This. This is fascism. This is fascism published by our national newspaper.
Note the lack of logic. Giving spies the powers that they have in the States could prevent the kind of terrorism that just happened … in the States.
Note the complete faith in those with power. “if you have nothing to hide from the GCSB, then you have nothing to fear.” Do people actually say that and mean it? Yes, fascists do.
Note the support for disproportionate state power. Given the very unlikely odds of a terrorist plot in New Zealand and the very small chance that GCSB surveillance of New Zealanders could stop it, the power to spy on us all is justified.
Aaron Lim is a fascist. My great joy is that every single one of the 78 comments tells him where to stick his fascism.
Aaron Lim, take your fascism and fuck off.
New Zealand Herald, you’re a fucken disgrace for publishing fascist shit.