a reply to: woodwardjnr
I honestly find Theresa May absolutely frightening mate.
I've noticed over the last few years that she has the classical warped perspective of society that comes once you've been playing their game for this
long - and her particular flavour of the game (deep right-wing).
Power-tripping is putting it lightly - she seems to genuinely believe that she has a God-given gift to decide the fate of millions of people without
having to listen to anyone but herself.
Her proposed extremism laws are ludicrous and completely detrimental to the same 'British values' that she's constantly claiming to protect.
she's talking complete nonsense to the people though, and that's why she's scary. She's clever like the rest of them, but it's the
ugliest form of 'clever' that a human can be - manipulative.
I find it hard to believe that we have to introduce laws that essentially illegalize peaceful protests (if they disrupt public service for example -
but no one is physically hurt) and a complete surveillance state to combat terrorism.
I see it as us having lost
to terrorism the moment an entire nation has to be monitored.
We already have normal people looking at certain races differently in this country due to terrorism and the other day a woman at work broke down
saying anyone on her street could be a potential suicide bomber - a society under a constant state of fear is not good
I'm one of those 1984'ers who is strongly against a 'the walls have ears' society because it can never
end well. We'd be essentially worse off
than our cavemen ancestors who could probably trust people within their 2-mile radius - something not a lot of people can say today.
By May's logic, things like 9/11 or anti-government conspiracies would be extremism and potentially even what I'm saying right now could be taken as
being against the 'democratic institution' and hence I could potentially be displaying extremist behaviour.
See the problem here?
I thought our British values were things like freedom of speech, the right to privacy, and freedom of movement? All three things are being
simultaneously attacked under the pretence of being defended.
Theresa May is even begging for water cannons and rubber bullets due to increased 'austerity measures' while at the same time telling the Police
Federation to stuff themselves and that because we've had less crime reported since we've cut police numbers she's going to continue cutting the
forces even more - is this some kind of sick joke
Seriously, this is starting to sound less like Britain and more like America each and every day.
I'm deeply anxious about the growing split in society already caused by political games over the last decade or so. These next 5 years may divide the
country in a way not seen since the times of Thatcher.
We'll see what happens I guess.
I love this country and it's people too much to have to see it degrade like this though. It's a real shame if that's the fate of things. We lost our
power a long time ago anyway. All we have left is our kindness to one another.
edit on 22-5-2015 by DazDaKing because: (no reason