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Sunday, 20 May 2007

Madeleine McCann and The case of our missing Democracy.


Tragic and sad as it is that a child has disappeared I feel that there are a lot of other things that are vanishing from our society, including the very basis for a sound society; Democracy. The word is derived from two ancient Greek words: Demos (the people) and Kratos (strength). Well the people have shown their strength in the hunt for Maddie, mass people power has kept her name in the papers and her picture on the TV, for longer than is probably helpful to the investigation. Our government and it's politicians have shown not strength but weakness towards the people by allowing Gordon Brown to become Labours leader unopposed, the grass route Labour members were not even allowed or able to enter into any form of debate as to whether they wanted him to be their leader and our Prime Minister. If this wasn't a bad enough infringement on our democracy it now appears that politicians are going to be exempt from the Freedom of Information act, which basically means they can do what the fuck they like, spend as much as they like and not be held to account for their actions. Very few MP's spoke out against the proposals, this at a time when our leader in waiting is talking about transparency in politics. Not a good start is it. Both Maddies and Democracies disappearances could have been prevented if it weren't for individual self interests; a meal with friends and a free meal at the tax payers expense, individuals are now more important than the collective whole, be it family or political party. The media coverage around Maddie has become so oppressive I wonder what would happen to someone if they wore a t-shirt with the slogan 'Try Mrs McCann for child neglect' what would peoples reaction be? and also how would people react to say the wearing of red and black ribbons to highlight the case of our missing democracy? and if a DVD was produced showing images of democratic erosion would that have been shown at the FA cup final? I doubt it, because people can't see or don't want to see that politicians have let the people down; they should have been there to protect our freedom, just as Madeleines parents let her down; they should have been there to protect her.

5 comments:

Highlander said...

Nuzz, The Sun would lynch you for this post and splash you over the front cover for daring to speak the truth. I agree as ever - showing the film of Maddie at the FA cup, she was hardly likely to be there - jesus. Kids go missing all the time, all over the world and horrendous though that is Maddie's case is becoming ghoulish and, I suspect, detrimental to any effort to find her. The media are out of control on everything that isn't relevant to the collective good and this is a classic example.

el wreckhead said...

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Nuzz Prowlin' Wolf said...

As always a pleasure to read yer comments Highlander, erm, lynching don't like the sound of that, perhapes I should tone down the postings? Nah. Cheers wreckhead checked out kallinger co, good band, good attitude, gonna do a post on'em.

Nazz Nomad said...

but the important thing is... WE LOVE FREEDOM!

And as long as we love freedom, and as freedom lovers we oppose those who are not lovers of freedom, then we will be able to love freedom and the opposers of freedom will not be able to prevent stop our love of freedom.

or something.

Nuzz Prowlin' Wolf said...

Indeed, it's good to be 3