Andrew Little pealed back the Deep State last week and no one seemed to notice.
Four things stood out.
The GCSB is now using its military grade surveillance powers on domestic ‘drug dealers’ which isn’t really why they gained mass surveillance powers in the first place. We were told this was for terrorism so it feels a tad underwhelming if this is busting tinnie houses.
We have no idea of knowing other than the Eye of Mordor is now being used domestically.
The second thing that stood out was Little’s extraordinary comment that critics of unfettered mass surveillance were hypocrites for demanding accountability over the cascade intelligence failures of the entire intelligence apparatus to prevent the Christchurch terrorist.
This is as irresponsible as his criticism of the Medicinal Cannabis Industry when it’s really his policy that is fucking up!
Post Snowden we know mass surveillance is completely open to the NSA and our criticism towards the SIS, Police Intelligence and GCSB was why they didn’t use the existing powers they have to stop the terrorist.
Those positions are completely legitimate and for Little to purposely misrepresent concerns suggests he’s picking for a fight.
Which brings us to the third thing that stood out, Little’s aggressive assertion that he will implement new policy which will outrage critics.
My guess is that it will be the face recognition softwear Police have secretly been building.
Allowing the domestic police force to gain real time 24/7 live surveillance of the entire population of the country is a wet dream fantasy for the Police State, let’s see how well they’ve tricked Little.
Which brings me to the final point of Little’s direction.
NZ as the Cyclops of the 5 Eyes.
Little was at pains to express NZs independence within 5 Eyes in a clear nod to China AND America that we want and independent position.
With America on the verge of fascist collapse and China’s economic corruption slowly garrotting itself, NZ will try to be a floating cork between two oceans of interest.
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