There was a thought provoking post on these pages, some days ago from Witterings from Witney, on the manipulation of language and the part that such distortion of English has played in delivering the country into its present dreadful plight. A topic on which my blog has had much to say down the years.
Yet Newspeak was a known danger, of which we had all long been warned by George Orwell, and the disappearance of truth from Government was well underway, long before the arrival of Tony Blair in 1997. We are well passed the point of concern over the loss of the true meaning of our language, in my view.
The blog that hosts these pages and provides a platform for myself and my fellow scribblers, is dedicated on its URL “4liberty”, and to advance a return to what that one emotive word represents. So what or who caused the demise of the all the other freedoms which gave Liberty its birth?
In browsing my blog in search of milestones on the path towards the mutilation of plain English, I came upon a posting, made just over two years ago, and in its turn quoting an earlier post made some six years earlier even than that. The culprits in the destruction of both our freedoms and liberty, are clearly identified within the words and quotes of these two postings, mostly not my own.
The more recent post of 2009 is titled, “Britain’s Constitutional Crisis” and is linked from here. It is tagged EU Conspiracy, which today appears somewhat misleading for the conspiracy was surely that of Britain’s politicians, continuing even to this day, over the handing of our nation to the EU. This too, of course, after thoughtful consideration, is merely an avoidance of the truth. So what did kill the parent’s of Liberty in Britain?
We perhaps should first ask ourselves who or what such parents were. Honesty, integrity, straight-talking and fair-dealing would be on the list. Respect for the law, individualism over corporatism are possibly more controversial, but would be high on any list that I would propose. All must hold their own ideas, some may believe that our present day society comes closer to an ideal of Liberty than at any time in the past. I do not!
The posts from Ironies and Ironies Too, linked above, delve into the mechanics of how our freedoms were destroyed and rail against the politicians and the establishment who accomplished these treacherous and clearly quite astounding feats. The true murderers who left Liberty abandoned were, of course, ourselves, accepting lies, wallowing in consumerism, accepting affluence and leading lives of lethargy, as we chose to pretend the world was other than what we knew it to be.
This past week, it has been suggested that the national assets of one former sovereign state be disposed of by an outside body of foreigners, and that even the tax receipts of that nation be gathered by another outside foreign authority. The media have chosen to keep the British people in almost complete ignorance of such proposals, ostensibly from Holland and relating to Greece. Even the EU Commission has condemned such a move, yet in the UK, virtual silence and a huge pretense that we can even still influence the game of football internationally and the sacking of a TV celebrity dominated the headlines. Could we have believed eight, or even two, years ago that such a possibility could ever have been considered in the EU as it was sold to us by our political classes? WHY are they not today being challenged over the mere discussion of such a proposal?
We, the British people, made Britain’s Liberty an orphan, the price of liberty is constant vigilance, we have chosen to even cease looking! We continue as blind today as if our eyes had been stabbed with hot irons when Heath first took us into the EU, on a package of lies, in 1972!