Maori sovereignty took a step forward yesterday as the yong man with a bible in one hand and the treaty in the other of T W Ratana's prophesy stepped up.
A polarising politician who holds Maori Sovereignty as an ideal for the future of New Zealand won the by-election he triggered in a successful search for two hundred thousand dollars of tax payer funding for his political mates.
Following the "troughing rort" of a previous man of the left, the "Troughmaster General" aka James Patrick Anderton, Hone Harawira has scored after spending half a million dollars on a by-election seven months out from a General Election, $100k leaders funding for his party of one, an increase in salary to nearly $160k that more than recoups the loss following his cynical manipulation resignation, some $20 k in support and research funding plus additional party electorate funding.
So after nearly $1 000 000 spent we have the newly elected "chief minister" of the Te Tai Tokerau "Nation" ready to seek further power supported by his ragtag coterie of failed leftist figureheads as he promotes his devisive racist ideals. Will Hone and Titte improve the lot of "their people", will the discontent with the Maori King movement translate to a call for a shift to Nga Pui and "the young man from the north", will sovereignty for Nga Pui and the creation of a Te Tai Tokerau "Nation" be a next step.
Democracy has a high price and sadly we, the taxpayers of New Zealand have just purchased an "Edsel"
The far left are wetting themselves as they hook into the goldmine of partial state funded electioneering, I sadly survey the waste of ego funding that could have been better spent.