Frank article in stuff

Unusually frank article written in stuff today. I am surprised that they published it at all, seeing as they are the penny dreadful in local news, probably only beaten by the far right NZ Herald. Still, it pretty much spells out how I feel about the whole situation with the GCSB bill, and the apparent ambivalence of your average New Zealander. I am just old enough to remember 1984, and the almost fever pitch protesting against nuclear weapons (thankfully we have kept that legislation, although I wouldn’t put it past Key to ditch it “for our own protection”). The fact that for the most part we seem collectively more interested in the rugby score than our own civil liberties is just eye watering. This is going to be an easy whitewash for the Government, and 10 years fown the track we will be asking “how did that happen?”


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