Excellent exposition which correctly highlights the effects of manic scaremongering and the draconian inroads into civil liberties. The sometimes absurd and disproportional distortions caused by knee-jerk reactions are lamentable (sadly now by some who choose to live by sacred law in secular society). Well worth remembering again that before Blair Inc’s ill-conceived Iraq invasion there was not one single instance of domestic jihadi violence – not one. The geopolitics of the neocons expose their crass double standards reminiscent of Kipling’s ‘white man’s burden’ – cui bono?
I had not intended to write in the context of the most recent attacks. Ramadan is upon on us and hearts are in dire need of purification, especially when one can see the policies that are on the political horizon. However, a brief interjection into the incredibly loud echo chamber that has been created, if I may.
No doubt the lurch of the government will be authoritarian in the best of neoconservative moulds, with more calls to implement closed society measures. Hilariously, the precarious Theresa May has just announced that she will tear up “human rights laws” to fight terrorism. In doing so she will become the very PREVENT-defined “extremist” she and mafia of neocons endlessly harp on about. PREVENT officers, you may need to refer this unstable lady as she has very publicly and vocally opposed “British values”.
As for the Muslim response, much can be…
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