In any country that claims to be free and open, based on individual liberty and equality under the law, it's worth individuals taking some time to audit the processes and the institutions that affect the their everyday lives. More importantly it is essential that they audit the motivation of those that govern in order check the political health of the nation and that of democracy itself.
In a properly functioning democracy this duty would be performed by the press and the rest of the mainstream media but, regrettably, they have abdicated their responsibility and now openly whore themselves as paid servants of the political elite, dispensing what can only be described as establishment approved party political propaganda.
Looking at the state of British democracy it is obvious that it is in terminal decline with issues affecting civil liberties that were once taken for granted being slowly eroded away with the connivance of the peoples representatives.
Freedom of the press.
Freedom of speech.
Freedom to campaign during elections.
Free and fair elections.
Freedom to hold a secure bank account to name but a few. Up until recently it would have been unthinkable that these basic freedoms would be taken away - unfortunately they were eroded away while the people's attention was diverted elsewhere by a diet of propaganda, soap operas, talent shows, reality television and sport.
Despite being touted by the three old political parties as one of Great Britain's national treasures, the left wing bias of the BBC is legendary. This state run organization is given around four billion pounds of public money every year which allows it to dominate the airwaves with its multi-channel television and radio output together with an ever increasing presence on the Internet.
Only BSkyB makes more revenue but it has to earn it the hard way and appears to concentrate its output on more popular items such as sport, films and light entertainment, as opposed to hard news and analysis.
The free money allows the BBC to squeeze out any competition that has to earn its own revenue in the marketplace, effectively silencing any non establishment opinions or points of view. Figures show that a significant majority of the British people, particularly low information voters, get their news from the BBC therefore it is little wonder that the establishment promoted, left wing world view prevails.
Any lingering remnants of a free press that actively engages in public interest investigative journalism is being snuffed out by the Leveson inquiry recommendations - this will institute government control of the press in Great Britain for the first time two centuries.
In a more shocking development - an incident that one would never have thought would ever take place in a long standing democracy such as Great Britain's, was the arrest of Paul Weston, a candidate for Liberty GB in the forthcoming election, for quoting Sir Winston Churchill while on the campaign trail.
Everyone with an iota of intelligence understands that freedom of speech requires an element of responsibility but freedom of speech will always trump any person's right not to be offended, especially in a world where people are deliberately looking to be offended in order to silence opposing views or to shut down debate.
Nobody, except those using political correctness as a weapon, can be offended by the truth, and the authorities, be they politicians, police or any other agent of the state, should never censor the truth especially during an election campaign.
The quote in question comes from observations made by Sir Winston Churchill while fighting in Sudan and recorded in his book The River of War. It is worth reproducing it here and challenging anyone who questions its veracity or relevance to the current election debate.
"How dreadful are the curses of which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia is in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy.
The effects are apparent in many countries. Imprudent habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce, and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet rule or live".
There is nothing in that passage that could possibly cause offence or give reason for an arrest, Churchill's observations become more accurate as the quote proceeds.
"A degraded sensualism deprives this life of it's grace and refinement, the next of its dignity and sanctity".
The worship of death like civilized people worship life is nothing new and was obviously prevalent in the Sudan during Churchill's day.
At a time when the Sultan of Brunei has adopted Sharia law to blight his land, when women in Muslim countries are being stoned to death for being raped, when they are confined to the home, subjected to violent spousal abuse and facial disfigurement, denied education and the most basic of human rites, traded like cattle and kidnapped in their hundreds in countries like Nigeria, Churchill's observations are as relevant today as when he published them back in 1899.
"The fact that in Mohammedan law every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property - either as a child, a wife or a concubine - must delay the final extinction of slavery until the faith of Islam has ceased to be great power among men".
For the benefit of the so called 'progressive' community and those that are most vocal in trumpeting women's rights, multi-culturalism and the lingering legacy of slavery, please note the meaning of that last sentence - the final extinction of slavery is delayed while the faith of Islam is a great power among men.
He concludes thus, and truer words were never spoken:
"Thousands become the loyal soldiers of the faith: all know how to die but the influence of the religion paralyzes social development of those who follow it.
No stronger retrograde force exists in the world. Far from being moribund, Mohammedanism is a militant and proselytizing faith".
The reason given by the police for Paul Weston's arrest was 'religious or racial harassment'. If this is the criteria for arrest then the jails would be full of Muslim hate preachers including, Anjem 'Andy' Choudary, for their public utterances which includes a visceral hatred of Jews and death threats for non believers.
Personally I had never heard of the Liberty GB party but their mission statement probably sealed its fate as it exposes the truth and motives of the current political establishment.
It reveals what the party believes to be "the most important issues of our time - namely mass immigration from the Third World, the steady rise of fundamentalist Islam and the hijacking of British culture and institutions by well organized left wing 'progressives' ".
Amen to that!
Another affront to the democratic process is the extension of postal voting and the opportunities it gives to those intent on corruption. It is now accepted as fact that 'the ends justify the means' mentality of the socialist/communist/progressive community allows them to indulge in ballot rigging free of conscience.
Ballot rigging is considered normal in trade union and internal Labour party elections and they now make use of their expertise in general elections where there is a lot more at stake.
In May 2005, Senior judge Richard Mowery QC is quoted as saying that "government complacency in the fraud would disgrace a banana republic".
It would appear that after the Blair/Brown tyranny of 1997, a trip to the polling station on election day is no longer the social occasion it used to be.
One final example of the decline of British democracy is the granting of power to the universally hated tax collectors from Her Majesties Revenue and Customs (HRMC), to raid an individuals bank account without a warrant if they believe tax is owed. This was imposed without discussion, debate or a vote. See here also.
Draconian is not the word for this totalitarian outrage and it must borne in mind that the HMRC is a monolithic grossly incompetent state bureaucracy that issued forty thousand incorrect tax codes last year and issued twelve thousand incorrect penalty notices.
This should come as no surprise as I warned this was coming back in March 2013, here and here.
In conclusion it's worth pointing out that in a healthy democracy the interests of the people should be protected by their elected representatives, but alas in Great Britain they have become a feral, self serving bunch of unprincipled charlatans who have looked the other way as the nation's sovereignty has been surrendered to the point where seventy five percent of laws come from the EU bureaucracy in Brussels.
They obey the Whips and the party hierarchies while ignoring their constituents, they line their pockets with taxpayers money and indulge in drunken debauched behavior that is unbecoming of a people's tribune.
Their ejection from Parliament is long overdue and the opportunity presents itself next week. Make it happen or lose your country, it's that simple.