian born Major Gustav von Tempsky. He Lived and died in New Zealand, in the mid 1800s, yet his exploits are just as relevant today as they were 150+ years ago… and that is because we live in a time in which Machavellian radicals are seeking to ‘control the past’ precisely as Orwell warned… so that they can control our future… and they are doing a splendid job of it too…. at the present time…they are actually winning the fight… and the defenders of truth, freedom and enlightenment values are withering under the onslaught.
We desperately need reinforcements!
Do you want your children to inherit an apartheid socialist slave society… or to enjoy the same sort of Freedom and quality of life that older generations of kiwi have enjoyed?
If you care about future generations you better wake up to what is going on… fast!
Arm your self with Truth and knowledge, and Just principles… put your boots on and succor the heroic minority of freedom advocates battling the barbarians.
If you are a Kiwi, yet have never herd of Von Tempsky then you are one of the many who have neglected to study the colonial heritage of our nation. Your ignorance makes you easy meat to be fooled.
Or perhaps you consider yourself to be ‘educated and informed’ on ‘the evils of British Imperialism and the crimes of the colonisation of New Zealand… if then you think you know about Von Tempsky and his contemporaries you will no doubt believe he was a Villainous racist and murderer… if this is the case you have been thoroughly fooled already!
You have been sold malicious lies, and fallen under the power of those who are seeking to destroy our Western society… and take everything for themselves.
No Joke…. everything is at stake!
I am committed to the cause of promoting the counter-narrative to todays politically driven falsehoods… I endeavor to present a far more accurate understanding of our history so that by consideration of the facts as recorded in history proper, and weighing up the two contrasting views my countrymen can make their own determination as to which fits best. I have confidence that the truth can wake up those whom have been deceived.
And when you appreciate the swindle that is afoot my hope is that you will join us in the fight to defeat the vile ideology of Radical Far left extremism and Treaty separatism.
Lets get going…
Capitan Gustav Von Tempsky (Major) Was A Great Man of High Character… A Hero Who Gave His Life For Our Country.
Today’s blogpost is in defense of the character and Legacy one of New Zealand’s most brave heroes of the 19th Century. An artist, Adventurer, and man who fought to defend our young nation from violent overthrow, and who gave his life defending the Treaty of Waitangi for the sake of law and order… as a member of ‘The Armed Constabulary’.
The contribution that he, and his generation made to secure our nation and lay the foundations for our prosperity has been shamefully forgotten in the century of peace that followed their brave and principled actions.
The Heroic Death of Von Tempsky.
Von Tempsky in his time was a celebrated Hero!
He was worthy of public esteem.
Along with other defenders of New Zealand in recognition of their service to our nation, the city of Hamilton would name a city street in his honour.
The name of the city itself ‘Hamilton’ was named after yet another brave soldier who lost his life fighting Rebel Maori at the Battle of Gate Pa.
The Tainui led Kingites and their allies were defeated by the joint heroism of both British and Loyalist Maori forces, upholding British Sovereignty and the Rule of Law, securing the future Peace, good will and prosperity we now enjoy.
Because in war there are victors and the defeated, afterwards there are always those who carry bitterness and scheming malcontents looking for wealth and power can take advantage of such divides by devious political means. This is where the desire to destroy the reputation of Men like VonTempsky finds it’s root. Haters gina be haten… the scent of money via playing the victim…. ‘Reparations for past oppression’…. thus the impetus to generate ‘tales of injustice and woe…’
Truth is the first casualty.
Obviously having been defeated in battle some insignificant few cling to resentment, ill feelings and harbour desires for Utu, yet time tends to salve wounds, and having fought wars against vesting interests that desired to prevent progress, and drive Pakeha into the sea, the nation sought to put the conflicts of the 1860s aside (this is true of most of the defeated leaders of the rebellion too) and focus on fostering unity and quiet… yet sadly in doing so…
100+ years on we have allowed an ignorance to prevail in future generations about the true nature and causes of the conflicts … an ignorance that is now being fully exploited by a minority of malevolent envious malcontents… Contemptuous politicians, ideologues, and racist activists to spread lies about the collonistation of New Zealand…. so that today instead of being revered with their due honor, Von Tempsky (and his contemporaries) is being reviled as some sort of racist monster… a purposefully politically fabricated caricature that is supposed to be representative of the ‘evils of colonisation’ in general.
I have written in defense of Von Tempsy’s honor many times in the past, in particular I made a written submission to Hamilton City Council in 2020 when they asked for public submissions on the proposal to strip Hamilton City of place and Street names that honored great men of our colonial past, in particular many who fought and defeated the Tainui Kingite rebellion (Read here).
The desire to destroy these tributes and monuments comes from a specific political Lobby and vested interest.
Hamilton City Council announced a suspension of this public discourse into these matters under the pretext of ‘Social Distancing for Covid 19’.
A scheduled public hearing was postponed… indefinitely. I suspect they had miscalculated the public backlash that was expressed in written submissions.
Instead they implemented a scheme that only granted excusive participation from selected quarters…. mainly Tainui activists… bypassing/ disenfranchising the public at large from having a voice in the process… The Hamilton press failing to voice any protest to their machinations.
They instituted a shambolic closed doors ‘inquisition’ of Gustav von Tempsky… and found him guilty… and past the verdict that his memorial street shall be ‘Blotted out’.
These articles represent how our nations media has been hijacked by Far left radicalism… Marxist Communist anti-British colonsation doctrines.
I seek to expose the extreme malice and gross injustice of misrepresenting the character of the Brave Men such as Von Tempsky who fought for Queen and country.
Today, quoting from recorded history, and from other personal observations, I will further reinforce my contention that history bares witness to the fact that Von Tempsky was a man of Honor.
Von Tempsky was not ‘a Maori hating Racist’ as the Woke left try to portray him, and I seek to expose the duplicity of his detractors who point to his ‘Glory seeking antics’… as evidence of an evil racist ‘Blood-lusting’ mentality.
They fail to apply the same standard to the mindset of the thousands of Rebel Maori Warriors who were absolutely obsessed with the attainment of such glory for themselves… and who ready did take pleasure in the slaughter of white people.
There is no higher authority in the recording of the history of the armed conflicts in New Zealand of the 1800’s than James Cowan and his two volumes ‘The New Zealand Wars’.
Not only did Cowan visit the sites of battle while there were still ‘bullet holes in walls’, and spoke with many who themselves were participants able to give their accounts of what happened where… and why, Cowan demonstrates high levels of objectivity, and if anything like many Pakeha of his times his sympathy leans towards the dignity of the ‘Brave Rebels’.
This is esp conspicuous in his telling of the Battle of Orakau.
This is apparent when you read his history. I would measure his achievement as being willing to give credit where ever he thought it was due… but esp to ‘the underdogs’… The Rebels who were fighting against a far Superior Foe.
Courage… ‘Pluck’… being the primary virtue in war esp in ‘forlorn hope’. And the rebels surely were not inferior in this.
The fact is… as a person whom is well read in New Zealand history I assert you will struggle to find any traces of the ‘Bigoted White supremacy and desire to oppress Maori’, that todays Separatist radicals assert was the signature character of Pakeha in the first century of Colonisation.
It simply is not there. Yet compassion and the desire to praise Maori is virtually universal… yet you can only know this… if you actually study the historic records themselves rather than imbibe the ideological falsehoods of Radical and politically skewed modern day pseudo-Academics. They are Charlatans!
The Kingite Rebellion was a violent breach of the Treaty of Waitangi.
J Cowan called their cause… ‘A Struggle for Independence’ J Cowan. The New Zealand Wars. pg 316.
Governor Grey expressly warned if they did not desist from their murderous hostilities that were a breach of the treaty, he would punish them, and that they would lose their guarantees over their land which was part of the terms and conditions of them *honoring the treaty* esp the Sovereignty of Queen Victoria.
It is from Cowan’s works that I will now quote and make commentary…
“The Engagement At Mahoetahui.
The Upper Waikato contingent had gone home after Puketa-kaurere to tell of their victory over the pakeha, exhibit their trophies of battle, and plant their crops. The news of their prowess in the field, and and the sight of the soldiers’ caps and red coats in which some of them paraded, their newly gotten rifles, bayonets, and cartridge pouches, aroused at once the admiration and the jealousy of their neighbours. Ngati-Manipoto’s exploits fired all the Waikato tribes with ardour for the field. Nati-Haua’s war-fever could no longer be allayed even by the peace-loving Wiremu Tamehana. The stalwart men of Matamata, Tamahere, and Maunga-tautari had reluctantly remained in their kaingas when Potatau forbade Waikato and Ngati-Haua to cross the Puniu river and released only Ngati-Manipoto for the war on the Waitara. But now the old king was dead, and his runanga at Ngaruawhahia had little control over Ngati-Haua of the plains.
Why should Ngati-Manipoto have all the joy, and glory of killing the Pakeha?…”
James Cowan. The New Zealand Wars. Pt1 pg 193.
The above short passage is just a tiny taste of what is recorded in ‘The New Zealand Wars’ as to the Rebel Maori’s love of War and express desire to slaughter Pakeha.
Maori of old worshiped Tu… a Bloody God of War and after less than a hand full of decades since the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi, the Warrior Cult was still at the forefront of the least civilised tribesmen. Even today this aspect of Maori Culture is understood as foremost.
There is a lie circulating that the Urewera iwi Tuhoe never took part in the Maori rebellions of the 1860s.
They certainly did!
Moreover Tuhoe was an extremely Warlike people… and famous for their Black mystical Arts.
let us see how they are described by James Cowan…
‘These impassioned war-calls intensely excited the young warriors of Tuhoe, and inspite of the advice of some of the old chiefs they raised a company for the assistance of the Maori King. Two casks of gunpowder were given to Rewi’s party. One of these – presented by Harehare, Te Wiremu, and Timoti, of the Ngati-Manawa, at Tauaroa- had been sent from Ohinemuri by the old cannibal warrior Taraia Ngakuti, of Ngati- Tamatera. The touhungas had recited charms over the cask of powder to render the contents doubly efficacious asgainst the Pakeha; and it had been given the name “Hine-ia-Taraua.” Takurua Koro=kai-toke joined Rewi: he was the elder brother of Harehare, the present chief of Ngati-Manawa at Murupara, on the Rangitaiki. He and his wife Rawinia (Lavinia) were both wounded at Orakau. Harehare himself, having no grievance against Europeans, did not join, saying that he would fight the troops if they invaded the Rangitaiki country, but not otherwise. But Tuhoe and Ngati-Whare entertained no such punctilio; they were eager to make use of their weapons, and would travel far for the pure love of fighting…’
The New Zealand Wars. Pt 1. James Cowan. pg 368
So if any justice is to spoken about the lust for war, it must be understood that The Rebels themselves were by far the most enamored.
Nor did Martial minded Pakeha like Von Tempsky disrespect their War-like customs. It was understood that Martial prowess was *a source of Mana for any people* that demanded respect.
Likewise was Von Tempskys bravery and prowess in Battle revered by his enemies.
The blatant duplicity of so-called modern Historians, Socialist politicians, and Separatist activists in seeking to slander the character of the Colonial defenders by painting them as Blood-lusting greedy warmongers when in truth…. after the facts of Von Tempkys chivalrous conduct during the Wars are understood… those savage characteristics far more accurately describe the Bulk of Rebel Maori than the character and exploits of Von Tempsky.
Reading James Cowan’s ‘The New Zealand wars’ Wairemu Tamehana looms large. What singles him out from his ‘war-fevered’ peers was his ‘Peace-loving’ restraining influence and warnings that war would bring ill upon them. It was the fact that by far the prevailing desire among the rebel tribes was to exterminate the Pakeha that Wairemu Tamehana was ultimately unable to dissuade the Rebels from the murderous and disastrous actions that resulted in their defeat.
Activists and revisionists seek to portray Von Tempksy as a ‘Maori Hater’… a white supremacist bigot….
As to Von Tempsky’s attitude towards race and towards Maori in general, Cowan records that in Von Tempsky’s corps of Forest Rangers included 2 Negroes.
Cowan also mentions that before Von Tempsky arrived in New Zealand he had been involved in military’s escapades in South America in which he commanded an irregular force of ethnic Mosquito Coast native Indians. (James Cowan The New Zealand Wars Pt 1 pgs 269,270)
Conspicuous only to those who take the trouble to look into these events for themselves, Professor O’Malley’s character profile of Von Tempsky in his report for Hamilton City council is skewed in that he omits that prior to coming to New Zealand, while in America Von Tempsky had led a contingent of *Mosqutia Natives*, instead only mentioning the Von Tempsky had his first military’s experiences there.
O’Malley makes no mention of the two Blacks who served in Von Tempsky’s hand picked squad of Forrest Rangers.
“All nationalities were in the ranks…” (J Cowan The New Zealand wars Pt1 pg 268)
J Cowan notes that prior to joining the Forrest Rangers, while at the Coromandal Gold fields Von Tempsky himself had experienced some prejudice ‘on account of his nationality’
(J Cowan The New Zealand Wars Pt1 pg 270)
These facts do not square with the accusation that he was a man of pompous White supremacist bigoted views.
These are the sort of fact that would not be conducive to achieving the aims of Tainui and the Woke members of the Hamilton City Council in getting rid of VonTempsky’s legacy and ‘De-colonising’ the City… which is why corrupt O’Malley omits them from his report.
He was paid to produce a report that served to justify the intended political aims of Tainui and the Woke Council.
One opportunity O’ Malley used to paint Von Tempsky as a villain was when he expressed jealousy in playing no roll in the exploits of an action carried on by his friendly rival Captain (Major) William Jackson against raiding Maori Rebels. (O’Malley Report 112-113). O’Malley claims the action was reported as being ‘Murderous’ in the ‘Daily Southern Cross’ yet does not provide any verifiable reference… and so O’Malley presents Von Tempsky as being a Man who takes pleasure in the ‘Murder'[slaughter] of Maori including Woman and children… even though he was not there!
The truth is this action was far from ‘Murder’, but was in fact in just response to murderous raids this Hupu of Koheriki Maori were perpetrating against hard working and relatively defenseless pioneer ‘frontier’ homesteads on the outskirts of Auckland in which these murderous raiders were killing families, Men, woman in Children tending their farms.
“On the 13th October a party of Koheriki retaliated with an attack on unarmed Europeans within a short distance of the Galloway Redoubt. An elderly man named Job Hamlin was killed, and his companion, a boy named Joseph Wallis, about 13 years of age was terribly tomahawked, but by a miracle survived his wounds…”
“On the 15th, October an old soldier named Fahey and his wife, who were settled on a small bush farm near Ramarama, were out milking their cows when they were surprised by some of the Koheriki and shot and tomakawked…”
” A party of twenty Koheriki natives on the 26th October raided Kennedy’s farm at Mangemangeroa, a few miles from Howick in the direction of Maraetai. Mr Trust, who was in charge of the farm, was away in Auckland at the time, but there were three of his sons in occupation, besides two men, Courtenay and Lord. Ambrose Trust was the eldest son; the others, Richard and Nicholas Trust, were nine and twelve years of age. Lord, who was a workman on the place, was leaving the farmhouse at about 7 o’clock to go to his house when he saw a number of armed Maoris crouching in a ditch near the house. Lord and Courtenay escaped, but the latter was wounded The Maoris fired through the front window. Ambrose Trust Trust, taking his little brothers by the hand, ran out the back and hurried in the direction of the neighbours. The Maori gave chase and shot down the two small boys. Ambrose, wounded in the shoulder, with difficulty escaped.
The boys were tomahawked…”
J Cowan. The New Zealand Wars. Pt1 pgs 291,292, 293
This is the type of Atrocities the Kingites were committing.
These shameful attacks were sanctioned by the Kingite Rebel leadership as an implicit part of their strategy, it is therefore outrageous of O Malley to then call the Forrest Rangers response to these Koheriki raids ‘Murder’.
The response was fully justified *Utu*.
It was because of these outrages that the Forrest Ranger companies were formed, and that O’ Malley omits the context of the ‘Paparata fight’ in light of what these roving bands of rebels were committing in my view constitutes a purposeful intent to misrepresent the historical facts for the sake of a political narrative.
Calling O’Malley an historian is an outrageous lie.
He is a Charlatan.
He and his ilk completely reverse historical truth!
It was the Rebel Maori who intended to commit Racial cleansing and atrocities not Grey’s Collonial Government.
The Colonial Government had to defeat the Kingite rebellion to prevent them carrying out their intention to slaughter the entire population of Auckland!
That the Kingites intended to slaughter Men, Woman, and Children was expressly warned by none other than Wiremu Tamehana.
” The war now waged was very different from Hone heke’s chivalrous tournament of 1845. It was a racial war; The Maori aim was to sweep the pakeha to the sea, as the Pakeha Government’s object was to teach the Maori his subjection to British authority. The Europeans were not without warning that the sharp and barbarous old Maori methods of warfare were to be revived.
Wiremu Tamehana himself, deeply as he sorrowed over the inevitable conflict, was compelled to place himself in line with his countrymen. He warned the Archdeacon Brown, at Tauranga, that he -meaning his race- would spare neither unarmed persons (tangata rina-kore) nor property. In August, 1863, he wrote to the Governor cautioning him to bring ‘to the towns the defenseless, lest they be killed in their farms in the bush,” “But” he concluded, “you are well acquainted with the customs of the Maori race” The frontier settlers who remained on their sections did so at their own risk. No chief, not even a King or the kingmaker, could restrain a party of young bloods on the war-path seeking to flesh their tomahawks. They would quote the ancient war-proverb, He marara kokti ihu waka” ( A flying-fish crossing the bow of the canoe”) in allusion to any luckless persons whom a fighting Taua might find in it’s path, and in the stern logic of the Maori there could be no reasonable protest against the practical application of the aphorism by cutting short the career of the “flying-fish”.
(J Cowan The New Zealand Wars Pt1 pgs 239-42)
From the above quotation we also get a picture of the truth that it was the Young Rebel Maori Warriors who reveled in murder and the tomakawking of the defenseless!
In no way can Von Tempsky’s conduct as a fighting man be compared with this real *Old world Maori barbarism and brutality*… defenseless people are considered ‘flying fish’ to be tomahawked.
Von Tempsky’s Art Legacy
With respect to Von Tempsky’s treatment of Maori woman during the War, and accusations of atrocities committed Rangiaowhia, anyone who takes the time to investigate recorded History will find the truth to be in diametric opposition to the fabrications of the Anti-colonialist Radicals!
Unlike the British/Colonial forces in which only men fought (save woman defending their own homesteads from murderous Rebel assaults), on the Rebel Kingite side woman often participated in battle as active armed combatants… on the offensive… making it very difficult for the chivalry of the British who found it repugnant to shoot woman.
eg, With the attacking warriors ‘
…was a woman, armed with a single barrel gun, a cartridge-belt buckled about her waist. The little clearing, so quiet a few moments before, was filled with the bellowing of heavily loaded ‘Tupara’ and the sharp crack of rifes. High about the other sounds rose the screaming voice of the Maori Amazon as she exhorted her warrior comrades, “Riria! Riria!” (Fight away! Fight Away!”)…’ J Cowan. The New Zealand Wars Pt1 pg 277
These realities are never admitted to by the lying Separatist radicals.
In truth it was the Kingites who relished the slaughter of Non-combatants, Men, woman, and children… not the British and Colonial forces.
At the capture of Rabgiaowhia James Cowan records that it was only after suffering repeated sniping from hate filled wahine, did troops move to capture them… they otherwise would have been left alone unmolested… and still even after having been disarmed and held prisoner VonTempsky signaled a guard to allow a woman to escape.
Later… when the actual Battle of Rangiaowhia took place and the Kingites were defeated, in the flight Wahine were intermingled with the fighting men to avoid shoot them the call went out from the British for the woman to ‘sit down’ those that heeded the call were saved.
No mention of any of these nuanced facts in O’Malleys Report which seeks to maintain gross fallacious pseudo-historical generalisation that the Kingites were the victims of vicious racism, Greed, and atrocities.
O Malley’s agenda is consistent. He Mistreats Governor Grey with the same malicious omission. Grey was a man of High Character and Bravery. At no point does O’Malley do him justice. For example while mentioning Grey’s unannounced visit to Ngaruawahia, O’Malley fails to mention this visit was done for the sake of avoiding conflict… it was a peace mission, at great risk to his personal safety. Grey trusted in his *Friendship and good will* with the Maori King. These are not the actions of a greedy warmonger.
Now I would like to discuss a witness to Von Tempsky’s impeccable character that as far as I can see has been totally overlooked … that is his own treatment of Maori as depicted in *his Art*. I believe Woke Socialist politicians and activists have avoided discussion of his Art because they literally paint a different picture as to VonTempsky’s attitude to Maori.
The study of Art tells us a lot about the artist’s inner voice.
I contend that by looking at the paintings Von Tempsky bequeathed to posterity you can see with your own eyes that he took great pains to present Maori as people of heroic and noble bearing.
The painting themselves are devoid of anything that could be construed as ‘White Supremacy’.
No Maori can glean any ill intent in how he portrays their race in his art.
I his aim was self Glorification of his race, and the debasement of Maori, He could have easily chosen to portray the grotesque savagery and barbarism of his enemies which he would have been very familiar having fought hand to hand combat with many frenzied blood-lusting Toa eager to claim his life to imortalise their own mana… yet he never stooped to such fickle ideological vice.
Thus his paintings testify to his good character, and they rebut the lies leveled against him.
Like so many lands that were once colonies of the British Empire We here in New Zealand must endure a campaign of relentless lies and malicious posthumous character assignation of many of our greatest historical figures.
Columbus is under attack by the Radical woke Far left in the USA.
Capitan Cook is under attack in Australia and elsewhere (including New Zealand)
No nuanced arguments underpin any of this, but grotesque and toxic Marxist brain worms drill into the minds of any and all useful idiots who have not been inoculated with truth
It is truly a despicable process that is in play… all of it a politically driven travesty motivated by hate, greed, and lust for power.
Only their twisted and highly prejudiced perspectives are given weight.
We are supposed to consider their grievances as being valid…. as if their endless and ongoing anguish and victimism is genuine. We are expected to ignore their obvious treasure seeking *Vested interests* that really motivate their activities.
All this dishonesty is not about ‘righting the wrongs of the past’, but about plunder, power, and conquering a nation by stealth through Machiavellian political deception.
It is a despicable travesty that only continues because of the ignorance. impotence, and cowardice of the great majority of New Zealanders who are allowing the Maori Radicals and far left Socialist’s to slander the great generations of Pioneer Collonialists who built this country.
Yesterday I took my son to Auckland Museum to see the Tyrannosaurus Rex ‘Fossil Skeletons’.
The first thing you see as you approach the main entrance to the museum is a rainbow flag flying in parallel with the New Zealand Flag.
A bad omen, for it bares testimony to the fact that The Museum is operating not by objective truth, but under the Woke Political Agenda.
It was quite a sight to see Two Tyrant Lizards on display.
On an interactive screen one of the things you could check was ‘How much of these skeletons are real fossils’… and it turned out to be ‘Not much’.
So most of what was on display was ‘fabrications’ based upon ‘expert opinion’… and from ‘replicating fossils found elsewhere’. From looking at the displays themselves the fabricated portions were seamlessly blended, weathered, ‘aged’, etc so as to be unperceivable from the real portions.
This is intentional.
Think about that.
‘Creating the desired perception’ has taken precedence over the honest representation of bare facts… which could have easily been achieved by making the fabricated portions conspicuous by employing a slightly different hue.
At least they admitted the truth in the interactive interface.
I enjoyed the display, appropriate for primary school children to be awed.
I could not shake the sense that given how little of the skeletons were real fossils, that the display was disingenuine.
I think what has been done with the T Rex on display is an example of how the Woke staff contemptuously treat history in general… like it’s theirs to play charades with.
They do not allow the artifacts to speak for themselves but arrogantly impose upon visitors the radical far left interpretation of events.
This Political indoctrination acts like the carefully crafted artificial scaffold that supported the Tyrant Lizards upright.
The experts impost their own posture onto the bones of history to control the perceptions of the visitors.
Cringe Wokeness is everywhere.
Despite overt virtue signaling, there is indisputably a dearth of real ethics and integrity going on there.
It is apparent to me that the Museum’s current management are more focused upon presenting Politically correct ideological narratives than History as historically understood.
The Rainbow Picture above is from here: Auckland Museum recognised for Rainbow Excellence in inaugural awards.
Much of what is on display at the Museum today is fake… the degree of fakery has become extreme…
After seeing the Dinosaurs my son wanted to look at the War artifacts, and when we reached the gallery for the New Zealand Wars of the Mid-late 1800s, what was not on display was as conspicuous as what was on display.
What was being fed the public was barely history… Sir George Grey was not there… nor any of the Colonial heroes who defeated the Rebel Maori. Von Tempsky was not there.
Yet they had on display such villains as Kereopa Te Rau, who murdered the Missionary Carl Volkner in 1865 and ate his eyes (they did not mention this).
The only quote I saw from ‘King maker’ Wiremu Tamihana was deceitful in that it painted the Pakeha as the ones in error and the Kingites as doing the right thing.
I am not disputing the authenticity of the quote (though that is the only time I have ever herd it), I am disputing it’s lack of context and obvious bias involved in it’s selection for the display. Without context the quote is used to beguile.
It was selected from among thousand of his utterances, not for true history’s sake, but to push a specific modern day political agenda, for Tamihana was a very complex person who said many things at different times much of which is conflicting.
The Woke Staff at the Auckland Museum are presenting a heavily skewed version of events that is dishonest, revisionist, and Quazi.
So IMO the Museum is no longer a repository of history, but an engine of Woke propaganda… and it is shameful.
Like much of the fossil T Rexs on display, The history section about the New Zealand wars is also largely artificially scaffolded fabrication carefully crafted to appear real.
When I was young the Auckland Museum was one of my most favorite places to visit, the displays were plain, and only bare facts were put on small tags. In the silence visitors were left to their own thoughts.
People were free to wander about and chose how and what they wished to see.
Today things have changed, and not for the better. Now visitors must walk prescribed ‘tour paths’, and the Museum takes it upon itself to impose the official narratives upon visitors at every step. The displays have more ‘Props’ and ‘mock ups’ than actual artifacts.
I wonder How many truly wonderful artifacts are stacked in dusty boxes out back… removed from display to make room for all the Politically correct fakery???
There is so much phoniness about the museum these days, and unwitting people are more likely to emerge indoctrinated rather than educated.
That is by design.
You feel less like you have had an encounter with the relics of history and more like you have attended a woke political workshop.
This is not ‘inclusive’, but exclusive and narrow minded.
For a lover of History it is nauseating, and I could not wait to get out of there.
Update: 7-2-23 The Woke folk did exactly the same thing in Australia!
This smacks of WEF Globalist Agenda …..
In this video (above) we see Big Pharma Cartels using Puppet MP trying to prevent Official inquiries into the detrimental effects of the Mass Vaccination of the Human Race… saying a public inquiry ‘as a waste of money’.
This blatantly corrupt attempt to keep the UK public in the dark about the real magnitude of misery and death the vaccines caused… the extent that Censorship and misinformation (propaganda) was used to deceive the public into compliance thankfully was countered by more principled members of the House who demand transparency and accountability.
How can the societies of the world prevent future Political disasters and decent into tyranny if this Covid 19 Scamdemic is not exposed to the light?
Obviously the Evil powers that be, and the Mega Corporations who profited while everyone else were bankrupted, and imprisoned, and forcefully inoculated have a vested interest in maintaining their Massive Deception.
The Ardern regime’s Extreme Covid 19 measures here in New Zealand are singled out as some of the most absurd and oppressive failures of them all….
Our nation under far left extremist globalist Ardern has become a joke… at our expense.
All about the globe *her fellow W E F cultists* are deliberately seeking to derail their own economies… among a raft of suicidal enactments, deliberately sabotaging Fuel infrastructures and demonising Farming.
Like Ardern, none of these Woke radicals serve the interests of their own people but with complete disregard push their own ideological barrows with allegiance to the Globalist Elites of the World Economic Forum and the Great Reset.
We New Zealanders must throw Ardern from the steps of parliament next election… and not just her but *sweep clean our parliament of all who enabled and facilitated her extremist and un-Kiwi machinations.
We must restore our Democratic independence.
Likewise all other Nations must do the same.
Ardern has been by a long shot the greatest disaster to hit our nation for decades.
Far greater than earthquakes and foreign or domestic terrorists.
I suspect Her Body count is at least a magnitude higher than these tragedies.
In time I have little doubt it will be proven her extreme Covid 19 tyranny took more lives than the virus did… and reduced New Zealand to a Woke Socialist Police State.
Her time in power is a casebook study for what happens when you allow a far Left woke imbecile to take the reigns.
The greatest scam of all being how many dopey Kiwi bought into her Façade of ‘Kindness’.
In truth she is a heartless monster.
She is the dangerous radical that is running Amok all the while accusing ordinary Kiwis who clearly see through her lies of being ‘potentially domestic terrorists’.
Come on New Zealand!
You still won’t stand to defend our once great country of freedom and opportunity?
That is an indictment against our national character.
This is a symptom of systemic Social conditioning of diabolical proportions.
Th depth of apathy towards what Ardern is doing right in front of our faces, and level of sheepish compliance shows just how completely lobotomised we have become as a result of having our Universities lousy with post-truth intellectual frauds, imbibing cyanide from the Woke Globalist teets.
And this process… and the control of virtually all Social and Mainstream media is esp mind bending for the youth.
Why do you think the woke left about the Globe are pushing for the vote for 16 year olds?
Because the Woke left have this demographic under their sway at Universities and are indoctrinating them into Far left woke radicalism… violent and riotous Anti-capitalists… BLM types… Purple haired men haters…. an army of chaos to release upon our streets when parliament does not comply with the Globalist Woke agenda…. and esp to dilute the voting power of The Boomers and Gen X…. who know what the radical globalists are doing… and stand against their evil ambitions.
Our nations have never been so educated and stupefied… perfect for being manipulated, Controlled, and led down the garden path.
If anything the voting age should be raised, not lowered because in recent decades children spend much longer in schools… far higher percentages are delaying employment and attending Universities and Polytechs.
This means in real terms they cannot even be contributing the same paltry share to the national coffers as they would have been doing a decade ago.
16 year olds contribute nothing to the cost of running the country and it is dangerous to give the vote to any demographic that thinks that by voting a certain way they can get stuff ‘for free’… ie at the expense of other demographics.
We saw this Leftist ploy being used in the US when The Biden Administration tried to Bribe the youth vote by promising to wipe student debts.
This is utter corruption… yet nothing is beyond the pale for the Radical far Left in their pursuit and maintenance of Power.
And we all know 16 year olds do not have the life experience to shield them from sophisticated agenda driven political manipulation.
Know thy enemy.
Make no mistake people… The Woke Globalist Far Left Extremists are waging a Dirty ideological war against the Free and prosperous West…. and they are winning because there is no strong and principled organisation … of the people…. opposing them.
And like cancer… like rust that never sleeps Ardern and co are relentless in ramping up the Globalists stranglehold on the public discourse…. pushing for hate speech legislation… seeking to remain your ‘single source of truth’.
The Covid 19 Scamdemic proved that it is Political activists in power who are the greatest spreaders of Misinformation and falsehoods… the greatest peddlers of fake conspiracy theories…
They are the mass disseminators of dangerous delusions designed to deceive the public, and they attack Free speech because that is the most powerful weapon that exposes their Black intents.
This is a youtube channel I have only just discovered. These people look like they have been the target of the system for a long time… over a whole raft of issues.
My first impressions are this guy appears to be a genuine advocate of self-reliance and independent living.
I look forward to checking out more of their videos.
This video title caught my eye as it is yet another example of the relentless creeping usurpations that are establishing the Totalitarian State.
Here we have a video (above) that shows the malicious intent of Globalists to make it impossible to exist outside their systems of control.
This is why they want to get rid of Cash.
We can expect these sorts of laws to proliferate… across the board.. and in all so-called Free Nations….including here in New Zealand, for our Christian founded Capitalist societies are the main targets for overthrow by subversion… rotting them from the inside outwards.
This Blog is my soapbox.
You have been warned!
This video tells us the US Department of Agriculture has actually Banned ‘Canning lids’!!!!… for us Kiwi we call ‘Canning Jar Lids’ Preserving Jar lids.
Preserving food is one of the most essential aspects of being able to minimise dependence and survive ‘off-grid’.
By off Grid I mean *outside dependence on the system*.
Like the ‘Anti-vaxxers’… The Prepper Community have been the targets of relentless dis-information and slander as ‘crack pots’ for many years…. for the very same reasons…. They seek to promote independence from State Control.
The Puppet masters us ‘influencers’ to make certain ways of thinking appear ‘whack’ and ‘extreme’… targets to be mocked and ridiculed on social media and once this Group think has been established the Sheeple will have been effectively inoculated against embracing such ‘independent activities’ and will also countenance Legal jackboots being deployed against the renegades who defy the group think.
So take care what ‘Social trends’ you help cultivate on social media… first they alienate the group with mockery and slander… then when the sheeple show they have outcast the target group… then they can institute the Legal suppression and persecution.
The Preppers are such a community.
They have been right all along… yet the Globalists want you to consider them dangerous nut jobs and to sanction laws that make living off grid impossible/illegal.
DON”T SUPPORT ANY POLITICAL ATTACKS TO YOUR RIGHTS TO CHOSE TO LIVE OFF GRID!
And I advise you to take some off watching Idiots on Tick Tock and instead learn some Freedom wisdom from the Preppers!
Learn to produce and preserve your own food.
Get yourself a pantry filled with your own preserves.
The Globalists are the enemies of Freedom and Independence. They seek total control over all humanity.
They are Evil.
The philosophy of Self reliance stands in their way.
Canning/ Preserving food , collecting rainwater, and Fire stoves empower independence and break their grip … that is why they condition the sheeple to revile independence, and pass these tyrannical laws…. all talk of ‘improving safety… ‘saving the planet’… are lies only idiots swallow.
The Sheeple don’t care about this creeping tyranny because they don’t can… they don’t have a fireplace… and they can ‘virtue signal’ by joining in the persecution of the ‘whacky non-conformists’.
“Massad F. Ayoob (born July 20, 1948) is an American firearms and self-defense instructor. He has taught police techniques and civilian self-defense to both law enforcement officers and private citizens since 1974. He was the director of the Lethal Force Institute in Concord, New Hampshire, from 1981 to 2009, and now operates his own company. Ayoob has appeared as an expert witness in several trials. He served as a part-time police officer in New Hampshire since 1972 and retired in 2017 with the rank of Captain from the Grantham, New Hampshire, police department. On September 30th 2020, Ayoob was named president of the Second Amendment Foundation. His nickname is “the bad ass of self-defense.”
Ayoob has authored several books and more than 1,000 articles on firearms, combat techniques, self-defense, and legal issues, and has served in an editorial capacity for Guns Magazine, American Handgunner, Gun Week, Guns & Ammo and Combat Handguns. Since 1995, he has written self-defense and firearms related articles for Backwoods Home Magazine. He also has a featured segment on the television show Personal Defense TV, which is broadcast on the Sportsman Channel in the US.
Ayoob has appeared in the courtroom as a testifying police officer, expert witness, and police prosecutor. Ayoob is believed to be the only non-attorney to serve as Vice Chairman of the Forensic Evidence Committee of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL), a position he formerly held.His course for attorneys, titled “The Management of the Lethal Force/Deadly Weapons Case”, was, according to Jeffrey Weiner: “the best course for everything you need to know but are never taught in law school.”
I have only just become aware of the work of Massad Ayoob…. a third generation American of Syrian ancestry… Expert and instructor on firearms, defender of the Second Amendment.
This guy speaks with an air of authority, and a depth of wisdom on matters of gun safety and Law that in my limited opinion has few peers.
Having watched several conversational You Tube videos I was very impressed… for example his videos discussing ‘Mob violence’ and The Kyle Rittenhouse trial (Below).
It must be remembered that Ayoob speaks from ‘the US Legal perspective’ which varies from State to State and from my home country New Zealand’s Legal system.
Given the current Civil Unrest that has been purposefully orchestrated in US cities by the George Soros/ Democrat funded Criminal organisations posing as ‘Protest movements’ for the sake of destabilizing their society (and especially to blacken Trumps otherwise spectacular Presidency) … the destruction, violence, murder, and chaos the ensued… and what transpired with regards to Kyle Rittenhouse in the midst of all this obviously stimulated Ayoob’s commentary on these related subjects, and what a wealth of insight and good advice he proffers!
Not only on the legalities that saw Rittenhouse being acquitted of any wrongdoing, but also on the nuances of being in a situation where there is Mob violence occurring… how best to handle your self defense in that situation.
Avoiding the cesspool… He made no personal commentary on the politics of these events.
Watching Ayoob Videos we can see he certainly is no ‘Whack Anti-Police Gun Lunatic’ … much of his advice seeks to de-escalate any tensions when interactions occur between Gun owners and Police (for example when you get a knock at the door at 3am in the morning… or when you have a firearm and are pulled over).
He promotes respect and understanding… and speaks from first hand experience seeking peaceful outcomes.
That is about all I have to say about my impressions of this self defense firearms expert.
I will watch more of his instructional videos and commentary.
I made this Blog not only to inform others about this man’s important work, but also to serve as a ‘Who’s who reference for important Libertarians and Conservatives here at Eternal Vigilance Blog.
Postscript: Guns, Civil Unrest, and the Globalist Agenda.
The following ruminations I thought best to add as a postscript given they are my thoughts that should not be inferred to have anything to do with Massad Ayoob’s personal beliefs about the state of the world… of which I have no idea.
New Zealand needs our own ‘Second Amendment’.
This became esp obvious with regards to the Christchurch Terror attack and the Governments Jackbooted response.
Ardern exploited the attack as an opportunity to push her anti-gun population disarmament agenda.
Self Defense and Gun Laws are matters of great importance to the Libertarian ideology of a Free society… which are at complete variance from the Socialist Totalitarian Police State in which Tyranny reigns unchecked upon a defenseless and subjugated slave and brainwashed population who believe their Prison walls are keeping them safe.
New Zealanders do ‘technically’ have the legal right to self defense yet it is very nuanced and we don’t have the legal right as citizens to own pistols for self-defence.
As a Libertarian I advocate for Law reform to recognise our just right to do so yet we have a Government, and Police force, and social conditioned Sheepish population that are antagonistic to this legitimate right being recognised in Law… so I have no delusions about the Nil prospects of this law reform happening any time soon.
Keep this in mind when we contemplate how defenseless this policy left the victims of Brenton Tarrant in his Barbaric Massacres at the Christchurch Mosques in 2018.
I made this point as I prepared to deliver an oral submission to the Government inquiry into how this atrocity occurred and what could be done to prevent such a thing happening again… yet Bizarrely… having initially received the invitation to speak… They failed to inform me of a place and time to appear… so my argument that was founded upon Bearing arms for self defense was not herd in the public hearing.
The Ardern Reigime and Police had always sought to confiscate Guns from Law abiding New Zealanders and reduce their legal rights… and to pseudo-justify this approach… the last thing they wanted is to face open reasoned criticism against their oppressive agenda.
I had already made a written submission that was ‘supposedly considered’ and put into the public record.
All I could do is put my undelivered oral submission onto ‘Eternal Vigilance Blog’ and share it on social media.
IMO it is conspiracy fact… an open secret spoken out loud and at the same time denied… that the Globalist Cabal of Schwab/ Soros Socialist minions are seeking to overthrow Western democracies and install their New World Order and we can see a whole raft of suicidal policies being enacted by these traitors against the best interests of their own peoples.
The madness of their policies is starting to cause massive pains and social backlash… The Truckers protest in Cannada, The Farmers rebellion in the Netherlands, and the *Real insurrection* in Shri Lanka. Even Brexit can be seen in this light.
The Globalists openly admit their ‘Great Reset’ will cause big pain to populations around the Globe and in anticipation of this they have been busy Politicising and Militarising Police forces and brainwashing them into suppressing the legitimate Democratic Rights of their people to Publicly speak, to rally for protests, etc and I believe to consider anti-Globalist sentiments as being ‘a high risk and dangerous source of Domestic terrorism’… setting up the rationale for arresting and suppressing dissent… kinda like ‘Enemies of the State’ getting rounded up in North Korea… China… only this is being promoted now in the once Freer West.
The Sun is setting fast upon the West…. to the degree that in the space of a few years there has become a Massive push against Free speech, and the deplatforming of anyone and everyone who dares critisise the Far left Globalist agenda… or to openly discuss the activities of George Soros Just to hold such opinions as I have expressed above is almost illegal.
You get put on a ‘Watch list’ for expressing such things… The government now has powerful Tech that can ‘insure’ ‘misinformation’ does not reach the masses via the internet.
In New Zealand the media is bought and paid for by the Ardern Regime and she tells the sheeple her government must be their ‘single source of truth’
All this is designed to keep as many sheeple wallowing in indifference while these traitors sell out our country right in front of them… and most of all they seek to spook the useful idiots into thinking the disarmament of the population is for their own safety rather than what it really is… as it has always historically been… a precursor to the establishment of Brutal tyrannies… and the enslavement of whole populations… this is the chief reason why the US Democrats are hell bent to abolish the Second amendment…to render Americans incapable of standing up to their oppressive regime… remember that was the fundamental reason why the Founding Fathers wrote the 2nd Amendment to Keep Americans Free from tyranny by their own government… and it was penned into the founding document of the United States… The Declaration of Independence… the peoples right to overthrow oppressive government.
The Second Amendment stands firmly in the way of The Globalist New World Order because it ensures the People have some means of self defense against being subjugated.
I personally believe the greatest power we the people have is Passive resistance and peaceful civil disobedience (No rioting… No Violence of any sort)… and that is what I advocate for… while we are able to do so.
Never truer words have been spoken. The future of our children depends upon our generation defeating the evil lies of those who would distort the history of our nation for their own corrupt ends.
To be edited…
Why am I bothering to write a commentary on the Historical writings of James Cowan?
I have loved reading and the subject of history from my fifth birthday when my grandparents bought me a big fat illustrated history of the world.
Primarily I have a passion for history.. for its own sake…to educate myself.
Having grown up it was inevitable that I should loose my childhood innocence… my eyes have been opened to the world of political intrigues. The lust for unearned wealth and to gain unjust Power are a re-occurrent theme throughout human history… ubiquitous to all times, places… and races.
There are no noble savages.
And yet… amazingly enough… there is a delicate… faltering… thread of progress that has raised many modern people out of squalor and misery and given them standards of living barely dreamt about in past ages.
The defense of the values and ideals which underpin Human betterment are a sacred duty to those of us who have seen the light.
We must be eternally vigilant and on guard for the forces of darkness… certain lobby groups… and self interested parties …. motivated by envy and greed are ceaseless in their conspiracies to destroy… for rapine… and plunder… and to accrue political power.
History declares evil has no Racial preference. Marxist Rebel and Former President of Zimbabwe Robert Mugabe became one of the most brutal and wealthiest men on Earth while his country writhed in despair. He came to power and was supposed to be the savior of Black Zimbabweans from ‘White Supremacy’.
All he brought was greater misery… and greater racism.
It must be noted that in no way has New Zealand ever resembled Rhodesia… and yet that is how the Far left racist radicals have sort to portray the colonisation of New Zealand.
In their use of Marxist ideology… they are one and the same as Mugabe.
They seek to destroy western civilisation and accrue power for themselves.
And they seek to deceive the Fools by appearing to champion noble causes and ideals…
History proper exposes their lies and methods.
Applying this to what is currently afoot here in New Zealand the far left Radicals seek to distort history by asserting that Maori did not cede sovereignty via the treaty of Waitangi, and accuse British colonials as invading these islands with the express purpose of annihilating the ‘indigenous’ [sic] population, and to divest them of their land. This is their asserted ‘grievance’ that asserts the British Crown and subsequent colonial government did not honour the terms of the Treaty of Waitangi… and that these transgressions that are said to have occurred over 150 years ago… need to be recompensed today.
What they seek to establish and perpetuate is a racially divided nation.
It must be asked… given the treaty grievance industry funnels billions of taxpayer dollars into tribal interests… and grants them undemocratic powers… Whom is really trying to rob and subjugate whom?
If you have a caring heart… I ask have you ever been deceived by professional beggars?
Chumps are born every day. Shysters know this.
Lets look at what the history books say and evaluate their authenticity.
How did the historian James Cowan view the collonisation of New Zealand?
This commentary series on James Cowan’s two volumes ‘The New Zealand Wars’ is part of my ongoing investigations into New Zealand history with regards to old world Maori culture, European colonisation, and modern day far left radical ideology and politics which have been progressively rammed down the throats of New Zealanders over the past 50 years.
It is my contention that these modern political doctrines are grotesque fabrications, perpetrating frauds and extortions, and wreaking havoc and social unrest in our once blessed nation.
They rely on ignorance and the falsification of history.
In these ambitions they display the common base traits of the dark side of humanity.
I realise these are heavy assertions.
Can I vindicate my positions?
I believe I can, because my historical perspective about the colonisation of New Zealand was the conservative position not too many decades ago… not radical by any means… before the subversive Marxist doctrines took hold.
These doctrines were not drawn from concrete facts but specifically formulated to cause strife and unrest.
To divide and conquer.
And they have to a large extent been successful in their subversion.
Though still the greater percentage of New Zealanders find their claims incredulous… none the less in academia and Political circles their lies have become ‘Officially sanctioned’.
I am seeking to confront these charlatans head on… with the facts!
The great lie they are peddling is to deceive the nation that it is my Anti-Grievance and Anti-Separatist leanings that ought to be seen as radical and misguided.
They would have you believe that my striving for Constitutional Racal equality before the law… is somehow… racist!
What is the historical truth about the European colonisation of New Zealand?
This post is my introduction to this study of Cowan’s important publications.
At the time of writing this I am currently only about 20% of the way through reading volume 1.
By the end of writing my commentary, I hope to have given many proofs taken from Cowan, that affirm the correctness of my personal position which is a forthright repudiation of Modern Treaty grievance and Apartheid and the lies they are founded upon.
Will Cowan’s account vindicate my perspective?
Even if they do… do his opinions have any weight?
Why should we trust him?
In studying his accounts to what degree will my current views be further entrenched or be confronted with facts that demand contrition and correction on my part?
It is always a good thing to stand corrected… it is a positive good, and yet the corrupt detest facts that contradict their prejudices.
I will consciously resist the urge to overlook uncomfortable facts. Indeed these are opportunities to grow deeper understandings.
Having read about 10% (of both volumes) already he has presented me with many justifications… and challenges.
These will make for interesting commentary in future posts.
I am already learning much… and look forward to reading more.
Read a short biography of James Cowan here.
” James Cowan (1870–1943) grew up on Waikato land confiscated from Māori. The family farm included part of the Ōrākau battlefield.
It was here that Rewi Maniapoto, when asked to surrender, had famously told the British that he would fight on ‘forever and ever’ (‘Ka whawhai tonu mātou, Āke! Āke! Āke!’). Cowan’s lifelong fascination with colonial history grew out of his childhood experiences.
During the first decades of the 20th century Cowan wrote more than 30 books and hundreds of articles on New Zealand history, Māori ethnography and travel. He read widely, and did much to shape the way New Zealanders viewed their past.
He is best known for the two-volume The New Zealand Wars: a history of the Maori campaigns and the pioneering period (1922–23). Until relatively recently this was the definitive account of the New Zealand Wars, and remains a classic. It is particularly notable for his use of both Māori and European oral sources. Cowan died in 1943.”
We are concerning ourselves with his two volumes on the Rebellions.
The term ‘Rebellions’ is more accurate than the term ‘Wars’ as calling these wars does not correctly identify the type and nature of the disputes.
We can glean a lot about Cowan from that very concise statement.
He grew up in the decades following the Waikato war, and lived among Waikato Maori… at the heart of the Kingite struggle, and saw the defeated Rebels as heroic warriors.
From the first chapters this disposition is evident in his writing yet he adds some balance by noting the heroism of such men as Governor Grey.
He is generous with his approbations on both sides of the disputes.
So far so good!
With respect to Rewi Mainiapoto, I hope to write a post on him in due course when Cowan deals with the Kingites. The romanticism of our day grossly distorts the true nature of the conflicts by excessive lionisation of the murderous savage rebels, and villainising the heroic colonials who valiantly thwarted the Rebels genocidal ambitions. In the end Rewi Maniapoto would recant his part in taking up arms… having despised the council of a Chiefly ally who predicted the sorry outcome that would befall the rebels.
The slant that Romanticises those who advocated for violence, can be seen in the Maniapoto quotation above.
From my own studies it is rare indeed to encounter any writer from the beginning who did not to some degree evidence this embellished perspective.
The tendency almost universally favors the Rebels… which is the very opposite of what modern revisionists claim… ie they insist that history has been unfair to them, and that Maori have been the victim of 150+ years of systematic ‘White supremacist’ indoctrination.
This is utterly false.
The truth is Pakeha like Cowan grew up with Maori friends and neigbours and did not harbour Racist ideals, or look down upon them… this is evident in the contemporary records… and was evident in the very nature of New Zealand society until the Far Left Racist radical separatists started their toxic political campaign in the early 1970s.
Getting back to Cowan’s accounts of the conflicts…
Myself… as a person who has read a decent amount of classic War histories such as Herodotus’s account of Leonidas and the 300 at Thermopile , The works of Xenophon, Josephus, and much more I affirm Cowan’s writing style as being on a par with these…. first rate and on this basis alone we can appreciate why he is held in high regard.
It is the type of writing style that propagates a love of history in youth and adults alike.
Cowan has been a chief inspiration for many New Zealand historians ever since.
It helps that New Zealand’s birth is part of an heroic and contentious age.
It was a time when Men were really ‘Great’.
Cowan states that our history is as rich in character and exploits as the histories of many other Western nations and his writing style and attention to details vindicates this claim.
Photograph of James Cowan at his desk writing. Photographed by an unknown photographer in September 1940. Ref: PACOLL-5877-5
James Cowan is considered by many the foremost historian on the series of Maori Rebellions that occurred in the decades following the Treaty of Waitangi in which British Sovereignty was established.
I want to examine his work and see if such pre-eminence granted him in this subject is well founded, or not?
I am chiefly concerned about objective truth… not writing style.
How much authority and truthfulness ought to be justly ascribed to his writings?
This is not simply a matter of ‘taste’… if he agrees with me he is ‘right’… if he disagrees with me… he is ‘wrong’.
There is too much at stake to leave history in a fog of ambiguity… and simply a matter of subjective opinion.
If you love history proper what matters is *Truth*.
What matters is doing justice to history.
We need to evaluate Cowan’s objectivity and power to reach legitimate conclusions.
We must distinguish what are recorded statements that were spoken by the people involved from mere speculations about their motives that really belong to the writer… not the subject.
This temper is essential if any hope of sifting the wheat from the chaff is to be achieved.
How ought we to consider his personal opinions, insights, and embellishments he uses to add colour to bare Objective facts, and by which we can perceive his leanings?
Does Cowan evidence gross ‘Euro-centric propensities’? or any other skew that needs to be appreciated when evaluating his works?
How fairly does Cowan treat the character of the various actors he is writing about?
These are the sorts of questions that shall be at the forefront of my study.
I will also be looking to clarify the root causes of the Rebellions.
According to Cowan… what were in his view the main chief causes for the various outbreaks of hostilities?
These rebellions were in breach of the Treaty and a challenge to British Sovereignty.
Cowan speaks of this fundamental point from the beginning… eg Regarding Hekes Rebellion at Russell …Chapter 5 Titled ‘The first British march inland’ … Cowan states…
” On the 27th April an expedition totaling 470 officers and men under Lieut-Colonel Hulme, of the “Slains Castle,” the “Velocity.” and the schooner “Aurora,” with the object of re-establishing the Queens Soverignty at Kororareka and carrying the war into the enemies country.”…
The paramount importance of this fact stands in stark contrast to the patent falsehoods and denials of modern revisionists that Maori like Heke were in Rebellion to the sovereignty which had been ceded to the British Crown at Waitangi in 1840.
Instead they pedal the modern innovation of ‘co governance’ and ‘Treaty partnership’.
Chief Tamati Waka Nene.
I would never suggest that British governance of the day (nor any government anywhere) was not without it’s flaws… yet from the facts of recorded history and logic we see it was ‘Old world’ Tribalistic Maori Like Heke who from self interest butted heads with the legitimate British authority.
Can anyone looking back be surprised that such disputes would arise simply by the nature of the situation???
Given all factors and conditions of the times these things were virtually inevitable!
There was no malicious intent on the part of the newly established British rule to provoke hostilities from Ngapuhi.
Violence was initiated by Heke… yet most of the Nagapuhi Chiefs supported the Governor… esp Tamati Waka Nene who fought against Heke on the side of the Colonial Governor.
The hypocrisy of the Modern Revisionist is that they play the victim… when in reality they themselves are distorting history for political advantage and financial gain and the expense of the rest of New Zealanders. Their Racism and Political Corruption is patent… and yet we are not allowed to say as much. Broadcasters, and Public figures get deplatformed when ever they dare to challenge the foundations of the new Race based power structure.
With the establishment of British rule via the Treaty upon a land in which Chiefs were used to governing their own affairs… we should not be surprised that discontent and suspicions arose… for that was the norm between Hapu… and Iwi, and to transition from that state of Anarchy to building *A Nation* whereby the Law prevails rather than the Taiaha would take time.. and big changes.
These changes were implicit in the establishment of British rule.
The anarchy of inter-Tribal warfare… esp now the Tribes all had muskets… could not be tolerated in a civil society… and it was expressly for the sake of ending the Bloody tribal wars that the Maori Chiefs invited the British crown to establish the rule of Law.
It had nothing to do with ‘White racism’ using their terrible ‘technological advantages’ to plan and execute a Holocaust upon the indigenous population… to exterminate them and take their lands.
Hone (John) Heke.
Each major outbreak of rebellion was of course the result of some contentious issue… the first one mentioned in Cowan’s works is the rebellion of Hone (John) Heke at Russell (Kororaeka) in 1845… the chief cause of which being newly establish heavy Customs duties being imposed on trade goods drove away traffic from the port.
The imposition of these customs duties (1841) was obviously an attempt by the Governor to defray costs of running the colony (established by Te Tiriti O Waitangi in 1840) from the British Crown.
It is an interesting lesion in economics that raising heavy taxes is very bad for trade and the prosperity of any economy.
Pre-treaty Russell was the key port in New Zealand. Ngapuhi Chiefs like Heke had been making a lot of money from the shipping and trade that visited the Bay of Islands in those times and had even levied their own ‘Port dues’ on every ship, and they also traded in prostitution, and ship’s stores to whalers.
More on Heke will be forthcoming (next chapter of my commentary), it suffices for now to mention that after the Treaty and the establishment of other centers of settlement and industry around the country… out of reach of the Governors ability to enforce tariffs the post-treaty imposition of Customs duties in the Bay of Islands put trade into decline and this adversely affected Hone Heke’s ‘Business’ and income.
Read about this in Chapter 3, pages 16,17.
Hence Heke was not happy about how things were unfolding after the treaty… and despite the fact that he had been partly civilized and educated at Henry Williams Mission Station, being still at heart a wild Cannibal Maori Warrior Chief, he chose to deal with this situation the ‘traditional way’ Maori Warrior Chiefs took care of ‘problems’… by taking up arms.
The rebellions were power struggles… a coming to terms with the new order, yet contrary to the politically manufactured assertions of the Modern revisionist of our times, there was no overt nefarious plot by Pakeha… no overt bad faith or willful breaches of the Treaty involved on their part.
‘Good’ Governor Grey. Respected by all including the first ‘Maori King’ Potatau.
Mistakes were made and sometime the curcumstances were beyond control yet one of the spectacular facts about the Birth of New Zealand as a Nation was that it happened during the time of enlightenment ideals.
Slavery had been abolished in the British empire.
The Treaty recognised the rights of All New Zealanders as Equals… British Subjects… including Maori.
And New Zealand was fortunate to have the highest caliber Statemen like ‘Good’ Governor George Grey at the helm during its birth pangs.
Was there no greed?
Was there no weasel business dealings?
It would be stupefyingly silly to pretend that instances of chicanery did not occur culpability being on either side… for such is sadly human nature… and yet it is a bare face lie to assert that the Colonisation of New Zealand by Europeans was an invasion based upon deception… and that it involved systematic Racist oppression of Maori.
We should not be surprised that some chiefs took it upon themselves to rebel when things went in directions that did not satisfy their self interest.
Such rebellion is completely understandable given the weak state of the governing power of young colony, the short passage of time that had elapsed from the signing of the Treaty, and the nature of the Maori Tribal ‘norms’ that still prevailed. Were it not for the Good will of Chiefs like Waka Nene who chose to honour the Treaty and support the Colonial Powers against rebels like Heke… the colony in New Zealand would have been short lived indeed.
Cowan himself makes the point the ongoing settlements of the Pakeha post treaty existed by ‘sufferance’ given the numerical superiority of Maori in the early years.
This means the greater percentage of Maori themselves could see the many advantages the industrious British settlers brought to their shores.
“He who controls the past, controls the future” George Orwell.
Though these wars happened over 150 years ago Far Left Political Radical activists and politicians in recent decades have twisted history into a bludgeon with which to destroy Racial Harmony that had grown up in the years of peace and good will that grew out from peace between the races, an end to tribal anarchy, and the establishment of the rule of Law.
This suffices for the introduction of my commentary on Cowan’s 2 volumes
As I have already stated… I will talk more about Heke’s rebellion in my next post.
I have purposefully made a lot of bold claims in this introduction with the intent of vindicating myself in future posts.
Please challenge me in the comments…
The commentary I have made with respect to this early rebellion in this post serving to illustrate a common theme that would play out in other outbreaks of rebellion… and how the modern Far left Radicals distort the truth.
I will be doing my part in supporting Carl Bromley’s campaign for Christchurch Mayor.
It is unfortunate that his electorate is so distant from where I live that severely limits what assistance I can be.
The one thing I can do is share his press releases etc here on Eternal Vigilance blog, and on Gab and Mewe Social media sites… and encourage others to do the same.
I will encourage any of my readers living in the Christchurch region to make contact with Carl and to get out there on the streets and support him.
Carl Bromley stands in stark contrast to the fashionable woke madness that is sweeping the globe and corroding the very foundations of our societies.
And he does so without guile.
Anyone who is unfamiliar with my personal Political leanings, let me state that I myself am a Christian, and a Libertarian, and a Maori who does not support the politics of Treaty separatism.
I believe it is important for Maori who do not support the hateful woke radical far left to stand up behind good and honest candidates like Carl who have the integrity and courage to vocally challenge the systemic racism and power grabs that are raging under the current Far Left Ardern regime.
I defend Carl’s assertions about the injustice and divisiveness of the Separatist agenda and call the people of Christchurch to shrug off the bogus woke guilt trip that Maori are an oppressed victim-population… that Non-Maori are Usurpers… and to boldly rally behind Carl’s call for an end to racist politics. I believe Carl’s policy is not only righteous, but in the best interest of the nation… including the Maori people.
Remember Martin Luther Kings dream? It is as applicable here in New Zealand as it was when he said it. The irony is that now it is the Pakeha who are being unjustly judged by the colour of their skin. For all their wild claims of inclusivity it is the Woke far left who exhibit extreme exclusivity, division, and venom.
I have written on this subject many times, and I have even stood for Council myself in Hamilton, and so I know from first hand experience the road that Carl is walking.
And hopefully enough Christchurch voters are not so stupefied by Woke lunacy and appreciate that a vote for Carl is a vote for all that has been good about our country… and made New Zealand the envy of the world… All the things that the Far Left despise… Our values… our openness… our Freedoms… our prosperity… Our independence… Our unity.
I will post some links below.
I have also blogged on Carl’s ‘run ins’ with the Ardern regime because of a refusal to bend the knee… the very real oppression he has suffered because of his insistence to remain free.
Among other things, as a Pastor and Church leader Carl refused to allow the Ardern regime to prohibit his congregation from worship during the ‘Fake Covid pandemic’… by fake I do not mean Covid 19 not a real disease, but that it was never the ‘existential threat’ the ‘Schwab-ite treasonous Far left Leaders about the globe pretended it to be for the sake of bankrupting Western civilisation via extreme lockdowns and by subjugating whole populations to home-detention unless they submitted to receiving a ‘Global Vaccine passport’.
Anyone who still believes the lies of their Far left government henchmen must have rocks for brains as now even Bill Gates admits Covid 19 was no where near the world ending pathogen they had insisted it was and which was the justification for the lockdowns and the attempted mandatory inoculation of the entire population of humanity!
Bill Gates recent confession proves people like Carl were 100% right, and the Governments like the Ardern regime… absolutely wrong… and found to be peddling a globalist scam rather than acting in the best interest of New Zealanders.
How much of Carl’s bid for Office will focus on how our Government behaved during the past two years I do not know. I know he certainly has other matters on his radar, such as his opposition to the governments ‘Three Waters’ Asset grab, and it’s related ‘He Pua Pua’ agenda which is blatant racism and yet another attempt to sell out New Zealand to the UN Globalist agenda.
These are serious matters that have bearing on how local councils will function in the future.
While it is possible that as Carl’s campaign progresses Carl may release some policies with which I will not agree, my endorsement for Carl will not be easily shaken given his conduct in recent years has given me insights into the kind of man Carl Bromley is… he is a man after my own heart… a man who exemplifies the traditional spirit and values of our once great nation.
Carl want’s future generations to enjoy the same liberty and quality of life as we enjoyed as children.
Carl is a man of good will to all despite what any Radical Far left haters might say… simply because he opposes their blatant prejudices and oppressive ambitions.
Carl has stepped up!
Carl has given freedom lovers someone to vote for!
It’s now up to every individual to be equally committed to carrying him into office.
As Lee Williams says in his video above, Carl is starting off as a rank outsider and has his work cut out.
It is an uphill battle because we can be sure he wont get fair play from Christchurch’s media when it comes to informing the voters about where the various candidates stand on the hot topics… Media are notorious for supporting the status quo and in this regard they fail in their moral duty to maintain a level playing field. This makes it all the more imperative that those of you who are awake to the dire need to get people like Carl elected that you dig deep and seriously commit to getting the word out to the people of Christchurch… by sharing Carl’s campaign flyers… helping pay for his press releases to be published in local newspapers… help him to pay for Election posters, and even door knocking.
It is possible for a small group of committed supporters to carry Carl into registering 5%-10% on Polls and then the mainstream will pay him more attention and he will start to get better press… and yet it will be up to his supporters to put him on the map as a real contender.
He cannot do this on his own.
And should he start to gain traction, that is when it is possible some Citizens of means may pour in much needed campaign funds for him to drive his Run all the way home!
This is doable!
It just takes dedication and hard work… from everyone.
I have told Carl I am here for him to discuss issues and policies, and bounce ideas off, yet he has not as of yet taken me up on this offer.
My experience with local body politics and elections, and insights in how to avoid embarrassing inconsistencies is at his disposal.
Maybe my Libertarianism is a bit rich for his tastes… I can understand that.
Yet the offer stands.
I have no doubt that Carl and I will have differences of opinions on many matters and policies, and yet at the vital core of fundamental values and ideals we are in accord.
And it is for this reason I believe Carl is fit for Council… a man of good will and integrity… and thus without reservation I endorse his candidacy and encourage the people of Christchurch to support him in his bid for Mayor.
I am still pondering whether I shall run again for Hamilton City Council myself.
P.S Yesterday I attended a sausage sizzle… ‘The Common sense BBQ’ put on by Hamilton Deputy Mayor Geoff Taylor on the Pukete-Flagstaff foot bridge.
He will be running for Hamilton Mayor.
Like Carl Bromley, Geoff also sees the ‘Three Waters’ Ardern Agenda as an outrageously undemocratic Asset grab.
He is also running a petition for a public referenda on the Current drive to rename Hamilton places and Streets in an attempt to blot out our Colonial heritage, and also on the anti-democratic separatist scheme of ‘Co-governance’… which is nothing less than racist socialist apartheid.
He seeks to curb spending, and free up land for housing to reduce the current madness of ‘intensification’ by which we can see the New Zealand quality of life evaporating before our very eyes.
Geoff seeks to facilitate privately inspired development of Hamilton rather than ‘fund it’ via rates.
On the strength of these important policies I will be encouraging Hamiltonians to vote for Geoff Taylor.
This Blogpost had only been up on social media 1/2 an hour when a feeble minded turnip remarked… “There’s no way he’ll win so all he’s doing is splitting the vote helping the opposition…”
This is the sort of defeatist slave mentality that perpetuates the Rot!
I apologise for my derogatory tone… the proposition is worth discussion as it is a point of view that many people have been duped into believing.
Unless we can snap people out of this pessimism there is little point in having elections…. for the powers that be… will remain entrenched.
Satan laughing spreads his wings!
My Reply…. ” …Splitting the vote between who?
Is there a Candidate more worthy of your vote than Carl?
Then give them your vote! But if there is no candidate who better represents your personal views than Carl… then you will be wasting your vote if you do not give it to him!
That is how democracy is supposed to function… not how you foolishly suggest… ie like betting on the races!
You would vote for someone who does not represent your values simply because in your mind they have more hope of winning?
That is like scoring an own goal!
Carl will not win… if people who know he is right… still don’t support him…”
As I said in my post … It is an uphill climb yet if those who care get behind Carl and the people of Christchurch get to hear and appreciate what Carl represents… he can win.
In fact by standing up for what is right, and giving likeminded Enlightened people a worthy candidate upon which to cast their vote… Carl is already winning on the moral front.
Democracy is supposed to contrast itself to Monarchy and Elitist Oligarchy. It is supposed to be classless and give the working man an equal opportunity to participate in parliament, or Council. It is only the folly of the working Class that they so often vote for Fat Cats, and Tyrants, and neglect the Hard working Family men and Champions of Common sense… like Carl.
And you wonder why Parliaments and Councils fill to the brim with University graduate radicals and Plutocrats???
We need to break this hypnotic stupor.