I conclude this book and series of posts with a big, big-picture based on the Christian world-view. The Crewe Murders have generated a huge amount of BS, a lot of the covering up based on fear. Fear of self-incrimination and fear of negative consequences. People who know things fear speaking out because of what the crooked cops or their henchmen could do with or to them. I, of all people, understand this very , very well. I was an insecure child, an insecure and immature teenager and only started getting real with life in my 30s. The Good Book explains that fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. I think the time is right for more of those in the know to exercise that wisdom. It’s time to stand up and speak out.
Unmasking corruption at any time is uncomfortable. We all want to believe that we live in a Helen Clark’s “incredibly benign environment” but we don’t.
Self-interest, corruption and greed abounds. It’s not that everybody else is worse than us, or that all will be well if only “President Trump returns to power” or that if “the Nats get back in” things will be okay and we will return to normal. No, this is normality. Self-interest is normal. People always seek power to use it – over others. This is the big picture by which we are wise to understand the Crewe murders and their aftermath.
The Christian world-view is that sin (pride) entered by our choice. A good world got corrupted. The bigger big picture is that it is when we choose humility, to do the honourable thing that we give our Maker the opportunity to affect change. Crooked Cops embarrass the many who do play it straight. Pride does come before a fall.
In the above infographic I show how there are two primary pillars [B] (there are more but these are the biggies) that rest upon the plinth of Pride [C] – the pillar of pain and the pillar of fear. These two causes support the myriad of ungodly, self-destructive and anti-social behaviours [A] such as violence, dishonesty, substance abuse, depression & suicidal tendencies and so on.
The bottom line is that when we choose to humble ourselves (this is an act of the will – we must decide to humble ourselves) then the pillar of pain and/or the pillar of fear fall away. Ask yourself what happens to fear when we choose that it doesn’t matter what people think about us. Bill Gates and Hillary Clinton hung in 2021 screaming and spitting tacks. Others took their fate and met their maker quite calmly. This is the difference between the proud and the humble. When we no longer worry about what people think about us, we remove ourselves from the ghastly stress and oppression of trying to ‘keep up with the Joneses’. It is only when we let the pain of having a drunk for a father, or a father that never said, “Well done!” or “I love you!” go that we can experience the blessing of being able to truly help others.
I could go on and on about this but we all tend to look at people for their actions . . . he’s a drunk, a liar, a druggie, or a good man or an upright solid “Christian” that goes to church, pays his dues to society etc (rightly or wrongly). Going deeper a phsychologist can help us to see the impact of childhood experiences. It is though only humility that assists us to humble ourselves to bring down those pillars.
I am aware that there are many people over the years – MANY people – who know more than they have shared publicly. Yes, I know that the people who I have named as active participants in deception are unlikely to ever come forward and confess. This is not a witch hunt but Karl Lobb I understand to be still alive, as too is Leslee Sinton. Both of these people I believe to have lied about their roles in the Crewe murders. Deception is the norm in a fallen world. I am also aware of those who claim to be honest and upstanding citizens (sometimes claiming religious piety) but to put it bluntly are full of cr*p! Likewise those who claim privilege akin to those of the pigs of George Orwell’s Animal Farm, because they are [enter your profession or justification here]. I call BS on many of these “losers in suits” too.
The Crewes were farmers. They were down to earth people and the best way I think I can honour them and those affected by the events of
Pukekawa Opuatia in mid June 1970 is by shooting straight, calling a spade a spade. I trust that you’ve learned something here in this unmasking process.
Let’s all do the honourable thing today then, now, speaking up for what we know, sharing what we have all learned just like I have with this series and book.