Thursday, April 13, 2006

Celebrating those Easter rituals

Every year at Easter we celebrate sacrifice with time-honoured rituals that go to the heart of who we are as a society. This year will be no exception.

Yes, this very Easter -- just like every Easter past in this pathetic authoritarian backwater -- bureaucrats will be out in force once again showing who's boss: arresting, harrassing and charging shop-owners who have the temerity to open their own shops on Good Friday and Easter Sunday. Tourists will be able to say that they arrived in New Zealand, but the country was closed. And those of us who live here will be able to look forward to court hearings later in the year at which people will be sentenced, fined and pilloried for the act of minding their own business.

A pity that our politicians and bureaucrats can't learn how to.

TAGS: Politics-NZ

1 Comments:

Anonymous James said...

I keep waiting for someone other than me...and certain others, to wake up to the lunacy that is the law regarding shop opening hours on ANZAC day.Here is a day dedicated to remembering those who fell in war fighting for our freedom and against oppression...right? So what happens...? The State forces businesses and shops to stay closed under threat of prosecution as a mark of respect to those soldiers who went to fight against regimes that endorsed this very thing! Fascism used to demand respect for those who died fighting fascism!....WTF!!!!!?

4/13/2006 12:17:00 pm  

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