To all those who have complained about my piece the End Is Nigh (above) wherein I
argue that the intelligence services must be allowed to access any information
that might be relevant to terrorist attacks.
Firstly, as I have stated on numerous occasions, my belief is that the spread
of information will disempower the state.
Indeed, this is exactly what is
Furthermore, this is also what has happened historically.
The more that information has spread, the less powerful have the more powerful
ended up being.
Secondly, I am not anti-State. I am not even anti-big government. I am only
anti the state when it comes to such things as dishonesty, corruption, self-servingness,
incompetence, laziness, burdensome cost, over-extension of powers, political
correctness, misandry, too much meddling etc etc.
And my view is that the
increasing spread of information will help us to fight against such things,
and, hence, bring about better government.
In principle, however, I am quite pro-government.
Thirdly, it seems to me that those of you who fear that the state is up to no
good when it comes to terrorism (e.g. suspecting, for example, that the July
London bombings were, in fact, the work of the British state) derive much of
your evidence from the very information that you want to see blocked!
For example, in connection with this possibility, a couple of emailers have
pointed out the suspicious way in which the CCTV camera aboard the London bus
that was bombed seemed not to have been working at the time. But surely, if
these emailers had their way, there would not have been a CCTV camera on the bus
in the first place.
Indeed, here is a quote from the JulySeventh website ...
Recent estimates about the proliferation of CCTV cameras around the world suggest that approximately 20% of all the CCTV cameras are located in Britain, with London having the most densely packed, privacy-invading CCTV network in the world, yet it has still failed to provide evidence of all four young, British men accused of the July 7th attacks actually in London.
... and so what we see here is some fairly good evidence to support their
views being provided by CCTV.
Indeed, the JulySeventh website seems to regard the failure of CCTVs to
capture the images of the terrorist suspects as one of the main reasons for
believing that the explosions were not caused by Muslim terrorists.
But if these CCTV cameras were not there, then the people that these emailers
fear could operate with even more impunity.
In other words, to some extent at least, these CCTV cameras help to
disempower the state.
Fourthly, I and many others have been ranting and raving about the
government, the politicians, the police etc etc for many years now. And yet,
between us, we have barely had a peep of complaint from any of these quarters -
let alone any intimidation.
In other words, whatever is going on out there, it has, thus far at least,
not resulted in much in the way of 'oppression' coming from governmental
sources. Indeed, the opposite seems to be happening - is
no-one is going to stop this increasing spread of information
Fifthly, no-one is going to stop this increasing spread of information. It
will go on and on and on and on. And, in my view, there is nothing that anyone
can actually do about this in the long term. (I gave some idea of this in my
piece A National DNA Database?) As such, I can
see no point in fighting against the spread of information.
Why fight a battle
that one is almost certainly going to be forever losing?
And, of course, when it comes to further acts of terrorism, people will be
positively begging for their governments to have more access to information. And
voices concerned with 'liberty' will simply be crowded out by the millions of
voices of those who do not wish to see their loved ones terrorised.
it does not really matter who actually causes the
And notice that it does not really matter who actually causes the terrorism.
It could be Al-Quaeda, a mad man, or, indeed, the British state. The end result
will be the same. The people will be begging for protection. And this will mean
that the intelligence services will, in the end, get access to the information
that they want.
In other words, even if it was discovered that Bush and Blair were the
masterminds behind 9/11 and 7/7, and that their heinous associates were now
planning even more acts of terrorism, it would still be the case that the people
would end up begging for more information to be handed over to those whom they
think might be able to protect them.
Finally, I have no doubt that many government officials and government
departments cannot be trusted, and I am all too aware of how self-serving and
greedy many of those in the upper echelons tend to be. And, of course, I also
want to see any corrupt people disempowered. But when I go to bed at
night and think about those critters that I call organisms, it seems to me that
the MM (the men's movement) does not so much need to oppose 'government', it needs to take it over.
And when it does - which it will - the information that it has access to will
be very useful indeed!
Also see, ...
AH is Going to Build Himself a Virus
A National DNA Database? Why Not?