That’s the word from the man himself, tucked into a 15-minute interview with Shire Network News on smiley-face fascism that’s smiling less than it used to these days. Take advantage of the slow news morn that’s upon us and listen to him describe just how astonishingly broad the human rights commission’s powers of discovery are. Thoughtcrime offenses aren’t the only Orwellian aspect of the system. Skip ahead to about 13:30 and take it from there, paying special attention to what he says about denormalizing the calculated, chummy “how are ya” posture of the proceedings.
The main barrier to getting rid of the commissions: The perception that to do so would be to oppose “human rights.” A final, fitting Orwellian flourish.