|In terms of criminality, I'm unsure of how the government is outlawing any of our basic rights (free speech/right to protest). |
In terms of basic rights, so far detaining people without trial, inferring guilt from silence or non-action, limiting trial by jury, extraditing suspects to be tortured, encouraging and in some cases imposing a duty on citizens to report one another, imposing any imaginable restriction on the liberty of any person on the basis only of probability of guilt (ASBOs), criminalising children and using our pensions to fund acts of international aggression are a few that spring immediately to mind. The right to protest has also been eroded, with increased powers of stop and search, increased restrictions on public gathering and legislation outlawing incitement to commit crime, ie. words.
In addition, I think people are apathetic about the protesting because, as any teenager knows, all politicians are the same, they tell lies and they are puppets, so why bother? This apathy is planted and carefully nurtured to support the present dysfunction.
But the actual education mainly consisted of giving me the tools and knowledge to survive in the modern world.
A world created by those so generously siphoning you a tiny portion of the tools and knowledge needed to survive it, on a strictly need to know basis. The amount of information available has exploded as whole libraries are housed in little boxes, yet most of it is strictly controlled on the grounds that we don't know what's good for us and we'll only hurt ourselves, there, there, have a tax credit. The media do engage in productive debate and I agree, recently they have tackled the Government over their insane race agenda but what I see is a possible regime change on the way, that's all. It's all part of the show.
When I used the word profit I didn't mean in the accounting sense. If we're talking utopia I'm coming down in favour of money-free, some kind of bartering economy, with timebanks etc. With communications as they are, assuming we can avoid environmental catastrophe, I can see that being possible within my lifetime. I guess when I used the word profit I meant the true value. Everything is so skew-whiff right now you can work your arse off killing yourself for hours on minimum wage or work for 2 hours a day for loadsamoney. It don't make sense, I'd like to see things ascribed more representative values. Why do we undervalue universal healthcare, for example? It benefits us all.
I agree that stop and serach is common, especially where I live, near the East London mosque. Many also disappear, though of course since they don't hold British passports no-one cares. They are nobodies. A rich economy doesn't exist in isolation, it's a fiction, it feeds off the poverty of other poorer places. There are invisible masses all around us with no rights and we are so blinded by the telly we just fall over them and carry on.