"The law is not some Platonic Form plucked from the skies by the Pure in Heart. Laws are written by men, men who have particular interests, particular constituencies, particular donors and particular friends.....Laws are the particular means by which the state implements and executes its vast powers. When an increasingly authoritarian state passes a certain critical point in its development, the law is no longer the protector of individual rights and individual liberty. The law becomes the weapon of the state itself to protect not you, but the state from threats to its own powers. We passed that critical point some decades ago. The law is the means by which the state corrals its subjects, keeps them under control and forbids them from acting in ways the overlords might perceive as threatening. In brief, today, in this green and pleasant land, the law is not your friend."*
Goodnight Vienna is not a happy bunny, likewise Subrosa, who is also tired and IanPJ on Politics feels that this December is the last for us as free men and women.
All three bloggers, to whom I link, have a point. In the latest edict issued by yet another total waste of space, aka Andrew Lansley, we learn that local authorities are to be given the task of cajoling people to lead healthier lives, a story picked up by the Mail. As I have pointed out previously, all governments indulge in some form of social engineering - and this edict of Lansley's is the latest.
In a newspaper article Marta Andraesen states the obvious when she writes that the EU's only objective is to create a European State. It is from what may be termed the blind acceptance, exhibited by the British electorate, of EU membership that our ills can be traced and which have allowed our national and local politicians to act in the dictatorial manner they do. Both EU and national politicians and bureaucrats are determined that every last vestige of personal choice over our lives must be regulated and ordered. In so doing they are ensuring that the power of thought and reason is also eradicated, thus turning people into mindless, compliant zombies.
Accusations are made that our governments are becoming increasingly authoritarian in nature and nothing can illustrate that better than this. Andrew Withers has been legally elected Leader Designate of the Libertarian Party UK (LPUK) which is a legally constituted political party in this country. I understand that Secretary of State (Cable) has instructed solicitors, on behalf of the state, to file an application requesting that Withers' election be dismissed by Bristol Crown Court. WTF! What happened to democracy? (For more details on this story see IanPJ on Politics.)
Are those, such as Goodnight Vienna, Subrosa, IanPJ and a few others the only ones who can see what is happening to our country and the planned subversion of our society. When will the public, en mass, wake up and look around them to see what is happening under their noses? Is it too late for the public to wake up? Perhaps the dawn of realisation has indeed passed, as with the compliance of the media it would seem politicians have gained not only the votes of the electorate, but their minds already. In this context, I am reminded of the words, written on 5th November this year, by Richard North, EU Referendum, on his blog:
"News reporting is not a matter of discovering and publishing facts. Rather it is a process of gathering accounts from a very limited number of approved sources, and stitching them together to provide a defensible narrative. Any relationship with actual events, much less the truth, is entirely coincidental - and usually accidental."
Whenever I write about the subversion of our country, its people and its society, suggesting as I have done that the time for peaceful, democratic methods to overturn the status quo has passed, I am exhorted to continue down that path. Unfortunately the time is fast approaching when the opportunity to use democratic means will be obsolete - witness a Minister of the Crown attempting to negate the democratic process because someone is not deemed 'acceptable' to be leader of a political party.
"So long as people do not care to exercise their freedom, those who wish to tyrannize will do so; for tyrants are active and ardent and will devote themselves in the name of any number of gods, religious and otherwise, to put shackles on sleeping men."
Voltairine de Cleyre, 1764
* Apologies: forgot to note - and can no longer recall - the source of this quotation, one which has been slightly tweaked to refer to this green and pleasant land, rather than America.