Click on the link below the image to watch at Bitchute:
More arrests including a 69 YO. Some of these kinds of events are actually acted. It’s difficult to tell but the clue is they openly advertise for crisis actors and employ them to create false flags. Ole Dammegard is an expert in that field having researched them globally for 3 decades. Check out his work. Either way, if they are crisis actors or the real deal they are sending the same fear message to you. Also, at the end of the day the more you react, the greater ‘license’ they have to crack down. The second video is a raid of a fruit and veggie farmers market. Folk out peacefully shopping for food got raided by black clad law enforcement that are looking more like Darth Vader every day. (Note, the signage below was captured at a NZ farmers market … no talking longer than 10 minutes).
Have you noticed that they are not raiding supermarkets like this? Same food sold. You need to ask yourself why. Last lockdown in NZ a local small fruit and veg outlet told me they were bullied by council to close. The outlet had their paperwork all done so their opening was legal by the then current standards, yet were paid a visit by the local council heavies to close down. They didn’t close down. This is not an isolated case, I’ve heard of others in other towns.
I hope the parents are explaining to their children what is happening with all this as such scenarios would strike fear into any child’s mind. (The masks, the Vader get ups, the arrests of parents in front of screaming children). We have had children in NZ trying to take their own lives, is it any wonder? And with suicide deaths exceeding CV deaths. Doesn’t make sense does it? Find out your local suicide stats and compare for the same period in 2019. Nobody much in mainstream is speaking about it. EWR
‘Fear us’ being the clear message they’re sending. On the note of farmers markets, a notice has been circulating on social media (image below) instructing people not to be talking more than 10 minutes. For commentary on that watch the Ice Age Farmer video on topic. Separation being the end game. EWR
See the thuggery, Police boot to head in plain sight.
A former economist at the Victorian Treasury Department has quit his job in protest at Daniel Andrews’ “police state”, penning a devastating op-ed slamming the government’s coronavirus response.
Sanjeev Sabhlok, who moved to Melbourne from India in 2001, resigned last week after being asked to remove a number of inflammatory social media posts criticising the state government.
Mr Sabhlok runs a blog and has a Twitter account with more than 3000 followers where he has railed against COVID-19 lockdowns, and in some cases called for politicians responsible to be jailed.
“These monsters need to be tried for crimes against humanity and shot,” Mr Sabhlok said in one post earlier this month, responding to a tweet by UK conservative commentator Suzanne Evans criticising a Labour MP in that country.
Sending messages of intimidation & fear. The independent journo clearly had crossed all his tees & dotted his eyes. Still arrested. Pinned to the ground. Fascism is rising really fast. Imagine this scenario say ten years ago? And the get up … looks like something our of a movie. Darth Vader springs to mind. All cleverly thought out. (Note: if the video won’t play, or says it won’t, try again. Second time usually works. I don’t imagine it will last long anyway). EWR
“This is how I got ARRESTED at the protest on Saturday. Please WATCH & SHARE the full story of what happened to me on Saturday. Make sure to SIGN the petition!StandWithAvi.com Shame on Victoria Police for abusing their State of Emergency powers and the mainstream media for REFUSING to hold them accountable.”
Note: grow your own food. It can be done even with little space. Search the net for ideas. People grow food in small apartments and on city rooftops. The sky’s the limit. EWR
A few links to get you started: My apartment garden tour; Apartment Balcony Edible Garden; Grow a lot of Food in Small Spaces with Container Gardening …. also check out our gardening pages (not featured greatly in recent years but very relevant now!)
“Better stock up, as something’s happening to the supply chain for our food. (This no doubt relates to Gates’ investment in lab-grown meat.)
In light of all those other “accidents,” that NZ cattle ship capsizing near Japan demands a closer look than the New York Times would ever give it”: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/04/world/asia/cattle-ship-capsized.html
Zoe Buhler, 28, was handcuffed in her lounge room in front of her children. She had created a Facebook event organising a protest in Ballarat, Victoria. Police arrested her and she was charged with incitement on Wednesday. ‘Freedom Day’ event called for people to protest against the lockdown.
One of the most professional, well researched, well referenced site I know of. Does this not send a very clear message about opposing the official narrative? People are moving off FB now I see with the new terms & conditions recently announced. EWR
In a sudden move without explanation, Instagram deletes GreenMedInfo.com’s account, cutting off 90,000 subscribers…But this is likely only the beginning of a great ‘Social Media Purge’ anticipated to unfold as part of the highly engineered response to COVID-19
COVID 19 – Scamdemic – Part 1
Among many similar globalist states, The UK State is a public-private partnership between government, financial institutions, multinational corporations, global think tanks, and well funded third sector organisations, such as so called non governmental organisations (NGO’s) and large international charities. Through a labyrinthine structure of direct funding, grant making and philanthropy, the UK State is a cohesive globalist organisation that works with selected academics, scientific institutions and mainstream media (MSM) outlets to advance a tightly controlled, predetermined narrative. This designed consensus serves the the interests and global ambitions of a tiny group of disproportionately wealthy people.
As if it was planned in advance, billions of people around the globe are being forced step by rapid step into a radically different way of life, one that involves far less personal, physical and financial freedom and agency.
Here is the template for rolling this out.
Photo Credit: From FB … if it is yours let me know I will add the source.
The enduring beauty of fascism is that it requires so little from us… so little independent thought; just our basic belief and adherence to a limited set of popularly-shared directives and narratives that once fully accepted, relieve us of the need to address stubborn questions or to fret over subtle differences of opinion and feeling.
Propaganda reassures us that we are complete, that we know all there is to know, that we are rational, pragmatic and pure, that the science has been settled and that we are a part of something special.
Such a surrender to reductionist narratives cuts across all classes and income brackets. Neither the most educated nor the least uneducated retain any special advantage in the face of powerful consensus-shaping propaganda.
Thanks to Ice Age Farmer at YT for this video. Tyranny? Disturbing indeed. This is looking very like police state fascism. EWR
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Post Script 20/8/20 – according to Chris Hipkins, no children will be taken from their homes by Oranga Tamariki if they test positive. That has been rumoured apparently. Nevertheless in the video in this post below, Ashley Bloomfield does say children can be separated from the family within the facility, still traumatizing if you have a very young child. Very. How is separation into another room with strangers in PPE gear, masks and so on, no visits allowed, going to help a little child recover? He would need his mother. It is not surprizing rumours are circulating. We know that the WHO rep Michael Ryan said quite plainly on television that members could be removed and put into quarantine. Listen to Adern (at 7 mins 38 secs) this link as she kind of says families will be managed carefully … she does not outright say, no they won’t be separated though. Just as Bloomfield wouldn’t.
Since Adern switched the rules with no consultation note, it appears that the military in NZ are allowed to enter homes with no warrant and forcibly remove your children in the interests of health should it be deemed necessary.
This was first uttered back in the first global lockdown by Michael Ryan speaking from WHO (now ‘fact checked’ as untrue). I recall the horror then at such a suggestion. That was a lead in. A sure indication it was coming down the pipe. ‘In a humane fashion’ or similar he said.
How humane can ripping a small say one year old child from its mother be? By perfect strangers in military uniforms wearing masks? This is not humane!
This is out and out tyranny.
Any reasonable person would know that this is not sound medical / psychological / humane practice. Aside from it being just plain common sense, the life long fall-out from separation anxiety has been well documented. This is simply not acceptable. This attitude towards our children is absolutely cold and cruel. We have already had one little 7 year old boy try twice to end his life during the last lock down. This whole current scene is terrifying and traumatizing for children and parents and shows total disregard from our authorities on the value of individual lives and the effects their decisions are having. Today I heard also of parents considering a suicide pact with their family because of the fear of possible forced vaccination. (See video at 11mins 28 secs).
One person on social media (where the discussions occur, after all mainstream or should I say lamestream won’t allow it… it’s labeled ‘misinformation’) … she said she had asked at Whanau Ora if children would be separated from their parents. The response was no, that they would not separate families from their children.
And yet this is not reinforced at all by what Ashley Bloomfield is saying in his announcements, or by the experience of the following family who were in quarantine from Australia. They were told on arrival here that they would have to be separated (they declined) then it was suggested again that their two year old who was unwell, be isolated from them. They firmly declined again adding that legal action would be taken if they persisted. This one case has been now sorted but why did it happen like that? Parents less knowing might well have gone with the separation out of fear. The whole operation is being managed by the military. This implies force at the ready. Many (or is that most?) will be intimidated by this.
Below are two video clips, one from the UK (yes news is traveling on this) and one from Ashley Bloomfield, DG of NZ Health, spokesperson in this regard for Jacinda Adern. Note how Bloomfield (see video at 25mins 23 sec) is reluctant to say outright when asked, will you separate children from their parents … after a few ‘ums’ and ‘ahs’ and hand waving (just like Bill Gates does) he admits, ‘yes we will take your children if necessary’. If a paid staff member can care for a child in isolation, then equally that child’s parent can. End of story.
So what is the justification for complete separation?
Jacinda Adern needs to step up immediately and reassure the parents of NZ that their children will NOT be separated from them.
Note: Bloomfield has a Masters in Public Health with first class honours. He also has three children. I wonder would he be agreeable to any of those three at two years old being removed forcibly from he and his wife and children by strangers in camo with masks for who knows how long… for the benefit of their health? The same question goes to Jacinda and her partner.
Please consider emailing your MPs, MOH and Jacinda Adern, and remind them of the trauma such separation of children from their parents/caregivers would bring and such action should not be remotely considered as an option. EWR
Go to 25 mins 23 sec for the questions on quarantine & children with their parents. Question (Reporter):“If you’re a single parent with one kid does your kid come into quarantine with you?” Answer (Bloomfield): “Ah what we’re generally trying to do is encourage where … especially where it’s helpful … ah for, for families, is that … in case any, any close household contacts who might be at risk of still developing an infection or showing infection that they go into quarantine … they’re kept separate in the quarantine facility … ah… so it absolutely reduces the risk of passing it on to other household family members or other household members … so that’s why we see … so some of those ah will just be individual cases there ah … others will be the whole family in there and again the main … one of the key drivers of this is to protect the rest of the whanau members from infection … it’s very common inside the household if there’s not that isolation of the case or cases from other family members”.
Jacinda Adern speaking. Watch at 7 mins 38 secs re quarantine. For the record should the video disappear, she says in response to the question, Will families be forced apart in quarantine? … “We are very careful about the way that we manage that & people’s care arrangements … we work through all of that in a really ah … careful … responsible way… so that’s something we work through with families”.
Listen at 14 secs in Dr Ryan says: “now in most parts of the world due to lock down most of the transmission that’s actually happening in many countries now is happening in the household …. at family level. In some senses transmission has been taken off … off the streets and pushed back into family units. Now we need to go and look in families to find those people who may be sick and remove them and isolate them, in a … in a safe and dignified manner”.
NOTE: To share posts to FB any more than around 2 days old, you will need to click on the heading which takes you to the post page, the FB share button appears only on those pages as of around a month ago. Cannot get to the bottom of why. EWR.
Sayer Ji from greenmedinfo speaks with insight on current threats in LA to cut power & water to people who do not comply with the official narrative for the CV & lockdown. He questions the motives of those who would do this & reminds us of the evolution we’re seeing from soft (medical) martial law to hard martial law. Some New Zealanders, in particular those in the Horowhenua will recall the District Council there cut off the water to a land owner for 660 days & got away with that (see background info). Such is the corruption of governance in NZ.
I’ve always anticipated that martial law is the final end game of this whole narrative, set out plainly in the Agenda 21/30 documentation, disguised as sustainable development … global government that is not quite as they describe it to be. In NZ the corporation parading as government has tweaked the law to allow previously unheard of draconian laws to detain & coerce. I believe we’re living in serious times. Sayer’s video is a must watch in my opinion. Whatever your world view … he is a well researched source and outlines some crucial info. EWR
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(Natural News) In the latest escalation of state-sponsored covid-19 terrorism against innocent citizens, Los Angeles Mayor Garcetti is now threatening to shut off the water and electricity to private homes and businesses that don’t comply with his increasingly draconian lockdown rules.
This threat is, of course, a form of state-sponsored terrorism against citizens. Cutting off electricity from a private home in the middle of a Southern California heat wave is the equivalent of condemning the targeted family to death via heat exhaustion. Cutting off electricity also causes refrigerators and freezers to fail, destroying the home food supply of that same family. Lack of air conditioning also results in the near-instant growth of black mold, an indoor chemical contaminant that leads to severe fatigue and even death. This destroys the value of the home and makes it nearly impossible to sell.
On Operation Lockstep from the Rockefeller Foundation.
8.73K subscribers Harry Vox warned us this was coming in 2014, & we sat around twiddling our thumbs & believing there’s no way our warm fuzzy overlords could have such ill intentions. it’s 2020 now – are you listening? (get more at VoxNews.com, not to be confused with the slimy slithering scumbags Vox.com who cuddle up to the Rockefeller Foundation itself)
We are seeing more and more censorship now. It’s taken for granted by most reasonable people that seriously offensive/violent material be censored however this is a growing trend and repeatedly information that simply politely questions or takes an alternative view to the government narrative is being ‘fact checked’ and removed by Facebook. One of those disturbing issues is the right to choose which medical intervention we are subjected to. Increasingly also it is difficult to find in an internet search, any info that is alternative to mainstream. Such is the push now to decide for you what info you ought to read. And which info you ought not to read. I certainly have noticed that although there is censorship detailing ‘violence’ as the rationale, there has been no intervention with regard to the violent online games available to young, malleable and vulnerable minds?? Since the event of last March 2019 about which we are not allowed to speak, wouldn’t the violent games surely have been the first thing to go? It seems the corporation (parading as a government) never blinks an eye at that violence. EWR
From the msn.com
The Government has introduced a bill that will allow it to issue takedown notices and create internet filters, with a focus on combatting terrorism and violent extremism, Marc Daalder reports
New legislation will enable the Government to issue takedown notices and create internet filters for content deemed objectionable by the Chief Censor, with an eye towards terrorist and violent extremist content.
Newsroom first reported the Government was moving ahead with the suite of reforms in January. The bill was meant to be introduced in March but seems to have been delayed by Covid-19.
The bill does not appear to have changed significantly from the proposal Internal Affairs Minister Tracey Martin took to Cabinet in December.
Spiro Skouras 72.4K subscribers As peaceful protests turn to violent riots, government officials finally admit the protest are being hijacked by organized groups from out of state with the purpose to cause destruction and chaos. President Trump has ordered the Pentagon to have military police on standby ready to deploy to American cities within hours in an attempt to restore order. The second time Trump has suggested deploying the US military domestically which is thought to be unconstitutional. The White House sites the Insurrection Act as authorization. Meanwhile, officials in Minnesota, the origin of the unrest have stated they are currently using methods very similar to contact tracing to track down networks of out of state protestors which officials estimate consists of approximately 80% of those engaged in the demonstrations. Health Officials Admit Virus Not As Deadly As Previously Thought: So Why Are We Still On Lockdown? https://www.activistpost.com/2020/05/… Pentagon puts military police on alert to go to Minneapolis https://news.yahoo.com/pentagon-puts-… The US Military Is Monitoring Protests in 7 States https://www.thenation.com/article/soc…
Agenda 21/30, global government, new world order now in plain sight, the perfect storm, especially with race in the mix. This is their trump card (no pun intended). They’ve used it for centuries. Divide and rule, easily done especially if you have long-term oppressed one of those parties. Either way they care zilch about any of us. And as always they have their quietly disguised ‘troops’ on the ground out there stirring up trouble, fomenting unrest, rolling out psyops so you can’t see the wood for the trees & what they want most of all is an excuse now to clamp down with police state rules. Too many waking up to the medical scenario … Remember, they control the media. Don’t take their bait. Stay safe folks. EWR
“A world of tighter top-down government control and more authoritarian leadership, with limited innovation and growing citizen pushback”
The Rockefeller Fndn., Scenarios for the Future of Technology and International Development (p. 18)
I have updated this article in light of the fact that two of the pertinent videos it cited originally have now been censored out of Youtube. I have added replacement material however that still reflects the original content. EWR
“A world of tighter top-down government control and more authoritarian leadership …” the intent is right from the Rockefeller horse’s mouth. And is it not right now looking just like a police state?
Until recently you were not allowed to visit Aunt Edna across the country & folk even in NZ have been receiving visits from the law enforcement for no particular reason. As at January 2021, there is a long list of restrictions of freedoms, all ushered in with the virus. Just one example, people have been arrested for filming any evidence that illustrates a contradiction of statements from the ‘authorities’, for instance the overcrowded hospital in the UK that wasn’t. In other countries they are being arrested (Australia) for peacefully protesting (Canada). Folk are now required to leave their personal contact details if they shop anywhere leaving them open for further visits by Police (if you happened to have been in contact with an infected person even when neither of you knew) and Police are now allowed to enter your premises without a search warrant. All of course in the name of your safety & happening elsewhere as we speak. And based on a crisis that has a death rate of 0.2%, no worse than seasonal flu. This all changed in NZ when draconian laws got passed with nary a protest from anybody except one sole MP. All kudos to Simon O’Connor for that.
If you doubt that the end game is a Police State scenario, keep watching as the controls increase. On p18 of the Rockefeller document you will see the surveillance cameras at the top of the page. These people have made no secret of their plans. They’re right there in plain sight if you want to look. Unfortunately most folk prefer to keep on listening to mainstream fairyland media and ignore what’s really going on right under their noses. Guess who owns mainstream fairyland? The scenario of martial law is described in a futuristic manner in this Rockefeller Foundation document, as a scenario that’s already happened:
“One important — and novel — component of our strategy toolkit is scenario planning, a process of creating narratives about the future based on factors likely to affect a particular set of challenges and opportunities”. (document intro)
From the Foundation’s statement of purpose: “The Rockefeller Foundation supports work that expands opportunity and strengthens resilience to social, economic, health, and environmental challenges — affirming its pioneering philanthropic mission, since 1913, to “promote the well-being” of humanity.”
Now interestingly, 1913 is the year they passed the Federal Reserve Act & heisted the Federal Reserve which is their private corporation and not a state banking system … their statement would be better worded “promote the well-being of we the bankers”:
In 1913, a Senator, Nelson Aldrich, maternal grandfather to the Rockefellers, pushed the Federal Reserve Act through Congress just before Christmas when much of Congress was on vacation (Reference 3, 4, 5). When elected, Wilson passed the FED. Later, Wilson remorsefully replied (referring to the FED), “I have unwittingly ruined my country”
Note also JFK acted to remove their monopoly on banking & interest profiteering in 1963, the same year he was assassinated (read here)
You can read the Rockefeller document at this link.
Note also the intimations of global government in the quote below:
“IT IS POSSIBLE TO DISCIPLINE AND CONTROL SOME SOCIETIES FOR SOME TIME, BUT NOT THE WHOLE WORLD ALL THE TIME.” – GK Bhat, TARU Leading Edge, India p20
“Citizens willingly gave up some of their sovereignty — and their privacy — to more paternalistic states in exchange for greater safety and stability” (P18)
EXCERPTS FROM A VIDEO PRESENTATION on topic by The New Manhatten Project’s video presentation (now removed by YT):
You may or may not be aware of the event titled Event 201 in October 2019 just prior to the CV virus outbreak. Read at the link below.
Video of highlights from Event 201:
NewsBreak 81: CONFIRMED: COVID-19 Plandemic a Known, Live “Training & Simulation Exercise” under WHO
Was There Foreknowledge of the Plandemic? – Questions For Corbett
Horrific. Fascist Police State rising.
I’m adding Max Igan’s latest videos at links below this one. Updates are coming with greater speed these days with what is unfolding. EWR
“They did not like our incriminating articles on our blog: earthlyfireflies.org. They kept us hostages without communication even with each other. They released one of us after he declared going for dry fast after 5 days, and kept the other one indefinitely, just transferred her to a health department with a guard, she is going die there. Even our own bodies do not belong to us, all government controlled.
We are fasting to death. This is a manifestation that human spirit – God’s spirit in us – is stronger then government control. ” https://153news.net/watch_video.php?v=W13MAWH7O786
See the video at twitter of a young mother being arrested by several police officers, one moving in front of the filmer’s camera … what’s to hide you would have to ask? For one the little child towards the end, kicking and screaming, traumatized at his/her mother being removed in such a fashion. (Mamas I admire your zeal but please don’t protest with your kids in tow … get a minder & spare them this trauma that will likely last them a lifetime). The police state if you hadn’t noticed is rising and fast. See the Canadian incident posted today also. That couple were protesting in their own home and blogging apparently, according to their written piece. In NZ since the changed gun laws police have been paying weird visits to people, asking them if they know why they’re there, traumatizing children as well. We basically live in a pretend democracy. Have done for some time. When the people’s non compliance goes a little too far, out comes the law enforcement, helped by the military if necessary (remember Bastion Point? The two Te Urewera, Tuhoe raids?) It’s been going on a long time and the state is currently ‘tolerating’ way less than it used to. Free speech is now considered a crime. We have increasing signs of tyranny. EWR
A note to those contacting me to say this is not true. I don’t think anybody is claiming seeds are banned everywhere. They clearly have been in some places & since the video was produced (not by EWR) matters have changed as the lockdown has evolved. Nevertheless the point still remains, we have a starting point here. It is something to watch & be very aware of. Whose interests are at heart if you are unable to find & purchase seed to feed yourselves? If you wish to query the truth of the video please make your way to the creator’s channel by clicking on the YT icon at the bottom right of the video screen as it plays, and pose your questions there. EWR
Here we have the new world order advocates … the ones who profess sustainable practices … the liars I’m sorry to say at the top of the pyramid … preventing two US states from buying seeds or gardening supplies. This is in Maryland and Vermont. Where next?
This short video from the channel of Ice Age Farmer highlights the food shortages & the reasons for them. I’m briefly summarizing the main points. Ranchers can’t get their stock processed … (so we’ll have to eat I suspect that fake processed poison they’ve been itching to foist on us). The BBC reports 2,000 garden centers and nurseries are throwing out their plants and supplies! Ontario has shut down community gardens. (Whatever happened to social distancing in the gardens then, or the nurseries? It’s being managed pretty well in the supermarkets note). Canada had originally failed to include the entire agricultural industry under essential services … that has fortunately now changed since the making of this video here. Food was not an essential service? Milk producers are being ordered to dump their supplies. There has been violence at the supermarkets in Latin America and Italy. India’s entire tea industry is about to collapse and oil production there is grinding to a halt. And eggs are rotting in the warehouses because get this, there aren’t any cartons to put them in! Meanwhile in NZ apparently the shortage of flour on the supermarket shelves is due to ‘everybody’s baking’ and according to this article, there’s plenty of flour in stock just no packaging for it. (So what about all the plastic bags we see still floating around the supermarkets that you put your fruit & veg in? Used to be we improvised in a state of emergency didn’t we?) I’ve also noted in NZ that the Bin Inns are closed after some uncertainty where shops had their permission that’s since been withdrawn. In short the entire food industry is being shut down.
Note in comments … Glenn from Texas: “In Texas the big box stores are not letting people buy seeds to grow food, but can buy flower seeds”.
So, if these people were what they say they are, and cared like they profess they do, they would not be stopping you from growing your own food. I’ve mentioned this often over recent years, about saving your own heirloom seed because the giant corporations have been quietly buying up the seed companies. We know that’s about monopoly and nothing to do with your convenience or health. Plus they have hybridized the seed so you have to return next year to buy more. Remember the plight of Indian farmers who suicided because of the financial ruin caused by this evil set up. The only sustainable thing about this scenario is profits for corporations.
If anything illustrates their real intent with all of this lockdown it is the banning of seeds. This is absolutely outrageous and very wrong. There is absolutely no way that any risk of disease can justify this. Remember Kissinger’s infamous quote?
“Control oil and you control nations; control food and you control the people.”
While slow to apprehend Covid-19 initially and taking nonsensical measures such as banning travel from Iran while allowing travel from Italy unabated, the New Zealand government quickly changed tack and announced it was implementing a four-tier threat level to deal with the virus. It wasn’t long after this that the government gave New Zealanders a two-day period for everyone to tie up loose ends and prepare for what is essentially a nationwide lockdown (threat level four), which will continue for at least four weeks.
As part of this, a state of emergency was declared last week which saw the powers-that-be activate emergency legislation. This current state of affairs enables New Zealand’s National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) to close or restrict access to roads or public places, regulate land, water and air traffic, and even evacuate and enter people’s premises, among other measures. The New Zealand police are responsible for maintaining law and order during the state of emergency, and have been given special powers to order any person to stop any activity that contributes to the emergency. As of today, the state of emergency has been extended by another seven days.
So, what? I hear you ask. The Covid-19 crisis is an unprecedented situation which can lead to immense death and suffering, and has already begun undertaking that course of action in Italy, Iran, Spain and even in the US. Calling New Zealand’s response a descent into a “police state” is nothing more than a conspiracy theory, aimed at fueling and sparking more panic in an already panic-driven environment.
Well, perhaps you might want to tell that Victoria University’s associate law professor, Dean Knight, who said that with so much discretionary power, there is a very real risk that the discretion could be used in an arbitrary and discriminatory manner. Or how about University of Otago law professor, Andrew Geddis, who has questioned the current state of affairs in two separate op-eds, warning that police can use “extreme and unprecedented” powers to constrain basic freedoms of movement guaranteed by the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act.
We could say the same of Radio New Zealand contributor Catriona MacLenna, who penned an open letter to the country’s police with the aim of making it crystal clear that “New Zealand is a democracy,” “not a police state.”
We might also want to tell that to journalist Damian Christie. Christie was in the process of delivering video equipment to a client’s business with a letter firmly in hand to prove that what he was doing was regarded as being part of an essential service, his client being a large food producer. Despite producing this letter (and having no discernible legal obligation to do so), a police officer who stopped him began to yell at him and flat-out ignored the letter, even though we had been told that if we provide such a letter, we won’t experience any issues. According to the officer, however, Christie should only have left his house to buy medical supplies.
This is clearly untrue and, as Professor Geddis notes in his columns, has created much confusion about what we can and can’t do under the lockdown rules. I agree with Geddis that if there has been an instruction given to the police to apply these powers, then we need to see those instructions.
On top of all of this, the government saw fit in the most Orwellian way possible to set up an online mechanism for locals to “dob in” other fellow Kiwis who were flouting the lockdown rules. Within an hour of it being launched, over-zealous New Zealanders crashed the website with over 4,200 reports lodged. Police have also arrested a number of people for breaching the lockdown rules. I expect this number to climb somewhat over the next three weeks.
I don’t know how comfortable I am with a website where people can dob in other people without requiring any demonstrable evidence. I am also concerned as to what this precedent could achieve in the future. Perhaps the next lockdown won’t be because of Covid-19, but because of a different situation entirely. What if the next website is set up to dob in not flouters of the lockdown, but say, political dissidents?
We are always naive in thinking that this type of activity can never occur in New Zealand, even when the Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB) has been found to have spied on targets illegally; or that time the Snowden papers revealed that the GCSB was spying on the entire Pacific on a mass scale without the knowledge of its neighbors. How quickly New Zealanders seem to forget these facts, or perhaps simply turn a blind eye to them from the outset.
The emergence of New Zealand’s police state apparatus comes at an interesting time. The Court of Appeal just ruled last week that New Zealanders have no constitutional right to bear arms, following a failed legal challenge by the “Kiwi Party.” While denying that right, the government has been quietly rolling out an extensive armed police patrol trial which saw units deployed 75 times a day in their first five weeks (what on Earth for?)
Look, I get it. I take the Covid-19 crisis as seriously as the next person, and for that matter, the overarching principles of the lockdown requirements. But that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t question power and the abuse of that power, even during a national and global state of emergency.
As Benjamin Franklin’s old adage goes: “Those who would give up essential liberty, to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.” And they’ll probably end up losing both.
This is very disturbing indeed. EWR
Posted today on rightminds.nz, One wonders if the police have any interest in actual crime any more. Who compiled this list of questions, which is sure to be a standard one for all suspected Jacinda government opponents? The location isn’t stated, but is probably somewhere in Auckland.
One of my friends and moderator on Right Minds, Matthew McCluskey, received a visit from the friendly local neighbourhood cops on Saturday night at 9pm. He’s allowed me to use his real name to provide some weight behind this bizarre story, as he usually performs his limited online activity under a pseudonym.
He was cleaning his Smith & Wesson M&P15-22 when the doorbell rang. There was a police detective at the door, with an armed escort waiting in the wings. He claimed to be doing a “follow-up check” on vetting, as Matthew had recently had his firearms licence approved. Which is rather strange…
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Celeste Solum discusses the CDC’s amendment of the laws around the control of communicable diseases which includes apprehension and detention of persons, requirements relating to issuance of a Federal Order for Quarantine, Isolation, or Conditional Release, medical examinations and so on. EWR
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The amended rules (2016) around the control of communicable diseases (from the CDC). FYI as discussed in the video.
Control of Communicable Diseases
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM).
Through this Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is amending its domestic (interstate) and foreign quarantine regulations to best protect the public health of the United States. These amendments are being proposed to aid public health responses to outbreaks of communicable diseases such as the largest recorded outbreak of Ebola virus disease (Ebola) in history, the recent outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in South Korea, and repeated outbreaks and responses to measles in the United States, as well as the ongoing threat of other new or re-emerging communicable diseases. The provisions contained herein provide additional clarity to various safeguards to prevent the importation and spread of communicable diseases affecting human health into the United States and interstate.
Written or electronic comments on the NPRM must be received by October 14, 2016.
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