In their report Towards a Better Democracy, the 1986 Labour Government’s Royal Commission into the Electoral System, not only recommended changing our voting system to MMP, but they raised a number of other important constitutional matters.
by Dr. Muriel Newman
One that is particularly relevant to our present situation – where a New Zealand Government is transferring democratic power to private sector race-based businesses – is the fact that Government actions must have a public mandate to be legitimate.
As the Royal Commission explained, “Our Governments have great powers and great responsibilities. Their exercise of those powers and fulfilment of those responsibilities is legitimate only because it arises from the consent of the people, or, to put it another way, because it is based on the political sovereignty of the people.”
Yet, 35 years later, New Zealand’s majority Labour Government is enacting a strategy to replace democracy with tribal rule by 2040, without the consent of the public. By deliberately concealing her He Puapua agenda for tribal co-governance from voters during the election campaign, Jacinda Ardern has knowingly orchestrated an illegitimate abuse of power.
As a result of the rollout of this illegitimate Agenda, a cultural takeover of New Zealand’s most fundamental social and constitutional values is underway. Our established democratic order is being swept aside by an incoming tide of race-based tyranny.
Almost every area of life is being influenced. Through a commitment to a Maori world view and the Treaty partnership fiction, even the Royal Australasian College of Physicians has been radicalised. The Reserve Bank has also joined the racial parade, claiming “the future is Maori” and urging company directors to embrace “Maori values”.
Those who follow politics are well aware of the threat this tribal takeover represents, but since it is rarely reported by the mainstream media many New Zealanders remain completely oblivious of these dangerous developments – exactly what the government has engineered.
This week’s NZCPR Guest Commentator Karl du Fresne, a journalist and former newspaper editor, reveals the sinister implications of the Government’s latest media funding package:
“The Public Interest Journalism Fund should be seen not as evidence of a principled, altruistic commitment to the survival of journalism, which is how it’s been framed, but as an opportunistic and cynical play by a left-wing government – financed by the taxpayer to the tune of $55 million – for control over the news media at a time when the industry is floundering and vulnerable.
“The guidelines covering applications for funding are explicitly politicised. Media operators are advised they must ‘actively promote the principles of Partnership, Participation and Protection under Te Tiriti o Waitangi acknowledging Maori as a Te Tiriti partner’. All applicants must show a ‘clear and obvious’ commitment to the Treaty and te reo; no exceptions.
“Nowhere in the guidelines is there any explicit commitment to the publication of a range of competing views on vital issues – for example, race relations and the Treaty. In fact the guidelines pretty much rule it out, since recipients of public money won’t be able to acknowledge the existence of Treaty sceptics, still less give them space or air time, if they’re required to promote the principles of a Treaty ‘partnership’, the very existence of which the sceptics challenge.”
The implications are extremely disturbing. Unless the populace at large is exposed to the full gambit of views, the voting public will be blissfully unaware that any serious threat to our way of life exists. Not only that, but our ability to expose the ‘Treaty partnership’ – which is being used by the tribal elite to justify their claim for 50:50 co-governance – as a fiction that will destroy our democracy, is severely limited.
Shamefully, not only are most in the media no longer providing balance in their reporting, but increasingly they are vilifying those who stand up as a voice of opposition. The vicious attacks on the National Party leader Judith Collins, for exposing Jacinda Ardern’s separatist He Puapua agenda, have been a disgrace. Clearly intended to divide National’s caucus, and intimidate the leader, Judith Collins is nevertheless making headway in raising public awareness – as journalist Graham Adams outlines in his excellent analysis of this dreadful situation.
With the mainstream media no longer reporting public concerns about the tribal takeover of our institutions and governance arrangements, the question arises – what can we do?
To answer, let’s look at the appalling developments in education, where the Government’s sanitised version of New Zealand history is to become the only compulsory subject in our schools. Aimed at indoctrinating children into supporting the Government’s separatist agenda, scandalous lies will be taught, such as Maori signing the Treaty of Waitangi did not cede sovereignty to the Crown, and colonisation destroyed a Maori Utopia – neither of which is true.
The indoctrination programme is being further expanded under the guise that some Maori children are falling behind in education. But instead of providing specialised support to help such students catch up with their peers, the Government has allocated $42 million to transform education into a propaganda machine that puts Maori sovereignty rights ahead of all other considerations. While the stated objective of the ‘Te Hurihanganui’ programme is to ‘decolonise’ education and rid it of ‘racism’ and ‘white privilege’ – with children in some schools now being asked to stand in front of their class and acknowledge their white privilege – the real agenda is to undermine Western values and knowledge.
Even the New Zealand Teaching Council is promoting separatism – their latest newsletter outlines an Orwellian-style ‘Unteach Racism’ project, developed in conjunction with the Human Rights Commission, that is being used to ‘re-educate’ teachers.
Never before has New Zealand experienced propaganda on the scale that is now being imposed on this country. People are starting to draw parallels with the propaganda machine of Nazi Germany – and we all know how that ended.
As parents begin to realise that schools are being used to indoctrinate instead of educate their children, many will feel like pushing back.
That was certainly the case in the US, where investment banker Andrew Gutman withdrew his daughter from Brearley, a private school in New York, in protest against their obsession with race. The arguments he used in his open letter to 600 other parents – explaining why he was withdrawing his daughter after seven years at the school and urging them to take action – could help others and is worth sharing:
“It cannot be stated strongly enough that Brearley’s obsession with race must stop. It should be abundantly clear that Brearley has completely lost its way. The administration and the Board of Trustees have displayed a cowardly and appalling lack of leadership…
“I object to the view that I should be judged by the color of my skin. I cannot tolerate a school that not only judges my daughter by the color of her skin, but encourages and instructs her to prejudge others by theirs. By viewing every element of education, every aspect of history, and every facet of society through the lens of skin color and race, we are desecrating the legacy of Dr Martin Luther King, and utterly violating the movement for which such civil rights leaders believed, fought, and died.
“I object to mandatory anti-racism training for parents, especially when presented by rent-seeking charlatans… I object to the gutting of the history, civics, and classical literature curriculums. I object to the censorship of books that have been taught for generations because they contain dated language potentially offensive to the thin-skinned and hypersensitive. I object to the erosion of rigor in classwork and the escalation of grade inflation. Any parent with eyes open can foresee these inevitabilities should antiracism initiatives be allowed to persist.
“I object that the school is now fostering an environment where our daughters, and our daughters’ teachers, are afraid to speak their minds in class for fear of ‘consequences.’ I object that Brearley is fostering a divisive community where families of different races, which until recently were part of the same community, are now segregated into two.
“It is abundantly clear that the majority of parents believe that Brearley’s antiracism policies are misguided, divisive, counterproductive and cancerous. Many believe, as I do, that these policies will ultimately destroy what was until recently, a wonderful educational institution. But as I am sure will come as no surprise to you, given the insidious cancel culture that has of late permeated our society, most parents are too fearful to speak up.
“But speak up you must. There is strength in numbers and I assure you, the numbers are there. Contact the administration and the Board of Trustees and demand an end to the destructive and anti-intellectual claptrap known as antiracism. And if changes are not forthcoming then demand new leadership. For the sake of our community, our city, our country and most of all, our children, silence is no longer an option.”
Andrew Gutman advised parents grappling with similar concerns, to “find families that are like-minded and speak out together … anonymously if necessary, but publicly if possible. If nothing else, try to ‘de-indoctrinate’ your child at home… Most importantly, recognize you are NOT alone.”
After teachers at Dalton, another New York school, issued an ‘anti-racism’ manifesto calling for the hiring of ‘diversity officers’ and the inclusion of social justice imperatives in the curriculum, parents banded together, writing an anonymous letter to the headmaster and Board complaining about their obsession with race. As a result, the school’s head resigned.
In New Zealand, it’s not just in education where the public needs to fight back, but in every area where radical separatism is being allowed to dominate. As those parents in New York have shown, anonymous letters, either as individuals or groups can make a difference in situations where identification is too risky.
Writing articles is another great way to inform the public about the dangers posed by the Government’s separatist agenda – as retired headmaster Tony Sayers explains in his latest Breaking Views blog: “In view of the bombshell He Puapua, and the revelation that the ordinary Kiwi in the street had no idea that this plot had been festering under their noses for a considerable time, I now see it as imperative that as many authors as possible draw the attention of the public to as much pertinent information as possible, prior to the next Parliamentary Election.”
Other suggestions include phoning talkback radio, supporting petitions and fundraising initiatives that oppose separatist attacks on our democracy, sharing useful information across the internet and on social media, standing for local councils, becoming involved in committees where a sensible viewpoint can make a difference, making complaints to the Race Relations Commissioner and the Human Rights Commission, and withdrawing support from organisations that promote the Treaty partnership agenda.
And don’t forget the importance of contacting MPs – to not only urge them to do the right thing, but to support them when they do!
Contact details for all MPs can be found on the NZCPR’s ‘Have Your Say’ page HERE – along with a wealth of other useful information including newspaper editor addresses and social media links.
Let’s make no mistake about what’s happening here in New Zealand right now. We are witnessing a transfer of democratic power from ‘the people’ to a private sector multi-million-dollar race-based elite. It is Jacinda Ardern’s initiative – one she deliberately withheld from voters prior to the last election. She doesn’t want New Zealanders to know about the He Puapua agenda, even though its being implemented right now – with new Government agreements now listing tribal businesses ahead of central and local government bodies in accordance with their 50:50 co-governance goal. The media has already been captured through financial incentives. Major inroads are being made into the judiciary. And the next generation is being indoctrinated through propaganda in schools.
It’s time to expose this agenda to as many New Zealanders as we can – as quickly as we can.
And don’t forget small actions by many people can make a huge difference – as the concerned parent wrote: “There is strength in numbers and I assure you, the numbers are there”.
Dr Muriel Newman
Dr Muriel Newman established the New Zealand Centre for Political Research as a public policy think tank in 2005 after nine years as a Member of Parliament. A former Chamber of Commerce President, her background is in business and education.