Especially, dear British citizens, what does it take to wake you up?
Slumber is a great state. Warm, cozy, comfortable, free of worries. But every day you leave it, get out of the comfort zone, and start living. At least most of us do. What motivates you to do so?
I ask, because you Brits are asleep when it comes to democracy. I know, many of you still think of yourself as subjects, not as citizens. Those are excluded from this discussion. But what about the other ones? What does it take to wake you up?
Since 2008 or 2011 your government has put all of you under surveillance. All of you, all of your telecommunication. The program is called Tempora, you can read about it here. Presumed innocent does not exist in the UK. Habeas corpus? Gone. The magna carta, of which Glynsky is so proud, has no relevance anymore.
And now your newly re-elected Prime Minister is convinced (emphasis mine):
“For too long, we have been a passively tolerant society, saying to our citizens: as long as you obey the law, we will leave you alone.”
Too long? Isn’t that the basis of a lawful state? Obey the law, and you are fine?
Not anymore. At least not in the UK. The UK now has thought crime. Because:
“This government will conclusively turn the page on this failed approach.”
Just in case someone does not understand:
1) We know what you are thinking thanks to Tempora (emails, web history, chats, sms, etc)
2) We do not like what you are thinking about race, religion, gender, democracy, …
3) You will go to jail.
Back to my question, and I mean it: What does it take to wake you up?
To all others I say: sweet dreams.