I have been a Bob Jones fan ever since he decided to put his money where his mouth is and try to legitimately influence political change in this country.
The fact that their idea of “equal” is more accurately described as “selected” is unfortunately lost on most political observers is a tragedy in itself.
I hasten to add that the reason for this apparent oversight is simply because most of the media are slavish to the same failed doctrine as those who promote it unashamedly.
In this context, I was impressed to read a somewhat “throwaway” line that Bob Jones used in one of his daily contributions to a number of this country’s more reputable blogs.
In a piece headed “reality on racism” he quotes a Black American economist and academic, Thomas Sowell who observes - “when people get used to preferential treatment, equal treatment seems like discrimination.”
I believe that brief wise comment sums up the current state of race relations in this country more accurately than all the rest of the garbage justifying the implementation of the woke agenda or the introduction of divisive legislation that will put us back a hundred years, combined.
We are on a path to self destruction that will set people against each other based on ethnicity and we appear to have little desire as a collective community to react in an effort to arrest this betrayal of all citizens - particularly future generations.
Why are we so gutless that we meekly accept the imposition of these undemocratic programmes by local body and central government politicians without so much as a “please explain why your ideas are considered to be in our best interests?”
How many more times must we endure the arrogant misrepresentation of our local history as justification for the introduction of laws that will promote seperate development on a scale never seen since the signing of the treaty one hundred and eighty one years ago.
In the meantime, the woke machine rolls on crushing any attempt to push back, blithely confident in outcomes that are knowingly licensed against the will of the people.
Come on Kiwis!
There is still time to regain control of your own destiny. And the good news is that we can make it happen using what is left of the democratic process.
Not need to take to the streets just yet.
But the rumblings are there that give us an insight into what might happen if we don’t choose the less violent option while it is still available.
The ballot box is the preferred way to go.
Clive Bibby is a commentator, consultant, farmer and community leader, who lives in Tolaga Bay.