A minor edit shows life is now imitating art in the EU

Good evening, London.

Allow me first to apologise for this interruption. I do, like many of you, appreciate the comforts of every day routine – the security of the familiar, the tranquility of repetition. I enjoy them as much as any bloke. But in the spirit of commemoration, thereby those important events of the past usually associated with someone’s death or the end of some awful bloody struggle, a celebration of a nice holiday, I thought we could mark this November the 5th, a day that is sadly no longer remembered, by taking some time out of our daily lives to sit down and have a little chat.

There are of course those who do not want us to speak. I suspect even now, orders are being shouted into telephones, and men with guns will soon be on their way. Why? Because while the truncheon may be used in lieu of conversation, words will always retain their power.  Words offer the means to meaning, and for those who will listen, the enunciation of truth. And the truth is, there is something terribly wrong with this country, isn’t there?

Cruelty and injustice, intolerance and oppression. And where once you had the freedom to object, to think and speak as you saw fit, you now have censors and systems of surveillance coercing your conformity and soliciting your submission.

How did this happen? Who’s to blame? Well certainly there are those more responsible than others, and they will be held accountable, but again truth be told, if you’re looking for the guilty, you need only look into a mirror.

I know why you did it. I know you were afraid. Who wouldn’t be? War, terror, disease. There were a myriad of problems which conspired to corrupt your reason and rob you of your common sense. Fear got the best of you, and in your panic you turned to the supranational European Union. They promised you order, they promised you peace, and all they demanded in return was your silent, obedient consent.

Last night I sought to end that silence. Last night I destroyed the Old Bailey, to remind this country of what it has forgotten. More than four hundred years ago a great citizen wished to embed the fifth of November forever in our memory. His hope was to remind the world that fairness, justice, and freedom are more than words, they are perspectives.

So if you’ve seen nothing, if the crimes of this government remain unknown to you then I would suggest you allow the fifth of November to pass unmarked. But if you see what I see, if you feel as I feel, and if you would seek as I seek, then I ask you to stand beside me one year from tonight, outside the gates of Parliament, and together we shall give them a fifth of November that shall never, ever be forgot.

7 Responses to “A minor edit shows life is now imitating art in the EU”

  1. 1 Derek 30/07/2011 at 6:37 pm

    Should we watch it again – or just look around us?

  2. 2 Autonomous Mind 30/07/2011 at 7:44 pm

    Why not do both and see if we can spot the difference?

  3. 3 Barry 30/07/2011 at 7:54 pm

    If the EU is to be the focus can I suggest another edit?

    “Good evening, London.” really ought to be “Good evening, Westminster.” Fear never got the best of me. I did not turn in panic to the EU. *They* did.

    However, we do need to look in the mirror. Why the hell do we keep electing them?

  4. 4 Rereke Whakaaro 30/07/2011 at 10:05 pm

    I have often wondered, in my idle musings:

    What will happen when the Government calls elections, and only a very small proportion of eligible citizens vote? What is a quorum, in terms of national governments? With less than half those eligible voting, no party could possibly claim to have a representative mandate.

    Or alternatively, what would be the reaction from the establishment if the majority of those eligible, voted for a party with a manifesto of introducing Sharia Law, and by implication, abolishing Parliament?

    With the current political apathy in Britain (as witnessed by the decline in news circulation), and the generous immigration “considerations” mandated by the EU, it would appear that neither is an unbelievable stretch of the imagination.

  5. 5 Derek 30/07/2011 at 10:39 pm

    Should we watch it again – or just look around us?

    Well, I just did, and there isn’t.

    I hope they are quaking. But who am I kidding?

  6. 6 Derek 30/07/2011 at 10:40 pm

    Art may tell lies, but it does show us the truth.

  7. 7 Derek 31/07/2011 at 7:21 am

    Rereke wrote:

    “With the current political apathy in Britain (as witnessed by the decline in news circulation), and the generous immigration “considerations” mandated by the EU, it would appear that neither is an unbelievable stretch of the imagination.”

    The drop in news circulation is largely due to people seeking alternative, and a more balanced view on the internet. Apathy sets in when more and more realise that voting changes nothing – what reason is there then to vote? Our governments and their ‘leaders’ are but sock puppets.

    However, apathy has a habit of turning to anger. And when anger is suppressed by force, physical or legislative, then there appear the Breivik’s of this world – solo or organised, maniacs or manipulable intelligensia. The long term plan is the breakdown of society as we have known it by creating sufficient fear and desperation that we either rise up en masse and be baton’d and tear gassed to death, or take the universal cure all jab. Death cures all.

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