Not content with ignoring 80% of the residents of Wanganui, the New Zealand Geographic Board Ngā Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa is now planning to ignore over 80% of all New Zealanders and rename the North and South Islands.
Feel free to vote on the stuff poll attached to the story, which a few minutes ago was predictably running 81-19 against the proposal.
This time the racist bureaucracy is using as its excuse the ‘shock discovery that “the English names for both islands had never been formalised”‘.
What bollocks. How many centuries of maps constitute ‘official’?
NZGBNPToA chairman Don Grant says:
“The board will open the decision to the public on whether the English name or the Maori name, or both names together should be used as official names.”
Sure they will.
And when the public tells the Board by a margin of four to one that they want to keep things the same — just as they did over the Whanganui ‘h’ — the Board will close the discussion to the public.
And then the Board will arrogantly declare that the North Island is henceforth to be referred to as Te Ika a Maui and the South Island as Te Waipounamu.
And the Treatifarian minority will cheer. And the vast majority will howl.
And John Key will toss the linguistic grenade to a minister he doesn’t like.
And that limp-wristed minister will pretend to agonise over the dilemma (which should be no dilemma at all) for months.
And then he will announce the inevitable predetermined compromise.
(A compromise between democracy and dictatorship. A compromise, like most National Party compromises, between right and wrong. Why do you National Party supporters tolerate continual compromises between right and wrong?)
Thus, in a few months, our two main islands will be known as North Island/Te Ika a Maui and South Island/Te Waipounamu.
After that totalitarian triumph, the NZGBNPToA’s will feel emboldened to mount its inevitable assault on the linguistic summit — the great socialist goal of the Helen Clarxists now set to be realised under John Key: the renaming of our country as Aotearoa New Zealand.
And the minute they try that, I confidently predict, the whole racial tinderbox will explode.
The current stuff poll is just the latest in a string of polls (formal and informal) that support my view that 80% of New Zealanders would vote Yes to the following proposition:
I am in the process of planning a professional poll on the above question — and on whether those who answer Yes would vote for a single issue party dedicated to achieving a racially unbiased state.