posted on Jun, 27 2013 @ 10:19 PM
reply to post by JiggyPotamus
This type of behavior is not something that any western country is immune to. This is why it is imperative that the citizenry be
Transatlantic obsession alert.
Quite obviously, the British citizenry did not
need to be armed in order to avert any threat of a military coup in the 1970s. It was averted in
a far more civilised (and British) way; people simply refused to take the idea seriously.
Britain had its people's revolution in 1642, and confirmed it with another one, nearly bloodless, in 1688. There have forever been attempts by the
conservative establishment to usurp the de facto
sovereignty of Parliament, from George III's frequent changes of Prime Minister and Cabinet to
various futile moves by British aristocrats and other senior establishment figures who, in the lead-up to the Second World War, rather sympathised
with the Germans and Hitler. Both George VI and Edward VIII were thought to have Nazi sympathies; this may have been one of the reasons why the latter
was pressured to abdicate. None of this makes a whit of difference.
The people of Britain have retained their sovereignty (notionally invested in their monarch) for over four hundred years. In all that time, they have
only ever needed to use arms agains foreign threats.
edit on 27/6/13 by Astyanax because: of forever.