Looking at the psychopath's checklist, it is difficult to conclude that Tony Blair and Gordon Brown suffer from psychopathy, like Bush and Cheney, which makes it difficult to justify and explain why they are following the same policies. The political system in England will not permit its Prime Minister and the Chancellor of the Exchequer to become rich while in power. Corruption is more readily denounced and fired upon in the tabloids. It is safe to say that England does not suffer from a lack of freedom of speech as they now do in America. It might have proved impossible in the UK to eradicate freedom of speech, and so, more cunning ways had to be developed.
Whilst all ten points of the dictator's checklist in the U.S. have been accomplished brilliantly and without doubt, in England it is a bit more subtle. Most items have come to fruition in a less aggressive manner, as there was no need to go to the extent Bush and Cheney had to go to in order to remain in power. It could however still lead to a full dictatorship, and we can see the signs of it. In the meantime, Great Britain has been the most successful country in the world in establishing an Orwellian Big Brother State, and its citizens are suffering much more than in the U.S.
Let's review the ten points of the dictator's checklist that apply to the Blair/Brown's regime:
1) A leader who holds and/or abuses an extraordinary amount of personal power;
2) The power to make laws without effective restraint by a legislative assembly or a Constitution;
3) Cult of personality/megalomania;
4) Head of the military;
5) Repression of political opponents and others without abiding by rule of law procedures or moral and ethical code (in England, the Conservatives were so unpopular when Labour took control, it has not been an issue);- Advertisement -
6) Rule by decree (there was no need to cheat to remain in power in light of the Conservatives unpopularity);
7) Proclamation of a state of emergency to further one's agenda (9/11 and London terrorist attacks);
8) Suspension of civil liberties and dramatically spying on its own citizens.
You can see that it is already much less convincing than in the U.S. Here are the points which do not really apply to the UK whilst applying to the US:
9) Control of mass media (they tried to control the BBC, they failed);- Advertisement -
10) Suspension of elections following a large scale false flag/government sponsored terrorist event and declaration of martial law.
In conclusion, we cannot say that England has been following the same extreme dictatorial path than its American cousin. No, the United Kingdom has followed instead a different path, which perhaps might prove just as effective. They have gone for a police state and are probably looking to turn it into a military state through making point 10 a reality.
We know Bush and Cheney are trying to remain in power to establish a full dictatorship, Blair and Brown have settled for what they must believe is more appropriate for England, remaining in power to establish a military state, which will basically fulfil the same role as a dictatorship. In the end, it will be the same.