Wednesday, 17 June 2009
The Right To Speak
Historically, one of the most common reasons to use a pen name was to separate an author from his or her works. Authors who wrote exposes, for example, often wrote under a nom de plume to avoid jepordizing their jobs, public standing, or lives. This practice is still common today, especially with books which are meant to criticize political administrations or social trends. Some very famous authors including C.S. Lewis and Charles Dodgson, better known as Lewis Carroll, wrote under pen names to protect their careers.
The average blogger has a real life, has a family to support, is a member of a profession, has a business to run, is a member of the armed forces, or is an employee of a company.
The High Court Judgement of Justice Eady, a public figure who likes to protect his private life, has driven another nail into the practice of free speech in this country that has some of the most draconian libel laws, that in the hands of rich and powerful men like Maxwell and members of the Government and the outgoing speaker, can use the Courts as a weapon to silence their critics.
The only people able to practice free speech are the members of the Houses of Parliament who can pretty much say what they want under 'Parliamentary Privilige'.
The actual fact that 'Parliamentary Privilige' exists at all is a tacit admission that the rest of us are condemned to impotent silence about the venal rottenness that we see around us on a daily basis. Foster of 'The Times' is fairly typical of the low lives that infect the Street of Shame. There was no story here, other than exposing a man who had real life experience,cared about his job and had a far greater talent for writing than Foster and his pathetic human interest stories about Jade Goody and Eastenders 'stars'.
Without the independent minded writers of blogs like Guido, the corruption of Draper and McBride would have never been exposed, certainly the expenses troughing, the loss of £3Bn of public money in Iceland been exposed for the scandal that it still is.
The Street of Shame that employs people like Foster, have been bought and sold by successive Governments. The 'Thunderer' that exposed the shortcomings of the Crimean Campaign with correspondants like William H Russell have been reduced to fawning Mandelson and his unatural tribe, and employing the likes of Foster. The Thunderer is now The Snitch.
The blogosphere has given me the opportunity to write on things that I have know that has gone on for years with time servers in successive Conservative and Labour Governments.
I have kept silent because I have a family, I have employees, I have contracts to fulfill that employ British workers. I have created jobs with my colleagues, Governments cannot create jobs, not real ones at least, that produce things or provide a service. Government Jobs are about monitoring things,prohibiting things, controling things and people.
I was heavily criticised for registering my business in another jurisdiction as being 'unpatriotic', I have been at loggerheads with Mandelson's department for the last three years, I know the lies, the thugs they employ and the corruption they indulge in abroad and at home. There is a progressive march towards corporatism, corporatism married to the State is the first stage of Fascism as Mussolini once said.
Believe me when I tell you the Corporatism is already engaged to the State, and the bans are being read. Literally.
The British people are being slowly reduced to acquiescent slaves to work without a murmer as drones in the factories and offices of this country, whilst monopolies like Tesco determine the price of our food, and destroy farmers, whilst monopolistic incompetent Banks destoy businesses on a daily basis, whilst helping themselves to Taxpayers money, and the ultimate obscenity of the Labour Party, 'the party of the people' forming a Government with unelected Barons and Baroness' sitting round the Cabinet Table.
Nightjack was right, treat with contempt everybody you come in contact with who 'deal' in the Law. They have an agenda and they are not your friends they are not there to protect you.
They are like the Kinnocks, spout Socialism and Equality and have six State pensions, whilst old people die in poverty in this country.
Like Nightjack this blogger will eventually disappear either through a need to protect my business and employees, or be exposed by some moral vagrant working for BERR or whatever Mandelson's Empire is called this week.
This is what England has become under Welfarism since 1945, Left Authoritarism