IGNORANCE EMPOWERS THE MANIPULATORS.
It is a sad fact of life that it is often in the establishment interest to disguise the facts about a whole range of issues. There is a well known saying “Knowledge is Power” and it is true. If you want to leave people powerless then denying them knowledge is a very good place to start.
Unfortunately it is often all too easy to achieve. Life can be complicated, life can be busy it is surely unrealistic for an ordinary person to achieve all the information they need to make informed choices. For society to defend their best interests it is necessary for a collective effort. For a wide cross section to take an interest in events, to reject apathy and to be capable of asking the effective questions than can shine light on the manipulators and stop them in their tracks.
What recourse does society have to rely on? In a democracy you should be able to rely on your elected representatives and Government. You should be able to rely on the law and court system.
What happens then when these organisations, far from being a bulwark to defend against the manipulation, are being used as tools to create that manipulation, to enforce the manipulation? To intimidate opposition from dissenters. To use financial intimidation and manipulated false accusation as a tactic to eliminate any opposition to their plans.
I think we live in very dangerous times. I see clear evidence of political manipulation of the court system, to identify political opponents, to organise false or flimsy allegations against those opponents, confronting them with the need to engage costly legal representation to defend their interests, while those making the allegations are free to do so at no cost to themselves. I can think of three or four recent cases where the complainants involve the same grouping of people all intent in supporting introducing two highly controversial pieces of legislation, GRA and the Hate Crime Bill, which unfortunately will open the door to the use of these tactics on a much wider scale. Widespread accusations which can be made free of charge relying on state prosecution to take it to court while the unfortunate “accused” is immediately in a financial hole where big legal sums and severe damage to reputation are involved even if he or she is found. entirely innocent of any charge..it takes a pretty low and corrupt group of people to operate such a dishonest and vindictive strategy but there is now considerable evidence they exist.
Bloggers of course are very likely to be the targets of such people. I attended a online meeting with a lot of bloggers last week and there was a widespread belief that the recent bust up between Rev Stu of Wings over Scotland and the Wee Ginger Dug was caused by attempts by “unknown third parties” to rig up some harassment allegations to throw at him as he was the leading opponent to this same policy agenda. Fortunately it came to naught and I am willing to accept that Wee Ginger Dug was an innocent Party with his explanation that he was just fed inaccurate information. No doubt by those wishing to get publicity for their plot through a rival blog. It’s a pretty despicable world we live in is it not? Almost as bad as leaking a charge sheet to the Daily Record?
It would perhaps help if he was prepared to name the person or persons who fed him the false allegations. The public need to be advised about those who are prepared to do this type of thing.
A word of caution to those folk, look around you at the rest of your team, can you trust them all? Can you be sure they will always be close friends? What happens if one of them becomes disillusioned or overcome with guilt and decides to blow your game? People like me, would happily offer a financial reward for such information and proof which I would share with their “victims” and then help finance a crowdfunding appeal for them to seek as extensive financial damages as the law would permit. Sleep on that tonight. I don’t like sleekit bullies and neither do the people of Scotland. Now if they were involved in politics then it would most certainly be the end of any career in that direction, with the potential adverse impact on all their known associates and close circle. Tis a very dangerous game that is being played.
What has happened to Scotland? Our freedoms are under attack, we see political intimidation becoming a regular event, a disrespect of the jury system, plans to eliminate jury trials, the jailing of a journalist for blatantly political reasons. I have always had a healthy lack of faith in the UK Justice System but until now I felt safer in Scotland,. What has happened in Scotland where I can no longer feel that way?
Ordinary people must become much more vigilant, they must demand answers and challenge moves to remove ordinary jurors from our court system. They are the bulwark, the safety valve, that makes it enormously difficult for the .establishment to misuse their power and intimidate and jail their political opposition. There are plenty of countries who have faced and lost that battle and their peoples suffered from it for decades, some still do.
We must never allow Scotland to join that list. Free Craig Murray NOW!
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