Saturday, August 06, 2016


Maori tribal leaders will today sign a "covenant" with the nation's children, promising to treasure and respect them and make childhood a time of "joy and light".
The signing, at a 68-member Iwi Chairs Forum at Hopuhopu near Ngaruawahia, will launch a public campaign to adopt the covenant as a national constitutional document like the Treaty of Waitangi and the Bill of Rights.
Collectivist gestures won't solve a problem driven by collectivism.

The only way child abuse will be reduced is by the parent (preferably parents) being fully committed to the child's safety and well-being.


JC said...

"Ngati Whatua leader Naida Glavish, one of three iwi leaders who have promoted the covenant through four iwi chairs meetings leading up to today's signing, said she hoped the iwi endorsement would spark a nationwide commitment to protecting children.

"It's a whole country thing, it's a social thing, it's something we all have to take into account. It's not an issue that belongs to any one culture," she said."

She just killed the initiative stillborn because once again she and the rest of them shifted the responsibility to the 90+% who don't abuse their kids.
From this position she can consider her options and blame racism, poverty, colonialism etc.. anything to avoid pointing directly to the abuser(s).

Once again there are few consequences beyond the law for a Maori abuser, once he pays his or her dues to the state he will be welcomed back to the family and iwi, will become respected again, will have access to any children, participate in family and iwi activities and even commiserated with over the brush with Pakeha law.

Predators have to be punished beyond the law, families have to shun and expel, the community has to isolate and watch and warn and step in as required. There is no room for complacency with predators.. childrens' lives and futures are at stake.


Redbaiter said...

"The only way child abuse will be reduced is by the parent (preferably parents) being fully committed to the child's safety and well-being."

And why would that commitment take place among any group of citizens that has been patronised and exploited in so many ways by govt over such a long period of time.

What we really need to happen if for damn socialists/ progressives (in National and Labour) to take responsibility for the social destruction their ideology creates where ever it becomes ascendant.

Or even better, for those who vote for these cretinous little tyrants to stop fucking voting for them.