I wanted to post my observations about what I've noticed here in the UK over the last couple of years, mainly because to me it seems to have ramped
up markedly over the last 18 months to the point where government interference in everyday life in the form of what you're allowed & not allowed to
do, & the fines for ridiculous things, is completely out of hand.
I have my own thoughts on how I think a lot of this ties together & where its going, & I'd just like to outline it here. I've felt kind of uneasy
about the whole New World Order thing for a while, what would it be like if it happened & could they really impliment it, but right now I get the
feeling that we're on the cusp of it becoming a reality, & it frightens me deeply.
I think that all of this interference & fining is to get people used to having the government looking over your shoulder at every little thing that
you do and to create social unrest, I'll paint my bigger picture in the next post, but to highlight how petty things are:
Firstly, you'll have seen on ATS the crazy news stories about how some agencies are suggesting that if your child doesn't like spicy/foreign food
that they are showing racist tendancies - well this kind of government interference is rampant.
Someone recently got fined over £75 ($150 - which rose to £300/$600 when she contested it) for putting their garbage can out on the wrong day
), you can get fined for putting the wrong
type of rubbish in the wrong garbage can, or even overfilling the trash can (£210 / $410
(they're also going to be microchipping the cans to measure how much waste you throw away so that they can tax you more).
I saw an article today about how a private car clamping firm will now issue £100 fines to people who swear at their staff (how can they issue
fines?), you can't smoke in public areas, which some of you might think is a good thing, but it is killing the Pub trade stone dead (one of the
places where people traditionally socialise), & theres a rumour of a £1 per pint new tax to tackle the imaginery problem of "binge drinking" which
will take the cost of a pint to around £3.50 ($7) to £5 ($10) depending on where you live. That really will be the end of the pub trade.
People have been fined because their small children have accidentally dropped a few potato chips (crisps) or sweets on the street, as toddlers do
while trying to ram them into their mouths!
You can get fined for flicking ash out of the window of your car if you're smoking whilst driving.
Under the guise of environmental policy car tax will now increase for most people, you need a Home Information Pack (£500/$1000) if you want to sell
your house, etc, etc.
It just goes on & on.
My own overall feeling with all of this stems from my observation over the last few years of the government focussing & making a big deal out of
minority groups rights for any little thing that you can think of. Anyone who stands up & questions any of this is labelled as racist, or sexist, or
ageist, or homophobic, or xenophobic, or biggoted, etc, etc, etc & I think its a bad thing.
Not because I don't agree with people having their rights protected, clearly they should have, & racism etc is not acceptable in any way shape or
form, but I feel that there is a much more sinister force at work here.
Basically I get the impression that what is occuring is the fracturing & fragmentation of any form of cohesive society. In other words, what the
government is encouraging is the grouping, labelling, or branding of different people into different isolated & often diametrically opposed groups
based on some personal trait, belief, or behaviour.
All of these groups then form their own community, with the members of that community cont.