Monday, 17 September 2007

NZ Government Votes AGAINST Tribalism at the UN

The NZ Government, with all due surprise, was one of four nations (US, Canada, Australia, NZ) that voted against a UN resolution to increase the power of tribalism around the world granting indigenous peoples the first rights to resources and land that were previously utilized by them.

Similarly, Maori Tribalists such as Pita Sharples are "disgusted and ashamed" by the NZ vote against. The "treaty" was designated to "protect the world's 370 million indigenous people, saying they have the right to lands, territories and resources they have traditionally owned or used" (from TVNZ).

Wrong. It is primarily the rights of the people who own the land, own the resources and own the "territories" that have first rights to what they own.

The whole "white guilt" concept is simply working to keep us years behind when it comes to race relations. Although it's true that imperialism was hardly the best foreign policy and indigenous people were treated as second-class citizens for long periods of time, isn't it time to finally move away from those events and treat everyone as equal under the law? Unfortunately, that ideal, which was what the civil rights movement was primarily based around, has backfired. People are being made to feel ashamed of a past that was not theirs. Martin Luther King Jr. said that "I have a dream, that one day, the sons of former slaves, and the sons of former slave owners will some day sit down at the table of brotherhood". Not "I have a dream, that one day, the sons of former slaves will sit down at the table of brotherhood, and whites will be too embarrassed of what they can't control to sit down with them".

This whole "white guilt" concept, plus the myriad of legislation that exists around the concept, is helping to keep humanity in the middle ages when it comes to what they can't even control- their skin colour.

Also, Helen Clark said something half-decent to the rational ear! At least, the second part:

"The Prime Minister has defended the decision not to sign, saying the Treaty of Waitangi and common law already does the job."

Full news story: TVNZ

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