So now we are to have secret police?
No doubt, to match:
- our secret laws (that only the ‘security services’ and ‘child protective agencies’ may know about;
- our secret courts, which operate outside of public scrutiny and which are entirely unaccountable.
Given the massive body of complicated law that we now have in this country, and that we are probably deemed to have broken the law umpteen times on a daily basis, are we are now to be entrapped going about our daily business by secret police?
How sinister is that?
I can only surmise that the government’s attempt to muzzle the press via a Royal Charter is not going well. Or perhaps our Dear Leader is merely lining up the next assault on the press, should his Royal Charter gambit not succeed.
We now learn that Grant Schapps, is considering depriving the BBC of its sole right to the licence fee – and would have us believe that such a move would be as a consequence to the BBC’s paedophile ‘scandals’ and fiscal impropriety. A better and more popular penalty would have been to begin dismantling the BBC licence fee system. But on that issue, Schapps was deafeningly silent. Under no circumstances would the government willingly relinquish its propaganda arm.
Instead, its cunning plan is to lure the free market broadcasters into its welfare trap. It worked on nearly half of our population, didn’t it?
Will what remains of the the free press be stupid or greedy or desperate enough to fall for it? It is not impossible to imagine Telegraph TV, for instance, being temped, given the Telegraph’s ailing finances.
Oh, and when will we see police investigations into paedophile politicians?
Robert Higgs asserts that the State is too dangerous to tolerate – and it’s certainly beginning to look that way.
I’d like to see statists try to refute his arguments – I doubt they can.
View more Robert Higgs speeches and interviews here and read more of his brilliant articles here.
Hat tip: Lew Rockwell
In view of the GCHQ spying operations on the public via the NSA, it is clear that the British government is paying the US government (amongst others) to spy on us, the population – the people whose liberties they are avowed to protect. And we’re paying for our own surveillance prison.
It seems to me that the US wants the UK in the EU because it has always wanted to set up a global surveillance network. The UK was its conduit. Via Google, et al, of course.
stelliosmavrakis‘s take on Google increasingly common:
Of course, if we all stopped using Google, its fortunes and its influence would evaporate: it feeds off our searches and communications.
Stop feeding the Google search engine, the Gmail account, G+, the Google phone, the apps, the Google blogs. Ditch the lot.
Instead of Google eating us for lunch, let’s gobble it up and spit it out.
Quit the Google habit!