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Originally posted by infolurker
God forbid this ever happen to us.
It is happening to you, apparently much faster than you realize.
[edit on 26-3-2009 by Albertarocks]
Originally posted by rich23
The recent history of our country has shown us how much in thrall to the US we are, and it's really depressing. First there was Thatcher, who under the guise of privatisation enforced the neoliberal "opening up" of our economy... or, in fact, gutting it. Then Bliar, who continued the process, putting us in further debt through the PFI scams and, of course, dragging us into a war almost none of us wanted.
I've said in other posts I wish we could be more like France. That's a country that's had a revolution and the government there STILL isn't [roperly afraid of its people - because they think they represent them. But the people aren't afraid to take direct action, which is always great to see.
Originally posted by marsha law
reply to post by Acidtastic
What's the word for those people who are paid to stir things up?
Anyway I suspect they will show up.
Originally posted by sjb5000
The older generations will tend to stubbornly refuse being controlled - simply "just not play"
It feels like parliament has been "bought", I am not saying it has, but it is what it feels like.
Hardly a day passes without some item in the news about new government survalience, new draconioan intrusions of the government into schools, government initatives to monitor the Internet, and so on.