A PEOPLE WHO IGNORE
THE PAST HAVE NO FUTURE
For the past 12
years we have become more aware that the English as
a people are not as vigorous to protect what their
forebears fought for and in many cases died for. We
have had a steady encroachment into many areas of our
lives by an intrusive and scaremongering GOVERNMENT
which would have been unheard of except in time of
extreme danger as was the case in the TWO WORLD WARS
of the 20th century. Even then there was still in
place measures to protect the citizen and their
accustomed liberty for which they and their kith and
kin were fighting for at home and in foreign fields.
NOW in the
first decade of the 21st century we have a
GOVERNMENT under the cover of a WAR on TERRORISM
which was mainly fostered by an illegal invasion of
a Muslim country under false pretences and which the
British Government is in 2008 now making plans for a
future withdrawal while the world is looking the
After eleven years
of New Labour the people of our Island Home now live
in a society which is alien to the majority of the
people many of whom had experienced the true horror
of war and mindful to defend their liberties
now find that their every movement and thought has
now become the concern of an intrusive and
meddling Government. The expected angry
response from the general public has been barely
noticeable and as a consequence the Government feels
confident enough to proceed with its 'Big Brother'
plans to have in our once free Island Home the most observed
People on the Planet.
In 1932 during the
GREAT DEPRESSION there were a series of broadcasts
on FREEDOM IN THE MODERN WORLD by John McMurray
which went to the root of being a human being and
not a machine manipulated by the STATE of which the
following has been taken:
'If we make a morality of
social service, in practice we hand ourselves over
to organisations;and in the long run that means
handing ourselves to the STATE. The vast
increase in STATE ORGANISATION in recent years has
not made human life better. It has only made
large number of people wealthier; and it has done it
at the expense of human freedom and himan
If you are going to judge a mans
goodness by what he contributes to the life of the
community, then you make him merely an intrument, a
tool for doing something. If men are at their
best when they are servants, then slavery is the
proper condition of human life. Unless a man thinks
for himself and determines for himself what he shall
do with his life, he is less than human. If you tell
him that he ought to serve society, work for the
betterment of conditions in the future, identify
himself with the cause of progress; in fact if you
tell him that he ought to sacrifice himself or
devote himself to anything, and thast his goodness
consists in that self-sacruifice and devotion; then
you are denying his right to be a person, to be
himself, to be REAL.
Lastly, the falseness of social
morality is shown by the fact that it inevitably
HUMAN BEINGS to ORGANISATION.
Life, in the biologiocal sense,mis
organisation; and evolution is simply the gradual
production of more and more highly organized types
of living creatures.... Now serving SOCIETY or
HUMANITY always means in practice serving
INSTITUTIONS -serving the STATE or your BUSINESS or
your TRADE UNION. And the more you serve
INSTITUTIONS the more complecated that they become,
and the more service they demand; till WE ARE ALL
SLVES OF OUR JOBS. The more
intricate and complicated the mechanism of SOCIAL
ORGANISATION becomes the more men have to
subordinate their HUMAN qualities and activities to
the mere business of keeping the machine working
smoothly. And as a result, slowly and suely, they
LOSE THEIR FREEDOM and become themselves ONLY cogs
in the MACHINERY. In this way the ideal of social
morality undermines HUMAN FREEDOM.....
The organisations of SOCIETY are
meant TO SERVE US. The STATE is the SERVANT of
its MEMBERS -that is a GOOD old DEMOCRATIC DOCTRINE.
But we have almost turned it topsy-turvy nowadays
with bour talk about SERVING THE STATE.
Against all such falase ideas we must insisty that A
MAN is a MAN, and the GOODNESS of his LIFE is in its
own INNER QUALITY, in its own INTEGRITY; NOT
in any SERVICE it may do to other people or to the
STATE or the CHURCH or the FUTURE.
I have tried to show you how this
false morality of social service arose and came to
dominate our thinking. It comes from thinging about
the , VALUE of HUMAN LIFE in biological terms.
the discovery and rapid development of the idea of
evolution in the last century [19th century] is the
immediate HISTORICAL CAUSE. We have got
into the habit of thinking in terms of PROGRESS and
ORGANISATION and GROWTH and DEVELOPMENT.
These ideas are all right in their own place, when
we are dealing with PLANTS and ANIMALS. And
because we are animals they have a place -a
SUBORDINATE PLACE - in HUMAN LIFE. But we are
not merely animals; and our morality, the GOODNESS
of our HUMANITY, is not derived from the animal but
from our HUMAN NATURE. That is WHY a MORALITY
of PROGRESS and SOCIAL SERVICE is a FALSE MORALITY.
It treats HUMAN NATURE as if it were merely animal
nature and so DESTROYS HUMAN FREEDOM.
IF OUR DUTY IS TO BE SERVANTS, HOW
CAN WE BE FREE?
[WE AGREE! but GORDON BROWN
intends to increase the SERVANTS of the STATE which
will place huge debts on future generations. It will
truly be a once FREE NATION STATE divided WITHIN
which will stifle INIATIVE ,ENTERPRIZE and SERVICE. It is
an obvious and easy option for NEW LABOUR to do what
it does best and that is increase the burden on the
taxopayer and gain more votes from the growing
numbers who will owe their livelihhod to the STATE.
Over the past TEN YEARS the RICH have become RICHER
and the POOR POORER. ONLY PR PROPRTIONAL
REPRESENTATION can cure the EVIL but it seems that
we are the only advocates of such an important
development which would increase the numbers of
voters and safeguard [when we are out of the EU] our
once FREE DEMOCRATIC COUNTRY.