While the mainstream media continue to try and make the Moment of Truth about Kim’s last minute decision to prolong his battle against John Key past the election into the Privileges Committee, the reality is that the Moment of Truth has done more damage to the National Party than Matthew Hooton could ever dread. When even the NZ Herald editorial has to admit that the evidence presented by Glenwald, Assange and Snowden is credible against Key’s juvenile sledging efforts, it means the Moment of Truth went beyond just being an ego victory for Kim Dotcom, it has moved genuine and considered NZers who viewed the event with an open mind and whom have come away convinced that the Prime Minister is lying.
Not lying about when he knew what about Kim Dotcom, but lying about the level of mass surveillance he has actually allowed to occur while pretending to the rest of us that we had nothing to fear. Remember this…
…well it turns out that was all bullshit. The GCSB has access to NSA mass surveillance programs like xKeystroke and Operation SpearGun was operational the moment the new legislation passed. What is most extraordinary is the continued damage to Key’s credibility his moving feast of a defence has taken. Beyond the pathetic name calling and attacking of the messenger, it’s Key’s continually changing story.
Remember at the time, the GCSB legislation was just an attempt to patch over silly legislation to protect NZers from terrorists and that really the GCSB was just some big misunderstood Norton Virus protection. There was NO mass surveillance. That was his position.
Legislation is rammed through with just 2 votes and most of the legal and civil rights voices in NZ arguing it allowed loop holes for the very mass surveillance Key swore it didn’t.
Then Glenn Greenwald turns up. Key calls him a henchman and a loser, and says there is no middle ground. Key is right, Greenwald is wrong.
Then Greenwald starts releasing NSA evidence proving there was a mass surveillance program. Suddenly Key went from I am right, he is wrong to, there was a program, but I shut it down. Nothing to see here, move along.
Then Greenwald releases information showing that as far as the NSA and GCSB were concerned that new legislation was the next phase of implementation. The GCSB even went to the NSA and briefed them on the legislation. Suddenly Key is releasing classified documents to prove he is right.
Consider that for a moment, the ego of Key is so out of control, he will declassify secret documents against the advice of the intelligence community to prove he is right. Despite the fact that none of the documents he released proved anything at all, he is more than happy to throw rules aside to protect his precious butt.
This is not the actions of a Prime Minister, it’s the actions of a cornered rat.
Key has lied. He has lied about mass surveillance and he has treasonably acquiesced NZ’s sovereignty to Washington.
The triviality of a Key vs Dotcom ‘bombshell’ is secondary to Key vs our entire political, economic & cultural sovereignty – that’s the real moment of truth, and that truth resonates well beyond this election.
287,735 early votes so far compared to 118,702 last election, vote now and don’t let the mainstream media convince you Key will win by a 50% landslide.