Monday, 29 November 2010

Decision Time?

A comment recently made on a post of mine, was:
"Am tempted towards the mass protestation and demand for our rights under Common Law myself. OK so how do we go about it, or is this all just hot air?"
Christopher Hitchens, writing on Slate:
"I did not pay any attention to last week's feeble-minded attempt at a civilian-sponsored-go-slow at airport security checkpoints. When the best that the children of a revolution can do for the defense of their inalienable protection against unwarranted search and seizure is to issue the pathetic moan, "Don't touch my junk," a low point of humiliation has been reached. It will soon enough be forgotten, as have the low points that preceded it. And it is destined to be succeeded by even lower and more humbling ones.
Consider: The decision to make us all take off our shoes was the official response to the scrofulous "shoe bomber" Richard Reid. The ban on liquids and precisely specified quantities of gel was the best we could do by way of post-facto thwarting of a London-based scheme to mix liquids in-flight and cause a mid-air detonation. The decision to inquire more closely into our undergarments was the official response to the "underwear bomber" Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab. The more recent decision (this was a specifically British touch of genius) to forbid the shipping by air of any print toner weighing more than 500 grams was made after some tampered-with toner cartridges were intercepted on international cargo flights leaving Yemen a few weeks ago."
Which begs the question how long the growing voices against the present dictatorial state, under which we now live, will continue to accept those conditions? How much longer will the people be content to use 'democratic means' to evict from office those adjudged to be incompetent, self-centred, dishonourable and obviously unworthy of the high office they hold?

Do those of us at the forefront of the opposition to the present state of affairs stand guilty of 'hot air', as accused? Or are we prepared to coalesce and give birth to a, initially peaceful, movement of protest and demonstration or, if need be, progress to outright rebellion? *

*Ahem: now awaiting that infamous "knock on the door"!


Autonomous Mind said...

If you want the knock at the door just profess yourself to be a Christian and declare that you believe Islam to be an intolerant and violent belief system.

While robbery victims and people being terrorised by gangs of youths outside their homes wait in vain for help, the police will be right along to see you as a matter of priority.

Witterings From Witney said...

Actually AM, I do not seek the "knock on my door" - but at the same time it would make an interesting court case.....?

Captain Ranty said...

I have been ready for quite some time.

I am patiently waiting for the anger to rise, realisation to set in, and for a reaction to the gross ineptitude we have allowed to continue, unchecked, for so very long.

That's not quite true.

I started the rebellion without you. Peacefully, and lawfully.

There is nothing to be afraid of.

Come on in, the water is lovely.


Witterings From Witney said...

Cr: Fully understand your "rebellion", however I have now come to the conclusion that lawful rebellion will take a tad too long, that democratic means will take too long.

Initially I envisage tens of thousands outside Parl at the start of a Wednesday and the MPs told, as they enter, that if things have not changed by the time they emerge, it is highly unlikely they will get back to their homes alive!

Seriously, I have had more than enough of this venal political form of government!

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Captain Ranty said...

As soon as we have 1 million lawful rebels we have won.

Queenie has said this privately.

999,999 is no good.

1,000,000 is the magic number.

No-one gets hurt, no-one dies.

Just sign a form, lick the stamp, and we get the change we deserve.


Anonymous said...

When you live by the rule of law you expect the government to do it too; that's why law abiding citizens have been at a disadvantage, and have taken the governments word at face value.

There is nothing to be done for the time being but to set an example; we are in the right, they are in the wrong. There will be a tipping point when they will be well and truly rumbled, won't be able to decieve any longer, and elections will ever more bring about inability to govern effectively according to their agenda. When it becomes impossible, that is when they will start the trouble; that's when we stand up for what is right. Society will not see the policeman denying an individual the freedom to protest by smashing his skull in as exempt because of special circumstances; he will be in the wrong; in turn his lynching will be a righteous act.

It all comes down to information.

James Higham said...

We just need the channel and the means.

Radio Free Britain said...

Well put, we think that April will be the first shots to be fired (not literally) in a historic year.

What worries us is that the left are more organised to take control than Joe Bloggs

Witterings From Witney said...

Anonymous: you may well have a point, howeveer.........

JH: Then we need to begin building.....

RFB: In which case the right will have to show the left how to do it.