Should we in this country – known to the world as New Zealand – not Aotearoa – be able to expect that debate on the important issues of the day should be readily available, open and transparent?
Or is it fine that our mainstream media have been paid to act as the mouthpiece of a far-Left government?
There is only one possible answer, if we are to consider ourselves a democracy – that freedom of the press is essential.
We have lost it, because our mainstream media have sold the country out. We cannot afford to be anything but very clear about what is actually happening to us.
Owning the press is an important part of any government’s plan to propagandise, and eventually control the population. Athough it has no place in a democracy, gagging the press, or buying its complicity, is one of the first and most important moves of any totalitarian government – as in the former USSR, in China, North Korea – or wherever an all-controlling government lays down what is, and what is not, desirable for people to read.
However, our main media outlets have accepted what are basically government bribes, amounting to ongoing millions of dollars – provided they agree to not challenge the Ardern government in relation to its factually wrong claims – such as that the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi established a legal partnership – or indeed any kind of partnership – between Maori and the Crown.
Not only would this have been impossible, it is totally untrue. Yet, when Ardern, who parrots this claim, was asked in a personal email by the former leader of the National Party and Governor of the Reserve Bank, Don Brash, to produce the evidence that this is the case – she did what she is very good at – she dodged replying.
We are very aware that the PM does not answer questions to which she dislikes the answer. Her racist blueprint for establishing apartheid in this country, and incredibly enough, supposed co-governance by a small minority only of radicalised part-Maori – apparently obsessed about one part only of their genetic inheritance – is a recipe for sowing widespread divisiveness and instability. It beggars belief that she simply doesn’t have enough intelligence to appreciate this.
She must also be well aware that as a result of the signing of the treaty, all New Zealanders, no matter what their racial background, became subjects of the Crown with equal protection, rights and responsibilities. The dreamworld of ethnic superiority in which some academics apparently find themselves does not alter actual facts: in Captain William Hobson’s words – He iwi tahi tatou – We are one people.
This is apparent not a concept that appeals to Miss Arden. Fostering dissent among New Zealanders, the government aims to remove from local people the control of their own assets, such as water – with the view of giving the same extremist part-Maori activists superior rights over its ownership. Other part-Maori expressing concern about this move, and what it will do to the country and the inevitable resentment that will follow, are simply ignored. After all, as activist, Titewhai Harawira reminded her followers, “The squeaky wheel gets the most grease…” Noisy, even badgering minorities can hold a majority to ransom.
Ardern uses the canard of the signing of the treaty establishing a partnership as justification for the apparent aim of co-governance laid out in the originally heavily redacted He Puapua – which previously claimed she had not even read.
But what of media complicity? The list is long, but all the requirements laid upon various institutions to conform to receive their funding have one thing in common – they must adhere to race-backed conditions such as “cultural competency” courses which will produce advocacy journalism – ongoing attempts to “educate” the public.
We are in fact losing this country because of a government which is not only attempting to essentially bribe the media to toe this far-Left government’s line – but is also attempting, through its insidious and intimidating proposals to reform our “hate speech “laws – to restrict what we say – with extraordinarily harsh penalties dangled over our heads.
Although that sleeping giant the public is at last beginning to stir, it is very late in the day for many New Zealanders to wake up to the fact this is not government by the people for the people – this is a régime closer to that of a totalitarian one stretching its tentacles over the whole country.
© Amy Brooke
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