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The truth about Ihumātao: All the false claims and misinformation, corrected

For years now, people who should know better have been spreading misinformation about Ihumātao. Now that a deal has been made, it’s time to set the record straight on some of these repeated falsehoods.

Didn’t ‘the iwi’ sell the land in the first place?

Nope, the block of land named the Ōruarangi block was stolen by the government in 1865. The 81 acre block was then granted to the Wallace family in 1867, who sold the land to Fletcher Residential in 2016.

The block was part of more than 1.2 million acres of confiscated land, stretching from Auckland through King Country under the New Zealand Settlements Act, that allowed the confiscation of land belonging to any tribe who were judged to have rebelled against the Queen’s authority. This breached the Treaty of Waitangi. At Ihumātao, 1,100 acres were confiscated. 260 acres were eventually restored to Māori deemed not to have engaged in acts of ‘rebellion’ against the Crown. Ihumātao is stolen land.

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https://thespinoff.co.nz/atea/19-12-2020/the-truth-about-ihumatao-all-the-false-claims-and-misinformation-corrected/?fbclid=IwAR3n9SBtTK3_44n5zJYa0UDjRnHeX2jgFy5QJZaD2ZDPgvMazT5BGIZRcy4

Photo: Pania Newton, front and centre of the protectors at Ihumātao. (Photo: Jess Thompson Māori Mermaid) .. @ thespinoff.co.nz

Let’s learn our real histories

Now I’m putting a focus today on this issue because it’s Waitangi day here in Enzed.

We live currently in a world that sees lying as ok. We used to have a world that honoured truth on paper at least, in our ideals, in our official statements whilst nevertheless serving us up history books that omitted much pertinent stuff and blatantly lied about other stuff. (Yes the old saying ‘the victors write the histories’ and write them they did). And now we have officially adopted a business model (since Rogernomics particularly) in which well, it’s ok to lie. As I used to oft repeat, watch The Corporation movie (found on our Corporations page) and see that in fact corporations, likened by the appropriate professionals to psychopathic personalities where yes, lying is the norm. Do watch it … it explains a lot about why our world has left the gold standard of truth.

So yes it’s Waitangi Day. Commemoration of that day we all ‘became one’ so to speak. Well at least that is what was said on the day it was signed along with the giving of tobacco and blankets. I’m focusing particularly on telling our true histories because so many do not know them & they sadly become the basis of a lot of misunderstanding. A post I saw this morning on FB raised objection to the selling of golliwog dolls in a coastal NZ town (and wait, I explain why in a minute). The writer expressed her objection & stated she would not be purchasing anything from the said shop and why, after which the whole post was taken down. Re posted, it then attracted the usual ‘what’s wrong with golly’ etc etc etc. This is how I commented: The term ‘wog’ actually stands for ‘wily Oriental gentleman’. My father who served in the Middle East (World War 2) told me this … it is a derogatory term for colored peoples. A racist term. It intimates that they are sly & not to be trusted. Bit like the term ‘caught red handed’ referring to Indian peoples. The ironic & shrewd twist about this is that the peoples who coined the terms were in fact the wily ones as implied, the real thieves of land and resources. That’s why they came after all. It wasn’t to help (aka civilize) I’m afraid as we’ve largely been told. The truly wily thing is that this crucial info was never taught us in schools. Such info as how Maori soldiers returned from serving in the two World Wars only to find some of their lands confiscated and given to returning white soldiers. Or, lands promised them not given. Or, that millions of acres of lands were confiscated aka stolen by the colonial government. Or that we once had segregated picture theaters. And segregated Plunket. So we grew up thinking it was all good. This is why people share this info so folk know … it’s not because they’re ‘dwelling on the past’ and ‘need to go forwards’. These histories are all well documented. This is how we end up with convos like those I see here because the folk do not have all the information. Really it’s about respect for others. Learn the real histories. By way of illustration on this point, imagine if we had never learned the history of Nazi Germany & the extermination of millions of Jews, Gypsies & homosexuals, and Grandma at Christmas time made nice cushions and embroidered them all with swastika signs she saw in a design book & gave them to her Jewish neighbors. Same thing regarding their predictable reaction. Grandma would be saying ‘what’s your problem’? Hiding the histories works like a charm. And anyway I certainly won’t be buying any gifts from that gift shop in question when I visit Waitarere. Same as I don’t anywhere else in the country. It’s the only way to make the point in a country that is now married to the business model. If the entire district sent the message they wouldn’t be buying from the said shop for the said reason then of course they’d be removed pronto. BTW my father was ‘half caste’ … he told us that folk in the 1920s would cross the street rather than talk to him & his siblings. And we were taught at school we’re ‘all one’? This friends is why we need to all learn the histories so that when any of the said stolen lands are compensated for (& note never for their true current value, just a tiny proportion) that this is Maori privilege. It’s not. The said Treaty after all did promise undisturbed possession of etc etc etc …. google it and read it for yourself.

For starters here is one history you won’t have read … I posted it here not so long ago… from snoopman.net.nz

The Masonic New Zealand Wars: Freemasonry as a Secret Mechanism of Imperial Conquest During the ‘Native Troubles’

By Steve ‘Snoopman’ Edwards

Re-Discovering the Big-Picture of Empire in Aotearoa

One hundred and forty-five years after the wars between native Māori and British imperial and colonial forces ended, most New Zealanders remain oblivious to the conflicts’ Masonic underpinnings. For those not disposed to empathize with Māori, this obliviousness works as a vector that transmits racism throughout the British-American tax haven jurisdiction of New Zealand. Furthermore, this racial prejudice persists structurally throughout the realm of New Zealand’s major and significant economic, political and cultural institutions.

This colour-based prejudice against the native people of New Zealand hides a largely ignored problem of class-stratification, or a hierarchy of privilege based on economic wealth accumulation, control of key institutions and the valourization of status addiction. It is no small irony that when the framing of discussions on racial prejudice does widen to include the phenomenon of a hierarchically class-structured society, such discourses frequently fail to nail the root cause of systemic material inequality or structural dispossession: Oligarchism.

During the period of New Zealand Wars (1845-1872), the secret society of Freemasonry was, essentially, an expression of oligarchism, which is the belief in the right of super-rich people to rule over humanity through the structural domination of resources, including institutions, covert networks and the exploitation of secret mechanisms. Historians of the New Zealand Wars and the New Zealand’s formative history have largely overlooked the instrumental role that Freemasonry played to absorb New Zealand into the British Empire. While some prominent Freemasons are mentioned in the 1940 edition of the Dictionary of New Zealand Biography published by the Department of Internal Affairs, this ‘Who’s Who’ compendium of New Zealand hardly captures the brotherhood’s secret network of key players. Freemason papers, proceedings and their lodge books, many of which were not intended for public eyes, provide some details of their esteemed brethren, ‘noble’ heroes and fallen brothers. Together, these hard-to-find works provide partial lists of those who fought in the various regiments, volunteer militia and forest rangers, as well as those embedded across New Zealand’s hymn-singing protestant political-commercial-military establishment.

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https://snoopman.net.nz/2017/04/25/the-masonic-new-zealand-wars/

 

And further, some truth on the history of Ihumatao:

Ihumātao | How Fletchers Collected a Waiver Card in ‘Neo-Feudal Monopoly – The Ihumātao New Zealand Edition’

 

Ihumātao | How Fletchers Collected a Waiver Card in ‘Neo-Feudal Monopoly – The Ihumātao New Zealand Edition’

 

Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay

 

Ihumātao: The Fletcher-Rockefeller-Rothschild Connection & the Crown’s Crimes Act Breaches [Letter to NZ PM Ardern]

Excellent post here from Snoopman.net …. some truths on Ihumātao. Media predictably play the race card on this one big time but then what better card to cover up the facts? EWR

From snoopman.net.nz

“This three-page letter calls out New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern for her continuance of successive governments’ maintenance of a Neo-Feudal economic warfare paradigm inflicted on New Zealanders in 1984. Steve Edwards cites The Snoopman’s “Deep History of Ihumātao – The Fletcher-Rockefeller-Rothschild Dynasties Connection” — which reveals the links between Fletcher Building Limited’s corporate ancestor, Fletcher Challenge, and the Neo-Feudal Siege of New Zealand that occurred from 1984 to 1994. This economic warfare reset was inflicted to make New Zealand into a ‘Switzerland of the South Pacific’ Utopia for centimillionaires, billionaires and transnational corporations to exploit, undermine Māori land reform and sovereignty aspirations and replace democratic governance with a high-tech Neo-Feudal technocratic jurisdiction, he argues.

Edwards sketches the links between the David Rockefeller-chaired Council on Foreign Relations, his Trilateral Commission brainchild and his Neo-Feudal cronies at the global policy shaping conclave, the Bilderberg Group, and their machinations to capitalize on the 1973-1974 Oil Price Shocks engineered by the Rockefeller-Kissinger-Bilderberger Nexus to weaken resistance to the coming Neo-Feudal siege of entire economies. Ultimately, the ‘Unitary Plan’ which embroiled Ihumātao in the Auckland Council’s Special Housing Area zoning for Fletcher Building’s intensive residential housing project, was part of a long-range scheme dating back to the 1980’s to re-make Auckland as a World City. The forging of huge cities suits the exploitative business models of transnational corporations, whom require Neo-Feudal jurisdictions to facilitate high capital mobility, organize public debt-funded infrastructure, and accommodate large pools of excess labour.

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https://snoopman.net.nz/2019/12/25/ihumatao-the-fletcher-rockefeller-rothschild-connection-the-crowns-crimes-act-breaches-letter-to-nz-pm-ardern/

Deep History of Ihumātao: The Colonial BNZ Connection

Histories that of course we were not privy to when we were growing up in NZ or anywhere else. And we were told they were the ‘Maori Wars’ (like the Indian Wars etc etc etc)… strategically named by the star fomenters of wars… who were after LAND & RESOURCES.” And so down through the years the mythical versions of history persisted & continue today to create strife because folk think they are the truth. It’s long past time we heard what really happened. EWR

From snoopman.net.nz

The Bank of New Zealand brokered finance of £3 million from the Imperial Government to escalate the New Zealand Wars. With a chronic case of ‘terrible twos’, the BNZ also bankrolled the Colonial Government’s overdraft while war was waged on Māori in the Waikato, the Bay of Plenty, Taranaki and Whanganui.

Dispatch from Ihumātao #003

By Snoopman

Finance to Escalate the ‘Maori Wars’

Three weeks after militarist Freemason Bro. George Grey’s ‘homecoming’ for a second term as governor, an ambitious new bank, with initial capital of £500,000 in £10 pound shares, cashed in on colonial parochialism by calling itself the Bank of New Zealand.1

The Bank of New Zealand – which was established by Royal Charter and Colonial Government legislation in 1861 – brokered finance of £3 million from the Imperial Government to escalate the New Zealand Wars.2

The First Taranaki War of 1860-1861, which had ended inconclusively, was bruising for the egos of the Taranaki settlers and the Colonial Government, whom had expected to inflict a short, sharp shock to defeat ‘the rebellious natives’ with the help of the British Royal Navy and British Army.3 The Taranaki settlers, the Colonial Government and New Zealand Freemasonry had conspired to make the coastal village of Waitara a flashpoint to trigger the Taranaki War – as The Snoopman showed in his exposé essay, “The Masonic New Zealand Wars: Freemasonry as a Secret Mechanism of Imperial Conquest During the ‘Native Troubles’”.4 The settlement of New Plymouth lacked a natural harbour, while 10 miles north, the village at Waitara had a river suitable for a port and fertile fields and gardens belonging to Te Āti Awa iwi – whom were callously targetted with what The Snoopman has termed a wedge of war strategy.

To continue to wage the escalation of the ‘Maori Wars’, the New Zealand Colonial Government needed money. The Bank of New Zealand quickly became the colonial government’s banker.

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https://snoopman.net.nz/2019/08/02/deep-history-of-ihumatao-the-colonial-bnz-connection/

ESSENTIAL READING ALSO ON TOPIC:

https://snoopman.net.nz/2017/04/25/the-masonic-new-zealand-wars/

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CONCERT – ‘Protect Ihumātao’ (Sat. July 27th, 11am til late)

Protect Ihumātao 

“This is one of those poignant & defining moments in history right now & seeing our people rising together is a beautiful thing.
Tautoko & kia kaha whanau! “

Read at the link about the history of this place Ihumātao & why the people are protesting.

#ihumātao — in Aotearoa.

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