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THE THREAT OF TOTALITARIANISM

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The Hunting Ban reveals the real intentions of several of the MPs that voted it in. These are extracts of thoughts expressed in public by one of these MPs (Peter Bradley MP for The Wrekin, a Parliamentary Private Secretary in DEFRA and probably with the tacit consent of others in authority):

"Labour governments have come and gone and left little impression on the gentry. But a ban on hunting touches them. It threatens their inalienable right to do as they please on their land. For the first time, a decision of a Parliament they don't control has breached the lodge gates."

"That old order no longer prevails (i.e. the authority of landowners which these MPs equate with   "gentry"! farmers? ). Deference has been eroded by a new, universal prosperity. It's the recognition of that irrevocable change that has made the campaign for hunting so fierce and yet so futile."

"But in an age in which we are all aspirational and few are deferential, that is an increasingly unappealing philosophy. The tide is against the Tories as it is against the hunters and, now more than ever, the House of Lords.

And if Labour really wants a radical edge to the next manifesto, how about the long-neglected issue of land reform?"

We have seen sentiments like these expressed in E.G. the Russian Revolution, in Sinn Fein Ireland in the 1920s, in Zimbabwe now. Politicians did not stop at landowners. Totalitarianism spread throughout seizing and stifling private enterprise. The inevitable outcome in every case was loss of freedoms for significant minorities and, eventually, the majority. The irony is that all these grabs were in the name of democracy and the majority of the people. AS HAS BEEN THE HUNTING BAN. Have the anti-hunt MPs ever realised that they have been elected to govern wisely by compromising so as not to have excessive bias towards the majority or towards any minority, that is to say, in the spirit of government by tolerances just acceptable to all of the people?---TRUE DEMOCRACY.

It is so easy to let the "Nanny State" and "Big Government" develop towards totalitarianism. How much "help" do people really want?

We have seen those in favour of compromise (e.g. The former Prime Minister Tony Blair) "throw in the towel" in the face of the "emergent totalitarians". What hope has TRUE DEMOCRACY now?

Where will the "Compromisers" next give way to the "Totalitarians"? Shooting? Fishing? Reform of The House of Lords to become an elected or appointed "poodle" of The Commons? Excuses such as terrorism to further erode Human Rights? We have seen the last practised by several Totalitarian Regimes. The last bastion of TRUE DEMOCRACY has often been the Highest Court in the land. (THE "LAW LORDS"). Erosion of their stature is threatened in the UK. The signs are clear.

ALL "TRUE DEMOCRATS" BE WARNED. SO LONG AS ANY PARTY, WITH A CHANCE OF WINNING POWER, EMBRACES "SOCIAL TOTALITARIAN" POLICIES, ANY GENERAL ELECTION RUNS THE RISK OF A SLIDE TOWARDS "SOCIAL TOTALITARIANISM."

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