For the last couple of weeks I’ve been struggling to write anything, then at four AM this morning I’m wide awake with posts and ideas buzzing round inside my head. Lots of things form the last week or two that I haven’t been able to ficus on and suddenly they all jump out and rob me of another nights sleep.
I’m writing in order of anger, from the things that anger me most down to the mildly annoying.
Which is why I’m starting with the words of our our caring, compassionate, and trustworthy home secretary. Wait, no I’m not, I’m talking about Theresa May.
As the third, is it third I am losing track of how many times this thing has started and collapsed, attempt to launch the investigation into MPs and senior politicians raping and abusing children during the seventies our Theresa has come out with a stunning example of state fear mongering with her statement.
“Tip of an iceberg. The problem is “woven, covertly, into the fabric of our society. Do not appreciate the true scale of that abuse. Our schools and hospitals, our churches, our youth clubs and many other institutions that should have been places of safety.”
Eye catching sound bites, good for making headlines and getting into the news. But what is she trying to achieve with her comments?
Fear the enemy within, ‘They’ are everywhere, ‘They’ threaten you, your family and your children, ‘They’ lurk in your schools and churches. You can’t protect your children because ‘They’ are everywhere, only the state can protect you, only the government can make your children safe.
Anyone around you could be one of ‘Them’, the pedophiles are everywhere, teachers, priests, that kindly old man who does the crossing guard outside the school, any of them could be agents of Goldstein, any of them could be the enemy.
History and fiction shows us clearly the results of any government that seeks to rule through fear and a police state and it never ends well. A population that lives in fear of an enemy within, that spies upon itself and allows the state to control every aspect of their lives because the alternative is ‘Them’, the enemy.
Yet again and again I see our government treading the well walked path to totalitarian rule using the same justifications to impose ever tighter control, to remove more and more freedoms and rights, to reduce the population to servile cattle who exist to serve and no more.
Where exactly is this endemic abuse?
If the home secretary knows about why is no one being arrested?
Where are the long lines of these abusers being marched into courts to be tried?
May says they are everywhere, if she knows this why is she doing nothing about it, other than to perpetuate the cover up of MPs and senior figures who have been accused.
In Rochdale the young victims talk to reporters and say that the men who abused them are still free, still on the streets and still abusing children, an entire new generation being groomed and raped. Yet May and her vast army of police, lawyers, prosecutors and bureaucrats does nothing. Instead she tells us the situation is much worse than we know.
Complete and utter bollocks. Government fear mongering at its best. They refuse to act on the problem we can see, then tell us that the problem is far worse than we know.
The investigation doesn’t touch the political class, they look after their won, no credible politician or MP will ever face investigation nor will any powerful member of society. The men who have been bought up in the rarefied realms of power and influence who think nothing of abusing the peasants and the proles because the commoners are no more than property to be used and abused at will, they will never be held to account until the entire system is changed.
The political class has closed ranks and it doesn’t matter of any genuine investigation is blocked by deliberate effort or staggering incompetence. The friends, family and old school chums have rallied round to protect their own.
Look at the accusations that are being made and then look at who is dragged into court to be tried. How many politicians, how many titled members of high society, how many public school types. The political parties are protecting their own and the other parties as well. A social class closing ranks, after all, can’t allow the unwashed masses to get the idea they can complain about the actions of their betters.
Look at who have been charged, a dead celebrity who is past punishment, another couple of entertainment nobodies, the sort of people who are vaguely known but who lack the power, influence of political friends to protect them.
When it comes to the likes of Cyril Smith, you could write a volume of books about the accusations against him, cabinet level abuse, rape clubs where politicians and the powerful could abuse children away from prying eyes. Police investigations quashed again and again.
Yet her we have May telling us that the problem is everywhere, our teachers are a threat, our priests (well yes but that's the Roman Catholics), the man on the street. May tells us that our children are at risk from everyone, odd that this comes at a time when the huge body of accusations and witnesses are reporting that the problem is specifically coming from two groups of people, one an ethnic and cultural group of immigrants and the other our political class.
One group cannot be touched because of fears of being found to be racist or anti diverse, after all being let off a charge of raping a child because everyone back home does it or because you didn’t know it was wrong is perfectly acceptable. But try drinking six pints and going for a drive through a 20mh zone at 50 then use your ignorance of the law as a defence.
The other group, well they are too powerful to touch, they have closed ranks to protect each other.
Instead we get blatant attempts to spread the blame, to spread the fear, to make us all look at those around us and ask the question, who is the ‘Enemy’, who is a ‘Pedophile’, who is an agent of ‘Goldstein’?
May is using a technique of social manipulation that has been used throughout recorded history, where it leads is well documented. Yet people still fall for it. Does no one study or remember history these days.
No they don’t because they are too busy concentrating on the latest celebrity scandal
“I truly believe it represents a once-in-a-generation opportunity and that once its work is done, we will never look at society in the same way again,”
Sadly this is likely to be true. Because if the population fails to oppose this the end result will be a society very different from what we see today, we will never look at our society the same way again because our society will not be the same way again.
May is heralding yet more government control, more spying, more restrictions, less freedom, less democracy. If we don’t pay attention she and our government will get what it wants, the Lib Dems are hand in glove with this, Labour cannot be bothered to oppose it. All three of our main political parties either openly or covertly support this of will not oppose it.
Rule by fear. Business as usual for Britain’s political parties.