reply to post by deadlyhope
In my opinion, my government (who are also conspiring against the people of my land to usurp thier rights via spurious surveillance of all of us)
have no business to monitor us without probable cause, purely because the people have not indicated that they are happy to live under such a scheme.
This is un-democratic. So, first of all, no one asked our permission to do these things, and given that our people are supposed to be self governing,
with parliament in thier role as the voicebox of our nation, this will never sit right with me. However, the government have long ceased to actually
represent us, so there is that can of worms there as well.
But you know, your quesiton IS important. If my government had, for the last five or six PMs worth of governments, behaved in a way which was totally
transparent, and utterly above board, leaving our nation in a position of moral authority governmentally, and leaving the people favourable to it,
then perhaps I would only be monumentally angry about all this, rather than in various stages of volcanic rage on this matter.
Perhaps if there had been no dodgy dossiers, illegal wars, abuses of power in Westminister, expenses scandals, cash for votes, money and power being
united rather than being correctly seperated, if we had not had undercover officers being used as agent provocateurs in protest groups, using the
names of dead children to cover themselves, and so on and so forth, then I could swallow it.
But no person or organisation should have such power as is given them by a near universal access to peoples private data, save for a person or
organisation which is so utterly respectable and correct in all its dealings, that no genuine greivance can be bought against it. If such a thing
exists on this Earth, then the government of Great Britain is certainly not it, and I would wager that the government of the United States of America
is no better in this regard. Both systems are flawed, not truely representative of the views and needs of the people, neither system seeming prepared
to offer alternatives to the same old game that has been played in the halls of power in these great nations for generations.
These are not goverments which can be trusted with these vast stores of secret knowledge, for every power they wield they abuse in time. If it were
not the case, perhaps the idea of these universal monitoring policies would not inspire such negaitivity. Perhaps if we were already living in Utopia,
with virtually no crime, no poverty, no corruption and no layers of filth between innocence and truth, then to protect THAT we could swallow these
methods. But no one on this planet lives under such a system as to be so trusted. No one who possesses power on this Earth can be trusted to behave
honourably with this level of knowledge of peoples lives.
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