"Democracy is Government by Explanation"--David Cameron

I thought that I would replicate a facebook note that I wrote here, as this scandal about the media-political class and their bubble is becoming more interesting.
Sicut Erat, et Nunc, et Semper--Until Judgment

Tom Watson MP, who knows lots about the hacking scandal, has just asked about elements of the intelligence services working with News International, who in themselves were working with criminal elements. Significantly, the head of the Legal department at NI has just quietly resigned. Big and bad things are moving.

This may seem a silly bubble scandal, while the real economy here freezes and the west's economy burns. It is becoming something else. We're getting a glimpse beneath the murk of the political-media class and the financial monsters who live in the deep.

Watergate was important not because of Nixon, and Dallas only partly because of JFK--they both exposed the connections that really run a great many things, and the existence of a nexus of money, power and war that has nothing to do with democracy but which convinces itself that it owns the free world. It emerges out of the darker parts of human society, or the soul, or whatever you wish to call it. In America, as in London--the centre of a globalised market--that nexus takes different forms; yet it emerges inevitably where you have elites and complex society, and it always has. It's the same sort of thing that, say, sold out Bengal to the East India Company, and then to slavery under the British Empire. Greed, selfishness, power worship and secrecy.

That was why exposure was fought tooth and nail. We might get a glimpse behind the curtain here soon, and it won't be pleasant.

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