"I may sound strangely medieval, but once the police can interfere with Parliament, I tell you, you are into a police state". Tony Benn.
"The total lack of proportion in the whole exercise gives it a weird atmosphere of unreality, as though one had strayed into a science fiction narrative and landed on a planet, in which only fear and greed were institutionalised at a global level. A planet inhabited and ruled by anthropoids with only fossilized and vestigial intelligence and a hideous preoccupation with death". ‘The Home of Man’ Barbara Ward. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barbara_Ward
A twisted and deep ‘state of denial’ or a ‘seriously introverted, media driven, mad mentality,’ in the UK’s Parliament and its Government (most governments around the world in 2008) – Iceland, Banking and Banks Collapsing – Credit Crunch – Sub-prime Mortgage Collapse, Vast wealth hoarded in gold and Sovereign Funds, Credit Default Swaps (CDS), "Institutional Greed" – poor people (unnecessarily) turned out of their homes, Peak Oil and Crash, so on…And on… Worldwide – 100 million more children undernourished globally, one half of all Asian children will grow up illiterate, child slavery and child soldiers, more felling of forests due to ‘commodity price unbalance’ and lack of any ‘worldwide good government’, so on…And on… http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/2696031/Anti-terrorism-laws-used-to-spy-on-noisy-children.html Pathetic or downright dangerous! (I think pathetic, and with the ‘pathetic people in power’ at present. Maybe, dare I say it, but especially, our young people who should be…DEMANDING CHANGE. Ref, Barack Obama USA) .
"I see no radiant tomorrows" Vaclav Havel. "The Tories say they understand counter-terrorism officers were involved in searches of his home and offices". http://tonysharp.blogspot.com/2008/11/arrest-of-damian-green-mp.html Amazon Deforestation http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/7756241.stm
Freedom is a word rather like time, everyone thinks that they know what it means, but cannot define it. The foundation of freedom is knowledge and without knowledge no man can be free. That is why religious and secular dictators throughout history have burned and censored books, closed universities, imprisoned professors and do so in some parts of the world today. Freedom is the ability to choose courses of action and to make decisions that are based on an objective knowledge of the world. Without such knowledge primitive subjective feelings, values, and goals, remain the primary determinants of human action.