Tuesday, 20 May 2008

This way to the sheep pen!

New Labour has a grand plan for solving the few remaining national ills it hasn't yet eliminated.

Read all about it here.

As someone who grew up during WW2, when we thought we were fighting totalitarian tyranny and regarded even British government snoopers - let alone Nazi secret police - with utmost contempt, I find it incredible that the citizens of this country are now under heavier official surveillance and eavesdropping than any others in Europe. The age-old English tradition of personal and domestic privacy, let alone the notion that governments are the servants of the people and not their masters, has been wantonly strangled by our rulers under the spurious pretext of fighting a terrorist threat which has pretty obviously been deliberately and grossly exaggerated in order to subject us all to electronic servitude. To what end?

Even George Orwell didn't foresee this happening in real life.

1 comment:

zola a social thing said...

" George Orwell did not see...."?
Oh yes he did.
And what trouble it all got him into from everyone from psycho-babble types through to pacifISTS.
His WW2 writings tell this story well.