Helen Clark's Nanny State Vs John Key's Daddy State
Music pirates need to be tackled with as much urgency as a Christchurch Earthquake
After only two years, National have used urgency 31% of the time, that's a lot of urgency. Urgency is supposed to be used if there is a glaring mistake in law, it allows Parliament to circumvent democratic process for an immediate emergency, it is not supposed to be used to ram any old bullshit the Government wants passed through at any time they think the public isn't paying attention, the way National did by tacking the copyright Infringing File Sharing Amendment Bill onto the back of legislation to deal with the Christchurch Earthquake that gave Gerry Brownlee the power of God.
Giving Gerry Brownlee responsibility for anything is in itself a moment to pause in horror, but tagging on powers to disconnect your internet in a setting where you are guilty until proven innocent all for the benefit of the movie and music industry is more self interested than John Key checking himself out naked in the mirror.
National Party MP Johnathan Young claimed we needed these new powers to cut you off from the internet within a setting where you are guilty until proven innocent all for the benefit of corporate music and corporate movies because the internet was like Skynet. You'll remember skynet, that was the fictional self thinking computer from the Terminator movie that declared war on human beings by launching a nuclear first strike against humanity.
So, we need to ram through law under a misuse of urgency where you can have your internet cut off in a setting where you are guilty until proven innocent all for the benefit of corporate movies and corporate music to prevent the Internet from becoming self aware and launching nuclear weapons against us do we? Whanau, I've heard some pretty crazy shit from the right wing to justify their vast erosion of our civil liberties, but to claim computers will become self aware and attack us unless we urgently pass legislation to stop people downloading the latest song by Britney Spears is a little like asking for anal sex on the first date. Sure you can ask, but we're both going to feel cheap and whorish afterwards.
Isn't it funny folks, in 2008 NZers threw out Helen Clarke because she was leading the stormtroopers of the Nanny State dykeocracy into your homes to force you into using water saving showerheads and power saving lightbulbs, yet this Government strips away your right to Jury trials, passes laws making you guilty before innocent and slashes public welfare while handing out corporate welfare and not a whisper.
Who knew that all National had to do to keep you Shire Volk stupid and uninformed was a whole lot of smiling and waving from an out of touch, medicatedly optimistic boy in a bubble multimillionaire.