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Doug Graham: Who has got to him?

Doug Graham: Who has got to him?

By Alan Duff

Published in the Rotorua Review 17 June 2017

There is no sense of remorse, or evidence of a conscience, or awareness of the extent of his public humiliation that will make Tuku Morgan apologise.

So this columnist is not going to waste more breath on him or his foolish political friends, who seem intent on going down with his ship already with just its prow out of the water.

If they sink with him, they’ll know who to blame for their lack of judgement and political cowardice.

Talking of judgement, ex-Justice Minister Doug Graham’s statements that we must all come to terms with there being one law for Maori and another for the rest of New Zealand is about as dunderheaded and “got at” as you can get. Brown men in suits down there in the capital must have got at him. Sly old brown foxes must have turned the hunt on him and made him the pursued.

He’s taken European legal principle and thrown it into the pot cooked up by cunning, self-serving jokers with the gall, the fee-charging effrontery, to call themselves Maori, representing, no-one bothers to check, themselves – a small group of them.

Doug Graham wont go down in history as the man who did so much to settle the long-standing Maori land grievances, not with statements like this. Instead, he’ll be remembered as the white man who sold out his fellow New Zealanders, part-Maori and non-Maori, to a bunch of brown gangsters and their pale brown thugs.

*(He’ll have lots of company in that club – John Key, Nick Smith, Bill English, Chris Finlayson and many others)

Undemocratic

There cannot be one law for Maori and another for the rest. It is undemocratic, divisive in the extreme. And anyway, it’s so stupid when you try to think of its application you would be right to question the intelligence of its advocates like Graham.

What happens to mixed blood marriages and their offspring? What are the children in the eyes of the law – Maori, European, half of each, what? Is my European wife under a separate law from myself?

Are our children, being quarter Maori, about the same percentage as Sir Tipene O’Regan, one or the other? Which part of their anatomy holds the trout-licence exemption? The eyes that spot the fish and think of which fly to tie? Or the hands and arms that cast the rod? Do their European first cousins fish along side them under threat of the law if they don’t have a fishing licence?

Can the law be broken by their mother but not me for the exact same recreational activity and catching fish which are not traditional but introduced? Is Doug Graham the ass the law can sometimes be?

What about our sports teams, say a rugby team? Same citizenry rights, to vote, to go to war, civil freedoms, but under separate law for certain things? Did Doug Graham see none of this when he opened his mouth? Can he really be that blind, that monumentally stupid, not to mention gutless for not standing up to these gangsters, that he fails to see the ramifications for his country? Has he got some sort of an agenda?

Screaming

Most of us are tired of screaming about lazy Maoris wanting money for nothing. Most of us are appalled at seeing Maoris attempt to carve up a state funded Maori television station among themselves while telling us they’re out for our interests.

Education trusts spend the money on paying burgeoning bureaucracy higher and higher salaries and perks, leaving nothing for the education. Tribal trusts blow their iwi’s funds. We’re still arguing four years later over the quarter billion dollar fisheries handout.

But the consultants and lawyers are still being paid. Public funding has become the Maori equivalent to robbery without arms. Hands are all that are needed. Fast ones. Working hard and having a work ethic, is considered dumb.

The best thieves get the most honour. They pin medals on their chests. The rest of Maoridom gets the pie in the sky promises whilst these jokers eat up large here on earth. The message goes out to Maoris that it’s a good thing not to earn money by the sweat of your own brow, just fill out the application form. And kick up brown hell if you get questioned too hard, let along turned down.

Accountants

Every state dollar meant to be thrown at Maori “problems” becomes only a “problem” for the accountants of the brown mafia as to where to channel the dosh. Hundreds and hundreds of millions of dollars meant to help “cure” Maori social woes and all they’ve done is get worse. Any wonder when the money’s not reaching anywhere near the problem.

Maoris now shamelessly kick up when they’re not consulted on every tiny civil matter. They kick up when they lose a legal argument, whine when public funding comes with a demand for accountability. They whine even when it doesn’t because it’s never enough. Neglectful Maori parents – of which the country’s overwhelming majority are Maori – never get it that you have to tell children their existence is wonderful.

They never get it that you have to make sacrifices for your children to advance beyond what you got given. They’ll continue to not get the picture on anything so long as they’ve got politicians like Doug Graham telling them they live under separate laws and rules.

This column is contributed and does not necessarily reflect the views of the Rotorua Review.

*Comment in green added by 1Law4All.

DECISION SHOWS COUNTRY IS SLIDING INTO SEPARATISM

Letter to the Editor: Hawke’s Bay Today
by 1Law4All Party President
Dr Tom Johnson PhD

A Photo of the Maori King's son

Irish political philosopher Edmund Burke stated: “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”

History has repeatedly shown that basic rights and principles cannot be altered or reduced without opening the way to tyranny.

The recent pitiful judicial decision to exonerate the Tainui Maori King’s son from criminal offence is a case in point. It is just another of the almost daily occurrences that shows the country’s continual slide into separatism.

Special treatment before the courts as in this case, the appointment of unelected and unaccountable Maori representatives to numerous local body committees on bogus claims of partnership and the payment at the taxpayers’ expense of millions of dollars on spurious Treaty grievances are just a few of the examples that endorse the fact that 85 per cent of New Zealand is held to ransom by a Maori iwi elite who are interested only in fulfilling their own greedy objectives.

It is ironic that in New Zealand this iwi elite and their supporters are hellbent on establishing racial separatism and race-based privilege at the same time much of the rest of the world is trying to establish democracy.

Their efforts will ultimately fail through the contradictions in their own policies but it will not be before the process produces conflict and probable bloodshed.

THE RORTS AND CORRUPTION OF THE TREATY “GRAVY TRAIN” INDUSTRY WILL CONTINUE UNTIL NEW ZEALANDERS SAY ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.

Abraham Lincoln, during the American Civil War, stated that “a house divided against itself cannot stand.”

Our once blessed and peaceful country is in for a rough future because of the apathy and complacency of its population who lack the courage to stand up to the insidious encroachment of racism. Whatever happened to Governor Hobson’s “He iwi tahi tatou” (“Now we are one people”)?

If we do nothing to prevent this loss of democracy and the principles of equality, tyranny will prevail.

Letters to the Editor – Sunday Star Times

Last week I did a post on Colin Espiner’s opinion piece in the Sunday Star Times.

Apparently the Sunday Star Times received 70 letters to the editor about that article. Here are the ones they actually published:

SST Letters 1aSST Letters 1baSST Letters 1caSST Letters 1da

SST Letters 3SST Letters 2

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