Sunday, 21 November 2010

We're All EUians Now

"The one pervading evil of democracy is the tyranny of the majority, or rather of that party, not always the majority, that succeeds, by force or fraud, in carrying elections"
Lord Acton, The History of Freedom and Other Essays (1907)
We are all "EUians" now because this country of ours is governed by spineless, Quisling politicians who aren't fit to lick their electorate's boots. For nearly 40 years our politicians have abused the positions that they have attained, during which time they have continually deceived those they are supposed to represent. Assuming powers to which they had no right and making decisions that were those only the people should make, our politicians have wrecked a country that was held as a beacon for freedom, honesty, fairness and tolerance.

Our politicians have been aided and abetted by what is supposed to be a 'free press', one that should be impartial and informative; and which has been anything but - having allowed itself to be 'bought' by means of 'political patronage'. As our politicians stand accused of fraud and deceit, so do our supposedly free and impartial press.

Unfortunately, probably the greatest culprits on whom the blame can be laid for the degrading of what was once a great and proud country is the electorate. Instead of querying what have turned out to be lies, presented to them by both the politicians and the free press, the electorate have accepted, without question, the information fed them on a daily basis.

Having begun with a quotation, it is perhaps fitting that I end with one - on reflection, maybe one for each of politician, press and people.

For politicians:
"We must, indeed, all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately"
Attributed: Benjamin Franklin 
For the free press:
"The Freedom of the press is one of the great bulwarks of liberty and can never be constrained but by a despotic government"
Thomas Jefferson
For the people:
"Who speaks of freedom and liberty while the human mind is in chains?"
Francis Wright

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Everything you wrote here: true

Witterings From Witney said...

Thanks Anonymous for your agreement. We now need - and must - rectify the problems.

Derek said...

How? & What?

Were I able to have done something to stop, or at least alleviate such a move, I would have.

Write to MP's? No response.
Demonstrate in the street? Ian Tomlinson.
Comment on blogs? Find common thoughts, discover truths, but that's all.

Sheep in the pen go Ba-aa-aa. De-horned and fleeced.

Witterings From Witney said...

Derek: Good comment and last line witty too! Agree that methods tried to date have been ineffective - no argument there!

One can but hope Ukip get their own house in order so that they can make the case. However I have my doubts on that wish and still believe that it will eventually result in a rebellion by the people, once they finally realise the true situation. The police need to realise that there is a big, big difference between a demonstration and an organised rebellion.