Obey God, Not the nation.

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Today is Waitangi Day. By law, it s a public holiday, and the cause of much controversy: from the dawn service to the protests that occur. There is a backlash to all this:

David {Shearer, leader of Opposition]talks about having pride in ourselves, being proud of our national day, as so many other countries are. It would be great to have a day where we act like the aussies or yanks.

And [John] Key [Prime Minister] is right that when it comes to Waitangi day most kiwis do not care, they are more concerned with the weather forecast and if they can get to the beach.

We need to move away from Waitnagi day as our national day. It was not the day our nation was founded, it does not bring people together, and it always ends up focusing on (media wise) the pack of fuckwits up north shitting all over the pride of this country.

Rob Muldoon [Previous PM: almost bankrupted us with his centrally planned industrialisation] was right to have a New Zealand day. but he was wrong to just rename Waitangi day. Time to pick a new day, and leave Waitangi day as just another public holiday and those that want to go all out for it can, and those who don’t can just relax and know that as a day, it does not represent our country.

The elite are ignoring us. Today is our antipodean carnival, where the indigenous, who functionally make up the underclass, protest, challenge and abuse our leaders. It is disorderly. It is embarrassing. But the elite ignore us. The slow infiltration of Islam, who use the tactics of the ghetto is encouraged with one hand: with the other Christians are harrassed by the fascistic multiplication of laws that appease the oppressed.

However, I am a New Zealander, and today I think about the decline of our nation, and what to do.

Psalm 96:1-9

1   O sing to the LORD a new song; sing to the LORD, all the earth. up>2   Sing to the LORD, bless his name; tell of his salvation from day to day. 3   Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous works among all the peoples. 4   For great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised; he is to be revered above all gods. 5   For all the gods of the peoples are idols, but the LORD made the heavens. 6   Honor and majesty are before him; strength and beauty are in his sanctuary. 7   Ascribe to the LORD, O families of the peoples, ascribe to the LORD glory and strength. 8   Ascribe to the LORD the glory due his name; bring an offering, and come into his courts. 9   Worship the LORD in holy splendor; tremble before him, all the earth.

Galatians 4:21-31

21Tell me, you who desire to be subject to the law, will you not listen to the law? 22For it is written that Abraham had two sons, one by a slave woman and the other by a free woman. 23One, the child of the slave, was born according to the flesh; the other, the child of the free woman, was born through the promise. 24Now this is an allegory: these women are two covenants. One woman, in fact, is Hagar, from Mount Sinai, bearing children for slavery. 25Now Hagar is Mount Sinai in Arabia and corresponds to the present Jerusalem, for she is in slavery with her children. 26But the other woman corresponds to the Jerusalem above; she is free, and she is our mother. 27For it is written, “Rejoice, you childless one, you who bear no children, burst into song and shout, you who endure no birthpangs; for the children of the desolate woman are more numerous than the children of the one who is married.” 28Now you, my friends, are children of the promise, like Isaac. 29But just as at that time the child who was born according to the flesh persecuted the child who was born according to the Spirit, so it is now also. 30But what does the scripture say? “Drive out the slave and her child; for the child of the slave will not share the inheritance with the child of the free woman.” 31So then, friends, we are children, not of the slave but of the free woman.

Now, what should we say today? What should we say to each other? Not everyone who reads this is a NZer, but this issue cuts to the core of our citizenship in the world.

Firstly, we are children not of slavery but of freedom. The rights we have earnt — in blood — need to be preserved. And no, this did not start with the American Revolution. or the Civil War, or the Maori Renaissance. The tradition is much older: it includes the Lollards, the Roundheads, Milton protesting against his own religious party (the Puritans) for freedom of speeh: it includes the raising of the North against the Normans and the many who have stood in front of a king (elected or not) and told him that his rights are limited — regardless of the cost. Our Muslim friends do not accept this. THey overtly claim descent from Ismael, the child of Hagar, and route has always lead to slavery. Vanessa, on discussing the burka, makes this point.

This is not a fashion issue. It isn’t. It’s always their first step to sharia courts (which we already have, but which are becoming more widespread, and which will eventually seep into criminal law), attacking Christian churches, murdering Jews in the street, honor killings, legalizing polygamy, rape epidemics of the natives, and etc. It doesn’t even take much for them to completely monopolize the government, as nobody will stop them, and everyone will try as hard as possible to change the laws to accommodate them.

Look at Europe. It always starts with the burqa. We have a chance to react differently, before they take over.

Secondly, there have to limits on the King. For the land is not ours: it is of God. We can turn our love of country into an idol, assume that the founding documents of the country are some form of holy writ, and that we will be here forever.

That is nonsense: like most NZers I trace my family back to Ireland and England. We were not here until 150 odd years ago (1852 in my case: the family arrived with a regiment to defend the New Plymouth Colony during the Taranki Land Wars). For those of you who think this is an antipodean thing, I suggest you meditate on the boundaries of Germany, Poland, Latvia and the Czech Republic — they have changed at least four times since Napoleon ran his Grande Armee.

We should take pride in our freedom and our good works, not in the national name of our passport. I am called to be faithful and godly, not to meet some poltically determined quality called “New Zealandness”.

And we need to be prepared to separate from our nation. When freedom comes, and the oppression tha Vanessa describes occurs, we need to shake the dust of our feet and go somewhere where we can live in peace.

Indigenous and Settled: integrated or not. We have to obey God, not our nation.


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