I would wager that the number of CCTV there are in any society is directly proportionate to the state of it's breakdown in traditional familial structure that upholds it. When all the streets are covered with CCTV, you'll know our families have largely broken down, fathers will not trust their own sons, neighbors will no longer help each other. We'll no longer have faith in one another. It is the anti-thesis of the spirit that gave rise to athenian democracy upon which western society is based.
What's the big deal, you say? Love, familial love, brotherly love is the only real yet invisible glue that keeps a democratic society functioning. Without it, we will be doomed to a totalitarian government because governments are incapable of love (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/4020523.stm
). When we cede our natural responsibility to another entity that neither knows us individually nor care about us, we give up that which holds society together.
It is this aspect of England that bothers me deeply which is why I'm moving out of the UK. Switzerland is an active anti-thesis to a massively centralized state as she still asks her citizens to be responsible to one another on a daily basis and not pass that responsibility to the state by passing masses of laws (http://www.metro.co.uk/news/article....&in_page_id=34
). As long as Switzerland has the political structure it has, she will be able to avoid the road that England is going down. I'm hoping to join her in the fight against any governmen that attempts to usurp what is our natural right and responsibility.
.....oh, for the love of humanity, literally.
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With all due respect, what exactly are the people who complain about erosion of civil liberties actually worried about?
Do you think some shady government official is avidly watching you go to the shops/ walking the dog/ taking your kids to school and compiling a secret dossier on you?
I'd be perfectly happy if everything I did in public was monitored, because this would mean that every time my family, my friends or myself was subject to a crime, it would be caught on camera.
I'm really not trying to start an argument, I just don't understand why this bothers people. If a bunch of drunkern idiots were beating you up down a side street, wouldn't you like to think that someone is watching and calling for police help..?
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