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How can i be free

PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 8:10 pm
by hermajestythequeen
How can i be free ?

Do you have to become a member of society ?

I'm sure most people on this site realize we are not free, but i would guess most of the population of this country think we are.

It seems the FOI House Of Commons do not want to answer the question.

http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/how_can_i_be_free#incoming-73908

Re: How can i be free

PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2010 7:02 pm
by greg
Ho ho ho, how I loved this request :)

I've read through this Farce, I mean Act a few times and I find it pretty disconcerting. Allow me to share with you my understanding. Assuming that slavery or servitude involves compulsory labour (even if it's just signing on and not working more than 16 hours a week so your dole doesn't get cut):

Article 4

Prohibition of slavery and forced labour

1 No one shall be held in slavery or servitude.
2 No one shall be required to perform forced or compulsory labour.
3 For the purpose of this Article the term “forced or compulsory labour” shall not include:
(a) any work required to be done in the ordinary course of detention imposed according to the provisions of Article 5 of this Convention or during conditional release from such detention;
(b) any service of a military character or, in case of conscientious objectors in countries where they are recognised, service exacted instead of compulsory military service;
(c) any service exacted in case of an emergency or calamity threatening the life or well-being of the community;
(d) any work or service which forms part of normal civic obligations.

I read this as " no one shall be required to perform forced or compulsory labour..... unless they are a Citizen"

Now, as we (English and Welsh) can't hold allodial title, we will always need money to retain land, as in the event of our karking it, any offspring will be landed with a massive inheritance tax. The only 'legal tender' is the stuff the BoE print off on their smaching Hewlett Packard printers, which we can only acquire through labour. So if you're a Citizen, at some point, even if it's only to retain the family land, you're going to have to labour against your will for the Baron or Lord of the Land.

The Feudal system is alive and well. My leasehold says that the Lord of Sefton is the Freeholder. Now the Council have hit me with a bill for the Leasehold. I'm currently trying to find out how they got their grubby mitts on it.

Greg

Re: How can i be free

PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2010 7:50 pm
by treeman
hermajestythequeen wrote:How can i be free ?

Do you have to become a member of society ?

I'm sure most people on this site realize we are not free, but i would guess most of the population of this country think we are.


I just think free, and talk free and to a great extent AM free. Only because I say IT. Nobody roars about individual understanding of ones SELF. I am what I say I am, not what they, expect ME to be. :shake: :peace:

Re: How can i be free

PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2010 8:35 pm
by Jim
greg wrote:the term “forced or compulsory labour” shall not include:
(a) any work required to be done in the ordinary course of detention imposed according to the provisions of Article 5 of this Convention or during conditional release from such detention;
(b) any service of a military character or, in case of conscientious objectors in countries where they are recognised, service exacted instead of compulsory military service;
(c) any service exacted in case of an emergency or calamity threatening the life or well-being of the community;
(d) any work or service which forms part of normal civic obligations.

I guess it boils down to whether you agree that funding (or otherwise being complicit in) the waging of an illegal war of aggression satisfies the definition of "normal civic obligations"

:peace:

J

Re: How can i be free

PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2010 9:06 pm
by Veronica
RemInds me of B Liar's Human Rights Act, which says - effectively - "IT IS YOUR RIGHT TO DO ANYTHING THAT WE HAVEN'T (YET) MADE ILLEGAL (just give us time ... we're working on it)".

Or Cameron's so-called "contract", which says "You can vote us out in 5 years time if you don't like us)

Re: How can i be free

PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2010 10:03 pm
by greg
Jim, why don't you just shut up and fulfill your normal civic obligations like a good serf? :grin:

And V, yes, that's why so many of the recent cabinet members have formerly been lawyers, so they can screw us over! Unlike John Prescott who was just there to keep us stupid northerners believing that you don't need to go to a top private school to run the country - when of course you do hence why he was only ever the deputy PM. And we all know what a joke deputy PMs are:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/8678196.stm

Re: How can i be free

PostPosted: Sat May 15, 2010 6:33 am
by hermajestythequeen
treeman wrote:
hermajestythequeen wrote:How can i be free ?

Do you have to become a member of society ?

I'm sure most people on this site realize we are not free, but i would guess most of the population of this country think we are.


I just think free, and talk free and to a great extent AM free. Only because I say IT. Nobody roars about individual understanding of ones SELF. I am what I say I am, not what they, expect ME to be. :shake: :peace:



Hey Treeman,
My mind is free as a bird, but i'm talking external freedom.
Until i can be free to do exactly what i want, whilst adhering to common law or common sense, then i'm not free at all.
Thats why i'm here my friend.

Re: How can i be free

PostPosted: Sat May 15, 2010 1:54 pm
by holy vehm
They can chain me to a wall but i will always be free to dream
and in my dreams im as free as the wind
and one day my dreams shall become reality
then i shall walk the earth a freeman

Re: How can i be free

PostPosted: Sat May 15, 2010 6:27 pm
by makeithappen
Can we asked the reverse of this question?

Re: How can i be free

PostPosted: Sat May 15, 2010 7:44 pm
by treeman
hermajestythequeen wrote:

Hey Treeman,
My mind is free as a bird, but i'm talking external freedom.
Until i can be free to do exactly what i want, whilst adhering to common law or common sense, then i'm not free at all.
Thats why i'm here my friend.


100% with you on that my friend. :shake: :peace: