I don’t like you and you don’t like me.
You think I’m a lefty whinger, I think you are a bunch of easily led sleepy hobbits whose anti-intellectualism and negative egalitarianism has all the charms of a kindergarten book burning.
Last election you didn’t care that your beloved Prime Minister was deeply involved in vast abuses of political power and lied to you all about mass surveillance. Apparently your untaxed capital gains were far more important to you than silly things like the PMs Office colluding with the bloody SIS to smear political opponents.
I am of course talking about the NZ Security and Intelligence Bill in front of Parliament that National are trying to ram through right now.
I’ll understand if you’ve heard nothing about it because our mainstream media have been talking about an All Black having sex in a toilet for the last 2 weeks, but this is an abuse of power not even sleepy hobbits can allow.
The NZ Security and Intelligence Bill will make ANY action by the SIS or GCSB legal. That means they can break any law they like and will never be prosecuted for that.
Do you understand the ramifications of allowing the security apparatus to have a completely free hand to break any law they like?
I appreciate if this is the first time you’ve even heard about this but it gets far fucking worse.
Not only will the SIS and GCSB have the legal protection to break any bloody law they like – THEY CAN EXTEND THIS POWER TO ANY OTHER STATE AGENCY THEY DESIGNATE TO HAVE THAT POWER!!!!
Are you listening yet sleepy hobbits?
Not only will the state spies be able to break any law legally – they can deputise different agencies to have the same power.
ARE YOU LISTENING YET?
Look, this is an extraordinary abuse of power the likes we’ve honestly never ever seen before. NO state agency should have the power to break any law they like and they sure as hell shouldn’t be allowed to tag in any other agency to have the same powers.
As more and more NZers suddenly wake up to this appalling legislation and its ramifications – people are going to be outraged.
Outraged that they didn’t know this bloody thing was even happening.
Outraged at the full scale assault on our democracy that it represents.
And outraged that it’s been allowed to progress this far with bugger all scrutiny.
As more wake up, I think we will need another Town Hall meeting in Auckland and around the country to stop this.
Folks, if the spies can break any law legally, we will have become a Police state, our Democracy will be a true facade.
Take the time to read the best submission around on this. Forget fatigue and cynicism and a sense of hopelessness, we must not, can not allow the Government to advance this monstrosity.
This is not a left or right issue, it’s a human rights issue.
The 2014-2015 budget for the GCSB was $86, 843, 000. Their budget for 2015-2016 is $143, 568, 000. That’s almost a $60million dollar increase in one year.
Wake the fuck up NZ.