Sunday, 25 November 2012
Another Sunday Sermon.
Further to yesterdays post. It now transpires that the children, (there were more than one) who were taken away from their adoptive parents by a local council's social services department, because they belonged to a political party that wants independence from Europe, were from Eastern Europe. Does this make any difference to the decision, or should it? The answer is No! That is unless this is some new policy by UKIP and other right wing parties, to encourage its members to adopt children from non British backgrounds in order to harm them, no matter how cynical and untrusting I am of politicians, especially those that lean to the right, and how much I love a conspiracy theory, I don't think that this is the case at the moment.
Many people, including MP's may think that UKIP are one short goose step away from the BNP, but unfortunately that's the price we have to pay for living in a democratic society; the freedom of speech and free elections, which is why everyone should be allowed their say, no matter how odious their policies are, just because they have their say it doesn't mean people have to listen, but it's hard for some to distinguish the truth from the media’s propaganda and the politicians lies, they read it in the papers and see it on the news, so it must be true.
The headlines on one of todays papers scream that David Cameron is “Set to defy Leveson over new press laws” do we believe that? No we don't, I mean just how many U turns has this present government done over things recently, I've lost count.
I'm sick of the celebrity culture created by the media, and their perpetuation of it, I'm sick of the scapegoating and stigmatisation of some sections of society in the pages of the right wing press, just as much as I'm sick of the liberal lefty sit on the fence stance adopted by other publications. Banning the banal, the libellous and the trivial might make Britain a better society, but it will also make it a less free one.