1. “…It is a known fact Maori genetic make up is stronger than others…”
Maori Party Website’
2. Act Party Leader lodges a complaint with the Race Relations Commissioner, claiming the above statement is racist.
3. ” We believe it is racist… because if any other group of people said that they would be labeled racist so we have got to be even handed…”
Race Relations Commissioner Meng Foon on ‘The Platform’
Oh Boy! Great Leader will not be amused!
This is not how ‘that game’ is supposed to be played… with an unbiased umpire!
Great work by Sean Plunket on ‘The Platform.
Via straight talk he got the truth out of the New Zealand Race Relations Commissioner Meng Foon.
Though I have never been a Meng Foon supporter, good on him for having the stones to make that just call publicly … albeit reluctantly.
We all know why he has trepidation.
We all know why he did not prance out on his steed the moment he became aware of this blatant Racist statement… which is akin to the talk Adolf Hitler used to describe Germans as the superior race.
Sean correctly pointed out the double standard… the slowness to act… comparative to the situation if (for example) the Maori Party had lodged a complaint against the Act Party stating Pakeha Genes were ‘stronger’ than all other races.
Foon would have sallied forth pronto without any Hui with Seymour!
Well… better late than never.
I’m certain Sean would not have received the same honesty from Susan Devoy had she still been in office!
I’m pretty sure Sean would have received a double standard tirade about the oppression of Maori…. blar blar blar… with a refusal to admit the patent simple truth.
I say this because that is how the entire Apartheid system has been carried on for decades…. blatant racist politics… being denied as being racism.
This Woke game is like monkeys flinging poo at each other.
As an advocate of Free speech I certainly don’t endorse the idea that people should be forced to censor their own opinions. In fact I like to know what political parties really think, and yet I can’t help but see Seymour’s complaint to the Race Relations Commissioner as being some well earned UTU upon the Maori Party who complain about what other people say… all the ding dong day!
The reality is people are entitled to hold and express their own opinions on such matters.
The important thing is that the Law and government are impartial.
David Seymour claims to be a free Speech advocate too… I guess he will use the engines of censorship when it suits his purposes to do so.
Time to grab a bag of Popcorn!
Ridiculous as all this is… the steaks could not be higher. The whole future of our nation is on the table.
That is what makes what Sean has achieved here a significant blow for truth.
It was a political error for the Maori party not to remove that statement as it has given the Anti-separatist/ pro equality movement traction against them… yet I guess they have never been perturbed about defending their indefensible racism having the advantage that the entire Government and media are geared to see the world through a preferential lens.
Great Leader Comrade Jacinda Ardern
Foons admission is unprecedented moment that up till now his predecessors in office have squirmed like worms to avoid.
The Truth is not Politically correct… not wanted.
Meng Foon will come under extreme pressure not to be so fact based in the future.
We must remember that he is an Ardern supporter and will not be comfortable finding himself at variance with the Great Leader.
We have seen how the Labour party deals with minions who buck against Party dictates.
Race Relations Commissioner Meng Foon.
Now is it too much for me to hope that instead of opening a pent up floodgate of guile and spleen in Foon’s face that Freedom advocates will instead use this opportunity to advance their calls for an end to Racial separatism with moderated reason?
Any wild outbursts tend to work in favour of the racist Maori Party because then they can play the victim game… and say their political adversaries are motivated by hate.
It is a shame that there are portions of the Equality movement who allow their well founded bitterness at Treaty separatism to reduce them to foaming raving madmen.
It would be absolutely foolish at this time for Foon to not only suffer censure from the Racists for being truthful, but also from us as well!
That would only serve to make him doubly regretful for his honesty.
I am not suggesting no righteous indignation be expressed, but that it be tempered with reason for the purpose of persuasion… not simply venting.
If we treat him with some respect, and posit our arguments in calm simple facts, this will do far more to support his conviction that he has made a just and rightful judgement on this thorny matter, and encourage him to maintain his resolve to remaining a fair judge in the face of heavy pressure to capitulate to the racist agenda.
I must be forthright.
Truth, Reason and justice are our allies.
Why have New Zealanders tolerated the Political charlatans who foist a Racist system upon us?
Mostly because they have been deceived into thinking opposing the separatist agenda is to support the Bogyman of ‘White colonialist oppression’.
Talk about led down the garden path!
When will we put an end to this corruption?
Understand that Politicians like Comrade Ardern are working like Demons to destroy our democracy and elevate a single race above everyone else… and grant them power and wealth far above everyone else… a Bona fide legally entrenched Racial Elite!
Creating a full blown two tier Apartheid state!
And they want to make it illegal to speak out against this!
They say to defend racial equality before the law is hateful!
This is what ‘hate speech laws’ are all about… not defending oppressed minorities, but outlawing political dissent against the State.
Maori are not an oppressed people.
Come on New Zealanders!
Snap out of your Stupor!
Reclaim New Zealand for Justice and equality before the Law!
Throw out all Political parties who promote Racial separatism!
In Freedom and equality We Maori can still exist…. just like everyone else!
Tim Wikiriwhi: Delusions of politiicans
11 Jun, 2012 07:00 AM
3 minutes to read
By Tim Wikiriwhi, Libertarian Independent
It is interesting how reality has a way of exposing Ignorance and folly, and bring unpopular truths into the light.
It is even more interesting to watch the various ways the ‘tyrants’ and ‘sheeple’ respond.
Collectivist communism bankrupted the Soviet Union, which is a reality not wasted upon the Chinese communists, who responded by modifying their economy to align more closely with Western socialist democracies which have a modicum of free enterprise, and private property, yet in reality is not ‘free’ at all, but heavily regulated, and taxed by a large, powerful, and meddlesome state.
Yet the Chinese now have discovered they have not prevented the collapse of their regime, but merely postponed it by a few decades, as the economic model they assimilated from the West is likewise fatally flawed.
The West now reels under the teachings of pain reality that their model of socialism is also ‘unsustainable’ … it just takes a little longer to reach it’s inevitable end.
This fact is proven by the massive debt crisis which socialist democracies now face, having been driven into the ground by elected big spending, anti-freedom, anti-capitalists.
Big spending,and micro management of society holds true across the board, and has now forced a heavily indebted Hamilton City council into ‘austerity mode’
The Council is now downsizing and selling off assets:
Indoor Rec Centre… No funds
Municipal Pools… closed.
Pensioner Flats… for sale
YMCA… For Sale.
Ibis/Novotel… For Sale.
Council Service… $6M cut
(Source: Waikato Times)
The current crisis is exactly as I predicted.
I have spent the last decade campaigning for council, warning the people of Hamilton that bankruptcy and pain was approaching like a juggernaut.
During elections I told the then-Mayoral-candidate Julie Hardacre that she would have to renege on all her big ideas and campaign promises, yet this did not deter her from continuing to pedal her ‘popular’ delusions, and thus she was elected.
Mrs Hardacres fantasies received full media support, while my economic and political truths were marginalized, and treated as ‘whack’.
I was left out of the political debates, thus many voters were left in the dark about the real state of affairs faced by the Hamilton City Council and the necessary alternative direction which I represented.
Most voters were not aware of the choice that I represented as a candidate.
Well, time is up and the apocalypse has arrived: many of my unpopular policies are now being forced upon the council.
The travesty is that they are now being implemented by the charlatans who got elected by promising to spend more, not less.
It is a real pity that Hamiltonians did not heed my warnings as I could have implemented a systematic program of reform when things were not so dire and thereby would have been able to get better returns on asset sales, during a better economic climate unlike the ‘fire sale’ that we must now endure.
I would also love to see a review of all the campaign promises of the current bunch in council, putting to them the hard questions of how they expected to fulfill their pledges when there was no money to do so?
Did they make their promises simply to fool the voters and get elected?
Thus like all socialist democracies Hamilton wallows in debt.
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.
CLASSIC! Hide pouring well deserved scorn on PATHETIC David Seymour and his utter failure to defend the rights of New Zealanders reeling under the onslaught of Far Left PM Ardern’s Socialist tyrannical Covid measures!
Hide in particular leads by example saying he personally supports the Anti Mandate Protests currently being staged outside the Beehive over the past several weeks.
In this Rodney derides Seymour for his petty complaints about the protests ‘ruining the grass’.
Seymour displays his utter disconnect with how vicious Ardern’s policies have been upon those who will not bow before her. Seymour seems to think the behavior of the protests have been unduly Riotous and Hateful.
Hide on the other hand has a far better understanding of the oppression and injustice the protesters have endured at the hands of Ardern, and marvels at their restraint!
Former Act Party Leader Rodney Hide. (Photo credit here)
That Hide had to give Seymour such a basic lesion on Rights and Freedom speaks volumes about Seymour’s feeble apprehension of the very core values and principles he claims to champion!
Under Seymour Act has become the phoney Freedom party!
In reality Act is today merely the ‘David Seymour party’ in the same way New Zealand First is the ‘Winston First’ party.
Act policies are not principles… but what ever horse shit comes out of David Seymour’s pea-brain.
It is patently obvious that none of Act’s other Mp’s who owe their positions to Seymour is allowed to dissent from their Leaders dictates…. How shameful none of them has had the courage to publicly dissent from David’s shameful support of the Ardern regimes Covid 19 tyranny.
Despite my reservations… and because of a dearth of alternatives…over the last 10 years I have done my best to try and support Act and encourage David Seymour to walk the principled path only to be disappointed *every time*.
Current Act Party Leader David Seymour. (photo credit here)
Act picked up a lot of support last election when David came out in opposition to Ardern’s new gun prohibitions, yet it turns out that this stand was not taken because of ideological integrity but from pragmatic opportunism in fortuitous alignment with David’s own capricious enjoyment of shooting.
This seems to be the essential criteria.
We must ask if David himself had a personal aversion to shooting would he have come out in support of Gun owners rights on principle alone?
That is highly unlikely… and that is why I say he operates very much the same way as Winston Peters… via his own whims and inclinations… fishing for votes… not guided by principle.
He will use principles only when he believes there is a vote in it for him… otherwise he will disregard them at his own pleasure.
David proved his claims to be a defender of the principle of Free Speech were exposed when he failed to condemn the deplatforming and persecution of Youtuber Lee Williams. That again was a classic example where David allowed his personal dislike of Lee to cloud his judgement.
This showed Seymour was simply politicking for votes when he claimed to champion Free Speech.
And he will sit on his hands and allow injustices if he does not like you.
That is how petty he is.
Though I have been absolutely disgusted with Seymour’s failure to oppose Ardern’s Rampant Covid 19 Tyranny that has been enslaving and destroying lives, The last straw for me was earlier than the 2019 Pandemic when David supported Ardern’s Ultra-radical Abortion laws that allow children born alive after failed abortions to be left without medical assistance on the slab… to die!
This again demonstrated Seymour’s complete lack of understanding about Rights and responsibilities!
I will never vote Act as long as David Seymour is Leader.
He is a Flake and a fraud… a Politician in the worst sense!
In our Nations hour of need he has been found wanting.
He has supported the destruction of our Nation by Ardern.
Seymour doesn’t even have enough brain cells to appreciate the Great Reset is a real thing!
Hopefully by the 2023 Election the newly invigorated Freedom movement in New Zealand will have formed a vote-worthy alternative to represent Freedom lovers who want to Constitutionally protect our nation from such treasonous, Radical, and patently tyrannical policies as were enacted under Ardern’s 2 terms.
We want our Country Back!
END The Mandates!
Undo all Ardern’s tyrannical Legislation.
We must amend and entrench the Bill of Rights, esp section 11!
‘Every person has the right to refuse to undergo any medical treatment’.
Private companies must be held to uphold the Bill of Rights.
Update: Rodney Hide’s article seems to have touched a nerve with Seymour as he has ‘appeared’ in public opening up a dialogue with the protesters…
Watch the video below.
By supporting Arderns tyranny Seymour has dug a big hole for himself and Act’s support is in decline.
Don’t you think it is hypocritical for him to say that he only agreed to talk with the Protesters because ‘a Friend in business who was being adversely affected by the protests’ asked him to meet and open dialogue. He says it is ‘unacceptable’ that the protests have impacted on Wellington businesses like this, and yet where was David’s voice opposing the impact on business of all the lockdowns, the heavy borrowing, and esp the thousands of Job losses of New Zealanders via Ardern’s Vaccine mandates?
You know… the very things that have caused New Zealanders to exercise their democratic right to congregate in Wellington to express their anger???
Where was his condemnation and opposition to the passing of Legislation that violated the Bill of Rights?
My goodness… even ‘Dame’ Tariana Turia has now come out in ‘whole hearted support’ of the Anti-mandate protesters against the Ardern Regime!
She even says she is against the mandates *in Principle*!
She even see’s through the Government attempts to paint this protest as criminal and violent.
Now I am a long term critic of Turia’s separatist politics yet in this broadcast … On all points she shows superior moral courage than Seymour on this current issue and deserves commendation.