posted on Jun, 26 2007 @ 12:35 AM
Unfortunately you’re article needs a subscription.
But let’s see; in the past ten years we’ve had: Limits on public protests within 1 km of parliament, terrorist legislation being used to search
protesters, big expansion of M15 (double edged in what that can do!!), compulsory biometric I.D cards due, there’s literally thousands of new police
powers, and the right to trial by jury has been curtailed.
There’s a Conservative opposition which would have done literally everything this government has done foreign policy wise.
The ability to spin the truth, and bury bad news on 9/11 has been greatly perfected to a fine art. But really the opposition is just jealous that
can’t deceive us as well as the government does.
We’ve (long had) a mass media controlled by private individuals like Rupert Murdoch, who get invited to downing street, because they (way beyond
anyone else) get to determine the prime ministers and his policies support (through totally legal deception and bias).
Aren’t these the really troubling facts?
And forgive me if I'm wrong but how exactly does cynicism destroy democracy?
I was taught it defends it, because overall it’ll always points one way: To kick out the current government (whoever that is). This creates
competition; i.e. government listening.