freeman stuff is akin to the IRA in the 70s and 80s refusing to recognise the UK courts. They were still jailed.
And how did that work out; they just disappeared, did they?
Problem solved, was it?
What most dont want to hear is that there is some overlap between the freemen (or any social/political movement) and the nay-sayers and scoffers: both think ignoring something, or deriding it, will just make it go away. But it wont. It never has.
The only way to defeat this thing is to engage it.
My mother, the ultra responsible, pay every bill on time, obey every law "because its the law" has been convinced by people in her workplace that she doesnt have to pay the household charge because of this stuff. if these freeman dont want any contract with the state that exists and is backed by vast majority of people residing here they can report to nearest airport/port for deportation to a land of their chosing where they can decide on any or no form of government. Somalia is nice this time of year and no pesky government there.
is what I'm talking about.
How many more stories are we going to hear like this before people cop on to what they're seeing?
This approach validates grievances, it listens to your problems and it provides a framework - however wrongheaded you think it is - for expression of said fears and woes. Something that was missing (or not needed) when the going was easy.
What is surprising about the debt transfer (it is not forgiven, someone pays) meme is that it has taken in the ULA and other left wing forces.
Theres not much between the hard-left and hard-right when it comes down to it. "Gutters on either side of the road" was how someone once described it.
This plays out one way. The same way all the other movements went; Like Greece is experiencing now.
Pressure builds and a confrontation takes place.
At this point the state either acceeds to the demands (negating its authority in the process) or it moves to destroy or dismantle the movement forcibly.
Option 1 results in wholesale reform of the state and its laws, slowly and peaceably.
Option 2 results in people like bearishbulls mother getting teargassed or dragged away by Guards on the 6 O'Clock news.
All it will take then is a photo of some fathead cop waving a baton with a crying child in the background or some stasi-like row of riot cops evicting a pensioner.
When this happens, and its likely it will
happen at some point, the movement will become legitimised and everyone will support it.
If it is staffed and run by lefties or little Irelanders they will suddenly be holding enormous political power.
This movement is symptomatic of the pressures building in Ireland and Western Europe generally. It is not the cause.
EDIT - I just noticed a thread on this on P.ie with some photos. Its two days old at this stage.
As I predicted (I hadnt seen it at the time I wrote) they are holding what appears to be a Fenian or Land League flag - the association with historical 'justice'.
The Genie is out of the bottle now and the coffee-wafflers on the Pin will do little but tut-tut and tell everyone else how they are, like, soooo wrong.
Perhaps you can all sneer together and it'll just disappear?