Thursday, July 17, 2008

Der Process

"As Gregor Samsa awoke one morning from uneasy dreams he found himself transformed in his bed into a monstrous vermin"

I heartily recommend reading a couple of Lord Patel's recent posts on the subjects of our ever-diminishing civil liberties, David Davis, Shami Chakrabarti and the Curious Case of the Haltemprice By-Election...

David Davis - Another blody silly conspiracy theory from Lord Patel

Queen ready to give Assent to Criminal Evidence (Witness Anonymity) Bill - Rush to judgement - Liberty be damned !!!!

I have little doubt that we've just been exposed to a severe dose of distractive jigaboo over in Haltemprice but the specific objectives of that operation are debatable

The consensus among people I've discussed Haltemprice with is that it positioned Davis as being the potential spokesperson for all those traditional Conservative supporters who are starting to feel the pinch, economically and socially, and might start cutting up a little rough real soon now...

  • Shami's in place to cover the faux-Leftie chattering classes
  • David's on board to appeal to all the barking ex Army Majors and Little Englanders out there

If you're going to spend billions turning an entire country into an open prison, it makes sense to spend what would be petty cash on ensuring that any dissent against that program is channeled through an establishment sanctioned opposition movement. A movement which does a nice line in T-shirts and vapid publicity stunts but not much else

Lord Patel, however, suggests that Haltemprice may have had a specific as well as a general objective and points out that Davis' little stunt acted as a very effective smokescreen for the passage of the Criminal Evidence (Witness Anonymity) Bill

...because if you're going to be locked up without charge and tried without jury what's the point in knowing who your accusers are?

There's been a lot of talk about Nineteen Eighty Four and Big Brother of late.

My take is that, like the catastrophic failure of the banking system, Big Brother is already a done deal and the mainstream media, as usual and per the script, are taking their time telling us about that which has already happened

The Orwell back catalogue is already pretty much exhausted

We're moving onto Kafka next



Shahid said...

Funny you should say that, I think I must have used the term "Kafkaesque nightmare" more than a dozen times this year. And only three of those times was during my fruitless attempt to buy an iPhone.

Stef said...

There's no way I'm going to resist the opportunity to post this link

rob said...

David Lynch.

I remember going to see Lynchs "Eraser Head" when it first came out in a cinema just off Sauchiehall Street in Glasgow.The cinema was just about empty which added to the overall weirdness of the film
I became a bit of a fan.

paul said...

Interesting positioning of the red spash on that dress in the picture.

Anonymous said...

Erm, the quote is from the metamorphosis not from the trial...

Stef said...

yes, but I enjoy it so