SOLO-NZ Press Release: Dump the Treaty and the Day; Let’s Have Western Civilisation Day!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2008-02-04 22:23

SOLO-NZ Press Release: Dump the Treaty and the Day; Let’s Have Western Civilisation Day!

February 5, 2008

The Treaty of Waitangi should be scrapped, and Waitangi Day should be dumped in favour of a Western Civilisation Day, says SOLO Principal Lindsay Perigo.

Perigo makes the call as New Zealand’s politicians, whom he calls “the current legislators of moral cannibalism,” gather for the yearly grandstanding that passes for National Day celebrations at Waitangi.

“The Treaty of Waitangi should be commemorated because it bestowed upon Maori the rights of British subjects, thus introducing the notion of individual freedom within the rule of law to gangs of tribal savages who hitherto had been cannibalising and enslaving each other. But it has become a de facto constitution in the absence of a formal one, a brief for which it is woefully inadequate,” argues Perigo.

“The five-paragraph, three-point Treaty is silent on many matters with which a constitution must deal. Moreover, there are ongoing arguments about what it really meant and which version is authentic. The best thing to do is scrap it and start over. The Libertarianz’ “Constitution for New Freeland” would be an excellent beginning—and ending.

“In the meantime, New Zealanders should use February 6 as an occasion to salute and savour the blessings of Western Civilisation brought here by the British, which blessings latter-day born-again tribalists of both brown and white hue would have us renounce—reason and freedom, science and technology, capitalism and prosperity, individualism and the right to pursue one’s own happiness ... and of course, the sublimest art possible to human beings.

“Indeed,” concludes Perigo, “given the orgy of guilt going on globally over man’s conquest of nature and glorious flourishing, it would be a good idea to institute Western Civilisation Day worldwide.”

Lindsay Perigo 021 255 8715


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Thanks for spelling

dinther's picture

Thanks for spelling "Constitution" correctly.


Global warming is a hoax and spread the word.

dinther 100% agree

Big Ben's picture

The title "The constitution of New Zealand" would be the best name. How many signitures would we have to have for it to become legitimate?

New Freeland.. I hate that name

dinther's picture

The libz are not doing themselves any favours by calling their proposed treaty "New Freeland"

Just cut out the clever word play and call it "The consitution of New Zealand" there are a lot of people that before reading it, get the impression that you want to get rid of New Zealand. 


Global warming is a hoax and spread the word.

Well put as always Linz!

mvardoulis's picture

The constitution of NEW FREELAND should replace the muddy treaty - and the holiday celebrating the treaty should itself be replaced by a Western Civilization Day!

Why not set a date?

personallydisinterested's picture

I don't know what a good day would be (I'm not good with calendars), but it's a good idea.

Anyone would think we'd

Peter Cresswell's picture

Anyone would think we'd collaborated. Smiling


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