― Winston S. Churchill on the appeasement of Chamberlain at Munich in 1938
No good ever comes from appeasement. All that appeasement achieves is to strengthen the self righteousness of the party being appeased. Bullies thrive on it because they sense it means weakness. Hitler thrived on Chamberlain’s attempt to appease him through the Munich Agreement. Tribal groups in New Zealand have thrived on the Waitangi Tribunal appeasement process.
Are those that identify with the tribal way of life in any way appeased by the process? Is their sense of grievance mollified by the fifty billion dollars worth of assets handed to them by the taxpayers of New Zealand as reparations? Of course not, their sense of grievance has only deepened.
Why do tribes continue year in year out abusing the country’s national day? Because it works. The ToW gravy train gets longer and is stocked with increasingly delicious sauce. The latest carriages to be added to the never ending train include control of the foreshore and seabed, and the highjacking of democracy itself with unelected tribal members being granted voting rights on Councils. That’s a huge step in the direction of tribal governance of New Zealand.
Meanwhile next up for grabs is control of the nation’s fresh water assets.
All that has happened in the forty years on since Waitangi Day replaced New Zealand Day in 1976 is that the tribal sense of grievance has increased. It has been fed by cultural Marxists like Jane Kelsey, who suppress scientific and academic honesty, and elevate myth and minority status.
No government has done more to appease tribal interests that this Key government. His Minister of Appeasement, Chris Finlayson, has extended tribal influence through the justice system by undermining private property rights. Are Key and Finlayson really surprised that freedom of speech, another of the cornerstones of democracy, has been denied them at Waitangi on what has become, for many Kiwis, Appeasement Day?
Key is right to do what 99.99% of New Zealanders will be doing on 6th of February, staying away from Waitangi. But it is too little too late. There will be no ‘supreme recovery of moral health and martial vigour’, no ‘stand for freedom as in the olden time’, just more undermining of democracy, more attempts to form the tribal republic of New Zealand. The surrender is almost complete.
Churchill (of Chamberlain) again
“You were given the choice between war and dishonour. You chose dishonour and you will have war.”
Don’t think for one minute that the people of New Zealand will put up forever with having their democracy trampled on, of having history rewritten to suit the cultural ambitions of a few separatists. In the last resort Kiwis will do what has to be done to bullies. Stand up to them.