A video report from Revolution Media New Zealand highlights the problems at the Northern Checkpoint when people with no legal authority believe they are in control.
In the video the reporter describes being harassed by Tai Tokerau representatives for not wearing a mask, and compares the situation to pre-war Germany where organisations such as the Brownshirts, with no legal authority, collaborated with Hitler’s government to enforce the will of the state.
Transcript of video:
Just had a Tai Tokerau representative here at this Nazi checkpoint harassing us for not having masks on. Didn’t ask us if we had a mask exemption.
We’re outside, you don’t actually have to wear a mask outisde, and this is what happens when a government goes out of control, when people who don’t have authority believe they do.
They start harassing those around them. So it’s just like Nazi Germany in 1938, 1940, where you have Brownshirts. People with really no authority but were hired by the government or came on with the government in a collaboration to go ahead and harass innocent, law-abiding civilians. S
o we’re already seeing that here, just off the gate, just arrived here about 5-10 minutes ago, and already what we’re seeing isn’t good.