You see, the reports were all about how Gordo agreed with his pal Obama and, in turn, The Boy Blunder was thrilled with the Europeans, and how the Europeans were making overtures to the Chinese, and how everyone agreed that there needed to be a sea-change in the world economy.
You see, your humble Devil is, in these situations, very mindful of that old Adam Smith quote about tradesmen. No, not the one describing the "invisible hand"; this one:
People of the same trade seldom meet together, even for merriment and diversion, but the conversation ends in a conspiracy against the public, or in some contrivance to raise prices.
You see, what I saw—reading between the lines of the manufactured disagreements and media-interpreted problems—was a bunch of people with the same hideous agenda: reform of economies in a model of their choosing.
And I saw a bunch of politicians, all of whom were representatives of socialism—whether that be the soft Communism of the Chinese or the "social democracy" of Brown—coming together with the conversation starting with "a conspiracy against the public". All were advocating the same basic ideas, the same consensus—and you know how keen I am on consensus.
It seems that I was far from being the only one to consider this somewhat worrying, for EUReferendum has picked it up too.
We could not be bothered to do a forensic analysis of the G20 summit. We said it was soap opera and that indeed it was.
However, Burning Our Money has done a dissection, confirming that which we knew from past experience and intuition. Yet there were over 2,000 hacks covering the summit—including a phalanx of fashion editors—most simply lapping it up, filling the pages and the airwaves with their meaningless garbage.
The real agenda, of course, is global governance, an aspect of which Ambrose highlights. But we are not supposed to talk about that—only conspiracy theory nutters talk about that, while the rest of the media claque sleeps, and the politicos work out their next tranche of taxpayer-funded expenses.
"Conspiracy theorists will love it," writes Ambrose. But it ain't theory—it's happening in front of our very eyes, in broad daylight. The genius is that, by lumping critics in with 9/11 deniers and all the rest, the global governance crowd do not even need to hide their agenda. No one is going to blow the whistle … especially as Brown and the rest of his ghastly mob are part of it.
It is this, more than anything else, that has led to my depression today: it looks like those of us who espouse freedom have not only lost the battle, but also the war. All around us and ranged against us are not only the politicians, but the massed ranks of the pig-ignorant and the willfully uninformed idiots who vote for them.
We who are libertarians, who want to be left alone, are being conspired against and soon, no matter how rich you are, there will be no place of escape for the G20 socialist monsters will control all the civilised world.
Even the other countries will be off-limits, for the democratic socialists of the West have already bought their loyalty and obedience with bribes masquerading as "aid".
Such favours, direct funding and tax breaks have already bought the Third Sector and the mainstream media. The blogs remain, but will soon be regulated out of existence.
Everywhere the socialists have won. Can it be true that libertarianism has no place? Can it be that the people of our countries have no desire to be free?
Possibly. But it is also true that they are not content with the current system and are turning elsewhere as a protest.
The 20 percent plus vote is firm, right across the country—with a few dead spots—and BNP are routinely thrashing UKIP, consigning it to the dustbin of history. Currently, the estimates are that the BNP will take between ten and twelve seats at the euro elections, and they will take votes from all three main parties—plus UKIP.
The politicos also know that this is not a vote for the BNP. It is an anti-politician vote, reflecting that the major Westminster parties—all of them—no longer offer any real choice, or any choice at all. And that is what scares them. The votes are coming not just from Labour but from across the board—the Tories and Lib-Dems are just as much threatened as Labour.
This is the real reason why we're getting Jury Team and NO2EU, and why we're seeing last-minute attempts by the political fellow-travellers to talk up UKIP. Vote for us or you get BNP is the hidden message of these groupuscules.
The silence of the politicos about BNP is testament to how scared they are running. But, because—as [Jeff] Randall writes—there are disgracefully few legitimate outlets for redress, people are increasingly taking advantage of the one which sends a clear message to Westminster, expressing their "festering resentment" and their contempt for a system that has betrayed them.
Indeed. And surely this is the time for the UK Libertarian Party to stand up and be counted—to take hundreds of thousands of votes...?
It won't happen. When I speak to those who are not libertarians, there is no real appetite for change. These people are not voting BNP because they want change; they are voting against the current system, yes, but they don't actually want to consider anything other than the current cozy set-up. Not really.
Yes, they want less sleaze in their politicos—but they don't want a smaller government.
Yes, they want less prying into their personal lives—but they still want to stop others doing naughty things, like taking drugs.
Yes, they want to pay less tax—but they are unwilling even to countenance real public service reform.
Until people are willing to think about these things and decide what they actually want, there will be no change. And please do not think that Cameron and his merry men will change anything of any significance—with 70% of our law coming from the EU, they are able to change nothing very much anyway.
As for "global governance"—when people finally wake up to what is really going on, there will be more than a howl of rage. Then there really will be blood in the streets.
I sincerely hope that this is the case. But I also sincerely doubt that it will ever happen. The British people are cowed and beaten; they are acquiescent in their own destruction.
I wouldn't mind, but they are dragging me—and all of those others who do not wish to follow their path—down into the depths of their hell with them.
And that is why seasteading so appeals: it is the only hope—and a terribly slim hope it is—to escape those involved in the vast global conspiracy levelled against liberty, egged on by those who have a learned dependency on the state.
We are all fucked.