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"!