Helena Hankart, 17 June 2023
Talking about the death of democracy and the drift towards authoritarianism in what we have for decades thought of as 'the free world.' mostly made up of North America, Western Europe, Australia and Japan, has become something of a cliche. Every day we hear or read stories about governments in Britain, The USA and EU member states riing roughshod over the democratic process and the respective constitutional protections of their states to rule by decree, ignoring the will of the people, giving themselves extaordinary powers and ramming through policies nobody outside the ruling elite and the top 1% in terms of wealth would vote for.
We have also seen a rapid and enormous escalation of censorship, with mainstream media censoring themselves rather than challenging the obviously questionable narrative around the COVID pandemic, climate change and the war in Ukraine, while in independent online news, websites which try to present and alternative perspective on events are censored by the Silicon Valley Big Tech cartel and the billionaire psychopaths who control those corporations.
However such propaganda tactics are not new.
In Muriel Spark´s “The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie”, poor Joyce Hammond, radicalised by Miss Brodie's rhetoric, goes off to kill Spanish republicans but gets blown up before she has
the chance. Was Brodie a brainwasher? Was Hammond a terrorist? No,
Christians would say “Lord forgive them for they know not what they do”,
a mild version of “not guilty by reason of insanity”.
The efficacy of brainwashing/mesmerism/ hypnosis is independent of education, class, intelligence or culture. Large numbers of people succumb to its mass application.
That of course is due to the very basic human need to be part of the herd.
We have certainly been
mesmerized over corona. Or did chief government psychologist, David
Halpern, not know the effects of his fear-mongering upon granny? Or
grandkids? Of course he did, for it was coldly and carefully calculated,
by committee - and minuted for posterity.
We have been similarly mesmerized over climate doom, with a generation growing up to fear having children. And over gender dysphoria, with the consequence of that being a wave of children who´ve undergone unnecessary chemical or surgical sterilization.
And now, as the world lurches towards global conflict between east and west as The Powers That Be in the liberal democracies will not allow Ukraine, crushed and ruined by Russian bombardment, a way out of the war. Instead the USA led NATO alliance keep giving Ukraine more sophisticated and deadly weaponry when they should be trying to broker some kind of ceasefire.
The latest exercise in mesmerizing the population is “The Narrative” on “the Ukraine”. There is never any context given on the invention of “the Ukraine” in 1917 nor its dark episode in WW2 at the massacre of Babi Yar (which cynics say Zelensky is avenging). Yet those very same elements responsible, called “Banderites” after their leader Stefan Bandera, were restored to power by the American coup led by Victoria Nuland in 2014.
Thereupon the British BBC ´Media Action´ “trained” Ukrainian media to “persuade” Ukrainians of their glorious Banderite “identity”. Not surprisingly, BBC Media Action grew out of the “BBC Marshall Plan for the Mind”! Whose mind? one wonders. This inordinately expensive, personnel-intensive plan was overseen by Andy Pryce of the Foreign Office with huge tranches of public funds, never debated in parliament, of course. Nor was Pryce´s power over the intelligence services, the Cabinet Office and much else besides, ever debated. His power was so great, ukcolumnnews dubbed him “The King”.
We have now seen a generation of young Ukrainian men brainwashed to feel such hatred for their Russian-speaking fellow citizens that they´d murdered perhaps twenty thousand of them before Russia intervened in 2022.
We have seen this before.
Under Josef Goebbels, the Germans were brainwashed. Reinhard Heydrich led the murder of his fellow citizens. Doctors such as Josef Mengele researched the methods for doing so. In 1945, the Nuremberg trials held these people responsible for their actions.
Instead UK media gleefully join in the persecution of ousted Prime Minister Boris Johnson .who was hounded out of office for alleged breaches of COVID restrictions over a birthday party. OK he broke the restrictions his government imposed and the rest of us were expected to obey, but when those restrictions clearly violated the constitutional liberties and human rights of British people why was he not kicked out over imposing human right violating lockdowns, pushing approval of an untested and dangerous vaccine through the licensing process or unconstitutionally passing into law restrictions which removed the liberties English people have enjoyed since the time of King Alfred the Great.
I’m afraid to say having lived through this period in time, that the ‘point of no return’ was passed by many years ago during the 1980s when Margaret Thacher sowed division and hostility. When Trotskyist mob rule was hatched, fueled by Labour, funded by the unions, it brought anarchy, mass strikes and virtual ruination to the country.
This ideology continues unchecked today, it
is a battle between the classes, and the left have the upper hand. Just
stop for a minute and take a look around you at the underlying tension
& mayhem in full view. Rampant theft, violence and crime on every
street corner, societal decay, boarded up shops, drugs traded openly on the streets used with impunity while police browse social media looking for instances of 'hate crime' (like saying anyone born with a penis isd a mad and will be for the whole of their life,, lawlessness has gained cvontrol of our cities
without any moral restraint from a bone idle Woke Police force and
paper-tiger Law Courts/Judges.
Street Markets resembling downtown third world countries, the ever present stench of urine, filth and discarded takeaway cartons and rubbish scattered far and wide, groups of hooded young men on street corners looking for their next victim, drug fix, or hand out, but not for work.
Radical hate speech (not a crime if uttered by a member of the protected minorities,), machete and knife street fights just like Kabul, and the overall sense of despair. England is no longer the country of my birth, and I’m ashamed of what it’s become, no different to a tin-pot dictator third world regime.