Following the murder of Lee Rigby, Dame Stella (former Head of MI5) has given her support to the the UK’s version of “See Something, Say Something.” According to the Daily Mail, Dame Stella said that “further terror attacks on the UK were inevitable unless the country became a ‘police state’.”
This shouldn’t come as a surprise as more and more government and elected officials embrace the establishment of Big Brother and continue to attack liberty, privacy, etc. What IS surprising, however, is what Dame Stella had to say about the rise of the “police state” just a few years ago. From the London Telegraph:
“It would be better that the Government recognised that there are risks, rather than frightening people in order to be able to pass laws which restrict civil liberties, precisely one of the objects of terrorism: that we live in fear and under a police state.”
Talk about doing a complete 180.
So here’s the take-away: the only way to ensure your safety is for you to surrender all rights and allow us to turn your home into a prison. That’s the only way for the all-powerful benevolent government to keep the boogeymen away. Because terrorists hate freedom. So if we take away all of yours, then they will love you. That’s how it works, right?