27th Sept 2022
Ross Meurant: To Hold A Pen Is To Be At War
Labels: Politics, Ross Meurant, Separatism
Along with other former Members of Parliament including Hon Michael Bassett, Dr Don Brash, Dr Muriel Newman, Hon John Banks, Graeme Reeves, Hon Richard Prebble to name some, I have taken the up the cudgel by pen, to fight against the blatant racist policies of this Labour government. My days of a sword in hand as a police enforcer are past as it is between tending the roses that I pick up my feathered quill.
But as Voltaire once said: “To hold a pen is to be at war”.
In my view, and as other commentators including left leaning Chris Trotter (1) also now begin to suggest, an emerging outcome of Labour’s racially divisive policies will result in violence on a different scale to 1981 Springbok protests.
Visible protest in the streets, can be handled. (2) The danger is, if the perpetrators of violence, go “invisible” i.e., “underground”.
The temperature is rising. Only a fool would not feel that heat.
Equally vulnerable to violence are politicians promoting division of New Zealand by ethnicity.
If I was still Officer in Command of Police Spies, I would be conducting surveillance/tracking on both anti-Maori separatist and on Maori separatist forit only takes a couple of unstable believers on either side, to lose the plot or OD on meths to ignite a civil war. The technology available today makes this threat even more real.
The temperature is rising. Only incompetent police planning would not have considered the above.
Step Back in Time.
As I trawl back through recent history, I discern an insidious infection of our government has been afoot, at least since 1972 when Maori activist Sid Jackson’s wife Hana, regularly delivered pamphlets: “Kill a White & Die a Hero”. (3)
The other day I looked at what I said in my Maiden Speech (4) in 1987.
The short version? I name a number of Maori whom police had been tracking and what some had been up to. The data was from files I had when in my last role in the police: Inspector in charge of Criminal Intelligence and VIP Security. Passage of time, regrettably, appears to vindicate much of the content of that speech to parliament.
Interestingly, Maori MPs Rt Hon Dr Sir Peter Tapsell and Hon Whetu Tirikatene-Sullivan both crossed the floor from the Labour side to commend me for having the courage to say what I said. On my side of the Chamber, Jim Bolger, Doug Graham and Doug Kidd, glared from afar.
The outcome? My car was torched outside the bedroom window of my seven-year-old daughter.
Who may resort to violence?
“Maori Separatist” label non-Maori opposed to the separatist polices of Labour as “White Supremist” and at the extreme end of opposition to so-called “co governance”, there will be people who may well be in this category.
There is however a far larger and growing catchment of “ordinary Kiwis” who have had enough of Maorification and it only takes one to over-step the line.
At the other end of the paradigm, irrespective of Maori ceding sovereignty to the Crown – this having been definitively asserted by academics and political leaders alike – some Maori threaten to “take back our land by violence”. (5)
Rt Hon Helen Clark once referred to this group as “wreckers and haters”. (6)
The fault for this mess New Zealand now confronts, is not in the stars, but nor exclusively at the doorstep of Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern.
A critical point in time was the focus on some 200 claims by Maori to ownership of the foreshore and seabed. Rt Hon Helen Clark (for whom I have respect) made it clear to the then Chief Justice Sian Elias (for whom I have no respect), following the latter’s speculative commentary about the sanctity of Maori Customary law, that the ultimate law-making body in New Zealand was its Sovereign Parliament.
The outcome of what appeared to me to be a bit of a power play between both ladies, was that Prime Minister Helen Clark’s Labour government in 2004 passed the Foreshore and Seabed Act which deemed the title to be held by the Crown.
Alas! Helen Clark’s protection was repealed and replaced by National’s John Key via the Marine and Coastal Area Act 2011. (7)
By my assessment, the irony of the land grab falls squarely at the feet of former Prime Minister Rt Hon Sir John Key and his Attorney General Chris Finlayson. (8)
But it didn’t start there.
Rt Hon Jim Bolger and Hon Doug Graham’s mid-nineties proposition to a Special National government caucus on Thursday morning (formal caucus is Tuesday mornings), that they intended to introduce under Urgency, a Bill (i.e., law) to give rights to Maori over the foreshore of our country which would empower them to “detain i.e., arrest and inspect”, fishers’ catch of the day where they had been fishing within 12 nautical miles of the coastline.
When the Prime Minister of the moment, informed caucus and at least three of his cabinet ministers for the first time, that this was the hidden agenda, uproar ensured – particularly from the three cabinet ministers who claimed they had no knowledge of the “deal”.
They did well to shout, but as members of the “Executive”, they were bound by “Collective Responsibility”, so shout is all they did lest they lost their rank – not a good idea for the pension factor!
My elevation to Executive rank, was not to arrive until my next term, so I was not bound and gagged. Later that day I went “Live on Holmes” TV in Auckland and called out the Prime Minister – who had no choice but to appear “Live on Holmes” in Wellington. (9)
The debacle which followed was – distasteful – but the outcome was, Mr Bolger backed off his stated intention earlier that day to ram through under Urgency, legislation to grant Maori special rights over the rest of us Kiwis.
Back to the Present.
I share a concern with a growing number of Kiwis that all we have aspired to, fought for, and worked for; to secure education and opportunities for our children and retirement for ourselves, is being stolen from us by the Labour government which plunders with virtual impunity – as National abandons its core philosophy and deserts voters who deserted “it” last election for a previous pitiful performance.
Asian immigrants who hope to soon be fully qualified Kiwis (yet this process is now under threat) also have awareness of the threat to their ownership of land and rights before the law as “equals”.
Another irony appears to be, that the beneficiaries of this asset and rights appropriation under Labour’s policies, is that it benefits the “few Maori” at the apex of the tribal system of Maori rule.
The Maori bloke who 7 years ago was sweeping streets in Ngaruwahia and the Maori lady who 3 years ago was stacking shelves at Remuera Foodtown, are still sweeping and stacking today and this they will do until their time is up.
Welcome to the Land of the Long Black Cloud.
How did we get to the perilous abyss we now stare into with uncertainty and foreboding?
As I penned last week in “The Silent Weapon” (10)
‘The Fabián philosophy which permeates not only our parliament but also the higher levels of state bureaucracies (through systematic infiltration over at least the past 45 years as I look back and reflect on events)’ has massively manipulated New Zealand to suit its pseudo communist ethos.
One consequence of this virus manifest in our government has been to champion the altruistic crusade of, “climate catastrophe is nigh” and “woke is wonderful” mentality which pervades bureaucracies globally. However, in Europe at the moment as economic reality hits “the pocket” of the voter, the “integrity” of this altruistic quest is rapidly being exposed.
In the UK Prime Minister Liz Truss is lifting the ban on fracking. Germany is now generating nearly a third of its electricity from coal. In Europe forests are being cut for firewood. (11) Who was Greta? (12)
The question is, as the economic reality of the alarming level of asset and civil rights usurpation under Labour’s reign begins to hurt main stream New Zealand taxpayers, property owners and “the pocket”, will sufficient pressure emanate from “The Rest” i.e., the 90 percent of New Zealanders who don’t qualify to benefit from Labour’s policies of blatant inequality before the Law – to expose the integrity of the Fabianism which brings division to the fore of New Zealand?
PS I say, “The Rest i.e., 90 percent” because it is clear to me that many of the 18 percent of New Zealanders who are part Maori, don’t buy Labour’s separatist agenda.
And I am one such person. (13)
Ross Meurant, graduate in politics both at university and as a Member of Parliament; formerly police inspector in charge of Auckland spies & V.I.P. security; currently Honorary Consul for an African state, Trustee and CEO of Russian owned commercial assets in New Zealand and has international business interest