The Worst Society EVER (Except For All The Others)
Well what were you expecting in George W. Bush's AmeriKKKa?
The horrific story of the latest adventure conducted by the religion of peace in Bombay riveted the public’s attention to such an extent that one of the most egregious violations of political freedom in a Western democracy has, at least on this side of the Atlantic, gone almost without comment. I mean the sudden arrest in London last week of of Damian Green, a conservative MP and Shadow Minister for Immigration, who was seized by anti-terrorist personnel from the Metropolitan police, held for questioning for 9 hours, and whose private papers and computer files in his home and office in the House of Commons were confiscated. The Honorable Member’s offense? Embarrassing Gordon Brown’s government. How did he do this? By revealing in debate on the floor of the House of Commons and in various lapses, failures, and dirty-little-secrets about the government’s immigration policy, e.g.,
Oh wait - this was in the U.K.! Where they have anti-terror laws that, like the rest of Europe, make the Patriot Act look like kindergarten rules.
Kid Various has been lectured by Euros on the emerging fascist national security state in the USA and finds it ironic, as the Europeans are, by any tangible measure, demonstrably less free than any American.