posted on Jan, 27 2013 @ 09:54 AM
Originally posted by woodwardjnr
Despite my opinions on the monarchy, one thing I have noticed here on ATS recently, is the fear of tyranny and needing protection from it. I do not
fear a tyranny in this country and never have. Maybe I'm too naive, but in general, we are a pretty moderate lot, not likely to vote in a tyrannical
regime. I certainly don't feel I need to prepare for the day I would need to take up arms against the state.
No fan of the current coalition or the opposition on offer, but at least we don't have extremist parties gaining popularity here, unlike the rest of
It's not naive at all. If you're suspicious of your short-term elected representatives or the framework in which they operate then it's probably all
over. It can only be that there's no smoke wiithout fire or you're delusional.
I think the way our Politics in the UK works is a Trinity. We have the Politicians, the Press and the People.
The Press push the news and campaigns on the back of what they know they can sell to the people. They have a good sense of what is outrageous or
unjust (most of the time). The reality is the Press is the only balance to the power of the Politicians. The Politicians only respond and take action
directly to the allegations of the Press, not the People. But the press respond to the People.
I think if you take the Press out of the equation then you might have to form a Mob with pitchforks or dare I say Guns, to keep the Politicians in
line. Otherwise the system has no Feedback.
edit on 27-1-2013 by region331 because: spelling
edit on 27-1-2013 by region331 because: more spelling