Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Free speech ( for the moment!)

“You can’t really moan. Sometimes you think it would be nice if the tabloids didn’t dig up every skeleton and lie and smear and all those things, but on the other hand when they lie and smear and poke fun at other celebrities it gives me enormous delight. So I can’t be too hypocritical.”

I have to admit that I take an interest in politics. 
Goodness knows why! But I do.
Anyway, suffice to say that over the past few days I have been left wondering who exactly runs the country!
Hmmm...It must be Hugh Grant and his band of happy Hacked Off followers.

Don't get me wrong, I can't express my disgust, enough, at the phone hacking scandal. And the press ( or parts of the press) have only themselves to blame for the outcome. 

But let's face it, when we say 'the press', we don't mean all of the press. Out there are many excellent journalists, doing an honest day's work...we tend to forget that!  Yes, there have been unscrupulous journalists who caused all this...but they are far outweighed by the good ones. Don't forget that!

But that's not all that has to be considered.

I believe in the freedom of the press and I believe in free speech. 
And I somewhat shudder at the thought of where all this will lead....'Crossing the Rubicon' ...or call it what you will... None of it sits well with me. 
I have no problem with admitting that I hate the left and their desire to control people's lives! I do have a big problem with a so called 'liberal' joining forces with a leftie ! I can't get my head around that one!  'What are they afraid of?' I ask myself. I shudder to think that, if this is the shape of things to come, then heaven help us.  

And at the same time, I can't help thinking about the above quote  (from a very average actor) and the hypocrisies which exist in our country. Sometimes people go to great lengths to promote themselves. (And don't we all know a few like that? ) Nuff said.

Hugh Grant.... those are his words at the start of this blog post. 
His actions...well we all know about his grubby little dealings in the past, don't we?!  
And am I allowed to say that or am I not? Could it be that even bloggers could be targeted and gagged in the future! Heaven help me if that happens. 

I can only conclude that as a country, we need to watch it! 
Otherwise... Rubicon?..We won't have crossed it! We'll be up the flamin' Rubicon without a paddle!

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