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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

NZ Constitutional Consultancy a charade

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Anyone who takes the time to participate in political discourse will realise that the process is designed to defeat change - whether the exponents or stewards of such 'purported change' realise it or not. There are a number of reasons why its a charade:
1. The representatives appointed to the panels which preside over the issues in these affairs are selected by the government. i.e. The government is destined to select an appropriate number, ratio and spread of people to make the process look 'broad based', but at the same time, it is destined to avoid giving any consideration to people who are destined to radicalise the agenda by offering ideas too controversial to entertain. In the case of the Constitution Reform issue, you can see that this panel is stacked with liberals, lawyers and Maoris. No one who will make a difference.
2. The terms of reference is the outline establishing what a 'so-called' independent commission or inquiry is supposed to cover in its inquiry. The problem is that such terms are destined to curtail or delimit the scope of the program or inquiry, to the extent of actually directing its outcomes. For instance, this is the terms of reference for an inquiry into Constitutional issues in NZ. It purports to offer direction, but the Terms of Reference are so explicit that they prevent any consideration of political reform. This panel is all about getting a few Maori to sanction the process and the outcome; irrespective of how 'staged' the result. In effect, these people are being paid to give a good show.
3. The person to head the inquiry is very important. In this case the head is a government minister; and that's about as safe as you can go. Sometimes a government will want to appear more detached from the process. When the Australian PM Kevin Rudd pursued an inquiry into human rights; he got a Church clergy to head it. This was another political process. The inquiry went nowhere. It was simply forgotten.
4.  The findings will be confidential or only advice to the government. There will be no requirement for the government to act on the advice; in fact it by shear incompetence in their selection process, that some radical agenda was offered, they could easily bury or publicly castigate the panelists, and never employ them again for such duties. In the case of this NZ Constitutional Inquiry, its clear who is controlling the process - a Catholic Deputy PM Bill English:
"The Deputy Prime Minister and the Minister of Māori Affairs will jointly lead a Consideration of Constitutional Issues. They will consult with a Cross-party Reference Group of Members of Parliament on major findings and reports before reports are made to Cabinet".
Even a hundred years ago there was less government control over the process. In this case, the government cites the fact that it will 'consult widely', however it is far from the most accessible process, and the process by which the report will be tabled is just as flawed. This is a process merely intended to give the greatest reformers 'hope' or 'faith' in a better life. They are dreaming. This is governance which is intended to keep people in their place. It is not about intellectually engaging with people. Its rhetoric which says people are important but fails to treat them as human beings. Consider that even the framework describes its over-arching philosophy, which is to subjugate:

One need only consider how this constitutional issue arose in the first place:
The Relationship and Confidence and Supply Agreement between the National Party and the Māori Party (16 November 2008) agreed to establish a group to consider constitutional issues, including Māori representation.
The National Party had no interest in constitutional reform. It is merely going through the issue because membership of the National Coalition would mean Labour would be forced to give greater consideration to Maoris, and not take them for granted. i.e. Labour had to learn respect because Maori hold a very powerful role - the balance of power - in our extortion based system of representative government. It is this very reason for the Western world to drop the facade and lambast this hopeless system of tyranny for the inefficient and deceptive piece of nonsense it is. This process is not a source of hope; its a deceptive effort to have representatives of Maori sanction the process and to keep the general Maori population waiting....losing faith, until they are so disenfranchised they just die. The government is trying to outlast Maori.
I hope that Pakehe don't view the process this way because white Europeans have more to gain from the process than Maori - precisely because they have less. By way of their good fortune, Pakehe have long believed they already had political rights. Its only when viewed alongside the token respect for Maori sovereignty that you realise how little regard politicians have for 'white fellows'. Pakehe have no voodoo. They are downtrodden after centuries of Western subjugation. Maoris are in contrast empowered by:
1. A sense of pride in their culture and sovereignty
2. A sense of victimisation
3. Liberal sympathies
4. Formal recognition of sovereign claims

Paheke have none of that because they were born subjugated by parents, an education system, a parliament. Look back long enough, they were subjugated by monarchs as well. People are accustomed to thinking so little of themselves, that they just obey and accept the law, irrespective of how irrational or immoral it is. It does not have to be internally consistent, i.e. You can have one standard for politicians, one for others. You can treat low-life one way, business leaders another. You can have statutory laws which breach common law. This is the politicians discretion to keep you in your place. Oh well, when will it end. It won't end with this process. Will it take a new type of leader? This process seems to be above any particular leader? Does it lie in the party machine? This process is intended to keep people subjugated to the entrenched party interests, and that means the people who have fought to get to the top, and who want to preserve the motivation that made the fight worth having, and the legacy, so there is no question of them deserving the spoils of high office.
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