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Friday, October 26, 2007

Tariana Turia On Bolshevik History and Sedition

On Wednesday, Maori Party leader Tariana Turiana spoke in Parliament on the repeal of the sedition laws.

She used the occasion to note the 90th anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution.

Unfortunately I'm not sure if she was for it or agin' it.

Tena koe, tena tatou katoa.

Mr Speaker, nothing in this House is a matter of chance.

We in the Maori Party had to wonder then, why it was today, of all days, that the minority Government has deemed it so, that the Parliament must deal, in rapid succession, with Acts to do with:

Terrorism Suppression

Seditious Offences

Armed forces, court martials and defence.

As any keen historian would know, today, October 24, marks the 90th anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution; which overthrew the Russian Provisional Government and was followed by civil war.

That revolution was led by the Bolsheviks, the Left Socialist Revolutionaries and anarchists; with troops commencing their takeover of government buildings on October 24.

Mr Speaker, far be it for me to draw any comparison between the October Uprising of 1917 and the events of Aotearoa in the last few weeks, but I do have to wonder at the sudden cause for timing, in placing these Bills at the top of the order paper.

What do you think?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, what do you think Trevor ?

Your stated uncertainty as to what it all means is not good enough. Come on - pin your colours to the mast man. Surely you're not averse to mere mention of the historical fact, are you ?

That would be so, so unlibertarian !

Or are you just bursting to say it means the Maori Party are all commies ? Come on my man, out with it.

Anyway, in my mind the good lady has always been Toryana Torya.....

Arrogance is offensive whether it's from Pakeha "aristocracy" or Maori "aristocracy". Or any other "aristocracy". Including, to the extent it betrays it, that from the ninth floor.....

Must say however that I completely understand and applaud TT's "holocaust" comments of a few years ago.

Don't tell Mah or Fried I said that, for God's Sake.....

9:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the zowie brood flood into New Zealand to begin their new life of excess at taxpayer expense, while Tama Iti continues to languish in jail. Lose some, win some.


9:32 AM  

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