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This is a link post Taking Liberties
A film about the undermining of civil rights and freedoms in Britain.

This needs more views.

(part 1 of 11)
(, Sun 9 Jan 2011, 20:08, Reply)
This is a normal post depressing, isn't it.
You would think the Tories would use their chance to reverse these stupid laws, but they're just as glad to have them as Labour were to make them.
(, Sun 9 Jan 2011, 20:51, Reply)
This is a normal post 3:50 in and Godwin's Law is already invoked

(, Sun 9 Jan 2011, 22:58, Reply)
This is a normal post I've reached part 7 of 11
So far, the videos are the typical proselytising stuff; showing a narrow, onesided view of various anecdotes and cases, without a balanced look at the whole situation. More annoying still, it keeps trying to find parallels between current events and historical acts of totalitarianism. For example, it puts Britain's plans for compulsory ID cards along side Rwanda's historical use of similar cards to identify specific races for slaughter. Somehow it is the cards that are the problem, rather than the genocidal maniacs.

It presents protestors of being completely innocent of all blame, despite them often being a public nuisance who trespass and generally act like contrary devils. Trespassing is a crime, you morons! Stop acting suprised when the police round you up. The final insult is that many of the cases the video discusses end with all charges being dropped against the protestors, meaning the protestors rights had actually been maintained in the end. The videos do not seem to notice this however, prefering to emphasise the fact that they were arrested in the first place.

This documentary might be right about violations of personal liberty, but it is so onesided and convinced by its own conclusions, that it is hard for me to trust anything it says. The documentary is bent on issues that are barely even related to the subject of liberty (it takes every opportunity to condemn the Iraqi-war, for instance). It is totally partisan, it isn't interested in testing its own claims, and it wants you to accept its conclusions and closed arguments.
(, Mon 10 Jan 2011, 0:32, Reply)
This is a normal post i have a really tough time sympathising with protesters
you know 'those ones'.

I was called in for jury duty a few years ago about some hippy trying to escape from an interview room by going through the ceiling only to fall through slashing his arm open and the police saving his life.

all of us on the jury really wanted to just tell him to get some perspective.

/ramble
(, Mon 10 Jan 2011, 1:50, Reply)
This is a normal post Appreciate the considered opinion...
thanks!
(, Mon 10 Jan 2011, 2:48, Reply)
This is a normal post Well its very good, but put me right off being happy.
untill video 11 at 48sec i spy a B3tan
anonymously holding a sign displaying 'down with this sort of thing'
Which one of you loverly mugs was it? :D
(, Mon 10 Jan 2011, 1:34, Reply)
This is a normal post There is a price to pay for living in a free society
.. and sadly it's one most of the population and certainly the government are too scared to pay.
(, Mon 10 Jan 2011, 2:25, Reply)
This is a normal post Still
most are unable to see past the comfort of their food, shelter and entertainment to imagine loss of freedom will ever happen to them, even as it happens.
(, Mon 10 Jan 2011, 10:13, Reply)