The present Prime Minister, John Key, needs to wake up to the fact that while he was obviously very skilled at currency trading, his background has apparently left him with very little knowledge of the implications of highly important questions and issues about which others in the community are far more knowledgeable.
In other words, like many other New Zealanders whose expertise centres on business-related issues, Mr Key seems considerably under-educated historically and philosophically.
What are the risks when we have a dominating individual as Prime Minister who is possibly worryingly ignorant in areas that matter?
The implications of selling New Zealand land to what are essentially Communist Chinese Party-backed investment companies are huge. (No ostensibly private, even Hong-Kong fronted Chinese investment company operates without its tacit approval – but they are capable of being taken over at any time by this totalitarian regime. Moreover, as such, they are a risk to our national security.)
This is not a question of xenophobia, as Federated Farmers president Don Nicholson, among others, has charged – understandably, he appears to be protesting from the point of view of farmers’ self interest. The higher the price paid for a farm the more a farmer stands to profit. However, New Zealanders have had enough of special interest groups arguing for self interest. When they benefit, it is too often at the expense of others.
John Key’s own self-will has already cost us on other issues, where his judgment can be argued to have been spectacularly bad – and very much under-informed – as with the damaging anti-smacking legislation, the Emissions Trading Scheme and the ongoing squandering of now hundreds of millions of dollars directed in apartheid-type legislation towards some iwis’ elasticised and (on the record. e.g Te Roroa) unproven claims for even more compensation – plus the scandalous cost of up to $260 million last year alone on propping up the now considerably reinvented Maori language. The outpouring of taxpayers’ money on Maori-related preference issues would more than compensate for the money badly needed in the public health system.
Some, supporting our website – www.100days.co.nz – for our 100 Days – Claiming Back New Zealand movement, have read our new post Good news – 100 days – highlighting the fact that the erudite Professor David Flint, one of Australia’s top constitutional lawyers, hailing our initiative from across the Tasman, has generously written to say ” I have come to the conclusion that the only way to control politicians is through your proposal”.
However, some had difficulty finding the link to the accompanying article The Fight for Democracy ( under the heading, Pages )
For quick access, see:
The battle for the West , and for people themselves, including New Zealanders, to insist on the right to have the final say on the decisions that will affect their country, decisions which may change their whole way of life – and that of their children and grandchildren – is far too important to be left to often far too under-informed politicians.
As historian Barbara Tuchman reminded us in The March of Folly, governments get most issues wrong. We should say that again – governments get most issues wrong.
If you haven’t already done so, do check out the Good News posting, and the link above, to The Fight for Democracy.
Forwarding it on to one other person would be wonderful. Thank you! We aim to target the whole country 🙂