Well, this Government is nothing if it’s not pathological when it comes to dismantling your civil liberties.
The amendment to their criminalization of Greenpeace is far worse than baby faced Simon Bridges ever let on, the amendment allows for the NZ military to arrest the protestors.
Just let that sink in for a second.
National are ramming a law through to allow the NZ military to arrest protestors and this legislation won’t be vetted for possible breaches of the Bill of Rights Act and we the public won’t be consulted on this.
This Government has given massive surveillance powers to the Police, the PM appoints his childhood friend to the head of the spy agency and now we won’t be allowed to debate a law that has the military arresting citizens.
History will judge Simon Bridges very harshly as the Minister who criminalized protest for corporations and forcing that law through law minus the usual democratic protocols will only add to the infamy.
The country just took a large goose step towards fascism. But like all things NZ, we are laid back about it, this is casual fascism and it’s been green-lighted by a passionless people who flock to a rich man promising vacant aspiration and empty optimism.
Sleepy hobbits will not be woken up by Seven Sharp.
We are a nation of 30 million sheep, 4 million of them can vote.