Propaganda watchRichard Treadgold | May 27, 2012
Activists are everywhere, particularly in our public service, those Wellington gnomes who crawl about the city each working day living from the taxes we pay them and steadily arranging our futures.
Their various agendas continue to creep, to slither, to insinuate themselves into every crevice of our civic existence. I’ll try to post examples as I see them and please send in your own. I’d be very happy to post them.
Here’s my first sample of the secret activists’ tireless, surreptitious toil.
I was looking for figures on New Zealand’s energy consumption and was poking around in the Ministry for the Environment’s web site.
The page is titled “Energy Supply and Demand July 2009″ (quite old, but apparently figures don’t get reported very often. A little way down the page there’s a section titled “Total consumer energy demand” which talks about both the national energy use and the use per person going up.
There’s a side heading but it doesn’t refer to an increase in energy use. It’s coloured red and it says:
The nerve of these public servants! Their function remains objective implementation of public policy and provision of services, not social engineering.
There are more headings in the same vein, with smiley or frowny faces to express the emotions in case we can’t read.
Several things going on, I guess, from assuming we’re intellectually ten years old to primitive mind control. I find it unacceptable.