"The great purveyors of Truth will not be found in the newspapers or academic hierarchy, but among those who devote their time to the betterment of the nation by constant investigation and the process of elimination, until all that is left is the bare reality." D Cohen
The modern means of revolution only needs to be through knowledge. Repeating the same basic truths is like hammering in a nail until the information becomes set. When enough people do the revolution is here.
Monday, 30 December 2013
The Ken Livingstone Principle
Ken Livingstone has managed to create an entire phenomenon by himself.
It is not a new one, quite the opposite, but his operation was so clear
and perfect I hope his name will be associated with it for ever more.
When given powers as Mayor of London he created a congestion charge for
all traffic in the centre, and said he wouldn't extend it or increase
the price. He did both soon after, and in an interview when asked why he
broke his promises, simply replied 'Because I could'.
anyone brought up properly will know both the opportunity to do wrong
without penalty or the chance of a penalty but doing it anyway hoping
you won't get caught is the operation of a bad person. Yes, you can get
away with whatever is legal, like treading on ants, lying to your
heart's content and letting people down, but whatever happens to your
victims your character goes backwards. You will get the equivalent of
black marks each time you take advantage of the principle, and judgement
day or not, whatever else you will know the day you die what you did
and will be sorry for it. Then of course it will be too late.
If you view life as a test, these are traps set for free will. Yes, Ken
knew perfectly well nothing would happen to him as having read the small
print knew the list of tricks he could pull as Mayor, and exploited
them to the full with no conscience. Yes, in practice he got away with
it, but when he dies, what will be said about him at his funeral, and
who will be sorry? Not me for one, he is dead to me already and all like
him, as they should be to everyone.