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Who’s to Blame for Witchdoctors and Taniwhas?

Who’s to Blame for Witchdoctors and Taniwhas?

“The Welcome Bay landowners who have had their rights usurped at the hands of tribal witch-doctors and worthless bureaucrats are deservedly angered,” says Libertarianz Leader Russell Watkins, who says that their anger should not just be directed at the witchdoctors and bureaucrats, but - fundamentally - at the people who gave these entities the power they have.

“Anger should be directed at the people who introduced the legislation that gave these entities power, and, in turn, at the ones who voted for the legislators. The Historic Places Trust and their minion tribalists are like a fat kid in a chocolate shop; they are simply acting out the power given to them by successive governments, who of course get their power from their voters. In answer to the question then: ‘Who is responsible for the country being overrun by taniwhas and witchdoctors?’ the answer Dear Voter, is you! You voted for this!” he declares. “You’re responsible!”

There are probably thousands of New Zealanders appalled by the continued government kow-towing to every mystical whim that pops into the heads of grizzling Maori, but those same appalled New Zealanders can heap the blame squarely at their own feet, says Watkins. “If you voted for Labour, you voted for the party that introduced the Resource Management Act – the Act that gives power over your property to tribalists and bureaucrats. If you voted for National, you voted for the party that for nearly a decade administered the Resource Management Act – the act that removes New Zealanders’ property rights almost completely. And if you voted for ACT, you voted for a party that still claims the aims of the Resource Management Act are noble. If you voted for any one of the current political parties, you are reaping what you have sown. In the electoral mad-dash to secure power for politicians who promised you the most - at others’ expense - you ignored all these same politicians' promises to do the same for others at your expense; that's the package-deal you make with politicians who have the power to grant so-called rights to any group that makes enough noise.”

Watkins suggests, in conclusion, that the next time you throw your cup of tea at the telly in disgust at the latest story on a 'taniwha', 'voodoo sand' or 'Wahi-tapu' and you are looking for someone to blame, then look at whose reflection is in the T.V. screen, for that is where the blame finally rests.

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