"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, 17 November 2010

What It's All About

This morning I finally got around to catching up with the new blogs and realised that one of them encapsulates everything I've been thinking about. There are only fourteen posts up at the moment so it won't take you too long to read through them but probably slightly longer to digest the arguments.

English Secession

It has six very good authors, each with their own thoughts but one driving imperative - that the state has interfered too much in our lives and places too many arbitrary restrictions on us.

I've long thought that when push comes to shove it will be down to the individual to walk their own path through state interference. My personal philosophy has been, "Just say 'no'." As long as you're prepared to accept the consequences of your own actions, possibly including a day in Court or a spell in jail, you can stay true to yourself. I see it not so much as English secession from the UK but the individual's secession from the state.

I'm out and about this morning - not very thrilling: ironically, banks and doctors - but hope to be back in time for PMQs at twelve. Please follow the link and read the blog; if you're not already on this path it could well ignite a spark of realisation.


  1. Likewise I secede from The State as much as possible, corporations too. Pay cash, no telly so no telly tax, had my day in court (6 actually) fighting my council over a relativly trivial sum that they were trying to extract from me; I won, cost them a fortune.
    Maybe it's a bit like religion, you might not know if it's for real but at least you can spend your days doing your little bit for your cause.

  2. I think you've got it right, Banned. We should always question authority anyway. No-one has the right to my thoughts or actions, no-one owns me. Well done on winning against your council - if everybody did that they'd soon be worn down and buried under paperwork.

  3. had a look at this?


    my French is minimal and my in-comp translator is not much cop but the site looks interesting

  4. http://translate.google.com/translate?js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&layout=2&eotf=1&sl=fr&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.projet-apache.com%2Fmanifeste%2F
    "We, the children of Paris and Ile de France, proud of our history, our identity and our roots, refuse to be the last Mohican of a reservation under siege from all sides, subject to the yoke of large area, perversity, the crescent and the star-spangled banner.
    Because we act from love (ours, of our forefathers, the establishment of the polyphony of the world ...), we fight with strength and determination and all those who violate our inalienable right to live on our soil, according to our values and our laws."

    From following the related news links at the bottom of the page it looks like there are huge problems in parts of Paris. No wonder 'member states' are gearing up for para-military police forces and ours are looking to buy water cannon.


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