This website is not a New Zealand website. And even if it was it would make no difference. It is my personal site (based in the US) that I use to communicate my views on various issues to people from all over the world, not just New Zealand.
To be compelled to stop doing that on one particular day because some silly little bunch of socialist government bureaucrats in some silly little socialist backwater way down in the South Pacific have deemed it illegal is utter nonsense.
I express my views on politics and other issues, and nobody is forced to read them. In fact, there’s some effort needed to do so. First the reader needs to start up a computer in his home or office or wherever. He has to make the conscious effort to switch it on.
Next, he has to connect that computer to the web. Another conscious but voluntary decision.
Then, he has to start his web browser. Yet another deliberate and voluntary action.
After that, if he wants to read what I have written on TrueblueNZ he has to seek out my website, which he does through bookmarks or search engines.
Using bookmarks or search engines again involves a number of choices and actions all voluntarily made.
Then, assuming after all of these choices, he finds his way to TrueblueNZ, he then has the choice of reading the material or merely clicking out of the site and going to some other site.
Then, if he chooses to read the material, he has to make a conscious decision to consider it, and another deep decision as to whether it should influence his thinking.
So, over all those decisions made by the reader, I only have to make one decision, and its to write something on my blog. The responsibility of reading and being influenced by what I write rests much more substantially with the blog reader. Not the blogger.
I’m going to offer an opinion on the NZ elections to my readers right now, and whether those readers are in New Zealand of the United States or Australia or The UK is beyond my control, and I will not be stopped from communicating my thoughts on this particular day just because the chance exists that some NZer might go through all the processes and read and be influenced by what I write.
The whole idea is preposterous nonsense and its a demonstration of what lemmings most NZers are that they would prostrate themselves to this ridiculous and unworkable legislation dreamed up by some bunch of bumbling out of touch socialist bureaucrats in some dingy government backroom in some miserable little debt ridden slowly disintegrating socialist backwater somewhere on earth.
The internet is global, and not subject to the insultingly ignorant decrees of local petty tyrants dressed in their robes of self importance.
As for my comment? It’s read this post, that was brought to my attention by my good friend at PM of NZ, and highlights how the current National Party is just a weak and impotent shadow of the political force it once was. NZ will not turn from its suicidal social and political course until the National Party either is restored or becomes meaningless in political terms.
A NZ voter with principle would ask himself only a couple of questions-
How can I vote for a party that has so openly and consistently betrayed those political principles it claims to hold most dear? How can such a collection of charlatans have any worth to me?
NZ voters need to seek out alternatives to the shallow shimmering mirage that is the National Party today.
BTW, if the Electoral Commission really want to save NZers from themselves, they should pass a law making it an offense for ANY INDIVIDUAL to seek out political opinions in the media or on websites on election day. That, as silly as it would be, still puts the onus for this retarded and prehistoric strategy where it belongs. Not with the “publisher” but with the voter/ reader.
Further reading-Elections NZ- Electoral Commission and Social Media
Posted in support of my good friend at CR.