Thursday, April 7, 2016

the dots join themselves

Isn't it amazing how unsurprised you can be.

Helen Clark going for the top UN job - as good as it gets I suppose, and that good isn't that good at all. I and many others haven't forgotten The Foreshore and Seabed legislation, the Terror Raids, the non endorsement of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and the role that Helen Clark played in all of these things. She was the leader at the time and she blinked numerous times when it came to supporting tangata whenua. Somehow we here will be uplifted when she gets the top UN job - nah I don't think so. I don't begrudge Helen her top UN role, I'd just say it is a personal victory for her not a collective victory.

But she did get an endorsement from slippery key - some have said this is the payback for creating the impression that she supported the TPPA - who knows but when the Panama Papers show just how much the rich look after themselves - from all countries, and political persuasions, then well, the dots join themselves imo.

So I am surprised by how unsurprising I find these latest shenanigans.

1 comment:

ngawaka19 said...

Yep people forget bout the seabed and foreshore and the terror raids that happened while she was in parliament. I wonder if that's on her CV? And I wonder whether the UN do some of their own investigations on the people applying for the job? One would think this would be a 'spanner', for the UN seen as how the indigenous issues are of utmost importance???