One of the narratives of the Right and their Dirty Politics stained mainstream media pundits was that Kim Dotcom was trying to buy the NZ election for $3.5million. That was the amount Kim sank into the internet-MANA coalition.
This is of course a crude joke believed by the sleepy hobbits of muddle Nu Zilind. Put aside the millions the National Party launder through their trusts, put aside the day before the election where National’s money was able to buy wall to wall advertising on every major online News source, put aside the anger at the audacity of a small left wing party like MANA being able to for the first time in NZ political history be able to front foot it with the right in terms of resources – Put all that aside – the simple truth is that $3.5 million can’t buy a NZ election, because the cost is actually $7million.
How do we know that the cost to buy a NZ election is $7million? Because that was the amount Key handed over to the SIS alongside huge erosions of our civil liberties with mass surveillance warrantless spying.
The SIS were the very same department that worked with the PMs Office to falsify SIS information that smeared the Leader of the Opposition months out from the 2011 election. So the PMs Office works with the SIS to smear Phil Goff and rig the 2011 election and in return Key hands $7million over to the SIS alongside huge increases in their power.
So the cost to buy a NZ election is $7million, not $3.5million.
The enormity of what Key’s Office did in 2011 simply hasn’t sunk into the sleepy hobbits of muddle Nu Zilind (although if it had been Labour caught red handed using state spies to smear National, all mainstream media outlets would be calling for open revolution), Key’s Government is the most corrupt in NZ history and the buying off of the Secret Intelligence Service to falsely smear the Leader of the Opposition generates an abuse of power so large its enormity can’t be comprehended, that’s why when pushed National voters shrug and weakly claim ‘that’s politics as usual’.
The next 3 years can not pass without reminding National voters every day that their Government is corrupt and reminding the mainstream media of their complicity in getting that corrupt Government elected.