The Brainworms of the Wellington Protestors
The PowerPoint presentation being shared around kiwi conspiracy theory circles that will make you... much dumber
I see that Byron Clark (occasional and valued Webworm essay writer) just posted this on Twitter:
I find it incredibly sad and funny that the New Zealand police have had to clarify that there are no secret words protestors can use as a “get out of jail free” card.
It’s sad because these protestors have made up a new (entirely false) reality — and now entities like the police are having to talk back. They have to entertain the idiocy.
It’s like if the cops had to put out a press release making it clear that dragons don’t exist. Or that the tooth fairy is a story parents tell their kids to make them go to sleep.
Anyway — this reminded me of a document I’ve been made privy to that’s an insight into how many of these protestors think — both in New Zealand, and overseas.
It’s the Sovereign Citizen movement, or the “The Living Man” movement.
I think it’s important see the brainworms many of these people suffer from.
It’s a PowerPoint presentation that is probably the dumbest shit I’ve ever seen, and includes a number of “scenarios” to coach you through how to stop being arrested, go to court, or be sent to prison.
I’m going to include a few of my favourite slides below, then link to the full document underneath. It’s very long.
Happy bedtime reading.
With those examples in mind — this is the whole presentation on Dropbox, all 203 glorious slides of it.
Someone took the time to make this, and a lot of protestors probably read it.
This is the reality some people are living in.
I feel so, so tired.
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