We in New Zealand are so fortunate to have academics like Dr Bruce Moon who are willing to stand up and take on the misinformation / lies / propaganda about the Treaty Of Waitangi that flows through the MSM with frightening regularity.
In today’s blog, Bruce takes on ‘Associate Professor’ Maria Bargh of Victoria University.
Her bio says the following “She has supervised PhD and MA theses on topics including New Zealand politics, Māori land issues, Māori rights and identity and how Pākehā work as allies with Māori Maria is active in providing commentaries to the media and community groups about elections, Māori politics and issues around Māori rights.”
When one reads what she wrote about the Treaty in today’s blog, it become obvious she is not an academic at all, in the traditional sense. Rather, she is simply an activist, unconcerned about truth and honesty. Traditional academics are very particular about telling the truth.
Maria is not concerned.
You can read what she wrote and Bruce’s brilliant response here
Anyone who want in-depth history about Tiriti o Waitangi, why it came about, who was involved, what it is can find all they want and need to know here :
There will be a loot of information many are unaware of and much that the government, the corporate kaumātua and assorted grifting descendants of turekareka don’t want you to know.
This is a gold mine which every Kiwi should read.
Treaty said equal rights in the 4th draft and the maori version Maori have been given whatever they got on no basis .Except in goodwill..sieze it all back. Or just be equal,maori genes will interspersed eventually,have the same rights as whites.oh they do alreadyF…k nz if they have more rights. It will be apartheid
Appplying our current concepts of ownership to 19th century New Zealand is a serious mistake.
Prior to the introduction of the British system of government and laws, by the New Zealand Constitution Act of 1852, our current concept of “ownership” did not exist.
Occupation of territory and property were established and defended by FORCE and were temporary.
Modern people cannnot understand what this country was like prior to the establishment of the British system of government and law.
There was no nation, no nationality, no government, no law and order, no civil order and NO LEGAL TITLE TO OWNERSHIP OF PROPERTY.
MIGHT WAS RIGHT!
The introduction of British law provided memebrs of the various tribal groups with “ownership” of limited areas of land and access to the resorces in these lands but it never extablished any title to ownership of the rest of the lands and resources.
People need to know about and read the New Zealand Constitution Act of 1852 because that is really our “founding document”. It does not even mention the Treaty of Waitangi, any partnership with the British crown or special “indigenous rights”.
The system of government is clearly described and there is no referrence to co-governance.
Once New Zealand became a British Colony, a system of granting, registering and protecting legal title to ownership of property was introduced and established.
There were large aras of land called “waseland” that were not occupied by any individuals or groups with a legal claim to ownership. These became the common property, resources and assets that were held by the crown on behalf of all the people,
The Maori Ownership narrative is completely ficticious and misleading because the primitive individuals and their tribes did not own anything in the way we now understand ownership.
New Zealand is a strange place in which the majority of the people are obsessed with a simple historical document that was only a temporary measure required to create civil order and civilization in a chaotic tribal society of anarchy and ongoing violence.
Dr Charles, thank you so much for this. Perhaps you could write a blog for us on the New Zealand Constitutional Acts of 1852 as it relates to the terrible issues we are facing today with so called ‘co-governance’. Keep it simple though, and as short as possible, maybe even a series, because I am trying to reach the average person on the street with quality accurate thruthful information, not academics.
Thanks Charles, such a critical point is that the concept of “ownership” as we know it did not exist, so the notion of “Maori lands” boils down to Maori roamed rather than owned.
“The inconvenient truth”
Maori we’re and still are a tribal race of people who occupied the land and roamed at will, taking whatever they wanted from whoever they wanted.
The documented history of raiders such as Te Rauparaha and Te Waharoa are fact and unfortunately for the current crop of politicians, simply can’t be swept under the carpet.
These raiders preyed upon fellow Maori and overcame them by force. With the availability and overwhelming power of the European musket, this task was made so much more effective and would have decimated the Maori population had it not been for the introduction of law and order introduced and effected by the British Crown.
Contrary to popular belief the British colonialist armies did not traverse the country, wiping out Maori tribes wherever they found them. This was actually the preserve of Maori themselves, which can be easily verified by studying factual writings such as the musket wars.
Maori had regularly dispossessed each other of lands long before the so called Treaty of Waitangi was signed, by only those who sought protection from the Crown. This protection was required in order for lesser tribes to exist without fear of annihilation, from Maori raiding tribes. Had the Treaty not been created or signed then the Maori as a people would have been annihilated by the prodigious use of the musket by Maori against Maori. The value of a musket to Maori was far greater than 1000’s of acres of land.The musket gave unprecedented power over lesser tribes, which was and still is the Maori way.
In conclusion the Maori tribes who’s stock in trade was raiding, were well aware of the value and potency of the musket, which they sought and obtained whenever and however they could. They did so for one reason only and it was most definitely not to protect themselves from the colonialists or the Crown.
The perpetual rewriting of history by political traitors is overwhelming New Zealand society and spreading fear through racial intimidation. Co Governance would be the end of New Zealand as we know it and a criminal act by a treacherous government, operating outside the law and every principle of democracy.
Democracy has been threatened many times in history and millions have given their lives to protect and maintain it. But for some strange reason this government has managed to override and crush it without firing a shot.
How is that legally possible and why have they not been held to account ?