Saturday, October 6, 2012

The Treaty: Con Or Cream

Prepare for the fur to fly!
TV3 News reports controversial ad-man John Ansell will this Monday launch a new "racial equality" campaign, aimed at exposing what he calls The Treatygate Con.
Ansell created the 2005 Iwi/Kiwi billboards and ACT's 2011 "Fed up with pandering to maori radicals?" ad. He quit as ACT Party marketing director in July 2011, after criticising "white cowards" for not standing up to maori radicals.
He plans to officially launch the $2m Colourblind New Zealand campaign "to expose and expunge the corrupt Treaty industry" and end racial favouritism.
He says he shares Martin Luther King's dream of a country where people are judged on their character, not their skin: "A Colourblind State is a New Zealand where every citizen has equal rights, lives under the one law, votes on the one electoral roll, and whose taxes are spent by the state according to need, not race."
Ansell believes NZers have been lied to about the infamous Treaty's origins: "For 40 years the state, a large number of its teachers and professors, and any number of Treaty Grievers, have been telling us that our British pioneer forebears were a bunch of land-grabbing, money-grubbing crooks, bent on ripping off the poor innocent, gullible maori." He believes the govt's constitutional review (part of its support deal with the Maori Party) will see a written constitution created "with the false version of the Treaty at its core" to make non-maori NZers second-class citizens.
He wants input from likeminded kiwis about what the campaign's next steps should be: suggestons include a referendum to scrap the Treaty.
There are many in NZ who feel the same as John. There's also a large number who'll object: liberal do-gooders, those who feel under attack culturally, or simply because they're fat on the Treaty back.
Expect a shit-slinging fight over this one! Roll out the Harawiras! 

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