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Top tweets about Dotcom’s Internet Mana Party F* John Key video

This is a sample of some of the more interesting tweets about the controversy over the Internet Mana video, Join the Revolution – Change the Government. The most recent tweets are first.

Philip Matthews ‏@secondzeit 

Top search results for "thuggery and megalomania" are for Kim Dotcom, thanks to@chrishipkins. Coming second: Robert Mugabe.

 

Scott Simpson ‏@ScottSimpsonMP 

Mana candidate tried to distance herself from KDC actions & video by saying 'that's the Internet Party' at a candidates mtg this morning.

 

Patrick Gower ‏@patrickgowernz 

Labour spend way too much time talking about Kim Dotcom. At least this is a orchestrated, but panicked, attack.

 

Stuart Nash @StuartANash ·

@chrishipkins v dangerous when megalomania meets disaffected. Totally irresponsible behaviour & no place for it in NZ politics - or society

 

Russell Brown ‏@publicaddress 

@chrishipkins You do realise the crowd was chanting that before Dotcom was even in the building? Do you know the history of the chant?

 

Danyl Mclauchlan @danylmc ·

Have the politicians outraged about drunken mobs chanting obscenities ever watched themselves during Question Time?

 

Matthew Hooton @MatthewHootonNZ · 

Good to see @chrishipkins speaking out against the Munich Beer Hall lot. Will@DavidCunliffeMP back him up?

 

Max Dillon Coyle ‏@MaxDCoyle 

Amazed the painting of Dotcom as a nazi continues by the NZ Herald, Crosby/Textor playbook or straight up McCully/Joyce/Currie/Roughan?

 

Chris Hipkins @chrishipkins ·

Sad to see argument the only way to get young ppl to vote is to fill them with anger & resentment. This from the party of free information!

 

Matthew Hooton @MatthewHootonNZ

Laila Harre defends IMP using "f* John Key" video as party advert, & tries to blame me for the controversy.http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/morningreport/audio/20144908/harre-defends-publishing-of-anti-key-campaign-party-video …

 

Reed Fleming ‏@reedfleming  

The most offensive thing about the Internet Mana video is that they felt the need to bleep "f*".

 

Chris Hipkins @chrishipkins ·

I want more young NZers to vote to be heard, not because they're being wound up & manipulated by the worst kind of cynicism and thuggery

 

Chris Hipkins @chrishipkins

Getting a bunch of people drunk and getting them to chant abuse isn't political leadership. It's thuggery and megalomania intertwined.

 

LailaHarré ‏@LailaHarreMP 

Like yeah young peeps dont know this Nazi shit cause they have German friends like online yeah so #f*johnkey whatever, freedom, #f*usa

 

Philip Matthews @secondzeit · 

I'd expect Winston Peters (maybe) to get fogey-ish about the John Key chant, but not Labour MPs. Embarrassing for them.

 

Chris Hipkins ‏@chrishipkins 

Finally had a chance to see the Dotcom video everyone's talking about. It's alarming. No place for that kind of thuggery in NZ politics

 

Giovanni Tiso ‏@gtiso 

Evidence that this worrying Nazism trend in New Zealand predates Kim Dotcom's arrival by over 20 years. The man is diabolical. #rttprt

 

Bevan Chuang ‏@MsBevanChuang 

"F*** John Key" only appeal 2 certain youth. Most would b disgusted. rt @nzherald Crowd's call likened to Nazi chant: http://nzh.tw/11305639 

 

Greg Boyed ‏@GregBoyed 

Watching Laila Harre making excuses and explain away Dotcom's antics looks more and more like Joan Baez fronting Kraftwerk #dotcom

 

Jem S. Thompson ‏@nz_voter 

So when are we expecting Dotcom to jump the shark?

 

Paul Harper ‏@pauljmharper 

In fact, isn't drawing that conclusion because Kim Dotcom is German just a tad racist?

 

herkinderkin ‏@herkinderkin 

#INTERNETMANA Kim Dotcom's use of Nazi rally style campaigning is chilling. Heil Hone, anyone?

 

Russell Brown ‏@publicaddress 

Further advisory: if you think that when people thrust one hand in the air at a hip hop gig it’s a Nazi salute … steer clear of hip hop gigs

 

Russell Brown ‏@publicaddress 

Pop quiz: which NZ political party elected someone with alleged neo-Nazi associations as its vice president?

 

Pete George ‏@PeteDGeorge 

@TheNBR Orchestrated or not, @InternetPartyNZ chose to edit and post the video. Another Dotcom bomb and Harre's hill got steeper and higher.

 

Lloyd Burr ‏@LloydBurr 

So is this Dotcom 'F@#k JK' thing news if it's two weeks old?

 

Clint Smith ‏@ClintVSmith 

This Key vs Dotcom thing is getting weird. Shouldn't Key be offering, you know, a vision for NZ, not bickering with his nemesis?

 

Dovil ‏@Dovil 

I remember at Uni we used to say f* Lockwood Smith A LOT. I was a Nazi and I NEVER EVEN KNEW! There was a lot of drinking, but still.

 

David Slack ‏@DavidSlack 

Kim Dotcom visits food bank. Or as Slater, Farrar and Hooton put it HE'S JUST INVADED POORLAND!!!

 

Imperator Fish ‏@ImperatorFish 

Theory # 1: Kim Dotcom is not a Nazi, and doesn't intend to launch any sort of putsch.

 

Russell Brown @publicaddress

Just a heads-up: The first song on tomorrow’s Shihad session for @nzherald also speaks harshly of the Prime Minister. Horrifying.

 

Lloyd Burr ‏@LloydBurr 

Dotcom's 'F@#k JK' speech was exactly the same in Welly. Including the 'I'll give you all a hug'. Listen here: http://www.radiolive.co.nz/The-two-minute-speech-that-cost-30-Kim-Dotcoms-revolution/tabid/815/articleID/50870/Default.aspx …

 

Not Tim Groser ‏@NotTimGroser 

Kim Dotcom's supporters chanted "f* John Key". This is how fascism always starts: light swearing and opposing free trade deals.

 

Philip Matthews ‏@secondzeit 

Dressed in black but no mention of Nazi-style chanting. Dotcom in Nelson yesterday.http://www.stuff.co.nz/nelson-mail/news/10358411/Dotcom-roadshow-wows-the-crowd …

 

Philip Matthews ‏@secondzeit 

Orchestrated litany dept: today, Slater, Farrar and @MatthewHootonNZ have all separately compared Kim Dotcom to Hitler/Nazis.

 

Dovil ‏@Dovil 

@secondzeit think Dotcom is meant to be Hitler everyone in InternetMana his Nazi followers. Love these highly cerebral political discussions

 

Russell Brown ‏@publicaddress 

General Advisory: A bunch of kids doing a rude chant about the Prime Minister is not “just like the Nazis”. That is all.

Rob Hosking ‏@robhosking 

@publicaddress if they're led in the chant by a dodgy german who collects nazi memorabilia ....maybe a bit like the nazis

 

Ana Samways ‏@AnaSamways 

Inciting hate in Christchurch with Kim Dot Com...http://www.radiolive.co.nz/VIDEO-Internet-Party-secretary-Kim-Dotcom-riles-a-crowd-up-into-John-Key-hating-frenzy/tabid/504/articleID/51579/Default.aspx 

 

Matthew Hooton ‏@MatthewHootonNZ 

Feels a bit like a Munich Beer Hall in the 1920s. http://www.radiolive.co.nz/VIDEO-Internet-Party-secretary-Kim-Dotcom-riles-a-crowd-up-into-John-Key-hating-frenzy/tabid/504/articleID/51579/Default.aspx 

 

Comments and questions
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I cant remember anything like this happening before, and I have lived to vote in 10 elections.

The only time I recall something of this nature was the Springboks tour, and it was mainly the youth involved in this as well.

The youth have less fear than most, and they perform an essential function for society.

The parallels to these events are that both leaders were dictators, and were not listening to the people. Maybe it was a coincidence they were both from the National party, but I think not!

And we all know what happened to Muldoon the next election.

One suspects Key in his own mind will have achieved most of his objective; that is massive investment for the establishment through record debt levels, sale of the best state assets and public private (bank) partnership that will provide a healthy bonus from his masters.