Archive for January 2011
My definition of dystopia is when warm hearted living is replaced by cold authoritarian (for profit) law and order. It is THE greatest threat to our freedom and something that MUST be challenged. Don’t forget, with dystopia, only large corporations benefit from the ‘law’, not you.
It is outrageous that the media and politicians are harking on about Egypt when the UK is slowly but surely moving in the other direction!
Fight back club: Resist these laws with all your heart before you are too weak and broken to win. Mr. Prime Minister, are you going to stand up for your (common sense based?) conservative values or was it all talk?
The events in Egypt are what happens when foreign nations install leaders and then hope for the best. Now there is the risk that extremists may take over, so it will be a case of out of the frying pan into the fire. Let’s hope whatever happens is fair to all and a positive role model for other similarly run nations in that hot-n-spicy part of the world.
I enjoyed a 9 day visit to Egypt in January 2004 and am trying to locate the missing 3/4 of my hand built photo diary that used to be on the web. Once I recover the content I’ll re-publish it. The Egyptians appeared relaxed, happy and enjoyed a superb diet that even after just a few days makes you feel years younger – probably thanks to it being completely fresh and unprocessed – unlike our poison. Any underlying repression by the authorities was hard to ascertain over such a short period of time, although what went on when the tourists were not looking is anyone’s guess. (Research what Sir Roger Moore had to say about visiting despotic or poor nations to shoot Bond movies, oblivious at the time to the hidden plight of the locals.) Either way, my group never engaged in any talk about politics, it was all about the culture. The guides were knowledgeable, friendly and funny. Hopefully we can return, as some good friends were made on the bustling streets of Cairo and Aswan!
Mask of you know who – Egyptian Museum, Cairo – January 2004
© 2004 Alex B (Flickr: Taikitso) using Sony f717
It will be apparent for those who are following such matters for a while now that since the mid 1990s, Britain has been on a steady decline, mainly triggered by a slow change from a society based on self respect and honour, to one where everyone is a victim and/or deserved of instant fame and fortune, with common sense and the natural order of things pushed aside. By now, the concerned of you will have heard about many examples of this, but here is just one. Consider that the police are supposed to be protecting us – but in reality, today, all they do is hand out penalty charges for minor offences in shopping malls and city centre high streets, whilst true criminals get away with a slap on the wrist because they don’t have any money, so are not compatible with a for profit system of law and order.
Fight back club: Leave the country or write to your local MP