Racist Councils Hall Of Infamy – 2018
Western Bay of Plenty
Why do so many councillors want to pervert the democratic process by which they themselves were elected?
Why do those same councillors foist their personal racist views on to their ratepayers? They do so on the flimsy excuse that it’s too costly to allow ratepayers a democratic vote. And then – to add insult to injury – they moan loudly about the greater cost, afterwards, when the higher cost aftermath of a retrospective poll is totally and absolutely a consequence of their unilateral racist actions. I.e. An increased cost to ratepayers that is entirely of the councillors’ own making!
Councillors cannot be ignorant of the fact that the cost to ratepayers exercising their democratic rights to reverse their council’s racist proclivities will cost so much more than asking ratepayers in the first place! Or do those councillors actually know, but simply don’t care? The “we were elected to govern” syndrome. Ring a bell?
Almost every time that democracy is given a chance, the racists lose. But the pro-racist councillors among us just don’t get it, do they?
Keep in mind that – no matter what – the cost of council democracy is always borne by ratepayers.
It’s just that racist councils and councillors seem to be more than willing to force their after-their-racist-decision and most expensive ratepayer poll option on to ratepayers. (So easy to squander other people’s money, isn’t it?)
In the five areas of New Zealand mentioned above, sterling citizens associated with 1Law4All and Hobson’s Pledge are stoically striving to re-enable, re-invigorate and reinforce democracy. Even then, the racists still moan, as shown in the media excerpt, below:
The Kaikoura District Council voted to establish a Maori Ward at the next election but Hobson’s Pledge said voters need to make their own decision.
However, Rakautara woman Ngaio Te Ua said it was discriminatory that legislation penalised the forming of a Maori Ward by allowing five per cent of the electorate to demand a binding poll which could overturn the unanimous decision.
There you have it! Not only is democracy discriminatory in the eyes of part-Maori racists, democracy also penalises those same, poor racists.
Tut, tut! How could that be?
If you’re a ratepayer in Palmerston North . . . .
Further reading . . .
Maori wards petition Whakatane.
Democracy Is Disturbing To Some
Masterton Council Candidates Say Independent Survey Is ‘Disturbing.’
Racist Subversion Of New Zealand’s Democracy (Continued)
. . . Connecting . . . the . . . dots . . .