posted on Aug, 9 2014 @ 04:40 PM
a reply to: PaulTheDuke
I just got back from an afternoon/evening, drinking store-bought beer and smoking substances other than tobacco sat by a fire with my mates on the
beach next to the funfair. Excellent evening, went on the bumper-cars/dodgems, played football on the sand, had the ball kicked back by one of two
cops who were passing on patrol, laughed out loud with my friends when the other cop said in a joking tone "I smell something different to the fresh
sea air, I hope you are all complying with the law" then carried on walking with a smile.
Yes I feel free, and as someone who has been called a subject of the crown by US members many times I feel relieved to have my own perception of
freedom compared to some of the stuff posted by you guys on ATS.
One memory I have of thinking how free I am was at Stonehenge during the summer solstice some years ago. The stones are open to be touched and partied
around for only two 12 hour night/dawn periods each year, the solstices. Tyranny you may claim, but 'normal' tourists probably wouldn't spend their
time and money visiting the area if it was a free party all the time, and the stones could be damaged, and I would not want that myself.
Anyway, entering the site while clearing the police/security cordon I jokingly said to a cop that the only drugs I had were already in my bloodstream
so waste of time searching me, to which he replied "Drugs are legal tonight, I only care about public safety and the stones" - we both laughed, and
I was glad that someone else was sober and keeping an eye out for me and other people around me. That same copper would come and save my arse if I was
being kicked to # on the floor by a load of blokes, so call me a sheep who has devolved responsibility for my protection if you like but it is
incorrect. I consider police as I do bouncers/doorstaff in a nightclub. Annoying sometimes, but very useful to take care of problem people who may
arise in an enjoyable social situation...so I don't have to.