Friday, December 17, 2010

Letter To UK Supreme Court



Lord Phillips
President of The Supreme Court,
Subject:  A Plea to Protect the Civil Society and Democracy from a State Sponsored Plunge

Those who set a sweet happy home on fire would never be forgiven, but those who were in a position to stop and saw the conspiracy can never be excused. This universal consent is expected to be there even after 50-100 years from now. The democracies that we cherish today and the freedom enjoyed by individuals today, still make this world a sweet home with minor curable troubles.
We are not politicians, we are not activists, we are not whistle blowers; on the contrary we are ordinary, insensible, self-centered people who give more time to social network websites than reading newspapers and going through government policies. And today, such ignorant mass of people are forced to write a boring and not so funny letter to you because they see a conspiracy, a conspiracy to set a sweet happy home of democracies on fire. There may be reasons why others can’t see it but we can see the direct threat to the very concept of right to life, liberty, freedom and free-speech. When the most powerful states of the globe unite and stand up against one person or one press or a media or a website, it suggest more than just a violation of state made laws.
Laws have been made, altered, followed and defied in history, but such urgency from the global powers that we have been witnessing in the case of Julian Assange and Wikileaks is historic. And hence we see a larger conspiracy. It is a conspiracy that intends to kill any whistle blower who hurts the ego of a state very brutally.
We have some very simple questions today- “What happens tomorrow when a state would arrest a judge or jury for pronouncing a judgment which in state’s views compromises national security and exposes diplomatic secrets?”
What should assure us that what is happening today with the fourth pillar of democracy would not happen with the third pillar of democracy (i.e. judiciary)?
And if such situation arises, who would shout against the attack on the third pillar (judiciary), when you would have the fourth pillar already demolished?
If you already have a satisfactory answer to these questions then we all should go back to the clubs, discos and internet as there is no such threat to our sweet home democracy. But just in case you don’t have an answer to these questions then we have a situation where silence and inaction is a sin. Hence   case of wikileaks, Julian Assange and Bradley Manning, which may well be just another case in the eyes of the law, need to be taken into larger perspective.  We are not experts of law and philosophy; neither we are the authority to suggest what is the appropriate action that should be taken by whom, but consider us as kids above suspicion who are reporting to the guardian (you) of the family when they saw a conspiracy to set their sweet home on fire just when they were busy playing in the backyard.
Yours Faithful
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