The Lisbon Law: Now Hague says it too
As Michael has observed here, it’s time to attack the Tories. We know Labour’s going to rig the election and get in again, so we might as well have fun trashing the Conservatives while the GramscoFabiaNazis still allow them to exist and “sit in Parliament”, as opposed to in a Gulag. If you sup with GFNs, you ought to have used a long spoon some time ago.
It makes you wonder: is it better to endure yet more years of ZanuLieBorg until 2015, knowing things will get rapidly even worse then they are now, ushering in full ID-carding-and-databasing, followed by allowing exit-visas only for trusties who have got lots of state-robbed cash: and which may cause a bloody revolution? Or perhaps to allow the Tories into government, assuming the Labour-election-rigging is not successful enough, only to have these terrible things happen but just more slowly?
What ought a man to do? I mean not just for personal survival, but for those who may come after us in later centuries, and who will wonder why we allowed this to happen? Is the game still worth the candle, to try, again and again and again, to educate large numbers of people about individual liberty, or is it too late? Should we just concentrat instead on erasing the Enemy Class, if we can’t now force it to do what is right?
Clearly, food, fuels and electricity will cease to be in universal distribution to the extents that we have been used to under a moderately free economy. But we can mitigate this by returning in part to a kind of hybrid-post-pastoralist/part-industrial-manqué system: whereby those who can, will be mentoring and looking after others by teaching some basic but useful survival-skills and almost-forgotten crafts. In return obviously for something, maybe labour. Not at all what the Enemy Class was thinking I’m sure. Perhaps people with useful-survival-knowledge will be regarded as dangerous, and will be witch-hunted?
But I’m not saying you ought to stockpile tinned food yet. Petrol, maybe, and diesel, and sugar and salt perhaps, and stuff like plasters and medicines. Oh, and light-emitting diodes – those nice Chinese 20,000-millicandela, ultrabrite jobbies as we can probably rustle up enough chicken-shit each day to power some of those. 3.3v @ about 20mA typically, so a generator to charge a car-battery should keep series-strings of five each (at a full charge of 13,2v) going for years.
And we should re-learn practical coal mining.