Talking about going off the deep end… Â the government has identified a clear and present danger in New Zealand related to the world-wide ISIS phenomenon, and this is how Little responds
Senator Joe McCarthy couldn’t have done better. In 1950, he invented reds under the bed when he stood up before the Ohio County Women’s Republican Club and said he had a list of more than 200 workers at the State Department who were “known Communists”.
He had no such list, but the so-called wars on communism, terror and even drugs for that matter, have always depended for international support on fostering fear of attacks at home.
Somewhere, McCarthy’s spirit was surely watching and smiling approvingly this week as John Key announced that up to 80 New Zealanders had links to Isil. Some call this organisation Isis, IS or even Daesh, but Barack Obama calls it Isil so that’s what I’ll be doing.
I thought a third term in office might have seen the PM kick back a bit and treat the electorate as intelligent individuals, but not so. In answer to the question “How gullible does he think we are?” the answer is still “Incredibly”.
He has been softening us up for this. The need to address terrorism was announced shortly after the election. Who’d have guessed, given the number of vital issues that surfaced during the campaign, that as we hurtle to the end of the year the Government would be putting most effort into finding a new flag and combating international terrorism?
Keeping in mind that Kim Dotcom, Russel Norman and the screaming left blogs backed by Mana, Harre and Harawira were hell bent on kneecapping New Zealand’s security services, and they were all resoundingly sent packing during the last election, just how gullible is Paul Little?
The answer is still “Incredibly”. Â Read more »