My answer to What have you assumed was exaggerated until you experienced it yourself?
Answer by Desmond Last:
I used to believe that those who said we cannot trust our Governments to ensure the Law is applied equally and without fear and favor were exaggerating the level of Government corruption in the application of Justice.
Wow. Well blow me over with a feather and knock me down with the first hint of one man’s ability to stand up to Governments. I can assure the one or two readers who will get a chance to peruse these words before MI5 or the CIA knock down the door that Governments lie, and lie and lie. This I now believe. What once I thought it was an exaggeration will one day be a provable fact in the Supreme Court of America (sorry President Trump) and the Old Bailey in the United Kingdom.
Our Governments have become a world of their own. They seek to exist as the means to their own purpose. They are apart from the people. So far apart they see us a nuisance, a blockade to their own self-fulfilling desire to take all the power and no responsibility.
Nothing is their fault. It is a challenge, an issue or ‘something we must all face together’.
They are so far immersed in their bubbles of self-gratification and self-adulation they no longer want us in their world.
We are messy and demanding. How dare we want democracy, human rights and World Peace. Do we not understand those are only proclamations made to look good on websites.
Try and make a complaint. Try and raise a community problem. Try and get anything changed. “We are unable to deal with individual cases. You will need to seek legal advise” This is the new ‘Democracy-speak’. A development of George Orwell's’ of 1984. “We are therefore you are not” is the new motto of Government.
Now they have taken the Media to an art form. They never answer the question. To do so would admit that we have a right to disagree with them.
Even more unbelievable is the ease at which hard-earned rights are taken away. The Port Talbot Steel workers in the U.K are embarrassingly grateful to be given a job. It is as if we were all in Marlon Brando's film ‘On the Waterfront’. Excuse me but are we not the ones who turn your £1 into a £100. Don’t you need us? No of course not because open borders mean lots of cheap labour. Can we see how much money Tata Steel has had from the U.K and E.U taxpayer? Absolutely not. Out comes the ‘Freedom of Information Act’. ‘Not in the national interest’. Now go away and bend over some more Port Talbot Steel Workers.
I can assure you from a painful but soon to be triumphant experience that should you be in a position to legally take your Government down they will try and ‘nuke’ you out of existence.
It is my unfortunate experience to say that Goverment Honesty is a wild exaggeration as one day I will prove in Court.