Many of you might have seen the video travelling around Facebook about a group called Anonymous – a video of a masked person using a digitally altered voice to talk to the masses. They protest against the Conservative Government about the policies they are enforcing in the U.K.
Now, don’t get me wrong. Things in Britain are not good. Emergency services are going to be cut, the education system is going down the toilet, the NHS is in shambles, and people are starving on the streets. But here is my problem…
Any organised group (as they claim to be) who hides behind a mask is not thinking of the people. They aren’t hurting the Conservative Government.
Who are they hurting?
The police officers who had bottles, cans and smoke bombs thrown at them! Normal people who have spouses, parents and children – all of them sat at home worried about their loved one’s safety. Four police officers and a police staff member were injured during the riot. Image being at home watching the news. Now imagine watching your child, sibling or parent being attacked by an angry mob, falling to the ground as they are swarmed by the masses. Imagine the fear that would grip your heart causing nausea to rise to your throat. You wouldn’t know if your loved one will get up, or whether you are going to get that dreaded knock on the door saying that they are dead. Is it worth it? None of David Cameron’s family or friends were protecting the city, only normal people doing the job they are paid for. Many of them wouldn’t have voted Conservatives, yet they are paying the price.
The riot also harmed the people who spent their time lovingly creating the memorials, only to watch them be defaced. People who still honour the men and women who gave their lives for us. How can a group who say they represent the people target so many of the people?
Someone recently said to me, ‘It’s not elections we need it’s a f***ing revolution…..and yes there will be blood, it’s inescapable. Mao tse tung said, “change must come through the barrel of a gun”……’
I’m sorry, but this is insane. This doesn’t hurt the Government. It hurts the people. We have freedom of speech in this country. Anyone can go on YouTube or other social media sites and express themselves openly without a mask. They can call David Cameron and his party members every prat under the sun and there is nothing that anyone can do about it. We also have the ability to elect who we want in power. The fact is, the Conservatives was elected by the majority. Every person in the country had the chance to vote, yet only 66.1% turned up. I wonder how many of this percentage spoiled their ballot paper, demonstrating that they don’t want anyone in power? Their vote could have helped Labour in, forcing the Conservatives out. I also wonder how many of the non-voters and protest voters were on the street rioting when they could have made a real difference by voting? If you didn’t vote, you have no right to protest!
And now we have to worry about what comes next. Anonymous have declared war on the Government. Does this mean that they plan to up their game? Maybe start throwing bombs instead of smoke grenades? Cowards and criminals are the only people who cover their face. An organised group with power hiding behind a mask can only mean one thing – Anonymous are terrorists and are going to hurt many more innocent people in the future, all in the name of revolution.
I always thought we were a civilised country, but in recent years I am left to question this assessment. Riots! Attacks! Looting! What has happened to our country that some of us believe behaviour like this is acceptable?