This is the country that invented "those warnings" on product labels.
- On a hair dryer: Do not submerge in water.
- On a bag of peanuts: Contains nuts.
In the latest example I received, gone viral in the news: [translated loosely]
The U.S. Consulate General in Auckland alerts U.S. Citizens that [TPP march is happening] [Lots of scary people][Stay away or you might hurt]Contrary to popular comments, it's not an indication of an organised police backlash or terrorist action. At least, it wasn't the 6 times before when I got a warning about dangerous protests. But it is beyond hypocritical.
[We care about y'all. Be careful out in those foreign places]
Is it the cop or am I the one who's really dangerous?
The New Zealand police are no angels. But let's get real. For 2015 so far:
- 8000+ US gun deaths
- 700+ US people killed by police
I reckon I'll be pretty safe today, even should I be in the middle of Queen St in today's protest, dressed in a prescription drug costume (or draped fetchingly in a new flag design) and waving a big banner with TPPA GO AWAY!