Saturday, 10 May 2008
Sitting here in our safe European homes, (unless you happen to live next door to a shot gun totting lunatic that is.) We are told to look away if the images on News At 10 of the dead bodies in Burma are gonna disturb us. Distracted by disaster, we need to remember that the Conservatives have just delt Labour a massive blow in the Local Elections, especially Boris Johnson becoming Mayor of London . Whatever he does with whatever policy changes in London, it’s gonna be a test for future Tory policies and ultimately their manefesto for the next Election. Therefore in order for Labour to maintain their grip on power, they are gonna be looking closely at what Boris is up to, and adapting his policies for their own use to win over the people/voters. It is already happening re: Anti Social Behaviour, Boris says he’s gonna get tough, this week Labour tells Police and Justice system to get tough. There are gonna be a lot of changes in attitude by Labour in the build up to the next election, because it’s the only way there gonna get re-elected. Are they are gonna be able do this by not becoming even more authoritarian than they already have? The Conservative will have no qualms about being authoritarian, and lets face it they only put on the mask of being caring Conservatives in order so they could become electable during the touchy, feely New Labour times. If they get into power can they be trusted not to take the mask off? No of course not, they’re politicians. The biggest piss take is that all this is because of some people, you know, the ones that take no responsibility for their actions in, for example raising their children, if they had, then there would be no need to clampdown on their behaviour, lets face it, a lot of their behaviour goes beyond ‘rebellion’. So it looks like some people are gonna get the society they deserve, one were they need to be told what to do and then punished if they don’t do it. Great what about the rest of us, who feel our freedoms and the freedom of our children is being eroded away in the pursuit of power and control that will ultimately end with a dystopian vision becoming reality , a totalitarian state like Burma where the population is left to die in the streets and food aid piles up at airports, while the authorities go to the polls to maintain their power. If people don’t sort their lives out themselves, than this is what the future could hold for our children’s children in their not so safe European homes.