Left and Islam compete to turn New Zealand into East Germany or Iran
Silencing all wrong thought and speech has reached epidemic proportions in New Zealand as we race to forget the principles of govt and society that made the colonies of the British Empire the most free countries on the globe.
If it isn’t Islamic zealots calling for more regulation of speech and political expression, its the left and their media comrades calling for websites to be shut down and/or blocked. Seemingly in a race to see who can make this country a tightly controlled state of tyranny first. TV One is always ready to pander to radical Muslims, and yesterday they gave space for yet another call for increased security and surveillance of NZ citizens.
A key Muslim organisation is urging the New Zealand government to smarten up intelligence services in the wake of an online threat to attack mosques in Christchurch using car bombs.
Today they’re pandering to the totalitarian left, with a so called “expert”, really just another far left academic, calling for the website 4Chan to be more effectively blocked.
“The bans instituted by the internet providers here in New Zealand is not sufficient when it comes to extremists communicating with each other, the SIS (New Zealand Security Intelligence Service) and the GCSB (Government Communications Security Bureau) should take that as a “matter of priority concern”.
Islam suffered a great loss in the Christchurch attack, and they are due the sympathy of all other New Zealanders, but we should not back away from the long held principles of individual liberty that made this a safe country for refugees to come to.
Similarly, 4Chan is a site used by millions for all kinds of reasons, and it shouldn’t be blocked for a small percentage of idiots using it. The person recently arrested for threats on the forum sounds like a complete damn fool. Other users tried to dissuade him. Why block every other user?
New Zealand citizens capable of more rational thought and possessing cooler heads need to push back against those who don’t understand our culture of liberty, and also against so called experts who do indeed understand it, but want to destroy it for political gain.