New Zealand is under siege. Its being attacked by a legion of fakes. White people pretending to be Maori. Of course, you can be “Maori” if you feel like one, but this definition is a good indication of how hopelessly out of control the whole Maori grievance industry is. There are no true pure blood Maori. There is though great social and financial benefit in claiming to be one. I started to list these benefits here, but it just became too much. Special treatment in education and healthcare. Special treatment in loan applications. Special treatment under the ETS. Special treatment in parliamentary representation. Special treatment in the workplace. It goes on and on and on.
The whole reason these fakes get away with claiming to be “Maori” is the failure of the rest of NZ, and politicians in particular, to challenge them on their propaganda. One example is John Key’s recent decision to allow the separatist Maori flag to be flown at Waitangi and over the Auckland Harbour bridge. This is not any kind of official flag. It represents no official body. It should not have been flown or given an iota of recognition by the NZ government, let alone by the country’s PM. Key’s weakness gave undue legitimacy to an entirely fake industry that is mostly underpinned by money taken from hard working NZ families. Taken by corrupt cowardly self serving politicians.
Letter to Editor of The Christchurch Press by Maori Martin Te Heuheu published 12 February 1998-
Sir — The misguided visions of certain politicians — Jenny Shipley, Doug Graham, and recently Mike Moore (February 6) — who are convinced that settling Maori grievances will enhance racial harmony, are a manifestation of the blind leading the blind. I do concede that Maori lost land that they had neither the will nor skill to optimise, other than grow puha on. But over the decades we’ve been reimbursed many times — i.e., more than doubled our life span, acquired an education (for those who wanted it), got houses that keep the rain and cold out, and high technology conducive to our everyday needs and wants, etc. The Maori who contribute very little to improved economic growth in this country continue to grizzle. If the civil libertarians want racial harmony, I suggest they ignore “grizzling” Maori, or I can anticipate a back lash.
In an interview with the magazine “The Free Radical” Te Heuheu said-
“If you guys hadn’t come to New Zealand, it’s highly likely that Maori wouldn’t have survived. We were stone age. We were illiterate, and that’s the truth. We’d just about eaten everything there was to eat; the moa was already extinct, and we were eating each other. We would have killed each other off. Now we have the best of everything in the world. While Maori are running around screaming that we’ve been ripped off [by the European] they’re taking advantage of high-tech this and high-tech that. They’re demanding millions of dollars in compensation, plus apologies, and white liberals are sucked into this bullshit.”
Martin Te Heuheu is no pseudo-Maori. His father, Rongomai Te Heuheu who died some years ago, was the brother of Sir Hepi Te Heuheu, paramount chief of Ngati Tuwharetoa, descendant of Tukino Te Heuheu who in the late 1880s deeded the mountains Ruapehu, Tongariro and Ngauruhoe to New Zealand as a national park.
Sir — I suggest Ngai Tahu approach the Queen of England on Treaty ofWaitangi claims. In 1948 New Zealand abrogated the statute of Westminster and became an independent State. My contemporaries and I shouldn’t have to forfeit our money to solve your problems. We’re not responsible for your outrageous allegations. Since the Europeans arrived in this country, they encouraged our stone age ancestors to stop eating each other, taught us how to read and write; gave us the benefit of their medical technology, hence more than doubled our life span; gave us electricity, and so on. How can any “born-again Maori” respond to all this and say we’ve been “ripped off” to the tune of at least $170 million? I’m biologically a richer Maori blood line than most Ngai Tahu, and I’m not complaining while I enjoy my modern equipment.
Its time to end the fake Maori grievance industry and to stop giving special treatment to people of mainly European ancestry who claim to be Maori. The scamming of the NZ taxpayer by a corrupt and self interested political class has to stop.