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New Zealand Violence Industry run by ESTABLISHMENT liberals – SUPERU CORRUPT

I have come to HATE the word ABUSE, where ignorant passive-aggressive do-gooding liberals use it after they get a well deserved bollocking for condoning and perpetrating serious violence, suffering, discrimination and persecution in our communities.  They take children from their parents who ask for help they entitled to, get police to violently arrest people and prosecute them when disabled, allow justice agencies to ignore, reject and incarcerate people who are being denied professional treatment care and rehabilitation they entitled to, leave disabled abused men women and children to be harmed in the community, etc etc.

Check out the email I got today from SUPERU/Families Commission (who I have been writing to for years begging for help and telling them how bad things are – all ignored) and my response.

From: Events (SUPERU) <Events@superu.govt.nz>
Sent: Friday, 18 November 2016 6:53 a.m.
To: Jayne
Subject: Seminar: Responding to perpetrators of family violence

Dear Jayne,

Thank you for your interest in our upcoming seminar on family violence. Unfortunately, due to abusive comments made to our staff through emails, Facebook and Twitter, we are not able to accommodate you at the seminar. As hosts of the event, it is our role to make sure that both presenters and attendees are in a safe and supportive environment. We do not condone any aggressive or abusive behaviour, especially in a context where we are talking about how to prevent violence.

Regards,

The team at Superu

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From: Jayne
Sent: Friday, 18 November 2016 7:45 a.m.
To: Events (SUPERU)
Subject: Re: Seminar: Responding to perpetrators of family violence

So you monitor my social media (now I know you are aware of the political and government criminal negligence and corruption), then you would have read my website and know that the government is creating the majority of this violence by not providing abuse victims and traumatised people with stress disorders the PROFESSIONAL treatment care and rehabilitation they are entitled to under the New Zealand law.

Your marketing rhetoric equates to nothing but neglect, persecution and abuse in the community and it is quite obvious you condone this violence as it validates your self-righteous bigoted  ’establishment’ liberal political ideologies.  Ewww

It is criminally negligent arrogant ignorant liberal bigots like yourselves that created the American situation where Trump was elected – did you realise that.  You are the epitome of the Democratic establishment and completely out of touch with reality of what poverty and medical neglect of traumatised people is doing in our communities.  We have the worst family violence and teenage suicide statistics in the developed world BECAUSE of your organisation – that is how bad you are.  It still shocks me that you manage to find mental health workers who will validate your work – but then they’re just doing what they’re trained to do.

So many events I go to, the same lies, misinformation and liberal garbage over and over again while people around me suffer and die.  The reason I get so upset of course is because I have an untreated aggravated stress disorder – a disability – but ignorant people like yourselves refuse to acknowledge disability in any of the abused children you gloat you are supporting – when we all know you cause far more trauma than you ever resolve.

I find what you do highly offensive and the rhetoric and lies you espouse exactly the same – I just know how to verbalise it while 10,000s of disabled mentally injured abuse victims don’t.  I know the science and I know you are THE ESTABLISHMENT you create this nightmare of hell for abuse victims so there are jobs for yourselves – since our government drove 100,000s of jobs overseas, what else were people going to do.

I have been fighting this criminal negligence for many years now, watching ‘establishment’ agencies full of do-gooder liberals making things worse year after year – you know that – what I can’t understand is how you expect me not to use the language of my culture after this long.  Swearing of course is part of my disorder now, just as it is with many neglected traumatised people who have no safe homes to live in and beg for help.  From my personal research I see you have stepped up your American do-gooder liberal violent persecution and escalated taking disabled people’s children from them when they ask for help – just like you tried to with my children.  You must be very annoyed you can’t take my children from me as they have left home and are good people living in the community – who know little of my struggles because I would never ever traumatise them with the hell ACC, mental health, police, Human Rights Commission. Ombudsman, NZ government, etc and you cause me – something other disabled abuse victims don’t understand sadly.

Ignorant self-righteous teams of liberals cause 80% of the violence in this country, because you ignore the science and word of law that people are supposed to be receiving professional treatment and rehabilitation models, along with safe homes to live in and the necessaries of life Abraham Maslow outlines.  You can’t even name yourselves, you are ‘the establishment’ you are what the poor traumatised citizens in our modern world are fighting against.  Your team are suffering a mass psychosis bought on by abuse of power and ignorance – I understand when you see people being hurt you want to hurt those who are doing it – that’s what you do, even if you say something different.  From my extensive study into stress disorders and violence this is exactly what we should not do, this shows a complete lack of understanding of not only the science of violence but religious doctorine – do you know what that is – unconditional love and caring for the poor and less fortunate, which we no longer do after 30 years of radicalised neo-liberal terrorism.  Terrorists that advance the rich, disadvantage the middle class and persecute the disabled poor. (Please refer to the Terrorism Suppression Act which says you are not allowed to destroy infrastructure & cause harm to citizens, which cutting social housing & mental health facilities/services has done!).

You are the murderers, you are the abusers, you are the self-righteous mentally disturbed liberals who create this violence in others, you know disabled abuse victims are being denied the health care and justice they are entitled to by law and you condone it for your own selfish ignorant ends.  YOU ARE THE LIBERAL ESTABLISHMENT – you create the violent fascist right wing bigots New Zealand media are frightened of, you create the racists, the ableists, the bigots the haters.  You persecute some of the most vulnerable neglected people in our country and then you give yourselves accolades for it.  Your team of liberals is suffering a mass psychosis of delusions and HIGHLY destructive passive aggressive behaviour, which I am sure a professional psychological assessment by an appropriately qualified mental health professional would expose.  I have a professional assessment and am considered intelligent, not having a personality disorder and not delusional.

If you don’t listen to what I know and my solutions, if you don’t ensure disabled mentally injured men women and children are receiving what they are entitled to under ACC, health, disability, welfare, criminal, imperial, human rights and bill of rights laws then you are corrupt and are personally responsible for the violence.

I live in a sick sick country in a sick sick world and it is self-righteous liberals like yourselves that have caused it.  Looking forward to next year’s election and the exposing of the crimes liberal mentally disturbed passive aggressives in ‘the establishment’ have perpetrated.

Sincerely

JR

Civil Society Actor

PERSECUTED WHISTLEBLOWER

HUMAN SEWAGE LIVING IN THE DARKLANDS

 

 

New Zealand Police Assault Day 2 & 3 Emails

 Mike (Masterton Police),

I have never done anything but be raped, hurt and beg for the care I needed and know I am entitled to.  I have never done a protest that wasn’t justified in a way that I know was reasonable in a civilised and just society.  I have never physically hurt anybody and never been hurt by a man until the rape & then police started hurting me for my protests.  I don’t understand, I know what the law says, I know ACC, mental health and the government aren’t following them, I know that is hurting disabled abuse victims like me and I don’t understand?  I don’t want to live this revolting life – if I can’t work I don’t want to live and yet your officers are saying this is my fault.

I’ve told you before my OT in 2009 and I had just started working on doing some role playing around going for a job interview – that’s the reason I can’t get a job.  After the abused child/man who raped me was found not guilty even when he admitted I was asleep when he started the assault my psychy couldn’t deal with it – its called overwhelming trauma.  So I became phobic of going for job interviews – I did try and do some things myself but everything failed because I got too stressed and couldn’t cope.

OH LORD I WISH I WAS DEAD – SHOT WITH A BULLET RIGHT THROUGH THE HEAD – Google it and you’ll see the rest of the lyrics – which according to your police officers are all lies and I’m offered heaps of care but refuse it. WTF.

Please don’t send them here again, I’m not going to kill myself but I know the next few days are going to be bad – really really bad.  My mother text me yesterday angry about me not going to my uncle’s funeral when everybody else was there.  Do you know how many family events I have not be able to go to since I was raped, the person found not guilty and ACC etc refused to provide me the treatment care and rehabilitation I am entitled to under law?  Did you know my family would never let me look after my nieces and nephews, yet they keep telling me how great my own children are.

Crying – wish I was dead, looking at the bruises and swelling on my hands from yesterday for chalking a swastika on the Carterton police station.  I would suggest you do some research into WWII and the creation of UN and human, civil and political rights – I have. :-( (((((

Sincerely

HUMAN SEWAGE

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From: JR
Sent: Sunday, 7 August 2016 10:55 a.m.
To: SUTTON, Michael
Subject: Don’t want to get officers into trouble & more pissed off with me – just want this hatred & resentment to stop :-(

Just want you and them to promise they won’t hurt me like that again – to realise what I do is just chalk and words – its non-violent and its real.  I don’t insult the police in my protests I beg them for help and challenge them for not upholding the law for everybody rich and poor.

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From: JR
Sent: Monday, 8 August 2016 7:21 a.m.
To: SUTTON, Michael
Subject: Further to what happened on Friday

Mike,

Lost the plot yesterday about what happened on Friday, couldn’t stop crying, ended up at Emergency at the hospital because I didn’t have the money for the after hours doctor.

Went there to get all the bruises recorded, especially the ones on tops of my hands, recounting what happened caused a severe trauma reaction.  While waiting for the doctor alone ended up curled up in a ball (foetal position) in the corner of the assessment room, eyes closed and fingers in my ears as I couldn’t handle all the stimulation and it was only way I could calm myself.  Rocking sitting on the side of the bed wouldn’t do it.  Have to have a wall behind me – same position I ended up in at the police station in Masterton, after Alan had finished threatening me and giving me a hard time.

Doctor was a really nice Middle Eastern man – he knew exactly what was happening and was very nice to me – he was also upset when he realised it was the police that had caused this.  I’m sure when he came to New Zealand he thought he had left behind this sort of violent behaviour by those in authority over powerless citizens.

I am still in shock about what happened  – those two officers completely lost it, the Maori officer is a bully and I can’t imagine the damage he is doing in the community.  He was the one I made the complaint to about High Court Security – can you please ensure he is taken off that case immediately.

Also who instructed those other two officers to come to my house and try the Misuse of a Telephone charge again?  Those officers were not aware of Dr Alan Doris’ report about my behaviour – why not – you have a copy?  ACC and police cannot use the law to persecute a disabled person fighting for their rights to health care and justice.  Especially when they have been driven ‘mad’ with medical neglect and illegally denied health care they are entitled to.  The ticking I suffer from is related to the tourettes type disorder I have developed due to what ACC have done (or not done).  ACC have been told this by Dr Doris, they followed his advice and ignored all the swearing until I asked for a recording of ‘how unwell I had become’ under the Privacy Act.   When they thought I was going to take them to court they USED police and an insignificant minor charge to further persecute me by dragging me through court.   I have the email if you want to see it, my lawyer certainly will be.

I am also still in shock at all the things officers said about being offered care and refusing it – that’s not how it is at all.  If I had been given the professional care I am entitled to under ACC, health, disability, imperial, human rights and bill of rights laws then I wouldn’t be in this situation would I.  If I had had my rehabilitation from 2009 reinstated as required by two ACC reviews then I wouldn’t have ZERO services, be highly suicidal/unwell and protesting with such passion – would I, this is my life we are talking about – this is what I am fighting for.  Pretty sure one thing you and others realise is I’M NOT STUPID – I have NO services, not even a counsellor because ACC refuse to accommodate impairments related to my disorder.  They create barriers to accessing anything, ask Jenny Kirby why I can’t see her at the moment.  They refuse to apply a professional rehabilitation model in relation to my care just choosing random disconnected ideas that I am unable (because of a deterioration of my mental injury) to act on, they know this, because I email them regularly, and they do nothing.  ACC are corrupt and criminals under Sections 150A 151 155 and 157 of the Crimes Act, plus Crimes of Torture Act – I know it and I’m sure you know it too.

Today is the last day for submissions on New Zealand’s adoption of the United Nations Optional Protocol on Rights of People with Disabilities.  ACClaim Otago are fighting to get this in place as it will mean disabled people like myself can make complaints to the United Nations when our government violate the Declaration on Disabled Rights.  Why do you think an organisation set up to fight ACC is doing this?  Because they know as well as I do ACC are corrupt and criminally negligent in their dealings with mentally injured people and others.

I would suggest to save me the trauma and you the embarrassment we have a meeting and sort this stuff out before greedy lawyers get dragged into it and we take up court time and taxpayers money trying to protect ACC when everybody knows how corrupt, negligent and cruel they are.  Police are there to uphold the law, not be used by corrupt, criminally negligent, abusive government agencies to BEAT ME BLACK WITH BLUE.

The power Bill of Rights and Human Rights laws give me seems to be extremely difficult for some of your officers to handle.  I am a disabled non-violent Civil Society Actor as defined by the United Nations – please read the UN documents that give me this status and understand the role people like me play in society.  Please also note the rights I have to be challenging and cause offence if the situation warrants it – which also justifies my behaviour towards ACC – even when I can’t stop myself from doing it.  I am sure the people who established these guidelines were well aware of human behaviour in the face of injustice, discrimination and tyranny.

Along with the above as defence I will be providing ‘religious/ethical/cultural’ evidence that people born in the Year of the Dragon (Taniwha) are prone to not handle stress well and the need to ‘breath fire’ when suffering or seeing injustice around them or they develop psychoses.  We are here to hold a mirror to society and have strong ethical and moral beliefs that drive us.

Not sure if I have told you but have been in contact with the OHCHR (Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights – pacific region) in Fiji who protect NZers rights – what has just happened with police is just more proof International human, disabled, civil and political rights are NOT being upheld in New Zealand.  Chalking a swastika on a police station in chalk that is easily removed is hardly cause for physical assault, especially after the person has just experienced the type of discrimination, degradation and insults I had.

Will send the complaint to IPCA, just for their records, it is them refusing to follow up the other cruelty and intimidation of officers and use of the law against me that has caused this situation.  I AM NOT THE ENEMY, I AM NOT A CRIMINAL, I CARE PASSIONATELY ABOUT PEOPLE DISABLED BY MENTAL INJURY AND THE FACT THEY ARE NOT GETTING THE PROFESSIONAL CARE THEY ARE ENTITLED TO AND HURTING THEMSELVES AND OTHERS.

Kia kaha to us all.

JR

Civil Society Actor

HUMAN SEWAGE

 

New Zealand Police Assault Day 2 Emails

@police.govt.nz>
Sent: Saturday, 6 August 2016 7:25 a.m.
To: JR
Subject: Re: New Complaint of Unnecessarily Violent Arrest yesterday 5 August 2016 – Plus Privacy Act Request

Jayne
This is to acknowledge I have received and read your email.
I will notify our Professional Standards Office in Wellington who will initiate a complaint inquiry.
You are still entitled to make a separate complaint to the IPCA.
I will seek information and explanations from the staff involved.
I don’t believe we have cctv inside or outside the Carterton police station but will check this.  The area outside may be covered by Council cctv.
Mike

Sent from my iPhone

Mike,

Thank you – and thank you for getting back to me so quickly I dont’ feel as frightened when I know what is happening.  It does appear though that my previous complaints have caused a lot of resentment with some officers which is really sad.  I never make them to cause trouble, I make them because I know there are a lot of people, perhaps with stress disorders like mine, that can’t make them and how will officers understand who do it wrong.

I’m a good person Mike, I don’t hurt people they hurt me and the idea I have been offered ‘professional’ health care and rehabilitation and refused it is absolutely ludicrous.  Crying now – I don’t want to spend my life fighting for the care I am entitled to and need – for me and others – however because I am a good person and care more about other people than myself I don’t act on the suicidal hell in my head – I do my best to make a difference in the world using the knowledge I have acquired and the intelligence I was given.  I tried for so many years to heal myself, it didn’t work, my dysfunction got worse not better – of course that was severely aggravated by my unstable living situation – and since my kids left home unsafe living situations.

I think I’ve worked out where the corruption in ACC and mental health is – its not only about being denied services – its more about being denied a professional treatment and rehabilitation process.  Also the doctors who have backed up ACC and mental health I barely knew and were not qualified to make comment.  The people who were are Dr Alan Doris, Jenny Kirby, Glenda van der ven Long (Occupational Therapist) and mental health worker Donna – those people I worked with, they were professional and used a professional process.  Particularly the OT, they will tell you how hard I worked to overcome my phobias created by the sexual abuse, not guilty verdict and ongoing neglect and trauma.  They were all opposed to ACC removing my care in 2009.

Also ACC offering me care at Ashburn Hall, which I begged for years ago but was refused, in isolation to a comprehensive rehabilitation programme in my community – based on the Whare Tapa Wha model is not professional and never going to work.  I can barely leave town, couldn’t go to my uncle’s funeral (which I am very upset about) and recently went to visit my daughter and sister in Whakatane which was the first time since I was raped, I have chosen to go away, rather than been expected to by a friend or relative.  ACC knew I had serious issues with getting to Dunedin, they are supposed to accommodate those – they refused, the woman they have got as my case manager is not a health professional, she doesn’t know the law and she doesn’t follow professional processes – especially in the area of disability (refer the NZ Disability Strategy which I am currently making a submission on).

I’m going on sorry.

Jayne

 

New Zealand Police Assault Complaint Not Dealt With

Been protesting outside Masterton Police Station again today :-( Two officers came out after about an hour to check on my sign, which was directed at the Inspector leading Wairarapa police which said “DONNA COWARD STOP ignoring police assault of disabled abuse victim”.  One who spoke to me was a nicer one I know but I couldn’t even reply, just froze, tried not to cry, shake or cower from them, had my head hanging down and focused on my breathing until they left.

Also had several people come up to me and supported what I was doing, told me a few stories as well about those officers who are arseholes – who give all of them a bad name.  Couldn’t talk much as didn’t want to cry.

I realise people don’t believe the police would assault a woman so I decided to post the emails I sent following the assault begging for it to be sorted out because I had become very frightened of all police and the thought of coming to my home again was giving me nightmares.  I am not an unreasonable person, all I want is an apology and promise from the two who assaulted me that they would never hurt me like that again.

Police Complaints Authority (IPCA) are involved and have contacted me recently and said they refuse to deal with the assault until April 2017, after my charges of Misuse of A Telephone and Graffiti are heard.  Legally the assault has nothing to do with the charges, IPCA are extremely vindictive people just like police they investigate, they are delaying this because they know it causes me significant distress and hoping I will commit suicide.

This is the first email I sent – to one of the head people at Masterton Police who was supposed to be looking out for me after I was violently arrested and humiliated Xmas Eve 2 years ago – when police hid the complaint I made and had to apologise about the violent arrest & humiliation.

EMAIL TO MASTERTON POLICE
New Complaint of Unnecessarily Violent Arrest yesterday 5 August 2016 – Plus Privacy Act Request

Mike,

I want to throw up writing this to you, but I know that’s what I have to do – I will contact Complaints in Wellington on Monday so I can get another email to send this too as not sure if I can trust you to do anything.

What happened yesterday is as much a result of the two previous complaints I have made about inappropriate cruel behaviour of police officers not being dealt with – as it is with discrimination on the basis of my disability and trying to stand up for my rights.

Firstly, under the Privacy Act and as part of this complaint can I please request a copy of the CCTV footage from inside & outside Carterton Police Station between 1.45pm and 2.45 pm, when I went there to make a complaint about two police threatening me at my home over Misuse of a Telephone complaints ACC was making.

I arrived to make a complaint about police turning up at my house yet again threatening me with misuse of a telephone, when only a matter of weeks ago charges were dropped, my lawyer gave me a list of reasons – one being the Alan Doris report detailing my tourettes/insulting/swearing stuff.  According to your staff it was because the person died.  For at least 10 mins I got every cliché in the book, including the lie that people had tried to help me but me but I refuse care.  Comments about me being mentally ill which is why I protest all the time and make this my job.  Derogatory comments about how I take police to court when I know my rights have been violated.

I was so upset that Alan, who I thought understood as he had been so nice to me in the past, actually thought the same as ALL the other officers about me being a time waster, liar, etc etc.  It is getting difficult to remember what they said as my brain rejects discrimination and that sort of hatred and ignorance – its just too painful and causes me to become highly suicidal – why would anybody want to live in this hell hole country with a stress disorder and reliant on abusive unprofessional mental health services.

I left the station very upset at many of the things that had been said – but at least I know what is being said – I just never understood why you refused to protect me under the Crimes Act, now I do.  The only way peaceful way I could react to what I had just been subjected to was go back to my car, get my chalk pen, go back to the station and chalk a swastika and CORRUPT on the front window.  I didn’t think oh this is going to get me arrested, or oh I’m going to be violently hurt by those police, I just do it – I know it is not against the law to protest in this way.  Bill of Rights law and the right to protest has a measure of reasonableness and what is justified in a civil society.  What happened next was out of all proportion to what I did.

The Maori policeman – same one who reluctantly took my complaint against High Court Security last week – came out grabbed me and proceeded to assault me and throw me on the ground.  I was freaking out, I never resist arrest and yet this man was really hurting me, he was digging his fingers into the tops of my hands so I was screaming, my hands are all bruised and sore.  He also grabbed my ear and twisted it, along with my left arm being twisted and thrown to the ground.  I have a bad bruise up the inside of my right arm, I think caused by the chalk pen somehow – when I showed them the bruise they kept saying it wasn’t them it had been there for ages – it was really strange.  I can appreciate they didn’t realise what they had done but to vehemently deny it was.  Alan was also part of assaulting me, I remember him with his knee on me on the ground.  I’m sure the CCTV footage will show you what happened.

I was tightly handcuffed, which cut into my wrist really badly so by the time I got to Masterton station my hand was blue and tingling – its now 4am and I havn’t been able to sleep and the bruise on my right wrist and hand are really sore.

I was put in the police car and taken to Masterton, Alan talked the whole way, his words dripping with sarcasm and obvious hatred, it was very distressing.  Every question about why I couldn’t get care I answered or explained but he refused to believe anything I said – I’m mentally ill after all – he just got nastier and more insulting.  Threatened me with finding out just how nasty he could be if I didn’t co-operate fully or said anything to defend myself.  Said something about pulling the victim card.

I mentioned there are several other things happening in my life at the moment that are causing me huge stress, particularly my flatmate who has a dog and been breaking things but not repairing or replacing him – he is very strange and I need him to leave but as usual I can’t say anything because my disorder kicks in and my mouth just won’t say the words.  Alan just became angry with me about it.  I also mentioned my uncle had died and all my family were in Nelson for the funeral but I couldn’t go mostly because I couldn’t trust my flatmate, plus the cost and the fact I am so fragile at the moment and it is not safe to be around my family – they insuilt me for not working.  I find being away from home very difficult – I find being at home very difficult when I get continuous visits from police for whatever reason.

When at Masterton police station I started to go into survival mode and curl up in a ball rocking backwards and forwards – I asked for a woman officer and was refused.  After what happened in Wellington last week I’m starting to freak out about being around men bullying and standing over me.  I ended up curled up in a ball in the cell or rocking backwards and forwards to try and calm myself.  I was so cold as I had gone into shock.  I asked for a doctor as my arm was really hurting and I thought it might have been some clot as a result of the handcuffs, the pain was shooting all the way up my am to my chest.  The ambulance was called and it was another man who said the bruising was from a blunt instrument and offered me pain relief, which I refused.

He left and CATT team turned up, I started swearing at them – as I do – and they left, why anybody would expect me to deal with the man who has rejected me from mental health services for over a decade is beyond my comprehension.  The stories people have told me about that man and he still has credibility and a job – even though it is only ACTING head of mental health for the past decade.

While I was waiting I became very cold, I had only just got over the flu and shock had set in, I asked for a blanket repeatedly but was refused.

I asked for a lawyer because Alan said he was going to keep me in the cells for as long as he chose and I was really frightened – I know you can’t hold someone with mental health issues longer than six hours, which is why I asked for a lawyer.  He bought me in a laminated piece of paper with the names on it – I knew my last lawyer Susie  was away and I don’t know any of the others so I said he could choose anybody.  I also told him I only wanted a lawyer because he was going to make me stay in the cells.   I thought Alan went away to call a lawyer but he didn’t.

He came back and said I would have to sign for my things and then leave the building.  I completely freaked out, apparently I was to catch a bus back to Carterton in the pouring rain – it wasn’t the rain that freaked me out – I can’t catch buses when I’m a mess like I was.  That’s the reason I havn’t been able to see the counsellor because ACC refuse to pay for a taxi, I can’t drive myself because I become too upset when going to counselling and I can’t catch a bus either.  People would see me crying, I would be completely humiliated, I wouldn’t even know how or where to catch it from as I become quite disoriented when that traumatised.  I ended up curled up in a ball in the corner under the counter with my hands over my ears mostly, rocking, repeating over and over I can’t catch a bus, I can’t catch a bus.  He just got angrier with me, threatened me with being forcibly removed from HIS station and went away to get others to help him.  I was so scared I just curled up in an even tighter ball in the corner.

At one point I said something about how scared I was after they assaulted me – he got really angry at that and told me he had not done anything of the sort and there was no way he was going to give me a ride anywhere after accusing him of it.  I explained that I thought it was mostly the other officer that did it, caused the bruising, but I didn’t really know, because he was involved in what happened outside Carterton Police station but I don’t remember what part he played.  I just remember being hurt for no reason and trying to do everything to make them both stop - ie being completely passive and silent and defending myself by curling up in a ball.

I’m going to be sick.

All those horrible things they said come back to me in flashbacks which make me really unwell.  Like their comments about me making a career out of protesting etc – if I had the care I am entitled to I wouldn’t be protesting.  I make it my job because I am so unwell and I don’t want to die, I want my care back so I can heal and return to work.  What person would choose to live in poverty with no job and a future of homelessness and dysfunction.  I have a report saying I’m intelligent, without the care I need I will die and suffer for the rest of my life – I’m only 51 of course I fight for what I am entitled to.  Also it keeps my mind occupied – I’m not the sort of person that reads fiction all day, watches movies and spends there days asleep, wandering around, drugged or drunk – like most mentally ill people rotting on welfare that I know.

I also have a skin cancer that has returned and am worried about it because last time I had the money to have it removed, this time I have to rely on health system and it will take months – it has already taken four weeks just to get on the waiting list.

Alan eventually offered me the option of going to get my car across from police station in Carterton, which I agreed to – my car is my safe place when I am away from home and I thought I would be OK to drive home.  While waiting for him in the reception of the police station, I was so so cold, I was frightened of all the people around me and cowered when someone came out from inside the building.  I sat there mostly rocking backwards and forwards with my hands over my ears.  I remember becoming really distressed, sobbing and crying, whimpering that I wanted to go home, please I just want to go home, please I just want to go home.

I was arrested around 2pm and got home around 6.30pm.  I’m exhausted and tried to sleep but it only lasted 2 hours and I woke up crying because my hand/wrist was aching and I can’t believe what happened – all this for begging for the care I am entitled to under ACC, health, disability, criminal, imperial, human rights and bill of rights laws.   Last week I couldn’t sleep on my right side because of the bruising from High Court Security and this week its my left.  I have won two ACC reviews and still they refuse to reinstate my care – they offer me things knowing I can’t act on them because I am now so unwell.  I have the support of Dr Doris and Jenny Kirby, plus I am sure all those people who worked with me in 2009 when I did have the beginnings of a professional rehabilitation plan.

If you think like those two officers think about me being offered heaps of professional care etc and refusing – then you are very very wrong.  I can explain everything and I am sure these two would back up what I am saying about the ‘phobias’ after everything that has happened.

I am tired now, its 5am and I think my flu is returning after being so cold yesterday and so traumatised, I’ll see if I can sleep.

Please make this stop I am begging you, please uphold the law, I just want to get better and go back to work so I don’t have to live with people who take advantage of me and steal from me – or attempt suicide.

Please make this stop – I am begging you – I’m going to be contacting the United Nations about what is going on.  There are rules and laws, you just can’t treat a disabled woman like this – especially one who knows her rights and is non-violent.

Please note also my screaming at ACC is not a threat of harm, it is more a warning about what spirit is going to do to them if they don’t provide the treatment care and rehabilitation for people mentally injured by abuse and trauma.  When I am so unwell because of being denied care I am entitled to all I can do is hope and pray what happened to me, at the hands of a badly abused child that never got the ACC care he was entitled to, happens to them – as they are the ones causing this nightmare.  As you know I go tourettes on it I am so angry and frustrated – I never used to swear   I also know the science of trauma and I know the more we dont’ help people, the more people traumatised around them and it just gets bigger and bigger – which is why our prison population is exploding.

I just want me and others to get the care I know we are entitled to – and the safe homes to live in, which we are also entitled to.

God please help me -

God please help you, I know those officers probably didn’t mean to hurt me like they did, something came over them, it was really scary – they just lost all reason.  Its weird, its like they are trying to cover up guilt, or attack something that they know is wrong but also they know is weak.  Its like they’re attacking all vulnerable people like me – yes vulnerable, or more correctly fragile, they’re attacking all poor people or disadvantaged people because they want to believe everything they see on TV and the media about how great NZ is – when it is not.

Please help me, there are so many angry people in the Wairarapa and around New Zealand I just know things are going to blow – even worse than they have so far this year – I can feel it all around me – people are so angry and tired of struggling while the very richest make life better for themselves and harder for everybody else.

Can you please advise you have received this complaint and the Privacy Act request and about how long it will take to be investigated and dealt with – please also tell me if you are going to do nothing, rather than me being ignored.

Sincerely

JR
Civil Society Actor
HUMAN SEWAGE

 

Violence & Trauma Experts New Zealand

Wanted to share this with news media in New Zealand – who keep censoring what is happening to me as a Civil Society Actor fighting for the rehabilitation and welfare me and 10,000s of other disabled mentally injured abused/traumatised people are entitled to under NZs ACC, health, welfare, disability, criminal, imperial, human rights and bill of rights laws.

New Zealand government are corrupt in this area, after 15 years of study I sure I know why, however it going to take media with integrity to expose this gross miscarriage of justice as it will take down the government and if justice prevails corrupt, criminally negligent politicians, public servants and paid outsiders will go to jail.  I believe the intensity of attacks on me proves ‘the establishment’ is aware of what is going on and doing everything within its power to discredit & stop me EXPOSING THE TRUTH.

Warwick Pudney is the head of Violence & Trauma studies at AUT in Auckland – who I discovered after investigating who was bringing my hero Bessel van der Kolk (world expert in trauma) to NZ

Hi Warwick,

So pleased to talk to you last week, was breath of fresh air to discuss the issues of Violence and Trauma with someone who knows what I know.  Here are the links to my website, I think you will be interested in the legal things I refer to.  Was at a Workbridge seminar last week where we were told they shut down work places for disabled people in 1991- said they were institutions.  This is of course untrue, they should be as much an institution as any medium size business is – a place where people can do meaningful work, within their capabilities, with appropriate support (physical or psychological)  and using their talents.

Check out my posts on Regional Rehabilitation Centres and Regional Mental Health facilities.  Also my Fence At The Top Of The Cliff rehabilitation model might interest you – it is based on ACC laws – should already be happening, which is why I protest A LOT.

If you find any of my poetry useful and would like to use it with your students please contact me.  I am inspired by what Bessel said about the role artists played in healing and expressing the pain of trauma and its aftermath if not treated.

As I said on the phone I would be very keen to be involved in any study or group involved with improving mental health services for traumatised people – especially away from drug based care to professional rehabilitation models and drug free methods.

Now I know you exist I’ll do some research on what you’re doing, I’ve already been telling friends about you on facebook and that you’re running this course.  Would appreciate you sending me any links you think I might be interested in.

www.jrmurphypoet.com

Also check out my social media facebook /jrmurphypoetmusician   twitter @jrmurphypoetry and youtube JR Murphy Poet.  Got some interesting photos, some of the more recent protests where I used chalk pen to do swastikas and a guerrilla artwork of five paintings, also with a swastika on Appeal Court I am currently up on charges for.  Quite proud,  Have been acquitted of four wilful trespass charges so far for different protests – why they keep dragging me through court is another reason I so angry.  After this latest lot I’m pretty sure they’ll stop, currently up on 7 charges, all I should get off under Bill of Rights.  I think the way they treat me for protesting about violence and trauma care shows how much they don’t want to admit the truth and provide what they should be, grrrrr.

Kia kaha to us all.

JR

Civil Society Activist

NOTE: I was being polite saying to Warwick he was breath of fresh air – talking to Warwick was like drinking a bucket of spring water after spending 15 years in the desert with only my and others urine to drink.

New Zealand Court of Appeal – Unreasonable Trespass Notice

Below is a copy of the letter I have sent to the woman who identifies herself as the occupier of the Wellington Court of Appeal.  As you will see from my previous posts, especially where I won the judgement about being able to legally protest inside public buildings, unless the public servant issuing the trespass notice is being reasonable then they have no right to do it.  As Ms Obrien issued this notice and the following complaints without knowing my situation then she has not acted reasonably. I know this is only a small thing and won’t change much but, some of the big reports and letters I have to write are just too hard at the moment.

1 November 2016

Ms Clare O’Brien

Court of Appeal

54 Molesworth Street

Thorndon

WELLINGTON

Dear Ms O’Brien,

You are named as occupier of the Wellington Court of Appeal and have had me trespassed then charged with wilful trespass for legal political protests I have been doing.

I am a civil society actor in the area of mental health, injustice, inequality and government corruption.  I am a non-violent activist and artist and know the law well, as prior to being raped, the person being found not guilty and years of criminal negligence & torture by ACC and others, I was studying law at Victoria.  Since the mental injury in 2002 I was unable to return to Victoria but I have studied law extensively, along with being an expert in traumatic stress disorders and current abuse in the system – what I call the ‘violence industry’.

Why did you trespass me without finding out why I was driven to such lengths to express myself the way I have been doing more recently?  You have been unreasonable in the circumstances to create a situation where a disabled artist and activist is being made a criminal for exercising her rights under United Nations declarations,  NZ human rights laws and Bill of Rights laws.  You would have noted my years of chalking on the streets around Parliament, that have made no difference whatsoever in me or others receiving mental health care we are entitled to, it is now much worse.  More family violence, more people being killed by mentally ill and more killing themselves (please refer to latest crime stats & suicide stats).

I am not a criminal, I am the victim of serious crimes that violate the most basic laws of this country.  Laws and accepted principles printed on the window of the Appeal Court building.  When I made submissions about the NZ constitution 3 yrs ago I included the words on the Appeal Court as making up our current constitution – I believe to advertise such justice in such a way is a written contract with citizens like myself.  I can assure you people with mental injury as a result of abuse and trauma (like myself), also mentally ill people are NOT receiving the justice those words say we are – our human civil and political rights are being violated.

Did you know I was driven to expressing myself in these ways because I am unable to get a Civil Legal Aid lawyer to protect me from repeated police visits.  That I have recently been assaulted by High Court Security and police for legally protesting and IPCA are refusing to do anything to bring my complaints in front of a judge – along with my complaints under Sections 150A 151 155 157 of Crimes Act against ACC and others.  Did you know I am currently up on charges of Misuse of a Telephone for phoning ACC screaming to have my rehabilitation reinstated from 2009 as required by two ACC reviews.  Did you know how many times I have been dragged through court for legally protesting and won?  Please feel free to look through my police and justice files – this letter gives you authority to do this so you understand the situation I am in.

You cannot use the wilful trespass laws to stop Civil Society Actors from expressing themselves in a non-violent way – especially in the area of appalling mental health services, which is such a serious issue and has been in the public arena recently – even discussed by Justice Winkleman and the Law Society.  Please refer to my website for more about what I do and advise me what you intend to do about your unreasonable trespass and ongoing criminal complaints – www.jrmurphypoet.com.  I look forward to your reply.

Yours sincerely

JR

Civil Society Activist

 

You’ve Driven Me To Swear

You’ve driven me to swear
Driven me and others to despair
You allowed the govt to not care
Torture degrade, create hate and fear

You’ve driven me to hate
Left me writhing at hell’s gate
Told me there I must wait
Want heaven’s door to be my fate

You’ve driven me insane
In your class war fucking game
They do the wrong, I take the blame
Your heads you should hang in shame

You’ve driven me to drink
To numb the pain so I don’t think
About Keys policies that truly stink
And their increasing NAZI link

You’ve driven me to yell
Denied the facts, why I’m not well
Burn here in the fires of hell
Fuelled by corruption of what I tell

You’ve driven me to scream
Give up my lifelong hopes and dreams
I want to die John Key’s so mean
Keep asking where my health care been

enD

Judith Collins MP – I see….. a poverty of government responsibility in New Zealand

This is a my response to Judith Collins and I have also sent this to Eric Frykberg at Radio New Zealand.  I will keep you informed if I hear anything from Radio NZ or a response from Judith Collins.

Sent: Thursday, 13 October 2016 5:56 a.m.
To: judith.collins@parliament.govt.nz
Subject: Mentally injured abuse victims refused prof care & rehabilitation by ACC for 30 years

Dear Ms Collins,

I was horrified to read your news item about how you consider crime to be the fault of useless parents and I felt the need to point out that it is the past 30 years of neo-liberal governments that have caused 80% of this.

You were Minister of ACC, you know who I am because I wrote to you many times, I have protested many times about mentally injured abused men women and children not getting the professional treatment care and rehabilitation (safe homes and jobs) they are entitled to under ACC, health, disability, criminal, imperial, human rights and bill of rights laws.

If these parents you say are irresponsible had received the professional health care I have described above, and required under law then they wouldn’t be as dysfunctional as they currently are.  If these people had not been forced to live in poverty for years, degraded and discriminated against by politicians, media and uninformed ignorant citizens then they wouldn’t be dysfunctional.

If mental health services had not been corrupted, shut down and moved to a drug based regime to advance drug companies then they would not be dysfunctional – they would get the child care and other extensive health, rehabilitation and social supports they are entitled to under New Zealand and United Nations laws.

That you would come out with such a statement I find extremely disturbing – blaming the very people you, those you work with and those who support you discriminate against and persecute to the point of violence addiction and suicide suggests you have some sort of mental health issue.   I call people like yourself radicalised for good reason – it is a fact that neo-liberals who imposed immoral degrading reforms since the 1980s created our current violent and dysfunctional society.  Please go to the internet and look up anything about the impacts of neo-liberalism and inequality on developed societies – its all there – there are some excellent TED Talks by world experts.

New Zealand is mentioned many times because of the significant increase in inequality over such a short time and the corresponding social issues that resulted, like crime, homelessness, family violence, sexual violence, addiction, mental illness and suicide.

You said in this article you were being un-PC, this isn’t true, you were being ignorant, bigoted and radical.  The media will only let NICE people respond to your vicious hatred and radical opinions, mostly because our media have been an integral part of the moral degradation of our society into this violent state.

You are immoral, you advance rich people and businesses, disadvantage middle classes and persecute disabled poor.  You terrorise vulnerable minorities of disabled (many abused) men women and children with laws you call reforms, you take their money and their dignity, then you make comments to the media that blame these people for your radical behaviour.

Now the damage National Party have done over the past nine years is causing so much damage in society people like yourself are in complete denial, still trying to pretend this isn’t your fault, when of course we all know it is.  I am just thankful the mainstream media have started to tell the truth about the true drivers of crime, which of course are corrupt, cruel, immoral, bigoted politicians and community leaders.

I would suggest you read my website (www.jrmurphypoet.com) and see all the laws your government violate in order to advance your violent radical ideas.  It also has all the health care and welfare provisions the government are legally supposed to provide but do not.  They would rather borrow money and spend $millions on interest to foreign banks – so they can buy rich people’s votes by cutting rich people’s taxes.  You are a seriously disturbed human being, and with your knowledge of the law I find what you do and what you say even more mentally deranged than other members of your party.

Did you realise Ms Collins that the first law is Westminster Statute the 1st, which says Common right be done to all rich as poor.  Why do you think they made that law?  You do realise moving from a country of equality to one of inequality that advances rich and persecutes poor violates this law.  Next law is Magna Carta, which says you cannot destroy anyone and everyone has access to right and justice.  I am sure you would know from recently Law Society reports and people like Justice Winkleman that thousands of disabled mentally injured and ill people are not getting access to justice (ie they cannot get lawyers – me included).  You would also know all the laws your party has made that stops poor people from having access to lawyers, legal aid and justice.

You would know that your party drove disabled people to look for work, when they are responsible under United Nations to provide jobs for disabled people.  Because of course you would understand in a radicalised capitalist/neo-liberal economic society no employer takes on people who are not 100% fit and able to produce at the maximum output.

Please also consider the information on my website (www.jrmurphypoet.com) as a plea for help to stop police persecuting and harming me for legally protesting about corruption, incompetence and abuse in mental health services – particularly in the Wairarapa where I live.  I have made multiple complaints of crimes under Sections 150A 151 155 157 of the Crimes Act and been told they would not act on these serious complaints of criminal negligence.  You are the minister, please do something about this gross miscarriage of justice.

If you require me to sign a privacy waiver, please advise me as soon as possible.  I am sure as a lawyer and politician you would not like to see a disabled citizen being persecuted, discriminated against and having their human, civil and political rights violated.  Word of law is vitally important to keep peace in a civilised society, without that we are seeing the dysfunction you are describing and blaming on the victims of prolonged terrorism rather than taking responsibility for what you and those like you have done.

Kia kaha to us all – time to admit your mistakes and rectify the terrible dysfunction you have caused in our society.

Sincerely

JR
Civil Society Actor

 

 

A new era in mental health care – Regional Rehabilitation Facilities – New Zealand

Another idea to submit for funding for the Innovation Fund – we desperately need this – we are entitled to it.  Could also work in with the Regional Rehabilitation Centres.

GOVERNMENT REGIONAL MENTAL HEALTH FACILITIES

 

Attached please find a rehabilitation model and business plan for Mental Injury Services which outlines where I believe mental health care for mentally injured abuse victims and traumatised people should be going (also for some mentally ill people).  Mental injury being different in nature to mental illness because mental injury is a ‘normal’ person that has been subjected to overwhelming trauma and needs help to recover.  Mental illness is more permanent and requires ongoing care and support.

 

To provide the professional treatment care habilitation and rehabilitation people with mental injury or illness require there needs to be regional mental health facilities.  Shutting down the extensive mental health facilities in the 1990s (based on improving someone’s human rights – when it actually adversely affected these disabled people more)  is incomprehensible and allowing it to continue is reprehensible.  On the news tonight yet another mentally ill man living in the community has killed, this time his mother, an elderly couple and badly injured his father.  There should be better secure facilities for dangerously mentally ill people, the mental health facilities I am advocating for here do not include these people – this is a Fence At the Top of the Cliff – not ambulance at the bottom.  Until people could prove they are safe they would not have access to these facilities.

 

It is too distressing for me to go into the extensive reasons New Zealand (and many other countries) desperately need facilities and safe housing for people with mental health issues.  Facilities to help them heal and those to help them keep busy and feel valued. 

 

The extensive use of pharmaceuticals to try and control people, who more importantly need the basic needs met (please refer Maslow’s Heirachy of Needs), is part of the failure of mental health services and a gross miscarriage of justice.  The use of pharmaceuticals was a result of neo-liberal theories that it was cheaper to give a person a drug and put them in the community than actually providing professional treatment care and rehabilitation.  News reports have stated the government undertook to make the mental health services drug based to save money – it hasn’t.  Many of these drugs are highly experimental and have been linked to increases in psychopathy, suicide, mass murders and psychosis.  All the things they are supposed stop, they actually create.

 

I envisage these mental health centres be based on professional rehabilitation practices with client based approach and practical therapies like gardening – opportunities to participate in growing food etc.  Working in the earth is very good therapy and can be used to reduce stress if the person goes back in the community.  Group therapy is important as people will need to be able to communicate and support each other in the community, learning skills here will help in society.  It will help people who have been mentally injured pass on what they learn and experience to others. 

 

Art is another huge part of healing and therapy in the area of mental health with traumatised people having highly active right brains.  People should be able to explore their creativity and see it come to fruition if possible.  The cultural value for society is extensive and could lead to further work and recognition outside the mental health facility.  Talent could be identified and advanced with advocacy.  I envisage cultural events like plays, exhibitions etc that would entertain international visitors along with making souvenirs perhaps. 

 

I envisage six week ‘retreats’ for mentally injured people with rehabilitation in the community prior to the retreats and following them, until the person is well enough to live independently, if that is possible.

 

ACC to build regional mental health facilities to cater to the people I have described above.  Put the $billions they have invested in foreign markets, businesses that destroy the planet, security providers, into building these facilities.  Make them of a very high quality using sustainable building practices, similar to the Regional Rehabilitation Centres.  The mental health facilities will have accommodation for clients and support staff – mental health challenges happen 24 hours a day seven days a week.

The Innovation of Collaboration – Regional Rehabilitation Centres in New Zealand

Am currently writing my submission for government innovation funding and felt I needed to put it on my website.  I’m only half way through editing and will post the finalised version soon.  Information on this website will make up part of my submission – have to keep focused on moving forward and doing what I know is right – as the current situation with police, ACC and others is dragging me into the darklands of hell on a regular basis.

Kia kaha to us all – NECESSITY IS THE MOTHER OF INVENTION – nobody can say I don’t have solutions to the issues I repeatedly complain about.

DRAFT

The potential to positively transform New Zealand’s economic performance, the sustainability and integrity of our environment, help strengthen our society and give effect to the Treaty of Waitangi

 

Introduction

It is a fundamental flaw in neo-liberal capitalism that 80% of the people who are disabled in some way and cannot provide for themselves or not work at 100% capacity are consigned to lives of poverty and unfulfilled aspirations.  In my opinion it is the most serious sign of an uncivilised society to not provide for those less fortunate – allowing strong to attack weak is against multiple laws (including religious ones). 

 

My submission combines the medical sciences (particularly Occupational Therapy) with law and the untapped creativity and unrealised productivity of the 100,000s of disabled people living in New Zealand.  It also addresses issues successive governments and researchers have identified about unemployment, violence, addiction and suicide/mental health issues.

 

The three main areas of innovation I am applying for involve Disability Services, NZs Disabled Creative workforce and Mental Health – these would also be eligible for research funding as I envisage all three to be teaching and data gathering environments.

 

I am particularly guided in my innovations by government disability documents, signed United Nations documents, along with ACC, health, disability, criminal, imperial, human rights and Bill of Rights legislation.  Necessity being the mother of invention when your area of expertise is stress disorders, poverty, disability, law and living the current nightmare of social dysfunction created by radicalised capitalism (ie neo-liberalism).

Scientifically it is recognised that traumatised people have high blood flow to the right brain, the creative brain – a physiological change in how the brain functions that ensured the success of our species when confronted with life-threatening situations.  This is a state many disabled and mentally injured people now experience in our neo-liberal society.

 

Although my ideas fit within parts of the application for funding under this mechanism, there seems to be other parts which are barriers to the fulfilment of my ideas because I am not part of an organisation.  I would suggest this isolation, my 14 years of full time study in this area and my extensive breadth of knowledge and personal experience are what make me an innovator (with necessity being the mother of invention).  I see my ideas as an ‘innovation of collaboration’ by turning laws, research and rhetoric into practical useful resources and services for all citizens.

 

This is indeed an investment that focuses on long-term transformative impact for those affected by disability, poverty, violence, addiction, mental injury and mental illness.  This is a Top of The Cliff innovation in the area of mental health and welfare – not the current Bottom Of The Cliff mentality lead by people obsessed with neo-liberal economic theories of providing services to those who cost the most – eg those who end up in the justice system and causing harm in society.  In the area of disability caused by accident, including sexual and physical abuse, ACC are supposed to be the experts and have the resources to contribute significantly to ensure these innovations are realised quickly, professionally and regionally.  It would be fundamentally wrong and flawed to exclude people who were disabled by illness or born with disability – they have a right to work (and self-actualise) as do injured people – it would just require funding to come from a different avenue. 

 

I envisage some of the $4billion annual savings by ACC could be INVESTED in these centres and in the disabled people of New Zealand so they can contribute and have the opportunity to fulfil their potention.

 

I will also take this opportunity to suggest how these centres can be put into operation extremely quickly (which would also work for social housing).  As I walk around Wellington and travel the roads I see huge resources going into public and private works, resources that could be diverted for a very short time (say 2 weeks) to focus on these regional disability centres (and maybe the same done for mental health facilities – which I think are more appropriately set in more rural/quiet areas).  This would include site works – similar to what is happening on our roads and building works, like those used to refurbish Ministry of Health building, Ministry of Education and Victoria University.  Whatever resources are used, business people and tradespeople should have the opportunity to participate as an integral part of strengthening our society.

 

I believe suitable land should be taken under the Public Works Act and particularly from owners who are hampering development for personal gain.

 

My inspiration is watching television home renovation programmes and watching Mormon churches being built in very short time frames by large numbers of people.  I expect many people involved in such a project who I am sure would become proud of the part they play – especially when the rewards of such work become realised (I predict significant almost instantaneous decreases in violence, addiction and suicide statistics).

 

Such a large project would of course take some organisation, however it would be easily done as we have many people in New Zealand who have had experience.

 

It may of course be more cost effective and appropriate to purchase an existing building for conversion in some cases – as I see these rehabilitation centres being near the heart of our communities rather than on the fringes, while, as I said above, the mental health rehabilitation centres being in quieter more healing environments.

 

 

GOVERNMENT REGIONAL REHABILTATION CENTRES

 

It has been proven to me repeatedly and based on professional research that Non-Government Organisations do not work in mental health environments – which I see each of these areas being.    It has also been proven that basing mental health care on the current drug based experimental system, which fails to provide the necessaries of life (as outlined by Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs) is also a failure.

 

At a recent event organised by the Human Rights Commission the Special Rapporteur for Disability advised that as Governments had signed the Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities in 2008 and other United Nations documents, it was their responsibility to provide the services/resources required to fulfil its obligations, not ‘the community’.  Four years ago I was also part of an event that discussed fiscal responsibility in the area of crime, where a speaker (Mike Bazette) referred to extensive studies in UK that pointed to NGOs being unreliable and untrustworthy to deal with with disabled people who had high needs/challenging behavioural issues (ie they said one thing and did another).  As a result those clients who society wanted to get more services actually got less, which caused significant increases in crime, violence, addiction and social dysfunction.  I can confirm this is happening in New Zealand currently, also with the government demanding public mental health services operate under commercial models, it is happening in this system.

 

It is a neo-liberal philosophy to introduce as much private enterprise into all aspects of our society, including health care, to this end governments have made it more and more difficult for people to access health care so they are driven by necessity and desperation to pay for it themselves (eg Capri Hospital & increasing need for health insurance).  If they cannot pay for it themselves they are subject to ongoing persecution and inhuman living environments.  Recent advertising by Capri targeted middle class and affluent parents of young people who had drug addiction – offering far superior services to what the public system would.

 

In more recent times neo-liberalism has been exposed as an extremely socially destructive economic philosophy with all the outcomes contributing to inequality (concentrations of power and money in small groups with unprecedented political influence), poverty, violence, addiction, suicide, unemployment and under-employment. 

 

A series of documentaries called The Hard Stuff by Nigel Latta touched on some of the issues this radicalised form of capitalism has created in NZ and other modern societies.  So have documentaries by Bryan Bruce.  A premise of neo-liberalism is everybody is responsible for themselves which contradicts human nature and us as social animals living in large organised ‘civilised’ societies, reliant on each other for physical and psychological good health.

  

Every region in New Zealand should have a habilitation/rehabilitation centre where people with disabilities of all types can go and work, within the capabilities, doing worthwhile rewarding work that fulfils their self-actualising, psychosocial and physical needs.

 

I envisage these centres to consist of a large warehouses capable of building homes for disabled people.  Housing being the greatest area of need and unmet government responsibility at the moment, building houses is the most practical thing to do, especially with disabled people being the most adversely affected by the current severe housing shortages.

 

“In times of high unemployment it is disabled people who suffer most.”

Person to Person, Lindsay Gething, 3rd ed 2006

 

These centres would also be training places for Occupational Safety and Health professionals, health workers, Occupation Therapists, etc and research and development in the area of disability support services/devices.  Work would be done by teams, based on the capabilities and talents of the disabled person working with others however no mentally injured sex offenders working with mentally injured abuse victims, or potentially dangerous people working with vulnerable.  Developing teams and schedules would be done with mental health professionals to ensure supportive safe environments.

 

These Centres would be available to all physically and psychologically disabled people.  Will run using professionals in health and habilitation and rehabilitation processes and models.  It will also follow legal requirements. 

 

I have spoken to several people with disabilities who are unable to work and they were extremely enthusiastic about the idea of being able to work in a group doing something within their capabilities and valuable to society.  A man I know with a bad back, he injured when a child, was very keen to be part of a centre like this.  He and I have talked about the isolation of being unemployed and being despised for it, it seemed especially difficult for a man.  Because he can do some things on good days he couldn’t work for a traditional employer because of his need to not sit too long or stand too long – or not be able to work at all on bad days.  Sadly people saw him selling scrap metal and judged him for being a bludger on welfare.

 

I can picture these rehab centres with 2 or 3 houses at various stages of completion, surrounded by equipment that would enable people with physical disabilities to work.  Equipment that perhaps could be developed and improved with onsite collaboration between disabled people and engineers.  Surrounded by specially designed scaffolding.  There would be rooms for health care/rehabilitation professionals, rooms for massage, physiotherapy and rest for clients. 

 

Healthy food would be provided so people didn’t have to do their own meals and some of those people who prepared it should also be disabled, perhaps adding variety to their weeks work and could get training as well.  There should be gardens attached to the rehabilitation centre to provide vegetables and fruit as growing food is an important life skill when you don’t have a lot of money and extremely good therapy. 

 

There must be a good transport network for people attending these rehabilitation centres, they should be picked up at their door and taken home, if they need that. 

 

Given New Zealands need for an increased labour force during fruit picking season that teams of disabled people with specialist equipment for these jobs are sent to work in orchards, market gardens, etc.  Remuneration for their work would be paid to the Rehabilitation Centre and distributed in a fair manner.  Disabled should could also be considered a flexible labour force and centres should allow for this.

 

Disabled people working at rehabilitation centres must be paid a reasonable wage (provided a reasonable income) with perhaps 2-3 different pay grades.  Every person who contributes to building a house in some way should be eligible to own one of those houses when available (or perhaps be eligible for a state house loan).  It is a cultural and human right to own your own home and disabled people who are unable to work should not be excluded from this.  There are multiple economic and social advantages to society for a disabled vulnerable person to have their own safe home to live in, especially as they age.   This would also be adhering to the Disability Action Plan and Strategy and Declaration on Disabled Rights, also Human Rights and economic rights.

These rehabilitation centres would be a hub of employment for support workers, educators, tradespeople and health professionals.  Also places where able bodied and disabled people undertook formal training that was absent from the local community or not.

 

This regional rehabilitation centre idea came to me during a recent meeting on disability rights (at Te Papa with Catarina Aguila), a tall/large tetraplegic man in a wheelchair spoke about not having access to most disabled areas because his wheelchair was so large.  He was obvious an intelligent man around 30 and deeply distressed by his physical impairments.  I thought about what he could do in this facility and pictured him organising building materials and managing work plans for upcoming construction, on the phone a lot or a specialised computer as he had very limited use of his hands.

 

Many years ago I read a book called Think and Grow Rich (rich in all areas of life) and it talked a lot about being rich in potential and just finding out what that potential was, irrelevant of perceived limitations.  For example a man taught his partially deaf son that his disability was going to be an advantage when he was a man not a hindrance.  The boy ended up being a very successful sales rep and developer for a hearing aid manufacturer.

 

People at these rehabilitation centres should also have access to business, research and development funding and resources, so we can tap into people’s creativity.  I believe giving disabled people the opportunity to reach their potential (also self-actualise) would be a competitive advantage internationally.

 

The psycho-social benefits of these regional rehabilitation centres cannot be under-estimated with the WHO and UN identifying the increasing problems with social cohesion in developed countries.  These centres will strengthen our society.

 

I have never ever met a person who doesn’t want to work, especially a disabled person, but nobody should be expected to work in physical pain and no intelligent person should be expected to do particularly mundane work for long periods of time.  These centres should be about balance and those things identified as necessaries of a good life in Maslow’s Heirachy of Needs.

 

I believe through these rehabilitation centres people with ‘talents’ could be identified and placed in jobs in public and private enterprise – or contracted to them perhaps.  I know personally in mental health there are some very intelligent people – in fact intelligence can worsen mental health issues in many cases.  Many of these people are also highly creative, innovation and creativity being something Nigel Latta identified in his recent documentary as important to the development of a high wage economy and lowering of unemployment and poverty.

 

It is imperative and sensible for the homes (or other things) manufactured/created in these centres use sustainable, environmentally friendly products as a priority.   That they also support NZ manufacturers to avoid miles travelled where possible.  They should have their own electricity generation options, like solar, window power, dynamos, etc.

 

The nature of the centres will allow for experimentation and labour intensive manufacturing/construction, areas the private sector avoids.  I envisages houses being made with extra wide doorways, large bathrooms, etc.  Also manufacturing of special features in the centre.  Designed and built with specific disabled people in mind, working with the person and Occupational Therapists.

 

Support of disabled workers to be run through multi-disciplinary teams, as outlined in Shrawan Kumar’s book Multi-disciplinary Approach to Rehabilitation.

 

 

GOVERNMENT REGIONAL MENTAL HEALTH FACILITIES

Attached please find a rehabilitation model and business plan for Mental Injury Services which outlines where I believe mental health care for mentally injured abuse victims, traumatised people should be going (also for some mentally ill people).  Mental injury being different in nature to mental illness because mental injury is a ‘normal’ person that has been subjected to overwhelming trauma and needs help to recover.  Mental illness is more permanent and requires ongoing care and support.

 

To provide the professional treatment care and rehabilitation people with mental injury or illness require there needs to be regional mental health facilities.  Shutting down mental health facilities based on improving someone’s human rights – when it actually adversely affected these disabled people more is incomprehensible – and allowing it to continue reprehensible.  On the news tonight yet another mentally ill man living in the community has killed, this time his mother and badly injured his father. 

 

It is too distressing for me to go into the extensive reasons New Zealand (and many other countries) desperately need facilities and safe housing for people with mental health issues.  Facilities to help them heal and those to help them keep busy and feel valued.  The extensive use of pharmaceuticals to try and control people who more importantly need the basic needs met (please refer Maslow’s Heirachy of Needs) is a gross miscarriage of justice.  The use of pharmaceuticals was a result of neo-liberal theories that it was cheaper to give a person a drug and put them in the community than actually providing professional treatment care and rehabilitation.  News reports have stated the government undertook to make the mental health services drug based to save money – it hasn’t.  Many of these drugs are highly experimental and have been linked to increases in psychopathy, suicide, mass murders and psychosis.  All the things they are supposed stop, they actually create.

 

I envisage these mental health centres be based on holistic practices with opportunities to participate in growing food etc – working in the earth is very good therapy and can be used once the person is back in the community.  Group therapy is important as people will need to be able to communicate and support each other in the community, learning skills here could help in society.  Help people who have been mentally injured pass on what they learn and know to others.  Art is another huge part of healing and therapy in the area of mental health with traumatised people having highly active right brains.  People should be able to explore their creativity and see it come to fruition if possible.  The cultural value for society is extensive and could lead to further work and recognition outside the mental health facility.  Talent could be identified and advanced with advocacy.

 

I envisage six week ‘retreats’ for mentally injured people with rehabilitation in the community prior to the retreats and following them, until the person is well enough to live independently.