"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen."

Wednesday, 9 September 2009

Once Upon A Time

in the West, charities would shake their collection tins at members of the public who could  choose whether to donate, or not, to the cause.  The charity would then use the money to the best of its ability, directly aiding the cause to which it was committed.  Nowadays, we're lucky if we can tell real charities from fake ones (those that receive taxpayer money via quangos, gongos and lobbyists - see 'useful links' in the sidebar).

Now we have a 'new' charity, Witness Confident, which intends to stage mock muggings in our streets in order to compile a set of statistics showing how the we react. 
The charity will provide guidance for people who witness street crime, and what they should do next. It will also work on projects such as attaching details of witness appeals to Google street maps.
Have we all gone stark-raving mad?  To my mind,Witness Confident is no charity at all; what's the betting it's yet another taxpayer-funded lobbying group with its hands in our pockets via government largesse, telling us what to do.  All these groups use our own money to devise ever more stupid ways to spend it so they can lecture and harry us into their culturally-conformed socially-engineered little corner of the world.  We don't need any more of them.

It was only a few weeks ago we had news of PCSO's climbing through open windows in people's homes to warn them of the dangers of burglary, and then there was a report of police officers getting into people's cars, taking whatever it was that was on display, and leaving a friendly little note telling them how stupid they were and where they could collect their property.  Leave Us Alone!

2 comments:

  1. Does this mean I can deck the fools because I really thought they were trying to mug me?

    This sounds fun

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  2. If you want to wade in I'm sure it will help them compiling their statistics T.

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