Saturday, August 13, 2011

London Calling...

I am on a media 'black-out' right now, so I have only caught small glimpses of the riot aftermath in the UK. It seems to be taking the lead on all the news stations, which is interesting. I was puzzled at first because the media rarely report on civil unrest if it is not in a poor, developing, Muslim country. Our keepers do not like to show that they have lost control in any way. The only way they show unrest is if they can blame it on immigrants, radicals, people that are not white. Basically, not 'us', it is 'them'.
The slant of the story seems to be that the looters are 'immigrants' or 'anarchists'. So, I rest my case. However, there has been a lot of massive protests in England lately because of their new 'austerity' measures. Those measures are slashing social programs, while keeping corporate and elite tax cuts. It is the soup du jour, around the world, right now.
None of those protests were covered at length in the corporate media, even though a million people took to the streets some days. Those protests did not quite fit in with the story that has been developed by our masters. I mean, the people on the streets were tax paying, responsible citizenry, demanding social justice. These people could not be given a voice. Others would start to ask questions...
But groups of 'mostly visible minorities' on the streets, smashing, burning and looting? Now there's a story the media could get behind. Oh, the senselessness of it all! The futility!
"We let these people into our country and this is how they behave? See? This is exactly what we were talking about..."
They never make the connection that this rioting started as a political uprising. The people are tired of having everything taken from them and all they get in return is the truncheon of some jack booted fucking pig.
And it is not just the 'immigrants' that know this truth, I can assure you. The UK has been on a steady decline since that nazi, Thatcher was in power.
Anyway, I get carried away. Any time I can squeeze nazi and conservatives into the same sentence, you know I will.
The rioting was borne of oppression, an act of protest against the shooting of an unarmed man, by the police. That is how it began. Period. Then it spread from there very quickly, because that social unrest is right beneath the surface. All it takes is a spark during times like these.
The media, in their credit, did report this facet of the story. But they soon found some young apolitical, opportunistic looters to focus their cameras on and then that was the way the rest of this story unfolded. It is the way it always unfolds, my friends. Unless, of course, the rioters are in a foreign country and are against a government that the West is also against. Then, the rioters will be seen as noble and desperate, even heroes...
Otherwise, they will be painted as hooligans or anarchists. Ah, the poor anarchists, they seem to take the fall for a lot, don't they? They are such an easy target. After all, in a society that is fixated on security and law, a group of people that believe in nothing are a dangerous lot, are they not? Like shooting fish in a fucking barrel.
So what is the outcome of all this rioting? More laws. More laws. More laws. And perhaps a royal commission? The Brits love enquiries. And we here, in Canada, love enquiries, too. We inherited this from them.
What will come out of these commissions and enquiries?
They will pass new laws that will control people more effectively. Period. That is what they do. They love situations like this because they can 'profit' from them. And by profit, I mean that they can trick the general population into thinking that more laws need to be passed, in order to avoid these types of situations in the future.
And in a world that is becoming increasingly pissed off that the billionaires and power brokers are stealing everything, more control of the public is needed.
Many people that were interviewed said that the police were doing little to stop the rioting. Why would the police let people run amok? See the above statement^
What the media seemed to really focus on throughout this debacle was the fact that the rioters were using social media sites to connect with each other and stay abreast of the police.
When I noticed this vein of reporting, I knew what was coming and yesterday morning I heard a statement from David Cameron that I was waiting for.
He said that the government was considering tabling a bill to be able to shut down certain social media sites when they see fit.
So, there it is. That is the 'profit' that they gain from these riots. They will be able to shut down Twitter, Facebook, etc. when the situation becomes dire. Dire will be decided by them. The sites will be decided by them. The duration of the shutdown will be decided by them.
Sound familiar?
First world governments the world over took a lesson from the recent Arab Spring uprising. First, the protestors were able to communicate with each other and get pictures and video out to the rest of the planet, via social networking sites. They even dubbed the Egyptian uprising the 'Facebook Revolution'.
Second, they took note that the regimes of these Arab nations were able to stifle the communication easily by shutting down access to these sites.
Make no mistake, there were many people taking notes on that situation.
Remember, our oppression will always be disguised as our safety. People always choose tyranny over anarchy. Especially the people in the world today, who are obsessed with security and safety, at any cost.
Now, all the governments of the world will begin passing bills that will require that internet providers relinquish access to the keepers, whenever the keepers deem it to be necessary. Hell, they will probably even come up with a handy little colour coded system to gauge when the time is just right to take our freedom away. Yellow, orange, red, etc...
And the people will gladly give up their freedom for a little bit of security.
Trading liberty for security is one of our favourite past times after all, isn't it?
All you have to do is take a trip through any international airport to see proof of that.

One thing is for sure, though. After all the bills are passed into law and the governments feel safe, knowing that they have an 'off' switch for discourse, there will be a hundred new sites for humans to communicate with each other.
As there always have been and there always will be.

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