Tuesday 5 January 2021

Being On The Wrong Side Of History

I've had a lot of feedback about my article yesterday warning of the dangers of members of the public volunteering to be police informants and spying on their friends, family, and neighbours.

Most have been supportive and agree with me and only one person has disagreed.

The curious thing is, the person who disagreed with me is someone I know...and I would describe him as a pretty good, decent person! So it's surprising to me that he thinks it's ok to do this sort of thing to his fellow citizens. 

Now clearly he feels strongly about the virus and people spreading it around by breaking lockdown rules. He's one of those people who believes everything the government tell him and does everything the government tell him to do, and that's ok. I'm sure there are many people like him out there.

However I had to point out to him (and I'm posting it here for other like-minded people like him), that there’s already a debate raging about how legal these government imposed restrictions really are

There's already a debate about whether the government have the authority to curb freedoms and impose, at will, different restrictions on the public in different parts of the country. 

There’s already a debate about whether the police should be used to enforce these lockdown restrictions on behalf of the government. 

There’s already a debate about whether lockdowns work. 

There’s already a debate about whether masks work. 

There’s already a debate about whether the public can be legally compelled to wear masks. Because although the government claim the wearing of masks is enforceable by law, the 2 metre social-distancing restrictions are NOT enforceable by law (go figure!). 

Look, I’m sure it can be successfully argued that all of the above restrictions DO help to prevent the spread of the virus in their own individual ways. 

But whether all of these restrictions will stand the test of time IN LAW is much less certain. Because they are already being debated by legal scholars now as we speak.

People who believe in everything the government do and say and believe that this is all being enforced on the public properly and legally should be wary. Wary that they could end up being on the wrong side of history when we eventually emerge from this terrible nightmare and the day of reckoning comes (which it most certainly will). 

I personally believe it would be better to stay well away from that dubious online form where Police Scotland are advertising for informants to spy on their friends, family, colleagues, and neighbours. 

Let the police do their own job. Let them make their own mistakes. Let the police be on the wrong side of history, not you. 

Instead, be a part of the great Scottish public who respect their fellow citizens and voluntarily comply with virus restrictions because we know they help protect ourselves, our families, and others. 

Don’t be a part of something which is already being fiercely debated by legal scholars up and down this country. It's already a grey area in law and you may discover in the future that it's not as clear cut as you first thought. 

This may just come back to bite you on the bum.

Monday 4 January 2021

Police Scotland Are Truly Disgusting People

Those disgusting individuals at Police Scotland have set up an online form where you can 'grass' on any of your friends, family, and neighbours you suspect may be breaking lockdown rules.

Of course we saw a similar thing play out during the first lockdown last March. You may remember police went around fining people for such heinous crimes as bumping in to people from more than one household while walking their dog, sitting on a park bench alone for more than 30 mins, and putting easter eggs in their shopping basket in Tesco (apparently easter eggs were 'non-essential' goods). 

Well, untrustworthy Police Scotland are at it again...but this time they want YOU to do their job for them. 

This time they want every member of the Scottish public to spy on their friends, family, and neighbours and report them via an online form if you suspect they may have broken lockdown rules. 

Police want you to help them target your friends, family and neighbours for any sort of lockdown related rule breaking you see going on such as, say, someone forgetting to put on their mask while out and about (unless you're the First Minister of Scotland of course - she doesn't get fined for not wearing a mask, only riff-raff like you and I do).

It's disgusting enough that police are doing these sorts of things just to keep their crime figures up and justify their existence (by the way, the only reason they do it is because crime tends to fall during lockdowns)

But it's even worse that they are ENCOURAGING people to spy on their fellow citizens and 'stick them in' to achieve it.

I wrote about this type of thing in another post a couple of years ago when the scumbags at Police Scotland were outed for PAYING football supporters to spy on their fellow fans.

I went in to great detail about how I had experienced this sort of thing before when I lived in Spain.

There was an old English woman who owned a shoe shop in a popular Spanish tourist resort where I lived. She had lived there for many years, long before I moved there.

It turned out she had been a Franco informant. She secretly reported British people to the Guardia Civil (who were General Franco’s policemen). 

The Spanish police didn’t speak any English back then, so she took it upon herself to wander around the bars and cafes of the resort and listen to the British people talking and reported any conversations she overhead of people disagreeing or expressing any negative opinion about Franco, the police, the government or the council. 

In the end, it was revealed that this woman had single-handedly been responsible for many unsuspecting British residents and holidaymakers being fined and jailed by the Spanish police just because of their political views. What a thoroughly disgusting individual.

After Franco died, the King of Spain took back the throne and ordered a democratic government to be elected. One of the things the new democratic government did was release lists of those who had been secret Franco informants. It all came out. 

Needless to say, none of the British residents in the resort spoke to this woman or used her shoe shop ever again. 

During the winter months when there were less tourists around, her shoe shop business depended on local trade to survive. But after it came out that she had been a police informant none of the locals would spend a penny in her shop. 

She went out of business within a couple of years and had to shut up shop and leave. 

Who would've thought that now - all these years later and in one of the most respected democracies in the world - Police Scotland and their political masters in the Scottish government would end up doing the same thing, behaving like third-world dictators.

I just hope any jobsworths out there who believe they are doing the Scottish public a great service by 'grassing up' their friends, family, and neighbours take a good long hard think about what they're really doing before unleashing the power of the police on their fellow citizens.

Remember that the police are supposed to help, support, and protect the public. The police are NOT supposed to be enforcers for politicians and their ideas and whims. 

This is exactly what happened in Hitlers Germany and Franco's Spain and it did not end well for the decent citizens of those countries, nor did it ultimately end well for the scum informants who 'grassed' on their fellow friends and neighbours.

I do not believe that members of the Scottish public should be going around helping the police to target their fellow citizens, especially when the only 'crimes' these otherwise decent law-abiding citizens may be breaking are a set of temporary rules which history may very well end up showing infringed on freedoms and were not even legal at the time.

I want this virus to end as much as everyone else and I will therefore abide by all the lockdown rules, just as I've dutifully done since March. 

But I will NOT be a part of this.