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Formal challenge to the excessive debt local council’s putting themselves in

Ahhhhhh being a Civil Society Activist is a complicated and varied job.   Although I quite enjoyed this submission to Carterton Council.  I should be head of Treasury instead of rotting on bloody welfare, grrrrr.

3 July 2019

Carterton District Council

Holloway Street

CARTERTON

 

SUBMISSION – LGFA

I have just discovered the proposal to join the Local Government Funding Authority and I felt it was an opportunity to state my position on how we should proceed on basis of current proposal but also the entire concept of excessive debt by local and central governments. This current system is related to neo-liberalism which me and many others now consider a completely failed concept that has caused serious economic, social and cultural problems in New Zealand.

 

Neo-liberalism IS NOT my culture as a Pakeha/Maori citizen and the only people who can reinstate our decent, civilised, egalitarian society is the government. It is quite obvious to those who are suffering, THE MARKET model is a failure in the areas of basic human needs for safety, housing and food security. Without these essential areas of ‘wellbeing’ available to all citizens in our Commonwealth democracy, no amount of council debt/$ (including what is wasted on interest payments) will improve our internal economic prosperity and restore our civil society. I have many other ideas on how to do that, which I will be following up on.

 

In my work as a Civil Society Activist I spend many hours a day on the internet learning from world experts and participating in discussions about our world’s current economic, social and environmental problems. The confidence of writers of this proposal that there is not going to be a global economic collapse that could bankrupt heavily indebted local governments is irresponsible. A financial collapse in the USA would bring us down with it as we live in one of the most unregulated exposed small OECD countries on the planet, having been one of the most highly regulated and protected economies/societies (Refer Paul Ormrod book The Death of Economics, where he refers to NZ doing this).

 

This proposal to join the LGFA may save money in interest, however I believe there to be significant advantage in making a serious plan to get rid of council debt altogether. At this point I have not reviewed the legislation around the establishment of these massive neo-liberal inspired debt liabilities by Councils so I am not even sure if a Council can OPT OUT of participating in this INDUSTRY.

 

From my perspective all interaction with the stock market is nothing more than gambling and part of the neo-liberal extremism that is also destroying us. Council’s need to stay well away from this, I see there have been and still are very strict rules around it, they aren’t working of course. Extravagant council leaders seem to be running councils like their own private business/wealth creation enterprises.

 

Indebtedness leads to ownership and control by those you are in debt to. Government and laws ONLY PURPOSE for existence is to keep the peace between rich and poor. Currently the richest are the bankers/money lenders. It is common knowledge the obscene abuses of power and control they are wielding in the world, to the detriment of almost all local communities. Wairarapa/NZ world leading suicide, homelessness and violence statistics are proof of this.   I see everywhere how countries in massive debt are forced to subject those marginalised and poor to austerity and persecution (yes I know what this word means and I am using it appropriately). Government borrowers are forced to bend to the will of the $$$$ obsessed market harming us, while pretending to care about the wellbeing of all members of society. You can be assured from my extensive personal experience rotting on welfare thanks to ACC. The social services enterprises/not for profits etc are nothing more than insulting, marketing and lies for those most marginalised by economic deprivation.

 

One of the themes that keeps reoccurring at the moment is how our governments have their priorities wrong and that is what I also see in this proposal.   Rather than the focus on keeping costs down for communities and only doing essential works, it is now more about running it as a business (one that tourists and affluent people will enjoy). You are a government, trying to fit into a business model has been a catastrophe and gross waste of resources, especially when the model is supporting and controlled by business interests.   Which is known as an Oligarchy rather than the Democracy we are supposed to be operating under.

 

Realising each person who lives in the Carterton District owes debt that will be taken out of their personal resources if we do have a global financial collapse is shocking to me. As a disabled citizen I am expected to live within my means, those people controlling our government appear to have conned people into thinking our leaders don’t have to. You take enough taxes to cover the operation of a country/council under the laws, you don’t give HUGE tax cuts of over 40% to the wealthiest members and business operations in society, then borrow and pay interest because you haven’t got enough.

 

I am well aware I do not understand the nuances of THE MARKETS and different markets. Neither would 50% or more of the population that doesn’t participate in this system that is ruining their lives and those of their children. What I do know and we all want to know is why it has to continue operating in a way that is hurting the most vulnerable and poorest of the local population while advancing and catering to the strongest and richest. Why are so many of us so controlled by debt and huge costs of living. I am 54, I know New Zealand was not like this when I was growing up, I know we have regressed over 300 years in the area of constitutional rights – because I was just reviewing Schedule 1 of the Imperial Laws Application Act. Which related to tenancies, property rights and protections of the poorest members of a commonwealth society required by governments.

 

From my understanding, I would imagine those who get involved in the MONEY TREE of government/tax spending are well educated and know how to make money from everything they are involved in. They are taught at universities in their business etc degrees. Having studied Econ 101 five years ago at Victoria, I know they only taught neo-liberal economics. I challenged it then, unlike 99% of the people in my classes who were young people, while I was 50 years old. Sadly due to a dangerous living situation, refusal of ACC to provide entitlements and my deteriorating mental health I was unable to finish my degree. I did read a lot from the library, including the first time I read Prof David Harvey’s book (which I now own a copy of ) A brief history of neo-liberalism. Council representatives and staff should be aware of how neo-liberalism really works and why it should not be allowed to continue.

 

It is sad the people who control local government have to be forced by law to tell the citizenry the debt they are being put into, often for things they should not be paying for in my opinion. Like the influx of immigrants from outside the region and country. While local poor people are driven from their homes into dangerous and inhuman situations – which includes unstable and unaffordable housing. This is not supposed to happen in a civilised society.

 

I have seen where council’s have been bankrupted in the USA, as we follow the American neo-liberal economic model I can see no reason why it couldn’t/won’t happen here.   Mass shootings for religious reasons came here, large numbers of people in the justice system, 20 channels of rubbish on TV and over-crowded prisons full of mentally ill people came here, etc etc. I would rather leave the ugly parts of a culture where they are and accept the good parts into my Pakeha/Maori one.

 

There is extensive information on the extent of government debt in America, if those debts start having to be paid, then they will call in their loans. Recent information confirmed in a free trade globalist system small countries are exploited and raped of resources by big countries. Which is exactly what is happening in New Zealand and why those who are now poor cannot even afford to eat much of the produce we grow here. We cannot eat our traditional Pakeha food and those who can afford it appear to be mostly the ones who want the poorest to have even less. China gets so much of what we once produced and enjoyed – now many live on 2min noodles, $1 bread and ‘chicken’ groan.

 

In my short amount of investigation I am very concerned at the backgrounds of the directors in LGFA, these are the very people who have lead neo-liberalism for decades and have done very well for themselves and their friends from it.   The multiple governing bodies, independent advisors, directors and public servants have NO PERSONAL LEGAL RESPONSIBILITY if this doesn’t work. They can just quit and we will be left to deal with the fallout.

 

It seems obvious from the consultation document you are going to choose to participate in the LGFA, I prefer the option with the least amount of responsibility, even if that means higher interest. When trying to understand the entire LGFA in such a short amount of time, it appeared to me a desperate internal money creation scheme, where rates were saved and loaned out for profit – at the same time as the same council’s had massive debts to private banks. I do not understand fully how debt to government works – I consider it a rort personally.

 

As I can balance my budget every week, and have to in order to barely survive on welfare, I cannot see why governments cannot live within their means.

 

The repeated mentions of ‘independent directors’ worries me, as these people are part of what I consider a rogue market. The mantra of neo-liberals that the market knows better than government – which most can see is not true at all. The Chinese have done exceptionally well economically with their government in control. Now they have gone mad with power, money and corruption at the top, I am sure it will not be long before their society falls.   All power to the people of Hong Kong and I know for a fact there is deep unrest within Chinese society. I have spent many hours outside Parliament protesting over the past nine years and met many very interesting people, including several Chinese people. One gentleman told me China was now controlled by cruel capitalists and it was very bad there – we would call them neo-liberals, same thing.

 

The sell off of Westland Dairy Company at the moment is very worrying and I hope it does not get approval by the OIO. The idea that the Chinese only have to provide their products to NZ market for only 10 years and then they can export everything back to China is obscene to me. Our own people will not have access to what they make, they will have to get it in from other regions. I am from Hokitika original and have family there, very few local people want this, they want the factory to continue, but not under foreign ownership.

 

All this investment in New Zealand by foreign companies must be horrendous to our balance of payments when the profits are sent back to the parent company and investors.

 

We are one of the smallest councils in New Zealand, we only have a rating base of around 4500 properties. If lenders start demanding their money back residents will have to pay, if residents have to pay for the incompetence and extravagance of government workers and their consultants there is going to be ‘hell to pay’. You can feel it everywhere, people are very angry and upset about the inequality and suffering they experience and see around them. The never ending poverty, whether you on welfare and even if you work for low wages.

 

It was a shock to me the council propose raising almost $26million in debt. I have not had time to review what this will be spent on, but I have been asked by several ratepayers to explore what is going on and where this money is going. I realise the plan has been set and I wasn’t involved, neither were the people now angry about the more taxes/rates. I intend teaching members of the community asking me to do things, how they can do it too. I know if we just let neo-liberal economic believers continue on the wrong track, THINGS ARE GOING TO GET A LOT WORSE. Things are not ka pai and they will not be unless we reject neo-liberalism completely. (It is anti-capitalist as far as I am concerned, which I believe must be based on small and medium sized business – not big business/franchise etc.)

 

The council should be saving for essential capital improvements, essential is making sure the environment is not polluted, making sure we have clean water, take away our sewage and disposing of our rubbish sustainably, building inspections, town planning etc.   Sports, arts and business promotion should be paid for by those who profit from those activities, not taxes. I also completely disagree with charities funding anything that is not responding to a genuine NEED – not a want! Our neo-liberal government changed the law to change the dictionary meaning of the word charity – I am subjected to that abomination and it is really bad and so are the self-righteous manipulated people involved in it.

 

Local government do have obligations under ratified UN treaty on economic social and cultural rights, also disabled rights and civil rights etc. Then of course there are the Constitutional laws I know about that are not being adhered to and nobody seems to think are important and essential to being called a democracy.

 

It feels to me and many others we are just a money tree for the wants of affluent people with agendas in positions of power. Like wealthy people coming here are trying to create some sort of utopia for themselves, that LOOKS GREAT ON THE OUTSIDE, but scratch beneath the surface and what is happening is really disturbing.   Sadly the dysfunction many are experiencing is then exploited by social enterprises and many others who profit in this extremist neo-liberal system. It was considered extremist when it was first muted, it was never tested by any research WHATSOEVER as to what would happen to society and if it would work long term.

Unlike those who like the neo-liberal system, that demand endless research (now an industry) to prove restoring our Pakeha/Maori culture is the best way to progress as a country, society and planet.   Some refer to pre 1984 society as socialist, I am still not sure how to understand these types of political constructs – I consider myself a political atheist, my only interest being truth, science, justice and rule of law. All I know from my other area of study in psychology, sociology and human behaviour etc, is humans are social animals, we cannot survive alone. How a concept like socialism, that gave us some hope of living in large numbers peacefully, was made into a political idea that could be removed to create dissension envy hate violence, suicide and mental illness still defies belief.

 

On page 7 overseas experience was cited as a reason for adopting this model. While I prefer to refer to what worked well prior to 1984, regarding funding of infrastructure and roles of local and central government. Just because was developed decades ago doesn’t mean it is wrong, in fact New Zealand was once cited as the most socially advanced and safest countries on the planet (from my research into the reasons behind ACC).

 

Why can we not create so much money from the ‘money tree’ we have money in the bank that we can lend out and charge interest. Couldn’t that potentially end up with people having huge cuts in their rates?? I just cannot understand why ANYBODY would go into debt and pay interest to some foreign banker when they didn’t have to.   No sane person would, I mean who wants a share market trader or banker anywhere to get richer.   Again I do realise my view of this is simplistic, if anybody can explain to me/people why this can’t be done, I would like to know.

 

There are so many residents who would have no idea of how to respond to this consultation document. We all expect our leaders to do what is best for us, but I think they have been perverted by neo-liberalism. In my opinion allowing parasitic bankers and ‘loan sharks’ to make the rules and profit from the debt makes us look naïve, unintelligent and really gullible to marketing/propaganda from clever greedy rich con men.

 

At least I have had the opportunity through this consultation document to express how me and many others feel about some of the massive indebtedness that plagues our economy, Pakeha/Maori culture and government.

 

Sincerely

JR

Corruption in justice system and forensic mental health :-(

You never want to believe just how corrupt the government, health and justice system are, you just don’t.  YOu just don’t want to believe the network of rejection and hate for VICTIMS OF CRIME trying to get ACC care they entitled to and desperately need is that bad at all points – especially where decisions about complaints being made.

What a morning, flipped out at court registrar because she’s told me a judge I didn’t know about has decided Capital Coast DHB – ie forensic mental health are going to give me a list of psychiatrists and psychologists WHO ARE ALLOWED TO DO REPORTS FOR THE COURTS.  Even that shows how corrupt our government are – can’t stop crying – I don’t know why I cry, past 17 years should be proof enough that our government persecute poor VICTIMS OF CRIME on purpose.  Drive people to suicide ON PURPOSE.

There was a court hearing and I wasn’t told about it – I also not allowed a lawyer up until now.  They given me some new person, but I DON’T TRUST HIM ONE BIT.  His happy happy happy on the phone made me want to throw up!  How could a person who has EVERYTHING and a great life know what happening to me and GAF – he’ll be all brainwashed by the I AM HOPE propaganda etc.

Had knock at more door half hour ago and I can’t move – petrified it police – still can’t move – not sure how long I be stuck here.

ALSO MEDICAL COUNCIL

I made a complaint about Justin Barry-Walsh psych report to Medical Council of NZ,  I phoned them and they told me they were responsible for independent third party reports, NOT HDC, although their phone lines and those who answered phone kept telling me lies that they weren’t.  Cause of what happened with court this morning, I phoned them again to find out what the hell was happening.

Now the woman on the phone is telling me the formal complaint – which was extensive and took me huge energy and extreme trauma to write IS BEING CONSIDERED TO SEE IF MEDICAL COUNCIL CAN DECIDE ON IT.  WTF  – they told me to send the complaint, they told me they were going to decide on it – NOW THEY TELLING ME THEY DECIDING ON WHETHER TO DECIDE ON IT.  I completely lost it with this revolting self-righteous stuck up young woman.

Our entire mental health system has been set up to persecute Victims of Crime trauma and poverty.  WTF –

Trying not to freak out, trying to keep calm, the suicidal hell is on full blast – keep repeating to myself over and over END OF DAYS – END OF DAYS – END OF DAYS – END OF DAYS.  Keep going until the end,, it will be over soon those spiritual beings in charge of the earth will be back soon to stop what is happening.

Fk

Why Libertarian charity/not-for-profit INDUSTRY causes suicide & exploitation

Was just responding to a comment made on a youtube video by Jordan Peterson and I realised I havn’t told people just how dysfunctional the Libertarian/neo-liberal charity/not-for-profit INDUSTRY has become.  Havn’t told you how it has destroyed our Maori/Pakeha culture after 30 years of implementation.  Google billionaire Trump advisor Libertarian Peter Thiel who paid $million to the government to become a citizen and said NEW ZEALAND WAS A LIBERTARIAN UTOPIA.

WILL FINISH THIS LATER, when I got more time, been on internet since 6am, time to get organised and get my head out of the computer/internet.

Tourism Industry Corporate Terrorists INSTRUMENTAL IN HOMELESSNESS & SUICIDE!

Saw a news item about Tourism Industry Aotearoa saying they wanted to employ NZers but they really needed immigrants or the entire industry would collapse.  Went on their website and was horrified by what I saw, also phoned them, but the idiot on the phone said she only answered the phones, she didn’t know anything.

Then I read this, these are the sorts of greedy corporate murderers who are making sure mass immigration continues, where disabled and poor locals are driven from their homes, not only by rich immigrants but also by tourists!!!!!!!!!!!  Go to Hokitika and see the numbers of HOMES turned into Air BNB – its disgusting and its so so so wrong.

https://tia.org.nz/assets/Uploads/358e129975/20190318-TIA-Submission-New-approach-to-employer-assisted-work-visas-and-regional-workforce-planning-FINAL.pdf

ACC KILL PEOPLE, ACC DRIVE ABUSED WOMEN, CHILDREN & MEN TO SUICIDE & DENY HOUSING

Truly going to be sick, look at those groups in New Zealand with so  much government/taxpayer money who are persecuting the poorest in this country – especially ACC who terrorise me and illegally deny 100,000s abuse victims professional health care, rehabilitation and SAFE STABLE HOUSING – THEY ARE REQUIRED TO PROVIDE UNDER LAW.

The people named below are the most corrupt people in New Zealand, they are the ones demanding mass immigration to drive disabled and poor people from their homes, driving them to suicide and violence.  These are the people causing so much harm in New Zealand, making us No 1 for domestic/flatmate violence, youth suicide, homelessness and more.

Its overwhelming to know the truth and watch the deceit and propaganda our media and government vomit all over us every single day.   Grrrrrr

If there are any international journalists who want to discredit and take down New Zealands cruel corrupt money men and their political puppets they should get hold of me.

https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/national/389297/tech-companies-and-17-govts-sign-up-to-christchurch-call

More Propaganda from the Suicide Show – The Project

The following news item might be good advice for middle class and wealthy people who don’t really have many problems compared with the poorest in our society.  Particularly the 20% of the people that experience 80% of the crime according to police statistics – I’m in that ‘cultural’ group.  A string of mentally unwell flatmates has seen to that.  I have a song called Human Sewage, check out my Youtube Channel its on there.

I’m also contributing to crime according to police – through my non-violent challenging activism.  I am challenging unjust authority within my rights to freedom of expression under International and NZ Constitutional laws.  I follow the guidelines of the UN Charter for a Civil Society and a Civil Society Actor/Activist.

I would be out on the streets with my signs, guitar and chalk much more, but I am getting over a recent violent assault with handcuffs and have a lot of fear.  They permanently damaged my right wrist and it would be extremely painful to be in handcuffs again – although I still have my wrist brace and will wear that on any future protest.

Below is the news item that set this post off, I am tired of this, when the most unwell people don’t even have safe places to live or necessities of life.

http://www.msn.com/en-nz/entertainment/tv/the-project-host-kanoas-inspiring-mental-health-plea/ar-BBOxFdy?ocid=ientp

#metoo lawyers from New Zealand, this is my legal situation

I am currently up on charges of wilful damage for throwing red paint on the white ribbon banner inside Masterton police station and leaving a piece of art on the counter.  I also went outside and did a chalk spray swastika on the wall.

I then drove to Lower Hutt and chalked on Lower Hutt Court house Judge PJ Butler and a swastika.  I left there unchallenged and went to Wellington Central police station and handed myself in at the counter.

I was protesting about the miscarriage and perversion of justice for the recent graffiti charges I had been facing – other charges had been removed.  ACC demanded their misuse of a telephone charges be removed, so the judge didn’t know my motivation behind other non-violent protests with chalk, I have done.  All in regard to my health care and access to a suitably qualified lawyer.

Police in Wellington are way nicer and more respectful, I have made multiple complaints about  unnecessary violence and threats of worse violence by some Wairarapa police, all have been ignored.  This was at the end of January 2018, I have been unable to get a lawyer and been manipluated and discriminated against by Legal Aid Services.  I was in court last week and the judge ordered I be given a Amacus Curiea lawyer, or some shit, they going to get back to me about it.

Far as I can see its a lawyer that won’t listen to what you have to say and will just get the case through the courts as fast as possible.  So far I’ve been told they don’t want to deal with my other legal issues, but my protesting is part of all that.

I need to get with some decent legal brains and work out how I am going to get my case moved out of the District Court, into the High Court.   (NOTE:  My case last year for graffiti has grounds to be appealed, and that would reinvestigate the violent assault by police and other threats.) And I demand a JURY TRIAL due to the constitutional nature of my case.

There is no jury in New Zealand would find me guilty of wilful damage when they consider why I did it.  They have the power to give the Bill of Rights more power.   I DO NOT WANT A JUDGE ALONE TRIAL!!!!!  Our judiciary are grossly corrupt with regards to people with mental health issues, especially as a result/or aggrivated by degrading soul destroying poverty.

Is there any lawyer out there or law student that would be interested in talking this through with me?   I know they will say my wilfil damage charge is too minor to warrant a jury trial – how do I use the law to refute that.  What is the law that says I have to have a judge alone trial.

Come on, there must be someone out there that’s interested in the constitutional issues I am grappling with here.  I do not believe our Bill of Rights to be as impotent as they are saying, I want to take a case to court where these laws are given the constitutional status they should have.

I belive the fact I am a poor person, with the issues around health care, disability, non-violent activism and legal representation, gives me the right to take this case.  And brings up legal issues that really need to be sorted out, or we cannot call our country a democracy, free, or one that adheres to Rule of Law – which was of course designed to keep the peace.

I also have other legal issues I wish to challenge in the ILLEGAL gentrification of Carterton.  The driving out of the poor and disabled by wealthy foreigners and city people.  With a Libertarian and conservative elitist agenda in power throughout our local and central government representatives – who I believe only represent business interests.

I want to use Imperial Laws Application Act 1988 – Westminister STatute the 1st – common right be done to all rich as poor.

It is not right that rich people get to live in a town and poor people do not.  Carterton once had at least 35 state houses, mostly three bedroom with decent yards to grow food etc.  They were all sold off and an Official Information Act request revealed the details and numbers of these homes were removed from public record – which I thought was illegal.  I have been around Carterton and counted them, given state houses were of a distinctive style.

It is not right disabled people who have chosen Carterton as their home do not have the opportunity to live here.  Many to be around family and friends for support.

These are also our cultural rights, no matter anybody says – we have a culture.  New Zealand has ratified the UN treaty on economic social and cultural rights, which should be used in this legal issue of ‘gentrification’.  I know it is happening in America and UK, however I believe our 200 year old European history proves we prefer a more egalitarian society and we do not like injustice.  As a society we care for the less fortunate, when we do that we have peace, now we don’t do that we have suffering, violence, addiction and suicide.  Note I do not consider charity as care, it is a degrading nightmare and there are many highly corrupt institutions – Trust House in Wairarapa is one of the worst examples.

I also have legal issues under Magna Carta as to be destroyed, by being denied health care a court ordered to be provided eight years ago.  Along with not having a suitably qualified lawyer for the past 15 years, being denied legal representation for 16 years, just for asking for the health care and justice I was legally entitled to under multiple laws.

I have multiple legal issues with Indepedent Police Conduct Authority, Wairarapa and CCDHBs, Health and Disability Commissioner, Human Rights Commission etc.  Privacy issues the Commissioner refuses to address because of my disability, apparently police are allowed to say anything derogatory about you to other police and security staff who transport you between courts.

I have Magna Carta issues with police coming to my home so many times, I was terrorised.  They came once very late at night for a welfare check, I started having nightmares after that.  Now I just get scared whenever someone knocks at my door or I hear noises outside after dark – that police are coming to get me.

Several officers have said they don’t like what is happening to me.  One of them is my neighbour.

I have $10,000 Independence Allowance sitting with ACC because I can’t fill out the forms and they want me to go to yet another assessment, which are now so traumatic, I become extremely unwell.  I am so broke, I can barely afford food and am so unwell cannot go to the food bank.  Or the doctor, I havn’t had a doctor for over two years and not spoken to one about health issues other than my mental health for many years.

There must be people in our country or the western world who can help me with this, make this happen to stop the divisions in society we are seeing and the damage that is doing to peace on this planet.

Kia kaha and aroha to us all, leave a comment, lets work out how to do this.

 

Foodstuffs supports gentrification & impoverishment of poorest in Carterton

Recently I had the most horrendous and humiliating experience in the local Carterton New World supermarket.  After reading Jacinda Arderns comments about regulating the food industry that were price gouging us I felt the need to share what happened as I am sure it proves it.  Also proves a violation of Westminister Statute the 1st – common right be done to all rich as poor.

My poor disabled friends and I have been noticing changes at the Carterton New World over the past few months, they are slowly getting rid of the cheapest products .  That includes basics like Weetbix – or the cheap equivalent and in my case the cheapest sanitary napkins.  I have bladder incontenance and the products I used – which were still dearer than other supermarkets – just stopped being stocked.  I asked about it but they were never reinstated.

Carterton is one of those small towns – travelling distance of the city – that has sold off its homes to wealthy foreigners and cashed up city people.  Disabled and poor that made Carterton their home, or have lived here for many years are being driven out.  It is a well known phenomina in UK and USA, in New Zealand people are so naive or cruel they refuse to accept it is happening to their neighbours and family members.  They also refuse to accept it is actually illegal – nobody wants to accept that, especially the wealthy leaders of our community/region.

The council and business people welcome these affluent happy people, they spend money.  They won’t even entertain the idea they are causing harm and gross violations of other people’s most basic rights in a democratic country that says it adheres to Word of Law and UN treaties.  For those of us rotting on welfare, denied prof health care, justice etc, we are forced to beg for food, housing and justice to charities.  Charities full of people who are only too happy to do it – they think it is their roll in life to hand out food to people the government deny these things to.  Try to criticise these people and you get insulted degraded and abused.

Those on the council driving poor from this community know the people who own the supermarket.  Foodstuffs and the owners will be basing their change in store and products sold to match the increasingly wealthy demographic of Carterton.  Poor people don’t spend much money, rich people do so they get more things they like.

Carterton has its $1 bread and milk on the other side of the supermarket from the front door, so poor people have to walk through the entire shop of things they are not allowed to buy just to get to these staples.  I cry when I go to the supermarket now, I have so little money and feel completely denigrated by the experience.  It confronts you with inequality.

So two weeks ago a friend texts me and says they have cold chickens for $4.99 at the supermarket again.  That is a lot of protein and very cheap, some of the chickens were Organic and down from $15.00 each.  I went down within half an hour, with less than only $30 in my account to get the much needed food and some other items.  I got two chickens, one for someone I know who has agrophobia, is disabled poor and I knew needed the food, like me too proud/humiliated to beg for food from the local food bank – or tell those around her who did have everything.

I went to pay and it was more than I expected, I was so humiliated I had to put things back.  I thought I had calculated in my head to be under the amount I had in the bank.  I started to cry quietly.  When I got out to the car I discovered they had charged me $15 for one of the cold chickens.  Obviously the scanner had picked up the previous full price bar code and not the one on the sticker that said $4.99.

I went back in the store to get the $10 I overpaid, the woman at the kiosk looked at the docket, looked at the two cold chickens in my trolly with their $4.99 stickers on and said she would go and sort it out.  I had started to cry and was about to have a serious panic attack, I handed the woman the receipts but I could not wait, I don’t like crying, ticking, shaking and curling up in a ball on the floor of a public place.  So I told her I could’t stay I wasn’t well and I would come back.  I ran out crying, people I know saw me.

I didn’t get back the next day I was too upset about what had happened, I was so humiliated.  When I did go back I phoned the supermarket first and spoke to the manager I think – I don’t know who that was.  Told him what happened and I was going to come back and get my money and some more items.  I did this because I know how unwell I get when I am humiliated because of my poverty like that.  I did it so there would be no fuss and everything would be sorted, I could get my things and leave without incident.

When I got there I believed everything was sorted but at the checkout I found out it wasn’t, this man started harrassing me and insinuating very strongly I was a liar about what had happened and a thief, I became extremely distressed – I have a stress disorder.  I tried to defend myself, the woman had thrown out the docket, she didn’t realise I was having a panic attack and had to leave and still wanted my money returned.  The manager on the phone didn’t understand the situation either – I don’t think he did anyway.  The man who challenged me at the checkout went on and on and on, he was insulting and rude and I told him that, I got louder and louder, so people could hear what he was doing to me.  Another staff member came up and tried to stop him as I became more and more traumatised and terrorised.  I wanted to run from the shop but I was desperately poor and needed the food.

I had the cheapest food in my trolley, that included pack of 4 chicken carcus for less than $3.00 I stuff and roast them – this man was accusing me of buying a $15 Organic chicken and lying about it, when I had to buy chicken carcus as my food.  He gave the impression I did this because I wanted what rich people ate ewwwwww.

Because of my disorder I am not able to beg to food banks for food, even my WINZ case manager offered me a food grant I refused because I couldn’t bring myself to be degraded in front of supermarket staff with that card.  These people are the community, they know who is poor and make their own judgements based on things they often do not understand.

The people who saw/heard what happened will now marginalise and discriminate against me even further because I was insulted and degraded like that – they will believe it is my fault and I am a thief and liar.  All the owner and Foodstuffs wanted to do was talk about it.  I already got my money back, the woman who took over from the revolting man insulting me gave it back, it was quite obvious I was telling the truth.  I have heard of other instances of people having to go back after being charged full price on specialed items at that store – and being argued with about it.

This hatred of poor people permeates EVERYTHING when you live in ‘relative poverty’ that rich people think is a pathetic joke – but I am sure it drives more people to suicide and violence than any other cause.

The reason we have laws, a democracy and supposed to follow rule of law is to stop those with power and money from persecuting those without.  That is human nature, however it is not what supposed to happen in a civil society!!!!!!!!!

Anybody out there reading this, can help me take a case against Carterton District Council, Foodstuffs and Carterton New World for violations of Westminister Statute the 1st.  It says on Foodstuffs website about CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY – so obviously they are part of the oligarchy that knows it price gouges citizens when it can get away with it – profit is everything.

 

Neo-liberals calling their religion LOCALISM in New Zealand

I have just had a very disturbing telephone conversation with a man called Ron Shaw who lives in Carterton New Zealand.

He is head of a group that calls itself Wairarapa Heart and POWER TO THE PEOPLE, I was interested in going to their meeting after an advertisement in a local community newsletter.  I was concerned reading they were getting in Oliver Hartwhich from BUSINESS ROUND TABLE (now calling themselves NZ Initiative) who I have been following for over a decade. I know what they are and what they BELIEVE – and I know it is causing huge harm in society because the people who believe it are only wealthy affluent people who have very little REAL life experience.

NZ Initiative – Business Round TAble is what they used to be called was started by extremely wealthy international business people living in New Zealand in order to promote neo-liberal economic theories of privatization, less government, banking deregulation, free trade so foreigners could buy up NZ, charities running all health and social services for poor that were created.  They are what known as a RIGHT-WING THINK TANK – these people are deeply disturbed.  I have attended some of their meetings, was receiving their emails until I was blocked without explanation and have reports they put out and news items they make public.

So I phoned Ron Shaw to find out more about the upcoming TELEVISED meeting about POWER TO THE PEOPLE AND GO LOCAL.  I asked Ron if he knew who Oliver and NZ Initiative were and what they did – he said he did.  He then started raving on about how he was a BELIEVER in their ideas, he would have said the world BELIEVE and BELIEVER at least five times at the beginning of our conversation.

These religious neo-liberal terrorists are now calling what they do LOCALISM – according to them encouraging local people to deal with social issues the central government (following neoliberal beliefs) created is how to fix it. Oliver Hartwich is paid a lot of money by the richest business people in New Zealand – feel free to google their Business Round Table/NZ Initiative Board members and some of their public statements and the power they have in this country.  These people are not interested in needs of the poor whatsoever, their only concern is creating increasing wealth for richest in society.

When I said that I was a Civil Society Activist in area of mental health, inequality and neo-liberalism he became even stranger.  I had said about 3 sentences (after his rave about BEING A BELIEVER in neo-liberalism (which he refused to name as that) and he said I was RANTING.  I was taken aback because I had been especially conscious to remain polite and respectful.  I asked him if he knew he was a misogynist and told him how insulting he was being.  He just got worse.

When I started quoting him New Zealand constitutional laws and international UN treaties NZ was signed up to follow, along with social problems like world leading child suicide, violence etc he told me it was CLICHE AFTER CLICHE AFTER CLICHE.  I replied to him that quoting law and facts wasn’t a cliche and asked if he was mentally disturbed?

I said how neo-liberals didn’t believe in providing professional heatlh care and necessaries of life to disabled in the community and he replied with WHY IS THAT????  I said “Because Business Round Table introduced neo-liberalism to New Zealand and neo-liberals didn’t believe in health care or necessaries of life to be provided by government as required.”  He changed the subject and got more insulting.  Quite obviously he was a religious fanatic, like any of those violent terrorists around the world, just disguised in a cloak of western legitimacy.

He then said THERE’S NOT MUCH GOING ON IN YOUR HEAD, IS THERE    – yipes.  I still responded respectfully to that insult, as anybody who follows me will know I am an intelligent. well informed and well educated person and have reports to prove it.  I told him I had reports confirming I was intelligent if he would like to see them, he laughed maniacally – it was deeply disturbing.

I told him neo-liberalism was considered a religious cult by international news agencies and academics and his behaviour and use of language proved this to be correct.

He is running a televised discussion on LOCALISM soon and I am going to be there.  I can’t wait.  I am going to be sooooo cool calm and collected and I know the people opposed to me are going to look like raving violent lunatics – which of course they are – raving religious fanatics.

Many in this community discredit and despise me for a having disability called Complex PTSD, a stress disorder.  When triggered I can over-react and go tourettes, but I have never harmed or threatend harm to any person, nor have I LIED or TRIVIALISED what is happening to disabled poor people with mental health issues.    They don’t know me and the gossips have listened to the mental health & christian groups who have rejected me from services/help because they couldn’t deal with my disorder – not my fault, their fault.  They discredit, gossip and insult me to make themselves feel better about illegally denying me and many others health care and somewhere safe and stable to live.

Feel nervous about posting this as I am realising the extent of the power these neo-liberal terrorist nutters wealthy elites have – we’ll see what happens.  Its already started since our corrupted neo-liberal Labour government got into power.  Last week after I phoned Parliament very unwell begging them to have my health care reinstated and justice provided, their private security firm phoned police to do a welfare visit to my home – in order to terrorise me, no other reason.  Then they had my phone blocked from contacting parliament, any MP or minister.

The reason they did this is I talk to these new young receptionists answering the phones for these new LABOUR (supposed to be left wing) politciians and tell them a little of my story, they are rightly concerned and try and get me help.  This must be when they realise something is wrong with what they are being told is their job and rights of citizens phoning them.  They would then realise what is actually happening to people with mental health issues as a result of abuse and government neglect is different to what they have been told and their bosses are leaving people in inhuman living situations to be harmed & some of them cause harm.

I was also blocked by facebook for 30 days after making a formal complaint about a mental health worker insulting and abusing me on facebook.  Then a few hours ago Max Harris – who an extremely influential public figure at the moment – tried to have me blocked from twitter for telling the truth.