Saturday, November 26, 2011

Freedom of speech is now suspended- by order!

The election day gag is a complete load of arse, when it comes to the interweb!

If my recollection serves me, it was brought in to stop placard-wielding enthusiasts from haranguing voters at the polling stations.

To read my opinions, one must start their computer, open a web browser and search me out. They choose to seek out MY opinions. To agree with them, learn from them or in some cases- to indulge in the self-righteous delights of looking down their noses 'at what the Bad Man has written today'.

All of their own free will.

But free will has never been very popular with the powers-that-be.

I'm not one for telling people who to vote for or to give the whole affair a miss. They can bloody well sort that out for themselves.

The voters can decide how much interference from others they want in their lives. If they wish to be a citizen or a serf. We know the track record of the past ruling parties and their bed-fellows and their attitudes towards the folk that put them in power.

Rather depressingly, I know what the punters will opt for- even if they do not.


Hat Tip: Crusader Rabbit

New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990
inter alia:
• The right to freedom of thought, conscience, religion, and belief, including the right to adopt and hold opinions without interference (Section 13)
Freedom of expression
• The right to freedom of expression, including the freedom to seek, receive, and impart information and opinions of any kind in any form (Section 14)