The indefatigable Bruce Moon.  His unmissable book & political corruption

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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©  Amy Brooke

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Government versus the people of New Zealand


I recall it being reported fairly recently that  Labour Minister Andrew Little doesn’t read information presenting points of view he finds unwelcome
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I think we’ve all realised this for some time. Little apparently has the bit between his teeth…

So much for government of  the people, with the consent of the people. Instead,  we now have government against  the wishes of the people…

The overwhelming number of submissions in relation to the  ominous pro-euthanasia legislation opposed this…for very good reason.

The movement below making more New Zealanders aware of just how damaging this legislation is – also, of course ,strongly supported by the far Left, and the very determined  Jacinda Ardern – deserves our support.

I’m more than happy to forward it as sent to me.

Please do help them if you can – and at least send this email on to make what is happening more widely known.

New Zealand is so now past the crosswords with regard to the activist lawmaking not supported by the majority of so-called ordinary New Zealanders.

And only individuals beginning to stand up to be counted can reclaim this country…

It is claimed that those who do nothing cost us all…

True or false..?!

 Please read below- to help.

 

Amy Brooke – Convener,  The 100 days. Claiming Back New Zealand http://www.100days.co.nz

 

First, the bad news

As you probably know, Parliament didn’t listen to our concerns, nor to many raised by medical and legal experts.

So in September we’re voting in a binding referendum on whether the End of Life Choice Act should start to operate as law.

The bad news is that most New Zealanders are uninformed…

  • 74 % think the EOLC Act would make it legal to turn off life suport. This is already legal. 
  • 75 % mistakenly think the Act allows euthanasia only as a last resort, for people in unmanageable pain, after all treatments have been tried.  

– Curia Market Research Poll

 

 

We’re not voting on whether ‘assisted dying’ or euthanasia should be legal.

We’re voting on a specific version, which is much riskier than overseas assisted dying laws.

This Act would make it legal for doctors and nurse practitioners to administer a lethal dose of medication (euthanasia) or to give it to someone to self-administer (assisted suicide) –

to die as early as 3 days after receiving a diagnosis

…without having to see a specialist, without trying any treatment first, or being screened for depression…

…and without needing to tell any friends or family.

 

 

But here’s the good news!

A growing groundswell of people are hearing about the problems in this Act and are voting “no”.

A professional, nationwide campaign is being rolled out soon to reach the wider public. This campaign will encourage a “no” vote without promoting any organisation.

However, donations and volunteers are needed urgently to make this happen in time. Would you please chip in, as generously as you can afford?

Could you please forward this email to friends and family who may be keen to help too? Thanks!

 

 

Please donate

You can make a donation to:

  • Account: 38-9014-0763579-00
  • Name: Euthanasia-Free NZ
  • Reference: “donation”
  • Please add your email address
  • Or deposit cash anonymously

Or donate via PayPal or cheque »

Please volunteer

Helpers are needed nationwide to:

  • Put up signs on their fences
  • Put up signs in their area
  • Put up posters
  • Donate timber for signs
  • Deliver flyers to letterboxes

Register your interest here »

 

 

Thanks again!

Renée Joubert
Executive Officer
Euthanasia-Free NZ

 

 

 

Don’t all lives still matter?

https://www.spectator.com.au/2020/06/do-all-lives-still-matter/

Yet what was the leading cause of death worldwide in 2019? 

Reverse racism now runs riot, with destructive mob rioting being deliberately promoted  –  and civilised standards,  behaviour and debate now lost. 

And heaven help those brave conservative Black Americans trying to stand up to what has become an all-pervasive evil…

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Are you supporting us fighting now to reclaim our country? If you can help, even a little, please do!

We very much need donations, too, to help get our message of hope even further.

See the DONATIONS page www.100days.co.nz

 

© Amy Brooke, Convenor, The 100 Days.  See my book “100 Days – Claiming Back New Zealand …what has gone wrong, and how we can control our politicians.” Available through my  BOOK Page at www.amybrooke.co.nz, or at Amazon’s Kindle.

 

 

Do we care about the corruption of little children?

Do we care about the corruption of little children?

https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/new-sex-ed-teaches-new-jersey-minors-about-sodomy-and-how-to-consent-to-it?utm_source=LifeSiteNews.com&utm_campaign=9b9c701525-Daily%2520Headlines%2520-%2520World_COPY_770&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_12387f0e3e-9b9c701525-401642341

Make no mistake –  it has also begun here in New Zealand.

Don’t think it hasn’t – and only individual parents at last standing up to the teachers who support the  Ministry of Education (long invaded and taken over by destructive Marxist infiltrators) can defeat this actual evil. For evil it is.

The great Times columnist, Bernard Levin, warned us that “ The atrophy of moral judgment is the characteristic disease of our times – the inability to see evil – and the willingness to condone it.”

How many New Zealanders are simply condoning what is happening in all these highly changeable areas?

© Amy Brooke

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Is everyone happy with the ominous spectre of creeping state control?

https://www.lifesitenews.com/blogs/french-contract-tracing-app-lays-groundwork-for-techno-police-group-warns?utm_source=LifeSiteNews.com&utm_campaign=65fb961ec2-Daily%2520Headlines%2520-%2520World_COPY_768&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_12387f0e3e-65fb961ec2-401642341

Jacinda – too self-willed for a democracy

Jacinda – too self-willed for a democracy

Arguably, Jacinda Ardern’s destructive and racist politics are unhealthy for New Zealand.

https://www.spectator.com.au/2020/05/covid-19-and-the-creeping-state/

When we have the over-authoritarian leader of any political party failing to realise that they are simply temporarily chairing a group of  loosely-united individuals — not there to rule the country — democracy flies out the window.

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The ridiculous attack on reason…

REFLECTION
The ridiculous attack on reason

by Amy Brooke

News Weekly, May 16, 2020

I remember once coming across a saying that the dead have as much power to influence us as the living, through what they have written. Yet today educationists ignore so much of what our greatest writers and thinkers had to say, with most ”educational” activity no more than a complicated way of inflicting on children little of lasting value.

Plato, however, reminded us: “If a man neglects his education he walks lame for the rest of his life.” Yet the once widely acknowledged fact that teaching each generation how to use their minds well is at least as important as sporting activities, has long been displaced by curriculum subjects incorporating radicalised propaganda. Today we can add our Ministry of Education’s insertion of global warming groupthink into our schools curriculum.

I recall years ago one of my sons remarking that his secondary school was hosting a government-sponsored representative to make sure all students embraced the “correct” thinking in relation to the politically hijacked Treaty of Waitangi. The latter’s simple, straightforward provisions have long been distorted by activists for political advantage.

What was particularly striking was the local newspaper’s picture of this young woman addressing some senior students, and frankly admitting she was there to correct any “wrong opinions” their parents might be passing on to their children.

My son could always hold his own in debate, and I reminded him how important it always is to examine thoroughly both sides of any issue, weigh it up as objectively as possible and then defend his own thinking. After all, I pointed out in my naivety, he would have been taught at school, too, that the most important thing is to follow one’s own conscience with regard to what one thinks is right.

Now, incredibly, this is the last thing children are taught. Rather, that for the sake of social harmony, one should endorse groupthink.

Recently, reflecting on the irrational thinking now given ritual obeisance – with so many conforming to a herd mentality embracing the delusional – I was reminded of Aristotle’s “man is an imitative animal”. The advertising industry knows this well. And it goes a long way to explaining the conviction many individuals now have that the fact they were born biologically male or female is irrelevant. They seem convinced that by feeling differently they really become different. By such logic, if I feel I am a child again, not an adult, then I am. Or an elephant, if the feeling takes me.

And we are now being asked to endorse, with the capitulation of the hierarchies, allowing males claiming to be females to participate in women’s sports, to use women’s private facilities, toilets, changing rooms — to be lodged in women’s prisons where incidents of rape unsurprisingly result. But why this acceptance of groupthink – of insisting that self-delusion is acceptable?

One well-respected English writer, using the pseudonym of Alpha of the Plough, maintained: “There is a large part of the public, possibly the majority … born to be fooled, which will believe anything because it hasn’t the faculty of judging anything but the size of the crowd, and will always follow the ass with the longest ears.”

DISCOURAGING THE ‘FOOL’

One of the books I most treasure is Unended Quest, by Austrian-born philosopher Karl Popper, who lectured for a time in New Zealand at the University of Canterbury, where my father sat in on his lectures. Popper gave this autographed copy to Dr Margaret Dalziel, in 1982.

Before she became Emeritus Professor, I had Margaret as a tutor at the University of Otago. She passed the book along to me. In it the author of The Open Society and its Enemies discusses an issue long puzzling me: the nature of intelligence.

In my time working as an independent consultant to a think tank in Wellington, particularly in relation to education and treaty issues, I became increasingly struck by the fact that many highly regarded individuals, having achieved outstanding marks in scholarship and other national examinations, were puzzlingly rigid in their thinking. I came to realise that very “clever” individuals, some holding positions in Treasury, others with leadership roles in political parties, were by no means deeply intelligent. They, too, took their cue from the intellectual fashions of the day.

Popper clarifies this, distinguishing between the dogmatic and the critical methods of thinking. He writes that the dogmatic way of thinking comes first, due to an inherent need for regularities, preceded by learning – first in the sense of discovery, then by imitation and by practising.

He postulates, however, that it is the critical thinking of a minority of individuals, examining and attacking presuppositions, that is particularly valuable. He argued that what characterises their creative thinking, apart from the intensity of interest in a problem, is a much more rare ability to break through the limits of the range of dogmatic thinking.

Given the sheer irrationality with which we are now faced at every level, and the aggressive attack by the now dominant left, perhaps it is time to reflect on George Bernard Shaw’s assertion that the future depends upon those whose laughter discourages the fool — a word that we understandably tend to avoid — rather than encourages him. Today we can certainly add her!

In fact, there is an important battle now under way. So is “risus est bellum” (“laughter is war”) a reality we are overdue to embrace?

Amy Brooke is an award-winning New Zealand children’s author, commentator and critic.

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Remembering Anzac Day

POETRY

News Weekly, May 2, 2020

NIGHT FLIGHT – REMEMBERING ANZAC DAY

Lord, I’m not yet twenty,
My brother only twenty-three;
if one of us must die tonight
let it not be he!
Or me.

Yet there the crescent moon
rising gold above the land
cradles the ghost of another;
one reborn, one dying
in the arms of a brother,
a sign of things to be …?

He led me by the hand
once when lost and small. I understand
the call for sons, while grieving mothers
listen to our planes climb high,
and fathers pace – and loving others;
my girl who kissed me, smiling still.
I promised to come back.
Some day I will.

But not tonight. The woods below
are where my pup and I grew up. We owe
that old dog, whining in his sleep
our childhood days. Three pairs of eyes
on silver moving in the stream …
What does he dream?

Do owls still keep
the twilight watch below?
I see our fields are white with snow …

but dark shadows now streak by.
Keep them both safe, Lord!
Let them go free!

If one must go, take me.

 

 

ANZAC DAY – IN THE TRENCHES

Perhaps in the end
they didn’t mind dying so much;
but wouldn’t you, just twenty-two
hearing the message the close guns send?

You, worn out, sleeping only fitfully,
a trench bed of muddy clay and water,
soaked to the skin, propped up on sandbags –
pyjamas, man? You’ve worn the same clothes
for weeks, filthy, smelling, depressed
by dysentery, a fortnight’s rain on and off
and on…thinking before dawn of home …
longing– in this surrealistic world
of dirt and damp and hunger, the horror
of good mates hanging over barbed wire
a head joined only to a helmet …
– to see them all once more, and say
the things you wished you’d said before!

You say them now, or scribble them down,
think their world might yet be saved
if enough tough men,  like you are trying
hard to be, lie awake at night
and think of them, and fight, and kill
others trapped like you – to keep them free.

You wanted once so much to live!
But now you say For them – what’s meant to be …
for them and for theirs – things undone – forgive?

I fought for things enduring. Oh, remember me!

Amy Brooke

 

 

Not a smart strategy, Jacinda. Even if John Key praises your management

Not a smart strategy, Jacinda

Somehow there’s a kind of mean-minded feel about  what, according to the New Zealand  Herald (“Jacinda Ardern has made a ruling”) is presented  as our Prime Minister’s sole  decision to lift the level 4 lock-down, as hoped for. And it’s interesting to note our left-wing media are pumping up Ardern as the world’s most successful leader – with one photograph of her in front of a picture apparently representing her with a halo…somewhat reminiscent of Barack Obama’s haloed presentations.

The country has held its breath for this four weeks to end on Thursday. But wait…it won’t be happening until next week.  And not at the beginning of the week. Why 11.59 pm on Monday night?  And it has not gone unnoticed by New Zealanders  that Ardern’s pronouncements in relation to covid-19 initially tended to be delivered as what she — rather than the government — had decided. Too many “I’s” is never a good sign.

And now? The country has sighed. Not a fresh start to a new week, but what to many inevitably seems a niggling postponement of the hoped-for move down to  level three until next Monday night at 11 59 pm, nearly midnight. The exasperation felt by many is inevitable.  Why call it Monday? Moving down to level 3 lock-down with one minute to go on Monday night won’t start a fresh week off until Tuesday.  Is the country meant to be grateful that at least it’s pre-dawn?  Mike Hosking rightly challenged Ardern’s assertion that there were only two more business days to wait. Thursday until Tuesday encompasses more precious days when businesses would undoubtedly take advantage of the weekend opening to try to prevent their looming economic collapse.

Ar a time when, even before the invasion of Covid-19, a growing restlessness has spread across countries questioning the dominance of their political hierarchies, it’s more timely than ever for governments to remind themselves that they are expected to govern with the consent of the people. When this consent begins to be withheld, civil unrest spreads. And we have always the reminder that when any government assumes for itself emergency powers, calling on the police to reinforce them, history shows the temptation to retain some of these when the emergency has passed. It is also, as now,  can show the willingness of some police to overstep the mark.

Throughout Western democracies, when  a growing number of that sleeping giant, a hitherto non-engaged public, has woken  to  unease, moves like Ardern’s cause resentment.  And from that great champion of freedom, Frederick Hayek,  comes the reminder that  ” Emergencies have always been the pretext on which the safeguards of individual liberty have been eroded — and once they are suspended, it is not difficult for anyone who has assumed such emergency powers to see to it that the emergency will persist.” It is as relevant  today.

How many are even aware that the Australian government, having initially proposed that Australians volunteer for a  monitoring app for phones to track the spread of this coronavirus, has so quickly moved with regard to suggesting merely (and foolishly)  volunteering   As writer Bill Muehlenberg  notes:  “Mobile phone tracking software could be compulsory if not enough Australians voluntarily download the application to help in coronavirus case tracing. Prime Minister Scott Morrison says at least 40 per cent of the population needs to use the app to make it effective.” Muehlenberg warns that is always the danger that it will become compulsory. And what about Bill Gates’s  proposal – that people should  be micro-chipped with his pompously named “quantum dot digital tattoo implant to track Covid-10 vaccine compliance”?

Compliance? There is an unpleasant echo here of the former USSR, or today’s horrific situation in China. A brave new world indeed – and another splendid opportunity, no doubt, for  the tyrannical and brutal Communist Chinese government to impose even more controls over its shockingly  oppressed people, dominated by Xi Jinping,  who has assumed more arbitrary powers than any ruler since the equally brutal and tyrannical Mao Zedong.

Yet, oddly enough, our former Prime Minister John Key, who is now again moving back into the limelight with his expressed praise for the Prime Minister’s policies, and whose party reportedly  received backing and funding from Communist-backed Chinese business interests in this country while in power,   has more than once  recently expressed his admiration for this oppressive ruler.  In October 2019, while China was cracking down on the dissidents in Hong Kong desperately  attempting to block its  removing established rights from Hong Kong citizens, Key congratulated China on its 70th anniversary and said he would continue to play an active role in promoting the “understanding and cooperation” of the two countries. 

However, a Chinese state media report on John Key’s visit to President Xi Jinping contains a ringing endorsement from him that’s absent from the English version reduced to the above.

According to Stuff, in a Mandarin story from Xinhua, China’s state-run press agency, Key was quoted as saying: “History will prove President Xi Jinping’s foresight and wisdom and outstanding leadership, and I believe that President Xi Jinping’s One Belt, One Road initiative will inevitably succeed.”

In 2018, two years after he resigned as Prime Minister, Key said: “Xi Jinping’s going to go down in history as a good leader of China.”

Really? But public perception is everything, and  the price our former Prime Minister got for selling his house certainly raised a few eyebrows, as it was reportedly sold to an unknown buyer from China who paid $20 million, even though it was estimated as worth $12 million at most –  and he was said to be keeping part of the grounds on which to build another house. Concerns were also raised about the CCP-underpinned Chinese business support he constantly received for sponsorship at special lunches, queried donations to the National Party, the creation of a National Party List placing for a Communist Chinese spymaster who was  arguably duplicitous in the CV he  advanced – but who has never subsequently been expelled from the party. Not a good look. Nor was the then Prime Minister’s attempt to remove the Union Jack from our flag… let alone the selling of New Zealand businesses and our prime agricultural land — which can apparently be put to more problematic uses.

Interestingly, this former Prime Minister has recently been appointed “China representative” for Zespri, apparently to help Zespri  get  its kiwifruit into China…for which  he is handsomely remunerated by Zespri. Apparently he is on very good terms with Xi Jinping  who reportedly received him privately in Peking only a few months ago. Key is also apparently employed by Comcast of the USA to do their China business, for a considerable fee.

It appears that under John Key, National seemed to have no idea of how the party was being used by Communist Chinese interests. And It also appears doubtful that their MPs today have woken up in this respect.

China it is certainly still intent on buying up as many of our failing businesses and assets as this Communist country can swallow up.

https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/15804/china-duplicity

The irony is considerable, given that many of them are now close to ruin, if not actually destroyed, as a result of China’s duplicity over the Covid-19 virus.  And the longer this coalition government keeps the country in lock-down, the higher the price so many New Zealanders will pay in ruined businesses and ruined lives. It is now a question of lives versus lives.

At any rate, there never was a more urgent time for New Zealanders to say that they simply will not put up with the tyrannical Communist regime, which oppresses and tortures its own citizens, siphoning up even more of what we have left in this country.

https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/15804/china-duplicity

Meantime, while our local hospital is extraordinarily empty, with only 50% of the beds being used even in the acute ward,  the editor of the Spectator, Fraser Nelson,   reports a sharp rise in non-covid- 19 deaths in UK rest homes.

What is happening to all the people who should be  receiving urgent hospital treatment in relation to cancer, heart, kidney and mental health problems…?

Again, what about that question of lives –  the balance is extraordinarily important. And it is ultimately the community which has to decide this – not yet another hierarchy of experts…

 

© Amy Brooke, Convenor, The 100 Days.  See my book “100 Days – Claiming Back New Zealand …what has gone wrong, and how we can control our politicians.” Available through my  BOOK Page at www.amybrooke.co.nz, or at Amazon’s Kindle.

Jacinda Ardern -and promoting divisive separatism in this country

Promoting divisive separatism in this country.Why so many of us would now prefer to honour Anzac Day.

http://www.newsweekly.com.au/article.php?id=58932&s=OEcQKB

In relation to the Covid-19 virus, Jacinda Ardern’s left-wing coalition has reportedly bestowed $56 million on Maori ( but  who, now, are legally defined as Maori?) with a much lesser amount of $27 million to go to other welfare recipients. Why?

The phrase, the silent majority, has long been used to refer to New Zealanders who are not highly vocal, nor stridently demanding – like our customary special interest groups, but who nevertheless, quiet New Zealanders, keep their eye  on what is happening to the country. And their patience is running out, noting the continual handouts of hard-earned and undeserved millions of dollars to a noisy minority of part-Maori descent whom it pays financially to keep demanding more and more of taxpayers’ funding. Their appetites are apparently insatiable.

Our governments appear to fall over themselves to buy the so-called “Maori vote, although there are no longer any full-blooded Maori in New Zealand. Moreover, the Maori economy has been estimated to now be worth approximately $40 billion. For several decades, various forms of compensation,  of scores, even hundreds of millions of dollars at a time have been handed over to the larger,  then smaller and smaller part-Maori groupings – which was never the intention of the treaty settlements. An increasing number have been questioned, with good reason, as flawed settlements that should never have gone ahead.

The South Island Ngai Tahu settlement made in the 90s is a very good case in point. Shockingly,  the Minister of Treaty Negotiations at the  time basically told the Maori Affairs Select Committee to ignore the nearly 400 submissions –  many from historians very-well informed indeed, and producing evidence that this claim was  basically “a swindle” – a  phrase used at the time. However, a clever lawyer, and a tribunal operating like a Star chamber… as the Waitangi Tribunal does – can often win the day.  And it did. Quite shocking examples of bias and disgraceful behaviour on the part of some sitting on subsequent Maori Affairs Select Committees have raised the question of basic corruption.

Yet, in reaction to the Covid-19 pandemic, this government is repeating the same pattern – preference grants on the basis of race. As usual, there is no requirement from those managing or receiving this grant  to return accountability  to the taxpayer. Moreover, in what has become an ongoing rort –  the majority of part-Maori, now settled throughout, businesses,  trades and professions,  many of whom also disapprove of what is happening,  see nothing whatever of this money. It customarily ends up in the hands of highly politically astute activists, those ostensibly administering it for the benefit of “our people”.

But who are ” our people”? And throughout these recent decades, what has again and again amounted to theft of this money has been highlighted without cases being brought to court – and without any genuine recompense being paid.

The most crucial point is that there is no legal definition whatever of Maori. Who is Maori?  For obvious political advantage, in the 1970s,  the requirement that anyone claiming to be predominantly Maori had to be at least 50%  genetically Maori was removed.

So why does millions of dollars continually get taken from the majority of New Zealanders to be bestowed on supposedly Maori claimants, apparently regarded as less advantaged than those who have no Maori inheritance?

This is of course not only completely untrue – it is also unforgivably condescending to a very clever,  warlike people,  the majority of whose ancestors only survived (during a time when internecine  warfare and the horrors of cannibalism were widespread) by being among the smartest of their people.

Arguably their descendants continue to outwit our governments.

New Zealanders have long endorsed the theory that help should always be given on the basis of need – not on the basis of race.

Worse, there is not even any definition of of “Maori”… and so many of those applying to control this funding are predominantly European… even with as little as 1/16 or 1/32 of Maori inheritance. Yet our political parties continue to inexcusably endorse what has become  the politics of corruption.

To  wantonly throw New Zealanders’ hard-earned money at an ill-defined group of people who have learnt to pull the puppet strings of racial preference, has to stop.

It’s high time to legally establish who can genuinely claim to be predominantly genetically Maori.

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© Amy Brooke, Convenor, The 100 Days.  See my book “100 Days – Claiming Back New Zealand …what has gone wrong, and how we can control our politicians.” Available through my  BOOK Page at www.amybrooke.co.nz, or at Amazon’s Kindle.