I only realised that Tame
Iti and I had something in common when, on Christmas Day 2016 (at 4:00
PM, from memory), I heard Radio New Zealand National broadcasting a lecture/talk/rant
by him on his political views. It seems to me obvious that his talk was broadcast
on Christmas Day in order to make sure that as few people
as possible would actually hear it! Presumably he was given the chance
to broadcast his views as part of some negotiated deal, and he was double-crossed
by not being consulted about when it would be broadcast.
Similarly, I was interviewed for an equally rare programme -- a documentary
on Men's Rights called "Save
The Males" -- and it was only broadcast on TV2 at 11:25pm (on Wednesday
23rd November 2005)! In other words, it was broadcast mid-week
at nearly midnight on TV 2,
which specialises in entertainment programming, with no news or current
affairs. This no doubt ensured that almost no one who would be interested
would know that it was on and almost no one who usually watched that channel
would bother watching it.
In other words, New Zealand is run by White women
who deliberately censor the media for their own political benefit, but allow
men to take figurehead leadership roles, as long as those men implement (somewhat)
White Feminist policies.
"He almost persuaded Shortland
to renounce British sovereignty over a part of New Zealand."
Presumably that refers to at least one of those parts of New Zealand whose
chiefs had not signed the Treaty
of Waitangi. Those parts, therefore, were incorporated into the state
of New Zealand by conquest, rather than by voluntary cession. As far as I
am aware, Tame Iti's Tuhoe
tribe was one of those which had not signed the Treaty. As far as I am
concerned, any part of New Zealand whose Maori chief did not sign the Treaty
of Waitangi should be independent. That is just Natural Justice. I argue for
Natural Justice for men, so I also have to argue for Natural Justice for Maoris
(and Whites and everyone else).
I think the
Urewera Raids were aimed at giving the Tuhoe a taste of their own medicine,
because they were believed to be planning to perpetrate terrorist acts on
the rest of the population. The raids were an attempt to make the Tuhoe understand
that their own people would also become victims. The defence case that the
people involved were just training to become security guards is totally implausible,
in my view.
Men have no rights,
but aren't less human.
We blame sexism.