Dear Mr. Carruthers,
Concerns about Political Bias in the Criminal
Cases Review Commission
Your Commission is located in
Hamilton. Of course, you have to be located somewhere and you may appear
more independent if you are elsewhere than in Wellington (in particular).
However, Professor Margaret
Wilson has long been associated with the Waikato University Law
School in Hamilton and was also Attorney-General in a previous Labour
Party government, at which time I phoned her office on at least one
occasion. On the one occasion on which I recall phoning her Ministerial
office, the woman who answered the phone, on hearing my name, hissed
at me! I don't know what you think about staff in an Attorney-General's
office hissing at members of the public, but -- to me -- that indicates
that this country is somewhat insane!
I am worried that the same sort of insanity might affect certain people
associated with the Criminal Cases Review Commission. After all, it
was set up by a Labour Party minister.
An issue that I have with Waikato University relates to Neville
Robertson, who teaches Psychology there. I suppose that you are
aware of the legal principle "Audi Alteram Partem" ("Hear
the other side"), which states that Natural Justice requires that
you hear both sides in a situation where the facts are in dispute. Robertson
and a colleague were largely responsible for the mass hysteria which
resulted in the Domestic
Violence Act 1995 (now
renamed but mostly unchanged). As I pointed out in my article "Andrew
Little Lies Like a Girl", Robertson has authored an article
in which he makes it clear that he was only interested in the woman's
side of a high profile event and that he literally didn't believe in
objectivity! I have studied Psychology at Massey University and found
a lecturer there, too, who didn't believe in objectivity. I take it
that the legal system still claims to believe in objectivity!
On your website, you say that you are totally independent from Ministers,
the courts and relevant Crown organisations such as Police, the Department
of Corrections, the Ministry of Justice and the Crown Law Office. That
is very good. However, you do not state that you are independent of
the universities, including Waikato University. Of course, you may be
taking at face value the myth that universties are ivory towers which
are dedicated to the unbiased pursuit of truth -- but everyone knows
that the universities often have corporate political agendas and contain
many lecturers who use their positions to pursue
their own (e.g. Feminist) political agendas.
I note that the Establishment Advisory Group includes a Feminist activist
Elisabeth McDonald) and a Maori activist (Professor Tracey McIntosh).
I have been taught by Professor McDonald and, in my view, she is probably
the most evil and ruthlessly anti-male person alive in New Zealand.
When she taught me Crimes at Victoria University of Wellington's Law
School, she was morally corrupt. She use two of her lecture hours to
subject the class to straight-out Feminist propaganda on Domestic Violence
and Rape (respectively). She told us beforehand that the content was
not examinable, so we did not have to attend. In other words, she used
university facilities, our time, her paid time, our fees and people's
taxes to shove propaganda down our throat which was not part of the
course! The Domestic Violence hour was used to show us an emotive UK
video, which was nearly or totally devoid of research facts or statistics.
The Rape hour was given over to a couple of young female activists from
Rape Crisis. They mentioned statistics, so I asked to see them. They
said they would give them to me after the lecture. After the lecture
I went to talk to them, but they told me to get the statistics from
their website. When I went to their website, I found no statistics there!
At the next lecture by McDonald after the Domestic Violence video,
I sat at the front right of the class and put up my hand to ask a question.
After some hesitation, she allowed me to ask my question. I asked why
she had showed an emotive propaganda video to the class, which was composed
of future lawyers, judges and other potentially powerful people. She
had no answer to my question. One day soon after, our class was taken
by a prosecutor or former prosecutor from Hawkes Bay, whose name was
Manning, I think. I again sat at the front right of the class and put
up my hand to ask a question. He looked at me, looked away, and gave
me no chance to ask my question! This was supposed to be a university!
The current Chief Executive Officer is Parekawhia
McLean. According to a media release on your website,
"Ms McLean’s role includes supporting the Commissioners
to oversee the review and investigation of convictions and sentences
and decide whether to refer them to an appeal court; providing an
outreach and education programme; and if required, undertake systemic
Since Parekawhia McLean does not appear to have a Law degree, I am
very concerned that she has the power to decide whether to refer cases
to an appeal court. That seems to me to be totally inappropriate.
Much more important than that, even, is the fact that she is obviously
and ethnocentric -- having worked both for the Ministry of Women's Affairs
and for an Iwi. If she undertakes systemic inquiries, it seems to me
to be predetermined that she will find that there is systematic discrimination
against women and/or Maoris and there is absolutely no chance that she
will find that there is systematic discrimination against men and/or
Non-Maoris -- whatever the facts.
There are countless examples of politically driven predetermination
of bias against women and/or Maoris by the Human Rights Commission,
Labour-led governments, the media and the education system. It is very
important to mention the Black Lives Matter movement in this context,
as it actually -- statistically speaking -- should be a Men's Lives
Matter movement. I refer you to my article, '"Black
Lives Matter" Movement is Sexist and Racist'.