Whether the Government in NZ changes or not with the next election Kim Dotcom won’t receive any favours. But even with the odds stacked against him he has shown he is more than capable of fighting the system under his own steam.
Larry Flint was vilified too for his personal tastes and business model of making money out of smut but he fought the US government on Freedom of Speech and won. Dotcom is on track to be the Larry Flint of this generation. He is fighting for internet freedom and against the global mass surveillance apparatus.
They don’t like him. Not because he was successful, not because he was exploiting the vagaries of copyright law and the internet. Google, Twitter and Facebook have the same business model too. They don’t like him because he was circumventing the spy apparatus and not implementing the full firehose feed to the NSA. They also didn’t like the amount of traffic that was being consumed by the users of his network. He wasn’t helping them to make mass surveillance and global spying easier. So they had to take him down.
The global spy machine is a monster that has outgrown it’s masters. As Dotcom has now shown it can even be used to retrieve evidence that can take down the very people it is supposed to serve. The NZ Government is scared of the possibility or betrayal by their own actions but that is nothing compared to the fear that the real puppet masters have of being subject to the spy apparatus for their criminal wheelings and dealings.
The New Zealand election is litmus test of the way intelligent society is focusing their attention on the system that has been created by the Military Industrial Complex. Scotland is a big deal for Europe but NZ is a big deal for the whole world. The canary in the coalmine of the western worlds tolerance for global mass surveillance and loss of privacy.