In the words of Austin Powers - Yeah, baby!
I watched Judith Collins' speech to the National Party Northern Convention with uncontained surprise and welcome relief. I was beginning to think our champion of traditional Kiwi values had developed agoraphobia or been infected by the woke virus, for which there is currently no cure.
Finally, it appears our main opposition party has drifted out of the doldrums and set course to join ACT in challenging Labour’s separatist agenda. There will doubtless be many mainstream media (MSM) storms along the way but, with a determined captain and crew, there is now a good chance that New Zealand will not have to endure another term of left-wing, socialist division, brainwashing and propaganda.
Collins has finally brought Labour’s He Puapua report officially into the public sphere. It’s been doing its best to hide in Nanaia Mahuta’s bottom drawer at the Beehive, covered by the unabridged version of Hans Christian Anderson’s fairy tales and the self-help volume “Let’s get Spiritual!”. Meanwhile, Jacinda has been enacting snippets of it which are rushed through parliament under urgency. There’s now a real possibility that the public can be properly informed of what’s in store for them if they continue to elect Labour-Green governments.
The speech struck all the right chords and left listeners in no uncertain terms about National’s broad values and vision for the country going forward. Just as importantly, it clearly spelled out the party’s opposition to Labour’s racist agenda. There has been a lot of frustration amongst people, concerned with the future direction that Labour has mapped out for NZ. Made even worse by our MSM, largely compliant with the government’s covert plans and happy to suppress any news which reflects badly on Jacinda.
The question of how to make the population aware of these proposed important and fundamental changes to every sphere of public life has been pressing. It would appear that Judith has answered that question by prising open Labour’s Pandora’s Box and all the nasties inside have been revealed. National’s job now is to stomp on the lid and make sure it doesn’t close again.
I would imagine our “fair and balanced” MSM will do their utmost to cover this embarrassing revelation up by either simply not reporting it or playing the racist card and accusing National of being anti-Maori. The online social media mobs will predictably support them and whip up a frenzy of woke vitriol, typical of zealots who have a massive tanty when someone has the affront to hold an alternative opinion.
National and ACT have to stand strong on this issue and keep it in the public domain. They have to stick to their message and make clear to ALL New Zealanders the consequences of allowing Labour to turn NZ into a separatist state, where belonging to one race gets you gold card rights, benefits, power and wealth not available to the rest of us.
Is “Crusher Collins” finally back, ready to take on the “Red Devils”? Let’s hope so!
Derek Mackie is a geologist with a keen interest in current affairs.
Well said! I too felt excited and relieved by Judith Collins' speech. At last there should be some proper Parliamentary opposition to Labour's separatist agenda - as long as Judith holds her nerve. Here's hoping she stays strong.
I was in and out of the TVNZ 6 pm News this weekend but didn't see it mentioned. A sign of what the country is up against. TVNZ News is up there with news bulletins in Russia, China and North Korea in terms of Government propaganda. However, thrilled that Judith did that speech.
I have read various reports on this at the weekend and I read somewhere that medical/health professionals will be required to do compulsory training and gain competency in Te Reo. Is that the mark of a free country when people will be coerced to learn a language to, I assume, keep their jobs.
Lets hope this signals the start of the fight back! Of course Newstalk ZB had a clip this morning of the scribble-faced cowboy MP saying this was an appeal to the 'far right' - as if wanting to stop racial division could be described that way. Time to FIGHT BACK!! Bring it on!!!!
Phil said: "Is that the mark of a free country when people will be coerced to learn a language to, I assume, keep their jobs."
In a parallel universe, New Zealanders elect a new government.
A group of political activists persuade the government that passing a law to make stamp collecting an official national hobby is a good idea.
In 1987, this government legislates to make stamp collecting an official hobby. It did not run for office on this plank, but sees no need to ask the people by way of a national referendum.
For fear of being called "hobbyist" most New Zealanders keep their mouths shut.
Over the next 32 years, around $500 million of taxpayers' money per annum -- which could have been better-spent elsewhere in terms of bang for bucks – goes into promoting stamp collecting, under the justification that stamp collecting is now an official hobby.
Some $16 billion later, a smaller percentage of people from stamp collecting families collect stamps than at the start of the exercise.
According to the Ministry of Social Development, in the 2013 Census, 21.3% of people from stamp collecting families reported that they could hold an everyday conversation about stamp collecting. This was a decrease from 23.7% in 2006 and 25.2% in 2001. Of the 148,400 people (or 3.7% of the total New Zealand population) who could hold a conversation about stamp collecting in 2013, some 84.5% identified as being from stamp collecting families.
Despite stamp collecting being forced on the nation's children in all kindergartens, primary schools, and intermediate schools; and available as an elective subject at all secondary schools; just 4% of children from non-stamp collecting families in Year 9 or above opted to collect stamps last year.
That 4% shows the lack of support among the non-stamp collecting New Zealand public for compulsory stamp collecting in schools.
Noting these trends, stamp collectors demand that stamp collecting be made mandatory for all high school students to ensure that stamp collecting survives as a hobby, despite the clear lack of interest in its uptake.
Most New Zealanders would have been rightly outraged in 1987 that stamp collecting was made national policy without due process by way of a national referendum being followed.
They'd be further outraged at the massive waste of public money over the succeeding 32 years spent promoting stamp collecting, when this has clearly gone down a black hole for no measurable result.
And they'd be even more outraged at calls to force all students to collect stamps, regardless of their preference for other hobbies.
So how is the equation any different when it comes to someone's hobby language?
Who remembers the Don Brash speech of 2004? The same uplifting feelings experienced by the majority of New Zealanders. National as a political party was saved by the Brash speech. Then disaster, the 'petticoat' wearers of National Party administration started to backpedal and lose the impetus started by Don Brash.
Don't hold your breath, I believe the outcome will be the same for Judith Collins as Don Brash. A sad prediction, but I do not believe the National Party administration has the courage or bottle to do the right thing for New Zealand.
I hope 'Unknown' is wrong because I haven't felt this hopeful for a long time.
Now do your bit. Get out there and start backing up Courageous Collins.
Yes he Paupau is disastrous steering towards what has happened in south Africa. I have a S.A friend and she told me that her sister is a nurse in S.A and she was told that they needed to learn the native language, not talking about the general S.A language but the tribe language of that area, as it was now a requirement to stay in the job.
I can see that coming under he Paupau too.
Only 15% of N.Z people are Maori and not all of them speak fluently Maori, so why should I?
How would that stack up with being discriminated against just because I could not speak Maori? I see it as discrimination so would I have a leg to stand on fighting this?
I will be retiring next year from nursing and it will not effect me however I will not put down the baton of fighting these injustices.
What about all the other cultural languages? There are definitely more than te reo. Native language is important but not to the point it's forced on everyone. If Maori want to hold on to their cultural language they can do that but they won't be able to use it anywhere in the world.
Maori that have left NZ and live in Australia or anywhere else in the world need to be able to speak English right? Ofcourse they do.
Well people unfortunately we must face the truth that successive National governments have sold us out and until the present government was elected they were the worst when it came to appeasing the Maori political elite.
Beginning with Treaty Minister Doug Graham's Ngai Tahu settlement in 1998 and ending with John Key's triple betrayal on these issues: Marine and Coastal Area Act 2011, adoption of the UN Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and acceptance of the Maori Party's demand for a Constitutional Review Panel stacked with Maori Party supporters.
Has everybody forgotten the actions of Christopher Finlayson in his capacity as Attorney-General?
Why would this time be any different than the period following Don Brash's speech in 2004?
I am glad to see some other commenters who see it is too little too late. Judith Collin's earned the title 'Crusher' when she had a single car crushed. National needs to stop dreaming! A single car crushed, a has been PM and a former Air New Zealand CEO are not the saviours of the party. Even a politician jumping into the ocean following the Mayor is not going to change things. National needs a plausible leader.
Do they have one? All talk but no substance.
ACT has a leader but no parliamentary supporters. Not a peep out of any of them Mr Seymour? More bums on seats.
Meanwhile we have Labour politicians advocating anarchy. Labour MPs voting to NOT increase the penalty for criminals endangering health staff, police and police dogs is scary!!! Meanwhile they want us to learn a language with no literature. Esperanso doesn't work nor will Maori. Give them money; we get corruption. Why aren't they using their Treaty Settlements to pay for their wish list?
i have seen judith Collins get thrashed in debates lately. Once on Maori tv where the best she could come up when questioned why she was against the Maori take over, was "well i think we need a discussion around this" and John Campbell interviewed her and kept saying to her, "but you said the word Maori 40 times, do you think that is appropriate" She didnt have the guts to give him his pedigree. She came back with the same gutless lame comments "but dont you think we need a discussion around this" .. She is gutless. She just doesn't have what it takes.. Unfortunately some of nationals other possible leaders would be far worse. I think Luxon would move National even further over to the left as an example..
The only answer is we need to get right wing politicians in to National. Some of you courageous people that speak up need to start running for political office. Replace National leftys with people with centre right values is the only answer.
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