"We have maintained a silence closely resembling stupidity" - Neil Roberts

Until we have legislation adopted into law to ensure fiduciary accountability and transparency in public affairs we will continue to have human rights breached because the existing crown immunity and lack of any independent oversight invites corruption to flourish.

"Question authority, and think for yourself" - Timothy Leary

"We have maintained a silence closely resembling stupidity" - Neil Roberts

"Information is the currency of democracy" - Thomas Jefferson

‎"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever does." - Margaret Mead

"The truth is like a lion, you don't have to defend it. Let it loose, it will defend itself."

"I = m c 2 [squared] where "I" am information" - Timothy Leary

"Ring the bells that still can ring, forget your perfect offering, there's a crack in everything, that's how the light gets in." Leonard Cohen

"The internet is a TV that watches you"

Saturday, April 25, 2015

No one told us it would be like this.

Tena ra tatou katoa.

He korero na Alistair Te Ariki Campbell e pa ana ki te ANZAC pakanga i tu ki Gallipoli

Ka awatea ka tineia te kamokamo o te mata o te kanohi, katahi ka timata matou ki te whawhai o taua rangi nei. Ko nga Taitama o te pamu, o te kohao whenua, o te taone, o te kura ranei, i matea i te puke pupu rere a i matea hoki matou i te puke tupapaku i takotokoto ai. Kihai te tangata i pohehetia ai
Ka maumaharahara kia ratou ma.

New Zealand poet Alistair Te Ariki Campbell wrote this about the ANZACs in Gallipoli:

"The light of adventure that shone so brightly in our eyes when we set out was extinguished that day. Young men from the farms, the mines, the cities, the public schools, we died in a vast quagmire of blood and broken bodies. No one told us it would be like this."

We will remember them.

While John Key mumbles inanely about sending Kiwi troops to Iraq to fight against "ISIS" and "ISIL" etc, because of "alleged atrocities" Key is socialising with the Saudis, despite the fact that there have been over forty beheadings in Saudi Arabia so far this year.

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