David Farrar has just highlighted the fact that New Zealand's proposed new laws on election-year criticism are scarily close to those proposed by the communist regime in China.
At what point are kiwis going to wake up to their existence in a Matrix of the Matron's Making?
Prime Minister Helen Clark, affectionately known as 'Dear Leader' to many already, seems to have scant regard for genuine democracy - unless the problem is manifesting itself elsewhere such as on a small Pacific Island, whereupon it becomes lead story on TV1 news because of the Pacific aspect of the charter, and Helen is allowed to wax lyrical about pure democratic concepts.
I argue in Eve's Bite that we are increasingly living in Wonderland, and that our countries are becoming more totalitarian in the West by the day (albeit disguised in a velvet glove).
If you want wider media coverage of this than just the blogs, I suggest dropping a quick email to the following news organisations suggesting they check out Farrar's link:
And remember the golden rule, good manners are more likely to move said news organisations than hissy fits...