The new hysterically shrill battlecry of desperate Death Cult Capitalists is that Big Sister Jacinda has committed an illegal coup to install a Socialist Police State.
Really? This accusation seems to skip a couple of goose steps.
Firstly, what we’ve seen with the questions of legal legitimacy of the public health order is a functioning democracy. There were clearly internal questions made by the Police over what was permissible and what wasn’t and to clarify things the second Public Health Notice was submitted.
That’s a far goose step away from the Government plotting to install a Police State for political power. This was a response to a bloody pandemic, not a late night attempt to take over the country under martial law!
Context is everything, yes we became a Police State, but it was a begrudgingly accepted thing because of the public health threat, it wasn’t an attempt to usurp the Realm!
Watching the right scream Che Jacinda committed a pandemic coup to take over the country with a Police State would be far more valid if they’d also been just as vocal when Key misused urgency & passed mass surveillance powers and colluded with the SIS to falsely smear Goff months before the 2011 election!
I mean of we are going to start claiming abuses of power, let’s line them up with actual abuses of power under Key – and that’s no ‘whataboutism’, that’s straight comparison. If the Right are honestly claiming a misuses of power, then compare that with previous examples to see how ridiculous this accusation is!
This Government saved this country from a pandemic, that they were rushing ill fitting legislation through to ensure our safety does not equate to a malicious conspiracy to take over the country and insinuating that it does is disingenuous at best and purposely deceitful at worst!
The dump reveals a Government doing the best they could, the leak reveals arrogance – the former matters, the latter is clickbait journalism.
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