It really is a scene out of 1984, let alone 1996, in New Zealand at the moment. A week following the horrible events of Christchurch, we have seen the jackboot of Jacinda Ardern come down hard on the citizens of NZ.
Aside from the attempted gun grab ongoing at the moment, which apparently was settled in 72 hours and totally not drafted well before, there have been crackdowns on the internet:
“Following last week’s deadly shootings
at two New Zealand mosques that left 50 dead and many more seriously injured,
Internet Service Providers in New Zealand have responded by implementing
outright censorship of content related to the shootings. That censorship is
manifested in different ways — from blocking certain content to barring access
to entire alternative news sites.
Major social media companies had already begun purging and censoring posts about the shootings, but the CEOs of major telecommunications firms in New Zealand and Australia have gone even further — creating what could be described as “The Great Trans-Tasman Firewall.” And the government of New Zealand is threatening citizens with harsh fines and jail time for possessing or sharing the video showing the shootings.”
Tragedies and historical events like these deserve to be discussed, dissected and debated so humans can learn from them, not censored and memory-holed because of feelings. You’re allowed to have an opinion on just about every other tragic mass killing in recent times, so why is this one any different? As much as you can deplore the killer’s actions it is also necessary to discuss the motives. Ted Kaczynski’s manifesto is not banned. The Communist manifesto is also not banned and is currently the undisputed champion in terms of an ideological body count.
We’ve also seen Jordan Peterson’s book scrubbed from bookshelves by private business Whitcoulls. No matter what your views on Peterson are, how the hell is banning the sale of a book by a clinical psychologist anything to do with what happened at Christchurch?
Now, in regards to the removal of firearm rights specifically, this is what that maniac said:
“I could have chosen any weapons or means. A TATP filled rental van. Household flour, a method of dispersion and an ignition source.A ballpeen hammer and a wooden shield. Gas, fire, vehicular attacks, plane attacks, any means were available. I had the will and I had the resources.
I chose firearms for the affect (sic) it would have on social discourse, the extra media coverage they would provide and the affect it could have on the politics of United states (sic) and thereby the political situation of the world. The US is torn into many factions by its second amendment, along state, social, cultural and, most importantly, racial lines.
With enough pressure the left wing within the United states will seek to abolish the second amendment, and the right wing within the US will see this as an attack on their very freedom and liberty.
This attempted abolishment of rights by the left will result in a dramatic polarization of the people in the United States and eventually a fracturing of the US along cultural and racial lines.”
He also said this about NZ
Won’t your attack result in calls for the removal of gun rights in the New Zealand?
“The gun owners of New Zealand are a beaten, miserable bunch of baby boomers, who have long since given up the fight. When was the last time they won increased rights? Their loss was inevitable. I just accelerated things a bit.
They had long since lost their cities, take a look at Auckland. Did you really expect they would not also lose their rights?”
And what has Ardern done? You guessed it. She’s now going to make things worse at home and abroad, by creating further division and marginalising the already marginalised.
The Chinese Communist Party, who already have overt political influence in NZ, must be rubbing their hands with glee or at least whispering in Jacinda’s ear. Let’s not forget that Ardern was a staffer to ex-UK PM Tony Blair for ten years. The same man who, along with John Major, brought in the infamous gun grab in the UK in the wake of Dunblane.
The proper course of action is to investigate the crime, have an inquiry where it’s needed and prosecute the suspect. Leave the gun owners and laws alone, leave the internet alone and that’s it.
Ardern’s actions are weak kowtowing and nothing more. The cheap grave standing and exploitation of this tragedy to take rights and freedoms away from innocent people via collectivist punishment, is absurd and totalitarian. Yet, unbelievably there are citizens cheering this on all in the name of ‘feeling’ safe.
All you’re doing is giving this bloodthirsty idiot everything he wanted and those wise enough will remember you for that, not what you’re being portrayed as through contrived fawning by the sycophantic press.