Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Heather Brooke and the new world order

This morning's Metro carried an article about FoI-enthusiast Heather Brooke: whilst she does seem to be mildly obsessed with the word "establishment", I thought that her last quote was spot on...
‘We could be on the cusp of a whole new global democracy, where individuals have incredible power or,’ adds Brooke, ‘we could become a global totalitarian society where all of us are under surveillance at all times.’

Brooke's comment just serves to highlight, yet again, the real political battle here: it is not between Labour or Tories or LibDems or Republicans or Democrats—it is between the authoritarians (all existing governments) and libertarians.

4 comments:

cartermagna said...

Did you see the Penn Gillette article "I don't know." in response to that cunt Piers Moron? I only ask because the guy puts across a brilliantly put Libertarian argument.

Plus, Heather Brooke, she's never far off the money.

Nightwatchstate said...

The only real political movement is the anti-state movement. All the others are titanic deckchair wombles.

Manu said...

Love the last paragraph DK - perhaps one day the majority of our fellow plebs will realise it too...

Roger Thornhill said...

I, for one, second all the three comments above.

I do believe this angle is the one to win the day - to hold up the mirror to people, the Mesches of this world, who are acting in an authoritarian fashion and to call them out on it.

I do believe there are Liberals who think in an authoritarian fashion due to groupthink and can be woken up.

We need to be ruthless in exposing the dissonance between their personal view of themselves as Liberal with their real-world thinking.