Ken Livingstone - Kincora Boys Home - MI5 filming
Thanks, Ken ... better late than never I suppose!
Off on a tangential rant (as ever): If anyone ever had
the idea the MI5 & MI6 (etc) 'works or ever worked' on behalf of
The People of the UK, then I'm sorry to destroy that idea.
"MI" always stood for "Military Intelligence" ... that's not "Intelligence
on behalf of The People" ... that's "Intelligence on behalf
of the MILITARY".
The difference? "Military" wants to look after itself, doesn't it?
Generals need to be Generals, don't they?
What's a General without an Army? Just a person, like everyone else.
That's no good! Not to the General!
"YOUR COUNTRY NEEDS YOU!" ... claimed the posters ... bearing an
image of Lord Kitchener. The implication was "Your country needs
you ... to fight for our way of life".
Depends on how one interprets the word "our", dunnit?
What was really meant was: "THEY need YOU to fight for THEIR
way of life, because THEY are too chicken-shit and incapable of
doing it". (Fuck "your" way of life ... who cares
about that? You probably won't even end up alive, anyway. So YOU
won't end up having "a way of life"!)
That's all part & parcel of "Military Intelligence".
What's lost in all this? Without something to protect, there
would be no "Military" ... no need for it. So it's
not a very good idea to shit on the very thing that gives you 'a
purpose'. But then - can Robots think that far?