Firstly, in Godzone, oops, sorry, Jacindaland.

“You are to be decolonized” from the Whale Oil Blog —

The first hint of the propagandising happening since the clown-show took office came on 10 June from the lips of useful idiot Chester Borrows, head of Andrew Little’s ‘Safe and Effective Justice’ advisory group commenting on why our justice system is ‘not fit for purpose’ and about ‘racism embedded in every area of the criminal justice system.’ He placed the root cause of high Maori incarceration at the feet of ‘colonisation’:

“The on-going nature of colonisation, people tend to think of this is something that’s really historic, in actual fact if you take away the economic base of a community and then under-educate them in a foreign language it’s not surprising that a few generations down the track they are corralled in the lowest decile suburbs failing in every area of the social sector and that’s the story of colonisation around the world.”

Let’s be clear on three points.  Firstly; the economic base of pre-colonial life in these islands was grounded in feudal slavery, not the oppressive slavery of the Pharaoh’s, or of Rome, or of the plantation owners in USA’s South, but slavery nonetheless. While freeing the slaves on 6 February 1840 did have the effect of overthrowing the system and undermining the pre-existing hierarchy I’m sure no sane person would seriously recommend a return to human bondage as desirable. I’m sure Borrows doesn’t want that either. He simply wants to pretend that life wasn’t so before the rule of law, property rights and voting rights for Maori were established, all under colonial law.

Secondly; apart from being an insult to our forefathers, Maori and Non-Maori, who worked so hard to get Native Schools up and running, Borrows’ ‘taught in a foreign language’ throwaway is poppycock – it is simply not true. English was a required part of the curriculum at those schools but was not the compulsory language of instruction, it’s a myth.

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Meanwhile, in the United States of Europe

In America, individual states have the legal right not to enforce Federal Laws they consider to be unconstitutional. But that’s apparently not in the case in Europe:-

Karin Kneissl

Austrian Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl recently said that she was “astonished” to learn that the legal opinion of the Legal Service of the European Commission “represents a different opinion than the previously communicated [opinion that the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration is] legally non-binding.” She handed over to Austrian EU Commissioner Johannes Hahn a position paper, clarifying that “UN General Assembly resolutions are not legally binding and you cannot declare parts of them binding.” (Austrian Foreign Ministry)

The initiative [to “present a global plan of action against hate speech and hate crimes on a fast-track basis”] should be deeply concerning and is likely to serve only to silence critics of the UN, including its agenda on migration and the GCM.

  • The EU, for its part, according to statements by Hungary and Austria, does not appear to agree that implementing the Global Compact should be up to every EU member state. Instead, the EU is working on making it legally binding, even for those EU countries who have not adopted the Compact.
  • “A ‘secret document’ has been published on work by the European Commission’s legal service to formulate ‘lengthy and devious’ legal grounds for suggesting that the compact is, after all, mandatory for EU member states.” — Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto.

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