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When governments go bad


National Party websites hacked

Source: Radio NZ:


Governments of all hues, after a while, begin to believe their own spin. Their arrogance in knowing “what is best” for the people grows with each passing day as they listen less, and dictate more.

This comment from Key on 28 July beggars belief,

“At the risk of encouraging them to have more protests, I would actually say those numbers are quite light. It wasn’t anything like what we saw for mining or anything like that.

“A lot of people who would go along [to the protests] would be a) politically aligned, or b), with the greatest of respect, misinformed.”

Source: TVNZ – PM dismisses protests against GCSB Bill as ‘misinformed’

Key forgets himself.

He may be the Prime Minister. He may be on a salary of  $411,510 (plus perks).  He may pass laws that curtail our freedom and privacy.

But in the end he is a civil servant; an elected politician; and one who sits in his office at the will of the people.

Politicians who forget that come to a sticky end in some countries, or in democracies like ours, face the embarressment of being thrown out at the next election.

The hacking of National’s websites is another indication of mounting anger from New Zealanders at National’s dismissal of our concerns and ploughing ahead with unpopular and un-needed legislation.

When governments go bad, they should expect resistance, not respect.

Expect resistance to grow, Dear Leader…


Hat-tip: The Daily Blog


New Zealanders – Resist.



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  1. D Weisz
    30 July 2013 at 10:21 am

    Now, in the real world of employment …… if I was on a salary like $411k+ and in the period of employment to date I lost the business $141 billion dollars! I’d be expecting a please resign now request from my employer. 2008 the deficit was only $8 billion dollars!!

  2. 30 July 2013 at 12:27 pm

    D Weisz>

    Exactly right.

    Thats what these nats cant get thru there head.

    It is all borrow and help while they cut the government expenditure to the bone the countries economy goes down with it.

  3. 30 July 2013 at 12:28 pm

    * meant HOPE

  4. James
    30 July 2013 at 8:06 pm

    Geoff, the Nats know exactly what they’re doing. The trouble is that most New Zealanders don’t know what the Nats are doing.

    Even if the Nats get the boot in the next election, they’ll just hound the next government, lying as they do, until NZers let them back into power.

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