Why a Colourblind State referendum will succeed where others haven’t
Think of the Treaty Grievance industry as a Colossal Squid trying to overturn our ship of state.
How do you stop it?
Do you wrestle with it one tentacle at a time?
Or do you kill the whole squid?
We’ve already had a petition for a single-issue referendum on claiming back the beaches.
It didn’t get the numbers.
I hear there’s going to be another petition to try and prevent a Treatyfied constitution.
I can’t see that working either.
That’s because these single issues are boring old tentacles. Lop one off, and the squid can still throttle you with plenty more.
No. We need to rouse the passionless people with a bigger, bolder, bunker-buster of a referendum.
Its question has to be an explosive-tipped, high-powered harpoon, guaranteed to blow the whole squid out of the water once and for all.
One vote, fix all.
And that’s what a referendum on a Colourblind State will do. It’ll derail the whole gravy train. Send Wai-tangi to Tangi-wai.
No more corrupt Waitangi Tribunal telling us Maori own the sun, the moon and the stars.
No more Maori seat MPs telling us Parihaka (death toll: zero) was a holocaust, while ignoring the atrocities committed against innocent settlers and Moriori.
No more Maori seats, full stop.
No more Hone Harawira behaving like a boorish teenage thug.
No more appeaser prime ministers surrender our sovereignty for votes.
No more bloated Te Puni Kokiri bureaucrats rorting the taxpayer.
No more Apartheid Aotearoa.
Just one country. One law. One class of citizenship. Equal right, in other words.
Here’s the question I believe will deliver a Colourblind State:
Should New Zealanders have equal rights, with all state funding based on need, not race?
What do you think?
I’ve been thinking about it for months, but I’m happy if you can improve upon it.
I was going to include the words Colourblind State, but a few people seem to think it means “blind to people of colour”.
(They forget that white is a colour too.)
What do you think about Colourblind State? Does it inspire you or confuse you?
This may not be an easy victory. (But then again it just might!)
There are three hurdles to clear:
- Persuade over 300,000 New Zealanders to sign the referendum petition.
- Persuade over 50% of those who vote in the referendum to vote Yes.
- Persuade the government to obey the will of the people and abolish all race-based policies and programmes.
But there are six reasons why it will work:
- A Colourblind State is a Big Idea that 80% of the public probably already support.
- It will be very hard for honest Kiwis to argue against funding based on need, not race.
- We’ll be running Treatygate ads showing people how their history has been twisted.
- Our Colourblind State ads will explain the plan to sneak in a Treatyfied constitution by stealth, and why people must stand up for their country if they don’t want to lose it.
- We’ll time the referendum for election year. So the media will be asking Key and Shearer whether they intend to obey the will of the people. With the public wise to the Treatygate con, they’ll be in no mood to indulge any leader who doesn’t respond with a very quick Yes.
- Both the Conservatives and NZ First will support the Yes position, putting more pressure on National and Labour.
To collect the 300,000-odd signatures needed to force the referendum, we’ll need to build a network of patriotic collectors. In some areas, they’ll need real courage.
If 100 people will commit to collecting 10 signatures a day for a year, we’ll get there.
Or 200 to 5 a day.
How about you? Will you help?
If not you, then who? 🙂
Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to collect signatures.
If you can’t spare any time, maybe you can spare some money…
A big thank you to all those supporters who’ve already given so much.