Something very very strange is happening. A cursory glance at the headlines this morning and it's all about how our illustrious Prime Minister yesterday said that there needed to be an "overhaul of criminal justice", that the justice system needs rebalancing so that it is "in favour of the decent law-abiding majority". Is it Groundhog Day or something?
How many time does he have to say these things before people start noticing he's said it all before and has repeatedly failed to deliver anything except a multitude of laws that have achieved bugger all? We've heard about summary justice how many times now? Three or four at least I'm sure.
We seem to be forever told that the justice system needs to be rebalanced, he's being saying it since 1994. For 13 years he's been banging on about the same things in his speeches and how it's all going to change. Does he think we all have memories like goldfish or something? I've had enough, I don't think I can take it anymore. It's all becoming worryingly Orwellian!
"[Doublethink is] the power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one's mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them. ... To tell deliberate lies while genuinely believing in them, to forget any fact that has become inconvenient, and then, when it becomes necessary again, to draw it back from oblivion for just so long as it is needed, to deny the existence of objective reality and all the while to take account of the reality which one denies—all this is indispensably necessary. Even in using the word doublethink it is necessary to exercise doublethink. For by using the word one admits that one is tampering with reality; by a fresh act of doublethink one erases this knowledge; and so on indefinitely, with the lie always one leap ahead of the truth." Source