Adventures of a foreigner in the south of Brazil.

Saturday, January 27, 2007

One sane man

In the face of the ever-increasing idiotic war-on-terror rhetorics the director of public prosecutions in the UK, Sir Ken MacDonald, appears as a voice of reason:
"London is not a battlefield. Those innocents who were murdered on July 7 2005 were not victims of war. And the men who killed them were not, as in their vanity they claimed on their ludicrous videos, 'soldiers'. They were deluded, narcissistic inadequates. They were criminals. They were fantasists. We need to be very clear about this. On the streets of London, there is no such thing as a 'war on terror', just as there can be no such thing as a 'war on drugs'.

The fight against terrorism on the streets of Britain is not a war. It is the prevention of crime, the enforcement of our laws and the winning of justice for those damaged by their infringement."

Three cheers for Sir Ken, and may he continue to make himself unpopular! The rest of his statement can be found at The Guardian. It makes for worthwhile reading. And yes, the bloody fools who keep spouting that war-on-terror-give-up-all-your-freedom-and-bend-over nonsense to increase their standing in petty political games of power piss me off every single time I have to face the ludicrous security theatre at airports these days, not even counting the continuing erosion of liberty and civil rights that is part of this package.