by Fabian Ubiquitus
Democracy has many fine qualities but being able to respond swiftly and efficiently to a crisis is not necessarily one of them.
By the very nature of the way they are set up, their communications move too slowly.
So when a genuine calamity (GENUINE) rears its head, they can find it difficult to manage and this can necessitate a suspension of the normal democratic rules and checks and balances.
This is acceptable IF:
- The emergency is real and serious enough (such are in fact very, very rare)
- The suspension of democratic norms is temporary and lasts only so long as the emergency lasts.
- The suspension is done according to laid down procedures and protocols, and these set out very definite conditions under which said suspension (a) can be enacted sand (b) must end.
- The suspension, having been done and ended, should then be subject to an impartial public inquiry to examine whether all the rules and protocols were followed – and that includes whether the emergency was real and not a fabrication or exaggeration.
- This would also include all those instrumental in the suspension (INCLUDING POLITICIANS) being held responsible and accountable for their actions, particularly as regards protocol violations and any false reports, misrepresentation or disinformation given out. It is vital we establish a law that NO-ONE may lie to the people or to a any person representing the people in good faith.
Of course, we do not as yet have things set out like this, so as to protect democracy from opportunistic abuses.
The current fake epidemic teaches us very strongly that we need to do so in order to prevent any repitions of the current fiasco.
It should be obvious that in the absence of such clear protocols, unscrupulous factions and vested interests that desire the suspension or cancellation of democratic norms and their protections of the human rights and liberties and so forth of the citizenry have a strategy open to them.
And that is to create, provoke, manufacture or conjure up the illusion of an emergency dire enough to warrant the suspension of democratic norms.
While crises present criminal factions with opportunities, crises will keep happening.
We need to introduce protocols that shut the door on such criminal shenanigans.
Fabian Ubiquitus writes exclusively for UK Reloaded and The Liberty Beacon network
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