New Zealand Jettisons What is Left of Free Speech By Bruce Bennett

New Zealand moves now to further tighten its hate laws following the mosque attacks, although it is unclear how this prevents anything, but, it makes the ruling elites feel “safe.” In reality, crazies who intend to commit horrible crimes really do not worry about speech control. Still, it looks like one is doing something, anything.

“Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's hope for political consensus regarding hate speech law is looking doubtful as the Royal Commission of Inquiry into the Christchurch terror attack reignites the debate.

The 800-page report includes a recommendation to create a new offence under the Crimes Act, making it illegal to intentionally stir up hatred against racial or religious groups.

In a speech in Parliament on Tuesday, Ardern promised to work with all parties to try to close "the gaps in hate speech legislation".

"I know this is a contentious area, and we will work with determination to try form that consensus if we can."

But soon after, National leader Judith Collins told reporters Ardern would have to provide "a very compelling reason" to win her MPs' support.

“This is the pattern for how the Anglosphere will discard the freedom of speech and move into a new era of authoritarianism. …

 The Crimes Act will make it “illegal to intentionally stir up hatred against racial or religious groups.” But who will determine whether or not this hatred was stirred up “intentionally” or not? Who can judge anyone else’s intentions? This is just opening the door to governing authorities being empowered to silence anyone they wish, under the pretext that he or she is stirring up hatred. So, it’s starting New Zealand on the way to becoming a totalitarian state. …

The contradictions and illogic of all this are glaring, but they won’t stop Ardern from destroying New Zealand as a free society.”





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Tuesday, 16 July 2024

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