I oppose the Electoral (Entrenchment of Māori Seats) Amendment Bill

Source: teara.govt.nz

The issue of the Māori seats has divided New Zealand politicians since soon after the seats were created in 1867. This 2006 cartoon shows Māori Party MPs Tariana Turia and Pita Sharples sitting on one of the seats. Then National Party leader Don Brash (second from right) and ACT leader Rodney Hide puzzle how to shift them. Turia is shown enrolling new voters onto the Māori roll (enabling them to vote for the Māori MPs), while the general roll smoulders on a fire. At each of the five-yearly electoral options from 1997 to 2006, the numbers of Māori enrolling on the general roll declined by several thousand, while those on the Māori roll increased.

-Tera.govt.nz

A Submission In opposition to the Electoral (Entrenchment Of Maori Seats) Amendment Bill

This article appeared first on the blog Eternal Vigilance, then on Right Minds and has been reproduced here with the author’s permission.


My name is Tim Wikiriwhi.

Kia ora,

I oppose the Electoral (Entrenchment of Māori Seats) Amendment Bill.

The following is my submission in opposition to the Entrenchment of the Maori Seats in parliament and the perpetuation of the Apartheid Electoral System.

By apartheid, I am of course referring in particular to the current race-based electoral system, the Maori seats in parliament, and more generally to the body of legislation and government institutions that segregate the people of New Zealand in two on the basis of race, granting great political advantages to one favored race, and relegation everyone else to a lower second tier with less rights.

The following are my reasons:

The proposal to entrench the Maori seats is nothing short of an attempt to prevent reform and to maintain political advantages that have seen the political class of Maori enjoying easy access to the nation’s coffers and positions of privilege and power – all the while pretending to be the voice of “an oppressed people”.

This is a gigantic scam.

Maori have enjoyed massive positive discrimination for decades, and yet the racist radicals leading their racist political parties never cease to cry out that Maori are somehow racially discriminated against, by a “corrupt European government and population”!

How long will these charlatans be allowed to treat their fellow countrymen like fools?

Decades have passed of both National and Labour party led governments pandering to the racist radicals occupying the Maori seats. Billions of dollars have flowed in one direction. Untold numbers of race-based institutions have been built. Treaty settlements have been given over. Yet we see no end in site of the grievances, no abatement, and no peace. What we see is ongoing and increasing greed, and a lust to continue with this bribery and extortion.

This is the shameful desire of those who have proposed the entrenchment of the status quo.

This apartheid system is patently unjust. Patently a travesty of the principles of justice and especially the principle of racial equality before the law!

Yet socialist academics and politicians try to pretend all this legalised racism is “more just” than the time-honoured paramount principles of justice!

What are all the grievances, but claims of having been discriminated against and having been treated unequally? Even the grievances are an emotive appeal to the principle of equality, when in fact it’s the political advantage they desire.

The socialist academics and radicals say “oh… all this political favouritism we have established is just a temporary measure to help rectify ‘past injustices’ and to give Maori a boost up out of the gutter. Then at some future date when Maori are flourishing, then we will abolish this apartheid system.”

Yet this is another despicable ruse. Proven by the very fact that they want to entrench the Maori seats so as to make it even harder to abolish these racist thrones and end The Treaty gravy train.

These socialists want to perpetuate the apartheid system indefinitely where it matters not for how many generations the majority of New Zealanders have been born here, you will never be a real citizen, never a true New Zealander. This will never be politically considered your home. These birthrights will only and forever be the preserve of the privileged race. The so-called Tangata whenua (though they are in truth late arrival migrants too).

This is what the entrenchment of the Maori Seats seeks to maintain indefinitely.

What else has decades of favouritism and billions of dollars achieved for Maori? Has this social engineering been a pragmatic social success?

No! After all this socialism, all this welfarism, and all The Treaty settlements, the Maori people still wallow at the bottom of virtually all social statistics!

Poverty, serious crime, ill health, and shorter life expectancy – Maori rank the worst of all!

Why is this?

Is it because of “racism” and “oppression” as all the Maori radicals, activists, and academics in our education system claim? Absolutely not!

The reason all this socialism and political favouritism is failing the Maori people is that it wrongly diagnoses the real moral disease that is keeping Maori in the gutter.

In fact, it is making things far worse for the average Maori family, because it fails to place the real responsibility for their plight where it belongs. Not on their Pakeha neighbours. The real responsibility for Maori crime, poverty, and ill health belongs with Maori themselves. By making it easy for them to get onto welfare, by making excuses for their horrific crimes, and lack of personal care for their own health and prosperity the entire socialist system has been perpetuating a gigantic lie and has been enabling their ongoing denial of who is really responsible for their own plight!

Maori politicians get elected to the race-based seats by pedalling [sic] nasty lies about the Pakeha into the ears of their Maori constituents – saying its all the greedy Pakeha’s fault!

They have fostered a terrible prejudice against the Pakeha within the hearts of the Maori people and this corrodes the soul like a canker.

Maori like myself – who instead try and tell Maori that the Pakeha are not to blame, but that it is the Maori people’s own shameful lack of personal ethics and responsibility that are to blame – we truth tellers are hated for our honesty by our own people, our families. The Maori radicals who get elected to the race-based seats in parliament don’t represent progressive thinking Maori like myself. By seeking to perpetuate the culture of blame, the culture of welfare dependence, and the culture of entitlement above their fellow countrymen, the people who sit in these race-based seats do not represent what is in the best interests of the Maori people – or the whole country; all the people of New Zealand as a nation.

The reasons these seats were originally created have long since disappeared and they ought to have been abolished over a century ago. Yet of course, once positions of power have been created there also exists a powerful vested interest to maintain the status quo and resist reform.

This is why they have not yet been abolished and New Zealand continues to suffer the shameful consequences as a result of a lack of spine and principle.

Yet, New Zealanders are growing tired of this massive scam. Despite all the state propaganda and the vested interests, they now fear there are enough people in New Zealand to demand these seats be abolished by a simple majority. This is what the vested interest of racist radicals fear: the loss of their political advantages that allow them to perpetually extort wealth from the people of New Zealand.

They want to thwart this democratic reform.

These are the reasons why I oppose the entrenchment of the Maori seats in parliament.

I want the People of New Zealand to wake up to all this evil and to be able to reform their democratic system and abolish all this apartheid shame and to steer a new and better course away from socialist racism, welfarism, [sic] and blame towards self-responsibility and self-reliance under the justice of equality before the law – one law for all – and for all the people of New Zealand to be able to claim their birthright as full citizens; for this country to truly belong to them just as much as the Maori people.

Under freedom and equality Maori will still be Maori. They will still be free to revel in their culture and New Zealanders of all races will still be able to celebrate Maori culture as most of them do.

The claim that there is a race-relations crisis has been a complete fabrication. To the degree that we suffer real race relations problems in this country, we may thank the toxic prejudices of the Maori radicals themselves – a minority of haters and bigots that New Zealand has had the misfortune of suffering. The sooner they are thrown out of parliament the better for everyone, including and especially the Maori people!

In truth when the apartheid system is abolished, Maori will not lose any legitimate rights.

When they stop blaming the Pakeha for all their misfortunes, stop heeding the hateful racism of the radicals who seek to poison their hearts against their neighbours, and instead start to adopt all the essential personal ethics that all civilised individuals must respect. These ethics will keep their sons out of trouble with the law.

Maori must forsake welfare dependence, embrace the value and virtues of hard work and savings, and realize that the only person who can keep them from being obese or wasting the money at the pub, beating their wives, etc, is themselves.

Then we shall start to see a change in their social statistics that have been so horrific under decades of failed socialism, welfarism, [sic] and blame.

It is not the government’s job to raise them out of the gutter. That is impossible. It can only happen via a moral revolution within the hearts and minds of the Maori people themselves.

The best thing we can do for them is to get rid of the evil race-based seats that empower the racist radicals who fill the Maori people’s minds with poison, hate, and dependence.

I hereby oppose the Electoral (Entrenchment of Māori Seats), Amendment Bill.

I would also like the opportunity to deliver a speech in person to the committee if that is at all possible.

I am proud of my own Maori heritage, yet I want My children to firstly think of themselves as New Zealanders. Equal with their fellow Kiwi of all races.

I want them to be judged – not by the colour of their skins – but the content of their character, and for that to be how they judge others too.

Thank you for reading my submission.

I believe these issues to be of the highest order of importance for the future success and well-being of our beautiful country.

 

by Tim Wikiriwhi.


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