I was going to post strictly about the new CCTV program the National Party is about to roll out in New Zealand, and the implications again, of more government invasion of our privacy. But as "The Automaton" image above progressed my thoughts on its design focused on something bigger. The image evolved to encompass a collection of issues of which I believe, are leading this country somewhere we all should know that we shouldn't really be going.
Us Kiwis are aware of the accelerating encroachment of government into our private lives. It's called Totalitarianism. And when these issues are brought up in conversation amongst ourselves I find that most Kiwis are eager to quickly shut them down or dismiss the importance. It's a little disheartening to witness your friends and family acting like mini Automatons themselves, when they run and hide their eyes and hope it all might go away.
But you can't run and hide forever - you are being surrounded. And CCTV will see to that soon as it logs your face, your location and the time you were there into a national database every second that you are walking down the city street. The funny thing is we will be paying for this spy system!
As I see it if the rights and interests of the New Zealand People are being overridden by our own Prime Minister then he is nothing but an agent for foreign interests. A clue to who this may be is in the US and the UK because these oppressive programs are running there already - and look at the sorry state of the society in those countries.
Thankfully I do have a little grin on my face as I come away thinking that at least people are aware of the issues. Because while John Key and the National Party "roll the dice" and edge us towards what looks like the point of no return I know there will always be another point.
Kiwis are aware of how you and your cronies operate Mr Automaton. So let's hope it is a turning point that comes at the end of this year with a new Government.
The Christchurch rebuild has had a 3 year bout of Christchurch City Council Constipation and by looking at the gutted state of the Christchurch's CBD don't expect any great improvements any time soon. To add to this stagnancy the residential suburbs of Christchurch are not faring much better.
But wait... how about the CCC's proposal to build a $400 Million Stadium?!... that'll improve the situation.
And it will only take Gerry Brownlee the Minister in charge of the Christchurch Earthquake Recovery's signature to get this project off the ground. This is a well thought out plan because as we all know building stadiums is one of the top priorities in all Disaster Recovery Programs.
So Gerry's list must go something like this:
Take Scenic Flight over City
Turn Power On
Drop off Port-a-loos
Start Demolition of half the CBD
Build a group of Shops made from Shipping Containers
Build a mini Town Square made from Wooden Pallets
Build a Cathedral made from Cardboard
Approve Plan to Build $400 Million Dollar Stadium
Finish Demolition of half the CBD
Repair Rail Network
Repair Sewer System
Repair Residential Housing
3 Years on Commission Report on why the recovery plan is not working
Blame it on somebody else.......
Is this really what Christchurch needs right now? I think there are more important things to focus on and I doubt the people of Christchurch have much cash left over to even go watch the ruggers as they continue to pay to rebuild their lives. This is a luxury they just can't afford.
But like flies to a Brownlee BBQ some big NGOs will be salivating to bite into this dirty great construction contract and the CCC and GB will be happy to give it to them.
The Christchurch people need their houses, streets, services fixed and the port-a-loos removed first Gerry... but you seem quite comfy going on this one.
PS: Keep an eye on that Kordamentha crowd who were contracted to make the Report on the CCCs Recovery Spending - they're an NGO in themselves and making millions off this and other government debacles.
Yet another reason we are ruled by a kleptocracy.
Kleptocracy, alternatively cleptocracy or kleptarchy, (from Greek: κλέπτης - kleptēs, "thief" and κράτος - kratos, "power, rule", hence "rule by thieves") is a form of political and government corruption where the government exists to increase the personal wealth and political power of its officials and the ruling class at the expense of the wider population, often with pretense of honest service. This type of government corruption is often achieved by the embezzlement of state funds.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Simon confessed - he didn't realise he was opening up protected New Zealand Land including 96% of Pureora Forest Park, a forest which is described by the Department of Conservation as “a hidden wonderland of tall trees, clear rivers and rare wildlife”.
Now that Simon knows this fact will he cancel his little Block Offer?...
No - he is now inviting applications for exploratory mining.
Just another National Sell Out!
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