published for me, the article A Step Too Far https://www.nzcpr.com/a-step-too-far-bi-cultural-partnership/ in which I debunked the myth that the Crown ceded Sovereignty to Maori and exposed the fact New Zealand is a country of many cultures and is not Bi Cultural.
That, was going to be ‘it’, for my contribution to the disturbing trend of racial division which lurks latent as a menace to the harmony of New Zealand.
However, before this week had past, Dr Don Brash drew attention to a threat with more enduring consequences than the tsunami that threatened to plunder our pastures.
From Mediawatch, 2:37 pm today:
An article published in the Northland Age newspaper on Tuesday and on the New Zealand Herald website has been withdrawn after it was condemned as racist - and publisher NZME says it won't publish Dr Michael Bassett's work on its platforms.
The managing editor of publisher NZME, Shayne Currie, told RNZ the article was “unacceptable” and commentary from the former cabinet minister and historian “will no longer appear on our platforms.”
What did my former university lecturer and former opponent in parliament say?
Here’s a cut & paste from Mediawatch:
“All things derived from Europe, except our creature comforts, must be set aside as we are expected to embrace all things Māori,” he wrote.
“It won’t be long before the woke who are driving all of this insist on officially changing our country’s name."
The article criticised increasing use of ‘Aotearoa,’ teaching New Zealand history in schools, plans for bi-lingual street names and RNZ reporters adopting Māori words and phrases.
He also claimed “excessive” land confiscations after the wars of the 1860s “came on top of damage Māori had already done to themselves.” and claimed Māori were “thin on the ground in the Auckland area in 1840.”
“When will Aucklanders - and New Zealanders as a whole - stop cringing and wake up to what is being done to their culture, and largely with their money?” he concluded.
As one commentator observes: “This is an outrageous affront to democracy.”
Dr Brash suggests: “This means that Stuff, NZME, RNZ and Media Works now accept only one interpretation of New Zealand history and will publish no dissenting view, even by a highly regarded historian like Michael Bassett.”
And what is the solution?
The creation of a new news channel?
Possibly – but I suggest the easier solution is to vote in the next General Election, for a political party which is committed to addressing this assault on what you want for your country.
Ross Meurant, graduate in politics both at university and a 9-year term Member of Parliament; formerly police inspector in charge of Auckland police spies; currently Honorary consul for an African state; Trustee and CEO of Russian owned commercial assets in NZ and has international business interests.