It’s great to see a robust Pakeha candidate step up to attract electoral support in Tai Tokerau.
Kelvyn Alp is standing for the OURNZ Party, which describes itself on its website as “the only political party in New Zealand that has a solution based focus”.
OURNZ Party deals with the issues no other parties are willing, or able to publically acknowledge. All OURNZ Party policies are in draft form and await your input. We believe that you, the people, must have a hand in the shaping of your own future. Gone shall be the days when draconian legislation is rammed down your throats.
We must wonder about the party leaders’ confidence, mind you, because visitors are told “This site is the temporary online home of the OURNZ Party.”
But Alf wishes it well.
Kelvyn shapes up admirably as a modern-day Don Quioxote, a fellow who describes himself in the media statement as is no stranger to Maori issues
…having used a Maori passport issued by “The Maori Government of Aotearoa” twice in 2001 to enter the Solomon Islands.
He obviously is a rare form of the Homo sapiens species and should thrive among Hone’s mob in the Far North.
Alf imagines he also is a dab hand at self-publicity who issued the media statement announcing his own candidacy, although it is written in the third person.
But his mission is not as clear as Alf would like it to be:
Kelvyn is also set to target what he called the fiasco surrounding the issues related to Te Tiriti O Waitangi 1840 and The Declaration of Independence 1835. He says “it’s pretty clear cut what should have been in place. Not only are the devious practices and sleight of hand tactics of the so-called “crown” entity responsible, but also the pathetic nature of some Maori that have in effect, sold their souls and dragged their people down with them”.
He further states “If there is one thing I do know for certain, the whole Maori versus Non-Maori myth is nothing more than a perpetrated action to ensure a continued divide. Anyone trying to play that card is quite frankly off their rockers. If you want to know the name of the real enemy then you need look no further than the crown.”
His third-person writing technique (something Alf has been known to employ on occasion) seems calculated to give the impression a journalist or some-such has written the statement after questioning him:
When asked what he had to say to anyone that would question his not being from the area he is to contest, he replied “I believe all representatives to date have been from the area, so how has that worked out for you all so far? You either want solutions or you want egos. I am not aligned to any particular Hapu or Iwi, so can serve all equally. I also know probably more about the system and how it really operates than those that will also contest”.
He says his white skin means nothing to anyone with half a brain and the ability to think. “The system has no skin colour, yet because it was rammed down your throats by “white men”, you will naturally believe it’s the white man’s fault. That is so far off the mark, those that hold that view have left the planet. The system is the enemy and we all suffer from that common enemy. Unfortunately, all of your representatives to date just don’t get it, so how the hell are they going to help you?”
Alf’s suspicions that Kelvyn is great at promoting Kelvyn are supported by a visit to Wikipedia where we find mention of the fellow –
Kelvyn Alp born 27 March 1971, was the leader of the Direct Democracy Party of New Zealand which stood in the 2005 general elections. he also stood for Mayor of Manukau in 2007. He has five children, three boys, two girls, and served in the New Zealand Army from 1995 to 1996.
Alp has attempted to use a “Māori Passport” abroad in an attempt to highlight Māori issues. This practice ended after the New Zealand Labour-led Government threatened to pull allocated school funding in the Solomon Islands.
In 1996 Alp set up the New Zealand Armed Intervention Force as a mercenary organisation, later transforming it into a para-military, anti-banking, pro-people rights movement – although it was referred to in the media as a Māori separatist organisation. It is now defunct.
So who wrote that?
Wikipedia cautions that the item “has been nominated to be checked for its neutrality”.
Oh, and let’s not forget that The Direct Democracy Party of New Zealand promoted greater participation by the people in the decision making of government. Blah, Blah, Blah.
Again, we must wonder who wrote the item about the party at Wikipedia.
It was one of the few parties in New Zealand that openly challenged the current monetary system and actively promoted solutions to irredeemable debt. It aimed to establish a system of binding referendums similar to the Landsgemeinde used in Switzerland for all major decisions. The Party also advocated for a New Zealand Constitution to protect and enshrine the rights and freedoms of the people.
The zinger for Alf in the media statement announcing Kelvyn’s Tai Tokerau ambitions is –
He says he looks forward to the support of all intelligent Maori that will now finally have the opportunity to see the talk walked and not the continuation of lip service as has been evident to date.
Clearly, he is expecting intelligent Maori to flock to his banner. But Alf warns against drawing the conclusion when the votes have been counted that a low vote for him shows there are few intelligent Maori in Tai Tokerau.
The Direct Democracy Party of New Zealand fielded 32 candidates at the 2005 election. They attracted just 782 votes or 0.03% of the total vote.
Kevyn no doubt was pitching then for the votes of intelligent people.
Intelligent people – we may suppose – responded appropriately.