Former Prime Minister Muldoon would be spinning in his grave if he could witness today’s atrocity, the NZ Human Rights Commission that his govt gave birth to in 1977.
It currently operates under legislation called the “Human Rights Act 1993”, an inspiration of the Bolger National party. This act, now incorporating the nonsense of the Yogyakarta principles (introduced under the Key govt, and a concept that would leave Muldoon glassy eyed), forms the basis of the horrendous stain on freedom and democracy the HRC is in 2017.
So the HRC was born of National, and continued by National, not the least over the last eight years, when they could have done something about it if they cared to, but they obviously did not. In fact, they made it worse than ever when Judith Collins appointed a squash playing clown to the Race Commissioner’s position.
Devoy’s job is supposed to be to make NZ a united society. She appears to have no idea how to do this and instead runs around trying to drive wedges into our racial relationships, and deny NZ any kind of cultural homogeneity.
Her views appear to be driven by hard left ideology, and her recent statements on President Trump’s temporary ban on visitors and immigrants from countries where terrorism germinates have confirmed this.
One would think a Commissioner would have some basic level of common sense, especially when the HRC has an ever growing number of employees whose salaries exceed $100,000. Eleven in 2014. Seventeen in 2016.
In 2002 the HRC’s budget was $1.53 million. Today it is close to $10 million, and $6.6 million of that goes on wages. There is a further $4 million budgeted for employee entitlements. Susan Devoy’s salary is $232,947. She received a $6000 pay rise this year. This is a big and growing operation, and one would think it would need competent management.
Here is Devoy’s reaction to the Trump executive order as reported in NZ’s ghastly anti-Trump MSM-
“So many of us are feeling helpless but the one thing we can do is let our own decision-makers know that we will not allow hatred and intolerance to spread and become normalised here at home,” Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy said.
Devoy said she had spoken to tearful Kiwi Holocaust survivors who never thought they’d “witness a return to the politics of hatred, division and racism in their lifetime”.
“We need zero tolerance for hatred not just in our politics but in our everyday lives; we cannot afford to be bystanders and ignore injustice,” she said.
It was a good reminder to New Zealand politicians to “keep it clean” as the country approached the next general election, she said.
This is of course a gross over-reaction, and rather than benefit race relations it merely fans the flames of an already volatile situation. Devoy’s unwise comments, based on her uncritical acceptance of biased and untrue reporting, (fake news) demonstrate she’s just not smart, and too dumb to be part of management running a $10 million budget. Should she also be receiving a salary of near a quarter of a million taxpayer dollars?
Trump was elected by a free and fair election. (well at least fair in the sense that the cheating was all against Trump) Immigration reform was a major part of his campaign. Opinion polls that approve of his action two to one show he has ongoing support for his policies.
The executive order is not a “Muslim ban”. If you’re a Christian or an atheist or of any other religion, born in or a citizen of any of the seven listed countries, you will be affected by the temporary order. Muslims from other countries, including those with the largest Muslim populations, are not affected.
The order is scheduled to only exist for 90 days or until improved vetting procedures are put in place by the Trump administration. (A fairly small inconvenience considering the 15 years of inconvenience of over the top airport security all travelers have had to suffer since Muslims started hi-jacking planes and flying them into skyscrapers.)
Devoy’s statements wrongly attribute so much hate and bigotry to the Trump administration. They again therefore fan the flames of division and dissent.
They assist the anti-democratic global socialist movement who detest Trump as an obstacle to a plan that has so far been going along so well.
The burnings and destruction at Berkeley university (California) are driven and legitimized by the left wing rhetoric amplified by Dame Susan Devoy.
There is further outrageous over-reach in matters political by Dame Devoy, with her threat to NZers to “keep it clean” in the upcoming election. If she has any right at all to control what NZers say and think on these matters, then if this is a civilised country governed on free and democratic principles, she should not have that right.
Dame Susan and her atrocious fascist divisive hate mongering department of thought and speech control are a product of the National Govt and have continued to exist only with the connivance of the National Govt. Think about this fact when you place your vote in the upcoming election.