Friday, 10 December 2010

A change of heart

Every so often a post comes along which contains such clarity and logic that it makes one realise one's own limitations. Such a post has been written by Autonomous Mind.

Discussing the student's protest and the misplaced direction of their anger, AM writes:
"They spectacularly missed the point that they should be protesting in a targeted manner against the political class and the ruling elite. Their protest did not warrant or justify the violence we witnessed.

However I can now envisage violence being justified as a means to an end – not in order to demand money from the government, but rather demanding the restoration of democracy and representative governance. Not violence to attack the police, law and order. But rather to remove those in the ruling class who abuse the law for their own ends and subvert our country from underneath us without mandate or permission.

The rules of the game have changed. By making impossible to remove the political clones from power through democratic elections the political class has left the population with no option but to engage in civil disobedience and possibly direct action in order to ensure the people’s wishes are respected.

Where the future of our democracy, sovereignty and liberty is threatened and peaceful protest continues to have no effect, direct action will be justified to protect and safeguard those perspectives before they are taken from us by the political class and the supranational bodies that are actively seeking to take control of us without our consent. It is the political class that has brought us to this point and we should not feel ashamed of taking action where it is necessary to defend our hard won freedom, a freedom secured through the blood and sacrifice of hundreds of thousands if not millions of our countrymen who forever deserve our gratitude and respect."
Ah well, my consolation is that at least someone else now believes, like me, that direct action will eventually be necessary to recover our nation from the hands of corrupt, unprincipled, lying, dishonourable politicians!

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yes, they have totally lost it this time.

Anonymous said...

There will be a time for direct action. It is coming. But we wait.

The establishment still isn't allowed to imprison political opposition, but what it does do well is demonise it out of a voice that can mobilise enough people into its camp. The issue is going to be the EU. In a few years time, things will be worse, the democratic deficit will be larger, and we will still be in the EU. UKIP will have quietly gone about its business, and if it has been clever enough, will have avoided attempts to smear it. At that point you will have a blameless organisation that wants to do the right thing by the majority of the people.

To the establishment, it will look like they are about to lose, and it will look like they cannot decieve to win any more, the establishment will get nasty; but we will be the righteous. When the time comes for us to face down the Gestapo (Churchill was right, wasn't he?) we will be in the right, and anything we do will be justified.

Incidentily. I think the police are crap at crowd management. A half-decent general (we are due another Cromwell) and 500 hundred dedicated and organised men (amongst a crowd of 10,000 irregulars) would have skinned those coppers alive yesterday. Then it would have been into Westminster, and all of the rascals escorted brusquely into custody (the hanging would come later).

Bill Sticker said...

We hear men speaking for us of new laws strong and sweet,
Yet is there no man speaketh as we speak in the street.
It may be we shall rise the last as Frenchmen rose the first,
Our wrath come after Russia's wrath and our wrath be the worst.
It may be we are meant to mark with our riot and our rest
God's scorn for all men governing. It may be beer is best.
But we are the people of England; and we have not spoken yet.
Smile at us, pay us, pass us. But do not quite forget.


G K Chesterton
Last verse of 'The secret people'

Katabasis said...

WFW and AM - right behind you there!

@Anonymous
"The establishment still isn't allowed to imprison political opposition,"

I would argue there is a very strong case to be made that Julian Assange is a political prisoner.

Woodsy42 said...

I though the post at AM was excellent too.
Personally I have very mixed feelings about these demos. On the one hand I am strongly against violence and totally out of sympathy with the student demands. They, like the unions, have become part of the 'gimme gimme it's my right' culture.
But then there is the other deeper aspect. A group of students have woken up to the fact that politicians deliberately and brazenly lied, and they are angry about it and, unlike most people, prepared to act on that anger. I cannot help but be pleased about that, even if it is submerged in the wrong cause.

Anonymous said...

Katabasis

Hmmmm. I'm talking about a time when there is no due process and none of the gaurantees we have been used to under English Law. I accept that we're getting there, and the EAW is demonstrably a tool of invasion against it. Assange could be said to be a test case. He is going through due process that should aquit him of the charges he has been arrested for. We'll know better at the end of the case.

In a way, what is most significant about the process Assange is undergoing is the smearing to render him impotent.

Lord T said...

I've been thinking that for a long time now. This election just confirmed it. People have been saying vote for a difference. We did and what do we get.Moreof the same. Liars and tyrants stripping our freedoms.

Witterings From Witney said...

To all that have commented - and all comments were valid - I have to say that when due process fails, what is left but direct action?

A post will be forthcoming very soon on all of the topics you raise.

Once again, many thanks for your input and thanks for reading this blog.