One of the most ludicrous themes of the Advance NZ grand narrative conspiracy is that Jacinda is secretly creating a socialist police state.
It’s hilarious because New Zealander’s are so quintessentially ovine in our conclave culture that we don’t need a coercive police state to destroy our civil liberties – NZers will have ruthlessly policed themselves well before the rubber bullets start flying!
We are the only sheep in the world who don’t require a sheep dog!
We would round ourselves up, patiently queue for the pen and once we locked ourselves in, would start arguments with one another over how more subservient we could be.
We have always been a nation of narks, sleepy hobbits & casual fascists.
From the Prison Narks paid money by the corrupt NZ Police for jailhouse ‘confessions’, to the fetid world of ex partners dobbing each other in for welfare ‘fraud’, to the well heeled ‘Ok Karen’ matrons who dob in those they believe have the audacity to be above their station to the new breed of micro aggression policing millennials who escalate a tweet to a war crime in less than 30 seconds – we are a glorious nation of back stabbers.
A new website, which has been live since Sunday afternoon, serves as a place people can report businesses or individuals breaching lockdown protocol.
It was set up to divert traffic away from the 111 line after more than 2000 people called the police to report rule breakers last week.
There’s an authority worship within the NZ pysche who yearn for the taste of the jackboot over others.
I think it’s cultural legacy from Settler Nation NZ.
I suspect Settler Nation NZ knew they were cheating and stealing land off Māori and that’s why Settler Nation NZ clung to the Mounted Constabulary as their protector.
Settler Nation NZ turned a blind eye to the violence meted out by the Mounted Constabulary late at night because they knew Māori were righteous in their grievances, and nothing justifies totalitarianism quite like a people who know they have universally sinned against another.
Māori lost 95% of their land in less than a century and the corner stone of New Zealand’s economic prosperity has been the theft of indigenous land with no intention whatsoever of ever paying full reparation for that theft.
The Mounted Constabulary that bashed those Māori’s became the NZ Police force which helped start their legacy of bias and structural racism, however New Zealander’s authority worship extended beyond Māori bashing cops.
The Massey Cossacks who beat unionists, the vile Waterfront lockout, the Springbok tour violence and the Urewera terrorism fiasco are all reminders of the glee Kiwis feel when the State’s Jackboot is on the throat of the hated other.
In the land of the wrong white crowd, we like our fascism casual. We prefer to burn books over a backyard BBQ with beers rather than goose-steps and uniforms.
This new narc line dobbing in those who are breaching the rules is the exact sort of passive aggressive suburban authoritarianism that ZB listeners, Listener readers and TVNZ viewers love.
A nation of petty ‘Ok Karens’ weaponised with smug self righteousness.
In NZ, you don’t need to worry about a Police State, your fellow citizens will have turned on you long before the geese start stepping.
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