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— what don’t they want you to know? …and what will be next?

The unseemly haste at which PM Jacinda and her cabinet are riding roughshod over proper process has to raise these questions.

First the (alleged as questions exist about it) video of the Christchurch gunman on his rampage was banned by the Chief Censor on Monday, followed yesterday by a similar ruling on the ‘manifesto’ that was e-mailed by or on behalf of the gunman to the media on 15 March.

Nearly everyone knows that PM Jacinda (and probably many of her MPs) are left-wing globalists who in 2017, among other things, stated that they wanted many more ‘refugees’ (read migrants from Third World countries) here, and a week before last Christmas signed NZ to the UN Migration Compact, the intent of which is an unrestricted flow of such migrants to First World countries.

The effect of her government’s censorship bans will probably be to make many who were mildly curious before want to see them to satisfy their now strong curiosity.  The official justification for the ban on the manifesto which contains no images, except some line graphics of standard topics (such as “anti-imperialism”, “workers rights”, “responsible markets” “ethnic autonomy”) on the cover is that “…the document is crude and promotive of murder and terrorism.”

Er, um — couldn’t that be said also about books like What is to be done by Vladimir Lenin, Mein Kampf by Adolf Hitler, or for that matter the Koran which has some quite violent passages, often quoted by Osama bin Laden?

The contents of the 74-page ‘manifesto’ were split into two parts — first an explanation of who he is, his background and his motives. The second presented his views on the topics mentioned above.

Severe overpopulation and rapid population growth in the Third World and its effect on the environment and world climate was a prominent theme, as was his belief that massive migration from the Third World to Europe and New World countries will replace the indigenous culture and heritage of those counties.

It’s rather hard to argue with that, one would have thought.  Of course, the solutions presented were mostly violent ones: for example, how to achieve an addiction-free society — go out and shoot your local drug dealer… ah, no.

It isn’t just the Christchurch shooter who has those views, however, they’re very widely held sentiments in society.

The manifesto needs critical analysis and a lot of refuting which can be easily done; but you can’t now, at least not in NZ because of the ban.

If Jacinda thinks that banning it and ignoring it will make it go away, she’s wrong. Even worse, it’s highly likely that these bans aren’t the end of it and there will be draconian restrictions by her and her government on Freedom of Speech.   As one of our readers says, “Just about everyone now will be too frightened to say what they feel or think in case they are branded a racist and or put on a terrorist suspect list.”