Monday, 4 October 2010


Was commenting on this thread of James Delingpoles blog on the importance of lobbying one's elected representative. I made comment as follows;
Am awaiting reply from letters to MP and MEP's asking for a moratorium on public funding to ActionAid, Carbon Trust etcetera, who gave the majority of funding for the offending 10:10 video. Pending of course a full public enquiry. Failure of response will not be deemed acceptable.

It goes without saying that the more people that lobby their elected representatives the better. After all, they need communication from us, or how else are they to know the public mind?

To which I received this reply from a gentleman styling himself ScouseBilly
"how else are they to know the public mind? "

By controlling/managing it through compliant media.

"Of course the people don't want war. But after all, it's the leaders of the country who determine the policy, and it's always a simple matter to drag the people along whether it's a democracy, a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship.

Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism, and exposing the country to greater danger."

~Herman Göring at the Nuremberg trials

P.S. I still applaud you, Bill and gave a recommend.
I try normally not to get sucked into this sort of forum debate, but felt minded to reply as follows;
Thank you. However, if our 'leaders' are taking us down the road to perdition, we should be telling them to stop, now. As loudly as possible. If we do not, then we deserve the fallout.

As for 'controlling the public mind'? Really. Some of these people need reminding which side of bed to get out of in the morning. They are just as capable as the rest of us of wandering around with their flies undone or skirt tucked into their knickers.
Lets face it; we're all still little more than hyper-evolved monkeys who can remember which end of a stick to grab. Our leaders are drawn from the same stock, and should therefore not be considered superior beings. They want power and prestige, but need reminding every so often that they have their metaphorical arses out of their trousers about this 'CO2=Climate Change' thing. Even in these economically straitened time, with the public purse in such deep debt that the figurative Bailiffs aren't always at the door, they've moved in; money is still being pissed up the wall at a waste of public time and energy. It is high time the public purse strings on the political vanity item of man made climate change were severed.

The Harper Administration of Canada appears to understand this, and is wisely sitting on the bleachers on this issue until better proofs are available (or not). I wish I could say the same about our Provinces Premier and his team.

On the whole, it's down to John Q Public to read the media, dismiss the greater part as nonsense, and properly research an issue for themselves. Then to hassle their duly appointeds to get on with the job the taxpayer pays them to. Representing them, not merely special interest groups, 'activists', and big business. My point is; if people don't speak up, no bugger is going to do it for them.

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