For decades, the Berlin Wall and the Inner-German Border (IGB) stood as often loud (and fatal) declarations that the subject population – the people – of East Germany were forbidden from leaving or escaping their land without government permission. We know some people who escaped from the Soviet-dominated, German-Communist tyranny of the Deutsche Demokratische Republik. A government that controlled 16 million people: and from which escape was only done through great trial and difficulty. We know of others who died trying to escape. And of still others who suffered, unable to escape (well, deciding not to) because of family or other ties. It was a hideous condition that existed for almost 30 years (1961-1990) in absolute form and had actually begun in 1945 with the conquest of Germany by the Soviets and the occupation of the Ost Zone.
Although there were collaborators (of course) in East Germany, it was a terror implemented and enforced by the occupation of 42,000 square miles by the Red Army.
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland of 2021 has no such excuse or reason for what they are now doing. What Boris Johnson and the House of Commons, aided by a lickspittle House of Lords and a corrupt, putrid, Royal Family, have done. Turned the UK into a conquered, occupied nation of serfs.
You can read about it right here, on Her Majesty’s own website. “The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (Steps) (England) Regulation 2021.” This evil piece of work tells the Subjects of Her Majesty living in England that they are still the serfs, the slaves, the abused peasants that their ancestors were under William the Conqueror, King John, Charles the First, and others. And not just the descendants of what were peasants and villeins of those days, but those of the nobility, knighthood, and merchant classes as well. In this “modern, democratic” age even members of the Royal Family are nothing more than conquered subjects of a Parliament and bureaucracy gone made with power.
It took only four hours of debate in the over-hyped, vaunted House of Commons. The “Mother of Parliaments” and now the fountain of everything 1984 and Brave New World warned us about. Airstrip One, Oceania, whatever you want to compare it to. The true rulers – the scumbag politicians – of the United Kingdom have approved an emergency measure. One that (along with many other restrictions) will punish Brits who LEAVE the country without a “qualifying reason.” Fines, to be sure, but fines enforced ultimately by the power of guns in the hands of British coppers – and very probably, British troops. And no doubt, mercenary thugs.
Why? Ah, the despotic regime of Johnson, apparently with full agreement of the totalitarian Labourites and the fence-sitting Social-Democrat-Liberal whatevers, claims they can legally impose these rules based on authority that granted to them under a law called the Public Health Act… which just happened to be passed in… 1984. Yes, signed by a Queen that had more power then – and more guts and brains – than today, and ratified by a House of Lords that DID still have a veto and something to do (other than put more ink on their rubber stamp). But ultimately, “granted” by the very body which just now asserted this claim. The House of Commons. Parliamentary Democracy? Parliamentary DICTATORSHIP.
Starting on Monday 29 March 2021, anyone who leaves England must submit papers making a certified declaration of their reason for leaving. The authorities will then retain the discretion to fine travelers £5,000— nearly $7,000, if the reason isn’t valid. This in a nation where the average take-home income is just over £ 35,000. One-seventh of their average annual income! Almost two months’ earnings.
Ah, but the Johnson tyranny is compassionate. Her Majesty’s government has provided a list of 14 valid excuses (in Schedule 5 of the Regulation). For example, are you part of a professional (“elite”) football team traveling for a match? You are fine. But someone who wants to attend a religious worship someplace? They are forbidden to travel. You want to see an elderly relative – even a parent? Even it you haven’t seen them since 2019? So sorry, too bad. Unless it is a parent whom the traveler “reasonably believes is dying.”
Fleeing tyranny and seeking liberty is NOT one of the “reasonable excuses.” Of course.
A friend points out that these new rules come despite Members of Parliament stating in the debate before passing this piece of garbage that 95% of her Majesty’s subjects over the age of 60 have been vaccinated. Oh? This means that the most vulnerable population has been administered a vaccine for COVID-19. One that the very health bureaucrats and politicians insist is safe and effective.
It ain’t about the COVID, people – it is about control.
This is the same Kingdom that for centuries “transported” political prisoners and petty criminals – and even the poor – to Georgia, Australia and elsewhere.
This is the same Kingdom that drew and quartered and hung (in pieces) preachers of the Gospel and those who didn’t want to go to worship in a State church. This is the same Kingdom that turned a Victoria Cross winner who helped the UK to victory in WW2 into a beggared nobody because they didn’t like his lifestyle. This is the same Kingdom that burned preachers and witches at the stake.
This isn’t just a UK problem, of course. It just demonstrates that SOME governments can be more evil than other governments. But every government is evil.
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Always wondered where the “Great’ in Great Britain came from..
Never has, never will be..
At risk of being petty and even flippant, it once WAS “great.” Not just Britain but Ireland as well: England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland. Their brae laddies and lassies explored and settled much of the known world – and they and their children bore most of the good character traits with them, and spread them far and wide: courage and bravery, love of liberty, self-reliance, self-respect, personal responsibility, perseverance, and all the rest. Indeed, the Brits chased away their brightest and best. (Just as the Scandinavians did.) And what was left behind turned out to be, for the most part, the dregs of mankind: the slavish, the fearful, the brutal, the parasites, the whingers and suck-ups, the ones who didn’t mind licking boots and being walked on. And then they invited the scum of the earth to join them in that fabled green land, from India and Africa and Central America and the Carib. Plus those who couldn’t make it in (what were then) free lands: Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the Falklands, South Africa, and more. Giving us the current mindset that makes it “Wee Britain” – as in wee, wee, wee, all the way home.