Thursday, 23 March 2006

Our Loss of Democracy, Again

In the years leading up to WWII Hitler passed very similar laws to this one that our government is passing now. Why haven't we heard more of this? For all of the complaining that the Tory/Murdoch press do about the BBC being left-wing, they're pretty complicit in not making a big deal about this sort of story.

I don't know about you, but going by his record so far I don't want Blair to find it even easier to remove our freedoms by avoiding the whole 'parliament' thing. What next?

Monday, 13 March 2006

The western world continues its slide into a police state. The latest news from America is a bill going through the Senate that would make it illegal to tell people if the President is breaking the law. Great. I've been meaning to add re-reading '1984' to my to-do list for a while - I bet it's now scarily close to how the world is at the moment. I think one of the comments in the linked Slashdot article sums it up pretty well:

"Orwell is spinning in his grave. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength. We are always at war. We live in constant fear of terror attacks.

The dystopian future I studied in high school is coming true. He erred only by two decades."