I read that John Key told concerned National Party members over the weekend
“it is important for us to reaffirm to our membership ... what we're doing and what our core fundamental beliefs are."
Being naturally curious to know what those fundamental beliefs might be, I read on, discovering that the only principle on offer to be the blunt statement: “there is no room for separatism in New Zealand.”
Reflect on that for a moment. The New Zealand Prime Minister has just announced that one of his party’s fundamental beliefs is there is no room for separatism in New Zealand, while presiding over a government that is propped up by a race-based party who sits on race-based seats—a government that administers a Maori Affairs department; a taxpayer-funded Maori television station; sundry taxpayer-funded Maori radio stations; a “whanau-based” welfare system; “TeachNZ” scholarships for Maori students; Maori quotas in the civil service; Maori quotas in education and training; compulsory Treaty studies in schools; veto power over private developments vested in iwi planning authorities; the bogus concepts of “kaitiakitanga,” “mauri,” and “Treaty Principles” contaminating NZ’s laws; millions of dollars given to Maori “community organisations” for things they don’t do; hundreds of millions of dollars given to tribalists for things we didn’t do; and the official abandonment of “one law for all.”
Nope. No separatism here at all.
Irony is too small a word to use to describe this gap between what was said by National’s leader and what is being done in his name.
Face it, readers, there is only one fundamental belief of the National Party: staying in power. And the number-one fact in evidence over the last eighteen months is this: is they have no idea what they’re in power for. Which means they’re easy prey to anyone who actually does have principles, however bad.
UPDATE: Just in case you’ve forgotten, it was National’s Doug Graham who, when he was Minister in Charge of Treaty Capitulations, told New Zealanders: “The sooner we realise there are laws for one and laws for another, the better."
Nope. No room for separatism in the National Party at all.