A Sign of the Times

Writer Helen Dale makes an interesting observation on Twitter:

This struck me as an interesting juxtaposition of ultra-permissiveness and authoritarian nannying and control. There is something very confused about a city authority that encourages people to let it all hang out while monitoring the same people for transgressions.

Since New Labour, successive governments have sought to run the country with an increasingly long, confusing, and ever-changing checklist of what people ought to do and what they musn’t. None of this is based in any logic, principle, or coherent ideology; these people have no idea who they are trying to be or what they want to achieve. Rainbow coloured signs warning people they’re being monitored is one of many indicators of a fearful establishment ruling with increasing desperation over a population they no longer understand.

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7 thoughts on “A Sign of the Times

  1. So gays, as well as the vibrant multi-cultis, have ghettoes. Call it progress.

  2. If I was in some parts of Europe and I was gay or Jewish, I think I’d welcome Big Brother cameras watching my every movement.

    Not as good as my Glock, but better than nothing.

  3. This struck me as an interesting juxtaposition of ultra-permissiveness and authoritarian nannying and control.

    Interesting, but not necessarily surprising. Many philosophers from Plato onwards have held that people who are enslaved to their appetites can’t handle political freedom, so it shouldn’t really come as a surprise that, as society becomes more and more permissive, the government becomes more and more authoritarian and controlling.

  4. “If I was in some parts of Europe and I was gay or Jewish, I think I’d welcome Big Brother cameras watching my every movement.”

    ISTR that the Big Brother cameras all failed (!!!) on the day when Jean Charles da Silva e de Menezes was shot to death on the London Underground. So:

    1] Apparently, the UK’s CCTV cameras are less reliable than a Walmart pocket camera…/sarc.

    2] Don’t count on Big Brother to help.

  5. Yes, massively conflicted Local Authorities who have not yet learned to strike the right tone. They know where they are with CCTV when it’s used for policing drunken homeless panhandlers and skateboarding kids. A direct message along the lines of “Don’t do it, because we’ll see you and send a copper!”

    But the prospect of members of a favoured minority misbehaving is trickier. These guys have the support of the BBC, and the law, and many of them are articulate professionals ready to kick off a court case or a twitter storm if someone objects to them wanking each other off in doorways after chucking-out time. “So let’s try and use some of their lingo, shall we? Do they still say ‘fantabulosa;’? Does the Department need a Polari dictionary, do you think…?”

    I bet the cognitive dissonance is even stronger in Muslim areas.

  6. The pommy state and its agents have now diverged to such an extent from what we thought their purpose was that it is now clear that they no longer or in my view never have served the people and instead serve their globalists overlords. They want to marginalise us, debase our institutions and wage foreign wars that have zero relevance to the people they pretend to serve.

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