@Siam said in Censorship and the Mosque Shooting:
Chief Censor David Shanks:
"If you have a copy of this publication, delete or destroy it. If you see it, report it. Do not support the murderous objectives of its author by republishing or distributing it."
However, Shanks said the office appreciated there would be a range of people who would be in possession of the document for "legitimate" purposes, including education, analysis and in-depth reporting.
"Those individuals can apply for exemptions, so they can legitimately access and hold a copy."
Shanks said anyone who sees the document online should report it immediately.
I want to read it to better understand this psychopath. I watched the video to see what an incident like this looks like so that I'm not "deer in the headlights" like some were. I noted what gunfire sounds like, the need to never, never be stationary in such a circumstance, the split second cognisance required when you see a guy in army fancy dress on a given afternoon.
I get that some don't want see it, or the manifesto cool, ok. But banning it suggests you think I'm going to read it and be compelled to copy, how dare you associate that with the NZ populace. The arrogance that says, "you're not mature or intelligent enough to learn from this, according to me".
For the first time in my 50 years, I'm ashamed of my country. It's not a nice feeling.
This is Orwellian
I'd expect this kind of crap from the Ministry of "Information" in a banana republic or dictatorship