The indefatigable Bruce Moon – and how all our political parties have behaved disgracefully. His unmissable book .*
Treaty of Waitangi issues have long become an “orchestrated litany of lies” to which New Zealanders have been subjected by self-serving extremists from the 60s onwards. The intellectual laziness and sheer corruption we have been subjected to with regard to treaty issues is quite simply unforgivable.
But who is left to be surprised? There must by now be very few NZers who have not wondered what has happened to cause the extraordinary proliferation of treaty claims on board the Treaty of Waitangi gravy train which has continued on many years past the date on which only major challenges were meant to have been examined and settled. But the grievance industry has learned how to tap into a bottomless well, to lodge more and more claims and to gain more and more advantages, greatly assisted by our vote-buying political parties – in many cases simply kowtowing to those making the most noise After all, the cunning Mrs Harawira advised Maori activists never to be satisfied, quoting Malcolm X, “The squeaky wheel gets the most grease…” They have certainly taken her advice.
New Zealanders of good will – by far the majority of both now part-Maori and non-Maori – will be shocked by the exposing of the real facts in the brilliant Bruce Moon’s excellent corrective, his unmissable and highly readable book, “New Zealand – The Fair Colony. “Other good historians over the years have consistently tried to wake the public up to what has become a massive con. And it is perhaps a reflection of the fact that since the 1950s onwards, the quality of education has massively declined in this country, that so many New Zealander lack intellectual curiosity, and have become only too successfully propagandised.
So few have taken the trouble to analyse and understand what exactly has happened, at least partly as a result of the phasing out of the more demanding academic subjects such as Latin and Greek, the almost total neglect of the teaching of history, the failure to teach the grammar and syntax of English – the most important international language – and the general dumbing-down of subjects. As Henry Ford reportedly said, “ Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is probably the reason why so few engage in it.” Aiming for excellence in sport has been promoted in this country, without the corresponding and very necessary promotion of the importance of learning to think well.
So this book will be a well-timed revelation to many. It had its origins as “A text prepared for the New Zealand History Teachers Conference, Waitangi, 6-8 July 2020.” Because of Covid-19 it was never delivered, which is now to the advantage of us all. Too many of those called history teachers have been thoroughly brainwashed by government propaganda, and the indoctrinated do not find it easy to challenge their own programmed thinking. We can only hope this book reaches them as well.
Additional chapters include material such as the address which Bruce Moon was asked to give as a talk to the Nelson Institute on 8 April, 2018 and was also never delivered, another disgraceful episode among those with which we are now becoming familiar. This eminent Nelsonian was actually prevented from speaking – although previously especially invited to – because of thinly veiled threats made by two individuals to the Nelson library and the Nelson City Council staff – who thereupon decided to cancel his talk.
Moreover, while the unattractively named “Stuff” newspaper chain boasts about importance of good, objective journalism (but has openly stated that it has no intention of ever publishing any well-informed material challenging the global warming hysteria) it has also extended its ban in relation to treaty issues. The Nelson Mail, long abandoned by so many subscribers who supported it while it was a far better newspaper, has a record of consistently refusing to publish Bruce’s well-written and well-researched letters correcting quite wrong “facts” in articles written by local activists. Nor is Bruce is the only local correspondent to have his letters suppressed – if they apparently encounter editorial prejudice.
This book is an absolute must. Not only does it contain the planned address to the New Zealand History Teachers Conference, and the banned talk to the Nelson Institute, there are separate chapters dealing with such important issues as “Ngai Tahu’s crooked path from rags to riches”, “Changing our country’s name by stealth”, “Some tips about Te Reo”, “The Waitangi Tibunal must go”, and among others, “The Rangiowhia Affray” – a particularly striking account of the downright lies told in complete contradiction to what actually happened on that occasion. Genuinely shocking, it details how the actual facts of brave Europeans, risking their lives to save Maori individuals, have had these replaced by the sheer badness of their deliberate twisting.
Another particularly telling chapter, “Ngai Tahu duplicity goes on and on”, reminds us of the incredible decision made by District Court Judge Joanna Maze who found so appalling a crime committed by a helicopter pilot (who, on Christmas Eve, 2011, hovered over the summit of Mt Cook / Aoraki) that she thought her “starting point for sentencing had to be “the maximum penalty available, a fine of “$5000”. Only the guilty plea of the pilot led her to reduce this to $3750. Mrs Maze said the episode must be “seen as one of sacrilege to those to whom Aoraki/Mt Cook is of central cultural importance”. The Department of Conservation chimed in with equal nonsense, having bought into Ngai Tahu’s claim that the peak represented to Ngai Tahu the most sacred of ancestors“- and so on. What can we say about this one instance, among many, of the sheer duplicity of this cunning and immensely manipulative tribe, who, on the face of it, seemingly managed to con this judge because of her apparently little knowledge of this tribe’s actual history – and of the sheer nonsense underpinning such a claim. It is a very good example of so many of the distortions, the stretching of facts and the downright lies which have been foisted off onto the country – including on our equally ignorant, and/or self-serving politicians.
This book should be read by every politician, every history teacher, and available to all primary and secondary teachers in our schools. It challenges the quite blatant twisting of the facts of our co-history, which, in the hands of the now blatantly captured Ministry of Education – (long white-anted in that “long march” through our institutions) – has basically become a tool for activist extremists re-writing our history and substituting self-serving propaganda – such as the completely untrue myth of “partnership”. We can also note the firm intent to prioritise the historically totally inaccurate “Aotearoa” as the Maori triumphalism movement strives to thrust supposedly superior tribal values on a country which has become thoroughly brainwashed…thanks, too, to a complicit media.
It is also unacceptable that no accountability is required by our present Prime Minister’s handout government, helping itself as usual to taxpayers’ pockets and robbing Peter to pay Paul with racist-based funding, as all our political parties have now been doing for decades. It can well be regarded as public theft. Moreover, even 25 years ago, the highly regarded, UK-based Economist, warned, in 1995, that this country had embarked on the worrying course of “ethnic favouritism”. It has got worse. I recall the dismay, too, of emigrants escaping from the apartheid system in South Africa, only to note in dismay that we have gone down the same path.
We all know that Labour is dodging the cost of the damage done to the economy, as a result of the spread of Covid-19 and the cost of the lockdowns to so many individuals and businesses. It has not just been a case of arguably-needed handouts, but of the contrast between the $56 million bestowed on part-Maori representatives in contrast to the $27 million for long established welfare organisations to help address areas of genuine need. A palpable difference – but why? – when all help should be based on need – not on a part-racial inheritance. Questions are also asked about has become known as the MP Shame Jones’s slush fund – although accumulatively hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars have routinely been bestowed on Northland activists these recent years.
Down south, too, on the West Coast, where part of the $56 million has apparently gone to help part-Maori tourist operators, locals have noticed a sudden increase in individuals owning 4-wheel-drive vehicles – although these are not exactly needed on the bush trails where conveniently placed pieces of greenstone wait to be suddenly discovered with a “Good heavens! Fancy finding this!” delivered to gullible tourists.
Long ago lolly-scrambles spring to mind… as our governments apparently require no accountability for the largesse showered on pseudo-tribal groupings, where the money handed over so often to its administrators largely remains with their extended families, and where prosecutions have been strangely lacking over the years when misappropriation of funding has been proved. The gravy train steams on.
It’s impossible to hear do justice to this essential book, underpinned by Bruce Moon’s qualifications and achievements. He studied mathematics and physics at the University of Otago and graduated MSc (Hons). A rocket scientist in Australia and England, Bruce was an early pioneer in mathematical modelling with a computer. Returning to New Zealand, he installed the first university computer at Canterbury University in 1962. Co-founder of the Canterbury branch of the NZ Computer Society, now Information Technology Professionals, he was National President in 1978-9 and is an Honorary Fellow. He also holds an MSc with distinction from the University of London and is a Fellow of the Institute of physics.
Bruce’s volunteer work has had him teaching at a mission school in Vanuatu. As a volunteer he taught physics at the Institute of Buddhist Dialectics and the library of Tibetan Works and Archives in India. He has taught English to Tibetan refugees from Chinese oppression and worked with disabled people elsewhere. Bruce also served for many years in the Royal New Zealand Naval Volunteer Reserve, and was awarded The Volunteer Reserve Decoration He has maintained an interest in New Zealand history since his school days, and has been described as “a consummate Treaty authority”.
Naturally, therefore, he is apparently just the sort of person the Stuff newspaper chain wants to ban.
Although I have researched and written on treaty issues for over 30 years, I have rarely come across a book so very readable, relevant, and well-written. It is a sobering corrective of so much which our gullible media have also swallowed and inflicted on us, and deserves the widest possible readership.
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