Wow, look at the power of American Soft Power at full flex with Paddy Gower’s breathless gasping that 70% of NZers want American Warships to visit NZ.
This for a country who kicked the Millennium off by invading Iraq based on a lie and whom is currently trying to rob us of our economic and political sovereignty. Thanks to Kim Kardashian and the influence of American soft power, America can cross one of our sacred nationhood lines while taking our sovereignty.
It’s a moment America is savouring.
Paddy Gower has gained his CIA stooge badge by this morning screaming that if America didn’t bring a warship then it would be a snub!
That’s right, protesting an America warship for currently trying to steal our economic and political sovereignty would be churlish of us. Sure American hegemony is in full over reach by trying to claim jurisdiction in cyber space by arresting Kim Dotcom in NZ, and sure they are funding and enabling all sorts of butchers and killers around the world and yes American Corporations are about to make our Parliament their pet, but we get Kim Kardashian nude selfies, Beyonce revenge albums and netflix.
America will want assurances from Key that the TPPA legislation will be passed before they turn up, because no Navy wants to face a protest crowd as large as the last TPPA protest. The Government will assure them they can, and that’s what they are trying to do right now by cutting down the time people could submit their thoughts. Despite the massive leak of the sister deal highlighting every concern of critics is valid and despite the so called earnings being a joke, this Government’s subservience to its 5 Eyes Overlord is treasonous.
Another reason National are ramming it through is because Phil Goff is voting for their deal and he will need to stand down if he wins the Auckland Mayoralty.
Where the Government will want to crack down on is any debate linking the visit of the American warship with the TPPA. The last protest caught the entire Police force off guard and they under estimated the backlash and prior planning with a new leadership team that protest managed.
Once the social media campaign begins to link the TPPA to the warship visit, a showdown will be set and the Government’s only hope is that the legislation is voted in early and the sense of fury amongst the protest movement dissipates.
I think that hope is terribly over optimistic. The rage is being fed by the injustice of real poverty finally surfacing on our TV screens and the audacity of Key’s building of tax havens while the poor suffer.
I don’t think for one second that the snow job being fed to us that NZers welcome our American Overlords with welcome arms will stop the protest movement growing.