Liberal fascism has taken hold of England by the throat, and will throttle that once-great nation until it breathes its last. From Anorak News, always ready to dish the dirt from across the pond, we get a story right out of the Twilight Zone. It starts off innocently enough - a Mr. Paul Clarke finds a gun in his garden, and hands it over to the local police. That when things get...liberal:
In his original statement, Mr Clark said of his dealings with Reigate police station: "At the police station, I took the gun out of the bag and placed it on the table so it was pointing towards the wall.”
At which point Mr Paul Clarke was arrested, charged with the possession of a firearm and marched off to the cells by an officer Garnett.
Up pops prosecuting brief, Brian Stalk, to tell the jury that possession of a firearm is a “strict liability” charge. Mr Clarke is guilty. End of. No debate. Send the man down. Ruin his life. Go on.
Mr Lionel Blackman then tells one and all:
“This is a very small case with a very big principle."
Better to commit a crime with the gun and take your chances. Mr Clarke faces a minimum of five year’s imprisonment for handing in the weapon.
Paul Clarke will be sentenced on December 11. And the law is always right.
Judge Christopher Critchlow sums up:
“This is an unusual case, but in law there is no dispute that Mr Clarke has no defence to this charge. The intention of anybody possessing a firearm is irrelevant.”
"No defense". Interesting choice of words by the judge in a nation once seen as the model for rights, liberty, and a fair and free civil trial. It's the principle that must be enforced, regardless of the intention. Even if, in a case like this, the gun was clearly not owned by the defendent, and he only possessed it long enough to hand it over to law enforcement.
And did we mention Mr. Clarke is a former British soldier?
And the British establishment wonders why fascist groups are now polling at 20% or better for the upcoming elections. When you poison the population with rules that are no longer meant to protect, but to trip up and punish, the people will always fight back with whatever they have. In Britain, they still have elections, but the Left and the Right are virtually indistinguishable, and no lost freedoms will be restored by either party. So in waltzes the BNP, a whites-only, anti-immigrant, anti-Semitic party with a taste for fascism. Ugly, but with a slogan that shouts "Standing up for Great Britain", a nation that has seen its freedoms and security dismantled hears only the hope that their personal sovereignty will be returned.
Not unlike how a beaten-down and poverty-stricken Germany turned to a quirky little Austrian and his "National Socialist" party to get them out of the fix they were in....
Does extreme liberalism always beget fascism? That's unknown, as modern-day Europe is our only example of the extreme liberalism that Barack Obama and Nancy Pelosi want to impose on the United States. Will we swing back to an hard-right BNP-type excess, as we are seeing done by the suffering citizens of Great Britain?
Ironically, only a Republican party that offers a clear conservative choice may be able to save us; the "me-too!" party that the media wants to see would put voters in the same position that the British are in right now...
In the meantime...we are all (potentially) Paul Clarke now!