When the referendum last year was confirmed, from then (if not before) all we have had from our politicians and the commentariat was crap; crap in that they knew not what they were talking and/or writing about (and still haven’t).
The latest crap we are being fed is from Labour who want a transitional deal which includes continued participation of the Single Market and continued membership of the Customs Union. This has dutifully been hailed by the Financial Times as: the best news to come out of British politics in a long time and putting Labour: many steps ahead of the Conservatives. Both the statements from Labour and the Financial Times have one thing in common: they are both crap; but hey, we are supposed to believe them because they emanate from two supposedly reliable sources.
Thomas Sowell is reputed to have said: journalists cannot serve two masters. To the extent that they take on the task of suppressing information or biting their tongue for the sake of some political agenda, they are betraying the public and corrupting their own profession.
Those of us who have taken the time and trouble to write to our MPs or the newspapers, only to receive a proverbial ‘brush off’ from the former and being ignored by the latter must only assume that the two ‘views’ Sowell proposes are correct.
Winston Churchill is reputed to have said: the truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.
So just when will both politicians and media do the research to learn said truth – and finally admit they were wrong?
Unfortunately, with the grip on society that representative democracy has (and here I pose an oft asked question where our politicians and media are concerned: in whose pocket is who?); for how long have we been ‘told’ by our politicians: don’t you worry your pretty little heads abut anything; the state will take care of you (and do your thinking for you). Is it any wonder that, to quote another reputed statement by Churchill: we occasionally stumble over the truth but most of us pick ourselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened – and now do just that?
It is all very well having a free press, but when said press suppresses information and opinion or bites their tongue for the sake of political agenda and thus betrays their public, in so doing while corrupting their own profession, then is it not time we had a regulated press? Come to that, us it not time we had had a regulated political class who behave in exactly the same manner?
Goebbels is reputed to have said: it is the absolute right of the state to formulate public opinion. From Wikipedia we learn that: Oran’s Dictionary of the Law (1983) defines treason as a citizen’s actions to help a foreign government overthrow, make war against, or seriously injure the [parent nation].
That statement poses the question whether our politicians and media, by their apparent ‘co-habitation’ – and thus deliberately misleading the the public – are guilty of treason; in that they appear to be seriously injuring our nation state. Once again, from Wikipedia, we learn that a ‘Judas Goat’ was trained to associate with sheep or cattle, leading them to a specific destination. In stockyards, a Judas goat will lead sheep to slaughter, while its own life is spared. Are not our politicians and media ‘Judas Goats’ leading this nation to its slaughter? Are they not guilty of treason?
By the time the indigenous British people do wake up to that which is happening to them, it will be to late – they’ll already be in the slaughter house. In the interim, to save themselves, they have only one option and that is to learn very, very quickly about the benefits of direct democracy, therein regaining the power to control their own lives.
On a personal basis, where our politicians and media are concerned, until such time as they are able to objectively – and thus fairly and factually – report ‘events du jour’, then I can but say to them: go forth and multiply; a well-known English expletive which; in the vernacular, translates into two words: the first beginning with ‘F’ and the second with ‘O’.