Why do do I feel that I am in the early scenes of V for Vendetta, the parallels are striking. The dangers of over concentration of power in the hands of one man leads to hubris Hubris describes a personality quality of extreme or foolish pride or dangerous overconfidence,often in combination with (or synonymous with) arrogance. The term “arrogance” comes from the Latin adrogare, meaning to feel that one has a right to demand certain attitudes and behaviors from other people.
In France the Government has specifically affirmed that having the vaccine is NOT mandatory nor can you be coerced or discriminated against for not having one of the many vaccines on offer. You have the fundamental right to give consent and make an informed decision on whether to have the vaccine or not. The Council of Europe was formed out of the ashes of the Second World War when fascism took away even the fundamental right to life. In the United Kingdom the ‘vaccine passpo
Authoritarianism -Favouring or enforcing strict obedience to authority at the expense of personal freedom. The strident martinet Priti Patel a woman who is far more interested in her public relations profile and good newsprint count seems to have forgotten that she is merely a representative of the people not some tsarist police minister. The police were founded on the Peelian Police Principles to placate the fears of Victorians who did not want a French style paramilitary ge
Lockdowns and vaccinations. What are the pro’s and con’s? Does anyone even know? Has anyone done any research? If they have, why haven’t we been told? If not, why are we being bossed around from waking till sleeping? It is the spectacular omission of cost/benefit analyses that is making the public so sceptical of every word that comes out of the mouth of a front bench minister or their advisors. At the moment, people who have been vaccinated receive a record card, and the imm
The crass statement of the week came from one Matt Hancock when virtue signalling that he and his family were going to spend their summer holidays in Cornwall in the great British stay at home summer of 2021. So he and his family are going to travel for just over four hours , 238 miles , from London to Cornwall , why ? what are you going to do when you get there , go to a beach , banned , go to a pub banned , go to a hotel banned, basically for the rest of the population who
While the U.K. is a de facto Police State , Switzerland which is this party’s Constitutional model is resisting the arbitrary state Swiss referenda still thriving amid Covid measures Domhnall O’Sullivan In this week’s democracy briefing: as the Swiss government announces new Covid measures, campaigners have been collecting more signatures than ever to challenge them. Also, citizen assemblies take off in Germany and France, and the dust settles(?) after the Capitol riots and a
“What is freedom of expression? Without the freedom to offend, it ceases to exist.” – Salman Rushdie Wise words and very relevant this week as Twitter banned outgoing US President, Donald Trump on Friday night after holding him responsible for inciting the crowd who stormed Capitol Hill, despite Trump himself calling on those responsible to “go home.” Facebook has also blocked Mr Trump, who has also been de-platformed by quite a few other media sites. Then, in an upturned cra
World leaders have been queueing up to condemn the violent protests in Washington, where pro-Trump rioters stormed the Capitol building. The action was designed to cause the suspension of a session of Congress which was scheduled to certify Joe Biden’s electoral victory. Many of them called for a cessation and an orderly transition of power, with descriptions ranging from “horrifying” to an “attack on democracy”. I am no supporter of Trump, finding him crass and narcissistic,