Orwell couldn't have written it better:
"We will continue to be your single source of truth..."
"Unless you hear it from us, it is not the truth..."
This speech might be from March 2020, but it clearly foreshadowed the path New Zealand has followed for a year and a half. It began going viral in recent months as the insane restrictions in New Zealand – and to a far greater extent, its neighbor Australia – have pushed the nation further down the rabbit hole towards totalitarian hellscape.
When the government is telling you that they are the only source of truth, you know really bad things are about to follow.
"Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely." – Lord Acton