Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Tony Orman: Unity is Being Eroded by Division


Recently in the US, at an “Over-population Conference”  in Washington DC, a former  Governor of Colorado Richard D Lamm spoke on the startling subject, how to destroy America. 
            
Before he spoke an eminent college professor Victor Hansen Davis talked about his latest book, 'Mexifornia,' explaining how immigration - both legal and illegal was destroying the entire state of California.

Richard D Lamm followed describing eight methods for the destruction of the United States.

His first one riveted the audience.  'First, to destroy America, turn America into a bilingual or multi-lingual and bicultural country. -- History shows that no nation can survive the tension, conflict, and antagonism of two or more competing languages and cultures. It is a blessing for an individual to be bilingual; however, it is a curse for a society to be bilingual.” 
            
Lamm continued “The histories of bilingual and bicultural societies that do not assimilate are histories of turmoil, tension, and tragedy. Canada, Belgium, Malaysia, and Lebanon all face crises of national existence in which minorities press for autonomy , if not independence. -- France faces difficulties with Basques, Bretons, Corsicans and Muslims.”
             
Lamm further explained the steps towards destruction of America:-
  • Invent 'multiculturalism' and encourage immigrants to maintain their culture. 
  • Celebrate diversity rather than unity. 
  • Make the fastest growing demographic group the least educated. 
  • Get big foundations and business to give these efforts lots of money. 
  • Establish the cult of “Victimology.”  In other words  get all minorities to think that their lack of success was the fault of the majority. 
  • Start a grievance industry blaming all minority failure on the majority.
  • Make it taboo to talk about anything against the cult of 'diversity.' 
Discussion would be stopped and thinking paralysed by  counter accusations of 'racist' or 'xenophobe' he added.  
            
Richard Lamm’s address received no applause - only a stunned silence.
            
“ Every American in that room knew that everything Lamm enumerated was proceeding methodically, quietly, darkly, yet pervasively across the United States today. Discussion is being suppressed,” said a report.        
             
In New Zealand is discussion suppressed by accusations of “racist” and “xenophobia”? After all, immigration is a hot topic. NZ First leader Winston Peters has been strongly opposed to uncontrolled immigration. In a recent speech Peters said “having near 72,000 plus net immigrants settling here permanently every year is way too much for our small society.”
            
Immediately the cries of 'racist' or 'xenophobe' - just as Richard Lamm described - followed. But name calling suffocates and stifles sensible debate.
            
Immigration is an important debate but so is the bigger picture around New Zealand’s lack of a population policy relative to not only composition but size also. 
            
Richard Lamm’s reference to the “grievance industry”  and “victimology” raises issues around the Treaty of Waitangi.  Surely the Treaty of Waitangi’s fundamental intent was to create “one society” and avoid a divided one? Besides that would have been synonymous with the egalitarian society, which early Europeans deliberately set up, on the basis of opportunity for all - regardless of wealth and/or ethnicity.
            
Our European forebears wished to rid themselves of a feudal system that gave privilege to the wealthy upper class. In an egalitarian society, there are no privileges. Everyone is equal with equal opportunity. It was written into laws such as around trout fishing and duck shooting where fish and game, unlike the UK, are public resources available to all.
            
Besides, all New Zealanders are now of mixed ancestry.
            
Undeniably some unscrupulous early European settlers did by deceit and deception, acquire land. Yet before European settlement Maori chiefs conquered tribes by war-like force and seized land and treasures. What is the difference, except one was by trickery and the other by aggressive assault? 
            
But sadly we are increasingly divided and even bilingually too. Several years ago I attended a Marlborough fisheries meeting where “Maori” speakers spoke for 30 minutes in Maori, then left without translation of their oratory, leaving the remaining attendance to converse in English and wondering what the previous speakers had said.
            
Today a number of my friends have Maori ancestry but all firmly believe the Treaty’s aim was “one people”. Yet I sense a reluctance from those friends to publicly speak up for fear of being branded “racist”.
            
In the 1960s, I played in Hawkes Bay senior rugby in a team broadly comprising a mix of New Zealanders with European and Maori ancestry. We all got on fine and such was the team spirit, we became labelled as the “giant killers” of the competition taking down teams boasting All Blacks.
            
Oh for that teamwork today as a nation.

Tony Orman is a Marlborough-based journalist, author and conservationist.

9 comments:

Barry said...

I think that government racial discrimination in favour of part-Maoris is destroying the unity in New Zealand.

Anonymous said...

Well said Tony...

Brian said...

The Great Division.
Who would have thought thirty years ago of the division which is now occurring within our society? It has reached such proportions that unless we get a Parliament and Government willing to stand by the principal that all of us must be treated equally; without any so-called cultural or indigenous exceptions we will eventually descend into civil strife.
For successive governments to continue giving way to this political blackmail, in order to stay in power, by subsidizing Maori which gives them advantages beyond the rest of us is totally contrary to living in a democracy.
Richard D. Lamm has spoken clearly on what will happen should we allow this situation to continue and develop; it is a situation that must be self evident to all political parties and is referred to in the late Barbara Tuchman’s book “The March of Folly”(first chapter) entitled “Pursuit of Policy Contrary to Self Interest”! He is certainly right that such a continuation here in this country, of a policy which places Maori ahead of the rest will destroy this country.
New Zealand Governments have become puppets to the will and demands of the United Nations at the expense of us all. Another casualty is democracy itself; and the only glimmer of hope on the horizon is that President Trump secures another term in office. There is little doubt that he would, in a second term, demand at least a total re-organisation of this monolith, otherwise the USA would stop it huge payment to this largest bureaucracy.
Tony Orman was right to bring this to our attention, and the savage effect it is having on our New Zealand way of life.
Brian

David Tranter said...

Reminded me of Enoch Powell's warning of "rivers of blood" all those years ago ...... And how he was demonized for saying it.
Well said Tony.
David Tranter
Queensland

Anonymous said...

I must fully agree with Tony Orman! One cannot get a permit to mine the likes of gold or change of land use without Iwi OK! I am not a racist , I have a part Maori daughter in law and several Maori friends but just how can Maori Allblacks be non Racist! The recent Trespass prosecution of Anti 1080 campaigner Peter Lusk on the West Coast, on Ngai Tahu land, by Police smacks of a sellout by Ngai Tahu to the Crown. Also just how can the Judge not allow Peter's witness's to give evidence (pressure from higher up the foodchain?) I used to look up to all Maori Tribes because of them being at one with their land, native bush and bird species but certainly will have to rethink in Ngai Tahu's case! I wish I could be registered as a charity and all my business's pay no tax! Annoyed New Zealander!

Dick said...

What an article. It should be compulsory reading, aloud, by the Speaker or Clerk of the House at the start of parliament each day for a week. It may take longer for the reality to sink in so readings might need to be repeated as a reminder.

Dick

NEIL HAYES QSM said...


The whole scenario is an extremely sad indictment on our politicians and our political process.
When my wife & I arrived in New Zealand in 1962 we never looked on Maori as being anything but Kiwi's; in fact there was only Kiwi's & Bloody Poms!
During our 55-years here we have worked with people from numerous places in the world and all have the same philosophy, which is to make New Zealand the best place in the world to live.
Sadly, this vision has been steadily, but surely, eroded by political insanity! But there is still hope that things will improve after the September election - when this insanity is eliminated!

Kevin said...

But why does National want to destroy the country?

Bruce said...

The essence of the Treaty of Waitangi is 'one Law For All'