Tuesday, 21 April 2009

Young Pioneers

It seems everyone wants to "engage" with youth these days. From Labour "getting on down" with da kids, to the LibDems making crap rap videos on Youtube, just gotta get the kids when they are fresh and pliable. Mould them to your views and your ethics while you can.


Cadets can perform tasks such as crime prevention initiatives, message/leaflet delivery, test purchase operations to combat underage sales of alcohol, fireworks and knives and involvement in non-confrontational local events

Hooray! Our very own mini Met! 14 year olds making sure your bin is put out on the right day, keeping 'em peeled in case your dog shits where it shouldn't or you are not behaving in an anti social way.

I give you the Metropolitan Police Cadet Service. Nothing Political about them at all, move along now...

The gender breakdown of cadets is 53% male to 47% female. Of the total
number of cadets 36% are from Black and Minority Ethnic backgrounds.

To provide inclusion and diversion activities to allow for referrals from Youth offending Teams (YOT) and others organisations to reduce the numbers of young people entering the criminal justice system

So, reading between the lines, the Police take criminal 14 year olds and give them some good old fashioned political "re-education", a smart uniform and all the equipment necessary to spy and grass on the rest of us just going about our daily lives.

Law enforcement children. Complete with criminal records, uniforms and a political agenda.

Just what we need to keep the streets safe for innocent Newspaper vendors to go about their legal business without being killed, eh?

UPDATE: Following this theme, I thought I'd have a look at the identifying features of a "Police State" based on the hard evidence of seven real life Police States that have (obviously) failed and are therefore open to analysis. They are Nazi Germany, Fascist Italy, Franco’s Spain, Salazar’s Portugal, Papadopoulos’s Greece, Pinochet’s Chile, and Suharto’s Indonesia

So let's look at 14 things a Police State WILL embrace

1. Powerful and continuing expressions of nationalism. From the prominent displays of flags and bunting to the ubiquitous lapel pins, the fervor to show patriotic nationalism, both on the part of the regime itself and of citizens caught up in its frenzy, was always obvious. Catchy slogans, pride in the military, and demands for unity were common themes in expressing this nationalism. It was usually coupled with a suspicion of things foreign that often bordered on xenophobia. - Cool Britannia anyone?

2. Disdain for the importance of human rights. The regimes themselves viewed human rights as of little value and a hindrance to realizing the objectives of the ruling elite. Through clever use of propaganda, the population was brought to accept these human rights abuses by marginalizing, even demonizing, those being targeted. When abuse was egregious, the tactic was to use secrecy, denial, and disinformation. - 42 days without trial anyone. No right to remain silent?

3. Identification of enemies/scapegoats as a unifying cause. The most significant common thread among these regimes was the use of scapegoating as a means to divert the people’s attention from other problems, to shift blame for failures, and to channel frustration in controlled directions. The methods of choice—relentless propaganda and disinformation—were usually effective. Often the regimes would incite “spontaneous” acts against the target scapegoats, usually communists, socialists, liberals, Jews, ethnic and racial minorities, traditional national enemies, members of other religions, secularists, homosexuals, and “terrorists.” Active opponents of these regimes were inevitably labeled as terrorists and dealt with accordingly. - Muslims anyone?

4. The supremacy of the military/avid militarism. Ruling elites always identified closely with the military and the industrial infrastructure that supported it. A disproportionate share of national resources was allocated to the military, even when domestic needs were acute. The military was seen as an expression of nationalism, and was used whenever possible to assert national goals, intimidate other nations, and increase the power and prestige of the ruling elite. - Iraq, Afghanisan anyone?

5. Rampant sexism. Beyond the simple fact that the political elite and the national culture were male-dominated, these regimes inevitably viewed women as second-class citizens. They were adamantly anti-abortion and also homophobic. These attitudes were usually codified in Draconian laws that enjoyed strong support by the orthodox religion of the country, thus lending the regime cover for its abuses. - Women bishops anyone?

6. A controlled mass media. Under some of the regimes, the mass media were under strict direct control and could be relied upon never to stray from the party line. Other regimes exercised more subtle power to ensure media orthodoxy. Methods included the control of licensing and access to resources, economic pressure, appeals to patriotism, and implied threats. The leaders of the mass media were often politically compatible with the power elite. The result was usually success in keeping the general public unaware of the regimes’ excesses. - BBC anyone?

7. Obsession with national security. Inevitably, a national security apparatus was under direct control of the ruling elite. It was usually an instrument of oppression, operating in secret and beyond any constraints. Its actions were justified under the rubric of protecting “national security,” and questioning its activities was portrayed as unpatriotic or even treasonous. - MI5, arresting opposition MP's for "leaks" anyone?

8. Religion and ruling elite tied together. Unlike communist regimes, the fascist and protofascist regimes were never proclaimed as godless by their opponents. In fact, most of the regimes attached themselves to the predominant religion of the country and chose to portray themselves as militant defenders of that religion. The fact that the ruling elite’s behavior was incompatible with the precepts of the religion was generally swept under the rug. Propaganda kept up the illusion that the ruling elites were defenders of the faith and opponents of the “godless.” A perception was manufactured that opposing the power elite was tantamount to an attack on religion. - 26 Unlected Bishops making laws in the House of Lords anyone?

9. Power of corporations protected. Although the personal life of ordinary citizens was under strict control, the ability of large corporations to operate in relative freedom was not compromised. The ruling elite saw the corporate structure as a way to not only ensure military production (in developed states), but also as an additional means of social control. Members of the economic elite were often pampered by the political elite to ensure a continued mutuality of interests, especially in the repression of “have-not” citizens. - Banks propped up with billions of our money anyone?

10. Power of labor suppressed or eliminated. Since organized labor was seen as the one power center that could challenge the political hegemony of the ruling elite and its corporate allies, it was inevitably crushed or made powerless. The poor formed an underclass, viewed with suspicion or outright contempt. Under some regimes, being poor was considered akin to a vice. - Visit any UK town for proof of the "underclass"

11. Disdain and suppression of intellectuals and the arts. Intellectuals and the inherent freedom of ideas and expression associated with them were anathema to these regimes. Intellectual and academic freedom were considered subversive to national security and the patriotic ideal. Universities were tightly controlled; politically unreliable faculty harassed or eliminated. Unorthodox ideas or expressions of dissent were strongly attacked, silenced, or crushed. To these regimes, art and literature should serve the national interest or they had no right to exist. - Political Officers in Primary Schools? Oxbridge entrance?

12. Obsession with crime and punishment. Most of these regimes maintained Draconian systems of criminal justice with huge prison populations. The police were often glorified and had almost unchecked power, leading to rampant abuse. “Normal” and political crime were often merged into trumped-up criminal charges and sometimes used against political opponents of the regime. Fear, and hatred, of criminals or “traitors” was often promoted among the population as an excuse for more police power. - Largest prison population in Europe anyone? 3,000 new criminal offences under New Labour anyone?

13. Rampant cronyism and corruption. Those in business circles and close to the power elite often used their position to enrich themselves. This corruption worked both ways; the power elite would receive financial gifts and property from the economic elite, who in turn would gain the benefit of government favoritism. Members of the power elite were in a position to obtain vast wealth from other sources as well: for example, by stealing national resources. With the national security apparatus under control and the media muzzled, this corruption was largely unconstrained and not well understood by the general population. - I give you New Labour, on a silver tea tray

14. Fraudulent elections. Elections in the form of plebiscites or public opinion polls were usually bogus. When actual elections with candidates were held, they would usually be perverted by the power elite to get the desired result. Common methods included maintaining control of the election machinery, intimidating and disenfranchising opposition voters, destroying or disallowing legal votes, and, as a last resort, turning to a judiciary beholden to the power elite. - Postal Vote fraud anyone?

Not quite there yet, but far too close for comfort.


View from the Solent said...

How can I possibly comment on this without shattering Godwin's Law?

Anonymous said...

Stasi from birth, Great.

Anonymous said...

So instead of employing some officers with criminal records they're now trying to ensure they all hsve them? Isn't that what Hitler/Roehm did - recruit from the troublemakers, thugs & criminals?
Gordo's been reading Mein Kampf again - for inspiration.

Dungeekin said...

They've got the wrong name.

They should be called 'The Junior Spies'.


Earthlet Nigel said...

No different to the old DDR then.

Anonymous said...

That one on the left looks like he's mincing a bit. I suppose they need a few criminal poofters to make up the diversity quota.

Newgates Knocker said...

This reminds me of the scene in Schindlers List when the very young german soldier finds his former Jewish neighbour and doesn't know whether to report her or let her hide. How long have we got before our children have to report us for making "inappropriate choices" in our own homes?
Bloody terrifying!

Rab C. Nesbitt said...

Hmm, reminds me of the Hitler Youth. Why won't they just FUCK OFF.

defender said...

Noooooooo, that is stealing our ideas.
We , the BNP are supposed to be the totally totalitarian facist cunts.
We should sue, yes we will sue for, ah, copyright, yea copyright infringment. Fuck, we have to have a meeting, no an inquiry, this is well out of order.
We have our reputation to uphold.
We have the proof, we do it much much better, we have proper thugs not like that lot in the picture.
If they get away with this we are proper fucked


Obnoxio The Clown said...

I needed an excuse to drink before 11, thanks for that!

Old Holborn said...

But the BNP does want to be able to execute British citizens?

A simple yes or no will suffice

Rab C. Nesbitt said...

Its scary stuff OH. Really fucking scary.

defender said...

Execute yea we have that idea too, just see how those fucking labour scum nick that as well.
Excute them 646 and the cunts that hang out with them, piano wire, axes, poison, guns, knives, stoning, police batons, even throwing off of tall things. We have it all covered so hands off.

Anonymous said...

Trawling through the Internet (as you do) I came across this little snippet:


First thought on reading the headlines & thinking about 07/07might be 'good idea too'. However, closer reading shows that, according to Labour, every student could be suspect of whatever culture/religion/political views. An extremist appears to be someone who doesn't conform & share the Great Leader's views. Another nasty catchall phrase like 'racist'?

Anonymous said...


All Revolutions kill their children.

On the upside, if we've really got to have one, then at least we get to execute ZNL first.


Put the fear of god up liebour on the 4th.

Don't vote or, better, Vote BNP

Delphius1 said...

Thats hideous: I don't think I've seen a closer organisation to Hitler's bully-boy brownshirts. How many more pointers towards a Police state it'll take before peope wake up.

I blogged this weekend that we're not quite there yet, but its only an illusion: as long as you toe the party line, you're fine: do anything away from that, or even just think about stepping away, you experience the full force of the state.


The dark veil of totalitarianism is closing in on us and because its so cleverly done, people don't realise.

Just like with Hitler's Reich, where the majority of people went along with it until it had gone too far to back out, we are sleepwalking into a similar state.

Anonymous said...

I agree with the general tone but I think we're looking at a new sort of police state here. What you write would be easily shot down by a Righteous because NuLab appears to have "fought" some of the things you mention. They are fascists, but they're not like the fascists that your granddad fought.

For instance, they've equated nationalism and racism. So point 1 doesn't apply; nationalism has been abolished now. Same for point 5. Their studied feminism and anti-nationalism allow them to claim not to be fascists, because they're not like the fascists from WW2.

On human rights (point 2) they've "rebranded" the issue of human rights in a way that suits them: one that still allows the state to wield arbitrary power. Now, "human rights" is about not being racist or sexist. That's easy for NuLab. Again, it allows them to claim not to be fascists while the really important human rights (e.g. habeas corpus) are taken away.

The only point that you really get wrong is number 8. The church has effectively no power at all, those bishops have been in the Lords for centuries, and Blair wanted to get rid of them anyway, replacing them with his party donors and cronies. If you want to make this argument you should say that their distorted socialism is a secular religion that we're all required to believe in, on pain of being brought before a politically-correct Inquisition.

caesars wife said...

is that on of the benn family on the left ??

Anonymous said...

"But the BNP does want to be able to execute British citizens?

A simple yes or no will suffice"

Yes. And I don't see what's wrong with that. I would welcome the return of the death penalty.

Oh wait, next thing you're gonna tell me that all those poor blacks on death row in Texas are victims of 'institutional racism'(sic) are you ?

Do me a fucking favour and get real, will you ?

And as for your suggestion that those poor Muslims who are plotting to blow us up and behead those of us who refuse to bow down to the Cult of the Dead Paedophile are being 'victimised' in some way..... well, I think that just shows how ill-informed you are.

Zanu-Labour doesn't 'victimise'(sic) Muslims - it licks their arses because it knows that its the Muslim pakistani bloc vote that keeps many Zanu-Lab MPs' noses in the trough.

Wake up and smell the coffee, FFS !

Guthrum said...

Get the over sixties in the Volksturm- job done

yellowbelly said...

Very interesting, but for authenticity shouldn't they be wearing Brown Shirts?

it's either banned or compulsory said...

Thank you, good answer.

Penal Battalions anyone ?

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