February 11, 2013 at 4:57 pm
There was a time when the state was at the service of it’s employers, the people. It realised very quickly that it could use the tools of state to entrench themselves in power rather than use them for the betterment of society as a whole. They decided that government was not of the people but above and apart from the people and could be used not for the people but to control the people; by controlling financial markets, media outlets, dumbing down education, and brainwashing the police and military into believing their job was to protect the interests of the powerful against the masses. Hence the CCTV cameras, mobile spying units, data mining of social media sites for personal information, aggressive policing and menacing uniforms designed to instill fear and so on.
Brick by brick our democratic rights are being dismantled by stealth through deceit, distraction and division thus diminishing our power to decide our own future destiny. The state has stolen that power from the people and enhanced it’s own power thanks to the engineered apathy of the population.
However, there is a line in the sand as we have seen in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Syria, Greece, Spain and others on the rise, where people have decided to re-impose their will on the political establishment and show them where real power really resides. When the people rise the establishment has no choice but to run for cover and that is the ultimate reality that those who have stolen our power will have to confront. The state must be reminded of their subservience to the will of the people, that it is of the people and for the people.
In the meantime we must stop complying with the will of the state. Turn off the propaganda, get on with our own lives in our own way, stop jumping every time the state says jump, get out in the streets and protest and make our political representatives jump when we say so. Let them know we will be heard and they will listen.