UK Politics Akin to Middle Eastern Dictatorship

For a while this week, I thought we maybe in Manama Souq,  Tehran or Cairo with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad or some other Dictator  Hamad ibn Isa Al Khalifa in an less than appealing country or Kingdom. Instead of the UK.

If you’re enraged or wondering why I’m willing to make such a libellous or strong statement as such, here is my reason:

David Cameron, Prime Minister stated:

So we are working with the Police, the intelligence services and industry to look at whether it would be right to stop people communicating via these websites and services when we know they are plotting violence, disorder and criminality.”

WFT – OMG.

So, MR. UK Government, I ask you this: When there is an event that you don’t like or agree with, will you just shut down various forms of communication? Sort of like the Middle East does? For the record, I’m not condoning the activities of these criminal Yobs, in fact, if I was in control of the sentencing, I’d give each them ten years of hard labour. However, that doesn’t change the fact that you cannot simply shut down various forms of communication when you feel like it. It’s illegal censorship of the highest order and it should never, ever, ever, ever be allowed to happen here in this democratic, free country.

Even Boris Johnson’s technology advisor named Mike Butcher seeming surprised that the Blackberry Instant Messaging service hadn’t been shut down?! WTF! Surprised that the UK government hadn’t illegally censored the media?!

This is serous, very serious. We cannot allow this to happen when events disagree with the people and power and in turn they decide to start censoring bits of the media on a whim. The riot censorship was a test, thank God it didn’t happen but once it’s the “norm” it’s downhill from there. That’s not to say this isn’t a corrupt society already; I’m angry and deflated by recent events and the realisation over the last several years that we’re all living in a Cesspool of lies and PR spin as the rich and powerful do as they please. As they say, “if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em”. I just wish I could bring myself to do it.

2 thoughts on “UK Politics Akin to Middle Eastern Dictatorship

  1. manpossessed says:

    In the old days they would try and take out the source usually a person or small group. before telephones this took out the main source of communication. No one worried too much about that as it was personal. Times change and the message from the wrong people can get about so darn quick that the authorities sturggle to respond and re-respond if the baddies plans are changed on the fly. So although it is draconian in isolation, maybe until better means of cutting the baddies of at the pass arise we have to live with it and all suffer. Better to not be able to text ya mate for a day or so than have your car set on fire and friend beaten or killed?

  2. My2PennysWorth says:

    ..”riot Censorship” exerted by San Francisco BART police dept. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-14568160
    It seems shutting down media communication is quickly becoming part of the standard toolkit to challenge social protest.

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