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Wednesday, October 04, 2006

PC "Treaty" settlements

So, the Maoris in Rotorua have been paid $200 millions of our tax dollars to buy out radicals who demand we 'white men' pay! Full story is hear:

http://www.stuff.co.nz/stuff/0,2106,3815400a8153,00.html

What typical PC "Treaty" bollocks! Making the Crown pay for historical wrongs of the 'white man', and dragging the Queen into this dispute. We are one people, just as Captain Hobson said!

The Maoris signed the Treaty with the late Queen Her Majesty Victoria & accepted the rule of british law in this land. If there are Maoris who do not like this, they can only blame their ancestors!!

6 Comments:

Blogger Bearhunter said...

Surely since the Treaty was signed between Maori and the Famine Queen, their requests for compensation should be directed to the present Queen, rather than the taxpayer. Or would you rather just take a few of these "uppity browns" out and shoot them, Bill?

3:42 PM  
Blogger Banzai said...

Another note you've got to remember, is that the Maori and English version of the Treaty was different, and thats what I think its all about.

The Queen lied to the Maori, thats all I can say

7:21 PM  
Blogger Lewis said...

Bearhunter: That's the very lie the monarchy perpectuates under the monarchy: That Maori get some sort of special protection from the Queen. The reality is - and any student of NZ history will tell us this - the Crown never lifted a finger, save for telling Maori delegates in London where they could find the door.

Banzai: I don't think the differences in language were deliberate. This wasn't a document drawn up over weeks or months or years, it was drawn up in a matter of days (Hobson arrived in New Zealand on January 30th; the Treaty was signed within a week!) and the Maori translation was produced overnight by someone who we'd call a non-native speaker of Maori. So the differences in language are easy to see.

9:48 PM  
Blogger Bearhunter said...

Well isn't there a convention that where the English and local languages of an interantional treaty vary, precedence is given to the local lingo? Or has that been done away with?

1:47 PM  
Blogger Lewis said...

BH: Yeah, that's right - so the Maori version is the correct one. The only question then is, what exactly does the Maori version mean...

Bill; just wondering - if the Crown took your land, would it be unjust if your great-grandson was given compensation by the Crown for the theft?

10:00 AM  
Blogger Bearhunter said...

Hmmm. Lewis, you've got me thinking now. My family had vast tracts of beautifully fertile (and now very commercially desireable) land confiscated by the crown in the 1500s. Wonder if I can get the value of it back from Liz Windsor and her menials?

3:06 PM  

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