Land of Hope and Glory
It has been brought to my attention that in the United Kingdom there is now a legal offense of “possessing terror documents,” which is defined as “possession of documents or information likely to be of use to terrorists.”
We know this because a 14 year-old boy was recently convicted of downloading the formula for the nerve gas ricin off the internet, and now faces something like 50 years in prison.
Since the state alone defines what may or may not be “of use to terrorists,” this means the British power structure can make the law mean anything they damned well want it to mean. They can now charge anyone at all, with anything at all, any time they want, on the grounds that a recipe in a cook book, or a book on the history of firearms, or a Tom Clancy novel might be of use to terrorists.
I am mentioning this because in all decency I have to warn our British comrades that it is now possible you may go to prison for possessing a copy of one of my Northwest independence novels, either the actual book itself or downloading it from the internet.
How can you guys over there live like this and not revolt? I don’t get it.