Trouble for National - treaty blocks asset sales
Even amongst National Party voters, whoring off our assets are ethically seen as akin to molesting your pets. Why John Key thinks implementing more right wing free market bullshit to respond to a global economic crises caused by the exact same free market bullshit is a solution is anyones guess, and seeing as our insipid self censoring mainstream media are too frightened to hold Key to account on the issue, the electorate are none the wiser either.
There is real trouble however brewing for National's desires to whore off our assets, and to the shock of many a redneck who hates asset sales, it's the treaty that is blocking Key.
That's right my Pakeha brethren, that awful Treaty that so many seem to want to erase and forget because it highlights the broken promises made by our forefathers is actually blocking the asset sales National have planned and in response to this, National have sent their Maori Party mouthpieces out for a series of hui to beg Iwi leaders to erase section 9 of the State Owned Enterprises Act 1986.
Most of the mainstream media are still either asleep from holiday or are too frightened of the Key Government in the wake of the Epsom Tea Pot Tape Police bullying (as attested by our sudden drop of 5 places in the worlds media freedom rankings last week), to question anything at the moment so aren't even aware of the significance of section 9. To help them out, here are the hui times that have been hastily arranged once National realized that section 9 could stop their privatization plans...
8 February 10.00am Distinction Hotel Rotorua
8 February 3.00pm Waikato Stadium Hamilton
9 February 3.00pm Wanganui Racecourse Wanganui
10 February 9.30am Toll Stadium Whangarei
10 February 3.30pm Novotel Auckland Airport Auckland
14 February 10.00am Waihopai Runaka Murihiku Marae Invercargill
14 February 4.00pm Chateau on the Park Christchurch
15 February 10.00am Emerald Hotel Gisborne
15 February 3.30pm Te Puni Kokiri Wellington
...why all the fuss over Section 9? Section 9 of the State Owned Enterprises Act 1986 says that the Crown will not act in a manner inconsistent with the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi and flogging off assets we all own is utterly inconsistent with the principles of the Treaty.
This is an interesting angle, the idea that the Treaty could be used to actually protect the rights of everyone in NZ is a concept that will startle some Pakeha, but it's also the best chance of stopping our grinning multi-millionaire money trader from committing right wing economic vandalism by flogging off assets which can only be bought by the rich he's borrowed tax cuts for.
Once Close Up stop rehashing story ideas I did 7 years ago, the sleepy mainstream media should realize the significance of Section 9 and the Governments frantic attempt to smother it's importance.