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Posted by watchingcyfswatchnewzealand on March 9, 2007

As posted on CYFSWATCH NZ

Friday, 09.03.2007, 02:22pm (GMT12)

“Our lives begin to end, the day we become silent about the things that matter.”

Martin Luther King

Kia kaha.

One Response to “Quote.”

  1. Simon said

    I have recently made a complaint to the Broadcasting Standards Authority about a programme on TVNZ that was according to me intrusive and derogative. It is not my first complaint and I\’m familiar with their process. It is a carbon copy of all other bureaucratic organisations complaints proceedings. At first you are required to quote which section of the BSA or Act in question, and then provide a valid reasoning related to the issue. The research can be quite time consuming. Yet after all your efforts in quotations and analyses, you get a response, something like; \’The programme did not do such and such, and it is the end of the matter\’.

    The reply usually does not provide a reason for the decision, let alone a professional one at that. The authoritative decision is based on the concerned officer\’s discretion alone, is a rule of thumb. And all violations of your human rights, sometimes consumer\’s rights, seem to be dealt with this way. It certainly makes you feel like applying the rule of nature, which is further investigation with a baseball bat. Not that I would, but I know someone who did. The rule of thumb is a mental assault violating your intelligence, feelings, and emotions. So if violence begets violence, the reason is scientifically explained in the process of cause and effect, or under human nature – a reaction to a provocation.

    The last time I saw a lawyer on a Human Rights enquiry cost me $700 for waiting half an hour in his corporate waiting room. It is then that I discovered that Lawyers Society or something is basically to serve their own interest. This brings me to the point that men among some minority groups\’ rights are being trampled upon in a big way in New Zealand. It is lacking representations.

    I think that a lot of these folks are resigned to the fact that it\’s a waste of time attempting to pursue human rights simply because it\’s too violent to the mind, and emotions. It\’s a why wonder some folks take extreme action when such treatments are dished down during times of hardship and desperation. That is; possible trends resulting from violation of human rights, mental and emotional violence, and non-representation gives rise to violence against authorities, depression, and worse.

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