Thursday, May 04, 2006

A Record Speaking For Itself

Tony Blair told a Union conference in Blackpool on Tuesday that Labour’s record, not the latest newspaper headlines, should decide the upcoming local elections in England.

«It has been difficult», he said, «but nine days’ headlines should not obscure nine years of achievement.»

I agree. It shouldn’t.

So, let’s take a look at the record, at the achievements. Let’s observe what Teflon Tony and his New Labour Party have accomplished during his reign of power.

+ There are more poor and homeless people than it was when he took over. The only reason why he hasn’t done anything about it, but on the contrary letting it slide and encouraging it, is that he just doesn’t care. He has other priorities.

+ He has done nothing or less than nothing to address the horror of industrial pollution and nuclear power plants. Even the infamous reprocessing plant of Sellafield has been allowed to keep operating during his tenure, this one in spite of massive domestic and international protests, including the Norwegian and Swedish governments.

+ He has eagerly participated and also partly instigated the attacks/invasions of three sovereign nations (Serbia, Afghanistan and Iraq) without the slightest provocation or threat. To achieve public support for the aggression in Iraq he lied and keeps lying to his own countrymen, falsified documents or/and caused documents to be falsified.

+ It’s more than fair to say that he and people around him (including the «heir» Gordon Brown) have done more than anyone to set Great Britain on the path (and beyond really) to the totalitarian society described in George Orwell’s novel 1984 (among other stories).

ASBOs (the Anti-social behaviour orders) was his first triumph. It’s basically criminalizing non-criminal conduct, and is truly a tyrant’s all-purpose tool, if I ever saw one. If you are making a loud noise on Sundays you may easily be «served» an ASBO. Yes, it’s that bad. And worse, it has wide popular support.

With The Terrorism Act 2000, where it basically became illegal to work to make drastic changes to society (even peacefully). It also made it legal for the British Government to persecute and charge any person deemed a terrorist, no matter where in the world the «crime» had been «committed» and no matter that «perpetrator’s» nationality. In other words, they took the Israeli secret service practice and made it into a law.

Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001 passed after 9/11 helped further his totalitarian agenda, allowing foreign nationals to be detained legally without charge for an indefinite period, making sure any foreign radical feels even more unsafe in Britain. This was later struck down as incompatible with the European Convention on Human Rights. But that fact hardly deterred Tony at all in his quest.

Yet more oppressive laws were passed recently, among them one outlawing «the glorification of terror» in writing speech and art, passed after months of protests and various kinds of opposition, but passed and in operation, yet another method of subjugating the human spirit, yet another all-purpose tool designed to serve tyranny.

With all this the reason behind everything becomes abundantly clear. It’s not aimed at foreign nationals or «terrorists» at all, but at Blair’s own voters and «subjects», to better control and subjugate them.

All this is about control. Tony is among the biggest control freaks out there, that’s for sure.

Civil liberties, human freedom aren’t merely hampered here, but broken in a thousand pieces.

And in closing: This is something I’ve pondered for years. Would it be better if GASP the conservatives had stayed in power? Yes, it certainly would. I’ve come to realize that. John Major and bunch were/are lazy, pragmatic tyrants, not insane visionaries bent on eradicating the last vestiges of Freedom on Earth.


Anonymous said...

I almost feel as if I can't even comment on this - after all the leader of my country is the moron shrub in the white house. ><


Rigmor said...

Did you hear about the guy who was body searched because he took a picture of the train? Looking at the developments of the world I am getting more and more certain that I live in a fictitious world.You can read the news and latest decisions and really, really wonder how come that this is real?

Amos Keppler said...

To Eadie: As you know I've written quite a lot about him, too. I just dislike tony even a bit more, I guess.

To Rigmor: Fear is the fuel making the current world run. Yeah, I heard, and about people being stopped because they listen to music (using electronic equipment) and so forth.

This isn't the real world. They try to fool us all into believing that. Don't let them.

Buzz said...

You forgot encouraging religious apartheid via sanctioning many more state funded religious schools, allowing creationism to take hold in society, wasting money on PFI, inviting complete chartatans to take over important IT services in the public sector which then don't work - but they still trouser huge piles of money, making the Bank of England independent in such a way that the Bank, HMT & FSA couldn't co-ordinate properly, adding to the financial crisis in the UK, slashing adult education, the meaningless & abritrary 50% target for youngsters going to university even if they had to study tourism or cooking, etc to achieve it, introducing stupid target driven behaviour in schools, hospitals, the police etc etc...

Then there's Rupert Murdoch, the totally empty spin driven PR machine, the sleaze of people like David Blunkett, NeoLabour's racism & anti-immigrant policies, starting the demonisation of the disabled and sick now being carried on by the Coalition...

That's before you get on to the long list of complaints the current government likes to repeat endlessly, some of which are at least partly true.

Actually, I blame him for David Cameron. You can't get more damning than that, can you.

Amos Keppler said...

All true. As suggested, the list seems endless, and can probably never be totally complete. Add together grievances from thousands of people and you might come close. He's clearly one of the very worst contributors to human life in a long time.