On Monday, a friend was invited to speak on our national broadcaster, but he came away from the experience disheartened and let down.
This friend is a fighter against injustice, a speaker of truth, and always does what he says he will do. I have yet to see him fail in any of these things.
He wanted to get the message out to people who are in distress with the banks, that there is help there.
He wanted to explain that there are people, dotted all over this country, at the local courts on a daily basis, waiting and willing to help these people.
He wanted to speak about how we bailed out the banks, yet while we now see these same bankers get payrises, they are simultaneously throwing people out on the streets.
He wanted to ask where did all the money go, where did all the billions go, that the banks were given, in order to help these very same people.
But this man, who does more for people in need compared to our government, was shut down and shut up by our state broadcaster.
This is the same national broadcaster that misrepresented the figures attending water protests.
The same national broadcaster that massages the Red C poll numbers to the establishment’s benefit.
The same national broadcaster that shut my friend down.
Their fear of the truth, highlights their complicity.
But the funny thing is, how did our state broadcaster hear of my friend in the first place?
Why, through social media of course.
The same social media that can unite tens of thousands within a matter of hours.
The same social media where the truth is reported.
The fact is, social media is a threat to the establishment, but a strength to the people, and we know, we don’t need our national state broadcaster – the water movement has proven that.
So while the political establishment attempt to label people, the people who know the truth, with terms such as ‘keyboard warriors’, I, for one, have become quite fond and proud of my new names.
So, to all the ‘keyboard warriors’ out there, to all the ‘water warriors’ out there, keep going – keep doing what you do, because it’s working – we are winning.