Saturday 18 April 2009

"People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only...."

"...because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf."

George Orwell

And while the media is distracted by one of the benefit-scrounging wastes of oxygen (currently employing the top gutter publicist in the UK to hawk her story around the media) we seem to produce on a never-ending conveyor belt of dependancy, the people we pay to stand against armed burglars are wondering just what the hell is going on when the death of a police officer in the line of duty is given less regard than music shops holding a 'Record Store Day' by our State broadcaster.

As Landed Underclass points out, there's little we can do about it except boycott them. And point out the discrepancy.

I'm sure normal service here will resume the next time some PCSO gets too far ahead of himself, or 'elf and safety ostensibly prevents more officers from doing their job. But let's remember why they are there.

And what would happen if they weren't there. At all.

Just for today, at least...


Anonymous said...

Nice one Centurion! It would be nice to see an in depth examination of how policing has changed since 1989. Introduction of so many silly experiments and the setting of centrailised targets which have effectively removed patrol as a core police function (to get a bit jargony) - aided and abetted by numerous parasitic criminologists who have deemed it worthless. A year by year examination of a London Borough from 1989 to the present day, police station by police station, from division to borough would be an eye opener to us all.
Even those of us who cans ee what has happened would be surprised to see it in black and white.

Fugitive Ink said...

Excellent post.

It's very easy for nice, decent, well-behaved people to feel shocked by footage of policemen doing aggressive-looking things - but it might be instructive for some of these nice, decent, well-behaved people to spend a little more time contemplating what the police are up against, not just during set-piece violent protests but every single day of every week - and then, perhaps, to feel more than slightly thankful that there are men and women brave enough to do this often thankless, but absolutely necessary work.

PC Toms, RIP.

North Northwester said...

Now THIS is what I'm talking about!

'It was like being whipped by the Taliban'

..except for the not dying thing and the possibility that if it was out of order [the idea that hurting a woman can be out of order is not a commonplace one in this world, but we've got it here in Britain sometimes] being investigated and punished as a crime exists under the rule of law.

The rule of law.

She admits to pushing a police officer. Needless to say there's no context to that 'push.'
Cause and consequence; not a big thing with the Left, is it?

Just anyone think what London would have been like of 1 April if the police hadn't been there, or there only in small numbers, without personal armour an weapons.

Anyone here think it'd have looked fine and our leaders could have gone about their cosy business in comfort and safety?

What can we do, Landed Underclass? We can start by taking the piss out of the Leftie morons who got us here, and who side with the rioters, for a start.

JuliaM said...

"'It was like being whipped by the Taliban'..."

*rolls eyes*

Could have been worse, love. You might have fallen foul of a pothole instead.

I don't think Max Clifford does local councils, though. They so rarely get national TV interviews..

Fugitive Ink said...

And now it turns out that a riot policeman used his riot shield to push a protester!

I am shocked. I had, of course, assumed that these shields were only issued so that the TSG could cower behind them whilst retreating politely, apologising as they went, lest their grimly authoritarian vibe spoil what would otherwise be a wholly peaceable, irenic and life-affirming 'protest'. Fiends!

It's almost like living in Hitler's Germany, or Stalin's USSR, or a very bad manga comic. How lucky we are that we have Max Clifford's day-rate standing between us and outright fascism ....

Anonymous said...

How many people actually 'sleep peacebly in their beds at night'?
You all are preaching to the choir.