How best to understand the danger of the activists’ “Voice to Parliament”?
Ask a Kiwi like Casey Costello – an equality campaigner with Maori and Irish/English heritage, who as spokesperson of Hobson’s Pledge, knows the grave consequences of injecting racial politics into our democratic system.
Remember this is what is coming if Albo’s Voice gets up.
She said New Zealand’s Voice and Treaty for the Maori – in the form of the Waitangi Tribunal – has become a “co-governance” model.
It has divided New Zealand by race on the assumption that “better decisions will be made because the Maori’s will have a voice”.
“Instead, it is a self-appointed, elitist minority advocating that they speak for all Maori, and the outcomes aren’t being achieved. In fact, in some areas we’ve gotten worse outcomes,” Costello said.
The specifics are terrifying.
Firstly, Costello told us that “the system perpetuates a narrative that the Maori are pre-determined to failure because of their race. This is the worst thing we can do for young people. The idea that they need special representation. The idea that you won’t get a hand-up, but a continuous hand-out.”
Second, she said, “those that claim to represent these most at-need people, have the perfect opportunity to deny any culpability for failing to deliver because they blame things like systemic racism and colonisation for their failure to deliver. So, we just end up with a downward spiral of welfare dependency and no tangible benefit.”
Even New Zealand’s Supreme Court is now taking into account the “idea of tikanga Maori – which is an idea referring to our traditions and our protocols. It was introduced into the court system to determine an outcome in a court case. We’ve also introduced the idea of cultural impact at sentencing.”
For instance, “if an offender is determined to have been affected by colonisation, that impacts their sentence. As a victim of crime, how do you combat these things?”
“Law should be the law for all. It should be the same – no differentiation. It's really dangerous.”
Believe it or not, it gets worse.
As a result, Costello says “a coastal-owning tribal aristocracy” has been created which owns “valuable seabed minerals, charges for boat ramps, blocks competitors wanting to set up businesses such as mussel farms, and charges fees for cultural consultancy, which nobody wants or needs.”
Do you want this in Australia?
If not, you must take action.
We’re up against the media, the woke corporates and the political establishment in Canberra.
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