I’m certainly no fan of Greenpeace, nor of its boss Bunny McDiarmid. Even that pinko blogger Farrar commented that he thinks Greenpeace acts in a very political way. I agree.
The Court of Appeal is currently hearing from the lawyers from Crown Law and Greenpeace in the appeal against Greenpeace losing their charitable status. Greenpeace clearly doesn’t want to lose its charitable status with their lawyer saying “the sticking point was that if it lost its charitable status the IRD might revoke its donor status”.
No shit Sherlock. That’s because Greenpeace might start seeing donations and funding source drying up faster than the Sahara Desert.
The reality is there is nothing charitable about Greenpeace. You just have to read the ranting of McDiarmid to see that. It is a global business whose only desire is to extract the maximum amount of money out of New Zealanders to send off-shore to Greenpeace International.
Here’s 10 Reasons Why Greenpeace Should Not be treated as a charity…
- Charities don’t cost the economy jobs by advocating for whole industries to close down
- Charities don’t commandeer public property
- Charities don’t appropriate the intellectual property of other organisations
- Charities don’t break and enter private property
- Charities don’t get charged with burglary
- Charities don’t attack the livelihoods of other New Zealanders
- Charities don’t tell lies in advertising (Rena )
- Charities don’t tamper with food products
- Charities don’t bully, persecute and stalk those they disagree with
- Charities don’t litter, vandalise and graffiti