This Dotcom thing has sure set the cat among the political pigeons.
Apparently Kim Dotcom’s personal status overrides any right he might have to natural justice.
The so called NZ right are so weak on this issue, they’ve been forced by those seen as spokesmen for the far left to adopt a posture even further to the left than their critics.
National Party supporters have long been recognised as completely divorced from their small government founding principles, but really, is the divide actually that great that they cannot see they’re acting just as the government of the Soviet Union or East Germany may have acted back in the days of the Berlin Wall?
Kim Dotcom has previous convictions, he’s fat, he’s German, he’s rich, he’s so many things, and apparently all of these things make it quite OK for the government to ride roughshod over the traditional underpinnings of British justice. This is the view I am getting from National Party supporters.
It’s a view not that different and arguably worse than the far left, who see the case as an opportunity to bash National for incompetence, more than any case of overzealous and over powerful and over sized government treading all over the rights of a NZ citizen.
We have illegal spying by government depts, (signed off by the acting PM) and helicopters and black suited heavily armed swat squads raiding a family’s house and stealing their possessions because of what is basically a civil copyright case?
And its National that is defending this Soviet style big government travesty. A position that they are forced to take due to their own bungling but also because they lack basic political principles.
If today’s National Party still held to any of the principles that underpinned its birth as a political force, the illegal spying and the completely unjustified armed raid on Kim Dotcom would never have occurred.
What a completely hopeless bunch of directionless unprincipled losers the so called NZ right really is. And if you were ever in any doubt as to their abject ineffectiveness, the National Party under John Key especially, you only have to observe the way they have been, in this case, so utterly out-manouvered by the left.
Into a position of trying to defend the indefensible.
Today’s National Party has to be substantially reformed or it has to go. There are no other alternatives.
PS: If you want a smile, go read the incredibly juvenile web page of the GCSB. It reads like satire.
“Mastery of Cyberspace???”
You couldn’t do much better if you were from the far left Onion. If these are the forces protecting us from the Chicom Generals then we’re in bigger trouble than I thought.