When objecting to politics and policy becomes a punishable offense, then we are no longer living in a free society…
The West’s Big-Ticket Power Grabs
Why Should People Respect the Social Contract when Politicians Do Not?
- The assertiveness of supra-national organizations with a focus on global policy-making is a direct threat to the sovereignty of the nation-state and a dilution of the power of the individuals within it.
- Most alarmingly, as MEP Marcel de Graaff neatly surmised from the UN Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration: “Criticism of migration will become a criminal offense.” At what point have we left all pretext of democracy and moved into the sphere of dictatorship, manifest at a supranational level?
- “It’s very simple: the globalist political elite doesn’t respect nation-states, nor does it give a damn about the views of ordinary people. Indeed, it despises them so much that it would much rather make their views illegal than listen to what they have to say.” — James Delingpole, Breitbart, December 9, 2018.
It is a strange time to be a citizen in a Western democracy. Our society is based on exchange — we transact in the free market, we share ideas online, and most significantly we give up some of our natural liberty in exchange for a civil society and a vote.
But increasingly, the freedoms supposed to be protected by civil society are being eroded away. At the level of the individual, our freedom of speech is under attack. Criticism of migration is apparently about to become “hate speech” and a prosecutable offence.
When the authority of the nation-state is ceded to a supra-national body, such as the United Nations, our power as citizens is diluted.