reply to post by HelenConway
Helen, you make some valid points and I understand your concerns etc but your credibility is harmed by spouting complete bollocks at times.
No one will tell you the truth
There's a large element of truth in that - but it's the same everywhere, the UK is in no way unique in that.
- for fear of arrest.
Please tell me the name and circumstances of anyone who has been arrested for 'telling the truth'?
We have no free speech in the UK....
Whilst I agree there is a steady and gradual erosion of civil liberties but to say we have 'no free speech' is an outright lie.
I regularly speak whatever I want both on the internet and in the 'real' world and I am more often than not critical of the government, the
establishment and the whole sorry, corrupt and amoral system that they maintain and exploit.
No-one has ever tried to stop me.
People in Britain know the powers that be are now like the Stasi and so keep they mouths firmly shut for fear of arrest, losing ones jobs etc etc
Yip, TPTB are complete scum and as I said earlier I sometimes like to broadcast my disgust of them - but not once has the secret police come knocking
on my door.
Sure, great efforts have been made to supress the activities of some
of the more vocal and organised opponents of 'the system' and other
activists but to liken their treatment to that handed out to dissidents in authoritarian states is an exaggeration of the largest possible kind.
Are we moving that way?
Yes, an arguement can be made that we are moving in that direction but we are a long way off that at present.
Also a country run by fifth columnists [ bilderbergers] and the majority of the people who are easily manipulated and told what to think and say. -
that is the UK 2013.
That has always been the way it has been in the UK, nothing new there at all - and it's the same the world over.
Don't get me wrong, I don't agree with it and try to fight against it in what little way I can, but just like everyone else I have a life to live and
I assure you I try my damndest to so at every opportunity - we get one chance at this life and I thoroughly intend to keep on living it to the full
with no regrets and becoming too
pre-occupied with the injustices in this world does no good for the quality of one's life.
The British people have many faults, (and many attributes to), but trying to portray them as cowardly, intimidated and downtrodden to the point you
imply is simply not true and helps feed the false impression many non-UK people have of the UK and it's people.
reply to post by skalla
ie turn that computer off and get outside for a pint goddammit!
I wish my fiend...... worked a door last night and had a bit of a 'late one' afterwards and am now conducting my apparent obligatory Grandfather baby
Still, a couple of days off it won't go amiss before the Darts in Newcastle on Thursday.
edit on 6/5/13 by Freeborn because: grammar and