Friday, 7 June 2013
“What we are thinking about is a peaceful planet, we're not thinking about anything else. We're not thinking about any kind of power; we're not thinking about any of those kind of struggles; we're not thinking about revolution or war or any of that. That's not what we want. Nobody wants to get hurt; nobody wants to hurt anybody. We would all like to be able to live an uncluttered life, a simple life, a good life, y'know, and think about moving the human race ahead a step, or a few steps.” - Jerry Garcia (March 1967)
Perhaps the US government should have listened to the hippies alternative, instead of pumping the scene full of drugs,and killing off any threat to their order. Imagine....a different world order, how things could have been, would we be in the shit we are in now if different values and morals had been promoted and followed at a political level? It's all irrelevant really, because things are as they are, but what is relevant, is.... that is how the powers that we let be like it to be, it is how they have made it be because they don't like 'the alternative' they start wars against difference in order to 'spread democracy' and for economic gain.
A 'special relationship' with America has seen Britain get involved with things that have, or had nothing to do with us. I don't recall any Islamist terrorist attacks in Britain before our involvement in George Bush's war on terror.
Over a week has passed since the Killing of Drummer/Soldier Lee Rigby by Islamist terrorists on a street in Woolwich, London. Whats been happening, well the flowers grew and grew in a Princes Di moment of grief and mourning as people paid tribute to the soldier at the spot he was killed.
One of the terrorists said they wanted to start a war on the streets of London. Promptly and right on cue, The EDL (English Defence League) took to 'our streets' and UAF (Unite Against Fascism) came to defend them from 'Nazis' The BNP have also crawled out of the woodwork and taken to the streets. Then news came in that there has been an increase in attacks/assaults against Muslims. A Mosque was fire-bombed when the culprits were caught it tuns out they were former soldiers. Muslim prisoners take a guard hostage amid claims they had been forced to pray for the dead soldier. What was originally described as a 'lone wolf attack' has resulted in ten arrests.
An Islamic Cultural centre has been burned down, and the letters EDL were spray painted on the wall, does this mean they were responsible? Who knows, it's the same as the war memorial that had the word Islam daubed on it, does that mean it was done by a Muslim? Not necessarily, it could just be a case of trying to put the blame on to others in order to keep the fires of hatred burning on both sides. Sometimes things are not what they seem and there are unseen forces at work that manipulate situations for their own ends. Truth is the first casualty of war.
Donations for the Help For Heroes charity have increased since the attack, saving the government having to take any responsibility for their actions in sending soldiers to their death and disfigurement. In response to the attack the government have set up a task force to “tackle extremism” and there have been calls for increased surveillance of peoples internet and email use; a snoopers charter that will do nothing to stop another attack against our freedom/democracy happening, still there's always the task force to “tackle extremism” who's gonna be the tsar of that? Jim Davidson.
Just remember what ever new laws are passed in the wake of Woolwich will be there for ever, and will be available to enforce by whatever government is in power at the time. The EDL and UAF are different sides to the same coin. Heads you win, tails you lose, it all depends on what your definition of extremism is, and the sort of society you want to live in, which is dictated by whoever is in power. The only threat to our freedoms are the people that accept and believe everything they are told by the powers that they let be.
It turns out that not only were MI5 aware of one of the terrorists, but they had tried to get him to work for them. This came out in a television interview with one of the attackers friends, who was promptly arrested after he left the studio. The same attacker had been detained in Kenya a few years ago on his way to a terror training camp in Somalia. Kenyan authorities reported their concerns and his detention to Britain’s security services, It as also been reported that a SAS team was ready to rescue him from his Kenyan captors. Perhaps he was working for them on the streets of Woolwich? The leading actor in a terrorist drama played out to create instability, uncertainty and paranoia.
One final thing, just to prove that the lunatics really have taken over the asylum is the news that the arms embargo against European countries supplying weapons to Syria has been lifted and there has been talk of Britain arming the rebel fighters, forgetting the fact that the rebels are made up of many factions including Al Qaeda fighters. So lets get this straight....Over ten years ago our government embarked on a war against terror and now it is considering supplying weapons to forces that may include the very people their war on terror has been against. We will never win the war on terror, because every government response/reaction to an attack threatens our civil liberties and democratic freedoms. The more we meddle in the affairs of others, the more they will hate us and want to attack us. The more people that live in fear and ignorance of others cultures values and faith the more divided society becomes....just the way that they want it to be, to them there is no alternative