I don’t usually jump in on public debates like this, but I have a grave concern about the way that this legislation in the UK has been drafted and sold. In particular I believe that the use of the word esoteric by the people who drafted it has been used in a very different way than the spiritual use that many people are familiar with and this is causing considerable problems. This alone should be a warning sign that insufficient care has been put into being precise about the remit of the legislation, and that deliberate vagueness is once more being used to erode freedom of information.
Have a look and see what you think…
Original graphic published at http://www.reachinglight.com.
The constant erosion of personal freedoms over the last 15 years horrifies me. There are plenty of examples in history, or suggestions in science fiction on what might happen in a future when you have a government trying to control you more and more under the guise of it being for your own “safety”. It will not end well in the long run.
(And to reinforce that, even stating that view online leaves me feeling uneasy. That should not be the case!)
I am reminded of a quote – life can not be saved up, it has to be spent to have any value. You won’t be living a worthwhile life if it ends up being in an artificial sterile cocoon.