I love the phrase ‘an inconvenient truth’. It has so many connotations and meanings. Some truths are hidden and some are buried. But when a truth is an inconvenience it makes you wonder who for.
State or civilisations?
I have learnt that we are part of a system. I suppose like a nest of ants. We just plod on with what we have to do without hesitation or doubt about our duties. We like to think and believe that we will be there for each other as and when the time requires. We support the state and follow it’s ideologies to a point of our own destruction.
Historically states have crushed or extinguished those of whom have tried to question the validity of the society they live in. Just because they may have lost the fight does not mean that they were wrong. Perhaps it’s not a very good example, but Herman Goering was quoted as saying during the Nuremberg Trials, that these kinds of trials are ‘vengeance of the victors.’ I think this does have some validity as the crimes of which they were tried for were equally as bad as Joseph Starlin. But he fought for the winning side. This still doesn’t make his crimes right.
We can give other examples of women’s suffrage. I find it implausible to consider that a person does not have the right to vote because of their gender. Many women were arrested and criminalised for something that eventually became accepted and normal. The inconvenient truth lies with the fact that if it doesn’t fit with what a minority want (usually the elite) then it must be deemed illegal.
Gold, silver or bronze?
I have also noticed that following the criticisms Tony Blair received for taking the UK into an illegal war it has all gone conveniently quiet. The evidence is there but still he evades prosecution.
It does appear to be different levels of laws for different sections of society. By the accident of birth we are committed to a gold, silver or bronze level of citizenship. I gave an example of this when I talked about the history of the Welfare State in my blog entitled Legal (f)aid. Within that page I said;
“The English aristocracy had always been scared and wary of the rising and revolutionary poor following the French Revolution. Trained and armed men returned from the trenches after World War 1, and found the golden promises made to them to sacrifice their lives had not born fruit. So, the welfare state was created to keep the poor in check (and ultimately in their place). From the 18th and 19th century, the authorities had been aware that the people would rise if hunger was evident and felt across the population. As a result, the state gave ‘just enough’ to feed the poor and stave off hunger to secure their place at the top of the social scale and the poor to remain in blissful ignorance of the trick that had been played.”
It’s a little bit like when the pigs took over the farm in George Orwell’s Animal Farm. The inconvenient truth was that;
“All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others”,
The rhetoric that we are equal within the eyes of the law conveniently sits with the fact that;
“All people are equal in the eyes of the law, but some people are more equal than others”,
I don’t wish to talk about inequality of the law as I have covered this previously in the above-mentioned blog. However, by testing how far the truth goes it only takes a quick look over the parapet to get shot at. As a result of this people are blissfully happy keeping their heads down.
I recently raised my head above the parapet and challenged the CPS on a key point of their policy when it stated the following;
“……the Crown Prosecution Service is independent from the police and does not participate in the investigation of offences.”
I question this level of independence as they do not challenge the police with regards to the validity or credibility of evidence (on both sides). This behaviour is not independent but sits on the side of the police. In effect, the actions of the CPS are saying the’ police say therefore we do’. There is an assumption that the police are right as it is there job to investigate. But if the police are not doing their job correctly then how can the CPS. In effect the whole house of cards collapses because of one ‘bent’ (I suppose) policeman. Or is it endemic? Is the whole thing corrupted to a point of decay and rot? To date, the CPS have failed to argue an alternative view to this, especially in the face of growing public criticism.
Who does what and for whom?
Furthermore, another inconvenient truth found within the CPS documents states;
“The police are responsible for responding to allegations that a person has committed a crime. They will decide whether an investigation is required and how it should be conducted.”
Time and again I have made an allegation of being a victim of domestic abuse. I have supplied evidence that is sound, solid and testable. Yet the CPS and the police continually fail to address or consider my claims. They have actively and physically chosen to ignore that fact. It has also transpired today, via a letter from the CPS, that the police purposely chose to withhold my evidence without reason or justification.
How on earth can this be defensible?
As an accident of birth, we agree to a form of ‘social contract’ whereby we agree to operate within the rule of the law. If we break this contract, then we suffer a consequence. I will state here and now that a sign of a civilised society requires a number of ingredients, but the protection of individuals is dependant upon the fairness of the law and the law makers. It protects us from others and others from us. But does it protect us from a corrupted state? It appears not to stretch that far as certain authorities are above the law.
Throughout my life I have had a hatred of injustice or unfairness. In fact, when I think about it, we all do. We ‘boo’ at the baddies in plays and pantos and we like a happy ending over victimisation in stories and soap operas. It makes me sick to the pit of my stomach to see people sleeping on the street through no fault of their own. Or for that matter people living off the success of others in the form of exploitation or privilege of birth (yes you can probably guess I am no fan of the royal family either). I am angry that many TV presenters are paid inexcusable saleries yet poor families are hounded because they can’t pay their TV licences to pay for these overpaid – under talented individuals.
Puppets on a string
But the worst kind of injustice is the type that has successfully hidden behind lies and has played the state and people like puppets on a string.
I had an interesting conversation today with a reader of my blogs who lives in America (she knows who she is). She made a point that sat with me for the rest of the evening.
She stated that the problems are the same there (in America) as they are here (in the UK). So why on earth are people not asking for their true birth rights? Why are people not expressing their need to be protected under the rules of which they have agreed to associate with – after all, if we decide to live outside of the law then we can’t expect it’s protection but only its execution of a trial and incarceration. Why don’t we ask for injustices to be corrected for the benefit of society as a whole?
Just think about it, it could be you.
I’m certainly not requesting a revolution in the physical sense like Russia or France but an intellectual revolution whereby society can test the theories and see if they match with facts. You will find that they don’t and never have done.
Historically, people have been treated with contempt and disdain. When we consider the life of poor working people at the turn of the 20th century we will see that some had faced the misery and mistreatment in the workhouse. Only to be expected to die for their country and superiors who were nowhere to be seen on the battle fronts. And for those of whom survived there was nothing to come home to. No heroes welcome and no streets lined with gold. Just lies and expectations.
I consider myself a well educated middle aged man. I have paid my taxes and abided by the laws of my land. I don’t drink or smoke (I know these are not illegal) and I go about my daily business without hindrance to others or interference to those around me. I regularly read the news and develop my own opinions on events as they unfold. I may express my views, but I don’t impose them upon others. As I feel everyone has the right to be heard. Yet as we know I have had to fight for the past eight months to get some form of explanation from an organisation that should be working for me and my protection.
To date I am still not satisfied with the explanations I have got because time and again the answers are contradictory or don’t stand up to simple tests of equality and fairness.
The inconvenient truth is that the laws of this land are inaccessible to most people but those of whom see fit to challenge it are faced with a closed-door policy. For me to explain this in an easier way I have found that the police blame the CPS and the CPS blame the police. It is just a continual cycle of blame and counter blame. It is almost childish that they insist on using their trump card to ‘twit’ on the other. The inconvenient truth is that if two children acted like this in the playground then they would expect to be sitting in the head masters office explaining their actions. It has only been allowed to continue because a minority are earning from it and being protected by it. We are being treated like idiots and expect to be happy that way.
Are we the same?
I am proud of the fact that I treat people equally. I have brought my children up to equally respect other people of whom they come into contact with. As a result, I also wish to be treated equally and in general I am. I am treated equally in the shops and restaurants I attend. I walk the streets not being expected to walk on an unequal path. I pay equal taxes as my work colleagues and use the same services as everyone else when it comes to public libraries, rubbish collection or obtaining medical help.
Yet, the inconvenient truth is that we have all been lied to and we tell the same lies to our children. As long as a people are compelled to obey, the state does well and profits from our ignorance of the failings that are around us. But social order and protection from a corrupt state and violent individuals is a sacred birth right which is the basis of every other right. However, this natural right is no longer natural and is founded and corrupted by manmade legislations. And as long as individual people have control of writing our laws it will be subject to failure and corruption.