From the Dept. of Crumbling Empires: via the Daily Mail, MI5 ex-chief Stella Rimington has a fever, and the only cure is Moar Police State:
The former head of MI5 Dame Stella Rimington has called for British people to inform security services if they suspect their neighbours maybe extremists.
Dame Stella, who supports the Government’s controversial ‘snoopers’ charter’, said people need to be more alert because it is impossible for security services to spot every threat.
She called for a wartime vigilance and for people to be the Government’s ‘eyes and ears’ following the killing of Lee Rigby.
…She said further terror attacks on the UK were inevitable unless the country became a ‘police state’.
Well, naturally, because after all hummina hummina police state whuHUHHH?
Unfortunately for those eager to volunteer as Her Majesty’s neighborhood eyes-and-ears, Dame Stella cannot be more specific lest she run afoul of strict British anti-description laws. So in summary please report suspicious people doing suspicious things, without specifying the people, or the things, or why you thought thought the people and or things they did were suspicious, or else be cited for aggravated hurtful description.
When I use a word,” Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone, “it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less.”
“The question is,” said Alice, “whether you can make words mean so many different things.”
“The question is,” said Humpty Dumpty, “which is to be master – – that’s all.”
– Through the Looking Glass