Sunday, 19 February 2012

It is a mad, mad, mad world,

well country actually, in which we live - and, dare one say, corrupt to the core. I am indebted to fellow bloggers Richard North, Julia M via Orphans of Liberty,  Quiet Man, IanPJonPolitics and Fausty for articles which demonstrate the fact that we have allowed ourselves to be governed - in one form or another - by idiots.


Richard North, EU Referendum, picking up on an article in the Sunday Telegraph delves deeper and finds that the ST figure is but the tip of the iceberg. Whilst the story may be apocryphal, perhaps the political elite have not heard of the story involving King Canute, which according to Wikipedia informs us that Henry of Huntingdonthe 12th-century chronicler, tells how Cnut set his throne by the sea shore and commanded the tide to halt and not wet his feet and robes. Yet "continuing to rise as usual [the tide] dashed over his feet and legs without respect to his royal person. Then the king leapt backwards, saying: "Let all men know how empty and worthless is the power of kings, for there is none worthy of the name, but He whom heaven, earth, and sea obey by eternal laws". Indeed, it is not only the power of kings that is empty and worthless - but also that of politicians with their belief they can control nature.


From Julia M, via Orphans of Liberty, we are alerted to this story - one also blogged by Quiet Man - of a 7-year-old child being accused of uttering a racist remark. Just what planet are those in authority, who are involved in the actions taken, from? It must be one on which common sense is not a requirement on attaining adulthood.


IanPJonPolitics writes on the case of Hollie Grieg and in particular the circumstances surrounding Robert Green (do follow all IPJ's links). From IPJ and a press release we learn that Robert Green has been a most robust and valued campaigner on behalf of Hollie Greig and her mother Anne, in seeking justice for the wrongs inflicted upon Hollie, exposing the lack of a duty of care from those in positions of trust, the perjury of Grampian Police and highlighting the nefarious nature of the legal system and the Establishment in both Scotland and England. I understand that in the case of Robert Green's arrest and subsequent detention certain legal processes were not followed to the letter, which leads one to question just how safe is anyone who dares to challenge the state? Once those in authority can 'bend the law' for their own ends then totalitarianism has truly arrived.


Last, but not least I come to this post by Fausty on the reported sacking of Judge Napolitano from Fox News for an 'inappropriate' broadcast, one in which he asks a series of "What if" questions.


Whilst this video (well worth watching) is aimed at a United States audience, just substitute Conservative, Labour and Liberal Democrats; Cameron, MilibandE and Clegg, for the American references and then apply Napolitano's "What if" questions. I would add a few "What if" questions. What if we, the people, rose up and slaughtered our entire political elite and what if we then instituted in place of our representative democracy (aka democratised dictatorship), direct democracy? What if, besides instituting a recall system for politicians we also brought in a system whereby bureaucrats in both national and local government could be 'recalled' and placed before a jury of the people to answer for their misdemeanours? What if we made a system of 'Referism' mandatory?

What if we, the people, 'grew a pair'?

Just asking.............




Afterthought: I cannot resist the temptation to paraphrase Enoch Powell - We must be mad, literally mad, as a nation to be permitting an elected - and unelected - cabal to rule us, to change our nation state, to change our traditions, to change our society and thereby to change 'us'. I repeat, what we need to do is to change 'them' - unfortunately Enoch forgot that bit........

8 comments:

thespecialone said...

I am so bloody angry about the way this country is going. When I read the ST article I just could not believe how stupid we, the people of a once great nation, are being totally screwed by politicians and actually allowing it to happen. I would not vote for any of the major parties again. I loathe them all. What really annoys me though is that millions of people will be more concerned with who is shagging who in "celebrity" lalaland; or some druggie ex-famous female singer killing herself.

right_writes said...

The interesting thing about King Cnut WfW was (as I am sure you aware), he was demonstrating to his peeps, that even though he was a king, he was nobody special.

Whereas these cnuts that Richard is referring to, are hoping that nobody will find out that our current leaders aren't just ordinary peeps, they are complete cnuts.

James Higham said...

I repeat, what we need to do is to change 'them' - unfortunately Enoch forgot that bit........

Probably saw the impossibility of it.

Anonymous said...

"I am so bloody angry about the way this country is going. When I read the ST article I just could not believe how stupid we, the people of a once great nation, are being totally screwed by politicians and actually allowing it to happen. I would not vote for any of the major parties again. I loathe them all. What really annoys me though is that millions of people will be more concerned with who is shagging who in "celebrity" lalaland; or some druggie ex-famous female singer killing herself."

Like the last bit, how true.

Anyway, to the thrust of your comment - [which btw I agree wholeheartedly with].

I think many people feel the frustration and angst at the abasement of this nation. An abasement, wrought by 'liberal' elite and demographic and societal engineering monsters, who though fiercely protecting their own fiefdoms, have through their hackneyed and hateful policies - brought a once great nation to its knees.
How to change it? There is a way but it is anathema to the [mainly] peace loving English, until that is, until - they are riled enough - we aren't there yet but it's stirring.

Michael J. McFadden said...

The Napolitano video is interesting. I wonder if it was the 30 seconds or so that he spent on Ron Paul that caused the problem? Check out this little video done by John Stewart on how the media news treated Ron Paul:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tb5aGgQXhXo

and you'll see why I'm wondering about that.

- MJM

DeeDee99 said...

That judge Napolitano video was terrific. Just substitute Democrats/Republicans with Labour/Conservatives and the situation is exactly the same here.

The nearest we have to a 'Ron Paul' is Nigel Farage - and he too is ignored by the mainstream media because he doesn't fit the narrative and he is dangerous to the Establishment.

I do hope Judge Napolitano doesn't end up having an unfortunate 'accident.'

WitteringsfromWitney said...

tso: The thought occurs that the end of your comment is but the orchestration to ensure we are distracted.

r_w: True.......

JH: Nothing, I repeat nothing is impossible.

Anon: Agree and yes I too detect some 'stirring'.

MM: Thanks for the link. Interesting question on Ron Paul, btw.

DD: Agreed.

TomTom said...

millions of people will be more concerned with who is shagging who in "celebrity" lalaland; or some druggie ex-famous female singer killing herself."

often a feeling of impotence manifests itself as a flight to irrelevance

The system has been hollowed out and it started in 1979 with the importation of US election methods that destroyed participation