A week ago I introduced you to the idea that the Pakeha Party is a marketing scam. Â You got to see the email exchange between David Ruck, the Pakeha Party marketing guy, and what he thought was a potential “buyer” of the Party. Â A cool $100,000 was being asked for.
The blog ran a poll and at the time and 56% of you decided on the strength of what you had seen about the The Pakeha Party Â back then, it was most likely a personal initiative by David Ruck to make money, and not a genuine political movement.
Here is convicted criminal David Ruck‘s latest attempt to get money from anyone that Â hasn’t given up on the The Dream of a NZ where there is no Treaty of Waitangi:
I don’t know why the Pakeha Party web developer / facebook admin / project manager / sales manager / marketing manager David Ruck refers to himself as “we”, but you’ll be happy to know that “we” is now offering a limited-time-only chance to become a fully fledged party member by paying $3 into his bank account.
Mind you, according to Pete George, “we” may include Ruck’s girlfriend:
Pakeha Party marketing, sales, web, etc, etc man David Ruck wasn’t too happy with my expose of his plans of course, although in his never-say-die bounce-back-like-a-rubber-ball marketing mode he tried to frame it as ‘all publicity is good publicity’.
But I know he was not happy to lose a $100,000 sale, because the person who he thought he was selling the “Party” to, Paul Harris, has been subject to ongoing personal harassment via TXT messages over a number of days. Â Here are some choice picks between David and Paul. Â (“John” in these messages refer to John Ansell)
This is David Ruck’s idea of how to start a genuine political movement.
The email trail I covered in the first post was originally posted to a TradeMe discussion. Â As a result, there have been suggestions by David Ruck it was altered. Â So here is the pertinent one, as written, including theÂ obvious, act now, this offer can’t be beatenÂ emphasis employed by
genuine party leaders online marketing scammers.
In the mean time, being a Party Leader is sitting quite well with David Ruck
Yes, now that you paid, he can afford to run an opinion “pole”
Here’s a free one to see if your opinion of The Pakeha Party has changed over the last week.
After a week of additional Pakeha Party coverage, I now believe that
- The Pakeha Party is a money making scam (85%, 151 Votes)
- I'm not sure. I'm going to watch this develop (10%, 18 Votes)
- The Pakeha Party is a genuine political movement (5%, 8 Votes)
Total Voters: 177