"The people should know when they're conquered." (Quintus) : "Would you, Quintus, would I? (Maximus)"GladiatorWhat has happened to our nation? It is perhaps pertinent, at this point, to repeat something that CallingEngland posted (when she was posting - dig, dig):
"I sometimes long for the simple days - you know the ones I mean, the days before tweeting and spin. Those were the days when Prime Minister's didn't need a cohort of special advisers and press secretaries between themselves and the public. They also didn't have so many 'independent advisory bodies' or quangos and fake charidees on whom to deflect blame. The politicial structure in this country stinks."Who is to say that in discussions twixt our political elite and the heads of television stations that 'agreement' has not been reached to provide the masses with 'pap' for their consumption? One can almost hear the 'suggestion': give the people 'tittle-tattle, it will divert their attention from subjects that we, the political elite, would rather they did not consider. Could not the sudden emergence of Scottish devolution as a subject not be a 'ploy' to divert the peoples attention from 'matters euro' and away from the forthcoming meeting of the EU Heads of State? Could not the recent articles on the 'sexiness' of Caroline Flint and Louise Mensch not be part of the same ploy to divert the peoples attention? Conspiracy theory? Was it not Goebbels who reportedly maintained that the press is but a great keyboard that government can play?
We are undoubtedly being led and 'managed' by our political elite - there can be no misconceptions about that, being plain to all who still have a brain. The burning question is - and one that only they can answer - do the people still have a brain?
Having quoted Goebbels, I can only quote Himmler to explain the method by which we are presently governed, namely:
"The best political weapon is the weapon of terror. Cruelty commands respect. Men may hate us. But, we don't ask for their love; only for their fear."It can but be hoped that, on the occasion when next the political elite are compelled to return to the people for 'permission' to continue their rule by fear, that the British electorate will tell them to take the proverbial walk of a short pier.
Can't see it happening - but one can live in hope..............