Who says they don’t put some of their more imaginative ideas into action? Like rigging/allowing a terrorist attack to provide a cassus bellie for a military invasion of the middle east and central asia.
The international intelligence community and other experts are close to 100% sure that the Russian secret services blew up apartment blocks in Moscow in 1999 (killing some 291 Russian citizens with them) so that they had an excuse to invade the breakwaway repubic of Chechenya (they blamed the Chechens for the attack).It’s a case of the ends justifiying the means - not that I agree with it.
Yes mate - force is what changes things - but not eating the sh1t regularly dished out by power is a matter of self respect and balls - a lot of people round the world endure years of prison or pay the ultimate sacrifice and die because they are not prepared to eat sh1t.For some people - opposing something they consider wrong and unjust - whether they can change it or not - is simply a matter of intellectual and moral self respect.
Every now and then they get lucky and actually manage to change things for the better.
Completely agree with you - spirit of resistance great or small is so important.Speaking of which, budget day tomorrow & there are going to be lots of little demos around the country protesting against the government’s axe murderer approach to the public sector. Much more rebellion to follow - no doubt.
The CIA carried out all sorts of dirty tricks during the Vietnam war to instigate trouble and to fan the flames, overthrowing legally elected officials, murdering innocent people in order to present evidence of North Vietnam’s advance into South Vietnam, even though before the US Govt got involved North and South Vietnam weren’t even at war with each other!
Dr Martin Luther King didn’t have any real power when he first became involved in tackling civil rights issues, he mobilised people into peaceful protest because he had a shared belief that people could make a difference if they stood up for what was right…
“The bank, which did not take any direct state help during the financial crisis, said its total bonus payouts for staff had been reined in to £2.7bn.”
Oh so just the £4bn in bonus for staff from just two of the Banks then, let’s keep telling ourselves that we have to cut pay in the public sector, and cut services and rein in the public sector spending!
It is the usual stuff that happens in this country, some issue arises, we then use that issue to justify massive changes that inflict upon the life of everyone in the country, while repeating that it simply must be done, and people just roll over and accept it.
This is the same reason that we have lost double jeapordy, the same reason that the police can stop and search us on the street anytime they like, the same reason our local councils can spy on us etc etc etc.