November 2nd, 2007


Shoot me if I ever grow up properly, mmk?

So MikeE almost managed to get me riled up this morning with his post about the National Party's DNA testing policy. Almost.

Yes folks, this may be a sign that Tats is becoming a grownup. I actually managed to temper my initial WTF reaction long enough to check the National Party website.

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On a related but only tenuously note, you know that thing where you're driving along and you pass a police car, and you automatically glance in the rear vision mirror to see if the cop's decided to follow you? Everyone does it, right? Even my Mum. I asked her. I also asked her if she's ever committed a crime. Nope, never. I kid you not, she doesn't even exceed the speed limit or let her car go out of its warrant for a couple of days. Her dog is registered, vaccinated, neutered and restrained. She votes. In every respect she is a law-abiding, upstanding member of the community. Yet she's got the same paranoia about the police as everyone else.

That's the view your country has of the police, politicians. To protect and serve and scare little old ladies. Nice one, John Key, for exacerbating that some more by making sure everyone is treated like criminals even if they aren't. Yes, crime has won when a society's freedom is limited in order to protect them from themselves.

So yeah, delayed, but the rile got me in the end anyway. Not grown up yet. *phew*