"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."

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

A Severe Disconnect

First, an apology. I'm still living on paracetamol so haven't had the wherewithal to do many 'proper' posts lately. This one's no exception and I'm going to have to use links to news items to illustrate.

I wanted to write about the disconnect in presentation (by the government) and perception (by us). Essentially, the government can swear over and over that black is white but if all people ever see is black then there's never going to be agreement, respect or trust. It isn't a question of the msm skewing news stories either; it's about what people hear from the government and what they see with their own eyes.

Lagarde: the woman touted as a replacement for DSK is under investigation herself
Ex-Marine in failed suicide attempt is jailed for illegal possession of firearms
Regulating Twitter instead of addressing privacy laws & injunctions
It's this government pushing for the expansion of airline passenger data retention
MEP stripped of immunity over reference to Islam while others get away with fraud & corruption
How can the govt have a debate on the future of the Coastguards without hearing from coastguards themselves?
A re-written press release omitting HVR's reference to 'human investment' when talking about unemployment and job creation
I bet they revel in this title: the "Group of Eminent Persons"
Arms to Iraq

That will have to do - this has already taken about three hours when it should have been the work of twenty minutes. Back tomorrow abw.

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