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Hello Goebbels!

by Andy Davis / 02.04.2012

Guess what. Joseph Goebbels has been resurrected and has found gainful employment working alongside Jimmy Manyi. And you thought the Secrecy Bill was all about making our government less accountable and more corrupt. You big cynic, you. It’s actually about protecting the birth certificates of well-spoken 7 year old school girls.

But it doesn’t just stop there. The propaganda campaign aptly shows how the Protection of Information Bill will protect everything from driver’ licenses to the Aids vaccine, from refugees (conjuring the Rwandan genocide) to human trafficking. What it doesn’t mention is the lack of a public defence clause that would protect journalists and whistleblowers who expose corruption by leaking classified documents, from mandatory jail time.

If you ever had any doubt about this government’s intention of forcing through this draconian bit of legislation, watching these videos should finally control alt delete those.

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  1. Sarah Dee says:

    I feel so depressed.

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  2. Tdww says:

    Clearly all outrageous lies: you never see smiling, helpful workers at home affairs.

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  3. Rol says:

    If you find these developments sinister or upsetting, why not follow and support the underfunded, overworked Right2Know campaign at http://www.R2K.org.za? Millions of YOUR tax rands were used to film and broadcast this absurd nonsense to demonstrate how YOU support these bills, meanwhile the R2K campaign’s meager budget is devoted to fighting the Protection of Information Bill and the ‘Spy Bill’ on your behalf.

    (Or, like, whatevs, bru. As long as they don’t censor the rugby scores….)

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  4. Markemark says:

    Production quality is in the gutter.

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  5. cnut says:

    ANC voters get what they deserve.

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  6. Bass_Player says:

    Why is that douche bag kissing his id?

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  7. Hasan Wazan says:

    All I learned from the Virodene-themed ad (advert no 3) is that quackery may still very much alive in the South African government.

    Then there’s your ridiculous title. How can I take Mahala serious?

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  8. Hasan Wazan says:

    All I learned from the Virodene-themed ad (advert no 3) is that quackery may still very much alive in the South African government.

    Then there’s your ridiculous title. How can I take Mahala serious?

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  9. The Con says:

    I don’t know whether to laugh or cry.

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