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Is Britain Turning Into A Police State?

by | 21st, May 2007

ARE we sleepwalking into an Orwellian state?  Dizzy wonders:

IF this morning’s Times is correct then we about to see yet another tiny step forward in our ever increasing sleepwalk into an Orwellian state. According to their front page story, there are plans, as part of information sharing across Whitehall for local authority official to be issued guidelines about report people to the Police who they suspect might commit an offence.

Council workers, charity staff and doctors will be required to tip off police about anyone whom they believe could commit a violent crime, under secret Home Office plans.

It’s a cliche to talk about the Thought Police, but at some point the dark dystopian fictional world of Airstrip One in 1984 will become a reality for us all without, so it seems, many of us seeing it coming. There is something scarily Stasi-esque about building a society where people are encouraged to report other people to the Police because they “think” they’re a bit dodgy.

With the rise of doublespeak, or what is commonly known as “political correctness”, we have already begun the journey of reshaping our language along those lines which fit an orthodoxy of “acceptability”. We have outlaw3ed the use of certain words, and in some cases in fact, simple using them could already see you arrested.

To be arrested for speaking your mind, is to be arrested for thinking. And being arrested for thinking can only ever be called Thought

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