Sunday, October 04, 2015

Who's to blame for John Wanoa?

John Wanoa was all over newspapers and television news bulletins last week, after he and a group of uniformed men raided an office in downtown Auckland and forced the men and women working there outside. After he posted footage of this 'eviction' online, Wanoa was quickly arrested and charged with trespass, forcible entry, and assault. 
Wanoa's been described in the media as a 'Maori rights protester' pursuing some sort of Treaty claim, but he is actually a paranoid eccentric who has borrowed conspiracy theories about ancient civilisations from the far right of Pakeha politics. 
When I encountered John Wanoa back in 2009 he was claiming to be Moriori rather than Maori, and was busy recycling a set of myths and stereotypes that had been the stock in trade of Pakeha rednecks for a century. I wrote this post about Wanoa's attempts to appropriate Moriori history. Wanoa responded with a series of decreasingly coherent messages. He told me about his plans to build a tidal power generator, and informed me that the famous stone statues of Rapa Nui are able to levitate and move about that island. 

More recently, Wanoa has taken to claiming descent from a technologically sophisticated civilisation that supposedly existed on Rapa Nui and in Africa thousands of years ago. He has also suggested that the Treaty of Waitangi historians and lawyers acknowledge is a fake document. According to Wanoa, a secret, long-suppressed version of the Treaty confirms his worldview and entitles him to political and economic control over New Zealand. Wanoa currently claims to be the king of New Zealand and Britain, and has somehow attracted followers in both countries (here's a surreal statement by a supporter in Brighton). 
I don't think it is a coincidence that right-wing Pakeha conspiracy theorists like Martin Doutre like to talk about elaborate and forgotten ancient civilisations on Rapa Nui, or Easter Island, as they invariably call it, and that Doutre and co insist that the true version of the Treaty of Waitangi has been hidden from New Zealanders. 

Wanoa may soon find himself moving from prison to the Mason clinic, or some other psychiatric facility. When Clare Swinney, another New Zealand author of elaborate conspiracy theories, was committed to a psychiatric ward a few years ago, she condemned her treatment as politically motivated. In an interview with an American conspiracy theorist, Swinney described the hospital where she was treated as a 'communist' institution, and complained that the New Zealand government was attempting to brainwash her. Wanoa's supporters would probably be credulous enough to accept a similar claim from him.


John Wanoa has no more to do with Maori activism than Clare Swinney. Like Swinney, he's the victim of a subculture of conspiracy theory and paranoia that has flourished in New Zealand like some exotic and noxious weed.


[Posted by Scott Hamilton]


11 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/bail-for-auckland-parking-office-invasion-accused-q13938.html

7:28 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He got plenty of support from a similar paranoid delusional narcissist who purposely went into Theology school only to spend the balance of his life demonizing the Catholic Church. Wanoa used Kevin Annett's work in an attempt to legitimize his claims, but took Annett's call for sherriffs and marshals to enforce the 'common-law' word for word. Anywhere you see calls for sovereignty and 'liberty' you will find someone who ensorses and uses Kevin Annett as a reference. Unfortunately, he may be what the Natives in this country accuse him of....an agent for CSIS whose job it is to disrupt activists and their movements. Several of those who were affiliated with Annett now are in trouble with the law: Santos Bonacci, Dean Clifford, and Wanoa among others...

https://kevinannettmustbestopped.wordpress.com/2015/10/04/itccs-affiliated-nz-marshals-storm-auckland-office-king-wanoa-arrested/

1:52 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

lol https://www.facebook.com/john.wanoa/posts/10207721279411268

7:49 am  
Anonymous Scott Hamilton said...

Thanks for that information on Kevin Annett anon: I'd never heard of the man before. These anti-Catholic conspiracy theories are a sad business, partly because they may undermine rational and legitimate criticisms of the church.

8:57 pm  
Anonymous Willie said...

This guy is seriously crazy - Needs to be thrown in the looney bin for his safety and the safety of others!

https://gettingreadyfor2015.wordpress.com/2014/08/26/king-john-wanoa-speaks-directly-to-queen-elizabeth-ii/

I'm kinda impressed that someone can talk gibberish for this long. Would love to know what's going on inside his head.

3:00 pm  
Blogger John Wanoa said...

Moai catch a Pakeha Alien Invader and sends them back to England on King William IV Boat they all came here on his Admiralty and his Pound Note silly dumb Pakeha lose in the end This is Native Land and the Pope just destroyed his laws over you from the Vatican. Now Moai King William IV Has 193 Armies to shoot you bastards in the ass before long if you cannot produce a Title who who say you bought this land from and you can forget about your Fake Queen Elizabeth II cos she has skipped it and run off and left you all stranded on our Moai Hapu Land! You crooked Pirate Pakeha Thieves created you Maori IWI Tribe to dupe the Natives and left them high and dry too. So I shall take you one by one into the High Court of Admiralty King William IV Created in his Acts of Westminster Parliament that got you ass holes on these land the Moai Hapu Marshall's will either shoot you in the Head under Martial Law only we have now as King William IV Partner in Business with his Flag or HANG YOU Bastards under the MOAI KING WILLIAM IV NWO New World Order ILLUMINATI LAW which we tell them to USE on you MONGREL IDIOTS! Who have NO RIGHTS anymore FUCKED and THROW into the MENTAL HOME when you get the LAND STRIPPED OF YOU and SHOT ON SIGHT! We just had a practice RUN to SNAP your POLICE FRAUDSTERS! NOTICE You IDIOTS once your names and PHOTOS Goes onto my Facebook Site you CANT REMOVE THEM and you are STUCK THERE till you get BOOTED OUT OFF HERE! If you cannot show your TITLE who gave it to you! All these stories I write are TRUE in the HIGH COURT in LONDON is EVIDENCE against you FUCKERS! Making false statements like your QUEEN FRAUDSTER if your WHITE its WORSE! On the OFFENSIVE! ILLUMINATI LAW is SHOOT ON SITE if the MARSHAL SAYS SO like OBAMA is using MARTIAL LAW! You say something derogatory against the MOAI KING WILLIAM IV NEW WORLD ORDER then expect some TREATMENT not OINKMENT! YOU MONGRELS can throw any amount of stones at me wont change anything YOU HAVE NO EVIDENCE and a NAME that is ALIEN to NATIVE LANDS! The name Hamilton is foreign for a starrt came here on a SHIP OF ADMIRALTY PIRATES! Looking for CHEAP LAND! Well its going back to the NATIVES as POPE SAID in his NEW WORLD ORDERS! GOT YOU ASS OFF!

1:24 pm  
Blogger John Wanoa said...

SILLY PAKEHA THE POPE DESTROYED YOUR LAWS AND ITS PLAYED RIGHT INTO MY HANDS IN THE COURTS NOW I REPRESENT MYSELF AS THE SURROGATE KING WILLIAM IV AND THATS HOW IT IS TO THE JUDGE FACING ME THE REAL LAND OWNER NATIVE MOAI CROWN STONE MEMORIAL OF GODS CRACE FACE NOT A FAKE PAKEHA ILLUSION FRAUD LAND TITLE AND ULLSHIT QUEEN YOU ALL BOW TO IS GONE LIKE THE FERRY DUST AND YOUR CHURCHES CAME HERE WITH BULLETS STILL FIRING SHOTS AT OUR NATIVES AROUND THE WORLD TO STEAL THEIR LANDS WITH YOUR STRANGE WHITE SURNAMES EASY TO SEE WHY YOU CAME HERE ON KING WILLIAM IV ADMIRALTY YOU GET BOOTED OUT ON HIS SAME LAW NOW WE HAVE IT ALL TO OURSELF AS HIS PRIVATE CONTRACT BUSINESS PARTNER WITH THE BRITISH MILITARY AND THE POPE DESTROYED YOIUR USE OF OUR ADMIRALTY LAW YOU GOT NONE NOW AND WILL GO MAD ONCE YOUR POLICE ARE EITHER HUNG SHOT OR ARRESTED LOCKED IN A DIRTY CELL FOR COVERING UP THE LAWYERS AND JUDGED LAND OWNERS FRAUD! YES YOU BASTARDS GOT AWAY WITH TOO MUCH THEFT AND THE POPE PULLED THE PLUG ON YOU MONGRELS AND LEFT ME WITH THE POWER OF KING WILLIAM IV! I JUST HAD TO SET THE TRAP TO CATCH ME SOME PAKEHA TO PUT IN THE POT WITH SOME PUHA AND PAKEHA TO SELL AT MCDONALD AS CHEAP FOOD OFFICE GIRLS ON COOK STREET TASTE YUCKIE! THEN TAKE YOUR MEDS OR GO MAD IN THE HEAD ALL YOU SILLY COMMENTS ARE LACKING IN INTELLIGENCE

1:33 pm  
Blogger boseefus macmurphy said...

How many people or cultures need to be killed by the catholic church for you to believe something isnt right? Why does rome not give to the needy instead of hoarding riches? Examine the history of your church objectively. Why are churches not used as homeless shelters, that is what scripture ACTUALLY calls for. Not golden mother marys sorry guy

2:12 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

holy shit John, you need some SERIOUS help!
Maybe you'll get it in jail...

2:06 am  
Blogger John Wanoa said...

Get a real name Mr faceless Anonymous you people who hide behind a veil are not that good at all reporting something you should identify yourself first before opening your mouth And as for you Scott Hamilton you need to go somewhere else and take your comments not here as your looking more the fool the longer I stay around on these lands you have no origins to with a name from England stirring up shit right through the world. So leave us alone with our Native History and go suck on your white Queen fraud bitch and look at where you came from on a ship with all the sperms of evil spilling out its shit laws for you lot of white surnames it was designed for stirrers.

8:23 am  
Blogger John Wanoa said...

THURSDAY 3 MARCH 2016 Now that PM John Key is booted off the main Marae in Waitangi it means he has no legal consent from the Taumata Elders who are the Legitimate land owners kaitiaki of this country having a HUI with me to put our real KING WILLIAM IV FLAG Sovereign Authority over the Plastic PAKEHA Football FLAG that has NO HISTORY of this COUNTRY and to think that you have the Audacity to RUN OVER me and my CHIEFS of this NATIVE LAND you only OCCUPY with a FRAUD NO END DATE 1840 TREATY OF WAITANGI DOCUMENT TITLE you come under which we can now TERMINATE your FAKE BULLSHIT CONTRACT SCOTT HAMILTON and your FAKE Friend ANONYMOUS NO FACE ASS SHIT HEAD of DECEPTIVE WORDS you CAN BRING ALL YOUR SHITHEAD PAKEHA TALK THERE IN THE PLACE OF JOHN KEY SO WE CAN HAVE THE PLEASURE TO DEPORT YOU BACK TO WHENCE YOUR WHITE HAMILTON ANONYMOUS SURNAME SPERMS CAME FROM. AND THEN BRING YOUR IMMIGRATION AND BIRTH CERTIFICATES TITLE WITH YOU ONTO TE TII MARAE AND LETS MATCH THEM UP TO THIS MOAI HAPU NATIVE TITLE! IF YOU CANNOT REFUTE ALL THAT IS ON THIS MOAI WEBSITE THEN I CAN LEGALLY BOOT YOU BACK INTO THE OCEAN WHERE YOUR HAMILTON ANONYMOUS ARROGANT BASTARD WHITE PIRATE SPERMS EMIGRATED FROM FALSE HOPES AND FRAUDULENT DOCUMENTS AND A CORRUPT QUEEN YOU NOW DONT WANT! WRITING LIME THIS IS MEANT FOR YOU SHIT HEAD PEOPLE NOT OTHER GOOD WHITE PEOPLE LIKE MY FRIEND MOYRA HOFFMAN RUSSELL FROM RUSSELL BAY OF ISLANDS AND ROTORUA MY OTHER HOME MAKES YOU A SHAM ON PAKEHA BREEDERS OF ALIEN INVADER IGNORANCE http://www.moaipowerhouse.com/#!blank/uh3rx

9:37 am  

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