Thursday, March 03, 2005

The War of Terror Gets Terrifying

Via the so-called anti-terror law, Neo-Labour are busy dismantling what little democracy social struggle has gained us over the last 600 odd years. Apparently the threat to democracy is soooooo great that they feel they should remove it before the Taliban do. Whatever. What really bugs me is all the prattle about how not being killed in a terror bombing is a civil right too. It is not. Being alive is survival and not something at the whim of legal rights. Being alive is nature's gift to us. What we do with that gift is to (in most cases) try to build something with value – a community/culture – and that is where rights come in. To follow Bliars ridiculous rhetoric, factory farmed pigs, confined to their sheds and force-fed steroids and grain are enjoying the greatest 'civil right' there is – they are alive. If that was all nature wanted for us it would have removed any desire to break free from the cage.

Lots of people have been talking about Magna Carta here. You can read it yourself as it is online: TO ALL FREE MEN OF OUR KINGDOM we have also granted, for us and our heirs for ever, all the liberties written out below, to have and to keep for them and their heirs, of us and our heirs…..No free man shall be seized or imprisoned, or stripped of his rights or possessions, or outlawed or exiled, or deprived of his standing in any other way, nor will we proceed with force against him, or send others to do so, except by the lawful judgement of his equals or by the law of the land.

Another aspect of this criminal anti-terror bill is that disruption to economic activity is now terrorism. This gets more and more Orwellian by the day! Terrorism is now so broad a word that it includes everything from blowing things up to picketing a McDonalds. No wonder Dick Cheney said this would not be a war that will end in our life time. It’s a forever-war against liberty and us pigs will always want to be free.

PS. I met one of the local Hunt Sabs the other day. A brave guy. He and 9 others went to a hunt on Dartmoor on the day hunting was banned. There were over 1000 hunters and supporters. To march into an area outnumbered by 100 to 1 with people who hate your guts. That takes some.

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