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Wednesday, November 05, 2008

From Hope To Despair

Overnight in the United States we saw rapturous scenes of celebration in cities across the country, and replicated across the world, as the election of a new President promised change, hope and a return to true democratic principles.

Less than 12 hours later, I'm plunged back into despair, because I truly believe that we've reached the point where all hope of freedom is lost in once-Great Britain.

I was, sadly, unable to go for a walk today due to illness. The ten people that did, however, were stopped, arrested, and searched and fined. (Updated withe the latest information).

Their crime?

They walked from Trafalgar Square to Parliament Square wearing Guy Fawkes masks.

Let me just repeat that.

They walked down a street in Guy Fawkes masks.

No slogans, no banners, no crowds, no noise. Ten men, going for a walk. Stopped by the Fingermen of the state for taking a stroll dressed as they pleased.

Proof, if further proof were needed, that a country that once stood as a bastion, a bulwark of freedom and democracy in the world - a country which has taken arms against totalitarian brutality to defend that freedom - is now itself no longer free.

We have allowed that to happen and we should all be ashamed.

We need an Obama moment in the UK. Sadly, I think now we can expect only a 'Big Brother' moment.


Hedgewytch said...


Brennig said...

What she sed.