We need to dump the Waitangi Treaty (updated with Treaty translations)
As it was never fit for purpose anyway
Sorry for the hit and run posts at the moment, I should be writing more on these topics but there’s a lot going on around me at the moment and it’s a little difficult to concentrate.
This is from Daily Southern Cross (an Auckland paper) on the 26 August 1843 just after the Wairoa “incident” (referred to as a massacre here) and 3 years and a bit after the Waitangi Treaty was supposedly signed. I say supposedly because this article is rather scathing of that process. It is worth reading in full if you have a horse in this race (linked in picture and caption).
There has been much debate over the last few decades about what Kawanatanga means. Now we know that it’s not a Maori word and that it means nothing (allegedly it is Hobson’s invention for “Governorship”).
It’s really time to have a country wide debate about where we want to go in the future because the so called ‘left wingers’ are actually ahead of us in this race and are desperately trying to install their shitty dystopia.
Update: Adding the two English translations of the Maori Treaty (now muddied in the waters of time). Not sure if this is to be found anywhere else but it’s capable of creating fireworks in my view.
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If you have more than just a passing interest in the Treaty, I suggest you read Ned Fletcher’s book The English Text of the Treaty of Waitangi.
It is a disgraceful read, surprising me why the treaty of Waitangi hasn’t been legally challenged.
As the majority of the native chiefs, either refused or were not given the opportunity to sign, an
International Court should have the power to over-rule NZ and make it null and void.
For the few Māori who were enticed by gifts and a few blankets to sign was gross deception.
Australian has just ended a century-long tradition of the monarchy appearing on Australia’s $5 note. The reserve Bank has revealed it will not replace Queen Elizabeth’s image on the note with that of King Charles.
However, this has prompted a culture war with the conservatives and that is what will occur in
It will be an up-hill battle to get anywhere once the conservatives get on their high-horse.